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  • Image of Straight A Leadership
    Image of Straight A Leadership

    Alignment Action Accountability

    by Quint Studer

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Wall Street Journal best-selling author Quint Studer takes readers on a journey to leadership excellence. Executives will learn the three guiding principles of Studer's philosophy: alignment, action and accountability. Packed with relevant examples, this Featured Book Review attempts to provide a handy overview of Studer's major points.

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    Image of Spark

    How Old-Fashioned Values Drive a Twenty-First-Century Corporation: Lessons from Lincoln Electric’s Unique Guaranteed Employment Program

    by Frank Koller

    While factories across the Midwest shutter their doors, Cleveland-based manufacturer Lincoln Electric has thrived for more than a century. In addition to being profitable and technologically innovative, through good times and bad, the company has fulfilled its unique promise of "guaranteed continuous employment." Workers are viewed as assets — not liabilities. Through flexible hours and job assignments, as well as a merit-based bonus system, Lincoln Electric's employment...

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  • Image of Mojo
    Image of Mojo

    How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It

    by Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Reiter

    In his follow up to the New York Times bestseller What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, #1 executive coach Marshall Goldsmith lays out the ways that we can get — and keep — our Mojo.

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  • Image of The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader
    Image of The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader

    Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow

    by John C. Maxwell

    In the tradition of his million-seller The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, author John Maxwell provides a concise, accessible leadership book that helps readers become more effective leaders from the inside out.

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    Image of Flawless Consulting

    A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used

    by Peter Block

    Consulting flawlessly requires intense concentration on two processes: being as authentic as you can be at all times with the client; and attending directly, in words and actions, to the business of each stage of the consulting process. This summary describes what authentic consulting behavior looks like. It also describes the business side of each stage of the consulting process.

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  • Image of QBQ! The Question Behind the Question
    Image of QBQ! The Question Behind the Question

    Practicing Personal Accountability at Work and in Life

    by John G. Miller

    The troubles that plague organizations cannot be solved by pointing fingers and blaming others. Rather, the real solutions are found when each of us recognizes the power of personal accountability. In QBQ!, author and consultant John G. Miller explains how negative, inappropriate questions like "Why do we have to go through all this change?" and "Who dropped the ball?" represent a lack of personal accountability. Conversely, when we ask better questions — QBQs

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    Inside the Mind of the New Consumer

    by Michael Silverstein

    Through detailed, individual spending portraits of middle class consumers, Silverstein explores the story of how people around the world are reshaping the consumer-goods market by trading down to low-price products and services, trading up to premium ones, and avoiding the boredom and low value that increasingly characterize the middle.

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  • Image of The Starfish and the Spider
    Image of The Starfish and the Spider

    The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

    by Ori Brafman, Rod Beckstrom

    A spider has legs, a central body and a tiny head. Chop off the spider’s head and it dies. That’s what happens in a centralized organization with a clear leader in charge. A decentralized organization is more like a starfish — no head, only a decentralized network of cells. This book addresses the differences between the two organizational styles and why a smart business model contains parts of both.

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    How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage

    by Andrew Winston, Daniel Esty

    This book explores what every executive must know to manage today’s environmental challenges. Based on the authors’ years of experience and hundreds of interviews with corporate leaders around the world, the book shows how companies generate lasting value by building environmental thinking into their business strategies.

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