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  • Image of Bridging the Culture Gap
    Image of Bridging the Culture Gap

    A Practical Guide to International Business Communication

    by Penny Carte, Chris Fox

    Bridging the Culture Gap is based on the real-life business situations of the authors’ many international clients. Featuring numerous case studies, cultural preference scales and practical tips, this summary helps those of any nationality to become better communicators. Whether you are planning to give a presentation to a cross-cultural group or about to negotiate with an overseas client, the advice of international training experts Penny Carté and Chris Fox can help you ensure that you

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    Image of The Prime Solution

    Close the Value Gap, Increase Margins, and Win the Complex Sale

    by Jeff Thull

    According to sales expert Jeff Thull, to succeed in value creation, you must have technical expertise in service and support, you must know how to sell your wares to needy customers, and you must be able to position your company as a “sole source” to customers over time. These are the essential tenets of The Prime Solution: a detailed explanation of how businesses can close the value gap that separates the value that is promised to customers from the actual value achieved.

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    Image of The 8th Habit

    From Effectiveness to Greatness

    by Stephen R. Covey

    For individuals and organizations, excellence is no longer merely an option — survival requires it. But to thrive, excel and lead in our Knowledge Worker Age, we must move beyond effectiveness to greatness. Leadership guru Stephen Covey writes that accessing a higher level of human genius and motivation requires a sea change in thinking: a new mind-set and skill set — in short, an additional habit to those featured in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

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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

    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

    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

    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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