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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 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
    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
    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 Revolutionizing IT

    The Art of Using Information Technology Effectively

    by David Andrews, Kenneth R. Johnson

    In jargon-free language, Andrews and Johnson explain how managers can get the most out of their IT investment. The authors focus on successfully managing IT projects, including controlling project scope.

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  • Image of Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?
    Image of Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?

    Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround

    by Louis Gerstner Jr.

    The visionary former chairman and CEO of IBM gives his detailed, insider account of the now-legendary turnaround at the giant computer company. Among the lessons you will learn: If it’s broken, fix it; if it’s not broken, fix it anyway.

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  • Image of Secrets of Question Based Selling™
    Image of Secrets of Question Based Selling™

    How the Most Powerful Tool in Business Can Double Your Sales Results

    by Thomas A. Freese

    What salespeople ask and how they ask it is more important than anything they might say. Veteran sales trainer Freese offers a questions-based method that will help salespeople generate leads and close sales. The first step: using questions to make prospects curious about your service and product — and ready to listen to what you have to say.

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    Image of The Project Manager's MBA

    How to Translate Project Decisions into Business Success

    by Dennis J. Cohen, Robert J. Graham

    Managing a project is not about getting the job done on time and on budget. It’s about getting the job done in a way that contributes to the bottom line of your company. Covering everything from the basics of accounting and finance to understanding the marketplace, this summary shows how to link project success to organization success.

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