Hard for My Boss

Author: Daryl Banner

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781974296217


Page: 386

View: 2627

Benjamin Gage is not only powerful, filthy rich, and totally arrogant... but also irresistibly sexy. Trevor, the young summer intern, is totally SCREWED. Working at Gage Communications is an opportunity of a lifetime. But will Trevor be able to handle it? Or will he succumb to the tension? The tension is in his pants, by the way. Between a heavy workload and a hunky, controlling boss, Trevor's summer just got a lot hotter and harder than he bargained for. This is a hot and hilarious male/male romantic comedy with an HEA and NO cheating.
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Author: Samuel E. Stone

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462822089

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 5695

The author is a retired police sergeant with twenty five-years experience in all aspects of law enforcement. He has a story to tell which he believes the public will not only find interesting and entertaining, but equally educational, concerning the communities in which they live. His message is contained within the fictitious novels he writes. This is one such story. The story line of Crush centers around the Sarge, who in late 1988, was a sergeant with the local Sheriffs Office in the rural county of Kingston. He was assigned the task of setting up and overseeing an undercover sting operation. The Sarges supervisor directed him to locate a store front in the business community, where the officers assigned to work undercover could conceal their false identities under the premise of a legitimate business. The Sarge was allowed free reins to implement the undercover operation. He summoned the aid of his long time friend and Vietnam war buddy, Zeke. Zeke was an ex-cop, who was currently the aid to the local Congressman. The Sarge and Zeke decided to open a military surplus store as the undercover store front. Together with the assistance of the Congressman, they obtained an unlimited supply of military surplus and opened Wild Willies surplus store. The Sarge was assigned two police officers from his own department to work the operation and personally recruited four other officers, from different departments. All of the officers involved in the undercover endeavor were independent thinkers and veteran police officers. They each believed that they could make a difference in the war against drugs and were dedicated to that very cause. The irony of the situation was the actual fact that each one of them was addicted to a drug. They were all adrenalin junkies. They got off on a natural high of facing life and death situations. These people made the best undercover operatives, but also created a supervising nightmare for the Sarge. The squads mission was to infiltrate the drug community and purchase illegal drugs. Their goal was to develop criminal cases against the drug dealers from the street peddlers through the network up to the major suppliers. The plot thickened as the squad became accepted into the drug community. Personal relationships developed between the members of the squad and the drug dealers which provided complications to the operation. There is a weaving of interpersonal subplots which give the reader a better understanding of the human qualities and feelings of the characters. Action and conflict lurked in the shadows of each drug deal, as the realities of the drug world unfolded before the squads eyes. In the midst of their life and death struggles, the Sarge questioned his own superiors motives. He started to wonder if the Sheriff, himself, had his own hidden agenda, as he found himself at odds with his own boss. The Sheriff claimed the operation was too successful. The number of cases made against the drug dealers was such that it would significantly impact the courts. The Sheriff decided after only six months, the undercover operation which originally was scheduled to run for a years time, had to be closed down immediately. The Sarge argued unsuccessfully his reasons why the operation should have been allowed to continue. After realizing that they had no choice in the matter of closing down Wild Willies surplus store and ending the operation, the squad set up the final drug deals with the major players. The emphasis was on severely impacting the drug trade within the community. The squad was successful in their endeavors, but it was not without paying a costly price. The underlying theme of this story is the real life tribulation and trauma endured by police off
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The Boss

Author: Wensley Clarkson

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1784187194

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 1112

The Boss is a man who commands respect: from his family, from his friends, and from hard men on both sides of the law. A bare-knuckle champion, he finds himself wrongly imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. Now free from the constraints of the prison world, he must forge a new life for himself on the outside. As he tries to save his marriage and his tempestuous but loving relationship with his daughter, he embarks upon a bizarre journey through London's underworld, encountering a host of curious villains who stand between him and his efforts to rehabilitate himself.The Boss is a story of hard men and tough villains, a story of honour and respect; of a life on the street where your word is everything, and your fists do the talking.'I can't remember the last time I read such an exciting novel. The description of the criminal world is amazing' - Kate Kray
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Being the Boss

The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader

Author: Linda Annette Hill,Kent Lineback

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 142216389X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

View: 5030

Shows executives and managers how to be successful by managing their own time, understanding their place in the larger organization, and uniting their employees for a common purpose.
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Mommy Millionaire

How I Turned My Kitchen Table Idea into a Million Dollars and How You Can, Too!

Author: Kim Lavine

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429917032

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 6380

"Mommy Millionaire is an inspiring gift and roadmap to success for anyone who's ever had a dream." —Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D., #1 New York Times bestselling author of HOW DID I GET HERE Real-world advice, secrets and lessons on how to make a million dollars from a mom who turned her kitchen table idea into a successful business while keeping her family and kids Job #1. MOMMY MILLIONAIRE will give you the tools you need to create your fortune, including: * How to develop and patent an idea while saving thousands * How to make a cold call * How to get on QVC * How to work a trade show * How to develop an "elevator pitch" * How to break down the doors of big retailers * Everything you need to know about manufacturing and distribution * How to raise capital from Angel Investors Crammed with detailed information designed to simplify the fundamentals of starting and running your own business, Mommy Millionaire is full of proven strategies for success, revealing rare insights and exclusive insider secrets nobody else will tell you about what it really takes to make a million dollars from your own home.
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The Official Rules

5,427 Laws, Principles, and Axioms to Help You Cope with Crises, Deadlines, Bad Luck, Rude Behavior, Red Tape, and Attacks by Inanimate Objects

Author: Paul Dickson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486797171

Category: Humor

Page: 448

View: 9306

According to Murphy's Law, "If anything can go wrong, it will." This humorous hardcover compilation offers variations on the well-known adage, including comic truths related to business matters, excuses, efficiency, and legal jargon.
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Working for You Isn't Working for Me

How to Get Ahead When Your Boss Holds You Back

Author: Katherine Crowley,Kathi Elster

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101144955

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 3000

The guide for anyone who deals with difficult authority figures at work. Sooner or later, we all have to work for someone we can't stand-whether it's an inept supervisor, an undermining department head, or an overly demanding client. When that happens, some people quit, some suffer in silence, and others cope by sulking, obsessing, or retaliating. But you can take charge of this crucial workplace relationship. In this book, Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster, authors of the bestseller Working for You Is Killing Me, offer concrete examples of bad boss scenarios and a proven four-step program for improving each situation: •Detect - Identify how this person drives you crazy. •Detach - Discover concrete actions you can take to reclaim your power. •Depersonalize - Learn how to take a boss's actions less personally. •Deal - Devise a plan to get what you need and move your career forward.
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The Boss's Mistletoe Maneuvers

Author: Linda Thomas-Sundstrom

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460342631

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6766

Seduction in a Santa Claus suit? When millionaire Chaz Monroe goes undercover at the ad agency he bought, he has to figure out why his star employee, Kim McKinley, won't work on the very important Christmas campaign. He'll go to any length to get answers from the beautiful go-getter—if he has to kiss them out of her, so be it. Kim can't believe Chaz's nerve. So why is she always falling into his arms…and into his bed? Soon, this exasperating man unlocks her secrets just in time for a Christmas she'll never forget…and one he may never live down!
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Time Management for System Administrators

Author: Tom Limoncelli

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596007833

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 6471

Provides advice for system administrators on time management, covering such topics as keeping an effective calendar, eliminating time wasters, setting priorities, automating processes, and managing interruptions.
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Covering for the Bosses

Labor and the Southern Press

Author: Joseph B. Atkins

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604733259

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

View: 9719

Covering for the Bosses: Labor and the Southern Press probes the difficult relationship between the press and organized labor in the South from the past to the present day. Written by a veteran journalist and first-hand observer of the labor movement and its treatment in the region's newspapers and other media, the text focuses on the modern South that has evolved since World War II. In gathering materials for this book, Joseph B. Atkins crisscrossed the region, interviewing workers, managers, labor organizers, immigrants, activists, and journalists, and canvassing labor archives. Using individual events to reveal the broad picture, Covering for the Bosses is a personal journey by a textile worker's son who grew up in North Carolina, worked on tobacco farms and in textile plants as a young man, and went on to cover as a reporter many of the developments described in this book. Atkins details the fall of the once-dominant textile industry and the region's emergence as the "Sunbelt South." He explores the advent of "Detroit South" with the arrival of foreign automakers from Japan, Germany, and South Korea. And finally he relates the effects of the influx of millions of workers from Mexico and elsewhere. Covering for the Bosses shows how, with few exceptions, the press has been a key partner in the powerful alliance of business and political interests that keep the South the nation's least-unionized region. Joseph B. Atkins is a widely published journalist, professor of journalism at the University of Mississippi, and editor of The Mission: Journalism, Ethics, and the World. Stanley Aronowitz is professor of sociology and cultural studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author, most recently, of Left Turn: Forging a New Political Future; The Knowledge Factory; and How Class Works.
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The Accidental Sales Manager

How to Take Control and Lead Your Sales Team to Record Profits

Author: Chris Lytle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118063937

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 374

Key skills to make sales managers better developers of salespeople Get out of the firefighting business and into the business of developing the people who develop your profits. Successful salespeople rightfully become sales managers because of superior sales records. Yet too often these sales stars get stuck doing their old sales job while also trying to juggle their manager role, and too often companies neglect to train their sales managers how to excel as managers. That's the "sales management trap," and it's exactly what The Accidental Sales Manager addresses and solves. Full of helpful steps you can apply immediately?whether you're training a sales manager, or are one yourself?this practical guide reveals step-by-step methods sales managers can use to both learn their jobs and lead their teams. Get tactics to stop burning time and exhausting yourself, while taking effective actions to use time better as a leader Discover how to integrate learning into leading and make sales meetings an active conversation on what works and what doesn't Author has a previous bestseller, The Accidental Salesperson Don't get caught in the "sales management trap" or, if you're in it, get the tools you need to escape it. Get The Accidental Sales Manager and lead your team to do what you do best: make sales, drive profits, and get winning results.
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My Story - A study on Chinese cultural Identity in Australia

Author: Hong Fan,Liang Fen

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3945021154

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 4835

This research project is a part of the Cultural Identity Research led by the Confucius Institute at the University of Western Australia which focuses on the Chinese who have migrated to Australia since China opened up to the world in the 1980s. In this book we will tell the stories of these ordinary Chinese, their happiness and sorrows, inspirations and difficulties,, and through recorded oral histories we will analyse their cultural identity, and their experience of integration with, and contribution to, this vast far away land. Most of our interviewees, even if they have been living in Australia for many years, struggle to convey their cultural identity. This project is a precursor to further research on this fascinating universal issue for immigrants.
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Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Difficult People

Over 325 Ready-to-Use Words and Phrases for Working with Challenging Personalities

Author: Renee Evenson

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814432999

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 1426

Incompetent, lazy, spotlight-hogging, whiny, backstabbing, avoidant-there's no end to the personality challenges that impede workplace relationships. But interacting effectively with employees, colleagues, and bosses is essential for success. With Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Difficult People, anyone can confront problems head-on, before they fester and spread. Practical and easy to use, the book helps you identify button-pushing situations and deploy simple phrases to regain control and resolve conflicts-no matter who you're dealing with. Helpful features include: * Thirty common personality traits, behaviors, and workplace scenarios along with the phrases that work best with each * Nonverbal communication skills to back up your words * Sample dialogues that demonstrate how phrasing improves interactions * A five-step process for moving from conflict to resolution * "Why This Works" sections that provide detailed explanations Like it or not, the bulk of our waking hours are spent with people at work. This book's pithy, powerful communication tips will make those hours far more harmonious and productive.
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Who's the Boss?

Author: Jill Shalvis

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459291042

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2000

A fan-favorite office romance by New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis! Having inherited nothing but a stack of bills, Caitlin Taylor is a poor little rich girl. Thank goodness she's got a new job. Right away, though, it's obvious she and her gorgeous boss, Joe Brownley, have very different ideas about her role! One thing they do agree on is that the attraction between them is best explored after hours…
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How to Stay Employed in Tough Times

The Insider's Guide to Being #1 in the Workplace

Author: Connie Podesta

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439146804

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 7455

At a time of decreasing organizational loyalty and a decline in long-term job security, CEOs, managers, and human resources directors reveal on-target answers to the question on the minds of employees everywhere: What does my boss want? Based on a national survey of more than 300 people, this succinct guide provides real-life advice regarding job security today.
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The Boss Book

The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Popular Compact Effects for Guitar

Author: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780634044809

Category: Music

Page: 121

View: 9715

Book Why have guitarists bought over seven million Boss compact effects? Read this book and you'll understand! The Boss Book includes: the story in complete detail of every Boss compact effect ever made; super color photos, design history, trivia, tricks and secrets; candid interviews with the Boss founder and design engineers; essays on musical trends and famous players; and much more. As a bonus, the accompanying CD features 72 guitar sounds with control settings and detailed equipment set-ups so you can take your guitar playing to another dimension! "I've used Boss pedals since their inception ... For me, Boss has always stood for simplicity, reliability and great sounding, very high-quality effects." Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Doobie Bros., Steely Dan)
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Minding Her Boss's Business

Author: Janice Maynard

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460380967

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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USA TODAY bestselling author Janice Maynard asks: Can a boss on a royal mission mix business with pleasure? Diplomat Alex Ramon's Miami mission is on the rocks. Convincing the exiled Montoros to give up their American life and return to Alma's throne has become personal. Not only is his trusted aide Maria Ferro flirting with a potential prince, but Alex is actually jealous! So jealous, he might sabotage his goals so he can take Maria to his bed…a prize more tempting than any commission from the crown. But Alex doesn't know that Maria has a longtime crush of her own—and it isn't on the playboy prince… Be sure to read the other sizzling and scandalous stories in the Dynasties: The Montoros series, only from Harlequin® Desire! CARRYING A KING'S CHLD by USA TODAY bestseller Katherine Garbera SEDUCED BY THE SPARE HEIR by Andrea Laurence THE PRINCESS AND THE PLAYER by Kat Cantrell MAID FOR A MAGNATE by Jules Bennett A ROYAL TEMPTATION by USA TODAY bestseller Charlene Sands
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The Boss's Bride

Author: Brenda Minton

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373878354

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Talk Of The Town Leaving her cheating fiancé at the altar made Gracie Wilson famous in tiny Bygones, Kansas. Now the only things she can count on are her job at the Fixer-Upper Hardware store and the store's handsome owner. Though Bygones's runaway bride has boosted Patrick Fogerty's business more than any sale could, his feelings for Gracie are more than professional. But with Gracie's heart in pieces, he's afraid to hurt her. Gracie must somehow find the courage to run toward the man of her dreams. The Heart of Main Street: They're rebuilding the town one step—and heart—at a time.
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You're the Boss

Author: Natasha Josefowitz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446565296

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1928

Your path to becoming a great manager starts here. From announcing your promotion to planning your next one, from solving your workers' problems to dealing with your own stress, a leading management expert tells you, in advance, what is ahead.
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Why Should the Boss Listen to You?

The Seven Disciplines of the Trusted Strategic Advisor

Author: James E. Lukaszewski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118041123

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 6851

This is a book about gaining influence and becoming a key trusted advisor. It is for everyone who advises leaders and senior managers (accounting, finance, human resources, IT, law, marketing, public relations, security, and strategic planning) and for outside consultants in these functional staff areas. It’s also for operations people yearning to finally be heard and heeded by their boss.
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