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    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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  • Image of Blue Ocean Strategy
    Image of Blue Ocean Strategy

    How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant

    by Renée Mauborgne, W. Chan Kim

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    How would your business perform if it didn't have any competitors? There are companies who accomplish this feat and in Blue Ocean Strategy, authors W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne instruct executives on how to find these markets. Readers will learn about the ways to create uncontested market space via examples from some of the most notable companies of the past 30 years.

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    How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose

    by Rajendra Sisodia, Jagdish N. Sheth, David Wolfe

    Today’s best companies get it. From Costco to Wegmans, they’re becoming the ultimate value creators, generating every form of value that matters: emotional, experiential, social and financial.

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    Image of The Hands-Off Manager

    How to Mentor People and Allow Them to Be Successful

    by Duane Black, Steve Chandler

    The main reason for quitting that employees cite in exit interviews is “my manager.” However, most managers are not aware of this problem, and would not know what to do about it if they were aware.

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    Image of Citizen Marketers

    When People Are the Message

    by Ben McConnell, Jackie Huba

    “Citizen marketers” are forming growing communities of enthusiasts and evangelists, getting the word out about what products they love or hate.

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  • Image of Identity Is Destiny
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    Leadership and the Roots of Value Creation

    by Laurence Ackerman

    The true strength of an organization is reflected in its identity — the traits and actions that make it a unique being. In this summary, Ackerman presents the eight laws of identity and provide a strategic framework for creating value.

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