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  • Image of Manager Redefined
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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 Switch

    How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

    by Dan Heath, Chip Heath

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    Best-selling authors Chip and Dan Heath lead readers through the process of effecting transformative change at every level — individual, organizational and societal — introducing a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you.

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    How to Mobilize the (in)Formal Organization, Energize Your Team and Get Better Results

    by Jon R. Katzenbach, Zia Khan

    From the bestselling coauthor of the business classic The Wisdom of Teams, comes an all-new exploration of the modern workplace, and how leaders and managers must embrace it for success. Katzenbach and Khan examine how two distinct factions together form the bigger picture for how organizations actually work: the more defined "formal" organization of a company (the management structure, performance metrics, and processes) and the "informal" (the culture, social...

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    Image of Trade-Off

    Why Some Things Catch On, and Others Don’t

    by Kevin Maney

    Kevin Maney shows how conflicting forces determine the success, or failure, of new products and services in the marketplace. Almost every decision consumers make involves a trade-off between fidelity and convenience — between the products we love and the products we need.

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    What the Most Effective People Do Differently

    by John C. Maxwell

    Talk is cheap. Everybody does it. The question is, how can you make your words matter and influence any outcome? How can you really connect with others? It’s a skill anyone can learn. Here, Maxwell offers his proven method — Five Principles and Five Practices — so you can connect one-on-one, in a group, or with an audience.

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    Essential Lessons and Practices from the World's Leading Coaching Program on Authentic Success

    by Robert Holden, Ph.D.

    There are many so-called successful people who have not learned how to enjoy their success. True success should not have to cost you your joy, your health or your relationships. On the contrary, true success is about enjoying these things. Success Intelligence examines how to enjoy real, soulful success while living in a manic, busy and hyped-up world. Author Robert Holden, Ph.D., describes his unique coaching program — called Success Intelligence — which is used worldwide b

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