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  • Image of Heads Up
    Image of Heads Up

    Using Real-Time Business Information to Know First and Act Faster

    by Kenneth G. McGee

    According to Kenneth G. McGee, a research fellow at Gartner Inc., even the worst business catastrophes rarely happen without warning. In Heads Up, McGee describes how managers can break the pervasive pattern of surprises that are often followed by desperate responses. Instead of trying to predict the future, McGee explains, managers need to master predicting the present — understanding what is happening right now and how these current events and outcomes will impact future success. By r

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    Image of A Bias for Action

    How Effective Managers Harness Their Willpower to Achieve Results

    by Heike Bruch, Sumantra Ghoshal

    In A Bias for Action, leadership expert Heike Bruch and management expert Sumantra Ghoshal demonstrate that managers often confuse activity with accomplishments, and motivation with true leadership. Based on the authors’ research across numerous industries, and illustrated with personal case studies from BP, Sony, GE, Philips and others, this summary reveals how great managers get results by engaging their own willpower through a combination of energy and focus. The authors present simp

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  • Image of Don't Think Pink
    Image of Don't Think Pink

    What Really Makes Women Buy: And How to Increase Your Share of This Crucial Market

    by Andrea Learned, Lisa Johnson

    You can no longer “think pink” by assuming that all women are the same and all they want are pastel colored products with hearts and flowers on them. Generational experiences, lifestyle choices, and demographic characteristics combine to define the filters through which women make buying choices. Lisa Johnson and Andrea Learned are co-founders of ReachWomen, a firm specializing in the behavior of women as consumers. By examining the different ways women think and how companies can engage women w

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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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  • Image of The Age of Unreason
    Image of The Age of Unreason

    by Charles Handy

    The future world of work looks mighty different than it does now. Catch a glimpse of it before it bowls you over.

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