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  • Image of Thin on Top
    Image of Thin on Top

    Why Corporate Governance Matters and How to Measure and Improve Board Performance

    by Bob Garratt

    Given the high-level scandals of recent years, companies are concerned that corporate boards not only make decisions that improve a company’s profitability, but that they conduct their activities in an organized, efficient and ethical manner. In Thin on Top, Bob Garratt, chairman of the board of a consultancy that specializes in director development and strategic thinking, discusses the current condition of corporate boards, dispels troublesome myths, and gives step-by-step recommendations on ho

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  • Image of Lateral Marketing
    Image of Lateral Marketing

    New Techniques for Finding Breakthrough Ideas

    by Fernando deBes, Philip Kotler

    In a consumer economy saturated with homogenous products and customers who are more and more immune to advertising messages, traditional vertical marketing — with its emphasis on market segmentation and brand proliferation — is failing us. There is a better way to reach consumers, to create innovative products and markets that don’t yet exist, and to gain a real competitive advantage: lateral marketing. In Lateral Marketing, marketing experts Philip Kotler and Fernando Trias de Bes show

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  • Image of The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership
    Image of The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership

    by Steven B. Sample

    Steven Sample, president of the University of Southern California (USC), has the leadership skills that have helped the school to receive international recognition as a successfully growing organization. In his book, Sample has compiled the skills and tactics required by leaders who want to improve their organizations and their ability to lead. His unconventional approach to leadership offers a plethora of new ideas about making better decisions, using time wisely, picking top staffers, reading

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    Image of Slack

    Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency

    by Tom DeMarco

    If you think that getting your employees to rapidly move between tasks is making your organization more effective and productive, think again. Efficiency expert Tom DeMarco challenges many of the most popular management theories by demonstrating how they are inappropriate for today’s knowledge-worker-based economy. In Slack, he shows companies how constant overtime and aggressive schedules work against their effectiveness and their ability to compete in the global marketplace. For organ

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  • Image of Developing Employees Who Love To Learn
    Image of Developing Employees Who Love To Learn

    Tools, Strategies and Programs for Promoting Learning at Work

    by Linda Honold

    Long-term corporate success depends on employees who are in a learning mode — in other words, motivated and prepared to take responsibility for their learning. Honold tells how to inspire employees to want to learn.

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  • Image of The Trusted Advisor
    Image of The Trusted Advisor

    by Charles H. Green, David H. Maister, Robert M. Galford

    Here’s a how-to guide on building trust-based, long-term client relationships. Included are the three core skills of trusted advisors and the five stages of developing trust.

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  • Image of Brand Asset Management
    Image of Brand Asset Management

    Driving Profitable Growth Through Your Brands

    by Scott Davis

    The authors present a comprehensive eleven-step process for transforming your brand into one your most valuable assets. Step number one: developing a brand vision.

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  • Image of Speed Review: The Ultimate Competitive Advantage
    Image of Speed Review: The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

    Secrets of Continually Developing a More Profitable Business Model

    by Donald Mitchell, Carol Coles

    Berrett-Koehler, 310 pages

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  • Image of Speed Review: Double-Digit Growth
    Image of Speed Review: Double-Digit Growth

    How Great Companies Achieve It - No Matter What

    by Michael Treacy

    Portfolio, 224 pages

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