Primal Leadership

This insightful book explores and illustrates how the Primal Leadership model establishes emotional intelligence as a necessary business skill for leaders. The authors examine why leaders’ moods and actions have enormous impact on those they lead.

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Library@Work : Advisors Excel

Employees connect with the library using Library@Work to have books, music and movies brought straight to the job site.

A match made in space

Topeka now has two makerspaces at the library and 712 Innovations.

What to do if Your Identity is Stolen

Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and then pretends to be you, usually in order to gain access to your financial information, credit cards, and bank accounts. Sometimes identity thieves even open new utility accounts or get medical treatment on your health insurance. They are very resourceful and use a variety of […]

How to Write an Effective Cover Letter

The cover letter has become  more and more important to Human Resources professionals as a tool for screening potential employees. Many job postings generate hundreds of applications, and it is difficult to differentiate one applicant from another. You might have a great resume, but unless you can grab the attention of your potential interviewer, you […]

Hot Books on Money Matters

When it comes to your finances, you want to feel confident. The library can help. Check out books on financial literacy for all ages.

Getting Serious about College

For Sean Frost getting nostalgic about his “college days” includes remembering how the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library helped him through a tough year and propelled him toward graduation from college. After his struggles became apparent to his parents freshmen year, Sean’s father directed him to the library’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, a project from […]

DRIVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

In this latest offering from Daniel H. Pink, the author argues that the secret to high performance and satisfaction is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. The problem that most business have in motivating employees is that […]

Don't Let These Mistakes Damage Your Credit Score

Your credit score is a quantitative measure of you creditworthiness, ranging from 300 to 850.  It is based on the following five categories: How much debt you have; your payment history; your debt utilization ratio; how far back your credit history goes; your mix of various types of credit. Here are five things that can […]

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?

William Poundstone’s new bookAre You Smart Enough to Work at Google? is a 21st-Century guide to landing a job in the competitive, creative world of today’s top companies. Interviewers at many of the largest companies- not just  hip Silicon Valley start-ups and Google – including AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, Bank of America, and even Walmart […]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Cover Letter

Cover letters  often present the most difficult and challenging task for job seekers.  There is no standard template, they must sometimes be written without a lot of lead time, and they are expected to be tailored to specific circumstances while having a highly positive impact on the reader.  In fact, some people just send in […]