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  • Image of The Art of Profitability

    The Art of Profitability

    by Adrian J. Slywotzky
    Item #: FBR1206B
    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    From the author of The Profit Zone comes a new guide to success. With careful pace, Slywotzky takes readers through 23 business lessons. Similar to a Zen koan, this book mixes Eastern philosophy with practical business takeaways. It will help executives fire an arrow directly to the bullseye of their companies' profit target.
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  • Image of The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning

    The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning

    by Calhoun Wick, Richard Flanagan, Roy Pollock, Andrew Jefferson
    Item #: FBR1206
    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    The authors offer their experience and insight on how to turn training and development into noticeable business results, stressing the necessity for a strong educational program. Six specific disciplines are mapped out that will provide measurable outcomes when properly instilled within the corporate learning environment.
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  • Image of The Leader of the Future 2

    The Leader of the Future 2

    by Frances Hesselbein, Marshall Goldsmith
    Item #: 2830
    Ten years after the bestselling The Leader of the Future hit the stands, comes this collection of essays from thought leaders of yesterday and today. Read Peter Drucker’s thoughts on executive leadership, R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr.’s theory of diversity management, General Eric K. Shinseki’s metaphor of one-eyed kings, Marshall Goldsmith’s words on leading new age professionals, and much more.
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  • Image of The New American Workplace

    The New American Workplace

    by Edward Lawler, James O'Toole
    Item #: 2829
    The U.S. government’s Work in America report received national acclaim and front-page coverage in media across the United States when it was published 30 years ago. In The New American Workplace, the long-awaited follow-up to the bestselling Work in America, authors James O’Toole and Edward E. Lawler III provide a comprehensive, authoritative picture of the state of the workplace today.
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  • Image of Head, Heart & Guts

    Head, Heart & Guts

    by Stephen Rhinesmith, Peter Cairo, David L. Dotlich
    Item #: 28DTFS
    In this summary, the authors, all from the world's leading executive-development firm, argue that traditional leadership development focuses too much on the "head," and that it is critical for companies to identify and integrate other capabilities into the development of leaders. This summary reveals the three most important leadership capabilities — the abilities to implement, emphasize and take risks — and tells how to put them in action.
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  • Image of Winning

    Winning

    by Jack Welch
    Item #: 28ASE
    Winning goes beyond Welch’s memoir Jack, Straight From the Gut. In his latest book, Welch addresses his own management techniques honed during his tenure as CEO of General Electric. He includes an overview of cultural values, delves into hiring to explore what winners are made of, shares advice on crisis management, and looks at the external factors that can influence a company's success. Welch also takes a more personal turn, with an eye to individual career issues.
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