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  • Image of How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things
    Image of How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things

    Breaking the Eight Hidden Barriers that Plague Even the Best Businesses

    by Patricia O'Connell, Neil Smith

    Every day, seemingly intelligent and successful leaders and their companies make headline news because of poor decisions that can cause their businesses to stumble, making many of us scratch our heads in wonder: Why would such a successful business make that strategic decision? How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things highlights the ways in which the eight hidden barriers can interrupt your business, and author Neil Smith outlines a fast, and proven, process in which 12 principles...

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    Image of The Strategist

    Be the Leader Your Business Needs

    by Cynthia Montgomery

    "Are you a strategist?" That’s the first question Cynthia Montgomery asks the business owners and senior executives from all over the world who participate in her highly regarded executive education class.

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    Image of Wait

    The Art and Science of Delay

    by Frank Partnoy

    In Wait: The Art and Science of Delay, author Frank Partnoy weaves together findings from hundreds of scientific studies and interviews with wide-ranging experts to craft a picture of effective decision-making that runs counter to our brutally fast-paced world.

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  • Image of Extreme Productivity
    Image of Extreme Productivity

    Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours

    by Robert C. Pozen

    In Extreme Productivity, author Robert Pozen reveals the secrets to workplace productivity and high performance. This book is for anyone feeling overwhelmed by an existing workload — facing myriad competing demands and multiple time-sensitive projects. Offering antidotes to a calendar full of boring meetings and a backlog of e-mails, Extreme Productivity explains how to determine your highest priorities and match them with how you actually spend your time.

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  • Image of Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream
    Image of Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream

    The Scoop on Increasing Profit by Differentiating Your Company Through Strategy and Talent

    by Steve Van Remortel

    If you are like most business owners and leaders today, you feel stuck working constantly "in" your business, for little return. Profit guru Steve Van Remortel has the solution. The Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream® process offers an easy-to-follow strategic planning and talent development methodology to work "on" your business that leads to a real differentiation and a high-performance team ready to deliver it. You will discover the answer to the most important...

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    Image of The Inclusion Breakthrough

    Unleashing the Real Power of Diversity

    by Frederick A. Miller, Judith H. Katz

    The Inclusion Breakthrough explains how to make diversity a central and profitable part of an organization's strategy for long-term success rather than merely a peripheral program. The authors present proven strategies for stimulating the creativity and productivity of any business's greatest resource — its people. The benefits to companies that have implemented these inclusion strategies are also described.

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  • Image of The Wide Lens
    Image of The Wide Lens

    A New Strategy for Innovation

    by Ron Adner

    How can great companies do everything right — identify real customer needs, deliver excellent innovations, beat their competitors to market — and still fail? The sad truth is that many companies fail because they focus too intensely on their own innovations, and then neglect the innovation ecosystems on which their success depends. In our increasingly interdependent world, winning requires more than just delivering on your own promises. The Wide Lens offers a powerful new...

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    Image of The Reinventors

    How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change

    by Jason Jennings

    For most businesses, success is fleeting. There are only two real choices: stick with the status quo until things inevitably decline, or continuously change to stay vital. But how? Bestselling leadership and management guru Jason Jennings and his researchers screened 22,000 companies around the world that had been cited as great examples of reinvention. They selected the best, verified their success, interviewed their leaders, and learned how they pursue never-ending radical change. The fresh...

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    Image of Power Listening

    Mastering the Most Critical Business Skill of All

    by Bernard T. Ferrari

    Nothing causes bad decisions in organizations as often as poor listening. But Bernard Ferrari, adviser to some of the nation's most influential executives, believes that such missteps can be avoided and that the skills and habits of good listening can be developed and mastered. He offers a step-by-step process that will help readers become active listeners, able to shape and focus any conversation.

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