Tuesday, July 10, 2007

July - August Business at Lake County Public Library


Indiana Economic Development Corporation - www.in.gov/iedc
IEDC is the State of Indiana’s lead economic development agency. It was officially established in 2005 to replace the former Department of Commerce. Use this site as a guide for starting a new business or expanding or relocating an existing business. It provides links to licenses, permits and regulatory assistance.


The Four Factors of Effective Leadership
80 minutes
David J. Rendall leads this live seminar to help viewers create meaningful and productive relationships. Rendall is an international speaker, author and consultant.

The Employee’s Guide to Superior Customer Service
18 minutes
John Herrick has 31 years experience in sales and retail and is recognized as one of the best in his field. Mr. Herrick demonstrates the right ways to serve your customers using actual business settings.

The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
48 minutes
Dr. Stephen R. Covey is one of the most respected gurus of leadership. In this program he adds the 8th key to his 7 habits of effective leaders.

Mastering the Art of Selling
48 minutes
Whether you want to sell homes, cars, financial services or an idea to your family or friends, following these practical, useful tips developed by sales legend Tom Hopkins will help you "close" the sale easily and professionally.


You, Inc.: The Art of Selling Yourself
Harry Beckwith and Christine Clifford Beckwith
658.85 BECK

Whether you're looking to influence prospective clients or to impress a potential employer, the one thing you have to do in order to achieve success is to communicate effectively. Blending humor with practical advice, bestselling author Harry Beckwith and sales superstar Christine Beckwith will teach you how to do just that. From effective communication strategies to short lessons on the importance of first impressions and creating rapport, You, Inc. is a "refreshing career primer" (Publishers Weekly) appropriate for old hands and new grads alike.

Talent is Never Enough: No Matter How Gifted You Are, These 13 Choices Will Make You Better
John C. Maxwell

Leadership expert John C. Maxwell believes that to achieve your goals and attain success, talent alone is not enough (or, as he puts it, talent is "often overrated and frequently misunderstood"). There are several factors, however, that can enhance talent--these include initiative, focus, preparation, and teamwork. Using anecdotes from the lives of such varied people as athletes, business leaders, and writers, Maxwell makes "Talent-plus" a description anyone can achieve.

Where Have All the Leaders Gone?
Lee Iacocca with Catherine Whitney
303.34 IACO

At 82, former Chrysler Corporation CEO Lee Iacocca has lived through the Great Depression, World War II, and the oil crises of the 1970s--it should come as no surprise that he's got some strong words for America's government and business leaders. Tackling everything from health care and the current crop of presidential hopefuls to energy policies and (of course) the auto industry, Iacocca is an engaging straight-talker--and he's even got a few suggestions. If you, too, are wondering where all the leaders went, you'll want to pick up this thought-provoking book.

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