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The Basics of Achieving Professional Certification: Enhancing Your Credentials

The Basics of Achieving Professional Certification: Enhancing Your Credentials

By: Willis Thomas

Publisher: Productivity Press

Publication Date: 14-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 31-MAR-2014

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This easy-to-use guide can help anyone looking to achieve professional certification make informed decisions about the many options available. It can also help avoid the pitfalls of making the wrong choice as a result of being incorrectly informed. Examining the range of professional certifications offered by associations and organizations, it explains how to select the right professional certification and outlines best practices for completing the certification process. It includes a CD that supplies permanent access to a suite of helpful training and development tools and software. ...

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Planning in 140 Tweets

Planning in 140 Tweets

By: Ricardo Vargas

Publisher: Project Management Institute

Publication Date: 01-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 11-MAR-2014

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Quick tips on ideas, concepts and the use of project management in your profession and life. No matter what is your profession, every time that a temporary nature shows up in a work of yours, which is different from routine, you have in front of you a project. And managing a project is different from managing routine. This book is meant to be read by the lawyer, doctor, entrepreneur, researcher, public servant, ie, for all professionals who want to learn the key concepts that involve planning activities and project management in a simple, fast and direct way. ...

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The Grip Book, 4th Edition

The Grip Book, 4th Edition

By: Michael Uva; Michael Uva

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 02-OCT-2012

Insert Date: 01-MAR-2014

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The Grip Book, Fourth Edition has been updated and revised to be even more valuable to professional grips-the "jack-of-all-trades and master of all" on a film or video set. Grips install, set up, maintain, and ensure the safety of all equipment needed on a set, such as lighting stands, cameras, and any specialty equipment needed for a shoot. This new edition contains the latest information about the latest equipment and has been updated to reflect changes in the industry including CGI screen setup and 'cleaning up the perms.' The Grip Book also teaches readers how to become a...

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Emociones laborales

Emociones laborales

By: Alberto Blázquez

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-FEB-2013

Insert Date: 28-FEB-2014

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¿Cuál es la fórmula para ser feliz en el trabajo sin que nos influya el entorno que nos rodea? ¿Cómo se hace frente a las situaciones complicadas que surgen en la oficina? ¿Por qué nos parece que a veces los nuevos tienen más oportunidades que quienes llevan más tiempo en la empresa? ¿Qué hacer si un compañero nos hace la vida imposible? A estas y otras preguntas responde Emociones laborales, un libro de fácil lectura que nos ayuda a poner en una balanza corazón y profesión y que nos descubre el aprendizaje que podemos sacar en el ámbito laboral a través de las emociones que pongamos en...

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Cuentos que mi jefe nunca me contó, 4th edición

Cuentos que mi jefe nunca me contó, 4th edición

By: Juan Mateo

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 11-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 28-FEB-2014

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¿Cuántas veces nos gustaría entender otros puntos de vista?¿Cuántas enfrentarnos bien a los cambios, ser más creativos, aprender a trabajar en equipo o ser mejor jefe? Seguro que alguna vez te han dado un buen consejo que te ha sido útil y, sin embargo, habrá habido otros momentos en que te ha llegado tarde. Todo esto lo encontrarás aquí. En forma de cuento para que lo recuerdes con más facilidad. ...

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Out of Office: How to Work from Home, Telecommute, or Workshift Successfully

Out of Office: How to Work from Home, Telecommute, or Workshift Successfully

By: Simon Salt

Publisher: Que

Publication Date: 04-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 25-FEB-2014

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Work where you want, when you want! Want the flexibility to work outside the office? It’s not all “peaches and cream”! There are real pitfalls, real tradeoffs, real hassles. But there are also real solutions. Whether you’re freelancing, telecommuting, or workshifting, this up-to-the-minute guide will help you anticipate every challenge—and overcome them! Simon Salt shares the experiences of dozens of people who’ve customized successful out-of-office work arrangements for virtually every imaginable job and industry. Discover what it takes to run a successful meeting from a coffee shop…manage...

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Inversión Social Inteligente

Inversión Social Inteligente

By: Cecilia Dosal Via; Pedro Velasco Sodi

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2013

Insert Date: 06-FEB-2014

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Éste es un libro que ofrece información útil a personas y organismos interesados en el desarrollo social de la juventud. Para ello se presenta un panorama general de las grandes problemáticas que aquejan a los jóvenes mexicanos, con la finalidad de identificar áreas de oportunidad en cuatro ámbitos –educación, salud, empleo y participación ciudadana-. Parte del hecho de que la juventud mexicana no es un grupo homogéneo sino marcado por la desigualdad, inequidad y la discriminación. ...

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The Innovative Sale

The Innovative Sale

By: Mark Donnolo

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 20-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 06-JAN-2014

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When it comes to strategies, salespeople usually veer toward one of two extremes: operating analytically…or by the seat of their pants. In this groundbreaking book on sales creativity, readers will learn how to integrate the right-brain aptitude for innovation with the left-brain affinity for logic and process. The result is a fresh, dynamic approach that addresses customers’ needs while expanding the salesperson’s entire way of thinking. Packed with real-life examples and powerful principles, The Innovative Sale reveals how to: • Define the sales challenge • Question assumptions and look for...

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Skills for New Managers, 2nd Edition

Skills for New Managers, 2nd Edition

By: Morey Stettner

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 29-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 22-DEC-2013

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PROVEN TIPS TO HANDLE EVERYDAY MANAGEMENT SITUATIONS --ALL IN A FAST-MOVING, EASY-TO-REFERENCE FORMAT Managing people is one of the most demanding yet career-enhancing and rewarding skills you can have. Skills for New Managers , Second Edition, provides everything you need to excel as a manager from day one. From hiring productive employees to developing mentoring, leadership, and coaching skills, this fast-paced, easy-to-understand guide is your blueprint for managing your staff to success. Getting results by knowing when to speak up--and when to listen Motivating your...

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Practical Ideas, Games and Activities for the Primary Classroom, 2nd Edition

Practical Ideas, Games and Activities for the Primary Classroom, 2nd Edition

By: Paul Barron

Publisher: Pearson Life

Publication Date: 19-JUN-2013

Insert Date: 19-DEC-2013

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A collection of 150 unique games and activities to help support teaching of maths in the primary classroom.   Designed with busy teachers in mind, the Classroom Gems series draws together an extensive selection of practical, tried-and-tested, off-the-shelf ideas, games and activities guaranteed to transform any lesson or classroom in an instant. Easily navigable, allowing you to choose the right activity quickly and easily, these invaluable resources are guaranteed to save you time and are a must-have tool to plan, prepare and deliver first-rate lessons. ...

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The Grip Book, Fifth Edition, 5th Edition

The Grip Book, Fifth Edition, 5th Edition

By: Michael G. Uva

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 04-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 07-DEC-2013

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Gain the essential skills of a professional grip to become the jack and master of all trades on a movie or television show set. Discover vital insider tips ranging from how to operate cutting-edge rigging and lighting equipment to performing difficult camera mounts on aircraft, boats, cars, and trains. In The Grip Book , Fifth Edition , seasoned Hollywood grip Michael G. Uva teaches you to install, set up, maintain, and ensure the safety of all equipment on a set, such as C-stands, cameras, and any specialty gear needed for a shoot. Guidelines for on-set etiquette and how to...

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The TV Showrunner's Roadmap

The TV Showrunner's Roadmap

By: Neil Landau

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 04-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 06-DEC-2013

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If you’ve ever dreamed of being in charge of your own network, cable, or web series, then this is the book for you. The TV Showrunner’s Roadmap provides you with the tools for creating, writing, and managing your own hit show. Combining his 20+ years as a working screenwriter and UCLA professor, Neil Landau expertly guides you through 21 essential insights to the creation of a successful show, and takes you behind the scenes with exclusive and enlightening interviews with showrunners from some of TV’s most lauded series, including: Breaking Bad Homeland Scandal ...

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The Makeup Artist Handbook, 2nd Edition

The Makeup Artist Handbook, 2nd Edition

By: Gretchen Davis; Mindy Hall

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 10-SEP-2012

Insert Date: 20-NOV-2013

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Get professional techniques usually known only by Hollywood makeup artists in this full-color, comprehensive book from accomplished makeup pros Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall. The two come to you with impressive backgrounds in film and television industries--their projects have included Pearl Harbor, Rent, Stuart Little, and The Nanny Diaries , and Mindy Hall is fresh off her Academy Award win for her work on 2009's Star Trek . This new edition of The Makeup Artist Handbook offers even more illustrations to demonstrate techniques visually; fundamentals on topics such as beauty, time...

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If Not Now, When?

If Not Now, When?

By: Camilla Arnold; Jane Barrett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Date: 15-SEP-2010

Insert Date: 15-NOV-2013

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The world of work is changing dramatically. Jobs for life have long been a thing of the past and even as people move up the corporate ladder, they are questioning their choices and keen to consider new possibilities such as work/life balance and portfolio working. Those of us keen to change career often don't know where to start so it remains a pipe dream rather than a reality we can work towards. In this action-oriented and pragmatic book, expert career coaches Jane Barrett and Camilla Arnold address the common barriers to career change that they frequently encounter in their work,...

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Get to grips with budgets

Get to grips with budgets

By: A & C Black Publishers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2009

Insert Date: 15-NOV-2013

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Not everyone has a head for numbers, but if looking after them is part of your job, they're unavoidable. Get to grips with budgets will boost your confidence with numbers and help you do your job better and more easily. The book contains a quiz to assess strengths and weaknesses, step-by-step guidance and action points, top tips to bear in mind for the future, common mistakes and advice on how to avoid them, summaries of key points, and lists the best sources of further help. ...

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Unleashing Creativity and Innovation: Nine Lessons from Nature for Enterprise Growth and Career Success

Unleashing Creativity and Innovation: Nine Lessons from Nature for Enterprise Growth and Career Success

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 21-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 15-NOV-2013

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Creativity and innovation are the keys to both organizational growth and successful careers. People understand this, but they do not know how to unleash their natural creative potential. Drawing upon his twenty-two years of first-hand experience helping FedEx grow into a global icon and the last ten years consulting around the world, Madan Birla provides proven and practical answers. Readers will learn How to build a reputation as a creative thinker and become management's go-to person for innovative business solutions Four steps for unleashing their creative potential and...

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The Art of Critical Making: Rhode Island School of Design on Creative Practice

The Art of Critical Making: Rhode Island School of Design on Creative Practice

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 23-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 14-NOV-2013

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Describes the world's leading approach to art and design taught at Rhode Island School of Design At Rhode Island School of Design students are immersed in a culture where making questions, ideas, and objects, using and inventing materials, and activating experience all serve to define a form of critical thinking—albeit with one's hands—i.e. "critical making." The Art of Critical Making, by RISD faculty and staff, describes fundamental aspects of RISD's approach to "critical making" and how this can lead to innovation. The process of making taught at RISD is deeply introspective,...

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The One Page CV

The One Page CV

By: Paul Hichens

Publisher: Pearson

Publication Date: 11-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 08-NOV-2013

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Say less and stand out more.   About six seconds – that’s how long your CV will be considered before it’s consigned to the bin forever. If you don’t grab attention quickly, you’ll be rejected without a second thought.   Your CV must be high impact, concise and optimised if it’s to do its job, and The One Page CV shows you exactly how to do it.   It’s proven to work. It’s tried and tested. It’s written by an expert.   ·    Avoid the pitfalls that your competition will be making ·    Transform your CV into a targeted, high-impact, job-winning tool ·    Spotlight your...

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Life. Business. Just Got Easier

Life. Business. Just Got Easier

By: Brad Burton

Publisher: Capstone

Publication Date: 28-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 05-NOV-2013

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A motivational smack in the face! "Beneath the bluff exterior of the self-styled "fat bloke from Manchester" is a shrewd business brain." The Times "...a northern Anthony Robbins!" Theo Paphitis Brad Burton, once a regular in the dole queue, burdened with unbearable levels of debt, is now the MD of a multi-million pound international business. If anyone knows about sorting your life out, it's Brad. But this isn't Brad's story - this is about YOU. Brad is here to share practical, actionable steps - stuff you can actually do - to improve your life, both at home and in business. He's...

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The Sales Book

The Sales Book

By: Graham Yemm

Publisher: FT Publishing International

Publication Date: 06-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 15-OCT-2013

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SELLING AND SALES MANAGEMENT IN ACTION   The Sales Book picks out the top challenges that you are likely to face and shows you how to maximise your own performance and that of a sales team. Every challenge is broken down into user-friendly advice that follows a clear structure:   # The objectives of each section # An overview of the main principles # What you need to do to achieve success # A speed-read checklist to help you remember key points   Whether you're looking for practical sales techniques or advice on how to build a sales strategy, this easy to use guide is a...