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  • Image of Webinar: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization
    Image of Webinar: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization

    by John C. Maxwell

    The 360° Leader is a concept designed to teach participants how to lead from any position in an organization. Important concepts, such as how to lead down as you manage your team are foundational — while unprecedented concepts such as how to lead across with those who are your organizational peers, and how to lead upward to those to whom you report — will be revolutionary to your leadership. It's these behaviors, leading across and leading up that revolutionize this century’s leaders.

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  • Image of The Giants of Sales
    Image of The Giants of Sales

    What Dale Carnegie, John Patterson, Elmer Wheeler, and Joe Girard Can Teach You About Real Sales Success

    by Tom Sant

    Sales theories come and sales theories go, but nothing beats learning from the original masters. The Giants of Sales introduces readers to the techniques developed by four legendary sales giants – Dale Carnegie, John Patterson, Elmer Wheeler and Joe Girard – and offers concrete examples of how they still work in the 21st century.

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  • Image of Small Giants
    Image of Small Giants

    Companies that Choose to be Great Instead of Big

    by Bo Burlingham

    Most books about successful businesses focus on public companies. But Inc. magazine Editor Bo Burlingham focuses on privately held companies marching to the beat of a different drum. In Small Giants, he profiles 14 of the best, including Anchor Brewing, CitiStorage, Clif Bar Inc., Righteous Babe Records, Reel Precision Manufacturing and Zingerman’s Community of Businesses. Burlingham takes readers inside these companies to determine the elusive “mojo” that makes them great.

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  • Image of Dealing with Darwin
    Image of Dealing with Darwin

    How Great Companies Innovate at Every Phase of Their Evolution

    by Geoffrey A. Moore

    The Darwinian struggle to deliver profitable products and services ensues as competitive advantage gaps narrow. Geoffrey A. Moore, author of Crossing the Chasm and Inside the Tornado, looks at the challenges faced by today’s companies in this struggle. Moore gives advice to managers and leaders who need to understand their company’s role in its market ecosystem, along with what kind of differentiation will be most rewarded in the marketplace.

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  • Image of Freakonomics
    Image of Freakonomics

    A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

    by Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner

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    Freakonomics offers readers the hidden facts buried within the stories they live and see dramatized every day, along with the numbers and statistics that can help them draw sense from the chaos. By justifying the use of strange questions to get at the heart of the matter, the authors show how economists turn collections of facts into unusual theories and then prove them by applying critical analysis.

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  • Image of Nobodies to Somebodies
    Image of Nobodies to Somebodies

    How 100 Great Careers Got Their Start

    by Peter Han

    Nobodies to Somebodies explores how many successful people found their true callings in a wide range of fields, and went from Nobodies to Somebodies. Based on interviews with 100 highly accomplished leaders — actors, CEOs, senators, scientists and others — this summary describes the early paths they traveled, the hard choices they made, and the lessons they learned along the way. Describing many extremely diverse career paths, it explores common themes and lessons that can help anyone e

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  • Image of Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars
    Image of Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars

    A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors

    by Patrick Lencioni

    In Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars, bestselling author and acclaimed management expert Patrick Lencioni presents a dynamic leadership fable that reveals how organizations can overcome the “silos” that divide work units and paralyze performance. Lencioni also offers solutions to a key leadership issue — the impact of turf wars and political infighting on organizational effectiveness. Written in the form of a realistic but fictional story, this summary tackles a tough business issue in bot

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  • Image of The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave
    Image of The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave

    How to Recognize the Subtle Signs and Act before It's Too Late

    by Leigh Branham

    In The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave, employee-retention expert Leigh Branham knocks down the wall that separates employee from employer — and even management from senior leadership — in an effort to forge an open discussion on employee disengagement and what organizations need to recognize and actively pursue in order to retain their best and brightest people. Using a voluminous amount of interview and survey data, Branham isolates each reason, tells companies what to look for, and

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    Image of Blink

    The Power of Thinking without Thinking

    by Malcolm Gladwell

    Blink is about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant — in the blink of an eye — that actually aren’t as simple as they seem, and about those instantaneous decisions that are impossible to explain to others. In this summary, staff writer from The New Yorker Malcolm Gladwell reveals that great decision makers aren’t those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of...

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