Received During the 2022-2023
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Honest to Greatness by Peter KozodoyIn today's hyper-transparent world, consumers have enormous power to decide which brands are worth their time and money--so how do you make sure they choose yours? Unfortunately, most leaders and organizations are stuck following archaic, detrimental business practices. Meanwhile, savvy consumers and employees across every generation are making their stance perfectly clear: They are not interested in supporting organizations that seem inauthentic, soulless, or untrustworthy. In this environment, only the honest will survive. In Honest to Greatness, serial Inc. 5000 entrepreneur Peter Kozodoy shows how today's greatest business leaders use honesty--not as a touchy-feely core value, but as a business strategy that produces game-changing, industry-dominating success. Through case studies and interviews with leaders at Bridgewater Associates, Sprint, Quicken Loans, Domino's, The Ritz-Carlton, and more, Kozodoy presents fresh business concepts that anyone in the workplace can implement in order to: * Reach, engage, and retain your best customers * Attract and inspire the best talent in any industry * Create an unbeatable culture of innovation that dominates your competitors * Earn your team's respect and loyalty * Unlock deep personal fulfillment by setting the "right" goals Filled with powerful lessons for current and future leaders, this timely book demonstrates how to use honesty at both the organizational and individual level to achieve true greatness in business and in life.
Call Number: HF5386 .K7785 2020
Publication Date: 2020-08-11
Undiversified by Ellen Carr; Katrina DudleyDiversification is a core principle of investing. Yet money managers have not applied it to their own ranks. Only around 10 percent of portfolio managers--the people most directly responsible for investing your money--are female, and the numbers are even worse at the ownership level. What are the causes of this underrepresentation, and what are its consequences--including for firms' and clients' bottom lines? In Undiversified, experienced practitioners Ellen Carr and Katrina Dudley examine the lack of women in investment management and propose solutions to improve the imbalance. They explore the barriers that subtly but effectively discourage women from entering and staying in the industry at each point in the pipeline. At the entry level, the lack of visible role models discourages students from considering the field, and those who do embark on an investment management career face many obstacles to retention and promotion. Carr and Dudley highlight the importance of informal knowledge about how to navigate career tracks, without which women are left at a disadvantage in an industry that lionizes confidence. They showcase a diverse constellation of successful female portfolio managers to demystify the profession. Drawing on wide-ranging research, interviews with prospective, current, and former industry practitioners, and the authors' own experiences, Undiversified makes a compelling case that increasing the number of women could help transform active investment management at a time when it is under threat from passive strategies and technological innovation.
Call Number: HG4621 .C3728 2021
Publication Date: 2021-08-03
The Limits of #MeToo in Hollywood by Margaret TallyIn October 2017, actress Alyssa Milano sparked the #MeToo movement. The ensuing protests quickly encompassed far more than Harvey Weinstein and the entertainment industry. They expressed women's outrage at male workplace behavior in every sector and social class and even helped elect a new generation of women leaders in 2018. But what has been the effect of #MeToo in the entertainment industry itself? This book traces the movement's influence on the stories being told, on changing representations of women's lives and bodies, and on the slow changes among the producers who shape the stories. Analyzing a wide set of TV and film genres--including crime, legal and medical dramas, comedies, horror and reality programming--this book covers the complex ways that media respond to social movements: They sometimes give voice to brand-new or previously silenced stories, but just as often make facile references that can blunt the potential for change, or even fuel cultural backlash.
Call Number: PN1995.9.W6 T35 2021
Publication Date: 2021-07-12
The No Club by Linda Babcock; Brenda Peyser; Lise Vesterlund; Laurie WeingartIn this "long overdue manifesto on gender equality in the workplace, a practical playbook with tips you can put into action immediately...simply priceless" (Angela Duckworth, bestselling author of Grit), The No Club offers a timely solution to achieving equity at work: unburden women's careers from work that goes unrewarded. The No Club started when four women, crushed by endless to-do lists, banded together to get their work lives under control. Running faster than ever, they still trailed behind male colleagues. And so, they vowed to say no to requests that pulled them away from the work that mattered most to their careers. This book reveals how their over-a-decade-long journey and subsequent groundbreaking research showing that women everywhere are unfairly burdened with "non-promotable work," a tremendous problem we can--and must--solve. All organizations have work that no one wants to do: planning the office party, screening interns, attending to that time-consuming client, or simply helping others with their work. A woman, most often, takes on these tasks. In study after study, professors Linda Babcock (bestselling author of Women Don't Ask), Brenda Peyser, Lise Vesterlund, and Laurie Weingart--the original "No Club"--document that women are disproportionately asked and expected to do this work. The imbalance leaves women overcommitted and underutilized as companies forfeit revenue, productivity, and top talent. The No Club walks you through how to change your workload, empowering women to make savvy decisions about the work they take on. The authors also illuminate how organizations can reassess how they assign and reward work to level the playing field. With hard data, personal anecdotes from women of all stripes, self- and workplace-assessments for immediate use, and innovative advice from the authors' consulting Fortune 500 companies, this book will forever change the conversation about how we advance women's careers and achieve equity in the 21st century.