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  • Image of The Defining Moment
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    FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

    by Jonathan Alter

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    In the course of every executive's career, he or she will inevitably run into moments that require a strong moral fiber. Issues of transparency and ethics are more prevalent now than at any other time in business. This book provides executives with insight into the keys to making the most difficult professional decisions. As the subtitle suggests, sometimes it's a decision between right... and right.

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    52 Weekly Networking Success Strategies

    by Michelle Donovan, Ivan Misner

    It is true that there are some people who are better connected than others. That means that “connecting” is a skill that can be acquired. This book will help you develop your networking skills, increase your connections, and become part of the roughly 29 percent of people who are, in fact, separated from the rest of the world by just six degrees.

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    The Antidote for Today’s Marketing Mess

    by Jack Trout

    In this summary, marketing guru Jack Trout clears up the confusion that surrounds the marketing profession. Instead of focusing on segmentation or customer retention or search engine optimization, marketers should be searching for that simple, obvious differentiating idea.

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    The A Method for Hiring

    by Geoff Smart, Randy Street

    In this book Geoff Smart and Randy Street provide a simple, practical and effective solution for the single biggest problem in business today: unsuccessful hiring. These “who” problems are easily preventable with Smart and Street’s A Method for Hiring, which, when implemented, has a 90 percent success rate.

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    Managing the Employee-Customer Encounter

    by Jim Asplund, John H. Fleming, Ph.D.

    Human Sigma offers an innovative, research-based approach to one of the toughest challenges businesses face today: how to drive success by effectively managing the moments when employees interact with customers. The authors offer essential ideas for business leaders at all levels and show how sales and service companies can flourish in today's new global economy. Blending strategic analysis with hands-on, practical steps and advice, this book summary will change how you view your work,

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  • Image of Building a Values-Driven Organization
    Image of Building a Values-Driven Organization

    A Whole System Approach to Cultural Transformation

    by Richard Barrett

    The responsibility of leaders is to enhance, harness and direct the capacity and energy of their people toward virtuous and valuable ends. To achieve long-term success, the organization needs to have a solid foundation built on principles and values that act as a center of gravity. In business, you get what you target, design, measure, provide incentives for and are passionate about. This applies equally to principles and values, which need to be nurtured and directed through an effective whole-

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    The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World for the Next 5, 10, and 20 Years

    by James Canton, Ph.D.

    Are you interested in the future of your industry? Where your future customers may come from? What about your current career — or your next one? If so, The Extreme Future will offer the insights that may help you derive the answers. James Canton charts a course to steer you through the volatile changes that lie ahead. The Extreme Future is the essential guide for what's next and how to navigate the trends that will shape the future of business, markets and society. He cha

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    Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels

    by Michael Watkins

    In The First 90 Days, Harvard Business School professor Michael Watkins presents a road map for taking charge in the first 90 days of a new executive position. The first days in a new position are critical because small differences in actions can have a huge impact on long-term results. This summary will equip executives with strategies and tools to get up to speed faster and achieve more sooner. Watkins shows readers how to diagnose a situation and understand its challenges and...

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    Converting Intangible Assets into Tangible Outcomes

    by David P. Norton, Robert S. Kaplan

    The Balanced Scorecard is a revolutionary performance measurement system that allows organizations to quantify critical intangible assets, such as people, information and culture. Now the people who first developed the Balanced Scorecard, Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton, have created a powerful new tool based on their ongoing research. The strategy map allows companies to describe the links between intangible assets and value creation so all aspects of strategy can be implemented in a manne

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