It's long been an accepted, almost celebrated, fact of the creative industries that long hours, chaotic workflows, and egotistical colleagues are just the price you pay to produce great work. In fact, this toxic culture is the enemy of creativity, and with greater accountability and transparency in the industry?—?and more choice for young talent?—?than ever before, this unsustainable way of doing business is a ticking time bomb. This is a straight-talking, fun read for all creatives: Director or junior, at an agency or client-side, working in design, advertising, publishing, fashion, or film. Packed with anecdotes, self-analysis flowcharts (are YOU the asshole?!), exercises and action plans for better working practices. Simple strategies can easily be implemented to create a happier, more productive team and?—?importantly?—? BETTER WORK!.
365 tips for being a great manager every day. Written by nationally recognized speaker and teacher Ryan Dohrn, this book offers easy to understand management tips in a "quick read" format. Dohrn has been featured in USA Today, in the Chicago Sun Times and on Forbes.com. He has compiled tips from good and bad managers in his career path to success. Witty and inspiring, this Emmy award winner creates a great book for all levels of management. Perfect as a company training guide, a gift for the boss or for new managers on your team.
The Influencer: 107 Lessons on Being Effective without Being a Jerk The Influencer is filled with powerful tips, hilarious stories, and useful recommendations on how to be more effective at winning people to your cause. It will empower you to move past impasses and create the world of your dreams. By reading this book you will... gain insight into why people disagree, become familiar with the 12 facets of human values that define one's worldview, learn to visualize influence in a team environment, discover how to cultivate a reputation that increases your influence, and execute a plan to allow you to intervene effectively to advance your goals.
Release on 2010-01-18 | by Steven B. Green,Dennis Lavalle,Chris Illuminati
The Science Behind Getting Your Way - and Getting Away with it
Author: Steven B. Green,Dennis Lavalle,Chris Illuminati
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Getting one's way requires the perpetrator to be cocky yet quietly confident, snide as well as sincere, sneaky while abrupt. Better men than most have failed miserably. This guide is the first to walk readers through the tricks of the trade and the numerous benefits the attitude reaps.
When Sean Astin, veteran Hollywood actor of over 30 movies including The Goonies, and Rudy, landed the part of Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings, he knew it was going to be different to anything he'd ever worked on before. Here he shares his heartfelt opinions on his early movies, how he got the part of Sam at that point in his career, and what it was like to be on set for nearly two years of his life. How did he and the other cast members get along? What were the excitements and the dangers they faced during filming? What happened the evening that Elijah Wood lost the keys to his room? How did Sir Ian McKellen cope when he didn't like the music the hobbits listened to during make-up and what happened when the crew considered striking? Revealing and immensely readable, There and Back Again is the behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to be involved in the making of one of the biggest movie franchises of all time.
Pocket Guide for Young Men Without Fathers is designed to give ten-year-old and up boys without dads self-confidence and teach them what fathers teach their sons. Divided into four main sections—Being a Man, Respecting Yourself, Your Future, and Other Important Lessons—it consists of twenty-eight short, easy-to-read chapters including: • Walk with Confidence • Respecting Your Mother and Other Women • How to Shave • Table Manners • The Difference Between a Job and Career • Saving Money • Responding to Authority Figures And much more. This invaluable guide is full of vital life lessons that aim to keep boys on the right path. It is co-written by an experienced father and inner-city schoolteacher and a professional counselor within the African American community.
The lawman and his escaped prisoner are running neck and neck… His prisoner had help—but Longarm never saw who it was. The backshooter’s bullet creased the nape of his neck, knocking him from his horse and rendering him unconscious. Eager to make his getaway, Alton Gray made a fatal error—he didn’t take a moment to confirm that the lawman was dead. Now Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long is back on the trail of the runaway prisoner—and his ambushing accomplice. A corrupt town marshal and a wily woman of ill repute may lead him to the elusive escapee, but to finish the job he started, Longarm will have to stick his neck out one more time…