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  • Image of What Really Works
    Image of What Really Works

    The 4+2 Formula for Sustained Business Success

    by Bruce Roberson, William Joyce, Nitin Nohria

    What really works? Today’s managers realize all too painfully that many, many things matter in achieving business success, but few of them can tell you much more than what worked for them. The authors of What Really Works conducted a 10-year study that turned 50 academics and business consultants loose on dozens of companies, looking for the answer to that elusive mystery — What really works? From that study emerged the 4+2 Theory, which provides the correct combination of primary and s

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    Managing Your Company's Internal Labor Markets for Lasting Competitive Advantage

    by Dave Kieffer, Richard R. Guzzo, Jay Doherty, Haig R. Nalbantian

    According to Haig R. Nalbantian, Richard A Guzzo, Dave Kieffer and Jay Doherty, principals of Mercer Human Resource Consulting, a new, fact-based science of human capital management has emerged that is based on systems thinking, determining the correct facts about an organization, and focusing on value. With this new way of managing human capital, executives can use their human capital to its full advantage by aligning the human capital strategy with the business strategy and finally allowing st

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  • Image of The Future of Competition
    Image of The Future of Competition

    Co-Creating Unique Value with Customers

    by CK Prahalad, Venkat Ramaswamy

    In a world of infinite choice, instant gratification, and unbounded opportunities for innovation, why, ask University of Michigan Business School professors C.K. Prahalad and Venkat Ramaswamy, are companies still unable to satisfy customers or sustain growth and profitability? The answer lies in the evolving role of the customer in the value creation process. No longer do customers receive value through the purchase of products and services alone. Instead, the authors explain, individual custome

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  • Image of Speed Review: Authentic Leadership
    Image of Speed Review: Authentic Leadership

    Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value

    by Bill George

    Jossey-Bass, 240 pages

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  • Image of Speed Review: Ruthless Execution
    Image of Speed Review: Ruthless Execution

    What Business Leaders Do When Their Companies Hit the Wall

    by Amir Hartman

    Prentice Hall Financial Times, 223 pages

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  • Image of Jack Welch and the GE Way
    Image of Jack Welch and the GE Way

    Management Insights and Leadership Secrets of the Legendary CEO

    by Robert Slater

    Jack Welch gets the credit, as CEO, for the booming success of General Electric since 1981. How did he do it? This summary describes it in detail, his role as a leader, the way he stripped the company of its weighty bureaucracy, and, perhaps most important, how he found the ideas that spurred the company's growth. Engrossing reading for leaders and would-be leaders.

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  • Image of Navigating Your Career
    Image of Navigating Your Career

    Twenty-One of America's Leading Headhunters Tell You How It's Done

    by Christopher Hunt, Scott Scanlon

    Some of the world's most experienced corporate recruiters tell you what they - and corporations - are seeking as executives. Here's solid advice on what you need to reach the top, how to know if your career is stalled, how to get the best compensation package. Advice like this: Be sure your skills include those that will have a significant impact on generating revenues and cutting costs.

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  • Image of The New Supervisor's Survival Guide
    Image of The New Supervisor's Survival Guide

    by William A. Salmon

    This is the summary for those just promoted to (or faltering in) a supervisor's position. It covers the many new challenges you face, such as making your boss look good, and motivating your staff to make you look good. More specifically, it will lead you into such skills as planning and leading meetings, making decisions and - but the list is lengthy with so many things you need to know. Try it.

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