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  • Image of The Power of Thanks
    Image of The Power of Thanks

    How Social Recognition Empowers Employees and Creates a Best Place to Work

    by Derek Irvine, Eric Mosley

    Globoforce executives Eric Mosley and Derek Irvine explain how a Culture of Recognition can boost employee engagement and loyalty, stronger teamwork, a more innovative culture, increased customer satisfaction as well as greater profitability and organizational health. Ultimately, they show how to build a better workplace for employees.

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    Image of Leadership Blindspots

    How Successful Leaders Identify and Overcome the Weaknesses That Matter

    by Robert Bruce Shaw

    Robert Bruce Shaw helps leaders to identify weaknesses, threats and other vulnerabilities that can impair effectiveness, results and even their careers. Shaw reveals how blindspots operate and why they persist, but also provides techniques for recognizing them and taking action before they create lasting damage.

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    Image of Data-ism

    The Revolution Transforming Decision Making, Consumer Behavior, and Almost Everything Else

    by Steve Lohr

    New York Times reporter Steve Lohr explains how big-data technology has its benefits and its drawbacks, which raises questions about the wider implications for everyone. Lohr lends insight into what’s ahead, suggesting that individuals and organizations will need to exploit, protect and manage data to stay competitive.

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    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
    Image of The Education of an Accidental CEO

    Lessons Learned from the Trailer Park to the Corner Office

    by John Boswell, David Novak

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    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
    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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    Image of Sway

    The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior

    by Ori Brafman, Rom Brafman

    Brothers and authors Ori and Rom Brafman explore several of the psychological forces that derail rational thinking. We are all more prone to irrational behavior than we realize and this can affect our careers and shape our business and personal relationships. Understanding why the sway of irrational behavior is so alluring can help us to become more aware of it and perhaps less likely to fall victim to its force.

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