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  • Image of How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things
    Image of How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things

    Breaking the Eight Hidden Barriers that Plague Even the Best Businesses

    by Patricia O'Connell, Neil Smith

    Every day, seemingly intelligent and successful leaders and their companies make headline news because of poor decisions that can cause their businesses to stumble, making many of us scratch our heads in wonder: Why would such a successful business make that strategic decision? How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things highlights the ways in which the eight hidden barriers can interrupt your business, and author Neil Smith outlines a fast, and proven, process in which 12 principles...

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    Image of Speed Review: Get Lucky

    How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work for You and Your Business

    by Thor Muller, Lane Becker

    Jossey-Bass, 288 pages

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    Image of The Wide Lens

    A New Strategy for Innovation

    by Ron Adner

    How can great companies do everything right — identify real customer needs, deliver excellent innovations, beat their competitors to market — and still fail? The sad truth is that many companies fail because they focus too intensely on their own innovations, and then neglect the innovation ecosystems on which their success depends. In our increasingly interdependent world, winning requires more than just delivering on your own promises. The Wide Lens offers a powerful new...

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    Image of The Reinventors

    How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change

    by Jason Jennings

    For most businesses, success is fleeting. There are only two real choices: stick with the status quo until things inevitably decline, or continuously change to stay vital. But how? Bestselling leadership and management guru Jason Jennings and his researchers screened 22,000 companies around the world that had been cited as great examples of reinvention. They selected the best, verified their success, interviewed their leaders, and learned how they pursue never-ending radical change. The fresh...

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  • Image of Power Listening
    Image of Power Listening

    Mastering the Most Critical Business Skill of All

    by Bernard T. Ferrari

    Nothing causes bad decisions in organizations as often as poor listening. But Bernard Ferrari, adviser to some of the nation's most influential executives, believes that such missteps can be avoided and that the skills and habits of good listening can be developed and mastered. He offers a step-by-step process that will help readers become active listeners, able to shape and focus any conversation.

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    Image of Stop Workplace Drama

    Train Your Team to Have No Complaints, No Excuses and No Regrets

    by Marlene Chism

    Gossip. Power struggles. Poor team coordination. These are all symptoms of workplace drama. They're the obstacles that can drain your company of its best talent, get in the way of true productivity and profit, and eat away at the effectiveness of your organization. In Stop Workplace Drama, Marlene Chism shows how to change the way you and your organization confront and work through problems, implement effective management strategies in a drama-filled organization, and find new...

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  • Image of Enchantment
    Image of Enchantment

    The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds and Actions

    by Guy Kawasaki

    Enchantment, as defined by bestselling business guru Guy Kawasaki, is not about manipulating people. It transforms situations and relationships, converts hostility into civility and changes skeptics into believers. This book explains all the tactics you need to prepare and launch an enchantment campaign; to get the most from both push and pull technologies; and to enchant your customers, your employees, and even your boss.

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    Image of Fierce Leadership

    A Bold Alternative to the Worst "Best" Practices of Business Today

    by Susan Scott

    In Fierce Leadership, Susan Scott teaches us how to spot the worst "best" practices in our organizations using a technique she calls the "squid" eye. With fierce new approaches to everything from employee feedback to corporate diversity to customer relations, Scott offers fresh and surprising alternatives to six of the so-called best practices permeating today's business.

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    Image of First Things First

    To Live, to Love, to Learn, to Leave a Legacy

    by Stephen R. Covey, Rebecca R. Merrill, A Roger Merrill

    From the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People comes this bestselling guide to sanity and satisfaction in today’s too-fast world. Covey and his associates spell out six steps to achieving your principle-centered goals. Along the way you’ll learn to overcome the tyranny of urgency, connect with your mission, identify your roles, exercise integrity and, in the end, become the person you know you can be.

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