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  • Image of Voice Power
    Image of Voice Power

    Using Your Voice to Captivate, Persuade, and Command Attention

    by Renee Grant-Williams

    While everyone has a voice, not every voice is one that gets attention — a personal weakness often overlooked. The concept of “dressing for success” — creating the right appearance — is second nature by now. However, most people are unaware that their voices account for one-third of the total impression they make on others (the other factors are appearance and message). In this summary, Renee Grant-Williams, who has worked with U.S. senators, business executives and sales professionals, as well

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    Image of How Organizations Work

    Taking a Holistic Approach to Enterprise Health

    by Alan P. Brache

    Organizations are like humans. Each organ, muscle, bone, and nerve plays a unique part within the whole. A strong contribution from one component can’t make up for deficiencies in others, and understanding each component doesn’t explain the health of the whole person. Body functions are integrated and their interactions are as important as their individual roles. So are the different functions in an organization. This summary shows you how to take a holistic approach to organizational wellness b

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    How to Manage a Group of Professionals

    by David H. Maister, Patrick J. McKenna

    Managing people is difficult, particularly when you are tasked with leading a group of confident, intelligent professionals — often used to working with a certain amount of autonomy — to accomplish some task or essential goal. Group leaders must be skilled not only in management basics (delegation, decision-making, running meetings, and so forth), but also in the “softer” skills of inspirational leadership practices. Crammed with concrete advice and practical applications and examples, ...

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  • Image of Leading Change
    Image of Leading Change

    by John P. Kotter

    Harvard's Kotter simplifies the messy, complex process of corporate change. He provides a blueprint for the steps you need to take whether your change is a restructuring, reengineering project, or cultural renewal. This is the last word on managing change.

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  • Image of Mean Business
    Image of Mean Business

    by Albert Dunlap

    Dunlap, head of Sunbeam Corporation, shows how he transformed Scott Paper from a money-losing, lackluster organization into a vibrant market leader. Tips abound – on strategy, cost cutting, out-sourcing, and getting ahead on the job. A great “here’s how I did it” summary.

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  • Image of Beating The Street
    Image of Beating The Street

    The Best-Selling Author of (One up on Wall Street) Shows You how to Pick Winning Stocks and Mutual Funds

    by Peter Lynch

    Master stockpicker Lynch shows how he walloped the market averages while heading Fidelity's Magellan fund -- and how you can beat the Wall Street wizards, too. (Step one: Ignore the heard.)

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    How to Rate Your Company's Performance against the World's Best

    by Gregory Watson

    You understand the value of comparing your company's practices to those of star performers in your industry. But how do you do that? Watson tells what to measure, how to find a benchmarking partner, and ways to apply what you've learned.

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  • Image of Sustaining Knock Your Socks Off Service
    Image of Sustaining Knock Your Socks Off Service

    by Thomas Connellan, Ron Zemke

    Service-quality experts Connellan and Zemke know that many customer-service programs sputter after a few months. They show you how to keep your employees enthusiatic and your customers enthralled.

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  • Image of Team Players and Teamwork
    Image of Team Players and Teamwork

    by Glenn Parker

    Departmental and cross-functional teams are the fast track to industry leadership. Learn how team players can achieve the greatest productivity.

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