Official Guide to the TOEFL Test March 23, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Business, Highlights, Test Preparation.
Tags: admission tests, college, college admission, college admission tests, Educational Testing Service, English as a Second Language, English language, ESL, ETS, official guide, Test of English as a Foreign Language, TOEFL
Authors: Educational Testing Service
ISBN: 9780071766586 / 0071766588
© 2012 | 4th Edition | Softback with CD
Pub Date: May-12
Price: US$ 36.00
The one and only bestselling official guide to the TOEFL, from the makers of the test! Now expanded with a third actual TOEFL exam
This Official Guide to the TOEFL Test is the best, most reliable guide to the test that is used around the world to assess foreign applicants to US and Canadian universities for English proficiency. It includes real TOEFL questions for practice, as well as explanations of every section of the test and information on what is expected of students for every speaking and writing task. Students learn how to construct a good answer and how to integrate speaking, listening, and writing skills to demonstrate college-level English proficiency. The accompanying CD-ROM provides three authentic TOEFL iBT practice tests just like the one students will encounter on test day.
About the Author
Educational Testing Service (ETS), based inLawrenceville,NJ, is the creator and grader of the TOEFL. ETS is recognized worldwide as a leader in standardized testing. ETS also creates the SAT (under contract with the College Board), the GRE, the Praxis series of teacher licensing exams, and numerous other exams used by many different organizations throughout theUnited Statesand the world.
Table of Contents
1. Introducing the TOEFL iBT
2. TOEFL iBT Reading
3. TOEFL iBT Listening
4. TOEFL iBT Speaking
5. TOEFL iBT Writing
6. Authentic TOEFL Practice Test 1
7. Authentic TOEFL Practice Test 2
Authentic TOEFL Practice Test 1
Authentic TOEFL Practice Test 2
Authentic TOEFL Practice Test 3
Leaders Make the Future March 23, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Career, Entrepreneurship, Highlights, Leadership, Self-Improvement.
Tags: Analytics, Bob Johansen, cloud-based computing, Creative, digital natives, Leadership
Authors: Bob Johansen
ISBN: 9781609944872 / 1609944879
© 2012 | 2nd Edition | 264 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: May-12
Price: US$ 29.95
We are in a time of disruptive leadership change. In a VUCA world – one characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity – traditional leadership skills won’t be enough, noted futurist Bob Johansen argues. Drawing on the latest ten-year forecast from the Institute for the Future – the only futures think tank ever to outlive its forecasts – this powerful book explores the external forces that are shaking the foundations of leadership and unveils ten critical new skills that will be required in the future, skills that you can learn.
In this second edition Johansen is joined by the prestigious Centre for Creative Leadership. CCL’s contributions help readers understand the new leadership skills by linking them to existing skills, and they provide analytics and exercises to help readers develop them. This edition has been updated throughout, with a new ten-year forecast and new examples, and incorporates the lessons Johansen has leaned about applying the new leadership skills in the three years since the first edition appeared. In addition, Johansen deals with two new forces that are shaping the future. The first is the “digital natives,” or people 15 years and younger who have grown up in a completely digital world. The second is cloud-based computing, which will enable new forms of connection, collaboration and commerce and will greatly facilitate reciprocity-based innovation – giving away to get more – which Johansen sees as the biggest innovation opportunity in history.
About the Author
Bob Johansen consults with senior executives- CEOs, presidents, directors on innovation, and others across a wide range of industries He was president and CEO of the Institute for the Future from 1996 to 2004 and remains on its Board and Leadership Team. The Institute for the Future (IFTF), spun off from the Rand Corporation in 1968, is an independent non-profit think tank inSilicon Valleythat has been doing ten-year forecasting for more than 30 years.
Boost Your Interview IQ March 23, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Career, Highlights, Human Resource Management, Self-Improvement.
Tags: Career, career changers, Carole Martin, executive-level job seekers, Human Resources Ceritification Institute, interview coach, IQ test, job interviews, management, new graduates, Top 10 Career Books
Boost Your Interview IQ
Authors: Carole Martin
ISBN: 9780071797467 / 0071797467
© 2012 | 2nd Edition | 224 pages | Softback
Pub Date: May-12
Price: US$ 16.00
Job interviews aren’t discussions; they’re oral exams — and the candidate with all the right answers gets the job. The revised and expanded edition of Boost Your Interview IQ helps you prepare for that big test with interview skill-building exercises, an in-depth Interview IQ test, and other interview aptitude-boosting tools to show how to craft winning answers to the most commonly asked interview questions.
You’ll learn how to shape your experiences into compelling narratives that showcase your unique skills, knowledge, and personality — and you’ll learn how to answer tricky “behavioral” questions like a pro. In today’s tough job market, the most prepared, best presented candidate wins — and with the worst economy in decades poised for a turnaround in 2012, you’ll need to set yourself apart from the pack. Boost Your Interview IQ is the book that delivers the right tools to do the job of GETTING the job.
The all-new edition of one of the “Top 10 Career Books”
Delivers strategies for management/executive-level job seekers, new graduates, and career changers
Includes answers to the “100 Key Questions Interviewers Ask”
About the Author
Carole Martin is America’s best-known interview coach. An acknowledged expert in the use of behavioral interviewing techniques, she has made interviewing her specialty. Carole teaches her tips and techniques to job searchers and employers through one-on-one sessions, phone coaching, and group workshops.She has been certified by The Human Resources Ceritification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Win Like Lin March 16, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Self-Improvement.
Tags: amare stoudemire, athletic scholarship, basketball, dwayne wade, Harvard, jeremy lin, mike d’antoni, nba, New York, new york knicks, steve kerr, win like lin
Authors: Deveney, Sean
ISBN: 9780071803991 / 0071803998
eBook ISBN: 9780071803359 / 0071803351
©2012 | 1st Edition | 120 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: MAR-12
Price: US$ 9.99
Learn the six principles that Jeremy Lin uses to achieve championship-caliber results
Everyone LOVES Jeremy Lin’s story – and not just for the excitement that he’s brought to the NBA, but for the determination, habits, and humility that have made Jeremy a winner everywhere he’s gone. In Win Like Lin,award-winning sports writer Sean Deveney breaks down Lin’s winning game plan to help readers create write their own remarkable success stories.
Lin went from being an undrafted free agent out of Harvard to the New York Knicks’ starting lineup, along the way being cut twice by other teams and being sent down to the NBA’s Development League. Award-winning author and sportswriter Sean Deveney weaves together an exciting account of Lin’s remarkable basketball journey with commentary from today’s top NBA players, coaches, and team executives–including Amare Stoudemire, Dwayne Wade, Mike D’Antoni, and Steve Kerr–Win Like Lin outlines the six principles Jeremy Lin used to beat the odds:
• Don’t be afraid to take the road less traveled
• Believe in your own ability
• Find the system that works best for you
• Focus on making the most of skills you already possess
• Rebound quickly from setbacks and learn from failure
• Be humble in victory
Athletic prowess is only part of the Jeremy Lin saga. What got him off the bench and into the game was his will, ability to triumph over adversity, and the desire to make the most of every opportunity. Win Like Lin shows readers how to do their best and strive for success—in life and on the job.
- Offers to readers inspiring success strategies based on the meteoric rise of today’s hottest pro athlete
- Weaves biographical details with Lin’s amazing achievements on the court to offer lessons anyone can use to overcome adversity
- Perfectly timed to hit the market when interest in pro and college basketball is at a fever pitch
- Author has incredible reach as a reporter for The Sporting News and a frequent contributor to ESPN networks, Fox News, CNN, CBS, MSNBC, and numerous radio outlets
About the Author
Sean Deveney is the NBA writer for The Sporting News and the author of The Original Curse.
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The Apple Experience March 12, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Management & Organization.
Tags: Apple, apple store, Bill Gates, carmine gallo, CRM, cupertino, customer service, Disney, Employee, Innovation, iPad, ipad2, ipad3, iPhone, iphone2, iphone3, iphone4, iPod, iTunes, Jobs, Leadership, mac, macintosh, management, marc, Pixar, silicon valley, staff, Steve, Steve Jobs, Strategy, team, workforce, Zuckerberg
Apple’s 5 Core Principles—Now in the Palm of Your Hand!
Steve Jobs and Apple re-imagined retail. The Apple Experience reveals the secrets to the iconic brand’s unparalleled success during one of the most difficult retail environments in decades.
A global expert on the business methods of Steve Jobs, Carmine Gallo uncovers the five steps of service that Apple’s customer-facing employees follow to engage customers in a retail setting:
End with a fond farewell
Learn how to serve both internal and external companies, create “fearless” employees, and develop a “feedback loop” that benefits everyone at every level.
Praise for THE APPLE EXPERIENCE
“There are three pillars of enchantment: likability, trustworthiness, and quality. The Apple experience is the best modern-day example of all three pillars. Carmine’s book will help you understand and implement the same kind of world-class experience.”
–Guy Kawasaki, author of Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions and former chief evangelist of Apple
“Carmine Gallo explains beautifully and simply just what makes the Apple retail experience so successful. No matter what kind of business you are in, there are insanely valuable lessons in this book!”
–Garr Reynolds, best-selling author of Presentation Zen and The Naked Presenter
“The Apple Experience isn’t just for retailers. It applies to any business that involves people. At its core, this book is not about Apple. It’s about delivering the best experience possible.” –Tony Hsieh, New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc.
“An exciting resource for any business owner in any country who wants to reimagine the customer experience.”
–Loic Le Meur, CEO, LeWeb
“Why can’t other retail experiences be as great as an Apple store’s? Not only does Carmine Gallo answer that question brilliantly, but he shows precisely how to make sure your customers never ask it about your business.”
–Matthew E. May, author of In Pursuit of Elegance and The Laws of Subtraction
“Carmine Gallo gets to the magic of Steve Jobs: Touching people’s lives. This simple, yet delightful vision should be at the heart of every retail interaction in the world today.”
–Peter Steinlauf, Chairman, Edmunds.com
“This magnificent collection of insights illuminates the way for anyone who wants to create a truly great experience, whether in retail, service, or software. “
–Dan Roam, author of The Back of the Napkin and Blah Blah Blah
Articles by Carmine Gallo
Forbes, March 08, 2012: 7 Ways Tim Cook Gave a Steve Jobs-Like Presentation
- Forbes, May 20, 2011 – How The Four Seasons Helped Apple Store Rewrite the Rules
- InformationWeek, August 26, 2011 – 5 Succession Planning Lessons From Steve Jobs
About the Author
Carmine Gallo is the communications coach for the world’s most admired global brands. A former anchor and correspondent for CNN and CBS, Gallo is a popular keynote speaker and has worked with executives at Intel, Cisco, Chevron, Hewlett-Packard, Coca-Cola, Pfizer, and many others. Gallo writes “My Communications Coach,” a regular column for Forbes.com. He has written several internationally bestselling and award–winning books, including The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, and The Power of foursquare. Gallo has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Success magazine and on CNBC. He lives in Pleasanton, California, with his wife and two daughters.
Other books by Carmine Gallo:
- 9780071636087 The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs
- 9780071748759 The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs
- 9780071773171 The Power of foursquare
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McGraw-Hill’s IELTS with Audio CD March 12, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Test Preparation.
Tags: Educational Testing Service, ELL, English, English language learner, ESL, ETS, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC
Author: Monica Sorrenson
ISBN: 9780071761178 / 0071761179
©2012 | 1st Edition | 432 pages | Softback with CD
Pub Date: JUN-12
Price: US$ 25.00
The authoritative preparation guide to help you conquer the IELTS
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a paper-based test that consists of four modules—Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Question types include multiple choice, sentence completion, short answer, classification, matching, labeling, and diagram/chart interpretation. Created by ESL experts at Cambridge University in the UK, IELTS has now overtaken the TOEFL to become the world’s leading English proficiency exam for college and university admissions.
McGraw-Hill’s IELTS provides intensive instruction and practice for every question type you may encounter on this important exam, plus four complete sample tests with explanations. The audio CD packaged with the book provides audio tracks for all listening portions of the test.
About the Author
Monica Sorrenson (Sydney, Australia) has taught English as a Foreign Language for the British Council and other international agencies in Ukraine, Oman, China, Sudan, Syria, and other countries. She has been an IELTS examiner for over 5,000 students in five different countries and has written for the British Council’s IELTS website, In2English.com.
Leading the High Energy Culture March 5, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Leadership.
Tags: bureaucracy, business performance, Business Strategy, competitive advantage, Corporate Culture, Culture, efficiency, efficient, evaluation, goal, groupthink, human resources, Leadership, loyalty, manage, management, manager, method, mission, morale, Motivation, objective, organizational culture, performance, procedure, process, production, protocol, recruiting, retention, technique, Values, vision
Leaders and managers today are experiencing an “energy crisis” resulting from the failure to engage and inspire their people. Yet, a handful of leaders have found an endless supply of energy to fuel their organizations. They’re the ones who attract the top talent, the most loyal customers, and the public’s imagination. They’re leaders like Zappos’s Tony Hsieh and the late Steve Jobs, who’ve built cultures energized at every level to innovate, grow, and succeed. Leading the High-Energy Culture: What the Best CEOs Do to Create an Atmosphere Where Employees Flourish is the handbook to powering this kind of workplace with the energy that your workforce already possesses.
A change this big starts at the top. David Casullo, a leadership authority and strategic consultant to businesses large and small, explains the steps for establishing an authentic leadership presence based on your powerful personal truths. Then he shares the secrets for how to communicate your vision in order to create a sense of purpose throughout your organization and beyond, thereby spreading excitement to consumers, investors, and the media. Using his own experience, research, and demonstrated results from the leadership development program that he developed while helping transform Raymour & Flanigan from a small regional company to a billion-dollar furniture retail giant, Casullo outlines the specific steps that let you discover and unlock the latent energy in your team.
Casullo organizes these practices into 10 simple principles, each illustrated and reinforced with firsthand client interviews; real-world examples from businesses such as Ford, FedEx, and GE; and thought-provoking interactive exercises. These principles illuminate the path to creating real employee engagement by giving you an actionable model to:
- Learn what matters to your organization and its people, and align your leadership strategy with these truths
- Communicate clearly, with purpose and passion, to create a resonant message
- Find the leaders in your workforce who give your organization a competitive advantage
Leading the High-Energy Culture uses methods proven to generate results. Beyond the bottom line, however, it will reignite your own commitment and passion by giving you a fresh perspective on how to become an energized leader of a charged-up organization.
Praise for Leading the High-Energy Culture
“If you’re looking for a step-by-step guide on how to become a high-energy leader, you’ve found it here!”
–Tom Croston, Vice President/General Manager of Corporate Shared Services, Gap, Inc.
“Whether its business, sports, or even parenting, successful leaders share one thing in common–high energy! David is right; it can be developed. I find it unique for someone to identify the truly key elements of leadership. David has done this in a way that fosters success in these endeavors as well as those of family, church, and community.”
–Pat Williams, Senior Vice President, Orlando Magic, and author of Leadership Excellence
“Jack Welch identified ‘energy’ as one of the critical characteristics he looked for in effective leaders but never talked about how they develop it. David Casullo’s book provides the road map for how to harness your own energy while energizing those around you. Every leader can increase their effectiveness by implementing the ideas he presents.”
–Patrick M. Wright, William J. Conaty GE Professor of Strategic Human Resources in the ILR School (Industrial and Labor Relations), Cornell University
“A clear path to creating an organizational culture where leaders are the constant source of energy that feeds a competitive advantage.”
–Matt Holt, Vice President Human Resources, Dot Foods, Inc.
“This exciting book is insightful and timely, and my enthusiasm for its message is ringing and sincere. [It's] a must-read for all those who are serious about leading companies to successful outcomes.”
–Robert A. Gough, Jr., Ph.D., President and CEO, G-enovation
About the Author
David Casullo (Boston, MA) experience as a successful business leader and entrepreneur has won him credibility with executive leaders both in C-suites as well as among emerging leaders in key roles inside numerous organizations. Currently President of Bates Communications, a strategic consulting firm specializing in leadership development and communication skills, he previously served as a Senior Vice President for Raymour & Flanigan, now a mega-retailer headquartered in Liverpool, New York. His ten years of leadership there grew Raymour & Flanigan from a modest one-store outlet in upstate New York to a billion-dollar giant. R&F is now the largest furniture retailer operating in the Northeast and among the fastest growing (still!) in the entire country. With nearly 100 retail outlets in seven Northeast states, and 4,300 high-energy associates employed company-wide, Raymour & Flanigan leads the pack. In his role at Bates Communications, he consults privately with C-Suite Clients at companies that include J&J, Taytheon, Dow Chemical, Dunkin Brands, Macy’s, Merck, and more.
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