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  • Image of Create Distinction
    Image of Create Distinction

    What to Do When 'Great' Isn’t Good

    by Scott McKain

    In Create Distinction, Scott McKain offers a potent cure for similarity and uniformity — the primary killers of businesses and careers.

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  • Image of Lukaszewski on Crisis Communication
    Image of Lukaszewski on Crisis Communication

    What Your CEO Needs to Know About Reputation Risk and Crisis Management

    by James E. Lukaszewski

    In this industry-defining book on crisis management and leadership recovery, James Lukaszewski introduces a concept rarely dealt with in crisis communication and operational response planning: managing the victim dimension of crisis. Delivered in his straight-talking style backed with compelling case studies, Lukaszewski on Crisis Communication is your guide to preparing for a crisis and the explosive visibility that comes with it.

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  • Image of Tipping Sacred Cows
    Image of Tipping Sacred Cows

    Kick the Bad Work Habits that Masquerade as Virtues

    by Jake Breeden

    Tipping Sacred Cows reveals what it takes to overcome the dangerous behaviors that masquerade as virtues at work and how you can lead with fewer self-imposed limitations and greater results. Based on his experience coaching leaders in 27 countries and on the latest research in behavioral economics, neuroscience and psychology, Jake Breeden offers proven, powerful strategies for handling the seven most common "sacred cows" so that you can gain a clear path to reaching your...

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  • Image of Unusually Excellent
    Image of Unusually Excellent

    The Necessary Nine Skills Required for the Practice of Great Leadership

    by John Hamm

    The business environment may change, but no management trend can displace the core laws of excellent leadership. Unusually Excellent offers both seasoned and aspiring leaders a framework for understanding and applying the fundamentals of leadership at every stage in their careers. John Hamm demonstrates that any leader can excel by consistently putting into action the Necessary Nine skills: being authentic, trustworthy and compelling; leading people, strategy and execution...

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  • Image of The Wizard and the Warrior
    Image of The Wizard and the Warrior

    Leading with Passion and Power

    by Lee Bolman, Terrence Deal

    Bestselling authors Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal give leaders the insight and courage they need to take risks on behalf of values they cherish and the people they guide. Great leaders must act both as wizard, calling on imagination, creativity, meaning and magic, and as warrior, mobilizing strength, courage and willingness to fight as necessary to fulfill their mission.

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  • Image of Naked Conversations
    Image of Naked Conversations

    How Blogs Are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers

    by Shel Israel, Robert Scoble

    Scoble and Israel argue that every business can benefit from smart "naked" blogging, whether the company is a small town plumbing operation or a multinational fashion house. By ignoring the “blogosphere” you ignore what others are saying about you, they write. The authors have assembled an enormous amount of information about blogging: from history and theory to comparisons among countries and industries. They also lay out the dos and don'ts of the medium and include extensive statistics, case s

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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
    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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  • Image of Don't Think Pink
    Image of Don't Think Pink

    What Really Makes Women Buy: And How to Increase Your Share of This Crucial Market

    by Andrea Learned, Lisa Johnson

    You can no longer “think pink” by assuming that all women are the same and all they want are pastel colored products with hearts and flowers on them. Generational experiences, lifestyle choices, and demographic characteristics combine to define the filters through which women make buying choices. Lisa Johnson and Andrea Learned are co-founders of ReachWomen, a firm specializing in the behavior of women as consumers. By examining the different ways women think and how companies can engage women w

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