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    Elevate

    by Rich Horwath
    Item #: 3621
    Strategy expert Rich Horwath focuses on advanced strategic thinking that will drive results in the short-and long-term. His three-discipline approach breaks strategy down into its fundamentals: Coalesce, Compete and Champion. Horwath’s practical framework will help leaders keep their careers vital through innovation and inspiration.
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    Judgment on the Front Line

    by Chris DeRose, Noel Tichy
    Item #: 36BS08
    Management experts Chris DeRose and Noel M. Tichy explain why frontline employees are so important and why it is crucial to involve them in decision making. Judgment on the Front Line provides a five-step process for building a frontline-focused organization and includes examples of frontline leadership in action.
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    Moments of Impact

    by Lisa Kay Solomon, Chris Ertel
    Item #: 3616
    Moments of Impact provides a creative process by which leaders can make good strategic choices while engaging more people with different perspectives more effectively.
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    Beating the Global Odds

    by Paul A. Laudicina
    Item #: 3510
    While the widespread proliferation of information in our 24/7 news cycle can yield great benefits, the overall result has been a decrease in innovation and leadership. Beating the Global Odds is here to help, showing you how to cut through the clutter and regain your focus as you confront the challenges of the future. Author Paul A. Laudicina offers a road map to building a better, more cohesive, and more coherent tomorrow, for your business, your world, and yourself.
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    The Pause Principle

    by Kevin Cashman
    Item #: 3502
    The constant barrage of information can overwhelm a person's decision-making ability. In The Pause Principle, Kevin Cashman makes the argument that today's leaders need to take the necessary time to deeply pause before acting. Leaders must make an effort to create vision, understanding, clarity and agility. Cashman describes the need to pause to grow personal leadership, develop others, and foster a culture of innovation. By following the pause practices Cashman describes, executives...
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    Who's in the Room?

    by Bob Frisch
    Item #: 3418
    At the top of every organization chart lies a myth — that the boss and senior management team make all the critical decisions together. In reality, most decisions are actually made by the boss and an inner circle of confidants — a "team with no name" that exists outside formal processes. This gap between the myth and reality of decision making causes significant problems. In Who's in the Room? Bob Frisch provides a unique perspective to this widely misunderstood...
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    The 3rd Alternative

    by Stephen R. Covey
    Item #: FBR0112A
    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Conflict resolution has traditionally involved "meeting in the middle," a "lose - lose" situation in which both sides give up something important to find a solution. In his latest book, legendary management consultant Stephen R. Covey teaches you about the 3rd Alternative, a solution in which no one gives up anything and all sides share in the "win."
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  • Image of Tough Calls from the Corner Office

    Tough Calls from the Corner Office

    by Harlan Steinbaum
    Item #: 3312
    Steinbaum, former CEO of one of the largest retail pharmacy chains in the United States, provides inspiring, thought-provoking stories from a wide variety of leaders. Steinbaum proves that in many cases, the toughest decisions an executive makes are often the ones that define his or her career. This summary will prepare any executive to handle difficult situations.
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    How We Decide

    by Jonah Lehrer
    Item #: FBR0809
    In this 2009 bestseller, author Jonah Lehrer takes a fresh yet informed perspective on the fascinating subject of how we make up our minds.
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