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  • Image of Proactive Risk Management
    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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    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

    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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    The Five Strategies for Explosive Corporate Growth

    by Donald L. Laurie

    Laurie writes that only those companies that include ventures as part of their strategies can achieve exceptional and sustainable growth. These ventures are “new business enterprises that entail a certain amount of risk.” In Venture Catalyst, he helps business leaders identify five key strategies for developing the next great business: invent, invest, venture, partner and integrate.

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  • Image of Hoover's Vision
    Image of Hoover's Vision

    Original Thinking for Business Success

    by Gary Hoover

    Gary Hoover, the founder of BOOKSTOP, Inc. and Hoover’s Inc., lays out a plan that can turn an enterprise into a success by showing entrepreneurs how to address inputs with an open mind, and see more than what others envision. Demonstrating how leaders can recognize the importance of history and trends, Hoover drives business owners to create and feed a clear and consistent vision, and helps them find the essential qualities of entrepreneurial leadership.

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    Image of The EVA Challenge

    Implementing Value-Added Change in an Organization

    by John S. Shiely, Joel M. Stern

    Economic Value Added (EVA) is a measure of the true economic performance of a company, as well as a strategy for creating shareholder wealth. Stern and Shiely offer ways to properly implement EVA to better align the interests of managers with those of shareholders, and give companies a clearer picture of the value they create.

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