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  • Image of The Attacker’s Advantage

    The Attacker’s Advantage

    by Ram Charan
    Item #: 3723
    Ram Charan provides proven tools to help leaders embrace uncertainty and develop the skills to be better prepared to lead. The attacker’s advantage is the perceptual acuity to detect ahead of others forces that could radically reshape a market space so you can position your business to make the next move first.
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    Grounded

    by Bob Rosen
    Item #: 3612
    Internationally renowned CEO advisor Bob Rosen proposes a new approach to leadership in Grounded in which leaders at every level can become more self-aware, develop their untapped potential, and drive better results for themselves, their teams and their organizations.
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    Adaptability

    by Max McKeown
    Item #: 3427
    Max McKeown's new book harnesses the essence of human survival — the ability to adapt — to help people succeed in business and all other aspects of life. He draws on millions of years of evolution to create a practical and strategic set of rules that take adaption from an involuntary coping strategy to a deliberate winning strategy. Adaptability proves that innovation is important but not enough. The ability to adapt smarter and faster than the situation changes is what...
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  • Image of Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times

    Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times

    by Stephen R. Covey, Bob Whitman
    Item #: 3207
    If there is one thing that is certain in business, it’s uncertainty. Still, there are great organizations that perform consistently and with excellence, regardless of the conditions. This practical book is about getting predictable results in good times and bad by applying four key principles: excellent execution; high trust levels with all stakeholders; achieving more with less; and transforming fear into engagement.
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  • Image of The Upside of the Downturn

    The Upside of the Downturn

    by Geoff Colvin
    Item #: 3129
    Geoff Colvin, one of America's most respected business journalists, says even the scariest recession has an upside. The best managers know conventional thinking won't help them win in these tough times. They're taking smart, practical steps that will not only keep them strong, but will also distance them from the pack for years to come. In his latest work, Colvin, author of the bestselling Talent is Overrated, offers ten solidly grounded strategies that will increase your company's...
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  • Image of Leaders Make the Future

    Leaders Make the Future

    by Bob Johansen
    Item #: 3125
    We are in a time of disruptive leadership change. In a VUCA world –– one characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity –– traditional leadership skills won’t be enough. Drawing on the latest ten-year research from the Institute for the Future, this powerful book explore the external forces that are shaking the foundations of leadership.
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    Chaotics

    by John Caslione, Philip Kotler
    Item #: 3121
    As the fallout from the financial meltdown of 2008 grows progressively worse, companies, industries, and entire markets cling precariously to life or have ceased to exist altogether. And the turbulence may not be over anytime soon. Here noted business strategists Kotler and Casilone argue that these troubled times are not an aberration, but the new face of normal. Chaotics teaches how to be prepared for –– and thrive in –– this New Age of Turbulence.
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  • Image of Leadership in the Era of Economic Uncertainty

    Leadership in the Era of Economic Uncertainty

    by Ram Charan
    Item #: 3117
    Today’s business environment is challenging if not downright dangerous. Business advisor and best-selling author Ram Charan describes steps you can take right now to steer your organization away from the pitfalls and position it for a new future. You'll find practical techniques that will help you cope with cash and credit crunches, shrinking budgets, collapsing markets, sinking morale, disappearing suppliers and nervous stakeholders. And Charan will show you where to find –– and how to...
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    The Black Swan

    by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    Item #: FBR1007
    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    According to Taleb, regardless of what we know from history, a single improbable event can change everything we think about the world. Taleb calls these improbable events Black Swans.
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