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  • Image of Manager Redefined
    Image of Manager Redefined

    The Competitive Advantage in the Middle of Your Organization

    by Thomas H. Davenport

    In Manager Redefined, Tom Davenport and Stephen Harding explains that managers must build human capital and create employee engagement by managing them almost not at all. The authors view supervisors and managers as centers of insight and influence, underappreciated in many organizations, but endowed nevertheless with the potential to make dramatic contributions to enterprise success. They urge companies to think of their managers as potential sources of competitive advantage.

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    and Other Unapologetic Rules for Game-Changing Entrepreneurs

    by Andy Kessler

    The era of easy money and easy jobs is officially over. Today, we're all entrepreneurs, and the tides of change threaten to capsize anyone who plays it safe. Taking risks is the name of the game — but how can you tell a smart bet from a stupid gamble? In this summary, Andy Kessler explains how the world's greatest entrepreneurs don't just start successful companies — they overturn entire industries, and he offers twelve surprising and controversial rules for these radical...

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    10 Bold Steps that Define Gutsy Leaders

    by Robert J. Herbold

    Why do managers at all levels sacrifice corporate success by shying away from making the tough decisions? This executive book summary of What's Holding You Back? explores exactly why managers often hesitate to confront difficult issues and reveals the ten core principles of confident leadership, outlining proven tactics by which managers can confront their inner wimp and highlight their inner courage.

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    A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity

    by Josh Linkner

    We live in an era when business cycles are measured in months, not years. The only way to sustain long term innovation and growth is through creativity — at all levels of an organization. This executive book summary of Disciplined Dreaming shows you how to create profitable new ideas, empower all your employees to be creative, and sustain your competitive advantage over the long term. Josh Linkner distills his years of experience into a 5-step process that will make creativity...

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    Win Today's Newly Empowered Customers at Their 4 Decisive Moments

    by Robert H. Bloom

    Customers no longer care where or from whom they buy, which puts buyers in control of the entire purchase progression. Business strategy expert Robert Bloom identifies four decisive customer moments as part of a customer-centric solution in order to think like a buyer, deliver the benefits buyers want and ultimately achieve profitable growth.

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  • Image of The Truth About Leadership
    Image of The Truth About Leadership

    The No-Fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know

    by Barry Z. Posner, James Kouzes

    Leadership experts James Kouzes and Barry Posner share 10 time-tested fundamental truths about leadership and becoming an effective leader. These principles can be especially valuable to both new leaders and experienced leaders in transition.

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  • Image of Speed Review: Predictable Magic
    Image of Speed Review: Predictable Magic

    Unleash the Power of Design Strategy to Transform Your Business

    by Ravi Sawhney, Deepa Prahalad

    Wharton School Publishing, 183 pages

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    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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  • Image of Six Pixels of Separation
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    Everyone Is Connected. Connect Your Business to Everyone.

    by Mitch Joel

    In Six Pixels of Separation, digital marketing expert Mitch Joel integrates digital marketing, social media, personal branding and entrepreneurship in a clear, entertaining and instructive way that everyone can understand and apply. Through the use of timely case studies and fascinating stories, he offers a complete set of the latest tactics, insights and tools that will empower you to reach a global audience and consumer base — and, best yet, you can do this pretty much for free.

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