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The mind of the leader : how to lead yourself, your people, and your organization for extraordinary results / Hougaard, Rasmus“Most leaders think they’re effective at motivating their employees, but study after study shows that employees are more disengaged and uninspired than ever. The solution lies not in more management training or fun off-sites but […]

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Counter mentor leadership : how to unlock the potential of the 4-generation workplace / Kelly Riggs and Robby Riggs.“This book is the result of over three decades of combined experience from Kelly and Robby Riggs-dynamic, occasionally irreverent, always insightful, father (Boomer) and son (Millennial), who work with organizations grappling daily with multi-generational conflict. Through their […]

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Crushing it! : how great entrepreneurs build their business and influence — and how you can, too / Gary Vaynerchuk.“Four-time New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by […]

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The introvert’s edge : how the quiet and shy can outsell anyone / Matthew Pollard with Derek Lewis.The Introvert’s Edge: How the Quiet and Shy Can Outsell Anyone“An introvert? Great at sales? YES. Sales is a skill anyone can learn and master–and introverts are especially good at it once they learn how to leverage their […]

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The power of onlyness : make your wild ideas mighty enough to dent the world / Nilofer Merchant.“An 800-CEO-READ Staff Pick. In The Power of Onlyness, Nilofer Merchant, one of the world’s top-ranked business thinkers, reveals that, in fact, we have now reached an unprecedented moment of opportunity for your ideas to “make a dent” […]

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The caterpillar’s edge : evolve, evolve again, and thrive in business / Sid Mohasseb.“The secret code to growing a successful business is adjusting your strategy every single day. Business leaders, large and small, need to learn a new game with very different rules. They must accept an ever-changing and uncertain landscape, but a landscape that […]

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Building smarter organizations : how to lead your zombie organization back to life / Gordon Vala-Webb.” Engaging read, actionable advice‚ĶGordon Vala-Webb has written a smart and engaging little book that is full of practical and powerful advice for leaders in any industry. Equally useful for reinvigorating organizations that may have lost some of their youthful […]

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The attention merchants : the epic scramble to get inside our heads / Tim Wu.“From Tim Wu, author of the award-winning The Master Switch ( a New Yorker and Fortune Book of the Year) and who coined the term “net neutrality”–a revelatory, ambitious and urgent account of how the capture and re-sale of human attention […]

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Killing it : an entrepreneur’s guide to keeping your head without losing your heart / Sheryl O’Loughlin. “The former CEO of Clif Bar, Co-founder of Plum, and serial entrepreneur offers insights about launching and growing a business while maintaining a fulfilled life in this practical guide filled with hard-won advice culled from the author’s own […]

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The glass wall : success strategies for women at work – and businesses that mean business / Sue Unerman & Kathryn Jacob.“Never mind the glass ceiling. In the workplace today there’s a glass wall. Men and women can see each other clearly through the divide, but they don’t speak the same language or have the […]

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