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    Rebounders

    by Rick Newman
    Item #: 35MTFS
    In Rebounders, U.S. News & World Report journalist Rick Newman examines the rise and fall—and rise again—of some of our most prolific and productive figures in order to demystify the anatomy of resilience.
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    Turn the Ship Around!

    by L. David Marquet
    Item #: 3430
    From the vantage point of the commander of the USS Santa Fe, read how the crew completely turned the ship around, going from worst to first by questioning many of our basic leadership assumptions and shifting from take-control authority to give-control empowerment. Share the author's insights as the crew gains unprecedented decision making authority, the risks of doing so, and the reward of an exponentially more effective and more resilient organization. Learn how to achieve...
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    TouchPoints

    by Douglas Conant, Mette Norgaard
    Item #: 3328
    Douglas R. Conant, CEO of Campbell Soup Company, and co-author Mette Norgaard turn conventional business wisdom on its head, suggesting that the daily interruptions that leaders face in nearly epidemic proportions are actually the moments where the greatest leadership opportunities lie. The TouchPoint model has three components and involves using the head, heart and hands to connect with employees in a way that not only enhances their individual performance, but actually transforms them into...
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    The Steve Jobs Way

    by Jay Elliot, William Simon
    Item #: 3322
    In The Steve Jobs Way, Jay Elliot gives the reader the opportunity of seeing Steve Jobs as only his closest associates have ever seen him, and to learn what has made him capable of creating tools so extraordinary that they have remade three industries and transformed the way we create, consume, and communicate with each other. Jay Elliot worked side by side with Steve as Senior Vice President of Apple and brings us his deep insider perspective of Steve's singular iLeadership style...
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    It's Your Ship

    by D Michael Abrashoff
    Item #: 32BS12
    Some unique insight into hands-on management comes from Captain D. Michael Abrashoff who shares his experiences commanding a guided missile destroyer. While the ship's systems and technologies were cutting-edge, many of the practices and protocols were outdated and inefficient. Abrashoff's primary focus to make his warship more effective was getting the most from his crew.
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    Derailed

    by Tim Irwin
    Item #: 3209
    Tim Irwin chronicles the collapse of six high-profile CEOs and identifies the factors that drove their downfalls. In each case, Irwin observes a failure of authenticity, humility, self-management and courage. Derailed teaches you how to avoid derailment by applying certain principles about leadership and life to stay on track.
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    Power, Ambition, Glory

    by Steve Forbes, John Prevas
    Item #: FBR0909
    In Power, Ambition, Glory, Steve Forbes and John Prevas observe the strong comparisons between the empires of the ancient world and the corporations that rule modern society.
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    You Can't Order Change

    by Peter S. Cohan
    Item #: 3110
    Jim McNerney is smart about motivating people; crafting business strategies that spark profitable growth; and making operations more productive, efficient and effective. Most important, he is a genius at creating harmony within communities. He wins hearts and minds with a clear vision of the future, combined with personal humility. Learn how these skills help him pull off the seemingly impossible turnaround of Boeing.
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    High Altitude Leadership

    by Don Schmincke, Chris Warner
    Item #: 3109
    Warner and Schmincke present a new approach to leadership development, based in groundbreaking scientific research, field test under the most brutal conditions on the most difficult summits, and successfully applied in the training of executives, management teams and entrepreneurs throughout the world. To thrive in today’s business challenges and tomorrow’s unpredictable risks, you need to become the type of leader whose career, team, and company excels in the most extreme of environments.
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