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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 Speed Review: True Story
    Image of Speed Review: True Story

    How to Combine Story and Action to Transform Your Business

    by Ty Montague

    Harvard Business Review Press, 224 pages

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  • Image of Practically Radical
    Image of Practically Radical

    Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry and Challenge Yourself

    by William Taylor

    William C. Taylor, co-founder and founding editor of Fast Company, offers radical ideas and practical advice to help leaders fix what’s wrong in their organizations, launch new initiatives that have the best chance to succeed, and rethink the logic of leadership itself. Practically Radical is a handbook for successful transformation and a valuable tutorial that can help leaders effectively implement their change agendas.

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  • Image of What Keeps Leaders Up at Night
    Image of What Keeps Leaders Up at Night

    Recognizing and Resolving Your Most Troubling Management Issues

    by Nicole Lipkin

    Nicole Lipkin uses psychological and neuroscience research to show leaders how to recognize and resolve eight of today’s most troubling management issues: miscommunication, stress, change, unhealthy competition, damaging group dynamics, loss of motivation and engagement, elusive success, and typical leadership missteps that cause leaders to go temporarily from good to bad. What Keeps Leaders Up at Night helps leaders gain greater awareness of what causes these recurring problems and...

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  • Image of Talent Economics
    Image of Talent Economics

    The Fine Line Between Winning and Losing the Global War for Talent

    by Gyan Nagpal

    Talent Economics offers an outside-in view on talent that brings workforce analysis, management practice and strategy together using economic inquiry. Award-winning talent strategist and leadership coach Gyan Nagpal presents business leaders an opportunity to step back and understand the ebb and flow of global talent before translating this new understanding into a winning strategy.

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  • Image of Eat People
    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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    Image of What's Holding You Back?

    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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    Image of Disciplined Dreaming

    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 The Elegant Solution

    Toyota's Formula for Mastering Innovation

    by Matthew May

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Despite the company's issues in the past several years, Toyota is still a model organization. This book examines the management and innovation philosophies that made Toyota one of the strongest brands in the automotive world. The authors combine unique takes on the company's performance with elements of Japanese history.

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