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  • Image of The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership
    Image of The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership

    by Steven B. Sample

    Steven Sample, president of the University of Southern California (USC), has the leadership skills that have helped the school to receive international recognition as a successfully growing organization. In his book, Sample has compiled the skills and tactics required by leaders who want to improve their organizations and their ability to lead. His unconventional approach to leadership offers a plethora of new ideas about making better decisions, using time wisely, picking top staffers, reading

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    Image of Slack

    Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency

    by Tom DeMarco

    If you think that getting your employees to rapidly move between tasks is making your organization more effective and productive, think again. Efficiency expert Tom DeMarco challenges many of the most popular management theories by demonstrating how they are inappropriate for today’s knowledge-worker-based economy. In Slack, he shows companies how constant overtime and aggressive schedules work against their effectiveness and their ability to compete in the global marketplace. For organ

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  • Image of The Caterpillar Doesn't Know
    Image of The Caterpillar Doesn't Know

    How Personal Change Is Creating Organizational Change

    by Peter Moore, Kenneth Hey

    The caterpillar doesn’t know that it must transform itself to stay alive. Your company may be the same. The authors, managing partners at Inferential Focus, Inc., a New York market-intelligence firm, explain the roots and results of a personal revolution that has transformed the behavior of individuals as employees as well as consumers. Readers will be introduced to many butterflies -- from fashion designers to computer software companies to a manufacturer of pumps and valves -- who, unlike the

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    Image of Rational Exuberance

    The Influence of Generation X on the New American Economy

    by Meredith Bagby

    Most of your future customers will be Generation Xers, as will most of your future employees -- understanding them is an organizational imperative. Meredith Bagby will tell you about her generation: how they buy, how they work, and how they lead. She finds them enthusiastic and hard-working but savvy and rational at the same time. Generation X, she says, has a right to be confident and enthusiastic – rationally exuberant – about the future.

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  • Image of Leading at the Edge of Chaos
    Image of Leading at the Edge of Chaos

    How to Create the Nimble Organization

    by Daryl Conner

    Manage the inevitability of change by becoming a nimble organization, advises the author, the president and CEO of a research-based consulting firm. In this summary Conner builds on the foundation established in his first book, Managing at the Speed of Change, to help organizations and their employees recognize and successfully face the today’s flood of change.

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