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  • Image of Strategic Partnerships
    Image of Strategic Partnerships

    An Entrepreneur's Guide to Joint Ventures and Alliances

    by Robert Wallace

    One of the strategies that experts consistently find to be among the most powerful for putting an entrepreneurial company on the path toward economic well-being is the use of joint ventures and strategic partnerships. Author, consultant and educator Robert L. Wallace has studied the habits and practices of entrepreneurs and, in Strategic Partnerships, he shares how entrepreneurial organizations can best leverage their respective strengths, minimize their weaknesses, and pool their ...

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    How the Idea Revolution Is Liberating People and Transforming Organizations

    by Alan Robinson, Dean Schroeder

    Simple ideas can save time, effort and money. They can also lead to entirely new ways of doing business. Alan G. Robinson, an award-winning author, educator and consultant, and Dean M. Schroeder, the founder of two companies and a business professor, have written Ideas Are Free to show managers how to access the many ideas of their employees and turn them into competitive advantage. Through extensive research and work with more than 300 companies in dozens of industries, the authors exp

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    Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior

    by Al Switzler, Kerry Patterson, Ron McMillan, Joseph Grenny

    Mastering crucial confrontations requires a specific skill set. In Crucial Confrontations, consultant Kerry Patterson and executive coach Joseph Grenny join forces with their fellow researchers and trainers Ron McMillan and Al Switzler to help others develop the skills it takes to resolve the most pressing problems, including quality violations, safety infractions, cost-cutting mistakes, and medical errors. The authors write that their research shows that most organizations are ...

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    Marriott's Way

    by Kathi Ann Brown, JW Marriott

    Bill Marriott explains the management methods that have made the giant Marriott empire such a success. Try them. They sound so simple, but they're the reasons for the growth of this hotel and resort firm.

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  • Image of The New Battle over Workplace Privacy
    Image of The New Battle over Workplace Privacy

    Safe Practices to Minimize Conflict, Confusion and Litigation

    by William Hubbartt

    Here are practical solutions to all to common business problems in the workplace: thefts, workplace violence, and fast-changing employee rights. Learn, too, where you stand on your employees' use of the Internet. (It can be dangerous for you.)

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    Image of The Bad Attitude Survival Guide

    Essential Tools for Managers

    by Harry Chambers

    You know these employees, those with bad attitudes, poor performance records, and resistance to change. It's time to call a halt. First, uncover the root causes, such as resentment and low self-esteem. Then use this method to overcome the resistance you will face.

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