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  • Image of Hot Groups
    Image of Hot Groups

    Seeding Them, Feeding Them, and Using Them to Ignite Your Organization

    by Jean Lipman-Blumen, Harold Leavitt

    Different from teams, focus groups, or committees, hot groups are small, passionate, creative groups of individuals who come together to focus obsessively on a certain task, then flame out never to be seen again once the task is complete. The authors show what hot groups can do for your organization.

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  • Image of Rewards that Drive High Performance
    Image of Rewards that Drive High Performance

    Success Stories from Leading Organizations

    by Thomas Wilson

    Case studies of companies who used compensation and reward systems to achieve their organizational goals -- from putting employees first at Starbucks to building an entrepreneurial spirit at Southwest Airlines.

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  • Image of Saving Big Blue
    Image of Saving Big Blue

    Leadership Lessons and Turnaround Tactics of IBM's Lou Gerstner

    by Robert Slater

    Having explained Jack Welch and the GE Way in his previous best-seller, Slater now turns his attention to Louis V. Gerstner, who saved the floundering IBM by focusing on customers and demanding high performance from his managers and employees. Full of key leadership lessons for managing a turnaround.

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  • Image of Customer-Centered Growth
    Image of Customer-Centered Growth

    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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  • Image of People Styles at Work
    Image of People Styles at Work

    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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