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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 Character Triangle
    Image of The Character Triangle

    Build Character, Have an Impact, and Inspire Others

    by Lorne Rubis

    The Character Triangle, by Lorne Rubis, examines and defines the three distinct but interdependent values that, if applied in our daily thoughts and actions, are a "playbook" for attaining rewards in any type of work and any situation in life.

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    Image of Creative Intelligence

    Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect and Inspire

    by Bruce Nussbaum

    Creative Intelligence illustrates how to connect our creative output with a new type of economic system, Indie Capitalism.

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    Image of Can't Buy Me Like

    How Authentic Customer Connections Drive Superior Results

    by Bob Garfield, Doug Levy

    Today’s brands face an apparent choice between two evils: continue betting on their increasingly ineffective advertising or put blind faith in the supposedly mystical power of social media, where "likes" stand in for transactions and a mass audience is maddeningly elusive. We’ve entered the "Relationship Era," where the only path for businesses seeking long-term success is to create authentic customer relationships. Authors Bob Garfield and Doug Levy show you where these...

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  • Image of No More Pointless Meetings
    Image of No More Pointless Meetings

    Breakthrough Sessions That Will Revolutionize the Way You Work

    by Martin Murphy

    Wasting time in pointless meetings is the one thing that never seems to change. Martin Murphy, however, has helped a "Who's Who" of corporate clients transform time-sapping meetings into breakthrough sessions that are measurably productive. His strategy is not simply to make meetings more palatable; instead, he  reframes the entire concept of collaboration and introduces four "Work Sessions" that replace meetings to get more done, faster than ever before.

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  • Image of Leadership and the Art of Struggle
    Image of Leadership and the Art of Struggle

    How Great Leaders Grow Through Challenge and Adversity

    by Steven Snyder

    For author Steven Snyder, adversity is precisely what unlocks our greatest potential. Using real-life stories drawn from his extensive research studying 151 diverse episodes of leadership struggle, Snyder shows how to navigate intense challenges to achieve personal growth and organizational success. He details strategies for embracing struggle and offers a host of unique tools and hands-on practices to help you implement them. By mastering the art of struggle, you’ll be better equipped...

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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
    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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