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  • Image of Making Diversity Work
    Image of Making Diversity Work

    7 Steps for Defeating Bias in the Workplace

    by Sondra Thiederman

    Drawing from research and nearly 30 years of experience in the field, diversity expert Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D., provides executives and managers with step-by-step strategies for minimizing conscious and unconscious bias and maximizing the ability to manage diversity effectively.

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    Image of Well Said!

    Presentations and Conversations That Get Results

    by Darlene Price

    Face-to-face communication proficiency has become increasingly important in efforts to increase business. It has been said that information and technology alone do not sell — people do. In Well Said! Darlene Price presents field-tested techniques, guidelines and checklists to help you present yourself and your message with clarity, credibility and confidence. When you demonstrate effective presentation skills, decision makers are more inclined to listen, customers are more...

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    Image of The Pause Principle

    Step Back to Lead Forward

    by Kevin Cashman

    The constant barrage of information can overwhelm a person's decision-making ability. In The Pause Principle, Kevin Cashman makes the argument that today's leaders need to take the necessary time to deeply pause before acting. Leaders must make an effort to create vision, understanding, clarity and agility. Cashman describes the need to pause to grow personal leadership, develop others, and foster a culture of innovation. By following the pause practices Cashman describes, executives...

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    Image of Change-Friendly Leadership

    How to Transform Good Intentions into Great Performance

    by Rodger Dean Duncan

    Despite the good intentions of organizations and their leaders, most attempts at change do not succeed. Change practitioner Rodger Dean Duncan looks at the overlooked elements of successful change: humanness, approachability and friendliness. Duncan provides a framework to involve and motivate the individuals who will be most affected by the change effort. Learn how you can achieve successful change by implementing the Four Ts of change: Think-Friendly, Talk-Friendly, Trust-Friendly and Team...

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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 Resonant Leadership
    Image of Resonant Leadership

    Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others Through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion

    by Annie McKee, Richard Boyatzis

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Any leader straining under the weight of his or her position needs to read this book. Boyatzis and McKee attempt to reverse what they term the "dissonance" suffered by leaders. A leader is expected to deliver success quarter after quarter with an ever-increasing list of objectives. This book helps executives maximize their strengths and conquer the challenges of their unique place in the organization.

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  • Image of The Education of an Accidental CEO
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    Lessons Learned from the Trailer Park to the Corner Office

    by John Boswell, David Novak

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    David Novak is worthy of depiction in a Horatio Alger novel. Novak never attended business school and spent most of his youth living in a series of trailer parks. Despite his humble roots, he rose to become CEO of Yum Brands, one of the largest food, beverage and restaurant companies in the world. This book provides insight on Novak's inspirations and what he learned on his unforgettable journey.

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    Image of Extreme Toyota

    Radical Contradictions That Drive Success at the World's Best Manufacturer

    by Norihiko Shimizu, Emi Osono, Hirotaka Takeuchi

    Three business strategy experts identify six contradictory forces that have kept Toyota on the path of realizing continuous innovation and constant renewal. As the authors show, Toyota thrives on paradoxes as it harnesses opposing propositions to energize itself. We learn that companies that create their own contradictions can achieve higher levels of performance.

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