Soft Skills Training

Soft Skills Training Author Frederick H. Wentz
ISBN-10 1468096494
Release 2012-05-14
Pages 368
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I was hired by a major university to teach recently released offenders how to become employed. I walked into my first class intending to follow the lead of all the other job training programs in the city, which was teaching the students to properly fill out applications, write resumes, facilitate mock interviews, and locate employment opportunities. After the first couple of classes, most of the students were either not paying attention or sleeping. I quickly realized my presentation needed to be interesting, challenging, beneficial, and actually guide the participants on how to remain employed. However, I was unable to find any published material for teaching new hires the soft skills necessary to keep a job. This workbook is a compilation of the soft skills class material I have developed over an eighteen year period. I have used this material with great success and have taught soft skills in schools, inner-city church programs, nonprofits, and government funded job training programs. It is a unique collection of essays, exercises, quotes, and maxims that will give students a realistic perspective on work-related expectations and the expectations of the supervisors who hire them. It will help students develop their problem solving skills, guide them in making appropriate decisions, and create a desire to plan out goals and achieve them. The workbook style is challenging and playful, serious and engaging and a stepping stone to developing the cognitive skills necessary to quash unproductive thinking and self-defeating emotional behaviors.



Bridging the Soft Skills Gap

Bridging the Soft Skills Gap Author Bruce Tulgan
ISBN-10 9781118725641
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 288
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Based on more than twenty years of research, Bruce Tulgan, renowned expert on the millennial workforce, offers concrete solutions to help managers teach the missing basics of professionalism, critical thinking, and followership?complete with ninety-two step-by-step lesson plans designed to be highly flexible and easy to use.



10 Things Employers Expect Their Employees to Know

10 Things Employers Expect Their Employees to Know Author Frederick H. Wentz
ISBN-10 1481882767
Release 2013-05-01
Pages 114
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This soft skills workbook is an excellent tool for individuals preparing to look for or start new jobs, as well as individuals who are currently working but need to step back and evaluate their performance. It is a practical, helpful guide about acting appropriately and professionally on a job and addresses realities of the working world and how to cope with them, and not just ideal situations. Soft skills are the nontechnical skills and traits that an individual needs to function in the workplace. They include four sets of workplace competencies: oral communication skills, interpersonal and teamwork skills, personal qualities and work ethic, and problem solving and other cognitive skills. Two very important soft skills addressed in this workbook are work attitude and work behavior. Work attitude is the way an employee feels about his or her job and the approach to the job. It is internal and cannot be seen by other employees. A positive work attitude is the ability to carry out job tasks and work assignments with pride. Work behavior is the way an employee does his or her actual job and how the job gets done. It is usually a direct response to his or her work attitude. It can be seen by other employees. A positive work behavior includes the knowledge, hard work, dedication, and skill put into the finished product.



Developing Technical Training

Developing Technical Training Author Ruth C. Clark
ISBN-10 9781118047415
Release 2011-01-11
Pages 288
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Since it was first published almost twenty years ago, Developing Technical Training has been a reliable resource for both new and seasoned training specialists. The third edition of this classic book outlines a systematic approach called the Instructional Systems Design (ISD) process that shows how to teach technical content defined as facts, concepts, processes, procedures, and principles. Whether you teach “hard” or “soft” skills, or design lessons for workbooks or computers, you will find the best training methods in this book. Using these techniques, you can create learning environments that will lead to the most efficient and effective acquisition of new knowledge and skills. Throughout the book, Clark defines each content type and illustrates how to implement the best instructional methods for delivery in either print or e-learning media.



Job Readiness

Job Readiness Author Gregory L. Little
ISBN-10 0940829118
Release 1994-08
Pages 26
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Job Readiness has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Job Readiness also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Job Readiness book for free.



Engineering Management

Engineering Management Author C. M. Chang
ISBN-10 9781498730112
Release 2016-11-25
Pages 576
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Engineering Management: Meeting the Global Challenges prepares engineers to fulfill their managerial responsibilities, acquire useful business perspectives, and take on the much-needed leadership roles to meet the challenges in the new millennium. Value addition, customer focus, and business perspectives are emphasized throughout. Also underlined are discussions of leadership attributes, steps to acquire these attributes, the areas engineering managers are expected to add value, the web-based tools which can be aggressively applied to develop and sustain competitive advantages, the opportunities offered by market expansion into global regions, and the preparations required for engineering managers to become global leaders. The book is organized into three major sections: functions of engineering management, business fundamentals for engineering managers, and engineering management in the new millennium. This second edition refocuses on the new strategy for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals and managers to meet the global challenges through the creation of strategic differentiation and operational excellence. Major revisions include a new chapter on creativity and innovation, a new chapter on operational excellence, and combination of the chapters on financial accounting and financial management. The design strategy for this second edition strives for achieving the T-shaped competencies, with both broad-based perspectives and in-depth analytical skills. Such a background is viewed as essential for STEM professionals and managers to exert a strong leadership role in the dynamic and challenging marketplace. The material in this book will surely help engineering managers play key leadership roles in their organizations by optimally applying their combined strengths in engineering and management.



Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High Second Edition

Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High  Second Edition Author Kerry Patterson
ISBN-10 9780071772204
Release 2011-09-16
Pages 288
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The New York Times and Washington Post bestseller that changed the way millions communicate “[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.” —from the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People “The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here’s how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations.” —Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul® The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to: Prepare for high-stakes situations Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue Make it safe to talk about almost anything Be persuasive, not abrasive



Managing to Make a Difference

Managing to Make a Difference Author Larry Sternberg
ISBN-10 9781119331780
Release 2017-04-10
Pages 320
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A practical, real-world training manual for mid-level management Managing to Make a Difference presents a leadership guide for those in the middle. The C-suite has a wealth of resources for leadership guidance, but middle managers face a quandary: often given little guidance on how to excel, they are also under enormous pressure to do a variety of things other than "lead." This book provides much-needed tools and techniques for building a high-performing team—without letting your other duties suffer. Organized around a coherent philosophy and based on solid research, the discussion offers a roadmap to engagement, talent development, and excellence in management. From difficult situations and organizational challenges to everyday motivation and inspiration, these techniques help middle managers achieve the goals of their organization while empowering their workers to achieve their own. Talent development is probably not your full-time job—yet it drives the engagement that results in high performance. This book shows you how to hit the "sweet spot" of middle management, with a host of tools and strategies to help you help your team shine. Motivate, inspire, and lead your team with confidence Manage through challenges and overcome obstacles Develop key talent and maintain high engagement Adopt practical management tools based on substantiated research Most organizations direct the majority of their development resources to the C-suite, but still expect their mid-level managers to attract, engage, retain, and develop talent; but successfully juggling everyday duties while maintaining team performance and leading around roadblocks leaves little room for management planning. Managing to Make a Difference offers the solution in the form of tools, techniques, and practical strategy for a high performing team.



Developing Facilitation Skills a handbook for group facilitators 3rd ed

Developing Facilitation Skills  a handbook for group facilitators  3rd ed Author
ISBN-10 9781905485673
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Developing Facilitation Skills a handbook for group facilitators 3rd ed has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Developing Facilitation Skills a handbook for group facilitators 3rd ed also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Developing Facilitation Skills a handbook for group facilitators 3rd ed book for free.



The Hard Truth About Soft Skills

The Hard Truth About Soft Skills Author Peggy Klaus
ISBN-10 9780061843549
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 208
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What's the hard truth? Soft skills get little respect but will make or break your career. Master your soft skills and really get ahead at work! Fortune 500 coach Peggy Klaus encounters individuals every day who excel at their jobs but aren't getting where they want to go. It's rarely a shortfall in technical expertise that limits their careers, but rather a shortcoming in their social, communication, and self-management behaviors. In The Hard Truth About Soft Skills Klaus delivers practical tools and techniques for mastering soft skills across the career spectrum. She shows how to: manage your workload handle the critics develop and promote your personal brand navigate office politics lead the troops and much more! Klaus reveals why soft skills are often ignored, while bringing their importance to life in her trademark style—straightforward, humorous, and motivating. Perfect for readers at all professional stages—from those who are just starting out to seasoned executives—this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to take his or her career to the next level.



The Sharpest Soft Skill

The Sharpest Soft Skill Author Maryanne Parker
ISBN-10 1534830081
Release 2016-06-21
Pages 120
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Maryanne Parker, founder of Manor of Manners, a company that specializes in International Etiquette and Protocol training for children and adults based in San Diego, CA. Poise, elegance, and sophistication were essential to Marynne's successful years of corporate experiences. Her unstoppable drive has earned her a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Financial control from the International University of Economics in Sofia, world-class experiences, multiple certifications and membership into the Society of Certified Etiquette Trainers in the US. Maryanne holds an Executive Diploma from the European leading academic institution - International School of Protocol and Diplomacy in Brussels, specializing in diplomacy, protocol, and intercultural relations. She teaches her two children and clients to model compassion, grace, and respect. Her methods are learned quickly by her students giving them confidence, skills, self awareness, and knowledge that with manners the American Dream is still possible for anyone. ( Maryanne is originally from Bulgaria). In her free time, Maryanne Parker is involved with Professional Women Group of Dress for Success, San Diego, which helps underprivileged women to gain financial independence and self sufficiency in their own journey. Here she inspires other women with the message that you don't need money to have class and share etiquette tips on style, dressing for job interviews, and more...



Wiley IFRS

Wiley IFRS Author Abbas A. Mirza
ISBN-10 1118017641
Release 2011-03-16
Pages 600
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— Explanations of IFRS and IFRIC interpretations — Practical insights into implementation issues — Worked-out illustrations and examples — Case studies with solutions — Multiple-choice questions with answers — Extracts from published financial statements A one-stop resource for understanding and applying current International Financial Reporting Standards As the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) makes rapid progress towards widespread acceptance and use of IFRS (formerly named International Accounting Standards) worldwide, the need to understand these new standards increases. Now fully revised and updated, IFRS Practical Implementation Guide and Workbook, Third Edition is the straightforward handbook for understanding and adapting the IFRS standards. This quick reference guide includes easy-to-understand IAS/IFRSoutlines, explanations, and practical insights that greatly facilitate understanding of the practical implementation issues involved in applying these complex standards. Clearly explaining the IASB standards so that even first-time adopters of IFRS will understand the complicated requirements, the Third Edition presents: Ten recently issued and revised IFRS standards including business combinations, financial instruments and newly issued IFRS for SMEs New International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee (IFRIC) projects Multiple-choice questions with solutions and explanations to ensure thorough understanding of the complex IFRS/IAS standards Case studies or "problems" with solutions illustrating the practical application of IFRS/IAS Excerpts from published financial statements around the world Designed with the needs of the user in mind, IFRS Practical Implementation Guide and Workbook, Third Edition is an essential desktop reference for accountants and finance professionals, as well as a thorough review guide for the IFRS/IAS certification exam.



The Ideal Team Player

The Ideal Team Player Author Patrick M. Lencioni
ISBN-10 9781119209614
Release 2016-04-25
Pages 240
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In his classic book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni laid out a groundbreaking approach for tackling the perilous group behaviors that destroy teamwork. Here he turns his focus to the individual, revealing the three indispensable virtues of an ideal team player. In The Ideal Team Player, Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a leader desperate to save his uncle’s company by restoring its cultural commitment to teamwork. Jeff must crack the code on the virtues that real team players possess, and then build a culture of hiring and development around those virtues. Beyond the fable, Lencioni presents a practical framework and actionable tools for identifying, hiring, and developing ideal team players. Whether you’re a leader trying to create a culture around teamwork, a staffing professional looking to hire real team players, or a team player wanting to improve yourself, this book will prove to be as useful as it is compelling.



SOFT SKILLS PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

SOFT SKILLS   PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION Author FRANCIS
ISBN-10 9781259084898
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It is a widely recognized fact today in both the corporate and educational sectors that better employment opportunities and greater success in business pre-eminently depend on one possessing soft skills. In today’s corporate world, the success of professionals depends on their ability to put their domain knowledge into effective practical use. And that is what soft skills are all about. What we can do with the knowledge gained is more important than the quantum of theoretical knowledge acquired. In practical terms, this translates into our ability to value ourselves; interact well with our peers, subordinates, superiors, clients, suppliers, etc. and transact business effectively. Soft skills help integrate the 3 Hs, i.e. Head, Heart and Hand, in order to build and sustain effective relationships, which will result in mutual gain for both the employer and the employee.



Maintaining Focus Energy and Options Over the Career

Maintaining Focus  Energy  and Options Over the Career Author S. Gayle Baugh
ISBN-10 9781607522478
Release 2009-07-01
Pages 253
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The first volume of the series, Maintaining Focus, Energy, and Options Over the Career, examines how individuals enact and keep their career vital over their work life. Awarding-winning, internationally renowned researchers, including Daniel Feldman, Jennifer Deal, Phyllis Tharenou, and Terry Beehr examine the dynamic nature of contemporary careers and how careers change as individuals change in response to such factors as aging, learning, experience or contextual changes. Volume 1 includes theoretical perspectives on maintaining person-environment “fit” over the course of the career, the shifting constellation of developmental relationships over time and place, a new framework for examining midcareer renewal, a reconceptualization of the retirement transition, and potential gender differences in self-initiated international careers. Empirical studies in volume 1 examine provocative questions including: Is the traditional career really dead? Are there significant generational differences in learning and development? Can career plateauing be positive for the individual or the organization? The focus throughout this volume is on how careers unfold over time and how individuals remain productive and successful as they navigate career changes.



Soft Skills

Soft Skills Author John Z. Sonmez
ISBN-10 1617292397
Release 2014-12-29
Pages 504
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Summary Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual is a unique guide, offering techniques and practices for a more satisfying life as a professional software developer. In it, developer and life coach John Sonmez addresses a wide range of important "soft" topics, from career and productivity to personal finance and investing, and even fitness and relationships, all from a developer-centric viewpoint. Forewords by Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob) and Scott Hanselman. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Book For most software developers, coding is the fun part. The hard bits are dealing with clients, peers, and managers, staying productive, achieving financial security, keeping yourself in shape, and finding true love. This book is here to help. Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual is a guide to a well-rounded, satisfying life as a technology professional. In it, developer and life coach John Sonmez offers advice to developers on important "soft" subjects like career and productivity, personal finance and investing, and even fitness and relationships. Arranged as a collection of 71 short chapters, this fun-to-read book invites you to dip in wherever you like. A Taking Action section at the end of each chapter shows you how to get quick results. Soft Skills will help make you a better programmer, a more valuable employee, and a happier, healthier person. What's Inside Boost your career by building a personal brand John's secret ten-step process for learning quickly Fitness advice to turn your geekiness to your advantage Unique strategies for investment and early retirement About the Author John Sonmez is a developer, teacher, and life coach who helps technical professionals boost their careers and live a more fulfilled life. Table of Contents Why this book is unlike any book you've ever read SECTION 1: CAREER Getting started with a "BANG!": Don't do what everyone else does Thinking about the future: What are your goals? People skills: You need them more than you think Hacking the interview Employment options: Enumerate your choices What kind of software developer are you? Not all companies are equal Climbing the corporate ladder Being a professional Freedom: How to quit your job Freelancing: Going out on your own Creating your first product Do you want to start a startup? Working remotely survival strategies Fake it till you make it Resumes are BORING—Let's fix that Don't get religious about technology SECTION 2: MARKETING YOURSELF Marketing basics for code monkeys Building a brand that gets you noticed Creating a wildly successful blog Your primary goal: Add value to others #UsingSocialNetworks Speaking, presenting, and training: Speak geek Writing books and articles that attract a following Don't be afraid to look like an idiot SECTION 3: LEARNING Learning how to learn: How to teach yourself My 10-step process Steps 1-6: Do these once Steps 7-10: Repeat these Looking for mentors: Finding your Yoda Taking on an apprentice: Being Yoda Teaching: Learn you want? Teach you must. Do you need a degree or can you "wing it?" Finding gaps in your knowledge SECTION 4: PRODUCTIVITY It all starts with focus My personal productivity plan Pomodoro Technique My quota system: How I get way more done than I should Holding yourself accountable Multitasking dos and don'ts Burnout: I've got the cure! How you're wasting your time The importance of having a routine Developing habits: Brushing your code Breaking things down: How to eat an elephant The value of hard work and why you keep avoiding it Any action is better than no action SECTION 5: FINANCIAL What are you going to do with your paycheck? How to negotiate your salary Options: Where all the fun is Bits and bytes of real estate investing Do you really understand your retirement plan? The danger of debt: SSDs are expensive Bonus: How I retired at 33 SECTION 6: FITNESS Why you need to hack your health Setting your fitness criteria Thermodynamics, calories, and you Motivation: Getting your butt out of the chair How to gain muscle: Nerds can have bulging biceps How to get hash-table abs Starting RunningProgram.exe Standing desks and other hacks Tech gear for fitness: Geeking out SECTION 7: SPIRIT How the mind influences the body Having the right mental attitude: Rebooting Building a positive self-image: Programming your brain Love and relationships: Computers can't hold your hand My personal success book list Facing failure head-on Parting words



Employee Training Development

Employee Training   Development Author Raymond Noe
ISBN-10 0078112850
Release 2016-01-13
Pages 576
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Many companies now recognize that learning through training, development, and knowledge management helps employees strengthen or increase their skills in order to improve or make new products, generate new and innovative ideas, and provide high-quality customer service. Thus, an emphasis on learning through training, development, and knowledge management is no longer in the category of “nice to do”—they are a “must do” if companies want to gain a competitive advantage and meet employees’ expectations. Based on the author’s extensive experience in teaching training and development courses to both graduate and undergraduate students, Employee Training and Development, Seventh Edition, retains the lively writing style, inspiring examples, and emphasis on new technology and strategic training from previous editions.