Practical References for Executives,
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Dictionaries, Thesauri and World Media Sources


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FREE ONLINE DICTIONARIES


Specialized Dictionaries

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WRITING LETTERS, EMAILS, REPORTS, ESSAYS and DISSERTATIONS

COMMENT RÉDIGER ET CORRESPONDRE EN FRANÇAIS - BUSINESS WRITING IN FRENCH

WEB SEARCH ENGINES: THE FASTER AND SMARTER WAYS

Time Management and Team Productivity;
Career and life Planning

SEMINARS
CAREER & LIFE PLANNING

TIME MANAGEMENT WEBSITES

Seminal Work

Team Leadership, Power and Effective Use of Assistants
Phone Interruptions, Drop-in Visitors and Other Distractions
Meetings
Deadlines How to Say No Ergonomics & Effective Workspace Travel

Stress

TIME MANAGEMENT BOOKS

Books about Minute Taking
  • Marion E. Haynes : Effective Meeting Skills, Crisp Learning; 1997, ISBN: 1560523859
  • Joanna Gutmann : Taking Minutes of Meetings, Kogan Page, 2001, ISBN: 074943564X
  • Brenda Miller Power: Taking Note: Improving Your Observational Notetaking, Stenhouse, 1996, ISBN: 1571100350
  • Eli Mina: Mina’s Guide to Minute Taking Principles, Standards & Practical Tools, Eli Mina Consulting, 2004, ISBN: 0973442808
  • Joe Pullis : Speedwriting for Notetaking and Study Skills, McGraw-Hill, 1990, ISBN: 0026851555

TIME MANAGEMENT VIDEOS
  • Working With Difficult People, 25:52, 1/2" VHS, 109536-5, McGraw-Hill Training Systems, 1/19/1987.
TIME MANAGEMENT ARTICLES
  • Alexander, Steve. E-mail as a Time-Saver. Computerworld. Framingham, Aug. 24 1998, 2  pages.
  • Alonzo, Vincent. Planning Success - One Day at a Time. Incentive. New York, Oct.  1998, 3 pages.
  • Anonymous. Time-Pacing Basics. Harvard Business Review. Boston, March/Apr. 1998, 2  pages.
  • Cramer, James J. Early. Forbes, New York: 30 Nov. 1998, 2 pages.
  • Dominguez, Linda R. What to Do When Being Overworked Leads to Procrastination. Workforce, Costa Mesa, Jan. 1999, 4 pages.
  • Gordon, Mary. Waste, and Want Not. Forbes, New York, Nov. 30 1998, 3 pages.
  • Jastrow, David. Virtual Class Saves Real Time. Computer Reseller News, Manhasset, May 25 1998, 2 pages.
  • Lousig-Nont, Gregory. Survival Skills for Salespeople. Incentive, New York, Oct. 1998, 2 pages.
  • Love, Thomas. A High-Tech Way To Save Time And Money. Nation’s business, Washington, June 1998, 2 pages.
  • Martin, Justin. Ultra-wired. Fortune, New York, Aug. 3 1998, 4 pages.
  • Needleman, Jacob. Tempus Fugit. Forbes, New York, Nov. 30 1998, 3 pages.
  • Rothschild, Michael. Profit by the minute. Forbes, New York, Nov. 30 1998, 3 pages.
  • Sullivan, Robert. Pick a Date—Any Date. Sales and Marketing Management, New York, March 1998, 2 pages.

TIME MANAGEMENT BOOKS IN FRENCH HOW TO MANAGE YOUR BOSS

TEAM BUILDING

    BOOKS
  • Beckhard, Richard. Changing The Essence: The Art of Creating and Leading Fundamental Change. Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco, 1992.
  • Belasco, James A. and C. Ralph. Flight of the Buffalo: Soaring to Excellence, Learning to Let Employees Lead. Warner Books, Inc., New York, 1993.
  • Dyer, William G. Team Building: Issues and Alternatives. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Massachusetts, 1977.
  • Katzenbach, Jon R. and Douglas K. Smith. The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization. Harvard Business School Press, Boston, Massachusetts, 1993.
  • Laiken, Marilyn. The Anatony of High Performing Teams: A Leader's Handbook Guidance . Series 6, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, OISE Press, Toronto, 1994.
  • Luft, Joseph. Group Processes: An Introduction to Group Dynamics. Mayfield Company, Palo Alto, California, 1963.
  • Quick, Thomas L. Successful Team Building. Amacom, American Management Association, New York , 1992.
  • Schein, Edgar H. Process Consultation: Its Role in Organization Development. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Massachusetts, 1969.

DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT - DOCUMENT ORGANIZATION - DOCUMENT SEARCH
FILING SYSTEMS - FILE MANAGEMENT - FILE SEARCH
MY DOCUMENTS FOLDER - ARCHIVING

  1. How to set up an effective filing system
  2. How to File and Still Find Things
  3. RFID File Tracking Software
  4. Filing Systems: Selection and Structure
  5. Filing Practices
  6. High Density Filing Systems - File Cabinets with Modular Shelving
  7. Record Management Policy: Google Search List (.edu Selection)

  8.      IMPORTANT:
         How to Permanently Remove Hidden Data and Collaboration Data,
         such as Change Tracking and Comments,
         from Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Documents
         Download add-in from Microsoft


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HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS AND PRACTICAL SEMINARS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS

BOOKS IN ENGLISH FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS

  • Administrative Assistant Adviser Magazine, Progressive Business Publication, ASIN: B00006K1U8

  • Barnes, Carolyn and Manning, Marilyn: Professional Excellence for Secretaries: Practical Proven Techniques for Professional Development, 1988. www.successcentre.com.au/catalogue/titles.cfm?cur_titleID=1518

  • Belker, Loren: The First-Time Manager, AMACOM. 1997. ISBN: 0814479405.

  • Boyett, Joseph and Boyett, Jimmie: The Guru Guide: The Best Ideas of the Top Management Thinkers, John Wiley & Sons, 1998.

  • Burleson, Clyde W.: Effective Meetings: The Complete Guide, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York. 1990. ISBN 0-471-50844-6.

  • Burke, Michelle Marie: The Valuable Office Professional: For Administrative Assistants, Office Managers, Secretaries, and Other Support Staff, AMACOM. 1997. ISBN: 0814478883.

  • Cuomo, Mathilda Raffa: The Person Who Changed My Life: Prominent People Recall Their Mentors, Barnes & Noble. 2002. ISBN 0-7607-3953-6.

  • Duncan, Melba J.: The New Executive Assistant: Advice for Succeeding in Your Career, McGraw-Hill Trade. 1997. ISBN: 0070182418.

  • Harvard Business School: Harvard Business Review on Leadership, Harvard Business School Publishing, 1998. ISBN 0-87584-883-4.

  • Hemhill, Barbara, and Quinn Gibbard, Pamela: Simplify Your Workday, Reader’s Digest, 1998. ISBN 0-7621-0098-2.

  • Isaacs, Florence: Business Notes: Writing Personal Notes that Build Professional Relationships, Clarkson N. Porter Publishers, 1998. ISBN 0-517-70891-4.

  • Jean, Anna-Carin: The Organizer: Secrets & Systems from the World's Top Executive Assistants, HarperCollins, 1998. ISBN: 0060392290.

  • Katzenbach, Jon R. and Smith Douglas K.: The Wisdom of Teams, Harvard BusinessSchool Press, 1993

  • Lunden, Joan, and Cagan Andrea: Joan Lunden’s The Bend of the Road Is Not the End of the Road: 10 positive Principles for Dealing with Change, 1998. William Morrow & Company, New York, 1998. ISBN 0-668-16083-2.

  • John C. Maxwell: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville. 1998. ISBN 0-78527-034-5

  • McGraw, Philip C.: Life Strategies, Hyperion, 1999. ISBN 0-7868-8459-2

  • Martin, Alain Paul: Bring Time to Life, Executive.org, 1994. ISBN 086502-023-X.

  • Orman, Suze: 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying, Three Rivers Press. 2000. ISBN: 0609801864

  • Quick, Thomas L.: Successful Team Building, American Management Association, New York, 1992. ISBN 0-8144-7794-1.

  • Richardson, Cheryl: Take Time for Your Life: A Personal Coach's Seven-Step Program for Creating the Life You Want, Broadway Books. 1999. ISBN: 0767902076.

  • Roffer, Barbara Fisher: Make a Name for Yourself: 8 Steps Every Woman Needs to Create a Brand Strategy for Success, Broadway Books, New York, 2000. ISBN 0-7679-0492-3.

  • Ruiz, Don Miguel: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, Amber-Allen Pub. 1997. ISBN: 1878424319

  • Russo, Sarina: Meet Me at the Top, Crown Content, Melbourne, Australia. 2002. ISBN 1-86350-380-3.

  • Smith, Manuel J.: When I say No I feel Guilty, A Train Press. 2000. ISBN: 0970299605.

  • Stroman, James and Wilson, Kevin: Administrative Assistant's & Secretary's Handbook, AMACOM. 1995. ISBN: 0814402739.

  • Tarbell, Shirley: Administrative and Executive Assistant Career Starter, LearningExpress. 2002. ISBN: 1576853969.

  • Wellington, Sheila: Be Your Own Mentor: Strategies from Top Women on the Secrets of Success. Random House, New York, 2001. ISBN: 037550060X

  • Wisinski, Jerry: Building a Partnership With Your Boss: A Take-Charge Assistant Book.AMACOM, 1999. ISBN: 0814470130.

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BOOKS IN FRENCH FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS
  • Adeline, Michèle : Pôle gestion et organisation - BTS assistant de direction et assistant secrétaire trilingue, Fontaine-Picard. 2000. ISBN : 2744604054.

  • Bacal, Robert : Améliorer les performances de son équipe. Coaching, motivation, évaluation, Maxima. 2001. ISBN : 284001257X.

  • Bazin, Dorothée, et Broillard, Anne : Le guide de la secrétaire de A à Z, Dunod. 2003. ISBN  2100070274.

  • Besson, Michel et Laloum, Yolande : Assistant de direction, Dunod. 2003. ISBN: 2100057979.

  • Bressi, Giuseppe: Organisation et gestion de l’entreprise, Foucher, 2002. ISBN 2-216-09306-8.

  • Collectif : Le Parfait Secrétaire : 300 modèles de lettres pour l'entreprise, Larousse, Paris. 2000. ISBN : 2035602106.

  • Devillard, Olivier : Coacher : Efficacité personnelle et performance collective, Dunod. 2001. ISBN : 2100048457.

  • Dubost, Josette : Le Temps maîtrisé ou La Secrétaire efficace, Demos, 2002. ISBN : 2910157687

  • Fernandez, Florence, et Lozato, Michel : Assistant de gestion PME – PMI, Dunod, 2003. ISBN : 2100069489.

  • Higy-Lang, Chantal : Le Coaching, Editions d'Organisation, 2002. ISBN : 2708126938

  • Jouanin-Perrin : Secrétaire et manager - une équipe gagnante, D'Organisation (Editions), 199. ISBN: 270812255X.

  • Le Nouvel: Gestion et organisation bts assistant de direction, Nathan. 2002. ISBN : 2091791164.

  • Martin, Alain Paul : Conjuguer le temps et la vie, L’Institut supérieur de gestion, Ottawa, 1995.

  • Messan-Laurent, Françoise : La secrétaire modèle : Etude sociologique, L'Harmattan, Paris. 2000. ISBN : 2738405800.

  • Roffe-Vidal, Jeremy, et Vanbremeersch, Christie : Recruter et motiver ses collaborateurs, First Editions, 2002. ISBN : 2876916606.

  • Stumm-Schwager : Le parfait secrétaire, Larousse, 2000. ISBN: 2035602106.

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STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE BRIEFS FOR EXECUTIVES & PROFESSIONALS

       These documents are a supplement to the book
      Harnessing The Power of Intelligence, Counterintelligence & Surprise Events

Intelligence & Counterintelligence: Insights from the Battlefield
IBM: Then and Now
The Salvation Army: An Agile Intelligent NGO
Managerial Lessons Learned From 9-11 Tragedies
Intelligence Production: Oil & Gas Analogy
Alain Paul Martin: Principled Negotiation: Guidance for an Aspiring Negotiator
Dealing with Fanatics and Hostage Negotiations
Strategic Risk Management: Mad Cow (BSE & vCJD) Issue Incubation Lessons
Emergency Preparedness & Strategic Risk Management:
    BSE & vCJD Case Study for Crisis Managers & Policy-Makers
Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD)
    References for Crisis Managers & Policy-Makers

Intelligence on SARS: The Signs Were all There
    Why Did WHO Not Act Promptly to Avoid SARS' Outbreak Outside China?
Expert Panel on the Value of Innovation and Project Management
    Project Management Network, August 24, 2004)

HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS AND PRACTICAL SEMINARS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS

TOTAL QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY MANAGEMENT

BOOKS

  • Boeing Support Services. Continuous Quality Improvement. Boeing, Seattle, 1989.
  • Huge, Earnst. Total Quality: An Executive Guide for the 1990s. Business One Irwing, Homewood, Illinois, 1990.
  • Porter, Michael E. Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance. The Free Press, New York, 1986.
  • Ross, Phillip J. Taguchi Techniques for Quality Engineering. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1988.
  • Schonberger, Richard J. World Class Manufacturing: The Lessons of Simplicity Applied. The Free Press, New York, 1986.
  • Souder, William E. Managing New Products Innovations. Lexington Books, Lexington, Mass., 1987.

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