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  • Image of The Power of Thanks
    Image of The Power of Thanks

    How Social Recognition Empowers Employees and Creates a Best Place to Work

    by Derek Irvine, Eric Mosley

    Globoforce executives Eric Mosley and Derek Irvine explain how a Culture of Recognition can boost employee engagement and loyalty, stronger teamwork, a more innovative culture, increased customer satisfaction as well as greater profitability and organizational health. Ultimately, they show how to build a better workplace for employees.

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    Image of Thanks for the Feedback

    The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well

    by Douglas Stone, Sheila Heen

    Receiving feedback is essential for healthy relationships and professional development, but we dread it and often dismiss it. Stone and Heen explain why getting feedback is so crucial yet so challenging, and they offer a powerful framework for interpreting comments, evaluations, and unsolicited advice in ways that enable effective learning.

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    Image of Coaching for Breakthrough Success

    Proven Techniques for Making Impossible Dreams Possible

    by Jack Canfield, Peter Chee

    Jack Canfield, coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and Dr. Peter Chee offer a practical guide of 30 principles that every coach needs to succeed. Learn how the Coaching Principles representing the heart of a coach, the Situational Coaching Model representing the mind of a coach, and the Achievers Coaching Techniques representing the energy of a coach can build upon each other to empower people to achieve breakthrough success.

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  • Image of Rebounders
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    How Winners Pivot From Setback to Success

    by Rick Newman

    In Rebounders, U.S. News & World Report journalist Rick Newman examines the rise and fall—and rise again—of some of our most prolific and productive figures in order to demystify the anatomy of resilience.

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    How to Create Leadership at Every Level

    by L. David Marquet

    From the vantage point of the commander of the USS Santa Fe, read how the crew completely turned the ship around, going from worst to first by questioning many of our basic leadership assumptions and shifting from take-control authority to give-control empowerment. Share the author's insights as the crew gains unprecedented decision making authority, the risks of doing so, and the reward of an exponentially more effective and more resilient organization. Learn how to achieve...

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    Image of TouchPoints

    Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments

    by Douglas Conant, Mette Norgaard

    Douglas R. Conant, CEO of Campbell Soup Company, and co-author Mette Norgaard turn conventional business wisdom on its head, suggesting that the daily interruptions that leaders face in nearly epidemic proportions are actually the moments where the greatest leadership opportunities lie. The TouchPoint model has three components and involves using the head, heart and hands to connect with employees in a way that not only enhances their individual performance, but actually transforms them into...

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  • Image of The Steve Jobs Way
    Image of The Steve Jobs Way

    iLeadership for a New Generation

    by Jay Elliot, William Simon

    In The Steve Jobs Way, Jay Elliot gives the reader the opportunity of seeing Steve Jobs as only his closest associates have ever seen him, and to learn what has made him capable of creating tools so extraordinary that they have remade three industries and transformed the way we create, consume, and communicate with each other. Jay Elliot worked side by side with Steve as Senior Vice President of Apple and brings us his deep insider perspective of Steve's singular iLeadership style...

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  • Image of It's Your Ship
    Image of It's Your Ship

    Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy

    by D Michael Abrashoff

    Some unique insight into hands-on management comes from Captain D. Michael Abrashoff who shares his experiences commanding a guided missile destroyer. While the ship's systems and technologies were cutting-edge, many of the practices and protocols were outdated and inefficient. Abrashoff's primary focus to make his warship more effective was getting the most from his crew.

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    Five Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Failures of Leadership

    by Tim Irwin

    Tim Irwin chronicles the collapse of six high-profile CEOs and identifies the factors that drove their downfalls. In each case, Irwin observes a failure of authenticity, humility, self-management and courage. Derailed teaches you how to avoid derailment by applying certain principles about leadership and life to stay on track.

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