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  • Image of Beating the Global Odds
    Image of Beating the Global Odds

    Successful Decision-Making in a Confused and Troubled World

    by Paul A. Laudicina

    While the widespread proliferation of information in our 24/7 news cycle can yield great benefits, the overall result has been a decrease in innovation and leadership. Beating the Global Odds is here to help, showing you how to cut through the clutter and regain your focus as you confront the challenges of the future. Author Paul A. Laudicina offers a road map to building a better, more cohesive, and more coherent tomorrow, for your business, your world, and yourself.

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  • Image of Real Influence
    Image of Real Influence

    Persuade Without Pushing and Gain Without Giving In

    by John Ullmen, Mark Goulston

    In this groundbreaking book, authors Mark Goulston and John Ullmen reveal a new model for authentic influence — the kind that creates a strong initial connection and survives long after agreement has been reached. Based on listening, genuine engagement and commitment to win-win outcomes, Real Influence provides a powerful four-step method you can use to: examine your priorities; learn about the key players and what they need; earn their attention and motivate them to hear more...

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    Image of Predictably Irrational

    The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

    by Dan Ariely

    Irrational behavior is a part of human nature, but as MIT professor Dan Ariely has discovered in 20 years of researching behavioral economics, people tend to behave irrationally in a predictable fashion. Drawing on psychology and economics, behavioral economics can show us why patients get greater relief from a more expensive drug over its cheaper counterpart and why honest people may steal office supplies or communal food, but not money. According to Ariely in Predictably Irrational...

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    Controlling Uncertainty in Product Development

    by Guy M. Merritt, Preston G. Smith

    Proactive Risk Management offers product development teams a plan with which they can enhance their management of project risks by identifying risks early and managing them to diminish disruption throughout the project. Using a practical, easy-to-use, fact-based approach, it will help developers manage all the risks associated with a project. Although this process is tailored to commercial product development, it is applicable to many other types of projects with some adaptation.

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    Image of Why Decisions Fail

    Avoiding the Blunders and Traps That Lead to Debacles

    by Paul C. Nutt

    For more than 20 years, Ohio State University Professor Paul C. Nutt has studied how decisions are made and has written extensively about what works, what doesn’t and why. His key finding in all this work is startling: Decisions fail half of the time. Organizations spend vast sums of money and commit significant amounts of resources without realizing any benefits. Nutt writes that failures can be traced to three blunders and seven traps that ensnare decision makers; avoiding these blunders and t

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  • Image of The Heart of Change
    Image of The Heart of Change

    Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations

    by John P. Kotter, Dan S. Cohen

    While most companies believe change happens by making people think differently, that isn’t the case. Instead, according to John Kotter and Dan Cohen, change happens when you make people feel differently. You have to appeal more to the heart than the mind. The authors offer a new dynamic — the “see-feel-change” dynamic that fuels action by showing people potent reasons for change that spark their emotions. Built around the eight steps of change first introduced in Kotter’s bestseller...

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  • Image of The Nokia Revolution
    Image of The Nokia Revolution

    The Story of an Extraordinary Company That Transformed an Industry

    by Dan Steinbock

    How did a small pulp mill in Finland become the leading worldwide force in cellular and mobile telephone technology? The Nokia Corp. gained and maintains its position at the head of this rapidly changing technology field using strategic intent, global focus, strategic market-making, global research and development, and a focus on people. Learn how this company struck the right balance between technological business factors and people management factors on its way to amazing success.

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    Image of The HR Scorecard

    Linking People, Strategy, and Performance

    by Brian Becker, Mark Huselid, Dave Ulrich

    Many executives say that people are their most valuable assets, but most do not understand how human resources department functions can make this vision a reality. One of the most limiting roadblocks to understanding the importance of human resources management is the inability to measure the impact of HR functions. A new approach has been developed to chart the strategic influence of HR functions and that system is revealed in this timely book that convincingly showcases HR’s impact on business

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