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“Good tips to implement.” (FAZ)

"Berufebilder, which is one of the most read blogs for jobs, education and careers in Germany. ” (DIE ZEIT)

“Simone Janson knows his way around!” (HAMBURGER EVENING SHEET)

"Anyone looking for orientation will find it here." (RHEINISCHE POST)

“I couldn't put the book down until I was completely through. Highly recommended! ” (AMAZING BYTES)

“Simone Janson has put together the most important rules.” (PERSONNEL LEADERSHIP MAGAZINE)


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Customer and press reviews about our books at a glance

Women! That's how success works

Bettina Viola Barth on Amazon:

Even today, it is still difficult to gain a foothold as a woman and especially to take leadership positions in companies. Possible pregnancies are just one of many well-tried clichés that supposedly hinder women.

Simone Jason has been blogging successfully on the topic of women at work and creates with her portal “Best of HR - ”facts and an information pool that is impressive. Since the beginning of the year, the book “Women! This is how success goes, tips for careers and business from two heads of state to managers with six children: checklists examples templates “create a really good basis for future professional success. The book impressed me so much with its complexity and structure that, frankly, after the first time, I was missing the words and had to read it a second time.

Normally, a book will take a straight path, but here we go deep into the issue of women in the profession in the 21. Century one.

Simone Janson manages to use complex examples not just to present a perspective. But not only examples make up the quality of this book, but concrete and concisely summarized tips that can be implemented directly. In my opinion, this book is an absolute must for every woman and every man who wants to get off to a professional start, because the book contains numerous checklists and questions that one should ask oneself in order to be self-reflective and efficient. In keeping with the times, I read this book several times when I did an internship in a young company headed by a woman and commuted to Hamburg for two hours. It really helped me to get in the mood for the workday in the morning and to ask me important questions that might not have come to me by myself.

Conduct employee interviews & job interviews

Kathrin Kapellner at I find it exciting to read a very different aspects and partly also controversial opinions on a topic. Such a variety offers the book by Simone Jansen. After I pursue her career and HR blog for some time, I think that eBooks a valuable summary of individual areas, as for example with the focus on employee appraisals. From applicant interviews to difficult leadership situations, there is comprehensive information, checklists, best practice and even work materials in the form of eCourseCourses. Diversity in every respect. Recommended!

First time boss! From employee to manager

Amazon Customer: That's when you finally got him - the coveted job of the supervisor and then everything is different than hoped. The former colleagues avoid one, with the new role and the new tasks you are completely overwhelmed. You would like to undo everything. But that is no longer possible - at least without loss of face. So just keep doing this. For many, after the first joy, "Juhuu, finally boss" comes the disillusionment. This is exactly where this book comes in and shows what you can do to grow into the new leadership role, piece by piece, after the initial euphoria. Since I am currently in this phase myself, the book came just in time and I actually read it in one. However, the different perspectives are also suitable for targeted reading on individual topics or problem areas. So for those who are on the way from the employee to the manager, in daily practice very exciting and helpful!

Strategies against Bullying

Red Rider / According to the latest study “Bullying and Cyberbullying in Adults and the Ubiquitous Danger” of the Alliance against Cyberbullying, every third adult is bullied at least once in a lifetime, 57 percent of bullying cases take place in the workplace. There are various options open to companies to curb structural bullying in the workplace through open and transparent communication. The book published by Simone Janson as editor shows in her entertaining guide "Strategies against Bullying" how employees can successfully defend themselves with little psychological tricks and quick intervention.

Bullying in the workplace harms the whole company

Bullying is a no-go for companies. Today, more than ever, creative employees are needed who address problems openly and contribute new ideas in order to be innovative. Whether the whispering together among work colleagues, the choleric supervisor or the one employee who repeatedly puts stones in the way of her colleague - bullying destroys the necessary positive atmosphere. This also includes outdated hierarchy structures. Anyone who has to reckon with being squeezed together by their supervisor because an appointment has had to be postponed or the project is not proceeding as desired, is making itself small. "In the times of industrial society, a climate of fear sometimes led to success, because at that time the workers did not have to think, but only had to trace", explains Anne M. Schüller, author of several business books. "However, subordinates who, like puppets, complete their standard program, can hardly use companies anymore." In her contribution, the management consultant explains how fear becomes the biggest performance killer in companies.

Psycho tricks and effective techniques against bullying

This is followed by other articles that sensitize the reader to workplace bullying situations and provide quick assistance. Markus Hornung highlights the 10 top killer phrases that executives should never use to alleviate employees. Dr. Matthias Nöllke, on the other hand, presents techniques on how employees can effectively defend themselves against malicious attacks. Ever tried the embrace technique? If a colleague comes at a slant or challenges you with a provocative statement, then just hug him. The effect is amazing. "They step out of the situation confidently - and make the other one look pretty bad," explains Nöllke. The colleague can then safely put the next sentence.

Red Rider Conclusion

The workplace bullying guide is made up of several entertaining papers that shed light on the topic from different angles: cyberbullying, bullying by superiors and conflicts with colleagues are topics. However, solutions such as mediation, a positive culture of debate or the method of transactional analysis are also presented. The guide also includes an eCourse with worksheet to work through. Recommended!

[BEST PRACTICE] Leadership fit for the future

Jan-Thomas-Otte at Whoever asks leads ... that is a general belief. And journalist Simone Janson knows how to interview experts and find answers to pressing questions. Recommendation!

Dennis Schenkel at The image of good executives has changed significantly in the past years and will continue to change massively in the coming years. Numerous framework conditions are changed by digitalization and at the same time new generations are pouring into the labor market, who share an increasingly anti-authoritarian attitude and represent a completely new definition of “work”.

All of these factors cause the concept of leadership and the role of leaders to change dramatically. Today, it goes without saying that one of the tasks of an executive is to lead by example, instead of giving instructions from a safe distance. The manager becomes a role model and has to cope with a multitude of different roles.

This change requires executives a lot. It is important to continue to develop and be able to respond sensitively to the developments within and outside the company. Empathy and sacrifice for one's own subordinates become indispensable qualities.

This book offers a wonderful insight into the new world of leadership. It illustrates, with numerous examples, what it takes for a successful leader, valued by both the management and the subordinates.

In my view, this book is absolutely recommended for budding and old-established executives.

Selling yourself really well instead of just applying - Secret tricks for the job search

Diana Bridde: I am currently looking for ways to develop my career, because I came to this application guide just right. I follow the work of the blog and publishing Best of HR - for years and I am thrilled by the concept, exciting contributions as eBook to summarize and thus prepare for the reader practically. I also think it's great that the purchase of the book supports climate protection projects. Hence 5 stars for this book.

[BEST PRACTICE] Successful management

KiCQ on With Manage (n) this one has eBook only to do something in that well-known companies that we all know from the media and how they deal with their products or services every day are highlighted. Exceptional success stories are told. Above all, however, people are shown who have managed to infect other people with an idea, a vision. Personalities who are in the spotlight and seem to be infallible ... but ultimately are only people who - despite all the success that we see externally - also make mistakes. These very personal perspectives not only make this book worth reading from a technical point of view, but also make it a lively way of reading far beyond the topic of “successful management”.

Raymond at "Best practice: Successful management" offers exciting insights with a huge range of well-known personalities. From Reinhold Messner to Elon Musk, this book shows how successful people and managers tick. And the whole thing short, crisp and pleasantly varied. A clear recommendation not only for readers from the management area.

IT Recruiting & Skills Shortage

Petra Handle, magazine personalmanager 04/2019: “The content is easy to read, HR personnel benefit from the practical examples.”

Markus Glassl, magazine personalmanager 04/2019: “Thanks to the lively writing style and the numerous examples and interviews with practitioners and experts, the book is very easy to read. The tips are not only applicable in IT and technology companies! ”

Body language for executives

Amazon customer: This book has made me very aware of my own impact as a leader and made it clear to me what I should still work on in terms of expression and effect. Absolute recommendation.

KiCQ on Amazon: Body language is an extremely important topic today, especially as a leader. And she is so much more than a few pompous gestures. So I'm so excited about the broad overview in this book: it's about good manners as well as the fairly current problem of body language in digital media. But also philosophical topics like authentic leadership or the principle of resonance are discussed. Of course you can not expect excessive depth with such a bandwidth, but can download many more information on the website of the publisher free of charge.

RaSpa on Amazon: A very successful book that shows that executives often fail on seemingly succinct things, such as the right gesture, and that it is incredibly valuable to get suggestions to practice their own behavior. Especially the chapter on Obama and Putin and the different effects of the heads of state I found incredibly interesting, so I read the book quasi in one go.

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