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  • Image of Hot, Flat, and Crowded
    Image of Hot, Flat, and Crowded

    Why We Need a Green Revolution - And How It Can Renew America

    by Thomas Friedman

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    The world has a problem. It is getting hot, flat, and crowded. That is, global warming, the stunning rise of the middle class all over the world, and rapid population growth have converged in a way that could make our planet dangerously unstable. In just a few years it will be too late to fix things –– unless the United States steps up and takes the lead in a worldwide effort to replace our wasteful, inefficient energy practices with a strategy for clean ...

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  • Image of The Brand Bubble
    Image of The Brand Bubble

    The Looming Crisis in Brand Value and How to Avoid It

    by John Gerzema, Edward Lebar

    The number of high-performance, value-creating brands is diminishing across the board. Yet at the same time, the financial markets keep raising brand valuations. The result: a brand bubble that could erase large portions of corporate intangible value and send another shockwave through the global economy.

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    Image of Great Business Teams

    Cracking the Code for Standout Performance

    by Howard M. Guttman

    Renowned business consultant Howard M. Guttman takes you inside some of the word’s most successful corporations to discover how a powerful new high-performance horizontal model has changed the way leaders lead, team members function, challenges are met, and decisions are made.

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  • Image of The Momentum Effect
    Image of The Momentum Effect

    How to Ignite Exceptional Growth

    by JC Larreche

    Jean-Claude Larreche presents a systematic approach for the design and execution of momentum strategy. He shows how to create new value through momentum and outlines a framework for building the leadership competencies that will deliver profitable growth. Larreche offers a pathway for harnessing the power of the momentum effect, adaptable for use by any business, in any industry under any market condition.

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  • Image of Leadership and the Sexes
    Image of Leadership and the Sexes

    Using Gender Science to Create Success in Business

    by Michael Gurian, Barbara Annis

    Gender experts Michael Gurian and Barbara Annis explore what the latest scientific studies reveal about male/female brain differences and explain how these impact the ways men and women negotiate, communicate, lead and run meetings. Then they teach how to use this scientific gender intelligence for business success.

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  • Image of The Necessary Revolution
    Image of The Necessary Revolution

    How Individuals and Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World

    by Peter Senge, Sara Schley, Nina Kruschwitz, Bryan Smith, Joe Laur

    The Necessary Revolution focuses on sustainability and the challenge for businesses to invest in new solutions to environmental problems and innovative strategies that will generate both short- and long-term profitability while helping to create a better world. The authors tell us that it is business that has the motivation, ability and resources to dramatically change the way we do things.

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  • Image of The Extraordinary Leader
    Image of The Extraordinary Leader

    Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders

    by Joseph R. Folkman, John H. Zenger

    For too long, the subject of effective leadership has been shrouded in fog and ambiguity. This summary removes the shroud to reveal leadership as a skill, one that can be consciously learned and developed by anyone. It identifies the competencies necessary for effective leadership by analyzing the responses of tens of thousands of work force members as they describe, in effect, "What makes a great leader?" Two of today's pre-eminent leadership experts analyze the answers and provide a

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    Image of Straight to the Bottom Line

    An Executive's Roadmap to World Class Supply Management

    by Robert A. Rudzki, Shelley Stewart Jr., Douglas A. Smock, Michael Katzorke

    First, procurement moved from a simple negotiation practice to a strategic interface with external resources. Next, it moved from simple procurement to supply chain management Straight to the Bottom Line highlights these new, valuable perspectives and enables senior corporate executives to turn the enormous top-line and bottom-line potential of supply chain and procurement into reality. By following the straightforward principles of Straight to the Bottom Line, senior corporate

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  • Image of Healing the Wounds
    Image of Healing the Wounds

    Overcoming the Trauma of Layoffs and Revitalizing Downsized Organizations

    by David M. Noer

    Downsizing continues to strike American business. What about those who are left behind? How can workers restore their energy, productivity and risk taking when their trust and loyalty have been stripped away? How can managers initiate healing and motivate employees burdened with twice their usual workload? In this summary, training expert David M. Noer skillfully brings together the "hard" and "soft" sides of a critical corporate issue to provide practical and profound guidan

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