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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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  • Image of The Science of High-Performance Supplier Management
    Image of The Science of High-Performance Supplier Management

    A Systematic Approach to Improving Procurement Costs, Quality, and Relationships

    by Randy A. Moore

    Moore presents an in-depth, nuts-and-bolts guide to procurement that will prove invaluable to purchasing managers as well as company executives. Based on practices developed in the procurement of high technology systems, Moore’s framework, called STeP (Systematic Technology for Procurement), is a repeatable, scientific process for purchasing.

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  • Image of The Real Warren Buffett
    Image of The Real Warren Buffett

    Managing Capital, Leading People

    by James O'Loughlin

    Past books on the legendary head of Berkshire Hathaway have focused on his investment skills. O’Loughlin shows why Buffett is not only a visionary investor, but also a visionary manager of people and a superb company leader. His management credo — and his directive to employees throughout Berkshire Hathaway — is to “act like an owner.”

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  • Image of Hot Groups
    Image of Hot Groups

    Seeding Them, Feeding Them, and Using Them to Ignite Your Organization

    by Jean Lipman-Blumen, Harold Leavitt

    Different from teams, focus groups, or committees, hot groups are small, passionate, creative groups of individuals who come together to focus obsessively on a certain task, then flame out never to be seen again once the task is complete. The authors show what hot groups can do for your organization.

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  • Image of Rewards that Drive High Performance
    Image of Rewards that Drive High Performance

    Success Stories from Leading Organizations

    by Thomas Wilson

    Case studies of companies who used compensation and reward systems to achieve their organizational goals -- from putting employees first at Starbucks to building an entrepreneurial spirit at Southwest Airlines.

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  • Image of Saving Big Blue
    Image of Saving Big Blue

    Leadership Lessons and Turnaround Tactics of IBM's Lou Gerstner

    by Robert Slater

    Having explained Jack Welch and the GE Way in his previous best-seller, Slater now turns his attention to Louis V. Gerstner, who saved the floundering IBM by focusing on customers and demanding high performance from his managers and employees. Full of key leadership lessons for managing a turnaround.

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