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Practical advice and tools to help leaders at all levels elevate their skills What can truly set an organization apart? There is only one asset that offers guaranteed differentiation: leadership. Leadership is a deliberate act that requires effort but yields enormous payback. According to the renowned professor Shalom Saar and co-author Michael J. Hargrove, both internationally recognized leadership development consultants, executive coaches and speakers, leadership can be learned and improved through the nine critical competencies explored in this book. Filled with sage advice and...

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Tipping Sacred Cows: Kick the Bad Work Habits that Masquerade as Virtues

Tipping Sacred Cows: Kick the Bad Work Habits that Masquerade as Virtues

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 04-MAR-2013

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Strategies for overcoming the "sacred cows" that hold people back at work We all know the "sacred cows" at work the conventional wisdom to try your best, work well with others, and produce excellent work. But these cherished nuggets of advice, in practice, have a dark side that can lead to career-limiting unintended consequences. Based on Jake Breeden's experience coaching thousands of leaders in 27 countries, and the latest scientific research in behavioral economics, neuroscience, and psychology, Tipping Sacred Cows reveals how to overcome the dangerous behaviors that masquerade as...

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Health Care Operations and Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Operations, Planning, and Control

Health Care Operations and Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Operations, Planning, and Control

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 14-JAN-2013

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Health Care Operations and Supply Chain Management This innovative text offers a thorough foundation in operations management, supply chain management,?and the strategic implementation of programs, techniques, and tools for reducing costs and improving quality in health care organizations. The authors incorporate the features and functions of Microsoft Excel where appropriate in their coverage of supply chain strategy, process design and analysis of health care operations, managing health care operations quality, and planning and controlling health care operations. Health Care...

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Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity

Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity

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Publication Date: 18-MAR-2013

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A science-backed method to maximize creative potential in any sphere of life With the prevalence of computer technology and outsourcing, new jobs and fulfilling lives will rely heavily on creativity and innovation. Keith Sawyer draws from his expansive research of the creative journey, exceptional creators, creative abilities, and world-changing innovations to create an accessible, eight-step program to increasing anyone's creative potential. Sawyer reveals the surprising secrets of highly creative people (such as learning to ask better questions when faced with a problem), demonstrates...

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Reinvent: A Leader's Playbook for Serial Success

Reinvent: A Leader's Playbook for Serial Success

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 11-FEB-2013

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Leadership principles from a master of the business turnaround In Reinvent, renowned CEO and business leader Fred Hassan explains how to transform a struggling business into a raging success by reinventing the culture, attitude, and behaviors of organizations and people. Leaders who want to change cultures and individuals need a cool head, a clear vision, and a well-refined ability to inspire that change. Here, Hassan explains how a productive organizational culture leads to real success. The first part of the book focuses on how you, as a leader, can unleash your full powers by...

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Strategies for advocacy, fundraising, and engaging the community Social Change Anytime Everywhere was written for nonprofit staff who say themselves or are asked by others, "Email communications, social media, and mobile are important, but how will they help our nonprofit and the issues we work on? Most importantly, how the heck do we integrate and utilize these tools successfully?" The book will help answer these questions, and is organized to guide readers through the planning and implementation of online multi-channel strategies that will spark advocacy, raise money and promote deeper...

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Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams: How You and Your Team Get Unstuck to Get Results

Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams: How You and Your Team Get Unstuck to Get Results

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Publication Date: 18-MAR-2013

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A proven approach for helping leaders and teams work together to achieve better decisions, greater commitment, and stronger results More than ever, effective leadership requires us to work as a team, but many leaders struggle to get the results they need. When stakes are high, you can't get great results by just changing what you do. You also need to change how you think. Organizational psychologist and leadership consultant Roger Schwarz applies his 30+ years of experience working with leadership teams to reveal how leaders can drastically improve results by changing their individual...

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Outsmarting Anger: 7 Strategies for Defusing Our Most Dangerous Emotion

Outsmarting Anger: 7 Strategies for Defusing Our Most Dangerous Emotion

By: Joseph Shrand; Leigh Devine

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 18-MAR-2013

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Surefire strategies for transforming anger in yourself and others In this must-have resource, Dr. Joseph Shrand offers seven innovative yet remarkably uncomplicated strategies to help turn powerful anger impulses into positive, success-oriented actions. These brain-based techniques teach you how to recognize the many forms of anger we all experience, and how to tap into your brain's very own anger absorption zone the prefrontal cortex. Dr. Shrand also explores the ways these techniques can be used to harness the anger of others. When we learn to recognize and defuse the anger response of...

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How can we facilitate more effective, efficient, equitable and sustainable solutions to the problems that confound our communities and world? Social marketing guru R. Craig LeFebvre weaves together multi-level theories of change, research and case studies to explain and illustrate the development of social marketing to address some of society's most vexing problems. The result is a people-centered approach that relies on insight and empathy as much as on data for the inspiration, design and management of programs that strive for changes for good. This text is ideal for students and...

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The Seven Success Factors of Social Business Strategy

The Seven Success Factors of Social Business Strategy

By: Charlene Li; Brian Solis

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2013

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How to align social media with business strategy for real results For years now, businesses have approached social media in an experimental fashion unconnected to real results. There's a reason why the question about ROI is met with such hostility. But it's time for businesses to get serious about social. In this concise e-book, noted authors and disruptive technology analysts Charlene Li and Brian Solis present seven powerful factors for designing and supporting an effective social business strategy. Li and Solis studied how the best companies create measurable value that aligns with...

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The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 10-SEP-2013

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A behind-the-scenes look at the firm behind WordPress.com and the unique work culture that contributes to its phenomenal success 50 million websites, or twenty percent of the entire web, use WordPress software. The force behind WordPress.com is a convention-defying company called Automattic, Inc., whose 120 employees work from anywhere in the world they wish, barely use email, and launch improvements to their products dozens of times a day. With a fraction of the resources of Google, Amazon, or Facebook, they have a similar impact on the future of the Internet. How is this possible?...

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Paradoxes of Group Life: Understanding Conflict, Paralysis, and Movement in Group Dynamics

Paradoxes of Group Life: Understanding Conflict, Paralysis, and Movement in Group Dynamics

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 19-SEP-1997

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During the past decade, leaders have increasingly relied on self-managing work groups, multifunctional teams, and cross-national executive groups to create the organization of the future. Yet groups are not a panacea for organizational problems; conflicts between individuals or factions within a group often create seemingly contradictory situations paradoxes that can prevent the group from reaching its goals. In this groundbreaking classic, Kenwyn Smith and David Berg offer a revolutionary approach to understanding groups and overcoming the problems that often paralyze group members, the...

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Turf wars, low morale, bad politics, and misguided strategies: these are issues that claim much of a leader's time. But this parade of dysfunctions and messy "people" problems actually points to an organization confused about its core business, torn between competing ideas about what it is and wants to be—an organization facing an identity crisis. Strategy and leadership expert Chatham Sullivan argues that when the purpose of a business becomes confused, it is the leaders' responsibility to restore clarity, especially in the face of tough strategic choices that have political, personal,...

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Rough Diamonds: The Four Traits of Successful Breakout Firms in BRIC Countries

Rough Diamonds: The Four Traits of Successful Breakout Firms in BRIC Countries

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Publication Date: 04-JUN-2013

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Discover the four traits of the best performing, but least known, breakout firms in BRIC countries "Rough diamonds" are the best performing firms in the BRIC (Brazil-Russia-India-China) countries. These firms compare favorably with the top 500 firms and the top 25 manufacturing firms in their countries and comparable firms worldwide, exceeding them profit margins and return on assets over an extended time period. This book outlines who these firms are and explains their exemplary performance through the Four Cs for Sustaining High Performance: Capitalizing on late development; Creating...

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Agile Project Management: Essentials from the Project Management Journal

Agile Project Management: Essentials from the Project Management Journal

By: Project Management Journal

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 26-JUN-2013

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The development of the Agile Movement, whatever the area of application or discipline, comes from the famous "faster, cheaper, better" maxim. As such, the agile manufacturing paradigm rests on four principles: response to change and uncertainty, supplying highly customized products, synthesis of diverse technologies, and intra-enterprise and inter-enterprise integration. For the reader interested in agile project management applications, response to changes, and transformations and its impact on managing projects, this book is a must-read. Various insights are covered,...

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Straight Talk on Leadership: Solving Canada's Business Crisis

Straight Talk on Leadership: Solving Canada's Business Crisis

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 19-AUG-2013

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An urgent wake-up call—and radical action plan—for business leaders everywhere While it focuses primarily on Canadian business, this important book shares valuable insights of benefit to transformational business leaders everywhere. Without sugar coating his message, author R. Douglas Williamson, head of the prestigious consultancy, The Beacon Group, points to complacency, lack of leadership sophistication, and an inward focus as the chief reasons why Canadian companies are at risk of falling behind the rest of the world. Issuing an urgent call to action, Williamson helps leaders...

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Accelerating Leadership Development: Practical Solutions for Building Your Organization's Potential

Accelerating Leadership Development: Practical Solutions for Building Your Organization's Potential

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 26-AUG-2013

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Proven strategies and innovative solutions for developing and retaining successful leaders Many organizations today are facing a crisis of leadership. As the Baby Boomer generation exits the workforce, companies are struggling to find qualified leaders to fill critical roles. Accelerating Leadership Development offers solutions for leadership development, management, and retention from award-winning development firm Global Knowledge. Accelerating Leadership Development provides a proven model to help companies develop high-potential employees with the competencies and knowledge capital...

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The Human Equity Advantage: Beyond Diversity to Talent Optimization

The Human Equity Advantage: Beyond Diversity to Talent Optimization

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 10-JUN-2013

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A fresh approach to the old problem of "diversity fatigue" Trevor Wilson, global diversity strategist and visionary leader, presents a fresh, new management model that goes beyond the traditional diversity debate towards inclusion and building human capital. Featuring case studies and practical diagnostic tools and assessments, this book will benefit anyone who is interested in improving their business by building on the unique talents of employees' innate strengths, unique abilities, personality, attitude, life experience and virtues. The agent of this change, the driver of the process,...

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The 25th anniversary edition of the bestselling business classic, completely revised and updated For more than 25 years, The Leadership Challenge has been the most trusted source on becoming a better leader, selling more than 2 million copies in over 20 languages since its first publication. Based on Kouzes and Posner's extensive research, this all-new edition casts their enduring work in context for today's world, proving how leadership is a relationship that must be nurtured, and most importantly, that it can be learned. Features over 100 all-new case studies and examples, which...

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The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships, 2nd Edition

The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships, 2nd Edition

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 25-OCT-2011

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Thoughtful and rich with advice, The Mentor's Guide explores the critical process of mentoring and presents practical tools for facilitating the experience from beginning to end. Now managers, teachers, and leaders from any career, professional, or educational setting can successfully navigate the learning journey by using the hands-on worksheets and exercises in this unique resource. ...