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  • Image of Better By Mistake
    Image of Better By Mistake

    The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong

    by Alina Tugend

    Better by Mistake turns our cultural wisdom on its head to illustrate the downside of striving for perfection and the rewards of acknowledging and accepting mistakes and embracing the imperfection in all of us.

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    Image of Extreme Trust

    Honesty as a Competitive Advantage

    by Martha Rogers, Don Peppers

    The authors of Extreme Trust, argue that the only sane response to these rising levels of transparency is to protect the interests of customers proactively,

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    Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths

    by Robert H. Sherwin, Jr., Barbara A. Steel, John H. Zenger, Joseph R. Folkman

    To be exceptional as a leader requires a revolutionary approach to leadership development. In How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths, John H. Zenger, Joseph R. Folkman, Robert H. Sherwin, Jr., and Barbara A. Steel instruct leaders to focus not on their weaknesses but on their strengths and how to magnify them. An exceptional leader can increase employee engagement, productivity and profitability. These leadership gurus can show you how.

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    Unleashing Astonishing Potential Through Secure Base Leadership

    by George Kohlrieser, Susan Goldsworthy, Duncan Coombe

    A secure base is a person, place, goal or object that provides a sense of protection, safety and caring. George Kohlrieser, Susan Goldsworthy and Duncan Coombe explain how to become an effective Secure Base Leader in Care to Dare: Unleashing Astonishing Potential Through Secure Base Leadership. The authors show how to tap into your own secure bases, past and present, and how to become a secure base for others thereby challenging yourself and others to exceed expectations.

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  • Image of The Pumpkin Plan
    Image of The Pumpkin Plan

    A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field

    by Mike Michalowicz

    Inspired by an article about how to grow a giant pumpkin, Mike Michalowicz modified the step-by-step approach to grow a business. Applying it successfully to building his own company, he was able to transform it into a multimillion-dollar industry leader. Michalowicz now lays out the process for others to follow in The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field. Additional stories from other successful entrepreneurs who have followed the plan...

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    Image of The Customer-Centered Enterprise

    How IBM and Other World-Class Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results by Putting Customers First

    by Harvey Thompson

    If you are going to succeed in business today, you have no choice but to become customer-centered. This summary teaches you exactly what steps you need to take to become customer-centered, and explains what leaders in the field have done to change their focus and vision from an internally driven idea of what the customer wants to an outside-in vision of what the customer wants.

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    Image of Blown to Bits

    How the New Economics of Information Transforms Strategy

    by Philip Evans, Thomas S. Wurster

    Authors Evans and Wurster maintain that the central tenets of traditional business strategy have been “blown up” by the Internet, eliminating both borders and barriers long taken for granted as part of doing business, as well has hastening the development of standards and common connectivity for many years to come. They focus on several key pieces of what they call the “new economics of information,” including richness and reach, deconstruction, and disintermediation.

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    Image of Generations at Work

    Managing the Clash of Veterans, Boomers, Xers, and Nexters in Your Workplace

    by Claire Raines, Ron Zemke, Bob Filipczak

    Four generations — Veterans, Boomers, Xers, and Nexters — are brought together in today’s workplace. This summary shows you how to overcome the clash of generations to create a cohesive, collaborative work environment.

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    Image of Small Business Turnaround

    Revitalize Your Struggling or Stagnant Enterprise

    by Marc Kramer

    What do you do when sales start lagging, key employees start leaving, and customers start bolting to the competition? Consultant Kramer offers a step-by-step manual for turning around your small business — from writing updated business, marketing and operating plans to cutting costs, boosting sales and getting vendors and creditors on your side.

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