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    Hacking Leadership

    by Mike Myatt
    Item #: 3613
    In Hacking Leadership, Mike Myatt identifies 11 leadership gaps that can be holding leaders back and affecting their performance. The gaps are found in areas of leadership, purpose, future, mediocrity, culture, talent, knowledge, innovation, expectation, complexity and failure.
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    How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things

    by Patricia O'Connell, Neil Smith
    Item #: 34OTFS
    Every day, seemingly intelligent and successful leaders and their companies make headline news because of poor decisions that can cause their businesses to stumble, making many of us scratch our heads in wonder: Why would such a successful business make that strategic decision? How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things highlights the ways in which the eight hidden barriers can interrupt your business, and author Neil Smith outlines a fast, and proven, process in which 12 principles...
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    The 4 Disciplines of Execution

    by Jim Huling, Chris McChesney, Sean Covey
    Item #: 3424
    Do you remember the last major initiative you watched die in your organization? Did it go down with a loud crash? Or was it slowly and quietly suffocated by other competing priorities? By the time it finally disappeared, it's likely no one even noticed. What happened? The "whirlwind" of urgent activity required to keep things running day-to-day devoured all the time and energy you needed to invest in executing your strategy for tomorrow. The 4 Disciplines of Execution can...
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    The Performance Pipeline

    by Stephen Drotter
    Item #: 3405
    From Stephen Drotter, coauthor of the bestselling book The Leadership Pipeline, comes the next-step resource designed to help leaders at every level succeed in an uncertain business environment. The Performance Pipeline is a groundbreaking book that is based on Stephen Drotter's forty years of in-depth work with more than 100 companies worldwide. The book defines how work flows from top to bottom and reveals what results each layer must produce and what each layer must pass...
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    The Way We're Working Isn't Working

    by Tony Schwartz, Jean Gomes, Catherine McCarthy, Ph.D.
    Item #: FBR0710B
    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    The incredible pace of the modern workplace is creating damage that is often unseen until it's too late. This book attempts to address the issue and provides meaningful examples from scientific studies of performance. The authors attempt to reverse the roadblocks that individuals and organizations unwittingly put in front of themselves.
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    The Three Laws of Performance

    by Dave Logan, Steve Zaffron
    Item #: 3116
    How do companies –– in different countries and industries –– all achieve breakthrough performance when the odds are stacked against them? The answer: By applying The Three Laws of Performance and thereby re-writing their futures. Authors Steve Zaffrron and Dave Logan crack the code on rewriting the future for people and organizations, elevating performance to unprecedented levels.
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    A Sense Of Urgency

    by John P. Kotter
    Item #: FBR0409
    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Bestselling author and business guru John Kotter shows what a true sense of urgency really is, why it is becoming an exceptionally important asset and how you can create and sustain it within your organization –– starting today.
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    How

    by Dov Seidman
    Item #: 2923
    According to Seidman, in this ever-increasingly competitive world, it’s not what you do, but how you do it that sets you apart from the pack.
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    Making Strategy Work

    by Lawrence Hrebiniak
    Item #: 2720
    While formulating strategy is a challenge, executing that strategy can be an even greater challenge. In Making Strategy Work, Lawrence Hrebiniak offers a comprehensive, disciplined process model for making strategy work in the real world. This model covers every key success factor of effective execution, including organization structure, coordination, information sharing, incentives, controls, change management, culture and the role of power and influence in the process.
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