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  • Image of Transparency
    Image of Transparency

    How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor

    by Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman, James O'Toole

    Digital technology makes transparency all but inevitable in this era, and leaders must be cognizant of the fact that trust and transparency are always linked. The three essays in Transparency look at this urgent issue from different angles and offer leaders practical advice on how to embrace transparency as a good thing, even if it’s not an easy one.

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    Image of Leaders at All Levels

    Deepening Your Talent Pool to Solve the Succession Crisis

    by Ram Charan

    In Leaders at All Levels, Ram Charan — prolific author and world-renowned advisor to business leaders — takes aim at the current crisis in leadership: the shortage of leaders prepared to face the complex business challenges of today. Charan offers a solution that outlines a new model for succession and leadership development.

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  • Image of Outsmart!
    Image of Outsmart!

    How to Do What Your Competitors Can't

    by Jim Champy

    Jim Champy, dubbed one of the leading management and business thinkers of our time, identifies the counterintuitive lessons learned by companies that have been able to sustain super-high growth for at least three years straight. Champy shares an inside look at the success factors associated with many of the companies that continue to outsmart their competition even in a tough marketplace.

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  • Image of The Elephant and the Dragon
    Image of The Elephant and the Dragon

    The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us

    by Robyn Meredith

    The Elephant and the Dragon explores the earth-tilting emergence of India and China on the world stage and provides an essential guide to understanding how these countries are reshaping our world. Robyn Meredith examines the looming shadows of Gandhi and Mao that help explain not just the past but also how the future is unfolding for India and China. She breaks new ground, outlining how Americans can understand the vast changes coming and can thrive in the age of The Elephant and the Dr

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  • Image of Making Innovation Work
    Image of Making Innovation Work

    How to Manage It, Measure It, and Profit from It

    by Tony Davila, Marc J. Epstein, Robert Shelton

    To compete effectively, you must innovate: Not just once, but consistently, in all your products, services and business functions. But, profitable innovation doesn't just "happen." It must be managed, measured, executed on — and few companies do that well. This summary offers the first real solution: a start-to-finish process for driving growth from innovation. You'll learn how to define effective strategies and organizational structures for innovation, manage innovation more suc

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  • Image of Creating the Accountable Organization
    Image of Creating the Accountable Organization

    A Practical Guide to Improve Performance Execution

    by Mark Samuel

    Creating an accountable organization means developing a culture where people at all levels of the organization can be counted on to keep their commitments and agreements. Author Mark Samuel describes strategies and techniques for increasing both individual and shared accountability. This includes within and between teams as well as between departments. The guidance offered is for leaders and change agents at any level within an organization who are ready to move to the next level of excellence a

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  • Image of Freakonomics
    Image of Freakonomics

    A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

    by Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner

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    Freakonomics offers readers the hidden facts buried within the stories they live and see dramatized every day, along with the numbers and statistics that can help them draw sense from the chaos. By justifying the use of strange questions to get at the heart of the matter, the authors show how economists turn collections of facts into unusual theories and then prove them by applying critical analysis.

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  • Image of Nobodies to Somebodies
    Image of Nobodies to Somebodies

    How 100 Great Careers Got Their Start

    by Peter Han

    Nobodies to Somebodies explores how many successful people found their true callings in a wide range of fields, and went from Nobodies to Somebodies. Based on interviews with 100 highly accomplished leaders — actors, CEOs, senators, scientists and others — this summary describes the early paths they traveled, the hard choices they made, and the lessons they learned along the way. Describing many extremely diverse career paths, it explores common themes and lessons that can help anyone e

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  • Image of Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars
    Image of Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars

    A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors

    by Patrick Lencioni

    In Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars, bestselling author and acclaimed management expert Patrick Lencioni presents a dynamic leadership fable that reveals how organizations can overcome the “silos” that divide work units and paralyze performance. Lencioni also offers solutions to a key leadership issue — the impact of turf wars and political infighting on organizational effectiveness. Written in the form of a realistic but fictional story, this summary tackles a tough business issue in bot

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