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  • Image of Strategic Renaissance
    Image of Strategic Renaissance

    New Thinking and Innovative Tools to Create Great Corporate Strategies. . . Using Insights from History and Science

    by Evan M. Dudik

    In this insightful primer on corporate strategy development, Dudik shows why the traditional strategic goal of sustainable competitive advantage (SCA) is being replaced by a new goal: opportunity creation and exploitation (OCE). Dudik also explores the business application of a classic military strategy: the hammer and pivot.

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    Aligning the Hearts and Minds of Your Employees

    by Jon R. Katzenbach

    Katzenbach, co-author of The Wisdom of Teams, shows how to build exceptional levels of employee performance and commitment by consistently pursuing one or more of five distinct paths to peak performance: the Mission, Values and Pride path; the Process and Metrics path; the Entrepreneurial Spirit path; the Individual Achievement path; and the Recognition and Celebration path.

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    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

    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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    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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