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  • Image of Manager Redefined
    Image of Manager Redefined

    The Competitive Advantage in the Middle of Your Organization

    by Thomas H. Davenport

    In Manager Redefined, Tom Davenport and Stephen Harding explains that managers must build human capital and create employee engagement by managing them almost not at all. The authors view supervisors and managers as centers of insight and influence, underappreciated in many organizations, but endowed nevertheless with the potential to make dramatic contributions to enterprise success. They urge companies to think of their managers as potential sources of competitive advantage.

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    and Other Unapologetic Rules for Game-Changing Entrepreneurs

    by Andy Kessler

    The era of easy money and easy jobs is officially over. Today, we're all entrepreneurs, and the tides of change threaten to capsize anyone who plays it safe. Taking risks is the name of the game — but how can you tell a smart bet from a stupid gamble? In this summary, Andy Kessler explains how the world's greatest entrepreneurs don't just start successful companies — they overturn entire industries, and he offers twelve surprising and controversial rules for these radical...

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    10 Bold Steps that Define Gutsy Leaders

    by Robert J. Herbold

    Why do managers at all levels sacrifice corporate success by shying away from making the tough decisions? This executive book summary of What's Holding You Back? explores exactly why managers often hesitate to confront difficult issues and reveals the ten core principles of confident leadership, outlining proven tactics by which managers can confront their inner wimp and highlight their inner courage.

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    A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity

    by Josh Linkner

    We live in an era when business cycles are measured in months, not years. The only way to sustain long term innovation and growth is through creativity — at all levels of an organization. This executive book summary of Disciplined Dreaming shows you how to create profitable new ideas, empower all your employees to be creative, and sustain your competitive advantage over the long term. Josh Linkner distills his years of experience into a 5-step process that will make creativity...

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  • Image of How the Best Leaders Lead
    Image of How the Best Leaders Lead

    Proven Secrets to Getting the Most Out of Yourself and Others

    by Brian Tracy

    In How the Best Leaders Lead, Brian Tracy reveals the strategies he teaches top executives to achieve astounding results in difficult markets against determined competition. You will learn how to set clear goals and objectives for yourself and others, set priorities and focus on key tasks, solve problems faster and make better decisions, determine the ideal leadership style for any situation, motivate your people, and develop an exciting future vision for your business.

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  • Image of Repositioning
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    Marketing in an Era of Competition, Change, and Crisis

    by Steven Rivkin, Jack Trout

    Jack Trout’s latest book shows you how to adapt, compete –– and succeed –– in today’s overcrowded marketplace. With Repositioning, you can conquer the “3 Cs” of business: Competition, Change and Crisis.

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    Image of Viral Loop

    From Facebook to Twitter, How Today’s Smartest Businesses Grow Themselves

    by Adam L. Penenberg

    Many of the most successful Web 2.0 companies, including MySpace, YouTube, eBay and Twitter are prime examples of what journalist Adam Penenberg calls a “viral loop” –– to use it, you have to spread it. All kinds of businesses –– from the smallest start-ups to nonprofit organizations to the biggest multinational corporations –– can use the paradigm-busting power of viral loops to enable their business through technology.

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    Image of The Brain Advantage

    Become a More Effective Business Leader Using the Latest Brain Research

    by Brad Kolar, Madeleine L. Van Hecke, Ken A. Paller, Lisa P. Callahan

    The Brain Advantage ties the latest brain research to its implications for leadership styles and practices. The authors consolidate research from a wide range of studies, articles and books that delves into the neurocognitive underpinnings of how people think and act, leading to provocative insights into the human condition. The Brain Advantage draws on key research findings and analysis that can help you become a more effective decision-maker, communicator and change agent.

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  • Image of The Element
    Image of The Element

    How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

    by Ken Robinson, Ph.D., Lou Aronica

    The Element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the Element, they feel most themselves, most inspired and achieve at their highest levels. In The Element, learning expert Ken Robinson, Ph.D., draws on the stories of a wide range of artists, athletes, scientists, business leaders, academics and others to show you why finding your Element is essential for all of us. He also explores the conditions that lead us to live lives that are filled wi

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