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  • Image of Manager Redefined
    Image of Manager Redefined

    The Competitive Advantage in the Middle of Your Organization

    by Thomas H. Davenport

    In Manager Redefined, Tom Davenport and Stephen Harding explains that managers must build human capital and create employee engagement by managing them almost not at all. The authors view supervisors and managers as centers of insight and influence, underappreciated in many organizations, but endowed nevertheless with the potential to make dramatic contributions to enterprise success. They urge companies to think of their managers as potential sources of competitive advantage.

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    and Other Unapologetic Rules for Game-Changing Entrepreneurs

    by Andy Kessler

    The era of easy money and easy jobs is officially over. Today, we're all entrepreneurs, and the tides of change threaten to capsize anyone who plays it safe. Taking risks is the name of the game — but how can you tell a smart bet from a stupid gamble? In this summary, Andy Kessler explains how the world's greatest entrepreneurs don't just start successful companies — they overturn entire industries, and he offers twelve surprising and controversial rules for these radical...

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    10 Bold Steps that Define Gutsy Leaders

    by Robert J. Herbold

    Why do managers at all levels sacrifice corporate success by shying away from making the tough decisions? This executive book summary of What's Holding You Back? explores exactly why managers often hesitate to confront difficult issues and reveals the ten core principles of confident leadership, outlining proven tactics by which managers can confront their inner wimp and highlight their inner courage.

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    A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity

    by Josh Linkner

    We live in an era when business cycles are measured in months, not years. The only way to sustain long term innovation and growth is through creativity — at all levels of an organization. This executive book summary of Disciplined Dreaming shows you how to create profitable new ideas, empower all your employees to be creative, and sustain your competitive advantage over the long term. Josh Linkner distills his years of experience into a 5-step process that will make creativity...

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    Image of StrikingItRich.com

    Profiles of 23 Incredibly Successful Web Sites...That You've Probably Never Heard Of!

    by Jaclyn Easton

    If the returns from your Web site are less than expected, let Easton give you valuable pointers that will boost your site profits. She suggests ways to attract customers, give them choices, and get them to buy. Most helpful, she checked on more than 200 companies to learn how they make money, then tells you what you can learn from them. A very helpful feature is to visit some of the sites she profiles, to see for yourself how they do it.

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    Image of Soaring with the Phoenix

    Renewing the Vision, Reviving the Spirit, and Re-Creating the Success of Your Company

    by Jerre Stead, James Belasco

    Belasco and Stead spell out a step-by-step way to renew your company. You will learn to be a Phoenix leader, lifting your company from the ashes of its past and preparing it to soar. Here's a sample of the authors' thinking: "We are all connected to vast networks of customers; to be successful, we must create success for these customers." Summing up, the authors tell you not to try to change the present. Instead, create the future.

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    Finding Constructive Solutions to Workplace Disputes

    by Erik Van Slyke

    This will prepare you to resolve those disruptive disputes in your company. You will learn to listen -- and hear what people don't say as well as say. You will discover what sets you off in anger and how to change this behavior. Finally, you'll understand what to do if you can't reach a constructive resolution to a dispute.

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