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  • Image of Speed Review: The Communicators
    Image of Speed Review: The Communicators

    Leadership in the Age of Crisis

    by Charles Slack, Richard S. Levick

    Watershed Press, 220 pages

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    Profiting from Demand-Driven Business Models No Matter What Business You're In

    by David Calhoun, Rick Kash

    With the recent global recession, the world economy has changed forever. The old tools — most notably supply-chain management — are no longer enough. The new challenge is to locate and capture the elusive pools of high-profit demand. In this executive summary of How Companies Win, Rick Kash and David Calhoun have the answer: a revolutionary, demand-driven model that has already proved successful for some of the world's most admired companies.

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    Why Some People Have It and Others Don't

    by Jeffrey Pfeffer

    Jeffrey Pfeffer, one of the greatest minds in management theory, reveals how to succeed and wield power in the real world. This executive summary of his latest book, Power, is a groundbreaking guide that reveals the strategies and tactics that separate the winners from the losers.

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    Image of Where Good Ideas Come From

    The Natural History of Innovation

    by Steven Johnson

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    The printing press, the pencil, the flush toilet, the battery—these are all great ideas. But where do they come from? What kind of environment breeds them? What sparks the flash of brilliance? How do we generate the breakthrough technologies that push forward our lives, our society, our culture? Steven Johnson’s answers are revelatory as he identifies the seven key patterns behind genuine innovation, and traces them across time and disciplines.

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    Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

    by Nancy Duarte

    In this executive book summary of Nancy Duarte's bestselling book Resonate, you will learn how to transform any presentation into an engaging journey by leveraging techniques normally reserved for cinema and literature. You will discover how to understand your audience, create persuasive content and elicit a groundswell response.

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    Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable

    by Seth Godin

    Jingles, slogans and pretty ads aren’t good enough. Marketing guru and best-selling author Godin shows how you need to seek out the exceptional and the remarkable to get your brand or product noticed in today’s cluttered markets.

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    How to Cut Compensation Costs and Keep Your Best People

    by N Fredric Crandall, Marc J. Wallace Jr.

    Layoffs should always be the last resort of any company requiring deep cost-cutting measures. The authors present a seven-step plan for cutting compensation costs. In this plan, layoffs are just the third of three cost-cutting strategies. If layoffs become necessary, the authors provide hints on treating employees with respect and dignity, and keeping valuable employees in the organization.

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    Image of Calling a Halt to Mindless Change

    A PLEA for Commonsense Management

    by John Macdonald

    Enough, says MacDonald. Too many consultants are pushing too many new management methods that don't work. Firms are depending too much on lawyers and human resource departments. Put some sense back into decision-making in this area, he says, making sure to adopt only those changes that can improve operations. Those who have been stung in this department will enjoy this book; others will be put on watch for the danger signs.

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    Turning Conflict into Collaboration

    by Stewart Levine

    You've seen it happen. Groups in a firm are clashing. Communications break down. Two people are making a display of their mutual dislikes. The work of the firm is feeling it. What to do? Levine has the answers, varied for the occasion and tested in the heat of battle. One approach involves the signing of collaborative agreements.

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