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  • Image of Loyalty Myths
    Image of Loyalty Myths

    Hyped Strategies That Will Put You Out of Business and Proven Tactics That Really Work

    by Lerzan Aksoy, Henri Wallard, Terry Vavra, Timothy Keiningham

    Thousands of books and even more articles have been written about customer loyalty and everyone agrees that it is vital. But are they right? In Loyalty Myths, renowned authors from one of the world’s premier business research firms reveal the ugly truth about customer loyalty — almost everything you’ve been told about it is wrong! To set things straight, the authors critique 53 of the most common beliefs about customer loyalty and debunk them fully with hard science and even harder data

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    Image of Bag the Elephant!

    How to Win and Keep Big Customers

    by Steve Kaplan

    If you are the owner of a small or medium-sized business, Bag the Elephant! will show you how to find the big company (or “Elephant”) that is right for your business and business needs, navigate your way through huge companies, identify and secure internal champions, build strong alliances, and position your selling approach for maximum effectiveness. Are you afraid that your company’s culture won’t be a good match for an Elephant’s culture? Business expert Steve Kaplan explains how to align the

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  • Image of The 360 Degree Leader
    Image of The 360 Degree Leader

    Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization

    by John C. Maxwell

    According to leadership expert John Maxwell, you can learn to develop your influence from wherever you are in the organization by becoming a 360-degree leader. You can learn to lead up, lead across and lead down. He writes that only 360-degree leaders influence people at every level of the organization, and by helping others, they help themselves. In The 360 Degree Leader, Maxwell explains that becoming a 360-degree leader is within the reach of anyone who possesses average or better...

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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 Innovation by Design
    Image of Innovation by Design

    What It Takes to Keep Your Company on the Cutting Edge

    by Gerard H. Gaynor

    While many equate innovation with a creative drive found in the best and brightest employees, true innovation is much more than that — it is an organization-wide commitment to openness and communication. It requires a culture that values original thought and that supports new and valuable ideas with principles, policies and appropriate infrastructure, across the entire company. In Innovation by Design, Gerard Gaynor provides sound, practical advice and real-world examples (culled from 4

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  • Image of Capitalizing on Conflict
    Image of Capitalizing on Conflict

    Strategies and Practices for Turning Conflict to Synergy in Organizations

    by James W. Gibson, Kirk Blackard

    Do you want to optimize performance? If you do, you must first find a way to create an environment that minimizes workplace conflict and integrates resolution strategies into management systems. Only by preventing or minimizing, bringing to the surface, and resolving conflict can you unleash the full power of the organization. Capitalizing on Conflict shows readers how a company can create a comprehensive, organization-wide effort to resolve specific conflict events with proven strategi

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  • Image of The Lost Art of the Great Speech
    Image of The Lost Art of the Great Speech

    How to Write One - How to Deliver It

    by Richard Dowis

    An in-depth, how-to guide on organizing, writing, and presenting a distinctive and potent speech. From an award-winning journalist and speech writer.

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