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One of the biggest challenges facing business today is finding, grooming, and retaining the best and the brightest hires. Many organizations choose to assign this responsibility to the human resources department, but according to Alan Weiss and Nancy MacKay, this can be a fatal error.

The best organizations out there know that the war for talent must start at the top, where great leaders can assert control over the hiring process and foster top talent. In The Talent Advantage, Weiss and MacKay draw on their years of expertise in the recruitment and retainment field to provide successful strategies, techniques, and tips that will give any company a competitive advantage in the talent wars.

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Nonverbal communication affects and influences all aspects of daily life, and its impact is widely overlooked. Successful professionals must be able to interpret the nonverbal signals everyone displays. In business, the secret language is about what is not said. The Secret Language of Business by Kevin Hogan is about reading people. Many individuals send messages they believe mean one thing but are received as something else. Not only does this cause misunderstandings but it also explains why so few people are influential.

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For the first time in history, corporate managers face the challenge of managing four generations at once: the Matures, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y (the Millennials). As Boomers get ready to retire en masse, their children offer a unique challenge to corporations, which need to change their workplace cultures, recruiting methods, and retention strategies or face a loss of billions in turnover. Managers need to help their organizations and employees adapt to the highly educated, technologically savvy, confident, and demanding Millennials. The Millennials, born between 1980 and 1999, do things differently than their Boomer parents and bring a fresh new perspective to the workplace. If corporations make the changes necessary to keep their Millennial hires, all generations will ultimately benefit. In Keeping the Millennials by Dr. Joanne G. Sujansky and Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed, corporate managers learn strategies to create a multi-generational workplace.

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Too many project teams and project managers fail to accomplish their goals because they lack “the right tools to think, plan, and act effectively.” In Strategic Project Management Made Simple, Terry Schmidt introduces a basic tool called a logical framework to help project managers meet and exceed expectations. The logical framework was initially developed to help the U.S. Agency for International Development plan and implement its multibillion dollar foreign aid programs, but it can be used effectively on all types of projects – large and small, simple and complex – in all types of businesses and organizations, as well as in personal growth efforts.

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