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  • Image of Peaks and Valleys
    Image of Peaks and Valleys

    Making Good And Bad Times Work For You - At Work And In Life

    by Spencer Johnson, M.D.

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    From the author of the best-selling blockbuster Who Moved My Cheese? comes a book that helps executives gain better balance between the office and the home front. Told in the popular business fable format, this book takes readers on a journey through the metaphoric peaks and valleys that make up life in today's hectic business climate.

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  • Image of Power, Ambition, Glory
    Image of Power, Ambition, Glory

    The Stunning Parallels between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today . . . and the Lessons We All Can Learn

    by Steve Forbes, John Prevas

    In Power, Ambition, Glory, Steve Forbes and John Prevas observe the strong comparisons between the empires of the ancient world and the corporations that rule modern society.

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  • Image of Rethink
    Image of Rethink

    A Business Manifesto for Cutting Costs and Boosting Innovation

    by Ric Merrifield

    It’s the trap that ensnares virtually every business. We focus on process: “how” we’re doing the job. And we forget about the bigger issue: “what” we are doing and “why” we’re doing it. That’s why we are leaving so much value on the table. In Rethink, business architect Ric Merrifield exposes this problem with vivid examples and introduces breakthrough techniques for overcoming it.

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  • Image of The Inspiring Leader
    Image of The Inspiring Leader

    Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate

    by Scott Edinger, John H. Zenger, Joseph R. Folkman

    The impact of inspiration and motivating others is consistent across different kinds of organizations and within different cultures. The Inspiring Leader reveals the newest research on how top leaders inspire teams to greatness, It discusses the behaviors exhibited by the most successful leaders and includes advice on how to implement them.

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  • Image of Chaotics
    Image of Chaotics

    The Business of Managing and Marketing in the Age of Turbulence

    by John Caslione, Philip Kotler

    As the fallout from the financial meltdown of 2008 grows progressively worse, companies, industries, and entire markets cling precariously to life or have ceased to exist altogether. And the turbulence may not be over anytime soon. Here noted business strategists Kotler and Casilone argue that these troubled times are not an aberration, but the new face of normal. Chaotics teaches how to be prepared for –– and thrive in –– this New Age of Turbulence.

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  • Image of Breakthrough Business Negotiation
    Image of Breakthrough Business Negotiation

    A Toolbox for Managers

    by Michael Watkins

    Michael Watkins, associate professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, lays out the major steps involved in any negotiation, including diagnosing a situation, shaping the structuring, managing the process and assessing the results. He also offers key insights into building coalitions, managing conflicts and negotiating crises.

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  • Image of The Responsibility Virus
    Image of The Responsibility Virus

    How Control Freaks, Mother Hens, Shrinking Violets and Yes-Men Can Harness the Power of True Partnership

    by Roger L. Martin

    In The Responsibility Virus, Roger Martin unveils a vicious cycle of over-responsibility and under-responsibility infecting working relationships in many companies. Martin shows how heroic leaders take on too much responsibility, passive followers take on too little, and the two groups feed off each other. The result, general unhappiness and a dysfunctional operation.

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  • Image of Speed Review: Momentum
    Image of Speed Review: Momentum

    How Companies Become Unstoppable Market Forces

    by John Volkmann, Ron Ricci

    Harvard Business School Press, 206 pages

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  • Image of Speed Review: Smart Mobs
    Image of Speed Review: Smart Mobs

    The Next Social Revolution: Transforming Cultures and Communities in the Age of Instant Access

    by Howard Rheingold

    Perseus, 266 pages

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