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  • Image of Manager Redefined
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    The Competitive Advantage in the Middle of Your Organization

    by Thomas H. Davenport

    In Manager Redefined, Tom Davenport and Stephen Harding explains that managers must build human capital and create employee engagement by managing them almost not at all. The authors view supervisors and managers as centers of insight and influence, underappreciated in many organizations, but endowed nevertheless with the potential to make dramatic contributions to enterprise success. They urge companies to think of their managers as potential sources of competitive advantage.

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    and Other Unapologetic Rules for Game-Changing Entrepreneurs

    by Andy Kessler

    The era of easy money and easy jobs is officially over. Today, we're all entrepreneurs, and the tides of change threaten to capsize anyone who plays it safe. Taking risks is the name of the game — but how can you tell a smart bet from a stupid gamble? In this summary, Andy Kessler explains how the world's greatest entrepreneurs don't just start successful companies — they overturn entire industries, and he offers twelve surprising and controversial rules for these radical...

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    10 Bold Steps that Define Gutsy Leaders

    by Robert J. Herbold

    Why do managers at all levels sacrifice corporate success by shying away from making the tough decisions? This executive book summary of What's Holding You Back? explores exactly why managers often hesitate to confront difficult issues and reveals the ten core principles of confident leadership, outlining proven tactics by which managers can confront their inner wimp and highlight their inner courage.

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    A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity

    by Josh Linkner

    We live in an era when business cycles are measured in months, not years. The only way to sustain long term innovation and growth is through creativity — at all levels of an organization. This executive book summary of Disciplined Dreaming shows you how to create profitable new ideas, empower all your employees to be creative, and sustain your competitive advantage over the long term. Josh Linkner distills his years of experience into a 5-step process that will make creativity...

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    What Enterprise, America's #1 Car Rental Company, Can Teach You about Creating Lifetime Customers

    by Kirk Kazanjian

    While providing a thorough case study of the success of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Kazanjian also gives an in-depth look to the strategic management practices that have boosted the company to the top of its industry.

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    How Your Customers Will Co-Design Your Company's Future

    by Patricia B. Seybold

    Innovation is what keeps companies at the top of their fields, and Seybold shows that the best way for companies to do this is to involve passionate customers in every aspect of their product and service design.

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    It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear

    by Dr. Frank I. Luntz

    To effectively obtain the power of communication, you must learn that it’s not always what you say, but how you say it. Luntz offers sound advice on how to tactically use words and phrases to get what you want in life.

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    Image of The Giants of Sales

    What Dale Carnegie, John Patterson, Elmer Wheeler, and Joe Girard Can Teach You About Real Sales Success

    by Tom Sant

    Sales theories come and sales theories go, but nothing beats learning from the original masters. The Giants of Sales introduces readers to the techniques developed by four legendary sales giants – Dale Carnegie, John Patterson, Elmer Wheeler and Joe Girard – and offers concrete examples of how they still work in the 21st century.

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    Companies that Choose to be Great Instead of Big

    by Bo Burlingham

    Most books about successful businesses focus on public companies. But Inc. magazine Editor Bo Burlingham focuses on privately held companies marching to the beat of a different drum. In Small Giants, he profiles 14 of the best, including Anchor Brewing, CitiStorage, Clif Bar Inc., Righteous Babe Records, Reel Precision Manufacturing and Zingerman’s Community of Businesses. Burlingham takes readers inside these companies to determine the elusive “mojo” that makes them great.

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