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  • Image of Heads Up
    Image of Heads Up

    Using Real-Time Business Information to Know First and Act Faster

    by Kenneth G. McGee

    According to Kenneth G. McGee, a research fellow at Gartner Inc., even the worst business catastrophes rarely happen without warning. In Heads Up, McGee describes how managers can break the pervasive pattern of surprises that are often followed by desperate responses. Instead of trying to predict the future, McGee explains, managers need to master predicting the present — understanding what is happening right now and how these current events and outcomes will impact future success. By r

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    How Effective Managers Harness Their Willpower to Achieve Results

    by Heike Bruch, Sumantra Ghoshal

    In A Bias for Action, leadership expert Heike Bruch and management expert Sumantra Ghoshal demonstrate that managers often confuse activity with accomplishments, and motivation with true leadership. Based on the authors’ research across numerous industries, and illustrated with personal case studies from BP, Sony, GE, Philips and others, this summary reveals how great managers get results by engaging their own willpower through a combination of energy and focus. The authors present simp

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    Image of Don't Think Pink

    What Really Makes Women Buy: And How to Increase Your Share of This Crucial Market

    by Andrea Learned, Lisa Johnson

    You can no longer “think pink” by assuming that all women are the same and all they want are pastel colored products with hearts and flowers on them. Generational experiences, lifestyle choices, and demographic characteristics combine to define the filters through which women make buying choices. Lisa Johnson and Andrea Learned are co-founders of ReachWomen, a firm specializing in the behavior of women as consumers. By examining the different ways women think and how companies can engage women w

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    Image of Calling a Halt to Mindless Change

    A PLEA for Commonsense Management

    by John Macdonald

    Enough, says MacDonald. Too many consultants are pushing too many new management methods that don't work. Firms are depending too much on lawyers and human resource departments. Put some sense back into decision-making in this area, he says, making sure to adopt only those changes that can improve operations. Those who have been stung in this department will enjoy this book; others will be put on watch for the danger signs.

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  • Image of Getting to Resolution
    Image of Getting to Resolution

    Turning Conflict into Collaboration

    by Stewart Levine

    You've seen it happen. Groups in a firm are clashing. Communications break down. Two people are making a display of their mutual dislikes. The work of the firm is feeling it. What to do? Levine has the answers, varied for the occasion and tested in the heat of battle. One approach involves the signing of collaborative agreements.

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