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  • Image of Bridging the Culture Gap
    Image of Bridging the Culture Gap

    A Practical Guide to International Business Communication

    by Penny Carte, Chris Fox

    Bridging the Culture Gap is based on the real-life business situations of the authors’ many international clients. Featuring numerous case studies, cultural preference scales and practical tips, this summary helps those of any nationality to become better communicators. Whether you are planning to give a presentation to a cross-cultural group or about to negotiate with an overseas client, the advice of international training experts Penny Carté and Chris Fox can help you ensure that you

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    Image of The Prime Solution

    Close the Value Gap, Increase Margins, and Win the Complex Sale

    by Jeff Thull

    According to sales expert Jeff Thull, to succeed in value creation, you must have technical expertise in service and support, you must know how to sell your wares to needy customers, and you must be able to position your company as a “sole source” to customers over time. These are the essential tenets of The Prime Solution: a detailed explanation of how businesses can close the value gap that separates the value that is promised to customers from the actual value achieved.

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    Image of The 8th Habit

    From Effectiveness to Greatness

    by Stephen R. Covey

    For individuals and organizations, excellence is no longer merely an option — survival requires it. But to thrive, excel and lead in our Knowledge Worker Age, we must move beyond effectiveness to greatness. Leadership guru Stephen Covey writes that accessing a higher level of human genius and motivation requires a sea change in thinking: a new mind-set and skill set — in short, an additional habit to those featured in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

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  • Image of The Toyota Way
    Image of The Toyota Way

    14 Management Principles From the World’s Greatest Manufacturer

    by Jeffrey Liker

    Toyota is the world’s most profitable automaker. Its “secret weapon” is lean production — the revolutionary approach to business processes that it invented in the 1950s. Today, businesses around the world are trying to emulate Toyota’s remarkable success by working to implement the company’s radical system for speeding up business and service processes, reducing waste, and improving quality. To help other companies learn to continually improve on what they do, Professor of Industrial and...

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    Image of Managers Not MBAs

    A Hard Look at the Soft Practice of Managing and Management Development

    by Henry Mintzberg

    According to Professor Henry Mintzberg, the current MBA system ensures that the wrong people will get educated in the wrong way with the wrong consequences. There is a better way. Mintzberg has designed a program, the International Masters in Practicing Management, that addresses many of the problems associated with traditional programs that profess to develop managers, but instead produce analysts ready to apply one-size-fits-all techniques no matter the context. By integrating reflective, anal

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  • Image of The Mid-Career Tune-Up
    Image of The Mid-Career Tune-Up

    10 New Habits for Keeping Your Edge in Today's Fast-Paced Workplace

    by William A. Salmon, Rosemary T. Salmon

    Global competition, downsized organizations and empowerment and other shifts in management philosophies have dramatically altered the rules of the workplace. This summary offers an overview of 10 new habits required to succeed today, including tips and check lists on balancing multiple demands on your time, resolving conflicts, and learning to accept uncertainty.

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  • Image of Secrets of Power Negotiating for Salespeople
    Image of Secrets of Power Negotiating for Salespeople

    Inside Secrets from a Master Negotiator

    by Roger Dawson

    Buyers are better informed and better negotiators than in the past. Dawson, the master of win-win negotiating, offers a toolkit of opening, middle and closing sales gambits to help salespeople walk away from the negotiating table with all parties satisfied.

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  • Image of Management Challenges for the 21st Century
    Image of Management Challenges for the 21st Century

    by Peter F. Drucker

    Who better than the 20th Century's greatest management thinker to explore the challenges that lie ahead? From managing change or a globally competitive company to managing your career, Drucker tells you what to expect from the next century.

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