Noise: Living and Leading When Nobody Can Focus [EPUB]
15 December 2019, 14:55
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781119553373 | 28.62MB
Teaches managers and leaders to cut through the static and hone their focusing skills
In the current digital age, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to stay focused. Smartphones, tablets, smart watches, and other devices constantly vie for our attention. In both business and life, we are constantly bombarded with tweets, likes, mentions, and a constant stream of information. The inability to pay attention impacts learning, parenting, prioritizing, and leading. Not surprisingly, attention spans have gotten shorter. Already being pulled in a dozen directions every minute, managers and business leaders often struggle to address important issues and focus on everything that needs attention.
Noise: Living and Leading When Nobody Can Focus teaches managers and leaders how to help themselves and others sharpen their focusing skills. In this follow-up to his first book Brief―the proven, step-by-step approach to clear, concise, and effective communication―author Joseph McCormack helps readers cut through the static and devote their attention to what is important. This engaging, informative book will help you:
- Apply effective, real-world techniques to hone your focus and reduce interference
- Learn the lessons taught to organizations such as Harley-Davidson, BMO Harris Bank, MasterCard, and the US Army
- Understand how modern technology can actually strengthen your focus if used correctly
- Avoid becoming a casualty of “weapons of mass distraction”
Noise: Living and Leading When Nobody Can Focus is a valuable resource for leaders and managers seeking to develop laser-sharp focus and apply it to everything you do.
J.K. Lasser's Guide to Self-Employment: Taxes, Strategies, and Money-Saving Tips for Schedule C Filers, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
15 December 2019, 14:52
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781119658733 | 0.9MB
What every self-employed person needs to know about their taxes!
If you’re self-employed, chances are the majority of your time is spent finding new customers or clients, servicing existing ones, and handling each and every aspect of your business. Freelancers, independent contractors, gig economy participants, and other individuals working for themselves need to be aware of their responsibilities when it comes to paying their taxes. Even if you have an accountant or use tax preparation software, you may not be aware of all the deductions and credits you are entitled to. That’s where the experts at J.K. Lasser come in.
The second edition of J.K. Lasser's Guide to Self-Employment helps you file your taxes correctly, accurately, and on time. Using clear, jargon-free language, this bestselling guide explains the legal and financial implications of self-employment and shows you how to keep as much of your hard-earned money as legally possible. You will learn the essentials of tax reporting and see what types of valuable tax-saving deductions and credits you can claim. Fully updated to reflect changes in the tax code, this new edition features practical examples, easy-to-use worksheets, real-world tips, expert advice, and much more. A must-have resource for anyone who fills out a Schedule C at tax time, this book:
- Offers effective strategies for reducing your tax bill and increasing your cash flow
- Presents a detailed overview of the Schedule C that explains when, where, and what to file
- Explains how to protect yourself on a tax-advantaged basis with insurance, health coverage, and retirement plans
- Features advice on growing your business through technology and education programs
- Provides new and updated information on the qualified business income deduction, getting certified for government contracts, recent legislation that protects freelancers, and more
Don’t let being a solopreneur and filing your taxes be a source of stress and anxiety for you and your business. J.K. Lasser's Guide to Self-Employment: Taxes, Strategies, and Money-Saving Tips for Schedule C Filersis here to help.
Advance: The Ultimate How-To Guide For Your Career [EPUB]
07 December 2019, 14:39
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781119641773 | 8.9MB
The how-to guide for your career
In his previous book, Lose the Resume, Land the Job, author Gary Burnison exposed the myths and the ineffective thinking around how to land the job you really want. Now, in Advance, he takes readers through the next stage―advancing in their careers.
Advance is extremely timely and topical in today's do-it-yourself career development world. Average job tenure has fallen to about four years on average and often only one or two years for younger professionals. These "career nomads" simply aren't around long enough to access career development from their employers. On the other end of the workplace spectrum, many employees find themselves stuck in one job without a promotion, without any raise to speak of, and with no opportunities to learn and grow.
In Advance, Burnison lays out a mosaic of "how-to" advice that applies every day and at every level―the skills and behaviors that help people navigate their careers and stand out among the crowd. He takes on a "Top 20" of career must-haves: managing for the first time, engaging in the "money conversation" with your boss, dealing with difficult bosses (without quitting), coping with coworkers (without losing your mind), making presentations (that don't put people to sleep), mastering digital communication (and avoiding emails that will get you fired), thinking globally (without leaving your office), taking an overseas assignment, meeting senior leaders for the first time (without putting your foot in your mouth), navigating political waters (without sinking your career), reading and fitting in with the culture, and more.
- Wisdom on taking your career to the next level
- Career development tips
- Guidance on being seen and heard
- Written by the CEO of one of the world’s largest management consulting firms
Whether you’re just starting your career, high up on the ladder, or “stuck” anywhere in between, Advance gives you the know-how to get on a path to where you want to go.