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  • Image of How to Be Exceptional
    Image of How to Be Exceptional

    Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths

    by Robert H. Sherwin, Jr., Barbara A. Steel, Joseph R. Folkman, John H. Zenger

    To be exceptional as a leader requires a revolutionary approach to leadership development. In How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths, John H. Zenger, Joseph R. Folkman, Robert H. Sherwin, Jr., and Barbara A. Steel instruct leaders to focus not on their weaknesses but on their strengths and how to magnify them. An exceptional leader can increase employee engagement, productivity and profitability. These leadership gurus can show you how.

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    Image of Care to Dare

    Unleashing Astonishing Potential Through Secure Base Leadership

    by George Kohlrieser, Susan Goldsworthy, Duncan Coombe

    A secure base is a person, place, goal or object that provides a sense of protection, safety and caring. George Kohlrieser, Susan Goldsworthy and Duncan Coombe explain how to become an effective Secure Base Leader in Care to Dare: Unleashing Astonishing Potential Through Secure Base Leadership. The authors show how to tap into your own secure bases, past and present, and how to become a secure base for others thereby challenging yourself and others to exceed expectations.

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    Image of Winning with Transglobal Leadership

    How to Find and Develop Top Global Talent to Build World-Class Organizations

    by Nazneen Razi, Ph.D., Peter Barge, Robert A. Cooke, Ph.D., Linda D. Sharkey, Ph.D.

    Operating and expanding business units offshore, selling in foreign markets, and managing global supply chains are just three of the many challenges that emphasize the importance of leaders that can transcend borders. Winning with Transglobal Leadership will help prepare your organization to meet this need head-on with a framework for developing and training leaders that best fit your global growth strategies. The book combines insights from a global team of author-experts. Together...

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    Image of Who's in the Room?

    How Great Leaders Structure and Manage the Teams Around Them

    by Bob Frisch

    At the top of every organization chart lies a myth — that the boss and senior management team make all the critical decisions together. In reality, most decisions are actually made by the boss and an inner circle of confidants — a "team with no name" that exists outside formal processes. This gap between the myth and reality of decision making causes significant problems. In Who's in the Room? Bob Frisch provides a unique perspective to this widely misunderstood...

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  • Image of Speaking as a Leader
    Image of Speaking as a Leader

    How to Lead Every Time You Speak - From Boardrooms to Meeting Rooms, From Town Halls to Phone Calls

    by Judith Humphrey

    Whether it's among colleagues at lunch or an audience of a thousand, a leader's role is to move and inspire others. It's not only the big occasions that test a leader's mettle, but the little ones as well — in a casual conversation in the elevator, in phone calls, or one of many incidental, seemingly "insignificant" interactions in everyday work life. Written by one of the world's leading communications coaches, Speaking as a Leader shows you how to make the most of...

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    10 Bold Steps that Define Gutsy Leaders

    by Robert J. Herbold

    Why do managers at all levels sacrifice corporate success by shying away from making the tough decisions? This executive book summary of What's Holding You Back? explores exactly why managers often hesitate to confront difficult issues and reveals the ten core principles of confident leadership, outlining proven tactics by which managers can confront their inner wimp and highlight their inner courage.

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    A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity

    by Josh Linkner

    We live in an era when business cycles are measured in months, not years. The only way to sustain long term innovation and growth is through creativity — at all levels of an organization. This executive book summary of Disciplined Dreaming shows you how to create profitable new ideas, empower all your employees to be creative, and sustain your competitive advantage over the long term. Josh Linkner distills his years of experience into a 5-step process that will make creativity...

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    FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

    by Jonathan Alter

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    In the course of every executive's career, he or she will inevitably run into moments that require a strong moral fiber. Issues of transparency and ethics are more prevalent now than at any other time in business. This book provides executives with insight into the keys to making the most difficult professional decisions. As the subtitle suggests, sometimes it's a decision between right... and right.

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    Image of Leading at a Higher Level

    Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations

    by Ken Blanchard

    Blanchard, a leading management consultant and author of The New York Times best seller The One Minute Manager, and his colleagues at the Ken Blanchard Companies have spent over 25 years helping leaders and organizations become great and remain great. Finally they have brought all of that knowledge together and distilled it into Leading at a Higher Level.

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