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  • Image of HR Transformation
    Image of HR Transformation

    Building Human Resources From the Outside In

    by Justin Allen, Dave Ulrich, Mark Nyman, Wayne Brockbank, Jon Younger

    The biggest challenge for HR professionals today is to help their respective organizations succeed. HR professionals often focus internally on the function of HR rather than externally on what customers and investors need HR to deliver. If HR professionals are to truly serve as business partners, then their goals must be the goals of the business. Transforming HR professionals into business partners isn't the end in and of itself; it's the means to a strategic, business-oriented end.

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    Image of Brain Rules

    12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

    by John Medina

    In this summary of Brain Rules, molecular biologist John Medina shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach and the way we work. He introduces 12 Brain Rules which cover what scientists know for sure about how our brains work and also offers ideas for investigating how each rule might apply to our daily lives. This summary will show you how to better understand how your brain really works — and how to get the most out of it.

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  • Image of Speed Review: Marketing for Rainmakers
    Image of Speed Review: Marketing for Rainmakers

    52 Rules of Engagement to Attract and Retain Customers for Life

    by Phil Fragasso

    John Wiley & Sons, 279 pages

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  • Image of Saving the World at Work
    Image of Saving the World at Work

    What Companies and Individuals Can Do to Go Beyond Making a Profit to Making a Difference

    by Tim Sanders

    A "Responsibility Revolution" is shaking up corporate America. In this provocative and insightful book, bestselling author Tim Sanders reveals why companies must go beyond making a profit and start making a difference and offers concrete suggestions on how all of us can help our companies join the Responsibility Revolution.

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    Image of The Granularity of Growth

    How to Identify the Sources of Growth and Drive Enduring Company Performance

    by Patrick Viguerie, Sven Smit, Mehrdad Baghai

    While growth is a top priority for companies of all sizes, it can be extremely difficult to maintain — especially in today's competitive business environment. In order to achieve this goal, you need to think through the growth challenges your organization faces and follow a detailed approach to uncover, understand and capture potential growth opportunities.

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  • Image of The Accountable Leader
    Image of The Accountable Leader

    Developing Effective Leadership Through Managerial Accountability

    by Brian Dive

    Centered around three themes — leadership, accountability and organizational structure — this book explores what it means for managers to be held accountable at every level and argues that most leadership-related problems arise from the ineffectiveness of organizational structures that lack accountable jobs.

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    Image of The New Paradigm for Financial Markets

    The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means

    by George Soros

    In the midst of the most serious financial upheaval in decades, legendary financier George Soros explores the origins of the crisis and its implications for the future. Soros, whose breadth of experience in financial markets is unrivaled, places the current crisis in the context of decades of study of how individuals and institutions handle the boom-and-bust cycles and dominate global economic activity. The prevailing paradigm for financial markets — that markets tend toward equilibrium an

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    Image of Beyond the Babble

    Leadership Communication that Drives Results

    by Bob Matha, Macy Boehm

    Leadership communications experts Bob Matha and Macy Boehm offer a strategic plan for addressing one of the most difficult challenges any business leader can face: engaging employees to take action. Written for all those who lead groups — including supervisors, managers, HR and communications professionals, executives and CEOs — this practical resource describes how to put in place proven communication principles that do just that.

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    Image of Power of 2

    How to Make the Most of Your Partnerships at Work and in Life

    by Gale Muller, Ph.D., Rodd Wagner

    Many of the greatest accomplishments can be reached only by two people working together. Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary were the first to scale Mt. Everest; Karl Malone and John Stockton were the key to each other's success on the basketball court; Michael Eisner was never as effective at Disney without Frank Wells. Authors Rodd Wagner and Gale Muller teamed up to lead a five-year endeavor to crack the code on collaboration and to discover what elements are crucial for two people becoming

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