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    Compelling People

    by Matthew Kohut, John Neffinger
    Item #: 3606
    What makes some people irresistible and others forgettable? John Neffinger and Matthew Kohut introduce us to two qualities - strength (the root of respect) and warmth (the root of affection) - and they detail the signals that broadcast each of these. Drawing on the latest social science and the authors' own work, Compelling People reveals the basic framework we use to judge each other and what we can do to earn both respect and affection.
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    Springboard

    by G Richard Shell
    Item #: 3603
    An award-winning author and creator of the Wharton School's "Success Course," G. Richard Shell uses his decades of research to help you probe your past, imagine your future, and measure your strengths. He then combines these with the latest scientific insights on everything from self-confidence and happiness to relationships and careers. Springboard will help you reevaluate your future and envision success on your own terms. It may even change your life.
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    The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace

    by Cy Wakeman
    Item #: 3521
    More than anything else, you need to understand exactly how your employer evaluates you, and your annual performance review doesn't tell the whole story. In The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace, Cy Wakeman shows how to calculate your true value to your organization by understanding your current and future potential against your "emotional expense" — the toll your actions and attitudes take on the people around you. With Wakeman's clear, straight-to-the-point...
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    StandOut™

    by Marcus Buckingham
    Item #: 3402
    StandOut introduces the next-generation strengths assessment from Marcus Buckingham, co-author of Now, Discover Your Strengths. The StandOut assessment unveils your two key strength roles and shows you how to find your edge and win at work. Whether you're an individual who wants to find your edge, a manager trying to fully understand the strengths of your team, or a leader in an organization looking to stay on the cutting edge of the strengths movement, you need ...
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    Power

    by Jeffrey Pfeffer
    Item #: 3307
    Jeffrey Pfeffer, one of the greatest minds in management theory, reveals how to succeed and wield power in the real world. This executive summary of his latest book, Power, is a groundbreaking guide that reveals the strategies and tactics that separate the winners from the losers.
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    Great Work, Great Career

    by Jennifer Colosimo, Stephen R. Covey
    Item #: 3225
    Do you have a good career, a mediocre career, or a great career? How do you know? And how do your create a great career? The most respected business thinker of our time, Dr. Stephen R. Covey, and change consultant Jennifer Colosimo offer a complete handbook for anyone seeking answers.
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    Executive Presence

    by Harrison Monarth
    Item #: 3210
    People reach highly influential positions because they deeply understand the power of perception and know how to leverage it in their favor. Harrison Monarth believes anyone with the will to succeed can do it, and he provides the techniques needed to take a career to its highest level.
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    The Next Level

    by Scott Eblin
    Item #: 31BS12
    What separates those who make it after a promotion to the executive level from those who don’t? Drawing on more than twenty years of experience working with new and seasoned corporate leaders, Scott Eblin has identified the key behaviors and beliefs that successful executives pick up and let go of. For every rising executive, Eblin’s practical coaching – interwoven with frank mentoring advice from top executives – is invaluable in achieving success at the next level.
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    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    by Stephen R. Covey
    Item #: 29MTFS
    This #1 National Bestseller offers a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service and human dignity -- principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates. Originally published in 1989, the timeless seven habits remain relevant even as the challenges have become more...
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