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  • Image of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    Image of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

    by Stephen R. Covey

    This #1 National Bestseller offers a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service and human dignity -- principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates. Originally published in 1989, the timeless seven habits remain relevant even as the challenges have become more...

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  • Image of Built to Last
    Image of Built to Last

    Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

    by Jim Collins, Jerry Porras

    Most companies don't last more than a few decades. This summary dissects those that have done far better to reveal the secrets of their longevity.

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  • Image of The Power of Habit
    Image of The Power of Habit

    Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    by Charles Duhigg

    In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.

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  • Image of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
    Image of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

    A Leadership Fable

    by Patrick Lencioni

    In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, bestselling business author Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership powerful and instructive leadership fable. Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions that go to the very heart of why teams –– even the best ones –– often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team.

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  • Image of The Toyota Way
    Image of The Toyota Way

    14 Management Principles From the World’s Greatest Manufacturer

    by Jeffrey Liker

    Toyota is the world’s most profitable automaker. Its “secret weapon” is lean production — the revolutionary approach to business processes that it invented in the 1950s. Today, businesses around the world are trying to emulate Toyota’s remarkable success by working to implement the company’s radical system for speeding up business and service processes, reducing waste, and improving quality. To help other companies learn to continually improve on what they do, Professor of Industrial and...

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    Image of Execution

    The Discipline of Getting Things Done

    by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan

    Bossidy, the legendary CEO of Honeywell International, Inc., joins forces with consultant and prolific author Charan to explain how getting things done — not strategy, innovation or anything else — is the most important function of a leader. The authors examine in detail the three key processes of execution — people, strategy and operations — and show how all three are linked.

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  • Image of The Power Presenter
    Image of The Power Presenter

    Technique, Style, and Strategy from America’s Top Speaking Coach

    by Jerry Weissman

    Jerry Weissman is the presentations coach to Microsoft, Cisco Systems, and many of America's top executives, including founding Yahoo CEO Tim Koogle, Intuit founder Scott Cook, Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings, and many others. Now America's top coach reveals the same powerful strategies he teaches to CEOs in expensive private sessions. Learn why your body language and voice are more important than your words, how to present with poise and confidence naturally, and how to connect with...

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  • Image of The Heart of Change
    Image of The Heart of Change

    Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations

    by John P. Kotter, Dan S. Cohen

    While most companies believe change happens by making people think differently, that isn’t the case. Instead, according to John Kotter and Dan Cohen, change happens when you make people feel differently. You have to appeal more to the heart than the mind. The authors offer a new dynamic — the “see-feel-change” dynamic that fuels action by showing people potent reasons for change that spark their emotions. Built around the eight steps of change first introduced in Kotter’s bestseller...

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  • Image of True North
    Image of True North

    Discover Your Authentic Leadership

    by Bill George

    Just as a compass points toward a magnetic field, your True North pulls you toward the purpose of your leadership. When you follow your internal compass, your leadership will be authentic, and people will naturally want to associate with you.

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