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Of all the business problems companies have, I think they become more magnified when the chief executive officers lose sight that their organization is made up of people. In my experience...

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Be a Kickass Assistant: How to Get from a Grunt Job to a Great Career

Want to kick it up a notch? Improve your organizational skills, impress your boss and try taking some pointers from Beckel. She worked as a personal assistant to George Stephanopoulos, the senior political advisor for the 1992 Bill Clinton presidential campaign. Beckel explains how to take your job and make it a steppingstone for something better.
Posted: 02/08/2008 12:09 PM EST more »


Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at Work

A part of a series of books, this volume specifically deals with issues you might encounter at your job with clients or your boss. And, eliminating stress caused by your colleagues may help you relax even more once you leave office.
Posted: 02/08/2008 12:12 PM EST more »


Getting Things Done When You Are Not in Charge

There might be many people between you and the top, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a difference. Learn how to get decision-makers on your side to make a bigger impact on the company.
Posted: 02/08/2008 12:11 PM EST more »


How to Succeed in Your First Job: Tips for College Graduates

College grads will benefit from this book that teaches how to expand responsibilities by gaining credibility and respect.
Posted: 02/08/2008 12:19 PM EST more »


How to Win Friends & Influence People

A must read for anyone who wants to be successful at work, Carnegie's book offers tried-and-true methods for winning people over at work.
Posted: 02/08/2008 12:13 PM EST more »


Keeping Your Job: Survive and Succeed in a New Job

This book covers topics to help you handle work, but also to aid in maintaining a balance between your career and personal life.
Posted: 02/08/2008 12:26 PM EST more »


Make It Work: Navigate Your Career Without Leaving Your Organization

Don’t be discouraged if you like your company, but not your job. The authors explain how focusing on your passions can help you identify a perfect career without even leaving your workplace.
Posted: 02/08/2008 12:17 PM EST more »