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  • Image of The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership
    Image of The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership

    by Steven B. Sample

    Steven Sample, president of the University of Southern California (USC), has the leadership skills that have helped the school to receive international recognition as a successfully growing organization. In his book, Sample has compiled the skills and tactics required by leaders who want to improve their organizations and their ability to lead. His unconventional approach to leadership offers a plethora of new ideas about making better decisions, using time wisely, picking top staffers, reading

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    Image of Slack

    Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency

    by Tom DeMarco

    If you think that getting your employees to rapidly move between tasks is making your organization more effective and productive, think again. Efficiency expert Tom DeMarco challenges many of the most popular management theories by demonstrating how they are inappropriate for today’s knowledge-worker-based economy. In Slack, he shows companies how constant overtime and aggressive schedules work against their effectiveness and their ability to compete in the global marketplace. For organ

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    Five Proven Strategies for Building Competitive Advantage

    by Richard Whiteley, Diane Hessan

    You’re probably not even halfway to truly satisfying those who really pay the bills – your customers. This summary explains how to focus on your customer with the intensity of a laser beam.

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    Making Bad Relationships Good and Good Relationships Better

    by Robert Bolton, Dorothy Bolton

    You and everybody else fit into one of four personality groups. Knowing which one you're in and how to deal with those in other groups are part of the priceless information this summary offers.

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    Doing Business in the New Economy

    by Ron Zemke, Karl Albrecht

    This summary is must reading if you're concerned about service and want to get ahead of the competition. Zemke and Albrecht have earned their reputations as authorities on customer service.

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