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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 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

    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

    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

    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 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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    Image of Power Listening

    Mastering the Most Critical Business Skill of All

    by Bernard T. Ferrari

    Nothing causes bad decisions in organizations as often as poor listening. But Bernard Ferrari, adviser to some of the nation's most influential executives, believes that such missteps can be avoided and that the skills and habits of good listening can be developed and mastered. He offers a step-by-step process that will help readers become active listeners, able to shape and focus any conversation.

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    How Social Capital Makes Organizations Work

    by Laurence Prusak, Don Cohen

    Cohen and Prusak explain how to build up the human connections (based on trust, mutual understanding and shared values and behaviors) that make up your company’s social capital — a critical challenge in the age of globalization, free agency and the virtual workplace.

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