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  • Image of In the Company of Owners
    Image of In the Company of Owners

    The Truth about Stock Options (and Why Every Employee Should Have Them)

    by Douglas L. Kruse, Aaron Bernstein, Joseph R. Blasi

    Recently, stock options have received a bad reputation as the run-up in thestock market during the 1990s allowed some corporate executives to pursueunethical strategies to pump up their stock and cash in on their options,while employees saw huge potential fortunes disappear overnight. Theproblems were a consequence of abuse of stock options, not the conceptitself. In the Company of Owners shows how and why stock options and therisk of ownership should be given to most of the work force.

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  • Image of Put the Moose on the Table
    Image of Put the Moose on the Table

    Lessons in Leadership from a CEO's Journey through Business and Life

    by Randall Tobias

    Randall Tobias, former CEO of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co., knows what it takes to get to the top. In Put the Moose on the Table, Tobias mixes personal anecdotes with his thoughts on effective business and leadership practices, often focusing on the intangible qualities — integrity, dedication and respect for colleagues — that separate the best from the rest. A vice president at AT&T when he took the job at Lilly, Tobias recalls how a major crisis on his first day tested his a

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    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
    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
    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 Leading Change
    Image of Leading Change

    by James O'Toole

    James O'Toole shows that leadership based on integrity, honesty, and respect is the only way to gain the commitment and loyalty of your people and effect change. This is must reading for change agents.

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