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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 Voice Power

    Using Your Voice to Captivate, Persuade, and Command Attention

    by Renee Grant-Williams

    While everyone has a voice, not every voice is one that gets attention — a personal weakness often overlooked. The concept of “dressing for success” — creating the right appearance — is second nature by now. However, most people are unaware that their voices account for one-third of the total impression they make on others (the other factors are appearance and message). In this summary, Renee Grant-Williams, who has worked with U.S. senators, business executives and sales professionals, as well

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    Image of How Organizations Work

    Taking a Holistic Approach to Enterprise Health

    by Alan P. Brache

    Organizations are like humans. Each organ, muscle, bone, and nerve plays a unique part within the whole. A strong contribution from one component can’t make up for deficiencies in others, and understanding each component doesn’t explain the health of the whole person. Body functions are integrated and their interactions are as important as their individual roles. So are the different functions in an organization. This summary shows you how to take a holistic approach to organizational wellness b

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    Image of First Among Equals

    How to Manage a Group of Professionals

    by David H. Maister, Patrick J. McKenna

    Managing people is difficult, particularly when you are tasked with leading a group of confident, intelligent professionals — often used to working with a certain amount of autonomy — to accomplish some task or essential goal. Group leaders must be skilled not only in management basics (delegation, decision-making, running meetings, and so forth), but also in the “softer” skills of inspirational leadership practices. Crammed with concrete advice and practical applications and examples, ...

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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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