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  • Image of The Challenger Sale
    Image of The Challenger Sale

    Taking Control of the Customer Conversation

    by Brent Adamson, Matthew Dixon

    Based on a study of thousands of sales reps across multiple industries and geographies, The Challenger Sale argues that classic relationship building is a losing approach, especially when it comes to selling complex, large-scale business-to-business solutions. The authors' study found that every sales rep in the world falls into one of five distinct profiles, and while all of these types of reps can deliver average sales performance, but only one-the Challenger- delivers consistently.

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    Image of The Courage to Act

    Five Factors of Courage to Transform Business

    by Merom Klein, Rod Napier

    In workplaces where jobs change constantly, having the courage to speak and hear the truth, inspire hope, take a stand and trust in relationships is what defines high performers. With powerful examples of courage in action, The Courage to Act explores the skills you need to embrace change and capitalize on opportunities, inspire courage in your teammates, and respond to your own personal moments of truth with the courage to push ahead and make the right things happen.

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  • Image of Speed Review: The Idea Factory
    Image of Speed Review: The Idea Factory

    Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

    by Jon Gertner

    The Penguin Press, 432 pages

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  • Image of Who's in the Room?
    Image of Who's in the Room?

    How Great Leaders Structure and Manage the Teams Around Them

    by Bob Frisch

    At the top of every organization chart lies a myth — that the boss and senior management team make all the critical decisions together. In reality, most decisions are actually made by the boss and an inner circle of confidants — a "team with no name" that exists outside formal processes. This gap between the myth and reality of decision making causes significant problems. In Who's in the Room? Bob Frisch provides a unique perspective to this widely misunderstood...

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  • Image of Speaking as a Leader
    Image of Speaking as a Leader

    How to Lead Every Time You Speak — From Boardrooms to Meeting Rooms, From Town Halls to Phone Calls

    by Judith Humphrey

    Whether it's among colleagues at lunch or an audience of a thousand, a leader's role is to move and inspire others. It's not only the big occasions that test a leader's mettle, but the little ones as well — in a casual conversation in the elevator, in phone calls, or one of many incidental, seemingly "insignificant" interactions in everyday work life. Written by one of the world's leading communications coaches, Speaking as a Leader shows you how to make the most of...

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  • Image of What Matters Now
    Image of What Matters Now

    How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition and Unstoppable Innovation

    by Gary Hamel

    What Matters Now is Gary Hamel's impassioned plea to rethink the fundamental assumptions we have about management, the meaning of work, and organizational life. He asks, "What are the fundamental, make-or-break issues that will determine whether your organization thrives or dives in the years ahead?" The answer is found in five paramount issues: values, innovation, adaptability, passion, and ideology.

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  • Image of The Zappos Experience
    Image of The Zappos Experience

    5 Principles to Inspire, Engage and WOW

    by Joseph Michelli

    The Zappos name has come to stand for a new standard of customer service, an amazing online shopping experience, a great place to work, and the most impressive transformational business success story of our time. Simply put, Zappos is revolutionizing business and changing lives. Now, Joseph Michelli, author of the internationally bestselling business books Prescription for Excellence and The Starbucks Experience, explains how Zappos does it — and how you can do it in your...

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  • Image of Taking People with You
    Image of Taking People with You

    The Only Way to Make BIG Things Happen

    by David Novak

    There are countless leadership books, but how many will actually help a Taco Bell shift manager, a Fortune 500 CEO, a new entrepreneur, or anyone in between? David Novak's new book Taking People with You will. Novak knows that managers and leaders can make things happen by one skill: getting people on their side. He offers a step-by-step guide to setting big goals, getting people to work together, blowing past your targets, and celebrating after you shock the skeptics. And then doing...

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  • Image of The Rare Find
    Image of The Rare Find

    Spotting Exceptional Talent Before Everyone Else

    by George Anders

    Anyone who recruits talent faces the same basic challenge, whether we work for a big company, a new start-up, a Hollywood studio, a hospital, or the Green Berets. We all wonder how to tell the really outstanding prospects from the ones who look great on paper but then fail on the job. Or, equally important, how to spot the ones who don't look so good on paper but might still deliver extraordinary performance. Author George Anders sought out the world's savviest talent judges to see what they...

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