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  • Image of Becoming a Category of One
    Image of Becoming a Category of One

    How Extraordinary Companies Transcend Commodity and Defy Comparison

    by Joe Calloway

    These days, so many companies strive to fit into a niche that they must elbow their way past a mass of competitors to do so. Why strive to be a leader in your category when you can create a different category and be the only one in it? Such are the lessons to be learned in Becoming a Category of One. By using consultant Joe Calloway’s tips and advice, you can avoid being “commoditized” and differentiate yourself and your business from your competitors simply by shifting focus to your cu

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    How Successful Leaders Use Outside Insight to Create Superior Results

    by Dr. Saj-Nicole A. Joni

    In recent years, authority has given way to influence. In The Third Opinion, Dr. Saj-nicole A. Joni explores how this raising of the leadership bar has given way to an even greater challenge for leaders — determining to whom they can turn when experienced, trustworthy advice is required. Some leaders might turn to colleagues inside the organization for help; others might call upon a trusted adviser outside the company. There is, however, another opinion for which most people never ask:

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    On Building Corporate Value

    by Mukul Pandya, Robert E. Mittelstaedt Jr., Harbir Singh, Eric Clemons

    The Internet can be a powerful tool if companies and consumers learn how to use it creatively and imaginatively. Case studies and articles from Wharton’s [email protected] online journal support the authors’ strategies for building value through the Internet — including how to use the Web’s inherent communication, brokerage, and integration effects to your advantage.

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    12 People Skills for Doing Business Across Borders

    by Ernest Gundling

    Gundling presents a toolkit of the 12 global people skills that international managers, or anyone working with global partners, must acquire. These include interpersonal skills (eg. establishing credibility), group skills (eg. negotiating) and organizational skills (eg. managing change).

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    Image of Beyond Budgeting

    How Managers Can Break Free from the Annual Performance Trap

    by Jeremy Hope, Robin Fraser

    The authors show how to reform the traditional budgeting process, which currently consumes too much time while adding too little value. The problem is traditional budgeting’s focus on fixed targets and performance incentives. The authors argue for replacing centrally controlled, predetermined goals with self-regulating, relative competitive benchmarks and transfer the power and decision-making authority from the center of the organization to the front line.

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