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  • Image of Encouraging the Heart
    Image of Encouraging the Heart

    A Leader's Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others

    by James Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner

    Encouraging the Heart is about the principles and practices that support the basic human need to be appreciated for who we are and what we do. It is not about glad-handing, back-slapping, gold stars and pay-offs. It's about the importance of linking rewards and appreciation to standards of excellence. Encouraging the Heart has its origins in Jim Kouzes's and Barry Posner's research on the practices of individuals functioning at their personal best as leaders. They have consiste

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    The 10 Essential Laws of Supply Chain Risk Management

    by Gary S. Lynch

    In Single Point of Failure, internationally recognized industry veteran Gary Lynch reveals the 10 vital laws you can use to successfully identify, measure, mitigate and finance risk. Lynch offers guidance for establishing your organization's supply risk management program, avoiding bad decisions and gathering better information and data to make good decisions. You need to learn the root causes of problems and decide whether you have the proper systems in place to mitigate risk. Addressi

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    by Alice Schroeder

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    This is the book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The Legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and those close to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies and wisdom.  The result is a personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as

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    The Story of Success

    by Malcolm Gladwell

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    Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers examines the commonality of successful people and organizations and investigates as to why some of the world's greatest achievers are beneficiaries of hidden advantages.

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  • Image of Making the Number
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    How to Use Sales Benchmarking to Drive Performance

    by Aaron Bartels, Greg Alexander, Mike Drapeau

    Comparing a sales force to those of relevant peers leads to many opportunities to improve performance. Making the Number will show you and your sales team how to crush the competition. The authors take readers through their five-step methodology, showing how to select metrics; gather, compute, and compare external and internal data; and then actually use the data. Whether you’re a sales rep, a manager, or a CEO, this book will show you a better way to make your number.

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    The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition

    by Guy Kawasaki

    For a quarter of a century, Guy Kawasaki –– entrepreneur, evangelist, venture capitalist, blogger and guru –– has cast an irreverent eye on the dubious trends, sketchy theories, crackpot jargon, and outright foolishness of what so often passes for business today. Too many people frantically chase the Next Big Thing only to discover that all they’ve made is the Last Big Mistake. Reality Check is Kawasaki’s all-in-one guide for starting and operating great organizations - ones that ...

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    Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't

    by Robert I. Sutton

    The No Asshole Rule provides a compelling inquiry into the difficult challenge of having to work with other human beings, and what you can do about it. Author Robert I. Sutton, Ph.D., provides readers with practical ideas for what they can do about a poisonous work environment and how they can survive the people who inhabit it. The No Asshole Rule sheds real analytical light on how this ongoing problem ruins morale, lowers productivity and can truly devastate a company's cultur

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    Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability

    by Craig Hickman, Tom Smith, Roger Connors

    This summary details how people and organizations, armed with attitudes of accountability, can overcome the obstacles, excuses and biases that keep them from getting the results they want.

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    How the Net Generation is Changing Your World

    by Don Tapscott

    Chances are you know someone between the ages of 11 and 30. You've seen them doing five things at once: texting friends, downloading music, uploading videos, watching a movie on a two-inch screen and doing who knows what on Facebook. They're the first generation to have literally grown up digital — and they're part of a global cultural phenomenon that's here to stay. The bottom line is this: If you understand the Net Generation, you will understand the future. If you're a baby boomer or Ge

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