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  • Image of How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things
    Image of How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things

    Breaking the Eight Hidden Barriers that Plague Even the Best Businesses

    by Patricia O'Connell, Neil Smith

    Every day, seemingly intelligent and successful leaders and their companies make headline news because of poor decisions that can cause their businesses to stumble, making many of us scratch our heads in wonder: Why would such a successful business make that strategic decision? How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things highlights the ways in which the eight hidden barriers can interrupt your business, and author Neil Smith outlines a fast, and proven, process in which 12 principles...

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    Image of The Wide Lens

    A New Strategy for Innovation

    by Ron Adner

    How can great companies do everything right — identify real customer needs, deliver excellent innovations, beat their competitors to market — and still fail? The sad truth is that many companies fail because they focus too intensely on their own innovations, and then neglect the innovation ecosystems on which their success depends. In our increasingly interdependent world, winning requires more than just delivering on your own promises. The Wide Lens offers a powerful new...

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    Image of The Reinventors

    How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change

    by Jason Jennings

    For most businesses, success is fleeting. There are only two real choices: stick with the status quo until things inevitably decline, or continuously change to stay vital. But how? Bestselling leadership and management guru Jason Jennings and his researchers screened 22,000 companies around the world that had been cited as great examples of reinvention. They selected the best, verified their success, interviewed their leaders, and learned how they pursue never-ending radical change. The fresh...

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  • Image of Power Listening
    Image of Power Listening

    Mastering the Most Critical Business Skill of All

    by Bernard T. Ferrari

    Nothing causes bad decisions in organizations as often as poor listening. But Bernard Ferrari, adviser to some of the nation's most influential executives, believes that such missteps can be avoided and that the skills and habits of good listening can be developed and mastered. He offers a step-by-step process that will help readers become active listeners, able to shape and focus any conversation.

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    Image of The Power Presenter

    Technique, Style, and Strategy from America’s Top Speaking Coach

    by Jerry Weissman

    Jerry Weissman is the presentations coach to Microsoft, Cisco Systems, and many of America's top executives, including founding Yahoo CEO Tim Koogle, Intuit founder Scott Cook, Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings, and many others. Now America's top coach reveals the same powerful strategies he teaches to CEOs in expensive private sessions. Learn why your body language and voice are more important than your words, how to present with poise and confidence naturally, and how to connect with...

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    Image of Leadership in the Era of Economic Uncertainty

    The New Rules for Getting the Right Things Done in Difficult Times

    by Ram Charan

    Today’s business environment is challenging if not downright dangerous. Business advisor and best-selling author Ram Charan describes steps you can take right now to steer your organization away from the pitfalls and position it for a new future. You'll find practical techniques that will help you cope with cash and credit crunches, shrinking budgets, collapsing markets, sinking morale, disappearing suppliers and nervous stakeholders. And Charan will show you where to find –– and how to...

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    Image of The Three Laws of Performance

    Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life

    by Dave Logan, Steve Zaffron

    How do companies –– in different countries and industries –– all achieve breakthrough performance when the odds are stacked against them? The answer: By applying The Three Laws of Performance and thereby re-writing their futures. Authors Steve Zaffrron and Dave Logan crack the code on rewriting the future for people and organizations, elevating performance to unprecedented levels.

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    Image of Journey To The Emerald City

    Achieve a Competitive Edge by Creating a Culture of Accountability

    by Tom Smith, Roger Connors

    Journey to the Emerald City, describes the process for Creating a Culture of Accountability® that energizes every level of the organization, from the senior management team to the front-line worker, and, most importantly, it outlines the best and fastest way to create that culture so that you can quickly begin enjoying the results of a greater competitive advantage.

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    Image of Leadership: The Inner Side of Greatness

    A Philosophy for Leaders

    by Peter Koestenbaum

    In Leadership: The Inner Side of Greatness, legendary business philosopher and thinker Peter Koestenbaum invites managers to break out of the ordinary managerial mindset. He reveals how striving for greatness enables managers to focus their efforts and grasp new ideas and insights by bringing intensity and meaning to their work — thereby improving their ability to achieve bottom-line results. He also demonstrates that when leaders live out their deepest and most personal commitmen

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