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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 Power of 2

    How to Make the Most of Your Partnerships at Work and in Life

    by Gale Muller, Ph.D., Rodd Wagner

    Many of the greatest accomplishments can be reached only by two people working together. Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary were the first to scale Mt. Everest; Karl Malone and John Stockton were the key to each other's success on the basketball court; Michael Eisner was never as effective at Disney without Frank Wells. Authors Rodd Wagner and Gale Muller teamed up to lead a five-year endeavor to crack the code on collaboration and to discover what elements are crucial for two people becoming

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  • Image of The Art of Profitability
    Image of The Art of Profitability

    by Adrian J. Slywotzky

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    From the author of The Profit Zone comes a new guide to success. With careful pace, Slywotzky takes readers through 23 business lessons. Similar to a Zen koan, this book mixes Eastern philosophy with practical business takeaways. It will help executives fire an arrow directly to the bullseye of their companies' profit target.

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  • Image of The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning
    Image of The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning

    How to Turn Learning and Development into Business Results

    by Calhoun Wick, Richard Flanagan, Roy Pollock, Andrew Jefferson

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    The authors offer their experience and insight on how to turn training and development into noticeable business results, stressing the necessity for a strong educational program. Six specific disciplines are mapped out that will provide measurable outcomes when properly instilled within the corporate learning environment.

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  • Image of The Leader of the Future 2
    Image of The Leader of the Future 2

    Visions, Strategies, and Practices for the New Era

    by Frances Hesselbein, Marshall Goldsmith

    Ten years after the bestselling The Leader of the Future hit the stands, comes this collection of essays from thought leaders of yesterday and today. Read Peter Drucker’s thoughts on executive leadership, R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr.’s theory of diversity management, General Eric K. Shinseki’s metaphor of one-eyed kings, Marshall Goldsmith’s words on leading new age professionals, and much more.

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  • Image of The New American Workplace
    Image of The New American Workplace

    by Edward Lawler, James O'Toole

    The U.S. government’s Work in America report received national acclaim and front-page coverage in media across the United States when it was published 30 years ago. In The New American Workplace, the long-awaited follow-up to the bestselling Work in America, authors James O’Toole and Edward E. Lawler III provide a comprehensive, authoritative picture of the state of the workplace today.

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  • Image of Head, Heart & Guts
    Image of Head, Heart & Guts

    How the World's Best Companies Develop Complete Leaders

    by Stephen Rhinesmith, Peter Cairo, David L. Dotlich

    In this summary, the authors, all from the world's leading executive-development firm, argue that traditional leadership development focuses too much on the "head," and that it is critical for companies to identify and integrate other capabilities into the development of leaders. This summary reveals the three most important leadership capabilities — the abilities to implement, emphasize and take risks — and tells how to put them in action.

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  • Image of Winning
    Image of Winning

    The Ultimate Business How-to Book

    by Jack Welch

    Winning goes beyond Welch’s memoir Jack, Straight From the Gut. In his latest book, Welch addresses his own management techniques honed during his tenure as CEO of General Electric. He includes an overview of cultural values, delves into hiring to explore what winners are made of, shares advice on crisis management, and looks at the external factors that can influence a company's success. Welch also takes a more personal turn, with an eye to individual career issues.

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