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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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    Image of Delivering Happiness

    A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose

    by Tony Hsieh

    In 1999, Tony Hsieh sold LinkExchange, the company he co-founded, to Microsoft for $265 million. He then joined Zappos as an adviser and investor, and eventually became CEO. In Delivering Happiness, Hsieh shares the different lessons he has learned in business and life, from starting a worm farm to running a pizza business, through LinkExchange, Zappos, and more.

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    Image of B2B Street Fighting

    Three Counterpunches to Change the Negotiation Conversation

    by Brian Dietmeyer

    Based on six years of research and 15 years of practical application and consulting on over 20,000 B2B negotiations in nearly 50 countries, B2B Street Fighting will redefine how you think about negotiation. B2B Street Fighting by Brian J. Dietmeyer shows you how to change the negotiation conversation from the price of your products and services to the value of your solutions, and build value for you and your customers in every deal.

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    Image of Bringing Out the Best in People

    How to Apply the Astonishing Power of Positive Reinforcement

    by Aubrey Daniels

    Daniels, a psychologist, knows what keeps people working at peak performance: positive reinforcement. It takes more than a few pats on the back, however. Learn this method and watch your people soar.

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    How Great Organizations Build Ultimate Competitive Advantage

    by Colin Price, Scott Keller

    In Beyond Performance, McKinsey & Company's Scott Keller and Colin Price give you everything you need to build an organization that can execute in the short run and has the vitality to prosper over the long term. Drawing on the most exhaustive research effort of its kind on organizational effectiveness and change management, Keller and Price put hard science behind their big idea: that the health of an organization is equally as important as its performance.

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    Image of Rainmaking Conversations

    Influence, Persuade, and Sell in Any Situation

    by John E. Doerr, Mike Schultz

    Conversations make or break everything in sales. Every conversation you have is an opportunity to find new prospects, win new customers, and increase sales. Rainmaking Conversations provides a proven system for leading masterful conversations that fill the pipeline, secure new deals, and maximize the potential of your account. Rainmaking Conversations offers a research-based, field-tested, practical selling approach that will help you master the art of the sales conversation.

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  • Image of Working With Emotional Intelligence
    Image of Working With Emotional Intelligence

    by Daniel Goleman

    Do you have what it takes to succeed in your career? What distinguishes star performers from the mediocre is emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is actually a set of skills that anyone can acquire, and in this practical guide, Daniel Goleman identifies them, explains their significance, and shows how they can be fostered. As Goleman documents, emotional intelligence is the essential ingredient for reaching and staying at the top in any field, even high-tech careers.

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    Image of Eat People

    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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