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  • Image of Manager Redefined
    Image of Manager Redefined

    The Competitive Advantage in the Middle of Your Organization

    by Thomas H. Davenport

    In Manager Redefined, Tom Davenport and Stephen Harding explains that managers must build human capital and create employee engagement by managing them almost not at all. The authors view supervisors and managers as centers of insight and influence, underappreciated in many organizations, but endowed nevertheless with the potential to make dramatic contributions to enterprise success. They urge companies to think of their managers as potential sources of competitive advantage.

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    and Other Unapologetic Rules for Game-Changing Entrepreneurs

    by Andy Kessler

    The era of easy money and easy jobs is officially over. Today, we're all entrepreneurs, and the tides of change threaten to capsize anyone who plays it safe. Taking risks is the name of the game — but how can you tell a smart bet from a stupid gamble? In this summary, Andy Kessler explains how the world's greatest entrepreneurs don't just start successful companies — they overturn entire industries, and he offers twelve surprising and controversial rules for these radical...

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    10 Bold Steps that Define Gutsy Leaders

    by Robert J. Herbold

    Why do managers at all levels sacrifice corporate success by shying away from making the tough decisions? This executive book summary of What's Holding You Back? explores exactly why managers often hesitate to confront difficult issues and reveals the ten core principles of confident leadership, outlining proven tactics by which managers can confront their inner wimp and highlight their inner courage.

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    Image of Disciplined Dreaming

    A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity

    by Josh Linkner

    We live in an era when business cycles are measured in months, not years. The only way to sustain long term innovation and growth is through creativity — at all levels of an organization. This executive book summary of Disciplined Dreaming shows you how to create profitable new ideas, empower all your employees to be creative, and sustain your competitive advantage over the long term. Josh Linkner distills his years of experience into a 5-step process that will make creativity...

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  • Image of Speed Review: Game Frame
    Image of Speed Review: Game Frame

    Using Games as a Strategy for Success

    by Aaron Dignan

    Free Press, 224 pages

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  • Image of The Momentum Effect
    Image of The Momentum Effect

    How to Ignite Exceptional Growth

    by JC Larreche

    Jean-Claude Larreche presents a systematic approach for the design and execution of momentum strategy. He shows how to create new value through momentum and outlines a framework for building the leadership competencies that will deliver profitable growth. Larreche offers a pathway for harnessing the power of the momentum effect, adaptable for use by any business, in any industry under any market condition.

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    Image of Leadership and the Sexes

    Using Gender Science to Create Success in Business

    by Michael Gurian, Barbara Annis

    Gender experts Michael Gurian and Barbara Annis explore what the latest scientific studies reveal about male/female brain differences and explain how these impact the ways men and women negotiate, communicate, lead and run meetings. Then they teach how to use this scientific gender intelligence for business success.

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  • Image of The Necessary Revolution
    Image of The Necessary Revolution

    How Individuals and Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World

    by Peter Senge, Sara Schley, Nina Kruschwitz, Bryan Smith, Joe Laur

    The Necessary Revolution focuses on sustainability and the challenge for businesses to invest in new solutions to environmental problems and innovative strategies that will generate both short- and long-term profitability while helping to create a better world. The authors tell us that it is business that has the motivation, ability and resources to dramatically change the way we do things.

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    Image of Healing the Wounds

    Overcoming the Trauma of Layoffs and Revitalizing Downsized Organizations

    by David M. Noer

    Downsizing continues to strike American business. What about those who are left behind? How can workers restore their energy, productivity and risk taking when their trust and loyalty have been stripped away? How can managers initiate healing and motivate employees burdened with twice their usual workload? In this summary, training expert David M. Noer skillfully brings together the "hard" and "soft" sides of a critical corporate issue to provide practical and profound guidan

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