StrengthsFinder 2.0

by Tom Rath

The StrengthsFinder 2.0 book features the NEW and UPGRADED version of the StrengthsFinder program, the main selling point of current mega-bestseller Now, Discover Your Strengths (over a million copies sold).- Access to the new and upgraded StrengthsFinder program will be available exclusively through this book. DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO BEST EVERY DAY? Chances are, you don't. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced StrengthsFinder in the 2001 management book 'Now, Discover Your Strengths.' The book ignited a global conversation, while StrengthsFinder helped millions discover their top five talents.In 'StrengthsFinder 2.0,' Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular online assessment. With hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, 'StrengthsFinder 2.0' will change the way you look at yourself--and the world--forever.

 

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

by Susan Cain

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society. 

In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.

 

Power Ties: The International Student's Guide to Finding a Job in the United States

by Dan Beaudry

Now completely updated, "Power Ties: The International Student's Guide to Finding a Job in the United States" is the original job search guide for international students planning to work in American. Written by the former head of campus recruiting at Monster.com, and the former Associate Director of Corporate Recruiting at the Boston University School of Management, "Power Ties" has been presented to thousands of international students from over 70 universities and business schools across country, and broadly endorsed by career counselors. 

This practical and comprehensive guide will surprise and empower you: 

-Why companies often resist hiring international students, and how you can motivate them to hire you. 
-Why international students spend too much time on cover letters and resumes. 
-What are the biggest mistakes international student job seekers make, and how to avoid them. 
-How to build professional relationships that will get you hired, and set you up for success. 

There is a reliable path to U.S. employment that has been traveled successfully by many international students over the past 10 years. Learn how they did it, and how you can too!

 

Warrior Lessons: An Asian American Woman's Journey into Power

by Phoebe Eng

Welcome to the world of the modern Asian American woman, where the willingness to cause "trouble" -- to stir the waters, think deeply, and go against what is expected -- is the first of many steps to self-discovery and power. Now, Phoebe Eng shatters stereotypes and offers a bold new vision for American-raised daughters like herself.

A second-generation eldest daughter, caught between cultures, codes of behavior, and colliding worlds, Eng had to learn that in order to be true to herself, conflict and tough choices were necessary. But with those, she found, came a wonderful payoff: the doors to opportunity flew open.

Serving as both guide and mentor, Eng addresses the range of issues Asian American women face, including:


How can we deal with family expectations?
What is "false power" and how do we recognize it in our lives?
Can we trust one another?
How do we build healthy relationships in the face of "geisha girl" stereotypes?
How can we find a sense of "home"?