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  • Image of The Toyota Way
    Image of The Toyota Way

    14 Management Principles From the World’s Greatest Manufacturer

    by Jeffrey Liker

    Toyota is the world’s most profitable automaker. Its “secret weapon” is lean production — the revolutionary approach to business processes that it invented in the 1950s. Today, businesses around the world are trying to emulate Toyota’s remarkable success by working to implement the company’s radical system for speeding up business and service processes, reducing waste, and improving quality. To help other companies learn to continually improve on what they do, Professor of Industrial and...

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    Image of Managers Not MBAs

    A Hard Look at the Soft Practice of Managing and Management Development

    by Henry Mintzberg

    According to Professor Henry Mintzberg, the current MBA system ensures that the wrong people will get educated in the wrong way with the wrong consequences. There is a better way. Mintzberg has designed a program, the International Masters in Practicing Management, that addresses many of the problems associated with traditional programs that profess to develop managers, but instead produce analysts ready to apply one-size-fits-all techniques no matter the context. By integrating reflective, anal

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  • Image of Presenting to Win
    Image of Presenting to Win

    The Art of Telling Your Story

    by Jerry Weissman

    Weissman, a former television producer and veteran of major Initial Public Offering presentations, shows what it takes to connect successfully with your audience. For example, Weissman offers 16 options for logically structuring your presentations.

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    Image of Mastering the Complex Sale

    How to Compete and Win When the Stakes are High!

    by Jeff Thull

    Thull presents a rigorous process for successfully completing the complex sale built around four phases: discovering the prime customer; diagnosing the complex problem; designing the complex solution; and delivering on the prime promise. A diagnostic approach, Thull argues, is the key to differentiating yourself from your competitors.

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    Image of The Innovator's Solution

    Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth

    by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor

    Christensen and co-author Raynor show how to successfully respond to the “disruptive technologies” Christensen first highlighted in the seminal bestseller, The Innovator’s Dilemma. The key is to learn how to create disruptions rather than be destroyed by them.

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