Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life

“For nearly thirty years, my life’s work has been to help people like you find ways to bring the often warring aspects of life into greater harmony.” — Stew Friedman, from Leading the Life You Want

Building on his national bestseller, Total Leadership, and on decades of research, teaching, and practice as both consultant and senior executive, Friedman identifies the critical skills for integrating work and the rest of life. He illustrates them through compelling original stories of these remarkable people. Friedman is a passionate advocate seeking to replace the misguided metaphor of “work/life balance” with something more realistic and sustainable. The idea that “work” competes with “life” ignores the more nuanced reality of our humanity—the interaction of four domains: work, home, community, and the private self. The goal is to create harmony among them instead of thinking only in terms of trade-offs. It can be done.

Will College Pay Off? A Guide to the Most Important Financial Decision You’ll Ever Make

College is the biggest expense for many families, larger even than the cost of the family home, and one that can bankrupt students and their parents if it works out poorly. Peter Cappelli offers vital insight for parents and students to make decisions that both make sense financially and provide the foundation that will help students make their way in the world.

In Will College Pay Off?, Cappelli takes on the challenging topics involving college educations by analyzing employent trends, the workforce, and education to provide hard evidence that often counters conventional wisdom to help families make cost-effective choices.

The New Geography of Jobs

We’re used to thinking of the United States in opposing terms: red versus blue, haves versus have-nots. But today there are three Americas. At one extreme are the brain hubs—cities like San Francisco, Boston, and Durham—with workers who are among the most productive, creative, and best paid on the planet. At the other extreme are former manufacturing capitals, which are rapidly losing jobs and residents. The rest of America could go either way. For the past thirty years, the three Americas have been growing apart at an accelerating rate. This divergence is one the most important developments in the history of the United States and is reshaping the very fabric of our society, affecting all aspects of our lives, from health and education to family stability and political engagement. But the winners and losers aren’t necessarily who you’d expect.

Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do About It

In this powerful and fast-reading book, Peter Cappelli, Wharton management professor and director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources, debunks the arguments and exposes the real reasons good people can’t get hired. Drawing on jobs data, anecdotes from all sides of the employer-employee divide, and interviews with jobs professionals, he explores the paradoxical forces bearing down on the American workplace and lays out solutions that can help us break through what has become a crippling employer-employee stand-off.

Among the questions he confronts: Is there really a skills gap? To what extent is the hiring process being held hostage by automated software that can crunch thousands of applications an hour? What kind of training could best bridge the gap between employer expectations and applicant realities, and who should foot the bill for it? Are schools really at fault?

No One Is Unemployable: Creative Solutions for Overcoming Barriers to Employment

Creative Solutions for Overcoming Barriers to Employment

Packed with valuable tools, “Make Your Contacts Count” is a practical, step-by-step guide for creating, cultivating, and capitalizing on networking relationships and opportunities. Readers will discover how to cultivate current contacts, draft a networking plan, avoid the top ten networking turn-offs, and much more. Now completely revised and expanded, this book gives readers all the help they need to supercharge their careers and boost their bottom lines.

Career Warfare: 10 Rules for Building Your Successful Brand on the Business Battlefield

From the best-selling author of “Brand Warfare” and outspoken former CEO of John Hancock David F. D’Alessandro, “Career Warfare” is a “how to succeed book” for the ambitious person interested in breaking out of the pack and climbing high up the corporate ladder.

What sets the really successful players apart from those who never rise to the level of their ambitions is the character they reveal and the name they make for themselves with the people they meet in their working life. This book will offer concrete advice on building the kind of reputation that makes people want to take a chance on you.In D’Alessandro’s trademark style, it will also talk frankly and humorously about the absurd nature of corporate life.

Market Your Potential, Not Your Past

How To Build A Career That Works For You Regardless of What Happens To You.

Survival of the Savvy: High-Integrity Political Tactics for Career and Company Success

Two of the nation’s most successful corporate leadership consultants now reveal their proven, systematic program for using the power of “high-integrity” politics to achieve career success, maximize team impact, and protect the company’s reputation and bottom line

Survival of the Savvy helps individuals discover and overcome their own political blind spots and vulnerabilities. They learn step-by-step methods to avoid being underestimated or denied full recognition for their achievements. It shows them how to put forward their ideas and advance their careers in an ethical manner, with a high level of political awareness and skill.