Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 10/17/2011 - 15:25
What really motivates people at work? Is it money? Is it recognition? Not according to Daniel Pink. Pink, in his book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, maintains there are three things that truly motivate us: Autonomy – the freedom to choose task, time, technique, and team Mastery – the desire to get better and better at...
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Hot List: Wall Street Journal’s Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 10/17/2011 - 11:38
The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the Wall Street Journal with data from Nielsen BookScan. 1. Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis. The Vanity Fair writer and author of The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine and Liar’s Poker gives a guided tour through some of the...
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Hot List: Bestselling “Organizational Behavior” Books on Amazon.com

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 10/03/2011 - 10:37
Amazon.com updates its list of the bestselling books every hour. Here is a snapshot of what is hot right now, October 3, in the “Organizational Behavior” section of the “Business and Investing” category. 1. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss.  Ferriss isn’t shy...
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More on “As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick”

Resources for Humans: - Wed, 09/28/2011 - 10:20
Employment law attorney Mike Maslanka of Dallas takes a look at the chapter on having difficult conversations with employees from  As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick by Peter Meyers and Shann Nix. Previously, I wrote about As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick by Peter Meyers and Shann Nix, but it’s so...
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Hot List: Wall Street Journal’s Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 09/26/2011 - 09:44
The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the Wall Street Journal with data from Nielsen BookScan. 1. StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths by Tom Rath. Are you unsure where your true talents lie? Do you feel that you are both a...
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Amazon’s 2011 Best Business and Investing Books of the Year So Far

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 09/19/2011 - 11:13
Amazon keeps a continual tab of what it deems the best books of the year so far in several categories. Here are the online giant’s best business and investing books so far in 2011. 1. Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul by Howard Schultz. The president and chairman of Starbucks shares the remarkable story of...
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Hot List: Wall Street Journal’s Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 09/12/2011 - 09:03
The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the Wall Street Journal with data from Nielsen BookScan. 1. StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths by Tom Rath. Are you unsure where your true talents lie? Do you feel that you are both a person...
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Tao Te Ching: A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way

Resources for Humans: - Wed, 09/07/2011 - 11:00
Employment law attorney Mike Maslanka explains how a specific passage in Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way influences the way he writes. If you’re going to be writing something, take a look at Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way (See all Taoism Books) a copy of which you can...
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Hot List: Bestselling “Business Life” Books on Amazon.com

Resources for Humans: - Tue, 09/06/2011 - 11:01
Amazon.com updates its list of the bestselling books every hour. Here is a snapshot of what is hot right now, this Tuesday morning, September 6, in the “Business Life” section of the “Business and Investing” category. 1. Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times, New and Expanded Edition by Jon M. Huntsman. Think about...
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As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick

Resources for Humans: - Wed, 08/31/2011 - 11:00
Employment law attorney Mike Maslanka reviews As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick by Peter Meyers and Shann Nix. If you’re thinking about a presentation you need to give, take a look at As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick, a new book by Peter Meyers and Shann Nix. Unfortunately, when you’re about to...
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Hot List: New York Times Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

Resources for Humans: - Tue, 08/30/2011 - 09:28
The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the New York Times with data from Nielsen BookScan on August 28. 1. Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner. This account of the Wall Street implosion highlights...
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Unthinking: The Surprising Forces Behind What We Buy

Resources for Humans: - Wed, 08/24/2011 - 11:29
Employment law attorney Mike Maslanka reviews Harry Beckwith’s book Unthinking: The Surprising Forces Behind What We Buy. Take a look at Harry Beckwith’s insightful new book Unthinking: The Surprising Forces Behind What We Buy (See all Marketing Consumer Behavior Books). The book reminds me of a quote from Dr. Samuel Johnson: “It...
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Hot List: Wall Street Journal’s Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 08/22/2011 - 09:01
The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the Wall Street Journal with data from Nielsen BookScan. 1. StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths by Tom Rath. Are you unsure where your true talents lie? Do you feel that you are...
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Hot List: Bestselling “Organizational Behavior” Books on Amazon.com

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 08/15/2011 - 11:46
Amazon.com updates its list of the bestselling books every hour. Here is a snapshot of what is hot right now, August 15, in the “Organizational Behavior” section of the “Business and Investing” category. 1. Read This Before Our Next Meeting by Al Pittampalli. Explains what’s wrong with “the meeting,” and meeting...
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Hot List: New York Times Bestselling Paperback Business Books

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 08/08/2011 - 09:05
The following is a list of the bestselling paperback business books as ranked by the New York Times on August 8. 1. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent. 2. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink. A look at what...
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Hot List: Wall Street Journal’s Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 08/01/2011 - 08:45
The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the Wall Street Journal with data from Nielsen BookScan. 1. StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths by Tom Rath. Are you unsure where your true talents lie? Do you feel that you are...
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Hot List: Bestselling “Business Life” Books on Amazon.com

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 07/25/2011 - 12:08
Amazon.com updates its list of the bestselling books every hour. Here is a snapshot of what is hot right now, this Monday morning, July 25, in the “Business Life” section of the “Business and Investing” category. 1. Five Minutes on Mondays: Finding Unexpected Purpose, Peace, and Fulfillment at Work (See all Business &...
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Hot List: New York Times Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 07/18/2011 - 08:30
The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the New York Times with data from Nielsen BookScan on July 18. 1. Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner. This account of the Wall Street implosion highlights individuals...
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Hot List: Wall Street Journal’s Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 07/11/2011 - 11:27
The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the Wall Street Journal with data from Nielsen BookScan. 1. StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths by Tom Rath. Are you unsure where your true talents lie? Do you feel that you are...
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Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What’s Right and What to Do about It

Resources for Humans: - Wed, 06/29/2011 - 08:00
Employment law attorney Micheal Maslanka reviews Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What’s Right and What to Do about It, finding it provides real insight into the ethics of judging employees on their outcomes and not their methods. In Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What’s Right and What to Do about It, authors Max H. Bazerman and Ann E....
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