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  • Image of Speed Review: The Idea Factory
    Image of Speed Review: The Idea Factory

    Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

    by Jon Gertner

    The Penguin Press, 432 pages

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  • Image of Who's in the Room?
    Image of Who's in the Room?

    How Great Leaders Structure and Manage the Teams Around Them

    by Bob Frisch

    At the top of every organization chart lies a myth — that the boss and senior management team make all the critical decisions together. In reality, most decisions are actually made by the boss and an inner circle of confidants — a "team with no name" that exists outside formal processes. This gap between the myth and reality of decision making causes significant problems. In Who's in the Room? Bob Frisch provides a unique perspective to this widely misunderstood...

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  • Image of Speaking as a Leader
    Image of Speaking as a Leader

    How to Lead Every Time You Speak — From Boardrooms to Meeting Rooms, From Town Halls to Phone Calls

    by Judith Humphrey

    Whether it's among colleagues at lunch or an audience of a thousand, a leader's role is to move and inspire others. It's not only the big occasions that test a leader's mettle, but the little ones as well — in a casual conversation in the elevator, in phone calls, or one of many incidental, seemingly "insignificant" interactions in everyday work life. Written by one of the world's leading communications coaches, Speaking as a Leader shows you how to make the most of...

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  • Image of What Matters Now
    Image of What Matters Now

    How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition and Unstoppable Innovation

    by Gary Hamel

    What Matters Now is Gary Hamel's impassioned plea to rethink the fundamental assumptions we have about management, the meaning of work, and organizational life. He asks, "What are the fundamental, make-or-break issues that will determine whether your organization thrives or dives in the years ahead?" The answer is found in five paramount issues: values, innovation, adaptability, passion, and ideology.

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  • Image of Stop Workplace Drama
    Image of Stop Workplace Drama

    Train Your Team to Have No Complaints, No Excuses and No Regrets

    by Marlene Chism

    Gossip. Power struggles. Poor team coordination. These are all symptoms of workplace drama. They're the obstacles that can drain your company of its best talent, get in the way of true productivity and profit, and eat away at the effectiveness of your organization. In Stop Workplace Drama, Marlene Chism shows how to change the way you and your organization confront and work through problems, implement effective management strategies in a drama-filled organization, and find new...

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  • Image of Enchantment
    Image of Enchantment

    The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds and Actions

    by Guy Kawasaki

    Enchantment, as defined by bestselling business guru Guy Kawasaki, is not about manipulating people. It transforms situations and relationships, converts hostility into civility and changes skeptics into believers. This book explains all the tactics you need to prepare and launch an enchantment campaign; to get the most from both push and pull technologies; and to enchant your customers, your employees, and even your boss.

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  • Image of Fierce Leadership
    Image of Fierce Leadership

    A Bold Alternative to the Worst "Best" Practices of Business Today

    by Susan Scott

    In Fierce Leadership, Susan Scott teaches us how to spot the worst "best" practices in our organizations using a technique she calls the "squid" eye. With fierce new approaches to everything from employee feedback to corporate diversity to customer relations, Scott offers fresh and surprising alternatives to six of the so-called best practices permeating today's business.

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  • Image of Conquering Consumerspace
    Image of Conquering Consumerspace

    Marketing Strategies for a Branded World

    by Michael R. Solomon

    In Conquering Consumerspace, Michael R. Solomon, director of Mind/Share Inc., a consulting firm specializing in online consumer research, provides a lively exploration of the new realities of how we market to consumers today. In consumerspace, a place where our very reality is branded, marketers have a vast number of new choices that have been enabled by the dynamic nature of today’s interactive environment. This summary promises to help readers navigate today’s complex consumer economy

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  • Image of Career Warfare
    Image of Career Warfare

    Pick Your Battles and Live to Get Promoted Another Day

    by David F. D'Alessandro

    If you intend to compete at the levels where the competition gets really ferocious — where everybody is hard-working and accomplished — you need a much more subtle advantage. You need a “personal brand” that convinces people to trust you with new opportunities. A big career requires everything from the right kind of manners, to the right style of handling your detractors, to the right instincts about when to leave a job and when to stick with it. In Career Warfare, David D’Alessandro, c

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