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  • Image of Making Diversity Work
    Image of Making Diversity Work

    7 Steps for Defeating Bias in the Workplace

    by Sondra Thiederman

    Drawing from research and nearly 30 years of experience in the field, diversity expert Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D., provides executives and managers with step-by-step strategies for minimizing conscious and unconscious bias and maximizing the ability to manage diversity effectively.

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    Image of Well Said!

    Presentations and Conversations That Get Results

    by Darlene Price

    Face-to-face communication proficiency has become increasingly important in efforts to increase business. It has been said that information and technology alone do not sell — people do. In Well Said! Darlene Price presents field-tested techniques, guidelines and checklists to help you present yourself and your message with clarity, credibility and confidence. When you demonstrate effective presentation skills, decision makers are more inclined to listen, customers are more...

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  • Image of The Pause Principle
    Image of The Pause Principle

    Step Back to Lead Forward

    by Kevin Cashman

    The constant barrage of information can overwhelm a person's decision-making ability. In The Pause Principle, Kevin Cashman makes the argument that today's leaders need to take the necessary time to deeply pause before acting. Leaders must make an effort to create vision, understanding, clarity and agility. Cashman describes the need to pause to grow personal leadership, develop others, and foster a culture of innovation. By following the pause practices Cashman describes, executives...

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    Image of Change-Friendly Leadership

    How to Transform Good Intentions into Great Performance

    by Rodger Dean Duncan

    Despite the good intentions of organizations and their leaders, most attempts at change do not succeed. Change practitioner Rodger Dean Duncan looks at the overlooked elements of successful change: humanness, approachability and friendliness. Duncan provides a framework to involve and motivate the individuals who will be most affected by the change effort. Learn how you can achieve successful change by implementing the Four Ts of change: Think-Friendly, Talk-Friendly, Trust-Friendly and Team...

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    Image of The How of Wow

    A Guide to Giving a Speech That Will Positively Blow 'Em Away

    by Tony Carlson

    Communications expert Tony Carlson knows what it takes to electrify audiences and make a lasting impact. In The How of Wow, he shares tips on getting attention, empathy and respect from audiences; developing a bigger and better stage presence; and making every speech a memorable and powerful experience for you and your audience alike. Giving speeches is a great way to get recognized and build your personal brand. Tony Carlson helps you gain and enhance your reputation as a public speake

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    Image of No Substitute for Victory

    Lessons in Strategy and Leadership from General Douglas MacArthur

    by Donna Kinni, Theodore Kinni

    Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s extraordinary life of leadership spanned more than six decades in the military, education, public administration and business sectors. In No Substitute for Victory, business writers Theodore Kinni and Donna Kinni distill powerful leadership lessons from MacArthur’s life and career — lessons you can use, no matter where you lead and what you intend to accomplish. Their book reveals what MacArthur knew about setting the right goals; building sleek, fast-response o

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  • Image of Brand Hijack
    Image of Brand Hijack

    Marketing Without Marketing

    by Alex Wipperfurth

    In Brand Hijack, marketing consultant Alex Wipperfürth offers a practical how-to guide to marketing that finally engages the marketplace. It presents an alternative to conventional marketing wisdom, one that addresses familiar industry crises such as media saturation, consumer evolution and the erosion of image marketing. The purpose of Brand Hijack is to demystify the modern brand and make the next generation of marketing both practical and actionable. Brand hijacking relies o

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  • Image of Heads Up
    Image of Heads Up

    Using Real-Time Business Information to Know First and Act Faster

    by Kenneth G. McGee

    According to Kenneth G. McGee, a research fellow at Gartner Inc., even the worst business catastrophes rarely happen without warning. In Heads Up, McGee describes how managers can break the pervasive pattern of surprises that are often followed by desperate responses. Instead of trying to predict the future, McGee explains, managers need to master predicting the present — understanding what is happening right now and how these current events and outcomes will impact future success. By r

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    Image of A Bias for Action

    How Effective Managers Harness Their Willpower to Achieve Results

    by Heike Bruch, Sumantra Ghoshal

    In A Bias for Action, leadership expert Heike Bruch and management expert Sumantra Ghoshal demonstrate that managers often confuse activity with accomplishments, and motivation with true leadership. Based on the authors’ research across numerous industries, and illustrated with personal case studies from BP, Sony, GE, Philips and others, this summary reveals how great managers get results by engaging their own willpower through a combination of energy and focus. The authors present simp

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