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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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  • Image of The School-to-Work Revolution
    Image of The School-to-Work Revolution

    How Employers and Educators Are Joining Forces to Prepare Tomorrow's Skilled Workforce

    by Lynn Olson

    Schools and business, working together, can improve tomorrow's skilled work force by launching school-to-work programs. Excellent examples demonstrate that this can be a win-win solution for business and education. Learn what you can do to make it happen.

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  • Image of In the Company of Giants
    Image of In the Company of Giants

    Candid Conversations with the Visionaries of the Digital World

    by Rama Dev Jager, Rafael Ortiz

    Learn from the visionaries in the computer industry such as Michael Dell and Bill Hewlett. Excellent on topics such as making decisions and getting the most from employees.

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  • Image of Creating You & Co.
    Image of Creating You & Co.

    Learn to Think Like the CEO of Your Own Career

    by William Bridges

    In this information age, says the author, you must think of yourself as a one-person company, You & Co. That means identifying your resources and capabilities, creating and delivering a service or product, then finding a market for those. Do this where you work or as you find a position in another company. Warning: Don't do this and you may find your job has disappeared.

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