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Pacing for growth : why intelligent restraint is key for long-term success / Alison Eyring.
Corporations -- Growth.
Management.
Strategic planning.
Success in business.


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Radical candor : how to be a kick-ass boss without losing your humanity / Kim Scott.
Personnel management.
Corporate culture.
Executive ability.
Leadership.

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Road to power : how GM's Mary Barra shattered the glass ceiling / Laura Colby.
"Follow a pioneer's journey from factory floor to CEORoad to Power is the story of how Mary Barra drove herself to the pinnacle of a company that steers the nation's wealth. Beginning as a rare female electrical engineer and daughter of a General Motors die maker, Barra spent more than thirty years building her career before becoming the first woman to ever lead a global automaker. With $155 billion in sales and 200,000 employees, GM is widely considered to be a proxy for the U.S. economy, making Barra's position arguably the most important corporate role a woman has ever held. This book describes the personal character, choices, and leadership style that enabled her to break through the glass ceiling.When 52-year-old Mary Barra was named CEO of General Motors in 2013, only people outside of the company were surprised. She had done everything from working on the factory floor to overseeing manufacturing, from improving union relations to paring down bureaucracy, and from running human resources to helping drag the company back from its 2009 bankruptcy. This book details each step of her career, and the lessons she learned along the way. Learn how Mary Barra's willingness to take on diverse assignments helped steer her career trajectory Examine the fine details of Barra's management style and her ability to relate to colleagues Discover the qualities and experiences Barra had that drove her to lead this male-dominated profession Study the valuable lessons Barra learned at each stage in her professional life, and why they stuck with her throughout her journey to the top Barra is most certainly a pioneer for women in business, but she's also a living lesson as to how far the right outlook, skills, and drive can take you in your career. Road to Power explores the talent and the mindset that got her all the way to the top"--


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Starting an online business all-in-one / by Shannon Belew and Joel Elad.
Book 1: Start up essentials -- Book 2: Legal and accounting -- Book 3: Website functionality and aesthetics -- Book 4: Online and operating -- Book 5: Managing security risks -- Book 6: Online marketing basics -- Book 7: Retail to e-tail -- Book 8: E-commerce fundamentals -- Book 9: E-business for nonprofit -- Book 10: E-commerce trends and market opportunities -- Book 11: E-commerce advanced.

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Take my money : accepting payments on the Web / Noel Rappin.
Electronic commerce
Commerce.
Electronic funds transfers.
Foreign trade regulation.
Corruption -- Prevention.
Fraud -- Prevention.
Web site development.
PayPal (Firm)

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The 9 types of leadership : mastering the art of people in the 21st century workplace / Beatrice Chestnut, PhD.
Enneagram.
Executive ability.
Leadership -- Psychological aspects.
Supervision of employees.
Management -- Study and teaching.
Typology (Psychology)
Communication -- Psychological aspects.


Find accurate phone-verified information on every company in Canada in this database of 1.9 million businesses. Additionally their files are processed monthly against the National Change of Address Program.

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Research 11 million Canadian households with the largest database available. Records are 100% publicly sourced to comply with Canadian privacy laws.

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Provides access to specialized reference sources that used to be only available in library. eBooks available in this collection are: Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer; Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders; Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine; Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health; Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans, 22nd ed.; and Nonfiction Literature Classics for Students.

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Scott’s Canadian Business Directory lists Canadian manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, sales agents and business services providers. This information is updated annually.

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Self-serve standard products available on the Statistics Canada website ― including CANSIM and census data products ― are now free of charge.

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