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  • Image of Create Distinction
    Image of Create Distinction

    What to Do When 'Great' Isn’t Good

    by Scott McKain

    In Create Distinction, Scott McKain offers a potent cure for similarity and uniformity — the primary killers of businesses and careers.

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  • Image of Lukaszewski on Crisis Communication
    Image of Lukaszewski on Crisis Communication

    What Your CEO Needs to Know About Reputation Risk and Crisis Management

    by James E. Lukaszewski

    In this industry-defining book on crisis management and leadership recovery, James Lukaszewski introduces a concept rarely dealt with in crisis communication and operational response planning: managing the victim dimension of crisis. Delivered in his straight-talking style backed with compelling case studies, Lukaszewski on Crisis Communication is your guide to preparing for a crisis and the explosive visibility that comes with it.

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  • Image of Tipping Sacred Cows
    Image of Tipping Sacred Cows

    Kick the Bad Work Habits that Masquerade as Virtues

    by Jake Breeden

    Tipping Sacred Cows reveals what it takes to overcome the dangerous behaviors that masquerade as virtues at work and how you can lead with fewer self-imposed limitations and greater results. Based on his experience coaching leaders in 27 countries and on the latest research in behavioral economics, neuroscience and psychology, Jake Breeden offers proven, powerful strategies for handling the seven most common "sacred cows" so that you can gain a clear path to reaching your...

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  • Image of Unusually Excellent
    Image of Unusually Excellent

    The Necessary Nine Skills Required for the Practice of Great Leadership

    by John Hamm

    The business environment may change, but no management trend can displace the core laws of excellent leadership. Unusually Excellent offers both seasoned and aspiring leaders a framework for understanding and applying the fundamentals of leadership at every stage in their careers. John Hamm demonstrates that any leader can excel by consistently putting into action the Necessary Nine skills: being authentic, trustworthy and compelling; leading people, strategy and execution...

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  • Image of Consultants & Advisers
    Image of Consultants & Advisers

    A Best Practice Guide to Choosing, Using and Getting Good Value

    by Harold Lewis

    In Consultants & Advisers, independent consultant Harold Lewis presents an accessible resource for individuals, businesses and organizations on how to get the best value from the consultants they hire. Throughout, Lewis answers many common questions about getting outside help, and illustrates his advice with examples of both good and bad practices. He also provides a thorough examination of everything involved, from picking consultants to writing contracts to solving problems. This

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  • Image of Why Great Leaders Don’t Take Yes for an Answer
    Image of Why Great Leaders Don’t Take Yes for an Answer

    Managing for Conflict and Consensus

    by Michael Roberto

    In Why Great Leaders Don’t Take Yes for an Answer, Harvard Business School’s Michael Roberto shows company leaders how to stimulate honest, constructive dissent; use it to improve decisions; then align their entire organization behind those decisions. Drawing on extensive research, Roberto shows how to promote candor, leverage an organization’s wisdom, and build consensus that leads to effective action. He also presents examples from history while exploring how real organizations make r

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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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