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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 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
    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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  • Image of The World Is Flat
    Image of The World Is Flat

    A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century

    by Thomas Friedman

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    Don't tell Christopher Columbus about this book. Pulitzer-Prize winning author Thomas L. Friedman gives an account of the great changes taking place in our time, as lightening-swift advances in technology and communications put people all over the globe in touch as never before, creating an explosion of wealth in India and China, and challenging the rest of us to run even faster just to stay in place.

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  • Image of A Leader's Legacy
    Image of A Leader's Legacy

    by James Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner

    A Leader’s Legacy is a compilation of powerful essays that explore the question of leadership and legacy. These essays are grouped into categories covering significance, relationships, aspirations and courage. The authors examine critical questions all leaders must ask themselves in order to leave a positive and lasting impact.

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  • Image of The Ten Faces of Innovation
    Image of The Ten Faces of Innovation

    Ideo's Strategies for Beating the Devil's Advocate & Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization

    by Tom Kelley

    Building on The Art of Innovation, which celebrated the work culture that distinguishes his high-profile, award-winning industrial design firm IDEO, Kelley and coauthor Littman demonstrate how a culture of continuous innovation and renewal can be nurtured and sustained in The Ten Faces of Innovation. The authors look at 10 personas in the workplace, such as anthropologists, who contribute insights by observing human behavior; experimenters, who try new things; hurdlers, who sur

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  • Image of The Wizard and the Warrior
    Image of The Wizard and the Warrior

    Leading with Passion and Power

    by Lee Bolman, Terrence Deal

    Bestselling authors Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal give leaders the insight and courage they need to take risks on behalf of values they cherish and the people they guide. Great leaders must act both as wizard, calling on imagination, creativity, meaning and magic, and as warrior, mobilizing strength, courage and willingness to fight as necessary to fulfill their mission.

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    Image of Naked Conversations

    How Blogs Are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers

    by Shel Israel, Robert Scoble

    Scoble and Israel argue that every business can benefit from smart "naked" blogging, whether the company is a small town plumbing operation or a multinational fashion house. By ignoring the “blogosphere” you ignore what others are saying about you, they write. The authors have assembled an enormous amount of information about blogging: from history and theory to comparisons among countries and industries. They also lay out the dos and don'ts of the medium and include extensive statistics, case s

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