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by Editorial Staff--South Jersey Biz

Supplies in Demand
Being an executive can be difficult, but with the right skills and strategies, there is potential to transform into a great leader. These three books offer advice for today’s executives to help increase and improve their leadership abilities.

Seven Disciplines of a Leader
Learn from executive coach and author Jeff Wolf as he shares his strategies and secrets to great leadership, as well as what sets a good leader apart from a great leader. (Wiley, November 2014, $28)

Executive Toughness: The Mental-Training Program to Increase Your Leadership Performance
Jason Selk, executive coach and director of mental training, provides techniques and hands-on exercises that encompass the three fundamentals for attaining mental toughness and success. (McGraw-Hill, November 2014, $14.99)

The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership: Classical Wisdom for Modern Leaders
Authors M. A. Soupios and Panos Mourdoukoutas compile ideas and principles of leadership from classical thinkers and show readers how to apply them to the work environment. (AMACOM, November 2014, $15.95)

Crunching Numbers

51 PERCENT: Number of Americans who said they used Obamacare exchanges to buy their 2014 health care plans but don’t plan to use the exchange during the Nov. 15-Feb. 15, 2015 renewal period.

TWO: Number of additional insurers New Jerseyans will be able to choose from during the renewal process, up from the three available in 2014. UnitedHealthcare and Oscar Health Insurance join Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, AmeriHealth New Jersey and Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey.

$1.2 MILLION: Amount The Center for Gambling Studies at the Rutgers University School of Social Work was awarded from the state Division of Gaming Enforcement and state Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to conduct a study examining the impact of Internet gaming in New Jersey.

50TH: The state’s position in the Tax Foundation’s Small Business Tax Climate. It also finished 50th for property tax, and was 32nd in unemployment insurance tax rank, 41st in corporate tax rank and 48th in both individual income tax rank and sales tax rank.

$11,000: The average amount a company could save per year for every employee who works remotely half the time, according to data from Global Workplace Analytics.

$130.8 MILLION: Amount of incentives approved by the Economic Development Authority at the beginning of November for six economic improvement projects in the state—two of which are slated for Camden.

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Biz, Volume 4, Issue 11 (November, 2014).
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