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  • Image of How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things
    Image of How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things

    Breaking the Eight Hidden Barriers that Plague Even the Best Businesses

    by Patricia O'Connell, Neil Smith

    Every day, seemingly intelligent and successful leaders and their companies make headline news because of poor decisions that can cause their businesses to stumble, making many of us scratch our heads in wonder: Why would such a successful business make that strategic decision? How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things highlights the ways in which the eight hidden barriers can interrupt your business, and author Neil Smith outlines a fast, and proven, process in which 12 principles...

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  • Image of Start with Why
    Image of Start with Why

    How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

    by Simon Sinek

    Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire.

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  • Image of Contagious
    Image of Contagious

    Why Things Catch On

    by Jonah Berger

    In Contagious, Berger reveals the secret science behind word-of-mouth and social transmission.

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  • Image of Boundaries for Leaders
    Image of Boundaries for Leaders

    Results, Relationships and Being Ridiculously in Charge

    by Henry Cloud

    Boundaries for Leaders offers practical advice on how to manage teams, coach direct reports, and instill an organization with strong values and culture.

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  • Image of Finding the Next Steve Jobs
    Image of Finding the Next Steve Jobs

    How to Find, Hire, Keep and Nurture Creative Talent

    by Nolan Bushnell, Gene Stone

    Nolan Bushnell founded the groundbreaking gaming company Atari in 1972, and two years later employed Steve Jobs, as well as many other creatives over the course of his five decades in business. Here Bushnell explains how to find, hire, and nurture the people who could turn your company into the next Atari or the next Apple. Bushnell's advice is constantly counter-intuitive, surprising, and atypical. When looking for employees, ignore credentials. Hire the obnoxious (in limited numbers)...

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  • Image of The ONE Thing
    Image of The ONE Thing

    The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

    by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan

    You want less. You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. And you want more. You want more productivity from your work. More income for a better lifestyle. You want more satisfaction from life, and more time. In The One Thing, you will learn how you can have both — less and more — by cutting through clutter, building momentum, staying on track...

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  • Image of Tribal Leadership
    Image of Tribal Leadership

    Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization

    by Dave Logan, Halee Fischer-Wright, John King

    Tribal Leadership offers a fascinating look at corporate tribes — groups of 20-150 people within a company that come together on their own rather than through management decisions — and how executives can use tribes to maximize productivity and profit. Drawing upon research from a 10-year study of more than 24,000 people in two dozen organizations, the authors argue that tribes have the greatest influence in determining how much and what quality work gets done. The...

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  • Image of The Wide Lens
    Image of The Wide Lens

    A New Strategy for Innovation

    by Ron Adner

    How can great companies do everything right — identify real customer needs, deliver excellent innovations, beat their competitors to market — and still fail? The sad truth is that many companies fail because they focus too intensely on their own innovations, and then neglect the innovation ecosystems on which their success depends. In our increasingly interdependent world, winning requires more than just delivering on your own promises. The Wide Lens offers a powerful new...

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    Image of The Reinventors

    How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change

    by Jason Jennings

    For most businesses, success is fleeting. There are only two real choices: stick with the status quo until things inevitably decline, or continuously change to stay vital. But how? Bestselling leadership and management guru Jason Jennings and his researchers screened 22,000 companies around the world that had been cited as great examples of reinvention. They selected the best, verified their success, interviewed their leaders, and learned how they pursue never-ending radical change. The fresh...

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