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  • Image of How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things
    Image of How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things

    Breaking the Eight Hidden Barriers that Plague Even the Best Businesses

    by Patricia O'Connell, Neil Smith

    Every day, seemingly intelligent and successful leaders and their companies make headline news because of poor decisions that can cause their businesses to stumble, making many of us scratch our heads in wonder: Why would such a successful business make that strategic decision? How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things highlights the ways in which the eight hidden barriers can interrupt your business, and author Neil Smith outlines a fast, and proven, process in which 12 principles...

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    Image of The Wide Lens

    A New Strategy for Innovation

    by Ron Adner

    How can great companies do everything right — identify real customer needs, deliver excellent innovations, beat their competitors to market — and still fail? The sad truth is that many companies fail because they focus too intensely on their own innovations, and then neglect the innovation ecosystems on which their success depends. In our increasingly interdependent world, winning requires more than just delivering on your own promises. The Wide Lens offers a powerful new...

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    Image of The Reinventors

    How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change

    by Jason Jennings

    For most businesses, success is fleeting. There are only two real choices: stick with the status quo until things inevitably decline, or continuously change to stay vital. But how? Bestselling leadership and management guru Jason Jennings and his researchers screened 22,000 companies around the world that had been cited as great examples of reinvention. They selected the best, verified their success, interviewed their leaders, and learned how they pursue never-ending radical change. The fresh...

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    Image of Power Listening

    Mastering the Most Critical Business Skill of All

    by Bernard T. Ferrari

    Nothing causes bad decisions in organizations as often as poor listening. But Bernard Ferrari, adviser to some of the nation's most influential executives, believes that such missteps can be avoided and that the skills and habits of good listening can be developed and mastered. He offers a step-by-step process that will help readers become active listeners, able to shape and focus any conversation.

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  • Image of The Quest For Global Dominance
    Image of The Quest For Global Dominance

    Transforming Global Presence into Global Competitive Advantage

    by Vijay Govindarajan, Anil K. Gupta

    Worldwide market opportunities are available and the authors say that establishing a global presence is not enough. Describing how a global mindset is necessary to rethink who target customers are and what value should be delivered to them, The Quest for Global Dominance explains howcompanies can identify and develop the opportunities for value creation to gain competitive advantage.

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  • Image of The War For Talent
    Image of The War For Talent

    by Ed Michaels, Beth Axelrod, Helen Handfield-Jones

    The authors say employers must develop talent through the efforts of every leader in a company. These efforts must address people management with as much effort and commitment as a company puts into its customer management. Their book shows organizations how to take a proactive approach to recruitment and make talent development part of the company’s goals, as well as how to differentiate the best and brightest from low- to mid-level performers.

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  • Image of Free Agent Nation
    Image of Free Agent Nation

    How America's New Independent Workers Are Transforming the Way We Live

    by Daniel H. Pink

    The Organization Man is dead. Long live the Free Agent. Pink explains the reasons for the development of widespread free agency and how it impacts your company and your industry.

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    Image of Customer Winback

    How to Recapture Lost Customers - And Keep Them Loyal

    by Michael W. Lowenstein, Jill Griffin

    Don’t be fooled, warn the authors: No customer is truly safe from defection. Here’s a hands-on guide on winning back the customers you lost — and making your company defection-proof.

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    Image of The Agenda

    What Every Business Must Do to Dominate the Decade

    by Michael Hammer

    The author of Reengineering the Corporation presents nine core principles critical to contemporary corporate success. Among Hammer’s agenda items: “managing without structure” and “creating order where chaos reigns.”

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