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    Stretch

    by Barbara Mistick, Karie Willyerd
    Item #: 3810
    Workplace futurist Karie Willyerd and college president Barbara Mistick offer evidence-based guidance to help you stretch to achieve your potential in order to remain relevant in tomorrow's changing work environment.
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    Unfinished Business

    by Anne-Marie Slaughter
    Item #: FBR0316
    Anne-Marie Slaughter offers her own story as a backdrop for discussing the challenges that face women who seek to have an incredible career while nurturing a happy family.
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    The Power of Presence

    by Kristi Hedges
    Item #: 38CS01A
    Everyone recognizes leaders with "presence." They stand out for their seemingly innate ability to command attention and inspire commitment. But what is this secret quality they exude, exactly? Executive and CEO coach Kristi Hedges demystifies this elusive trait, revealing that leadership presence is the intersection of outward influencing skills and internal mental conditioning. Using her I-Presence model, the author shows how anyone-regardless of position or personality-can strengthen their...
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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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    Still Surprised

    by Patricia Ward Biederman, Warren Bennis
    Item #: 34MTFS
    Still Surprised illuminates how the world-changing ideas of leadership guru Warren Bennis and his colleagues resulted from the personal crucibles of their own encounters, events and experiences. Bennis shares what he has learned by leading, and by mentoring and teaching future leaders.
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    Break Your Own Rules

    by Kathryn Heath, Mary Davis Holt, Jill Flynn
    Item #: 34BTFS
    Women hold just 11 percent of the most senior-level leadership positions in U.S. Corporations—a number that hasn't changed in over 30 years. How can women break through? Break Your Own Rules distills the six faulty assumptions (or "rules") most women follow that get in the way and then delivers the correlating new rules that promise to clear that path.
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    Mindset

    by Carol Dweck
    Item #: 34ETFS
    World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly profound idea — the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success–but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success.
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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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