Boss

Boss Author Mike Royko
ISBN-10 9781101660584
Year 1988-10-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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"The best book ever written about an American city, by the best journalist of his time.”— Jimmy Breslin New edition of the classic story of the late Richard J. Daley, politician and self-promoter extraordinaire, from his inauspicious youth on Chicago’s South Side through his rapid climb to the seat of power as mayor and boss of the Democratic Party machine. A bare-all account of Daley’s cardinal sins as well as his milestone achievements, this scathing work by Chicago journalist Mike Royko brings to life the most powerful political figure of his time: his laissez-faire policy toward corruption, his unique brand of public relations, and the widespread influence that earned him the epithet of “king maker.” The politician, the machine, the city—Royko reveals all with witty insight and unwavering honesty, in this incredible portrait of the last of the backroom Caesars. New edition includes an Introduction in which the author reflects on Daley’s death and the future of Chicago. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Boss Book

The Boss Book Author Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
ISBN-10 063404480X
Year 2001
Pages 121
Language en
Publisher Hal Leonard Corporation
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Book Why have guitarists bought over seven million Boss compact effects? Read this book and you'll understand! The Boss Book includes: the story in complete detail of every Boss compact effect ever made; super color photos, design history, trivia, tricks and secrets; candid interviews with the Boss founder and design engineers; essays on musical trends and famous players; and much more. As a bonus, the accompanying CD features 72 guitar sounds with control settings and detailed equipment set-ups so you can take your guitar playing to another dimension! "I've used Boss pedals since their inception ... For me, Boss has always stood for simplicity, reliability and great sounding, very high-quality effects." Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Doobie Bros., Steely Dan)

Being the Boss

Being the Boss Author Linda A. Hill
ISBN-10 9781422172353
Year 2011-01-11
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Press
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You never dreamed being the boss would be so hard. You're caught in a web of conflicting expectations from subordinates, your supervisor, peers, and customers. You're not alone. As Linda Hill and Kent Lineback reveal in Being the Boss, becoming an effective manager is a painful, difficult journey. It's trial and error, endless effort, and slowly acquired personal insight. Many managers never complete the journey. At best, they just learn to get by. At worst, they become terrible bosses. This new book explains how to avoid that fate, by mastering three imperatives: · Manage yourself: Learn that management isn't about getting things done yourself. It's about accomplishing things through others. · Manage a network: Understand how power and influence work in your organization and build a network of mutually beneficial relationships to navigate your company's complex political environment. · Manage a team: Forge a high-performing "we" out of all the "I"s who report to you. Packed with compelling stories and practical guidance, Being the Boss is an indispensable guide for not only first-time managers but all managers seeking to master the most daunting challenges of leadership.

All for the Boss

All for the Boss Author Ruchoma Shain
ISBN-10 1583304703
Year 2001-01-01
Pages 446
Language en
Publisher Feldheim Publishers
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The bestselling classic that has touched the hearts of readers the world over, is now newly revised and expanded. This is the inspiring story of the life and impact of R' Yaakov Yosef Herman, a Torah pioneer in America, told by his loving daughter. This powerful book will enchant and uplift, and will take the reader back in time to glimpse a portrait of the great personalities of yesteryear.

From Buddy to Boss

From Buddy to Boss Author Chase Sargent
ISBN-10 9781593700751
Year 2006
Pages 396
Language en
Publisher Fire Engineering Books
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Whether youre a new officer or in need of a mentor, From Buddy to Boss: Effective Fire Service Leadership, is a must-have management book youll turn to over and over again. Fire service veteran Chase Sargent has taken his popular course and written a no-holds barred leadership book for the fire service in a conversational and easy-to-read style. He tells you how to accept and survive politics, deal with the fringe employees, and keep your cool -- tricks of the trade that usually takes years to acquire. In this book youll learn: ***Your credibility is a valuable currency that takes time to build up. What you do, not what you say, is the ultimate test of your credibility, reinforcing your expectations*** ***That leadership requires individuals and organizations to create an environment where people and their ideas can thrive*** ***How to use stories to impress upon our new members the necessity of doing certain things*** ***That the quickest ways to lose trust are to inconsistently apply and enforce rules and to allow your personal feelings to dictate what you will and wont enforce*** ***Why leading by example and from the front, doing not saying, is critical to you success*** Reading From Buddy to Boss is like turning to a trusted friend for wisdom and advice you can count on to improve your job performance. Use this book to master your leadership as well as your management skills and successfully make the transition to boss.

Married to the Boss

Married to the Boss Author Lori Foster
ISBN-10 9781426887123
Year 2010-12-27
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Silhouette
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If he wanted a marriage of convenience, it would be at her convenience! R. J. Maitland, President of Maitland Maternity, was forced to do some major damage control. The media circus surrounding allegations that he had fathered an abandoned child had left his reputation in tatters and the clinic in jeopardy. Dana Dillinger had been R.J.'s right hand for years—loyal, dependable…and hopelessly, secretly in love with him. When he suggested that marriage was the best way to salvage the situation and prove he wasn't the playboy the press had labeled him, Dana accepted his "proposal." With one exception… R.J. wanted a marriage in name only—no sex, just marriage. Dana wanted all the marital rights of a bride—including and especially sex—or the deal was off. Between a rock and a hard place, R.J. agreed, not knowing what he'd just gotten himself into!

From Bud to Boss

From Bud to Boss Author Kevin Eikenberry
ISBN-10 9780470943908
Year 2011-01-07
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Practical advice for making the shift to your first leadership position The number of people who will become first-time supervisors will likely grow in the next 10 years, as Baby Boomers retire. Perhaps the most challenging leadership experience anyone will face isn't one at the top, but their first promotion to leadership. They must deal with the change and uncertainty that comes with a new job, requiring new skills, and they've been promoted from peer to leader. While the book addresses the needs of any manager, supervisor, or leader, it pulls from the best leadership and management thinking, and puts the focus on the difficulties that new leaders experience. Includes practical information for new managers who must supervise friends and former peers Authors are expert consultants who work with leaders at all levels Shows how to adopt the mindset of a leader, including: communicating change, giving feedback, coaching employees, leading productive teams, and achieving goals This much-needed book can help new leaders get beyond the stress and fear to focus on becoming the most effective leader they can be-starting right now.

The Boss of the Whole School

 The Boss of the Whole School Author Elizabeth Ann Hebert
ISBN-10 0807746967
Year 2006
Pages 157
Language en
Publisher Teachers College Press
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Elizabeth Hebert uses her 21 years of experience as an elementary school principal to offer inspiration and guidance to aspiring and practicing administrators. Using real-life stories from an outstanding career, this book examines the responsibilities, demands, and challenges principals manage on a daily basis; demonstrates how qualities of leadership mature over time and the conditions that both nurture and suppress it; provides a heartfelt and compelling rationelle for becoming (and staying!) a principal. New and veteran administrators will recognize the school scenarios and appreciate the sincere voice of the author as she passes on valuable lessons learned.

A Survival Guide for Working with Bad Bosses

A Survival Guide for Working with Bad Bosses Author Gini Graham Scott
ISBN-10 0814428975
Year 2005
Pages 222
Language en
Publisher AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
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The sad fact is that the majority of people in the workforce have a less than perfect relationship with their supervisor and many of them consider themselves to be working for "a bad boss". But what can they do about it, short of leaving their job? "A Survival Guide for Working with Bad Bosses" gives readers all the guidance they so desperately need not just to survive, but thrive while reporting to someone incompetent, mean, unethical, or even worse.

The Boss from Outer Space and Other Aliens at Work

The Boss from Outer Space and Other Aliens at Work Author Patricia J. Addesso
ISBN-10 0814474438
Year 2007
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
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Fun and easy to read, yet packed with realistic strategies, this very human guide will help anyone on the planet get along with even their most difficult co-worker or boss. The secret is understanding the different personality traits people exhibit and how to relate to them. The author identifies 11 traits that can make work relatioships difficult, comparing them to the planets (plus the moon and sun). Jupiter, for example, has a bubbly spirit while Earth indicates whether someone is grounded. Handled properly, these differences can lead to a greater appreciation of others and a more productive workplace.

GIRLBOSS

 GIRLBOSS Author Sophia Amoruso
ISBN-10 9780698154902
Year 2014-05-06
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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THE RUNAWAY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn’t fashion—it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was there that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer with more than 350 employees. Sophia’s never been a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s written #GIRLBOSS for outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is winding as all hell and lined with naysayers. #GIRLBOSS includes Sophia’s story, yet is infinitely bigger than Sophia. It’s deeply personal yet universal. Filled with brazen wake-up calls (“You are not a special snowflake”), cunning and frank observations (“Failure is your invention”), and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal’s meteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground. It proves that being successful isn’t about how popular you were in high school or where you went to college (if you went to college). Rather, success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break. A #GIRLBOSS takes her life seriously without taking herself too seriously. She takes chances and takes responsibility on her own terms. She knows when to throw punches and when to roll with them. When to button up and when to let her freak flag fly. As Sophia writes, “I have three pieces of advice I want you to remember: Don’t ever grow up. Don’t become a bore. Don’t let The Man get to you. OK? Cool. Then let’s do this.” From the Hardcover edition.

HONEYMOON WITH THE BOSS

HONEYMOON WITH THE BOSS Author Jessica Hart
ISBN-10 9784596685773
Year 2015
Pages
Language en
Publisher Harlequin / SB Creative
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A temporary personal assistant, Imogen, works for a top tycoon named Tom Maddison. He's known as “the Iceman” in the city for his strict and relentless approach to business. One day, Tom asks her to arrange his own honeymoon. He is going to be married to Julia in six weeks. Although his request surprises Imogen, she tries to plan a gorgeous honeymoon in a tropical resort for the boss and his fiancée. Unfortunately, the wedding gets canceled at the last minute, and much to Imogen’s surprise, Tom declares, “I’m going to the tropical island with you.”

Being the Boss

Being the Boss Author Abraham L. Gitlow
ISBN-10 158798234X
Year 2004-10-01
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Beard Books
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Gitlow (Stern School of Business, New York U.) offers a compilation of business policies, administrative practices, organizational behavior, and management techniques for existing executives and those aspiring to leadership positions. Originally published in 1992, the text is based on the author's teaching experiences and seminars conducted at Ster