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  • Image of The Strategist
    Image of The Strategist

    Be the Leader Your Business Needs

    by Cynthia Montgomery

    "Are you a strategist?" That’s the first question Cynthia Montgomery asks the business owners and senior executives from all over the world who participate in her highly regarded executive education class.

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    Image of Wait

    The Art and Science of Delay

    by Frank Partnoy

    In Wait: The Art and Science of Delay, author Frank Partnoy weaves together findings from hundreds of scientific studies and interviews with wide-ranging experts to craft a picture of effective decision-making that runs counter to our brutally fast-paced world.

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  • Image of Extreme Productivity
    Image of Extreme Productivity

    Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours

    by Robert C. Pozen

    In Extreme Productivity, author Robert Pozen reveals the secrets to workplace productivity and high performance. This book is for anyone feeling overwhelmed by an existing workload — facing myriad competing demands and multiple time-sensitive projects. Offering antidotes to a calendar full of boring meetings and a backlog of e-mails, Extreme Productivity explains how to determine your highest priorities and match them with how you actually spend your time.

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  • Image of Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream
    Image of Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream

    The Scoop on Increasing Profit by Differentiating Your Company Through Strategy and Talent

    by Steve Van Remortel

    If you are like most business owners and leaders today, you feel stuck working constantly "in" your business, for little return. Profit guru Steve Van Remortel has the solution. The Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream® process offers an easy-to-follow strategic planning and talent development methodology to work "on" your business that leads to a real differentiation and a high-performance team ready to deliver it. You will discover the answer to the most important...

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    Image of The Inclusion Breakthrough

    Unleashing the Real Power of Diversity

    by Frederick A. Miller, Judith H. Katz

    The Inclusion Breakthrough explains how to make diversity a central and profitable part of an organization's strategy for long-term success rather than merely a peripheral program. The authors present proven strategies for stimulating the creativity and productivity of any business's greatest resource — its people. The benefits to companies that have implemented these inclusion strategies are also described.

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  • Image of When Goliaths Clash
    Image of When Goliaths Clash

    Managing Executive Conflict to Build a More Dynamic Organization

    by Howard M. Guttman

    In When Goliath’s Clash, Howard M. Guttman, the principal of Guttman Development Strategies Inc., a management consulting firm, describes how unresolved conflict in organizations, especially at the highest level, can have dire consequences. These include low productivity, employees’ anger and hostility, increased costs, and increased absenteeism and turnover. He explains that it is important for leaders to realize that conflict handled properly can actually be a great asset to a company

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  • Image of Nanocosm
    Image of Nanocosm

    Nanotechnology and the Big Changes Coming from the Inconceivabley Small

    by William Illsey Atkinson

    Since the beginning of the industrial age, many machines have grown steadily smaller even as they have grown more powerful and complex. Nanotechnology, based on a new science of the infinitesimally small, takes technology beyond most popular definitions of reality, to a realm of molecular machines, cell-sized computers and other astounding possibilities. In Nanocosm, technology consultant and writer William Illsey Atkinson reveals a spectacular view of the immediate future of nanotechno

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  • Image of Winning the Merger Endgame
    Image of Winning the Merger Endgame

    A Playbook for Profiting from Industry Consolidation

    by Stefan Zeisel, Graeme K. Deans, Dr. Fritz Kroeger

    After studying mergers in many industries through the 1990s, the authors of Winning the Merger Endgame, officers and consultants from A.T. Kearney, have discovered that all industries move through four stages of what they call the “Endgames Curve” toward inevitable consolidation. The path up the curve starts with the Opening Stage where industries begin and companies proliferate. In the Scale Stage companies acquire other companies as they realize that organic growth will not push them

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    Image of How Customers Think

    Essential Insights into the Mind of the Market

    by Gerald (Jerry) Zaltman

    Why do 80 percent of new products despite the best efforts of market researchers -- through techniques such as focus groups and market surveys -- to predict what customers want. According to Harvard Business School marketing professor Gerald Zaltman, the reason for the failure of traditional market research methods is that they depend on customers consciously knowing what they want and what they will buy. However, customer behavior toward products and brands is often driven by the unconscious, r

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