May 12, 2014-
Coursera.org offers hundreds of free online courses taught by professors from all over the world. Here is a list of upcoming courses in Business & Management, as well as Economics & Finance, that you can take for free- all you need is a login and password.Add a comment
May 7, 2014-
Don't forget to look at the Barrington Area Library's SlideShare page for step-by-step tutorials on Business & Technology research tools that are available for free with your Barrington Area Library card.Add a comment
Leaders Eat Last: why some teams pull together and others don't by Simon Sinek is now available at the library.
Simon Sinek, motivational speaker and leadership author, discusses the biological implications that lead certain organizations and businesses to pull together during the hardest of times and lead others to fail. Analyzing our ancestral roots and bio-chemical make-up, Sinek explains how our oxytocin, endorphin, dopamine, serotonin, and cortisol levels are affected by different managerial styles and business models. These can have long-term ramifications on our emotional and physical health, feelings of safety, employment status, and the economy as a whole.
Sinek gives a multitude of examples from businesses of all sizes that prove how the right setting and leadership style can create a profitable, successful, and above all, happy and fulfilling work environment. At the same time, the wrong type of leadership can lead to an untrustworthy and hostile business with shaky economic ground. As Sinek explains, "leadership is the choice to serve others with or without formal rank" and Leaders Eat Last explains how we can all be leaders that contribute to successful and fulfilling organizations.
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May 1, 2014-
Did you know that you can download and read popular business magazines like The Economist, Harvard Business Review, Kiplinger's and many others with your Barrington Area library card? The Barrington Area Library subscribes to over 60 magazines that you can download to your computer or tablet with Zinio. It's as easy as setting up your free account. Read the latest issues each month or peruse the back issues that are available.
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April 30, 2014-
In addition to the May workshops held at the Arlington Heights WorkNet Center, the Workforce and Economic Development Department will hold a workshop on May 23, 2014 from 9:00 am-12:30 pm at the Harper Professional Center located at 650 East Higgins Road in Schaumburg.
Please note that registration is mandatory. You can register online here. Registration closes on Thursday, May 22nd at 5:00 pm for all events.Add a comment
April 29, 2014-
Located at The Arboretum of South Barrington, Calibre Coffee is a privately owned coffee shop that specializes in quality and customized coffee. Owners Blaine Bontempo and Charlie Patel share their story:Add a comment
April 28, 2014-
Business Insider had an article about the best business books for entrepreneurs. Read the article here and then place your hold requests in our library catalog. Can't find what you're looking for? Give us a call at 847.382.1300 x 1.Add a comment
April 25, 2014-
Harper College's Workforce and Economic Development Department is offering free workshops for the month of May at the Arlington Heights WorkNet Center. Read here for event details. You can also view their calendar to see upcoming workshops. Please note that pre-registration is required and there will not be on-site registration available.Add a comment
April 24, 2014-
If you missed the LinkedIn for Small Business Networking and Marketing program with Michael Yublosky from SCORE Chicago, make sure to take a look at this handout.Add a comment
April 24, 2014-
From the Daily Herald. See original article here.
The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its seven nominees for the 2014 Athena Leadership Award, which recognizes women who have exemplified excellence in their business or profession.
The nominees are Bonnie Conte, of the Avalon Salon & Day Spa; Marlene Frykman, of Aardvark Webworks; Karrie Gibson, of Vintage Tech Recyclers; Dee Dee Johnson, of Bataille Academie of the Danse; Eleanor Sweet McDonnell, of The Remington Group; Ellaine Sambo-Reyther, of BMO Harris Bank; and Jane Svensson Washburn, of Barrington Corporate Townhomes.
The winner will be named during an awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on May 29 at the Biltmore Country Club of North Barrington. To attend the event, make your reservations with the Barrington Chamber at (847) 381-2525. Tickets are $35 for Chamber members and $45 for nonmembers.Add a comment
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