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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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    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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