Management

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Managing others can be challenging. These books will provide good support systems and good advice from people who have found success through skillful management, guiding you to a successful business.

 
 
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A Guide to Getting It: Remarkable Management Skills

This book presents ten views from Business Coaches on how to inspire, motivate, and influence others. The chapters are filled with explanations, tips, and stories that will guide you on your journey to becoming a Remarkable Manager.

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Beach Money
By Jordan Adler

What will this book do for you? -Have you ever wondered whether the average person can really make it big in network marketing? -Have the secrets to success in network marketing always been a mystery to you? -Have you given up on your dream lifestyle because it just seems too difficult or too far out of reach? Beach Money shows you that the freedom you desire is closer than you have ever imagined. Jordan's stories will inspire you to see the possibilities that are well within your reach.

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Big Al Tells All
By Tom Schreiter

KAAS Publishing Trade Paperback, Revisied Edition 1999 - This book is a collection of mini-lessons that has the authors unique, straightforward, concise writing style. In a few words or examples Tom brings to light the real answers to network marketing leadership challenges. You'll find the same humor and directions that has endeared Tom to his workshop audiences throughout the U.S. So sit down and prepare yourself for an exciting reading experience.

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Building Your Network Marketing Business

This is the hottest single audio ever created in the direct selling industry! It's an ideal recruitment and retention tool with proven life- and business-building insights. It's all about the skills. It's a simple truth: the best product and the finest support system in the world can't buy you the future. To achieve greatness in your personal and business life, you need the skills that will allow you to change your life and your lifestyle. Jim Rohn, the foremost business philosopher of our time, has shared his secrets for success with top business executives around the globe. And now, the same proven methods and techniques for building a successful network marketing business are available to you. With this inspirational CD, packed with over one hour of insights, anyone can learn the necessary skills for living a good life and participating in "the miracle process." Jim teaches how to: * Share your message with recruiting techniques that allow you to be the bridge that helps people move from skepticism to faith * Create magic by getting people to work together * Use ingenuity to represent your product and obtain customers * Strengthen your communication techniques in order to conduct meetings and affect people with words * Build an organization by working with the people who deserve your time and attention * Inspire people helping them see themselves as they are and transport them to the future to see their opportunities Subjects include: * Awakening to the Opportunity * Profits Are Better Than Wages * The Magic of Part-Time * The Set of the Sail * The Law of Averages * The Law of Sowing and Reaping * Developing New Skills * Working Together: Let's Go Do It * Communication, Presentation and Testimonials * Deserve vs. Need * Your Skills Determine Your Future * Living a Good Life

 
Carpe Manana

10 critical leadership guidelines for managing toward the future. The changing world we live in demands absolutely different behaviors than those on which we have relied on in the past. Discover how to handle the entirely new kinds of relationships that have evolved between employers and employees in this new era.

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CEO Tools: The Nuts-n-Bolts of Business for Every Manager's Success
By Kraig Kramers

CEO Tools is truly the book which will lead to every manager's success, with praise coming from Ken Blanchard and the former CEOs of Pier 1 Imports, Athlete's Foot, and Crown Books. It's a quick read and includes a CD with 24 of the 150 business tools in ready-to-use computer format. This book makes managers more successful.

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Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High

Mainly about resolving conflicts and influencing people, this useful guide covers every conceivable aspect of talking with others. People hear facts and stories and turn them into shared knowledge when they're not attacked or overpowered--in other words, when they feel safe. No mushy mental health lesson, the program does a stellar job of explaining many types of communication errors and describing the best ways to achieve mutual purpose. The authors have exceptional ideas about moving toward healthy solutions in a variety of business and personal realms. Anna Fields gives a perfect reading--emotionally bright but still allowing the lesson to retain its practical, straight-talking nature.

T.W. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine  --This text refers to the Audio CD  edition.

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Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable...About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business

As in his other books, Lencioni provides a framework for his groundbreaking model, and makes it applicable to the real world.  Death by Meeting is nothing short of a blueprint for leaders who want to eliminate waste and frustration among their teams, and create environments of engagement and passion.

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Developing the Leader Within You
By John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You also allows readers to examine how to be effective in the highest calling of leadership by understanding the five characteristics that set "leader managers" apart from "run-of-the-mill managers." In this John Maxwell classic, he shows readers how to develop the vision, value, influence, and motivation required of successful leaders.

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E-Myth Mastery: The Seven Essential Disciplines for Building a World Class Company
By Michael E. Gerber

The bestselling author of phenomenally successful and continually vital The E-Myth Revisited presents the next big step in entrepreneurial management and leadership with E-Myth Mastery.
Mastery is a business development program that helps you turn your company into a world-class operation...into a turn-key money machine!

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Engagement is Not Enough
By Ayers Keith

Lack of employee engagement is like a cancer, eating away at your organization's vital organs. It saps your organization's strength, directly affecting your organization's ability to achieve the levels of customer satisfaction, productivity and profitability you know you could achieve. Keith Ayers presents a compelling argument that the focus on engagement has failed because leaders think engagement can be bought through bonuses, benefits, and share options.

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Entrepreneur Magazine

Entrepreneur magazine is for businesses owners, offering inspiration and information on marketing, management, technology, the latest trends and strategies.

Articles, interviews, business profiles, financing, marketing, advertising and legislative news of note aimed at the small business owner or those planning to start a new or additional business.

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First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently

The greatest managers in the world seem to have little in common. They differ in sex, age, and race. They employ vastly different styles and focus on different goals. Yet despite their differences, great managers share one common trait: They do not hesitate to break virtually every rule held sacred by conventional wisdom. They do not believe that, with enough training, a person can achieve anything he sets his mind to. They do not try to help people overcome their weaknesses. They consistently disregard the golden rule. And, yes, they even play favorites. This amazing book explains why.

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Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results

Addressing todays work issues (including employee retention and burnout) with an engaging metaphor and an appealing message that applies to any sector of any organization, Fish! offers wisdom that is easy to grasp, instantly applicable, and profound: the hallmarks of a true business classic.

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Five Minds for the Future

World-renowned for his theory of multiple intelligences, Gardner takes that thinking to the next level in this book, drawing from a wealth of diverse examples to illuminate his ideas. Concise and engaging, Five Minds for the Future will inspire lifelong learning in any reader as well as provide valuable insights for those charged with training and developing organizational leaders—both today and tomorrow.

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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
By Jim Collins

Jim Collins asked the question, "Can a good company become a great company... how?" In Good to Great Collins, the author of Built to Last, concludes that it is possible. Collins began by sorting through a list of 1,435 companies, looking for those that made substantial improvements in their performance over time. They finally settled on 11 well known companies and discovered common traits that challenged many of the conventional notions of corporate success. Going from good to great doesn't require a high-profile CEO, the latest technology, innovative change management, or a fine-tuned business strategy. But instead a corporate culture that rigorously found and promoted disciplined people to think and act in a disciplined manner. Good to Great is one of those books that managers and CEOs will be reading and rereading for years to come.
--Harry C. Edwards

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Gung Ho! Turn On the People in Any Organization

Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles, co-authors of the New York Times business bestseller Raving Fans, are back with Gung Ho! Here is an invaluable management tool that outlines foolproof ways to increase productivity by fostering excellent morale in the workplace. It is a must-read for everyone who wants to stay on top in today's ultra-competitive business world.

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Happy for No Reason
By Marci Shimoff
What would it take to make you happy? A fulfilling career, a big bank account, or the perfect mate? What if it didn't take anything to make you happy? What if you could experience happiness from the inside out -- no matter what's going on in your life?
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High Velocity Culture Change: A Handbook for Managers
By Price Pritchett, Ron Pound

Delivers 22 specific guidelines on how to manage your part of the organization for high-velocity culture change. You'll also learn how you can avoid the management traps that cause most efforts to fail. This handbook will prepare you and your management staff for the rigors of the agonizing process that is culture change. It will also prove how and why the pain is well worth the cost. If your management staff is going to achieve a dramatic culture shift in record time, High-Velocity Culture Change is a must-read for every player on your team.

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How to Become a Marketing Superstar: Unexpected Rules That Ring the Cash Register
By Jeffery J. Fox

Fox's fourth entry in his How to Become series proves again that he has mastered the short format, advice-driven business book.

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How to Become a Rainmaker: The Rules for Getting and Keeping Customers and Clients

Filled with smart tips given in the Fox signature style, counter-intuitive, controversial, and practiced, this hard-hitting collection of sales advice shows readers how to woo, pursue, and finally win any customer.

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I'm Stuck, You're Stuck: Breakthrough to Better Work Relationships and Results by Discovering your DiSC Behavioral Style
By Tom Ritchey & Alan Axelrod

Often when people feel stuck, they try to change something about themselves. Authors Ritchey and Axelrod suggest that instead they should learn to see situations in new ways and create new options for relating to others. That process begins with DiSC, an assessment tool that reveals one's style of interaction. DiSC is an acronym for the four styles -- Dominance (direct and decisive), Influence (optimistic and outgoing), Supportive (sympathetic and cooperative), and Conscientious (concerned and correct). This book teaches readers how to recognize their style and its implications, how to read the styles of others, and how to choose the most effective style (or combination of styles) for any situation.

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Inc. Yourself: How to Profit by Setting up Your Own Corporation

Inc. Yourself is the longest-selling business book in continuous print in the history of trade publishing, with more than 500,000 copies sold since 1977. This "entrepreneurial classic" (CNBC) is now completely revised and updated-and available in a lower-priced paperback-to help new and recent entrepreneurs

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Inside Steve's Brain
By Inside Steve
“Throughout his storied Silicon Valley career, Apple CEO and Pixar Studios founder Steve Jobs has been labeled, among other things, an egomaniac, a Zen Buddhist, a business mastermind, a sociopath and a music mogul. Blogger, author and Wired News editor Kahney, who has chronicled Apple in previous books (The Cult of Mac), attempts to plumb the depths of Jobs’s prodigious mind in this engrossing biography. The author devotes much time to the sensational aspects of Jobs’ life, including his demeaning and ferocious interactions with employees, his relentless high-mindedness and fanatical attention to detail, clearly demonstrating how his tyrannical and perfectionist impulses have have shaped the award-winning designs and consumer-friendly products that have made Apple a juggernaut. Though it doesn’t penetrate the Mac man’s psyche too deeply, and sections on tangential figures like Apple design guru Jonathan Ive and Apple Store visionary Ron Johnson can meander, those searching for a telling portrait of Jobs’s management style and its impact on Apple will not be left wanting.”
--Publisher’s Weekly(Apr.)
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Inspire! What Great Leaders Do

A top business consultant and speaker lights the path to a positive, productive work environment. What do the best leaders do to achieve greatness in the modern workplace that is muddled by fear, pressure for productivity, overwork? Inspire! offers business leaders a clear vision of what a positive, productive, inspiring organization looks like in these challenging and chaotic times, and how to get there.

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Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don't

Know-How is the missing link of leadership. By showing how the eight know-hows link to, interact with, and reinforce personal and psychological traits, Ram Charan provides a holistic and innovative portrait of successful leaders of the twenty-first century.

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Leader Effectiveness Training L.E.T.: The Proven People Skills for Today's Leaders Tomorrow
By Thomas Gordon

L.E.T. has changed countless corporations and private businesses-including many Fortune 500 companies-with its down-to-earth communication and conflict resolution skills. Now, this indispensable source has been newly revised with updated research and timely case studies.

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Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box
By Arbinger Institute

Using the story/parable format so popular these days, Leadership and Self-Deception takes a novel psychological approach to leadership. It's not what you do that matters, say the authors (presumably plural--the book is credited to the esteemed Arbinger Institute), but why you do it. Latching onto the latest leadership trend won't make people follow you if your motives are selfish--people can smell a rat, even one that says it's trying to empower them. The tricky thing is, we don't know that our motivation is flawed. We deceive ourselves in subtle ways into thinking that we're doing the right thing for the right reason. We really do know what the right thing to do is, but this constant self-justification becomes such an ingrained habit that it's hard to break free of it--it's as though we're trapped in a box, the authors say.

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Leading at a Higher Level: Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations
By Ken Blanchard

In Leading at a Higher Level, Blanchard and his colleagues have brought together all they've learned about world-class leadership. You'll discover how to create targets and visions based on the “triple bottom line”...and make sure people know who you are, where you’re going, and the values that will guide your journey.

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Managing in the Next Society

In this carefully integrated collection of recent writings, Drucker takes us inside the emergence of the information society-plus six unseen trends that are changing our society in the years immediately ahead. Insightful and prescient, Managing in the Next Society is Drucker at his best.

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Managing Sideways
By Price Pritchett

Managing Sideways provides managers with 10 steps for dramatically improving the process through which the company develops products and serves its customers.

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Mobilizing Minds: Creating Wealth From Talent in the 21st Century Organization
By Lowell Bryan and Claudia Joyce

Based on a decade of exclusive research, Lowell Bryan and Claudia Joyce of McKinsey & Company have come up with a simple yet revolutionary conclusion: Your workforce is the key to growth in the 21st century. By tapping into their underutilized talents, knowledge, and skills you can earn tens of thousands of additional dollars per employee, and manage the interdepartmental complexities and barriers that prevent real achievements and profits.  This can only be accomplished through organizational design and redesign. That's the new model for survival in the modern, digital, global economy. With the right design, your organization will have the capabilities to pursue whatever strategy is necessary to compete on any scale, react to any market change, leverage any opportunity, and sail past the competition.

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Monkey Business
By William Oncken, III

Are you plagued by reverse delegation? Are the assignments others should be performing piling up on your desk? Sadly, many managers find themselves running out of time while their employees are running out of work. Monkey Business is written to help hopelessly overwhelmed managers get these monkeys off their backs and return them into the hands of those they hire. Monkey Business contains valuable information on how managers can: Train employees to become self-reliant rather than boss-reliant; Free up time for personal and professional relationships; Attend properly to planning, organizing, and leadership—making sure things stay on time, on track, and under budget; Confront the belief that "If you want something done right, you've got to do it yourself."

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Now, Discover Your Strengths

Effectively managing personnel--as well as one's own behavior--is an extraordinarily complex task that, not surprisingly, has been the subject of countless books touting what each claims is the true path to success. That said, Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton's Now, Discover Your Strengths does indeed propose a unique approach: focusing on enhancing people's strengths rather than eliminating their weaknesses. Following up on the coauthors' popular previous book, First, Break All the Rules, it fully describes 34 positive personality themes the two have formulated (such as Achiever, Developer, Learner, and Maximizer) and explains how to build a "strengths-based organization" by capitalizing on the fact that such traits are already present among those within it.

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Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators

In the years following the publication of Patrick Lencioni’s best-seller The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, fans have been clamoring for more information on how to implement the ideas outlined in the book. In Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni offers more specific, practical guidance for overcoming the Five Dysfunctions—using tools, exercises, assessments, and real-world examples.

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Patrick Lencioni Library (Five Temptations of a CEO; Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive; Five Dysfunctions of a Team; Death by Meeting)

This four-book set brings together Patrick Lencioni’s unique and best-selling leadership fables: The Five Temptations of a CEO, The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and Death by Meeting.

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Proactive Sales Management: How to Lead, Motivate, and Stay Ahead of the Game

All sales managers work like crazy, but few are true managers. That's because they tend to fall back on the skills that made them great at sales...instead of adopting the new skills that will make them great managers. This essential book, which speaks their language, will turn them into management pros. It teaches a proven method for managing the sales process as well as the salespeople.

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Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors
By Patrick M. Lencioni

In yet another page-turner, New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed management expert Patrick Lencioni addresses the costly and maddening issue of silos, the barriers that create organizational politics. Silos devastate organizations, kill productivity, push good people out the door, and jeopardize the achievement of corporate goals.

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Speed Lead: Faster, Simpler Ways to Manage People, Projects and Teams in Complex Companies

Talented people in today's organizations waste an estimated 40% of their time on unnecessary cooperation, communication and control. Old-fashioned skills are too expensive and too slow to use in complex companies. Speed Lead distills the experience of more than 35, 000 people in over 200 leading companies. The resulting radical view has enabled organizations to unravel the spaghetti of complexity, reduce project cycle times, and curb the costs of unnecessary travel.

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Teacher Effectiveness Training: The Program Proven to Help Teachers Bring Out the Best in Students of All Ages
By Thomas Gordon

For nearly thirty years, Teacher Effectiveness Training, or the T.E.T. book, based on Dr. Thomas Gordon’s groundbreaking program, has taught hundreds of thousands of teachers around the world the skills they need to deal with the inevitable student discipline problems effectively and humanely.

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The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization
By John C. Maxwell

In this award-winning book, Maxwell asserts that you don't have to be the main leader to make significant impact in your organization. Good leaders are not only capable of leading their followers but are also adept at leading their superiors and their peers.

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The 4 Dimensional Manager: DiSC Strategies for Managing Different People in the Best Ways
By Julie Straw

Successful managers work like coaches, assessing each person's strengths and weaknesses and developing the best strategy to get the job done. The 4-Dimensional Manager shows how managers can become more effective by using the DiSC system. "DiSC" stands for four communication styles: Dominance (direct and decisive); Influence (optimistic and outgoing); Supportive (sympathetic and cooperative); and Conscientious (concerned and correct). In the book's first part, readers assess their own style, the style of the people they manage, and the style of their organization. The second part shows how to choose the most effective style (or combination of styles) for any situation, focusing on seven key areas: delegating, decision making, problem solving, motivating, complimenting, giving constructive feedback, and developing skills.

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The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

Whether you are an overworked employee or an entrepreneur trapped in your own business, this book is the compass for a new and revolutionary world. Join Tim Ferriss as he teaches you:

  • How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want
  • How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs
  • How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist
  • How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent "mini-retirements"
  • What the crucial difference is between absolute and relative income
  • How to train your boss to value performance over presence, or kill your job (or company) if it’s beyond repair
  • What automated cash-flow “muses” are and how to create one in 2 to 4 weeks
  • How to cultivate selective ignorance—and create time—with a low-information diet
  • What the management secrets of Remote Control CEOs are
  • How to get free housing worldwide and airfare at 50–80% off
  • How to fill the void and create a meaningful life after removing work and the office
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The 8th Habit
By Stephen R. Covey

"Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs." Covey sees leadership "as a choice to deal with people in a way that will communicate to them their worth and potential so clearly they will come to see it in themselves." His holistic approach starts with developing one's own voice, one's "unique personal significance." The bulk of the book details how, after finding your own voice, you can inspire others and create a workplace where people feel engaged. This includes establishing trust, searching for third alternatives (not a compromise between your way and my way, but a third, better way) and developing a shared vision.

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The Business of the 21st Century
By Robert T. Kiyosaki , John Fleming, Kim Kiyosaki

More than "just another business book", this is truly a message of hope for those looking for the opportunity to create their own income security in this period of global economic transition.

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The Dale Carnegie Leadership Mastery Course: How To Challenge Yourself and Others To Greatness

In a world quickly becoming more virtual, human relations skills are being lost -- along with the skill of leadership. When you develop your leadership ability through The Dale Carnegie Leadership Mastery Course you'll learn to be flexible, adaptable, and trustworthy, as well as a tough and decisive distributor of power.

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The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)
By Seth Godin

Yet another easily digestible social marketplace commentary from the blogger/author who penned Purple Cow and Small is the New Big, Godin prescribes a cleverly counter-intuitive way to approach one's potential for success. Smart, honest, and refreshingly free of self-help posturing, this primer on winning-through-quitting is at once motivational and comically indifferent, making the lofty goal of "becoming the best in the world" an achievable proposition-all you need is to "start doing some quitting." The secret to "strategic quitting" is seeking, understanding and embracing "the Dip," "the long slog between starting and mastery" in which those without the determination or will find themselves burning out. As such, Godin demonstrates how to identify and quit your "Cul-de-Sac" and "Cliff" situations, in which no amount of work will lead to success. Godin provides tips for finding your Dip, taking advantage of it and becoming one of the few (inevitably valuable) players to emerge on the other side; he also provides guidelines for quitting with confidence. Quick, hilarious and happily irreverent, Godin's truth-that "we fail when we get distracted by tasks we don't have the guts to quit"-makes excellent sense of an often-difficult career move.

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The E-Myth Manager: Why Most Managers Don't Work and What to Do About It

Michael Gerber—entrepreneur, author, and speaker extraordinary—fires the next salvo in his highly successful E-Myth Revolution. Drawing on lessons learned from working with more than 15,000 small, medium-sized, and very large organizations, Gerber has discovered the truth behind why management doesn't work—and what to do about it. Unearthing the arbitrary origins of commonly held doctrines such as the omniscience of leader (Emperor) and the most widely embraced myth of all—The E-Myth Manager offers a fresh, provocative alternative to management as we know it.

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions that go to the very heart of why teams–even the best ones–often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a deceptively simple yet powerful message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Workshop Kit, Poster

A poster vividly displaying the five dysfunctions of a team.  Great for the office environment!

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Facilitator's Guide

Based on Patrick Lencioni’s extraordinarily successful leadership fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this Facilitator’s Guide provides everything needed to create a high-impact half- or full-day workshop for intact teams

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Participant Workbook
Based on Patrick Lencioni’s extraordinarily successful leadership fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this Participants Workbook outlines Lencioni’s powerful model and the actionable steps that can be used to overcome five common problems that may prevent your team from performing at its best; 

1.     Absence of Trust
2.     Fear of Conflict
3.     Lack of Commitment
4.     Avoidance of Accountability
5.     Inattention to Results

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The Five Temptations of a CEO: A Leadership Fable

Absorbing, compelling, and utterly memorable, The Five Temptations of a CEO is like no other business book that's come before. Author Patrick Lencioni -- noted screenplay writer and sought-after executive coach -- deftly tells the tale of a young CEO who, facing his first annual board review, knows he is failing, but doesn't know why.

"This book provides extraordinary insight into the pitfalls that leaders face when they lose sight of the true measure of success: results. This model is required reading for my staff."--Eric Schmidt, chairman of the board and CEO, Novell

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The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable

In this stunning follow-up to his best-selling book, The Five Temptations of a CEO, Patrick Lencioni offers up another leadership fable that's every bit as compelling and illuminating as its predecessor. This time, Lencioni's focus is on a leader's crucial role in building a healthy organization--an often overlooked but essential element of business life that is the linchpin of sustained success. Readers are treated to a story of corporate intrigue as the frustrated head of one consulting firm faces a leadership challenge so great that it threatens to topple his company, his career, and everything he holds true about leadership itself. In the story's telling, Lencioni helps his readers understand the disarming simplicity and power of creating organizational health, and reveals four key disciplines that they can follow to achieve it.

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The Go-Giver
By Bob Burg and John David Mann

“The powerful business idea referenced in the title is that ‘shifting the focus from getting to giving and putting the other person first is the key to business success and personal fulfillment.’ … Explanations of these concepts and how to employ them are clear and to the point, and as with all successfully written business books, it will provoke thought and probably action as well.”
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The Heart of Coaching: Using Transformational Coaching to Create a High-Performance Culture
By Thomas G. Crane and Lerissa Nancy Patrick

More and more leaders and their organizations are becoming convinced in the business case for creating a "coaching culture". This book provides the tools for leaders and teams to develop a common language and shared protocol and a learning and development orientation towards people. These critical dynamics support the entire culture becoming a "feedback-rich, high-performance" organization.

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The Leader of the Future 2: Visions, Strategies, and Practices for the New Era

The Leader of the Future 2 follows in the footsteps of the international bestseller The Leader of the Future, which has been translated into twenty-eight languages, and is one of the most widely distributed edited collections on leadership to date.

In twenty-seven inspiring and insightful essays, this book celebrates the wisdom of some of the most recognized thought leaders of our day who share their unique vision of leadership for the future.

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The Leadership Fables of Patrick Lencioni, Box Set, contains: The Five Temptations of a CEO; The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive; The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

This set brings together all three of Patrick Lencioni’s successful leadership fables: The Five Temptations of a CEO, The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Each book combines an engaging fictional story with insightful analysis to address some of the major obstacles facing leaders today. 

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The One Minute Entrepreneur
By Ken Blanchard, Don Hutson and Ethan Willis

In THE ONE MINUTE ENTREPRENEUR, Ken Blanchard (coauthor of the #1 bestselling business classic The One Minute Manager), Don Hutson, CEO of U.S. Learning, and Ethan Willis, CEO of Prosper Learning, tell the inspiring story of one man’s challenges in creating his own business. Through a powerful and engaging narrative, we confront many of the typical problems all entrepreneurs face in starting up their business, from finding new sources of revenue to securing the commitment of their people and the loyalty of their customers. More important, we learn the secrets to becoming a successful entrepreneur, including how to build a firm foundation, how to ensure a steady cash flow, and how to create legendary service. In addition, the book offers invaluable advice, delivered through One Minute Insights, from such entrepreneurs and thinkers as Sheldon Bowles, Peter Drucker, Michael Gerber, and Charlie “Tremendous” Jones.

Today, in the midst of the largest entrepreneurial surge in U.S. history, four out of five small businesses continue to fail. THE ONE MINUTE ENTREPRENEUR offers businesspeople and would-be entrepreneurs a treasure trove of wisdom on how to think, act, and succeed in creating and sustaining a business, no matter what their industry.

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The One Minute Manager
By Kenneth H. Blanchard, Spencer Johnson

The blockbuster #1 national bestselling phenomenon is back... not that it ever really went away. An easily-read story which quickly demonstrates three very practical management techniques, it also includes information on several studies in medicine and in the behavioral sciences, which help readers understand why these apparently simple methods work so well with so many people. The book is brief, the language is simple, and best of all...it works.

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The One Thing You Need To Know: ...About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success
By Marcus Buckingham

As a social science researcher and an esteemed business consultant, Marcus Buckingham (First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths) has spent considerable time studying the big picture. This wide-angle approach led him to an unexpectedly narrow conclusion: There is a core concept to even the most complex topic. What he has discovered in The One Thing You Need to Know is that single "controlling insights" exist for a whole range of situations, and when properly applied, can encourage exponential improvement and lead to precise action and results. In applying this concept to managing, leading, and individual performance he has pinpointed the single element necessary for achieving success in each of these three key positions.

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The Referal Engine Teaching Your Business to Market Itself
By John Jantsch

As lean times force businesses to reduce advertising and marketing budgets, more and more companies are trying to develop new clients through word-of-mouth referrals. Jantsch (Duct Tape Marketing) champions such an approach, asserting that many widely referred businesses do very little when it comes to traditional advertising and that happy customers and actively engaged partners account for a great deal of their efforts. According to Jantsch, referral behavior is a primal activity rooted in our survival instinct and satisfying our need to connect with other people and mint social currency. Jantsch offers practical solutions on how to build a powerful referral engine by developing a systematic, consistent, and replicable approach and exploiting content, using social networking, and building strategic partnerships. He illustrates his points with examples from such companies as work clothing manufacturer Carhartt with its Tough Jobs blog; Southwest Airlines, which relies heavily on hiring the right people to be the champions of the brand; and TerraCycle, a recycling company whose nontraditional business practices generated word-of-mouth attention. A swift, appealing read and a thorough primer on the power of letting your products and customers speak for themselves.

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The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything

From Stephen R. Covey\'s eldest son comes a revolutionary new path towards productivity and satisfaction. Trust, says Stephen M.R. Covey, is the very basis of the new global economy, and he shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees and constituents—is the essential ingredient for any high–performance, successful organization.

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Thinking in the Future Tense
Much is said these days about building bridges to the 21st century, and savvy businesspeople are constantly on the lookout for ways to make this colorful metaphor into reality. Thinking in the Future Tense: Leadership Skills for a New Age, by author and business lecturer Jennifer James, clearly establishes the framework for a real-world transition. James suggests what conduct might be necessary for long-term success and explains how it should be implemented.
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True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership
By Bill George, Peter Sims, David Gergen (Foreword)

True North shows how anyone who follows their internal compass can become an authentic leader. This leadership tour de force is based on research and first-person interviews with 125 of today’s top leaders—with some surprising results.

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Unstoppable: Finding Hidden Assets to Renew the Core and Fuel Profitable Growth

Unstoppable shows managers how to look deep within their organizations to find undervalued, unrecognized, or underutilized assets that can serve as new platforms for sustainable growth. Drawing on more than thirty interviews with CEO\'s from companies such as De Beers, American Express, and Samsung, it shows readers how to recognize when the core needs reinvention and how to deploy the "hidden assets" that can be the basis for tomorrow\'s growth.

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Whale Done! : The Power of Positive Relationships

In Whale Done!, Ken Blanchard shows how to make accentuating the positive and redirecting the negative the best tools to increase productivity, instead of creating situations that demoralize people. These techniques are remarkably easy to master and can be applied equally well at home, allowing readers to become better parents and more committed spouses in their happier and more successful personal lives.

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What People Want: A Manager's Guide to Building Relationships That Work
By Terry Bacon

What People Want, for the first time, addresses the changing demographics and differences in the workplace to highlight what matters most in employee-manager relationships. Based on first-of-its-kind research that assessed the needs of hundreds of professionals across a variety of industries, Terry Bacon explores in-depth the seven most important needs-for trust, challenge, self-worth, competence, appreciation, excitement, and an ability to develop and sustain an identity of merit.

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Wooden
By John Wooden

A compilation of the tenets and teachings of arguably the greatest basketball coach of all time. Wooden's codes are of the traditional kind, centering on family, faith, friends off the court and organization, dedication, and preparation on the hardwood. Still, he is not stuck in the past. His observation that basketball is first and foremost a game of quickness revolutionized the tactical approach to the sport. The former UCLA coach is above all a teacher, and the lessons he imparts here are derived from a lifetime of learning and achievement.

William H. Hoffman, Ft. Myers-Lee Cty. P.L., Ft. Myers, Fla.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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You The Owner's Manual

Between your full-length mirror and high-school biology class, you probably think you know a lot about the human body. While it's true that we live in an age when we're as obsessed with our bodies as we are with celebrity hairstyles, the reality is that most of us know very little about what chugs, churns, and thumps throughout this miraculous, scientific, and artistic system of anatomy. Yes, you've owned your skin-covered shell for decades, but you probably know more about your cell-phone plan than you do about your own body. When it comes to your longevity and quality of life, understanding your internal systems gives you the power, authority, and ability to live a healthier, younger, and better life.

The flagship book of the YOU series, which spawned three subsequent New York Times bestsellers, has now been expanded and updated to make you understand your body even better—perhaps too well.

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You're the Greatest : How Validated Employees Can Impact Your Bottom Line
By Francis X. Maguire, Steve Williford

What does it take to keep employees motivated and dedicated? How do YOU stay motivated and dedicated? When employees feel like they’re the greatest, they’re far more motivated and productive. When you take care of your employees, they’ll take care of your customers and the company will prosper. This book is being used as a management guide by many of our nation’s leading companies.

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You've Got Style
By Robert A. Rohm

You've Got Style is a must read if you work with people. This book will help to understand people. To lead people you must first understand people. This book will help and teach you how to be a better leader, teacher and mentor.

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Branding and Marketing Mastery: A Guide To Getting It
By Cheri Alguire, Dawn Andrews, Julie Bartolome, Jane Lee Williams, Kim Lysik Di Santi, Mary Ellen Merrigan, Miriam Reiss, Marilyn Schwader and Judy Winslow

With thousands of businesses opening every year, how does your business stand out from the crowd and become a huge success? Branding & Marketing Mastery shows you how to create more visibility and make your business more accessible. Through their stories, perspectives, and specific tips, the authors provide ideas and techniques that will provide a new perspective on how to promote your business using a foundation of authenticity, creativity, and common sense.

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