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High Output Management
by Andrew S. Grove (Aug 29, 1995)
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The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. In High Output Management, Andrew S. Grove, former chairman and CEO (and employee number three) of Intel, shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. Born of Grove’s experiences at one of America’s le...
Turn the Ship Around!
A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders
by L. David Marquet (May 16, 2013)
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"Leadership should mean giving control rather than taking control and creating leaders rather than forging followers." David Marquet, an experienced Navy officer, was used to giving orders. As newly appointed captain of the USS Santa Fe, a nuclear-powered submarine, he was responsible for more than a hundred sailors, deep in the sea. In this high-s...
Extreme Ownership
How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
by Jocko Willink (Jan 01, 2018)
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MORE THAN HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLDAn updated edition of the blockbuster leadership book that took America and the world by storm. In Extreme Ownership , Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share hard-hitting, Navy SEAL combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life.Jocko and Leif served together in SEAL Task Unit Bruiser, the most hig...
Leadership
In Turbulent Times
by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Oct 01, 2019)
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Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader? In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil ri...
The Score Takes Care of Itself
My Philosophy of Leadership
by Bill Walsh (Jun 29, 2010)
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Bill Walsh is a towering figure in the history of the NFL. His advanced leadership transformed the San Francisco 49ers from the worst franchise in sports to a legendary dynasty. In the process, he changed the way football is played. Prior to his death, Walsh granted a series of exclusive interviews to bestselling author Steve Jamison. These became ...
Wooden
A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
by John Wooden (Apr 22, 1997)
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER"I am just a common man who is true to his beliefs."--John Wooden Evoking days gone by when coaches were respected as much for their off-court performances as for their success on the court, Wooden presents the timeless wisdom of legendary basketball coach John Wooden.In honest and telling passages about virtually every aspect of...
The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
Live Them and Reach Your Potential
by John C. Maxwell (Sep 02, 2014)
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Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow? John Maxwell says the answer is yes. He has been passionate about personal development for over fifty years, and for the first time, he teaches everything he has gleaned about what it takes to reach our potential. In the way that only he can communicate, John teaches...
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Patrick Bet-David
Team of Teams
New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
by Gen. Stanley McChrystal (May 12, 2015)
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The retired four-star general and and bestselling author of My Share of the Task shares a powerful new leadership model As commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), General Stanley McChrystal played a crucial role in the War on Terror. But when he took the helm in 2004, America was losing that war badly: despite vastly inferior resource...
In the Name of Jesus
Reflections on Christian Leadership
by Henri J. M. Nouwen (Oct 01, 1992)
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Henri Nouwen was a spiritual thinker with an unusual capacity to write about the life of Jesus and the love of God in ways that have inspired countless people to trust life more fully.Most widely read among the over 40 books Father Nouwen wrote is In the Name of Jesus. For a society that measures successful leadership in terms of the effectiveness ...
The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership
A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success
by Jim Dethmer (Jan 09, 2015)
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You’ll never see leadership the same way again after reading this book. These fifteen commitments are a distillation of decades of work with CEOs and other leaders. They are radical or provocative for many. They have been game changers for us and for our clients. We trust that they will be for you too. Our experience is that unconscious leadershi...
The Great CEO Within
The Tactical Guide to Company Building
by Matt Mochary (Dec 05, 2019)
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Matt Mochary coaches the CEOs of many of the fastest-scaling technology companies in Silicon Valley. With The Great CEO Within, he shares his highly effective leadership and business-operating tools with any CEO or manager in the world. Learn how to efficiently scale your business from startup to corporation by implementing a system of accountabili...
Call Sign Chaos
Learning to Lead
by Jim Mattis (Sep 03, 2019)
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis--the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time--and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine."A four-star general's five-star memoir."--The Wall Street Jour...
Failing Forward
Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success
by John C. Maxwell (Apr 01, 2007)
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Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success...
The Effective Executive
The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials)
by Peter F. Drucker (Jan 03, 2006)
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What makes an effective executive?The measure of the executive, Peter F. Drucker reminds us, is the ability to "get the right things done." This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits...
How to Win Friends & Influence People
by Dale Carnegie (Oct 01, 1998)
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You can go after the job you wantand get it! You can take the job you haveand improve it! You can take any situationand make it work for you!Dale Carnegies rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, Ho...
Marc's Mission
Way of the Warrior Kid (A Novel) (Way of the Warrior Kid (2))
by Jocko Willink (Apr 24, 2018)
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There’s more to life than pull-ups.Marc’s life has changed since last summer, when his for-real, super-cool Navy SEAL Uncle Jake came to visit. He’s eating healthy, practicing jiu-jitsu, and working hard in school. Marc’s had a great year…until the very last day of school, when he gets into trouble because of Nathan James. Nathan is mean and annoyi...
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Tobi Lutke
The Making of a Manager
What to Do When Everyone Looks to You
by Julie Zhuo (Mar 19, 2019)
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Instant Wall Street Journal Bestseller! Congratulations, you're a manager! After you pop the champagne, accept the shiny new title, and step into this thrilling next chapter of your career, the truth descends like a fog: you don't really know what you're doing.That's exactly how Julie Zhuo felt when she became a rookie manager at the age of 25. She...
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Jennifer Aldrich
Trillion Dollar Coach
The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell
by Eric Schmidt (Apr 16, 2019)
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The team behind How Google Works returns with management lessons from legendary coach and business executive, Bill Campbell, whose mentoring of some of our most successful modern entrepreneurs has helped create well over a trillion dollars in market value.Bill Campbell played an instrumental role in the growth of several prominent companies, such a...
EntreLeadership
20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches
by Dave Ramsey (Sep 20, 2011)
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Total Money Makeover and radio and podcast host Dave Ramsey comes an informative guide based on how he grew a successful, multimillion dollar company from a card table in his living room.Your company is only as strong as your leaders. These are the men and women doing battle daily beneath the banner...
Conscious Business
How to Build Value through Values
by Fred Kofman Ph.D. (Oct 01, 2013)
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Consciousness is the main source of organizational greatness. Conscious business, explains Fred Kofman, means finding your passion and expressing your essential values through your work. Conscious Business presents breakthrough techniques to help you and the people in your company create a workplace founded in unconditional responsibility and unfli...
Developing the Leader Within You
by John Maxwell (Apr 06, 2012)
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Developing the Leader Within You is Dr. Maxwell’s first and most enduring leadership book, having sold more than one million copies. In this Christian Leaders Series edition of this Maxwell classic, you will discover the biblical foundation for leadership that John Maxwell has used as a pastor and business leader for more than forty years. These sa...
Power Up
How Smart Women Win in the New Economy
by Magdalena Yesil (Oct 31, 2017)
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Pioneering Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Magdalena Yesil came to the United States in 1976 with two suitcases and $43, blind to the challenges she would face as a woman and immigrant in Silicon Valley. Today, she is best known as the first investor and a founding board member of Salesforce, the now-multibillion dollar company that ushere...
The Infinite Game
by Simon Sinek (Oct 15, 2019)
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Do you know how to play the game you're in? In finite games, like football or chess, the players are known, the rules are fixed, and the endpoint is clear. The winners and losers are easily identified.In infinite games, like business or politics or life itself, the players come and go, the rules are changeable, and there is no defined endpoint. Th...
The 5 Levels of Leadership
Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential
by John C. Maxwell (Sep 03, 2013)
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Fuel success and grow your team at every level of leadership. True leadership isn't a matter of having a certain job or title. In fact, being chosen for a position is only the first of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To become more than "the boss" people follow only because they are required to, you have to master the ability to in...
Wooden on Leadership
How to Create a Winning Organization
by John Wooden (Apr 26, 2005)
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A Wall Street Journal BestsellerA compelling look inside the mind and powerful leadership methods of America's coaching legend, John Wooden "Team spirit, loyalty, enthusiasm, determination. . . . Acquire and keep these traits and success should follow."--Coach John WoodenJohn Wooden's goal in 41 years of coaching never changed; namely, to get maxim...
Leadershift
The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace
by John C. Maxwell (Feb 05, 2019)
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Internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell teaches readers how to shift their leadership to keep innovating, improving, and influencing others in today’s fast-paced world.Change is so rapid today that leaders must do much more than stay the course to be successful. If they aren’t nimble and ready to adapt, they won’t survive. The ...
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Steve Komphela
Winning With People
Discover the People Principles That Work for You Every Time
by John C. Maxwell (Apr 03, 2007)
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Ask the successful CEOs of major corporations, entrepreneurs, top salespeople, and pastors what characteristic is most needed for success in leadership positions, and they'll tell you-it's the ability to work with people. Some people are born with great relationship skills, but those who are not can learn to improve them. In Winning with People Max...
Dare to Lead
Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
by Brené Brown (Oct 09, 2018)
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In her #1 New York Times bestsellers, Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she's showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.Leadership is not about titles, status, and wie...
The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge
by Tony Dungy (Oct 01, 2011)
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Retailers Choice Award winner, 2012Strengthen the core of your life and faith on a year-long journey with beloved Super Bowl-winning former head coach Tony Dungy! The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge contains 365 reflections from the #1 New York Times bestselling author on living an "uncommon life" of integrity, honoring your family and frien...
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Doug McMillon
Difficult Conversations
How to Discuss What Matters Most
by Douglas Stone (Nov 02, 2010)
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The 10th-anniversary edition of the New York Times business bestseller-now updated with "Answers to Ten Questions People Ask" We attempt or avoid difficult conversations every day-whether dealing with an underperforming employee, disagreeing with a spouse, or negotiating with a client. From the Harvard Negotiation Project, the organization that b...
Becoming a Person of Influence
How to Positively Impact the Lives of Others
by John C. Maxwelll (Aug 01, 2006)
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America's leadership expert teaches that if your life in any way connects with other people, you are an influencer. Whatever your vocation or aspiration is, you can increase your impact with Maxwell's simple, insightful ways to interact more positively with others. Watch your personal and organizational success go off the charts!...
What You Do Is Who You Are
How to Create Your Business Culture
by Ben Horowitz (Oct 29, 2019)
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Ben Horowitz, a leading venture capitalist, modern management expert, and New York Times bestselling author, combines lessons both from history and from modern organizational practice with practical and often surprising advice to help executives build cultures that can weather both good and bad times. Ben Horowitz has long been fascinated by histor...
Spiritual Leadership
Principles of Excellence For Every Believer (Sanders Spiritual Growth Series)
by J. Oswald Sanders (May 01, 2007)
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With over 500,000 in print, Spiritual Leadership is the perennial favorite for teaching the principles of leadership. In this classic, J. Oswald Sanders illustrates biblical leadership principles through the lives of David, Moses, Nehemiah, the Apostle Paul, David Livingston, and Charles Spurgeon.This world needs more leaders who are guided by God ...
Lencioni, Patrick M.'s The Advantage
Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business Hardcover
by aa (Jan 01, 1994)
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There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and ...
The Messy Middle
Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture
by Scott Belsky (Oct 02, 2018)
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Entrepreneur, Chief Product Officer at Adobe, and product advisor to many of today's top start-ups Scott Belsky believes we focus too much on the start and the finish of any project, ignoring the most important part--the messy middle--where success is truly determined. Creating something from nothing is a volatile journey. The first mile births a n...
The Manager's Path
A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change
by Camille Fournier (Apr 11, 2017)
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Managing people is difficult wherever you work, but the tech industry as a whole is pretty bad at it. Tech companies in general lack the experience, tools, texts, and frameworks to do it well. And the handful of books that share tips and tricks of engineering management don t explain how to supervise employees in the face of growth and change.In th...
Powerful
Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility
by Patty McCord (Jan 09, 2018)
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When it comes to recruiting, motivating, and creating great teams, Patty McCord says most companies have it all wrong. McCord helped create the unique and high-performing culture at Netflix, where she was chief talent officer. In her new book, Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility, she shares what she learned there and elsewher...
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Keith Rabois
Leadership and Self-Deception
Getting Out of the Box
by The Arbinger Institute (Sep 04, 2018)
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Since its original publication in 2000, Leadership and Self-Deception has become a word-of-mouth phenomenon. Its sales continue to increase year after year, and the book's popularity has gone global, with editions now available in over twenty languages.Leadership and Self-Deception shows how the problems that typically prevent superior performance ...
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Stewart Butterfield
Work Rules!
Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead
by Laszlo Bock (Apr 07, 2015)
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From the visionary head of Google's innovative People Operations comes a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work-and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and ensuring that they succeed. "We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It's not right that the experience of work should be so ...
Leaders Eat Last
Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't
by Simon Sinek (May 23, 2017)
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The New York Times bestselling follow-up to Simon Sinek's global hit Start With WhyWhy do only a few people get to say I love my job? It seems unfair that finding fulfillment at work is like winning a lottery; that only a few lucky ones get to feel valued by their organizations, to feel like they belong.Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes u...
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Jay Thomas
The Five Temptations of a CEO, Anniversary Edition
A Leadership Fable
by Patrick Lencioni (Jun 23, 2008)
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A commemorative edition of the landmark book from Patrick Lencioni When it was published ten years ago, The Five Temptations of a CEO was like no other business book that came before. Highly sought-after management consultant Patrick Lencioni deftly told the tale of a young CEO who, facing his first annual board review, knows he is failing, but doe...
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Cindy Eckert
Discipline Equals Freedom
Field Manual
by Jocko Willink (Oct 17, 2017)
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The instant New York Times bestseller!FIND YOUR WILL, FIND YOUR DISCIPLINE--AND YOU WILL FIND YOUR FREEDOMJocko Willink's methods for success were born in the SEAL Teams, where he spent most of his adult life, enlisting after high school and rising through the ranks to become the commander of the most highly decorated special operations unit of the...
Successful Women Think Differently
9 Habits to Make You Happier, Healthier, and More Resilient
by Valorie Burton (Feb 01, 2012)
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Popular author and professional certified coach Valorie Burton knows that successful women think differently. They make decisions differently. They set goals differently and bounce back from failure differently. Valorie is dedicated to help women create new thought processes that empower them to succeed in their relationships, finances, work, healt...
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Bianca Belair
Kingdom Man
Every Man's Destiny, Every Woman's Dream
by Tony Evans (Mar 01, 2012)
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When a man follows the principles of biblical manhood, those around him benefit from his leadership and care. Kingdom Man challenges and equips men to fully understand their position under God as well as their position over what God has given them. The biblical definition of a man is one who has learned to operate under the authority of Jesus Chris...
The Ideal Team Player
How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues
by Patrick M. Lencioni (Apr 26, 2016)
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In his classic book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni laid out a groundbreaking approach for tackling the perilous group behaviors that destroy teamwork. Here he turns his focus to the individual, revealing the three indispensable virtues of an ideal team player. In The Ideal Team Player, Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a...
Radical Candor
Fully Revised and Updated Edition
by Kim Scott (Oct 03, 2019)
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From the time we learn to speak, we’re told that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. While this advice may work for everyday life, it is, as Kim Scott has seen, a disaster when adopted by managers.Scott earned her stripes as a highly successful manager at Google and then decamped to Apple, where she developed a class ...
Nine Lies About Work
A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World
by Marcus Buckingham (Apr 02, 2019)
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Forget what you know about the world of workYou crave feedback. Your organization's culture is the key to its success. Strategic planning is essential. Your competencies should be measured and your weaknesses shored up. Leadership is a thing.These may sound like basic truths of our work lives today. But actually, they're lies. As strengths guru and...
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Tom Peters
Getting Naked
A Business Fable About Shedding The Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty
by Patrick Lencioni (Feb 02, 2010)
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After focusing on topics ranging from teamwork and leadership to employee engagement and meetings New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni has finally turned his attention toward his own craft—consulting and client service. Tapping into the simple but powerful model that his firm, The Table Group, has been built on, Lencioni presents wha...
Good to Great
Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't
by Jim Collins (Oct 16, 2001)
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To find the keys to greatness, Collins's 21-person research team read and coded 6,000 articles, generated more than 2,000 pages of interview transcripts and created 384 megabytes of computer data in a five-year project. The findings will surprise many readers and, quite frankly, upset others.The ChallengeBuilt to Last, the defining management study...
Loonshots
How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries
by Safi Bahcall (Mar 19, 2019)
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What do James Bond and Lipitor have in common? What can we learn about human nature and world history from a glass of water?In Loonshots, physicist and entrepreneur Safi Bahcall reveals a surprising new way of thinking about the mysteries of group behavior that challenges everything we thought we knew about nurturing radical breakthroughs.Drawing o...
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Vinod Khosla
Legacy of Honor
The Values and Influence of America's Eagle Scouts
by Alvin Townley (Mar 03, 2009)
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Over the past century, America's Eagle Scouts have earned a reputation for service, virtue, and leadership that is recognized throughout the world. But few people realize the full extent to which Eagle Scouts have made a mark on American history. They have served as astronauts, soldiers, politicians, and businessmen, but they have also been the fat...
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Michael Bloomberg
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
Follow Them and People Will Follow You
by John C. Maxwell (Sep 08, 2007)
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What would happen if a top expert with more than thirty years of leadership experience were willing to distill everything he had learned about leadership into a handful of life-changing principles just for you? It would change your life.John C. Maxwell has done exactly that in The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. He has combined insights learned ...
A Second Chance
For You, For Me, And For The Rest Of Us
by Catherine Hoke (Feb 26, 2018)
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What if you were only known for the worst thing you’ve ever done? A Second Chance is about new starts, forgiveness, shame and the power of possibility. Catherine Hoke founded Defy Ventures, a revolutionary organization that transforms the lives of people released from prison. It heals families, strengthens communities and creates jobs. But mostly...
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Seth Godin
Halftime
Moving from Success to Significance
by Bob P. Buford (Oct 06, 2015)
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Updated and expanded for a new generation of leaders, Bob Buford's bestseller shows you how to make the second half of life more rewarding than the first.Are you ready to move into the second half of your life? Bob Buford believes the second half of your life can be better than the first. Much better. But first, you need time to figure out what you...
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Tayo Oyedeji
Everybody Matters
The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family
by Bob Chapman (Oct 06, 2015)
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Much studied CEO Bob Chapman and bestselling author Raj Sisodia take on one of the greatest misconceptions of modern businessthat leadership starts with getting the right people on the bus (and the wrong people off). Real leader enable the people already on the bus to achieve extraordinary things.  Too many companies focus only on producing the bes...
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Simon Sinek
An Elegant Puzzle
Systems of Engineering Management
by Will Larson (May 20, 2019)
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There's a saying that people don't leave companies, they leave managers. Management is a key part of any organization, yet the discipline is often self-taught and unstructured. Getting to the good solutions of complex management challenges can make the difference between fulfillment and frustration for teams, and, ultimately, the success or failure...
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Jeff Morris Jr.
Powershift
Transform Any Situation, Close Any Deal, and Achieve Any Outcome
by Daymond John (Mar 10, 2020)
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Bestselling author and Shark Tank star Daymond John reveals the secrets to cultivating influence, building relationships, and negotiating your way to any deal or outcome.Getting what you want in life is all about relationships: establishing them, leveraging them at the right time, and continuing to nurture them long afterwards. In Powershift, bests...
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James Altucher
The Leader You Want to Be
Five Essential Principles for Bringing Out Your Best Self--Every Day
by Amy Jen Su (Oct 22, 2019)
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You can be the leader you want to be--today and every day. Do you find yourself wishing you had more hours in the day? Do you want to do more, yet feel you just can't add another thing to your plate without being overwhelmed by stress or compromising your health, relationships, and integrity? No doubt, as a leader, there are some days when you feel...
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Dan Rockwell
Startup, Scaleup, Screwup
42 Tools to Accelerate Lean and Agile Business Growth
by Jurgen Appelo (Apr 15, 2019)
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Real-world tools to build your venture, grow your business, and avoid mistakesStartup, Scaleup, Screwup is an expert guide for emerging and established businesses to accelerate growth, facilitate scalability, and keep pace with the rapidly changing economic landscape. The contemporary marketplace is more dynamic than ever before--increased global c...
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Bob Sutton
Getting to Us
How Great Coaches Make Great Teams
by Seth Davis (Mar 12, 2019)
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What makes a coach great? How do great coaches turn a collection of individuals into a coherent "us"? Seth Davis, one of the keenest minds in sports journalism, has been thinking about that question for twenty-five years. It's one of the things that drove him to write the definitive biography of college basketball's greatest coach, John Wooden, Woo...
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Jay Bilas
The Limitless School
Creative Ways to Solve the Culture Puzzle
by Abe Hege (Feb 15, 2018)
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Culture is the invisible and driving force that shapes learning experiences, the community’s perceptions, and students’ memories—which is why being intentional about creating a positive culture is imperative for your school’s success. This book identifies the nine pillars that support a positive school culture and explains how each stakeholder has ...
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Todd Nesloney
Forged in Crisis
The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times
by Nancy Koehn (Oct 03, 2017)
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This “engaging, unusually rewarding book…[which] will foster a new appreciation for effective leadership and prompt many readers to lament the lack of it in the world today” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), by celebrated Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn, examines five masters of crisis: explorer Ernest Shackleton; Abraham Lincoln; abo...
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Satya Nadella
Start with Why
How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
by Simon Sinek (Dec 27, 2011)
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"A powerful and penetrating exploration of what separates great companies and great leaders from the rest." -Polly LaBarre, coauthor of Mavericks at Work Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty?In studying the leaders who've had the greatest influe...
Changing on the Job
Developing Leaders for a Complex World
by Jennifer Garvey Berger (Feb 25, 2013)
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Listen to people in every field and you'll hear a call for more sophisticated leadership—for leaders who can solve more complex problems than the human race has ever faced. But these leaders won't simply come to the fore; we have to develop them, and we must cultivate them as quickly as is humanly possible. Changing on the Job is a means to this en...
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Graham Duncan
It's Your Ship
Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy
by D. Michael Abrashoff (May 22, 2002)
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The legendary tale of top-down change for anyone trying to navigate today's uncertain business seas. New York Times Bestseller When Captain Abrashoff took over as commander of USS Benfold, it was like a business that had all the latest technology but only some of the productivity. Knowing that responsibility for improving performance rested with h...
The 4 Disciplines of Execution
Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals
by Chris McChesney (Apr 12, 2016)
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“The 4 Disciplines of Execution is a book every leader should read.” —Clayton Christensen, Professor, Harvard Business School, and author of The Innovator’s Dilemma For fans of Good to Great and The First 90 Days, The Four Disciplines of Execution is the foundational text for creating lasting organizational change. A #1 Wall Street Journal bestsell...
An Everyone Culture
Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization
by Robert Kegan (Mar 22, 2016)
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Visioneering
Your Guide for Discovering and Maintaining Personal Vision
by Andy Stanley (Oct 03, 2005)
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Lift Your Vision High Vision is a preferred future. A destination. Vision always stands in contrast to the world as it is. Visioneering, according to bestselling author Andy Stanley, is “a clear mental picture of what could be, fueled by the conviction that it should be.” With warm, down-to-earth practicality, Andy Stanley explores the ordinary lif...
Lincoln on Leadership
Executive Strategies for Tough Times
by Donald T. Phillips (Feb 01, 1993)
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You think you have it rough?Only ten days before Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office in 1861, the Confederate States of America seceded from the Union taking all Federal agencies, forts, and arsenals within their territory. To make matters worse, Lincoln, who was elected by a minority of the popular vote, was viewed by his own advisors as nothi...
The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader
by John Maxwell (Apr 06, 2012)
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In the tradition of his CBA bestseller "The 21 Irrefutable laws of Leadership" and his sell-out seminars, author John C. Maxwell now provides a concise, accessible leadership book that helps readers become more effective leaders from the inside out. Daily readings highlight twenty-one essential leadership qualities and include "Reflecting On It" an...
Conviction to Lead
by Albert Mohler (Oct 21, 2014)
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Categories: LeadershipBusiness
Change the Way You Think About LeadershipAt the age of thirty-three, Dr. Albert Mohler became the youngest president in the 153-year history of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was the driving force behind the school's transformation into a thriving institution with an international reputation characterized by a passionate conviction for t...
Finding the Next Steve Jobs
How to Find, Keep, and Nurture Talent
by Nolan Bushnell (Sep 24, 2013)
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A CELEBRATED VISIONARY AND ICONOCLAST, NOLAN BUSHNELL founded the groundbreaking gaming company Atari before he went on to found Chuck E. Cheeses and two dozen other companies. He also happened to launch the career of the late Steve Jobs, along with those of many other brilliant creatives over the course of his five decades in business. With refres...
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The 360 Degree Leader
Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization
by John C. Maxwell (Oct 17, 2011)
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Don't wait for that promotion!Start leading NOW... right where you are!What's the number one question leadership expert John C. Maxwell is asked while conducting his leadership conferences?  "How can I implement what you teach when I'm not the top leader?"Is it possible to lead well when you're not the top dog?  How about if the person you work for...
Integrity
The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality
by Henry Cloud (Jun 02, 2009)
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Integrity—more than simple honesty, it's the key to success. A person with integrity has the ability to pull everything together, to make it all happen no matter how challenging the circumstances. Drawing on experiences from his work, Dr. Henry Cloud, a clinical psychologist, leadership coach, corporate consultant and nationally syndicated radio ho...
The Tao of Leadership
Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age
by John Heider (Mar 16, 2005)
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The Tao of Leadership is an invaluable tool for anyone in a position of leadership. This book provides the most simple and clear advice on how to be the very best kind of leader: be faithful, trust the process, pay attention, and inspire others to become their own leaders. Heider's book is a blend of practical insight and profound wisdom, offering ...
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Developing the Leaders Around You
How to Help Others Reach Their Full Potential
by John C. Maxwell (Oct 04, 2005)
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Why do some people achieve great personal success, yet never succeed in building a business or making an impact in their organization? John C. Maxwell knows the answer. According to Maxwell, the greatest leadership principle that he has ever learned in over thirty-five years of leadership is that those closest to the leader will determine the succe...
The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork
Embrace Them and Empower Your Team
by John C. Maxwell (Apr 01, 2013)
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Building and maintaining a successful team is no simpletask. Even people who have taken their teams to the highest level in theirfield have difficulty recreating what accounted for their successes. Is it astrong work ethic? Is it “chemistry”? What tools can you wrap your hands aroundto build–or rebuild–your team?In The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamw...
The Truth About Employee Engagement
A Fable About Addressing the Three Root Causes of Job Misery
by Patrick M. Lencioni (Nov 16, 2015)
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A bestselling author and business guru tells how to improve your job satisfaction and performance.In his sixth fable, bestselling author Patrick Lencioni takes on a topic that almost everyone can relate to: the causes of a miserable job. Millions of workers, even those who have carefully chosen careers based on true passions and interests, dread go...
Leadership 101
What Every Leader Needs to Know
by John C. Maxwell (Sep 01, 2009)
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Unleash your leadership potential.No matter who you are, you can lead—and lead well.That is the message New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell gives in this power-packed guidebook: Leadership 101. Here the consummate leader offers a succinct and inspiring framework for enhancing the leadership abilities you already possess. Learn how to:...
The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive
A Leadership Fable
by Patrick Lencioni (Sep 01, 2000)
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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 busines...
Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team
by Patrick Lencioni (Jun 02, 2015)
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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 tool...
Focus
The Future of Your Company Depends on It
by Al Ries (Sep 27, 2005)
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What's the secret to a company's continued growth and prosperity? Internationally known marketing expert Al Ries has the answer: focus. His commonsense approach to business management is founded on the premise that long-lasting success depends on focusing on core products and eschewing the temptation to diversify into unrelated enterprises.Using re...
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Everyone Communicates, Few Connect
What the Most Effective People Do Differently
by John C. Maxwell (Mar 30, 2010)
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World-renowned leadership expert and bestselling author John C. Maxwell says if you want to be an effective leader, you must learn how to connect with people. While it may seem like some folks are just born with a commanding presence that draws people in, the fact is anyone can learn to communicate in ways that consistently build powerful connectio...
Crucial Accountability
Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior, Second Edition ( Paperback)
by Kerry Patterson (Jun 14, 2013)
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The authors of the New York Times bestseller Crucial Conversations show you how to achieve personal, team, and organizational success by healing broken promises, resolving violated expectations, and influencing good behavior.Discover skills to resolve touchy, controversial, and complex issues at work and at home--now available in this follow-up to ...
Leadership on the Line
Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading
by Martin Linsky (Apr 18, 2002)
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Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon EditorsTo lead is to live dangerously. It's romantic and exciting to think of leadership as all inspiration, decisive action, and rich rewards, but leading requires taking risks that can jeopardize your career and your personal life. It requires putting yourself on the line...
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Reinventing Organizations
An Illustrated Invitation to Join the Conversation on Next-Stage Organizations
by Frederic Laloux (Jun 30, 2016)
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The uplifting message of Reinventing Organizations has resonated with readers all over the world, and they have turned it, one conversation at a time, into a word-of-mouth phenomenon. The book has helped shift the conversation from what's broken with management today to what's possible. It is inspiring thousands of organizations--corporations and n...
The Mentor Leader
Secrets to Building People and Teams That Win Consistently
by Tony Dungy (Sep 01, 2011)
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"Your only job is to help your players be better." That single idea had a huge impact on Tony Dungy when he heard it from one of his earliest mentors, and it led him to develop the successful leadership style so admired by players and coaches throughout the NFL. Now, a storied career and a Super Bowl victory later, Tony Dungy is sharing his unique ...
How Women Rise
Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job
by Sally Helgesen (Apr 10, 2018)
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Since the publication of his international bestseller What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, business guru Marshall Goldsmith has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people around the world, sharing the ideas he put forth in that groundbreaking book. But a few years ago, he realized that while some of the habits he outlined in What Got You Here appl...
Explosive Growth
A Few Things I Learned While Growing To 100 Million Users - And Losing $78 Million
by Cliff Lerner (Nov 07, 2017)
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*Ranked 'BEST STARTUP BOOKS OF ALL TIME'' by Benzinga*Ranked' BEST GROWTH-HACKING BUSINESS BOOKS' by Entrepreneur.com#1 BEST-SELLER in 5 Startup & Entrepreneurship CategoriesThis compelling and inspiring narrative gives entrepreneurs a rare behind-the-scenes look inside a fast-growing startup that created the first online dating app and grew to 100...
Courageous Leadership
Field-Tested Strategy for the 360° Leader
by Bill Hybels (Apr 07, 2012)
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The book you hold resonates with this conviction: that leaders such as you have the potential to be the most influential forces on planet Earth. Yours is the staggering responsibility and the matchless privilege of rallying believers and mobilizing their spiritual gifts in order to help people who are far from God become fully devoted followers of ...
Thanks for the Feedback
The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well
by Douglas Stone (Mar 31, 2015)
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The bestselling authors of the classic Difficult Conversations teach us how to turn evaluations, advice, criticisms, and coaching into productive listening and learningWe swim in an ocean of feedback. Bosses, colleagues, customers—but also family, friends, and in-laws—they all have “suggestions” for our performance, parenting, or appearance. We kno...
First Things First
by Stephen R. Covey (Jan 17, 1996)
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From the author that brought you the New York Times bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People comes a guide to prioritizing your personal and professional goals. I'm getting more done in less time, but where are the rich relationships, the inner peace, the balance, the confidence that I'm doing what matters most and doing it well? Does thi...
Pulse of Perseverance
Three Black Doctors on Their Journey to Success
by Pierre Johnson MD (Jan 08, 2018)
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Pulse of Perseverance is the honest, deeply personal tale of three young black men's refusal to succumb to failure and how, together, they overcame daunting odds to take their place among the just five percent of U.S. doctors who are black. Through writing as passionate as it is relatable, the authors provide an unflinching look at the barriers bla...
Principle Centered Leadership
by Stephen R. Covey (Sep 01, 1991)
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Learn the powerful principles Stephen R. Covey has taught to many of the world's top executives and most influential leaders. Align your organization's resources and structures to increase long-term performance and create a high-trust culture - the ultimate competitive advantage....
Leadership Axioms
Powerful Leadership Proverbs
by Bill Hybels (Apr 07, 2012)
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PMThe best leaders not only lead well but also reflect on their leadership long enough and thoughtfully enough to articulate the philosophies that cause them to do so. Whether serving in the marketplace or in ministry, as executives or rank-and-file employees, as salaried staff or volunteer servants, good leaders can pinpoint the rationale for thei...
Servant Leadership
A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness 25th Anniversary Edition
by Robert K. Greenleaf (Nov 01, 2002)
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The Revolution Has Only Just Begun Twenty-five years ago Robert Greenleaf published these prophetic essays on what he coined servant leadership, a practical philosophy that replaces traditional autocratic leadership with a holistic, ethical approach. This highly influential book has been embraced by cutting edge management everywhere. Yet in these ...
Great by Choice
Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All (Good to Great)
by Jim Collins (Oct 11, 2011)
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The new question: Ten years after the worldwide bestseller "Good to Great," Jim Collins returns to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? In "Great by Choice," Collins and his colleague, Morten T. Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-m...
Spiritual Leadership
Moving People on to God's Agenda
by Henry T. Blackaby (May 15, 2001)
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Drawing upon their own extensive leadership experience as well as their ministry to leaders in all walks of life, Henry and Richard Blackaby offer insightful counsel into the ways God develops, guides, and empowers spiritual leaders. Clear guidance is given on how leaders can make a positive impact on the people and organizations they are currently...
More than just a how-to book for the 21st Century, Re-imagine! is a call to arms -- a passionate wake-up call for the business world, educators, and society as a whole. Focusing on how the business climate has changed, this inspirational book outlines how the new world of business works, explores radical ways of overcoming outdated, traditional com...
Crucial Conversations
Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition
by Kerry Patterson (Sep 07, 2011)
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* * * Over 4 Million Copies Sold * * * The New York Times bestseller that changed the way millions communicate"[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our ti...