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  • Image of The Good Ones
    Image of The Good Ones

    Ten Crucial Qualities of High-Character Employees

    by Bruce Weinstein

    Ethics expert Bruce Weinstein presents 10 crucial qualities associated with high-character employees that can enhance employee satisfaction, client relationships and the bottom line. Character refers to the most important qualities that define a person’s identity and it is revealed not by words but by actions. The qualities are honesty, accountability, care, courage, fairness, gratitude, humility, loyalty, patience and presence.

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    Image of The Lean CEO

    Leading the Way to World-Class Excellence

    by Jacob Stoller

    Many companies and CEOs are finding that to do more with less, that they can find solutions in Lean management techniques to deliver sustainable financial results, empower and motivate employees, break down internal silos and build solid partnerships with customers and suppliers. Journalist and facilitator Jacob Stoller explains the methodology by including in-depth interviews with CEOs who have established Lean as a corporate-wide management system.

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    Image of Learning to Succeed

    Rethinking Corporate Education in a World of Unrelenting Change

    by Jason Wingard

    Corporate learning expert Jason Wingard proposes that to keep ahead of the competition, organizations should shift to embracing learning across the ranks and become dynamic learning organizations. With a dedication to learning initiatives, a company will be better equipped to make the decisions that will ensure its future.

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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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    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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    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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    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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