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  • Image of The Game-Changer
    Image of The Game-Changer

    How You can Drive Revenue and Profit Growth with Innovation

    by AG Lafley, Ram Charan

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    AG Lafley, chairman and CEO of P&G, and well-known author Ram Charan team up to show why innovation must be made central to the goals, strategy, structure, systems, culture, leadership, and motivating purpose and values of your business to create sustained and ever-improving organic revenue growth and profits. Based on experience and research, the authors offer a new management process for making innovation central to every driver of your business.

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  • Image of Corporate Reputation
    Image of Corporate Reputation

    12 Steps to Safeguarding and Recovering Reputation

    by Leslie Gaines-Ross

    Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross explains why reputation matters to a company’s valuation and well-being and identifies the roles corporate leaders must play in reputation recovery and sustainability. What triggers reputation loss? What are the signals? Why are so many companies struggling with tarnished reputations? What can be done? The most important phases in recovering reputation are outlined in a 12-step process.

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    Image of Leadership Gold

    Lessons I've Learned from a Lifetime of Leading

    by John C. Maxwell

    Good leadership always makes a difference. It can turn organizations around and positively impact the lives of thousands. Learning more about leadership will make a difference in you, and you will make a difference in the lives of others. John Maxwell shares a lifetime of leadership truths, which can guide anyone who currently leads or aspires to lead.

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  • Image of A Whole New Mind
    Image of A Whole New Mind

    Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age

    by Daniel H. Pink

    Bestselling author Daniel H. Pink offers a fresh look at what it takes for individuals and organizations to move from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age in A Whole New Mind. He also reveals the six essential aptitudes — Design, Story, Symphony, Empathy, Play, and Meaning — on which professional success and personal fulfillment now depend. A Whole New Mind includes a series of tools, tips and hands-on exercises drawn from international experts that help readers sharpen th

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  • Image of The Search
    Image of The Search

    How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture

    by John Battelle

    In The Search, journalist and Wired co-founder John Battelle reveals exactly how Google triumphed over its rivals. He also digs into the big picture of how search engines are changing the way we shop, find entertainment, screen potential dates, hunt for jobs, and do just about everything else. This summary draws on more than 350 interviews with major players from Silicon Valley to Seattle to Wall Street, including Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, CEO Eric Schmidt and more.

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  • Image of How Customers Think
    Image of How Customers Think

    Essential Insights into the Mind of the Market

    by Gerald (Jerry) Zaltman

    Why do 80 percent of new products despite the best efforts of market researchers -- through techniques such as focus groups and market surveys -- to predict what customers want. According to Harvard Business School marketing professor Gerald Zaltman, the reason for the failure of traditional market research methods is that they depend on customers consciously knowing what they want and what they will buy. However, customer behavior toward products and brands is often driven by the unconscious, r

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  • Image of Stronger in the Broken Places
    Image of Stronger in the Broken Places

    Nine Lessons for Turning Crisis into Triumph

    by James Lee Witt, James Morgan

    As the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency from 1993 until 2001, James Lee Witt witnessed some of the worst crises Mother Nature, chance and certain humans had to offer — earthquakes, floods, airline crashes, the Oklahoma City bombing, and more. Through it all, he not only drastically improved the reputation FEMA had among lawmakers and crisis victims and survivors alike (his leadership rescued the flagging agency), he also developed a strategy for managing crises — a customer-ce

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  • Image of Breakthrough Business Negotiation
    Image of Breakthrough Business Negotiation

    A Toolbox for Managers

    by Michael Watkins

    Michael Watkins, associate professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, lays out the major steps involved in any negotiation, including diagnosing a situation, shaping the structuring, managing the process and assessing the results. He also offers key insights into building coalitions, managing conflicts and negotiating crises.

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  • Image of The Responsibility Virus
    Image of The Responsibility Virus

    How Control Freaks, Mother Hens, Shrinking Violets and Yes-Men Can Harness the Power of True Partnership

    by Roger L. Martin

    In The Responsibility Virus, Roger Martin unveils a vicious cycle of over-responsibility and under-responsibility infecting working relationships in many companies. Martin shows how heroic leaders take on too much responsibility, passive followers take on too little, and the two groups feed off each other. The result, general unhappiness and a dysfunctional operation.

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