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  • Image of Create Distinction
    Image of Create Distinction

    What to Do When 'Great' Isn’t Good

    by Scott McKain

    In Create Distinction, Scott McKain offers a potent cure for similarity and uniformity — the primary killers of businesses and careers.

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  • Image of Lukaszewski on Crisis Communication
    Image of Lukaszewski on Crisis Communication

    What Your CEO Needs to Know About Reputation Risk and Crisis Management

    by James E. Lukaszewski

    In this industry-defining book on crisis management and leadership recovery, James Lukaszewski introduces a concept rarely dealt with in crisis communication and operational response planning: managing the victim dimension of crisis. Delivered in his straight-talking style backed with compelling case studies, Lukaszewski on Crisis Communication is your guide to preparing for a crisis and the explosive visibility that comes with it.

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  • Image of Tipping Sacred Cows
    Image of Tipping Sacred Cows

    Kick the Bad Work Habits that Masquerade as Virtues

    by Jake Breeden

    Tipping Sacred Cows reveals what it takes to overcome the dangerous behaviors that masquerade as virtues at work and how you can lead with fewer self-imposed limitations and greater results. Based on his experience coaching leaders in 27 countries and on the latest research in behavioral economics, neuroscience and psychology, Jake Breeden offers proven, powerful strategies for handling the seven most common "sacred cows" so that you can gain a clear path to reaching your...

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  • Image of Unusually Excellent
    Image of Unusually Excellent

    The Necessary Nine Skills Required for the Practice of Great Leadership

    by John Hamm

    The business environment may change, but no management trend can displace the core laws of excellent leadership. Unusually Excellent offers both seasoned and aspiring leaders a framework for understanding and applying the fundamentals of leadership at every stage in their careers. John Hamm demonstrates that any leader can excel by consistently putting into action the Necessary Nine skills: being authentic, trustworthy and compelling; leading people, strategy and execution...

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    Image of Proactive Risk Management

    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
    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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