The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities November 30, 2011Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Investment.
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The definitive guide to fixed income investing—revised and updated for the new era of investing
The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities is the investing industry’s most trusted, widely followed fixed income reference. For nearly three decades, investors have been drawn to its unparalleled scope, detail, and expertise.
Now, the world’s most authoritative fixed income resource has been updated with facts and formulas to help you better analyze, value, and manage fixed income instruments and their derivatives in today’s evolving marketplace. This thoroughly revised eighth edition includes detailed discussions of:
- Types, features, and uses of fixed income securities
- Active and structured portfolio management strategies
- Basics of fixed income analytics, from bond pricing to price volatility measures
- Risks and risk control strategies
- Interest rate and credit derivatives and their portfolio management applications
- Asset-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations, and innovative fixed income applications
The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities is the most all-inclusive, up-to-date source available for fixed income facts and analyses. Its valuable perspective and insights will help you enhance investment returns and avoid poor performance in the fixed income market.
About the Authors
Frank J. Fabozzi is professor of finance at EDHEC Business School and a member of the EDHEC Risk Institute. Fabozzi has authored and edited a number of books on investment management, is editor of the Journal of Portfolio Management, and serves on the board of directors of the BlackRock complex of closed end funds. Fabozzi is the 2007 recipient of the C. Stewart Sheppard Award given by the CFA Institute.
Steven V. Mann is professor of finance at the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina. He has coauthored several books, including Floating-Rate Securities, Introduction to Fixed Income Analytics, and Global Money Markets.
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Perfect Phrases for Conflict Resolution April 14, 2011Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Management & Organization.
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Authors: Lawrence Polsky, Antoine Gerschel
ISBN: 9780071756167 / 0071756167
©2011 | 1st Edition | 176 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: JUN-11
Price: US$ 12.00
The Right Phrase for Every Situation . . . Every Time
Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. When you have the right words and phrases at your command, you can quickly resolve any fracas, flap, or fray—and prevent it from spreading into an uncontrollable fire.
Perfect Phrases for Conflict Resolution has hundreds of ready-to-use phrases, dialogs, and practice scripts for any business altercation, enabling you to rise above the conflict and focus on solving the problem. You’ll possess the language you need to manage any type of conflict with superiors, peers, or employees concerning:
About the Authors
Lawrence Polsky (Princeton, NJ) is a managing partner at PeopleNRG, a change management consultancy firm that specializes in optimizing “people energy” through high impact tools, programs and ideas.
Antoine Gerschel (Princeton, NJ) is a managing partner at PeopleNRG.
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9780071490733 Perfect Phrases for Building Strong Teams
9780071493048 Perfect Phrases for Dealing with Difficult People
9780071597326 Perfect Phrases for Dealing with Difficult Situations at Work
The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course September 6, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Leadership, Management & Organization, Series.
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The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Project Management
Authors: Cooke, Helen; Tate, Karen
©2011 | 2nd Edition | 400 pages , Softcover
Pub Date: October 2010
Price: US$ 19.95
More than 150,000 36-Hour copies sold! All there is to know about project management—in three short days!
In today’s ultracompetitive world of business, those in charge want results on time and on budget–and they’re turning to project managers to deliver. Skilled project managers are in high demand, and the profession is growing at an unprecedented rate.
The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Project Management, Second Edition, combines expert insight, advice based on realworld experience, and the latest developments into a single, concise package. In the span of 36 hours, you’ll learn how to:
- plan, launch, manage, and close projects
- Build the best team for each project
- Shape and drive a project using effective leadership
- Manage quality, costs, time, and risk
- Deploy the latest project management technologies
Complete with chapter-ending self-tests and a comprehensive online final exam, The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Project Management, Second Edition, provides the guidance you need to manage any project under any conditions.
About the Author
Helen Cooke (Chicago, IL) is a project management veteran with extensive experience in consultation, implementation and teaching.
Author: Balzac, Stephen
©2011 | 1st Edition | 240 pages , Softcover
Status: October 2010
Price: US$ 20.00
Take a crash course in one of today’s most important business skills–organizational development!
Change comes fast, and the most successful organizations are prepared to handle it before impact; they act, not react. How are they able to do this? With a solid grounding in organizational development.
The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Organizational Development is a skill-building guide to one of the most important functions in business today. In no time, you’ll be able to recognize patterns of organizational behavior that are detrimental to your organization, and you’ll have the skills to envision and drive the type of change your company needs. Concise, engaging, and filled with quizzes to help you reinforce lessons learned, this crash course offers the knowledge you need to:
- Address problems with your company’s culture
- Hire the best people for your needs
- Set goals and move your team to action
- Motivate your people to envision change
- Institute meaningful change in how your company functions
Change can be your company’s best friend. You just have to manage it with skill. The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Organizational Development puts you on the fast track to face today’s, not yesterday’s, challenges.
About the Author
Stephen R. Balzac (Stow, MA), “The Business Sensei,” is a professional speaker and consultant. He is the president of 7 Steps Ahead, LLC (www.7stepsahead.com), a consulting firm specializing in helping businesses to increase revenue and build their client base through improving individual, team, and organizational performance.
He is a popular speaker on topics ranging from leadership, motivation, team building, and interviewing skills, and he has guest lectured at MIT and WPI. His articles have appeared in a number of journals, and he is a contributing author to Ethics and Game Design: Teaching Values Through Play. He is a frequent guest on radio shows including “Motivational Minds” and “Leadership Radio,” and is frequently quoted in a variety of publications.
Balzac serves on the board of the New England Society of Applied Psychology (NESAP) and is the president of the Society of Professional Consultants (SPC). He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science and engineering from MIT, and a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Capella University. He is an adjunct professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Management at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. Check out his blog at http://blog.7stepsahead.com.
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The Power of Purpose: Find Meaning, Live Longer, Better April 30, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Self-Improvement.
Tags: Ameriprise, and Whistle While You Work, Caterpillar, Claiming Your Place at the Fire, coach, contributory, control, critical importance, Duke Corporate Education, Economic, ephemeral, Forbes, Habitat for Humanity, Leadership, legend, Living better, Living longer, longevity, medical, MetLife, Pfizer, political, Power, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, productive, Purpose, Repacking Your Bags, Richard J. Leider, Something to Live For, spiritual crises, The Inventure Group, The Power of Purpose, the University of Minnesota, working life
Author: Richard J. Leider
©2010 | 2nd Edition | 192 pages , Softcover
Pub Date: May 2010
Price: US$ 17.95
What really matters? How should we grapple with the many political, economic, medical, and spiritual crises we seem to encounter on a daily basis? What can we count on when everything around us seems so ephemeral? Coach, leadership legend and vitality expert Richard Leider argues that purpose is the answer to all of these questions. When all else seems unknowable or fleeting, purpose give us the will to live. In the end, it’s all we can control.
Leider examines the critical importance of a sense of purpose in achieving a full, productive, and contributory working life, and explains how finding purpose is the key to living both longer and better. He offers a detailed, practical process for finding your calling. Concise and easy to read, based on many interviews with people of all ages, and including numerous stories of people living on purpose, The Power of Purpose guides readers toward discovering the purposes they already have within them.
The second edition of this bestselling book has reworked multiple chapters to include powerful new stories and lessons learned by the author. It also emphasizes new techniques and methods for detecting and determining purpose, research demonstrating the documented medical connections between purpose and longevity, and survey results of fulfilled individuals who discovered that, in retrospect, meaning trumped money (and everything else) in their lives.
About the Author
Richard Leider is consistently rated as one of the top executive educators and coaches in the world. He is ranked by Forbes as one of the”Top 5″ most respected executive coaches and by Linkage as one of the “Top 50″ executive coaches in America. Founder and Chairman of The Inventure Group, a coaching and consulting firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Leider has a worldwide practice working with many leading organizations such as Ameriprise, Caterpillar, Habitat for Humanity, MetLife, Pfizer and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He is on the faculty of executive education programs at Duke Corporate Education, the University of Minnesota Carlson School’s Executive Development Center and the Harvard Business School’s General Management Program. As a speaker and seminar leader, he has taught over 100,000 executives from 50 corporations worldwide. Leider is the author of Something to Live For, Claiming Your Place at the Fire, Repacking Your Bags, and Whistle While You Work.