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  • Image of Flawless Consulting
    Image of Flawless Consulting

    A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used

    by Peter Block

    Consulting flawlessly requires intense concentration on two processes: being as authentic as you can be at all times with the client; and attending directly, in words and actions, to the business of each stage of the consulting process. This summary describes what authentic consulting behavior looks like. It also describes the business side of each stage of the consulting process.

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    Image of Treasure Hunt

    Inside the Mind of the New Consumer

    by Michael Silverstein

    Through detailed, individual spending portraits of middle class consumers, Silverstein explores the story of how people around the world are reshaping the consumer-goods market by trading down to low-price products and services, trading up to premium ones, and avoiding the boredom and low value that increasingly characterize the middle.

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    Image of The Starfish and the Spider

    The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

    by Ori Brafman, Rod Beckstrom

    A spider has legs, a central body and a tiny head. Chop off the spider’s head and it dies. That’s what happens in a centralized organization with a clear leader in charge. A decentralized organization is more like a starfish — no head, only a decentralized network of cells. This book addresses the differences between the two organizational styles and why a smart business model contains parts of both.

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    How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage

    by Andrew Winston, Daniel Esty

    This book explores what every executive must know to manage today’s environmental challenges. Based on the authors’ years of experience and hundreds of interviews with corporate leaders around the world, the book shows how companies generate lasting value by building environmental thinking into their business strategies.

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    Profiles of 23 Incredibly Successful Web Sites...That You've Probably Never Heard Of!

    by Jaclyn Easton

    If the returns from your Web site are less than expected, let Easton give you valuable pointers that will boost your site profits. She suggests ways to attract customers, give them choices, and get them to buy. Most helpful, she checked on more than 200 companies to learn how they make money, then tells you what you can learn from them. A very helpful feature is to visit some of the sites she profiles, to see for yourself how they do it.

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    Image of Soaring with the Phoenix

    Renewing the Vision, Reviving the Spirit, and Re-Creating the Success of Your Company

    by Jerre Stead, James Belasco

    Belasco and Stead spell out a step-by-step way to renew your company. You will learn to be a Phoenix leader, lifting your company from the ashes of its past and preparing it to soar. Here's a sample of the authors' thinking: "We are all connected to vast networks of customers; to be successful, we must create success for these customers." Summing up, the authors tell you not to try to change the present. Instead, create the future.

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    Image of Listening to Conflict

    Finding Constructive Solutions to Workplace Disputes

    by Erik Van Slyke

    This will prepare you to resolve those disruptive disputes in your company. You will learn to listen -- and hear what people don't say as well as say. You will discover what sets you off in anger and how to change this behavior. Finally, you'll understand what to do if you can't reach a constructive resolution to a dispute.

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