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    Lessons From Jim McNerney’s Turnaround at Boeing

    by Peter S. Cohan

    Jim McNerney is smart about motivating people; crafting business strategies that spark profitable growth; and making operations more productive, efficient and effective. Most important, he is a genius at creating harmony within communities. He wins hearts and minds with a clear vision of the future, combined with personal humility. Learn how these skills help him pull off the seemingly impossible turnaround of Boeing.

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    What the World’s Most Forbidding Peaks Teach Us About Success

    by Don Schmincke, Chris Warner

    Warner and Schmincke present a new approach to leadership development, based in groundbreaking scientific research, field test under the most brutal conditions on the most difficult summits, and successfully applied in the training of executives, management teams and entrepreneurs throughout the world. To thrive in today’s business challenges and tomorrow’s unpredictable risks, you need to become the type of leader whose career, team, and company excels in the most extreme of environments.

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    Lessons Learned from the Trailer Park to the Corner Office

    by John Boswell, David Novak

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    David Novak is worthy of depiction in a Horatio Alger novel. Novak never attended business school and spent most of his youth living in a series of trailer parks. Despite his humble roots, he rose to become CEO of Yum Brands, one of the largest food, beverage and restaurant companies in the world. This book provides insight on Novak's inspirations and what he learned on his unforgettable journey.

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    What I Learned Rescuing America's Most Troubled Companies

    by Steve Miller

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    Steve Miller has earned an international reputation for fixing major problems in several industries. In The Turnaround Kid he recounts his inside view of American manufacturing and offers perspective on what it will take to bring it back to profitability. In his story he incorporates the important role that his wife played in his success and how she kept him focused even throughout her battle with brain cancer.

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    Management Insights and Leadership Secrets of the Legendary CEO

    by Robert Slater

    Jack Welch gets the credit, as CEO, for the booming success of General Electric since 1981. How did he do it? This summary describes it in detail, his role as a leader, the way he stripped the company of its weighty bureaucracy, and, perhaps most important, how he found the ideas that spurred the company's growth. Engrossing reading for leaders and would-be leaders.

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