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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 Better By Mistake

    The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong

    by Alina Tugend

    Better by Mistake turns our cultural wisdom on its head to illustrate the downside of striving for perfection and the rewards of acknowledging and accepting mistakes and embracing the imperfection in all of us.

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    Image of Extreme Trust

    Honesty as a Competitive Advantage

    by Martha Rogers, Don Peppers

    The authors of Extreme Trust, argue that the only sane response to these rising levels of transparency is to protect the interests of customers proactively,

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    Image of How to Be Exceptional

    Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths

    by Robert H. Sherwin, Jr., Barbara A. Steel, John H. Zenger, Joseph R. Folkman

    To be exceptional as a leader requires a revolutionary approach to leadership development. In How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths, John H. Zenger, Joseph R. Folkman, Robert H. Sherwin, Jr., and Barbara A. Steel instruct leaders to focus not on their weaknesses but on their strengths and how to magnify them. An exceptional leader can increase employee engagement, productivity and profitability. These leadership gurus can show you how.

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    Unleashing Astonishing Potential Through Secure Base Leadership

    by George Kohlrieser, Susan Goldsworthy, Duncan Coombe

    A secure base is a person, place, goal or object that provides a sense of protection, safety and caring. George Kohlrieser, Susan Goldsworthy and Duncan Coombe explain how to become an effective Secure Base Leader in Care to Dare: Unleashing Astonishing Potential Through Secure Base Leadership. The authors show how to tap into your own secure bases, past and present, and how to become a secure base for others thereby challenging yourself and others to exceed expectations.

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  • Image of The Pumpkin Plan
    Image of The Pumpkin Plan

    A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field

    by Mike Michalowicz

    Inspired by an article about how to grow a giant pumpkin, Mike Michalowicz modified the step-by-step approach to grow a business. Applying it successfully to building his own company, he was able to transform it into a multimillion-dollar industry leader. Michalowicz now lays out the process for others to follow in The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field. Additional stories from other successful entrepreneurs who have followed the plan...

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  • Image of Speed Review: Get Lucky
    Image of Speed Review: Get Lucky

    How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work for You and Your Business

    by Thor Muller, Lane Becker

    Jossey-Bass, 288 pages

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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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    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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