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  • The Goal

    The Goal

    The Goal

    Eliyahu M. Goldratt,Jeff Cox
    4.07 (65,373)

    Alex rogo is a harried plant manager working ever more desperately to try and improve performance. his factory is rapidly heading for disaster. so is his marriage. he has ninety days to save his plant—or it will be closed by corporate hq, with hundreds of job losses. it takes a chance meeting with a colleague from student days—jonah—to help him break out of conventional ways of thinking to see what needs to be done.the story of alex's fight to save his plant is more than compulsive reading. it contains a

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  • Who?

    Who?

    Who?

    Robie H. Harris
    3.59 (148)

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    A good primer to the topgrading methodology

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  • Hidden Champions of the Twenty-First Century

    Hidden Champions of the Twenty-First Century

    Hidden Champions of the Twenty-First Century

    Hermann Simon
    Business & Economics
    3.89 (230)

    Chapter 5: customers, products, services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 close customer relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 customer requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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    He was really the guy that studied globally these tightly held, many family-owned companies.

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  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

    The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

    The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

    Patrick Lencioni
    4.07 (94,722)

    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. this time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams. kathryn petersen, decision tech's ceo, faces the ultimate leadership crisis: uniting a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. will she succeed? will she be fired?

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    Making sure you have what it calls a healthy team, and healthy teams throughout your organization is important

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  • Great by Choice

    Great by Choice

    Great by Choice

    James C. Collins,Morten T. Hansen
    Business & Economics
    4.08 (18,458)

    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-moving times. the new study: "great by choice" distinguishes itself from collins's prior work by its focus on the type of unstable environments faced by leaders today. the new findings: the best leaders were more disciplined,

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    His last book was the one really written for us

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  • Topgrading

    Topgrading

    Topgrading

    Bradford D. Smart
    3.75 (697)

    Great companies don’t just depend on strategies—they depend on people. the more great people on your team, the more successful your organization will be. but that’s easier said than done. statistically, half of all employment decisions result in a mishire: the wrong person winds up in the wrong job. but companies that have followed bradford smart’s advice in have boosted their successful hiring rate to 90 percent or better, giving them an unbeatable competitive advantage. now smart has fully revised his 1999 management classic to reintroduce the topgrading concept, which

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    If you hire the right people, your life is easy

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  • Prediction Machines

    Prediction Machines

    Prediction Machines

    Ajay Agrawal,Avi Goldfarb,Joshua Gans
    3.88 (2,595)

    Artificial intelligence does the seemingly impossible, magically bringing machines to life--driving cars, trading stocks, and teaching children. but facing the sea change that ai will bring can be paralyzing. how should companies set strategies, governments design policies, and people plan their lives for a world so different from what we know? in the face of such uncertainty, many analysts either cower in fear or predict an impossibly sunny future.but in prediction machines, three eminent economists recast the rise of ai as a drop in the cost of prediction. with this

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    Practical book on how to think about AI

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  • Uncommon Service

    Uncommon Service

    Uncommon Service

    Anne Morriss,Frances Frei
    4.04 (576)

    Most companies treat service as a low-priority business operation, keeping it out of the spotlight until a customer complains. then service gets to make a brief appearance – for as long as it takes to calm the customer down and fix whatever foul-up jeopardized the relationship.in uncommon service, frances frei and anne morriss show how, in a volatile economy where the old rules of strategic advantage no longer hold true, service must become a competitive weapon, not a damage-control function. that means weaving service tightly into every core decision your

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    The book I would encourage people to read

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  • The E-Myth Revisited

    The E-Myth Revisited

    The E-Myth Revisited

    Michael E. Gerber
    Business & Economics
    4.04 (73,310)

    E-myth \ 'e-,'mith\ n 1: the entrepreneurial myth: the myth that most people who start small businesses are entrepreneurs 2: the fatal assumption that an individual who understands the technical work of a business can successfully run a business that does that technical workvoted #1 business book by inc. 500 ceos.an instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. small business consultant and author michael e. gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common

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  • Peak

    Peak

    Peak

    Chip Conley
    3.99 (2,027)

    After fifteen years of rising to the pinnacle of the hospitality industry, chip conley's company was suddenly undercapitalized and overexposed in the post-dot.com, post-9/11 economy. for relief and inspiration, conley, the ceo and founder of joie de vivre hospitality, turned to psychologist abraham maslow's iconic hierarchy of needs. this book explores how conley's company "the second largest boutique hotelier in the world" overcame the storm that hit the travel industry by applying maslow's theory to what conley identifies as the key relationship truths in business with employees, customers and investors.

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  • Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits! 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential

    Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits! 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential

    Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits! 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential

    Greg; Harzog, Beverly Blair Crabtree
    4.33 (3)

    Simple numbers can guide you to increased business profitability! take the mystery out of small business finance with this no-frills guide to understanding the numbers that will guide your business out of any financial black hole. author greg crabtree, a successful accountant, small business advisor, and popular presenter, shows you how to use your firm's key financial indicators as a basis for smart business decisions as you grow your firm from startup to $5 million (and, more!) in annual revenue. jargon free, and presented in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format, with

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  • Intellectual Capital

    Intellectual Capital

    Intellectual Capital

    Thomas A. Stewart
    4.02 (155)

    Visionary in scope, is the first book that shows how to turn the untapped knowledge of an organization into its greatest competitive weapon. thomas a. stewart demonstrates how knowledge--not natural resources, machinery, or financial capital--has become the most important factor in economic life. through practical advice, stories, and case histories, stewart reveals how organizations and individuals can create and use the knowledge assets they need. dazzling in its ability to make conceptual sense of the economic revolution we are living through, this ingenious book cuts through the vague rhetoric of

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  • Leadership and the One Minute Manager

    Leadership and the One Minute Manager

    Leadership and the One Minute Manager

    Drea Zigarmi,Ken Blanchard,Patricia Zigarmi
    3.97 (3,857)

    In clear, simple terms leadership and the one minute manager(r) teaches managers the art of situational leadership(r)--a simple system that refutes the conventional management mandate of treating all employees equally. here, you'll learn why tailoring management styles to individual employees is so important; why knowing when to delegate, support, or direct is critical; how to identify the leadership style suited to a particular person; and how consistent use of the one minute techniques will produce better management and enhanced motivation on all levels. this remarkable, easy-to-follow book is a priceless

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  • The Great Game of Business

    The Great Game of Business

    The Great Game of Business

    Jack Stack
    3.84 (2,525)

    In the early 1980s, springfield remanufacturing corporation (src) in springfield, missouri, was a near bankrupt division of international harvester. that's when a green young manager, jack stack, took over and turned it around. he didn't know how to "manage" a company, but he did know about the principal, of athletic competition and democracy: keeping score, having fun, playing fair, providing choice, and having a voice. with these principals he created his own style of management -- open-book management. the key is to let everyone in on financial decisions. at src,

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  • Lean In

    Lean In

    Lean In

    Sheryl Sandberg
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.94 (246,696)

    Sheryl sandberg’s lean in is a massive cultural phenomenon and its title has become an instant catchphrase for empowering women. the book soared to the top of bestseller lists internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. sandberg packed theatres, dominated opinion pages, appeared on every major television show and on the cover of time magazine, and sparked ferocious debate about women and leadership. ask most women whether they have the right to equality at work and the answer will be a resounding yes, but ask the same women whether

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  • The New Rules of Marketing & PR

    The New Rules of Marketing & PR

    The New Rules of Marketing & PR

    David Meerman Scott
    3.82 (6,771)

    "the" benchmark guide to marketing and pr, updated with the latest social media and marketing trends, tools, and real-world examples of success"the new rules of marketing & pr, 4th edition" is the pioneering guide to the future of marketing, an international bestseller with more than 300,000 copies sold in over 25 languages. it offers a step-by-step action plan for harnessing the power modern marketing and pr to communicate with buyers directly, raise visibility, and increase sales. it shows how large and small companies, nonprofits, and more can leverage web-based content

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  • The Billionaire Who Wasn't

    The Billionaire Who Wasn't

    The Billionaire Who Wasn't

    Conor O'Clery
    Business & Economics
    4.03 (772)

    Chuck feeney was born in elizabeth, new jersey, to a blue-collar irish-american family during the depression. after service in the korean war, he made a fortune as founder of duty free shoppers, the world’s largest duty-free retail chain. by 1988, he was hailed by forbes magazine as the twenty-fourth richest american alive. but secretly feeney had already transferred all his wealth to his foundation, atlantic philanthropies. only in 1997 when he sold his duty free interests, was he “outed” as one of the greatest and most mysterious american philanthropists in

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  • Drive

    Drive

    Drive

    Daniel H. Pink
    3.94 (108,400)

    Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. that's a mistake, says daniel h. pink (author of to sell is human: the surprising truth about motivating others). in this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.drawing on four decades of scientific research on human

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  • Good Company

    Good Company

    Good Company

    Dan McMurrer,Ed Frauenheim,Larry Costello,Laurie Bassi
    4.05 (21)

    Companies shirk taxes while padding profits. firms foul the planet but keep raking in revenue. reckless greed on wall street goes largely unpunished. more evidence that bad guys finish first in business? no. a different story is unfolding. noted economist laurie bassi and her coauthors show that despite the dispiriting headlines, we are entering a more hopeful economic age. the authors call it the “worthiness era.” and in it, the good guys are poised to win.good company explains how this new era results from a convergence of forces, ranging from

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  • The Lean Startup

    The Lean Startup

    The Lean Startup

    Eric Ries
    Business & Economics
    4.11 (269,111)

    Eric ries defines a startup as . this is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a fortune 500 boardroom. what they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business.the lean startup approach fosters companies that are both more capital efficient and that leverage human creativity more effectively. inspired by lessons from lean manufacturing, it relies on "validated learning," rapid scientific experimentation, as well as a number of

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  • Bringing Out the Best in People

    Bringing Out the Best in People

    Bringing Out the Best in People

    Aubrey Daniels
    4.06 (661)

    The classic bestseller on performance management is updated to reflect changes in today's working environment. when an employer needs to know how to gain maximum performance from employees, renowned behavioral psychologist--aubrey daniels is the man to consult. what has made daniels the man with the answers? his ability to apply scientifically based behavioral stimuli to the workplace while making it fun at the same time. now daniels updates his ground-breaking book with the latest and best motivational methods, perfected at such companies as xerox, 3m, and kodak. all-new material shows

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  • The Ultimate Question 2.0

    The Ultimate Question 2.0

    The Ultimate Question 2.0

    Fred Reichheld,Rob Markey
    3.88 (1,039)

    In the first edition of this landmark book, business loyalty guru fred reichheld revealed the question most critical to your company’s future: �would you recommend us to a friend?” by asking customers this question, you identify detractors, who sully your firm’s reputation and readily switch to competitors, and promoters, who generate good profits and true, sustainable growth.you also generate a vital metric: your net promoter score. since the book was first published, net promoter has transformed companies, across industries and sectors, constituting a game-changing system and ethos that rivals six

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  • The Customer-Funded Business

    The Customer-Funded Business

    The Customer-Funded Business

    John Mullins
    Business & Economics
    3.83 (178)

    More than two generations ago, the venture capital community - vcs, business angels, incubators and others - convinced the entrepreneurial world that writing business plans and raising venture capital constituted the twin centerpieces of entrepreneurial endeavor. they did so for good reasons: the sometimes astonishing returns they've delivered to their investors and the astonishingly large companies that their ecosystem has created.but the vast majority of fast-growing companies never take any venture capital. so where does the money come from to start and grow their companies? from a much more agreeable

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  • Now, Discover Your Strengths

    Now, Discover Your Strengths

    Now, Discover Your Strengths

    Donald O. Clifton,Marcus Buckingham
    3.94 (26,921)

    Many people have little sense of their talents and strengths, much less the ability to build their lives around them. instead, they are raised and taught to become experts in their weaknesses — and spend their lives trying to fix them — while their strengths lie dormant. led by don clifton, the father of strengths-based psychology, gallup created a revolutionary program to help people identify their talents; develop them into strengths; and enjoy consistent, near-perfect performance. twenty years ago, gallup released now, discover your strengths to bring this program to

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  • The Checklist Manifesto

    The Checklist Manifesto

    The Checklist Manifesto

    Atul Gawande
    4.02 (58,941)

    We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. longer training, ever more advanced technologies‚neither seems to prevent grievous errors. but in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer atul gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist.first introduced decades ago by the u.s. air force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses

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  • The One Thing You Need to Know About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success

    The One Thing You Need to Know About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success

    The One Thing You Need to Know About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success

    Marcus Buckingham
    3.99 (2,364)

    With over 1.6 million copies of first, break all the rules (co-authored with curt coffman) and now, discover your strengths (co-authored with donald o. clifton) in print, cambridge-educated buckingham is considered one of the most respected business authorities on the subject of management and leadership in the world. with the one thing you need to know, he gives readers an invaluable course in outstanding achievement -- a guide to capturing the essence of the three most fundamental areas of professional activity. great managing, leading, and career success -- buckingham draws

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  • Competing On Internet Time

    Competing On Internet Time

    Competing On Internet Time

    Michael A. Cusumano
    3.49 (37)

    Competing on internet time means competitive advantage can be won and lost overnight. in this penetrating analysis of strategy-making and product innovation in the dynamic markets of commercial cyberspace, bestselling microsoft secrets co-author michael cusumano and top competitive strategy expert david yoffie draw vital lessons from netscape, the first pure internet company, and show how it employs the techniques of "judo strategy" in its pitched battle with microsoft, the world's largest software producer. with a new afterword updating the events of the year following publication of the hardcover edition, competing

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  • The Lords of Strategy

    The Lords of Strategy

    The Lords of Strategy

    Walter Kiechel III
    3.96 (2,303)

    Imagine, if you can, the world of business - without corporate strategy. remarkably, fifty years ago that's the way it was. businesses made plans, certainly, but without understanding the underlying dynamics of competition, costs, and customers. it was like trying to design a large-scale engineering project without knowing the laws of physics. but in the 1960s, four mavericks and their posses instigated a profound shift in thinking that turbocharged business as never before, with implications far beyond what even they imagined. in the lords of strategy, renowned business journalist and

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  • The Inside Advantage

    The Inside Advantage

    The Inside Advantage

    Dave Conti,Robert H. Bloom
    Business & Economics
    4 (49)

    Robert h. bloom has discovered that every enterprise has at least one strategic asset-one existing strength-that can form the foundation for future growth. he calls this an inside advantage. this strength usually lies unrecognized in an activity the business is currently performing or in a concept or an idea that the business already owns. finding this hidden potential and becoming well known for it will grow the business.this strategy reflects bloom's 45 years of experience in growing businesses and brands of every size and type, including famous companies such as

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  • Antifragile

    Antifragile

    Antifragile

    Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    Business & Economics
    4.06 (44,992)

    From the bestselling author of the black swan and one of the foremost philosophers of our time, nassim nicholas taleb, a book on how some systems actually benefit from disorder.in the black swan taleb outlined a problem; in antifragile he offers a definitive solution: how to gain from disorder and chaos while being protected from fragilities and adverse events. for what he calls the "antifragile" is one step beyond robust, as it benefits from adversity, uncertainty and stressors, just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension.taleb

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  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    Stephen R. Covey
    Character
    4.14 (624,238)

    When stephen covey first released the seven habits of highly effective people, the book became an instant rage because people suddenly got up and took notice that their lives were headed off in the wrong direction; and more than that, they realized that there were so many simple things they could do in order to navigate their life correctly. this book was wonderful education for people, education in how to live life effectively and get closer to the ideal of being a ‘success’ in life.but not everyone understands stephen covey’s

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  • How The Mighty Fall

    How The Mighty Fall

    How The Mighty Fall

    James C. Collins
    3.93 (8,416)

    Decline can be avoided.decline can be detected.decline can be reversed.amidst the desolate landscape of fallen great companies, jim collins began to wonder: how do the mighty fall? can decline be detected early and avoided? how far can a company fall before the path toward doom becomes inevitable and unshakable? how can companies reverse course?in how the mighty fall, collins confronts these questions, offering leaders the well-founded hope that they can learn how to stave off decline and, if they find themselves falling, reverse their course. collins' research project—more than four

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  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

    Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

    Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

    Bernard Marr
    3.92 (209)

    By identifying and describing the most powerful financial and non-financial kpis, this book will make life easier for you by defining them, explaining how and when they should be used and providing a rich library of kpis that have been proven to significantly improve performance.the book presents case examples to illustrate the selection and use of the kpis and provides tools such as kpi selection templates and key performance questions to help you apply the most appropriate kpis effectively in your business.

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  • Epic Content Marketing

    Epic Content Marketing

    Epic Content Marketing

    Joe Pulizzi
    3.99 (1,176)

    One of fortune magazine's top 5 business book must-reads how do you cut through the noise, commotion, and bad information that is right now cluttering up your customers' digital space?one of the world's leading experts on content marketing, joe pulizzi explains how to attract prospects and customers by creating information and content they actually want to engage with. no longer can we interrupt our customers with mediocre content and sales messages they don't care about.epic content marketing takes you step-by-step through the process of developing stories that inform and entertain

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  • Willful Blindness

    Willful Blindness

    Willful Blindness

    Margaret Heffernan
    Business & Economics
    4.06 (1,426)

    Margaret heffernan argues that the biggest threats and dangers we face are the ones we don't see--not because they're secret or invisible,but because we're willfully blind. a distinguished businesswoman and writer, she examines the phenomenon and traces its imprint in our private and working lives, and within governments and organizations, and asks: what makes us prefer ignorance? what are we so afraid of? why do some people see more than others? and how can we change?we turn a blind eye in order to feel safe, to avoid conflict, to reduce

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  • Built to Last

    Built to Last

    Built to Last

    Jerry I. Porras,Jim Collins
    4.03 (67,897)

    "this is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders. it is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or visionary market insights. nor is it about just having a corporate vision. this is a book about something far more important, enduring, and substantial. this is a book about visionary companies." so write jim collins and jerry porras in this groundbreaking book that shatters myths, provides new insights, and gives practical guidance to those who would like to build landmark companies that stand the test of time.drawing upon a six-year

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  • Turn the Ship Around!

    Turn the Ship Around!

    Turn the Ship Around!

    L. David Marquet
    Business & Economics

    “One of the 12 best business books of all time…. Timeless principles of empowering leadership.” – USA Today "The best how-to manual anywhere for managers on delegating, training, and driving flawless execution.” —FORTUNE Since Turn the Ship Around! was published in 2013, hundreds of thousands of readers have been inspired by former Navy captain David Marquet’s true story. Many have applied his insights to their own organizations, creating workplaces where everyone takes responsibility for his or her actions, where followers grow to become leaders, and where happier teams drive dramatically better results. Marquet was a Naval Academy graduate and an experienced officer when selected for submarine command. Trained to give orders in the traditional model of “know all–tell all” leadership, he faced a new wrinkle when he was shifted to the Santa Fe, a nuclear-powered submarine. Facing the high-stress environment of a sub where there’s little margin for error, he was determined to reverse the trends he found on the Santa Fe: poor morale, poor performance, and the worst retention rate in the fleet. Almost immediately, Marquet ran into trouble when he unknowingly gave an impossible order, and his crew tried to follow it anyway. When he asked why, the answer was: “Because you told me to.” Marquet realized that while he had been trained for a different submarine, his crew had been trained to do what they were told—a deadly combination. That’s when Marquet flipped the leadership model on its head and pushed for leadership at every level. Turn the Ship Around! reveals how the Santa Fe skyrocketed from worst to first in the fleet by challenging the U.S. Navy’s traditional leader-follower approach. Struggling against his own instincts to take control, he instead achieved the vastly more powerful model of giving control to his subordinates, and creating leaders. Before long, each member of Marquet’s crew became a leader and assumed responsibility for everything he did, from clerical tasks to crucial combat decisions. The crew became completely engaged, contributing their full intellectual capacity every day. The Santa Fe set records for performance, morale, and retention. And over the next decade, a highly disproportionate number of the officers of the Santa Fe were selected to become submarine commanders. Whether you need a major change of course or just a tweak of the rudder, you can apply Marquet’s methods to turn your own ship around.

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  • The Balanced Scorecard

    The Balanced Scorecard

    The Balanced Scorecard

    David P. Norton,Robert S. Kaplan
    3.9 (5,535)

    The balanced scorecard translates a company's vision and strategy into a coherent set of performance measures. the four perspectives of the scorecard--financial measures, customer knowledge, internal business processes, and learning and growth--offer a balance between short-term and long-term objectives, between outcomes desired and performance drivers of those outcomes, and between hard objective measures and softer, more subjective measures. in the first part, kaplan and norton provide the theoretical foundations for the balanced scorecard; in the second part, they describe the steps organizations must take to build their own scorecards; and,

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  • The Business of Happiness

    The Business of Happiness

    The Business of Happiness

    John Buckley,Ted Leonsis
    3.67 (166)

    Albert schweitzer said, “happiness is the key to success.” in the business of happiness, ted leonsis—business, sports, and media mogul—proves schweitzer’s point, explaining that success may or may not make you happy, but happiness will almost always make you more successful. through research studies, personal stories, and anecdotal evidence from celebrities, famous athletes, and influential businessmen, ted reveals the six secrets to achieving true happiness—and how they make success almost inevitable. showing people exactly how they can apply the six secrets to their work, at home, and in their personal

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  • Managing Up

    Managing Up

    Managing Up

    Roger Gittines,Rosanne Badowski
    3.42 (261)

    Everyone has a boss. and anyone who has aspired to move up the corporate ladder knows that their relationship with those they report to is crucial. in managing up rosanne badowski offers a straightforward, entertaining, no-holds-barred account of what it takes to make your relationship with your boss work to your advantage, no matter where you stand in the corporate hierarchy. told through rich, colorful anecdotes about her years spent working with one of the smartest, most demanding and dynamic business leaders of the twentieth century, legendary ge ceo jack

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  • The Innovator's Dilemma

    The Innovator's Dilemma

    The Innovator's Dilemma

    Clayton M. Christensen
    Business & Economics
    4.03 (47,127)

    Harvard professor clayton m. christensen says outstanding companies can do everything right and still lose their market leadership -- or worse, disappear completely. and he not only proves what he says, he tells others how to avoid a similar fate.focusing on "disruptive technology" -- the honda super cub, intel's 8088 processor, or the hydraulic excavator, for example -- christensen shows why most companies miss "the next great wave." whether in electronics or retailing, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know when to abandon traditional

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  • Big Data

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    Big Data

    Kenneth Cukier,Viktor Mayer-Schonberger
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    A revelatory exploration of the hottest trend in technology and the dramatic impact it will have on the economy, science, and society at large.which paint color is most likely to tell you that a used car is in good shape? how can officials identify the most dangerous new york city manholes before they explode? and how did google searches predict the spread of the h1n1 flu outbreak?the key to answering these questions, and many more, is big data. “big data” refers to our burgeoning ability to crunch vast collections of

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  • The Soul of Money

    The Soul of Money

    The Soul of Money

    Lynne Twist,Teresa Barker
    3.91 (3,005)

    This compelling and fundamentally liberating book shows us that examining our attitudes toward money—earning it, spending it, and giving it away—can offer surprising insight into our lives, our values, and the essence of prosperity. through personal stories and practical advice, global activist lynne twist demonstrates how we can replace feelings of scarcity, guilt, and burden with experiences of sufficiency, freedom, and purpose. twist takes an honest and critical look at the extraordinary power that money wields over our lives and its profound and often destructive influence on our self-image and

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  • The Weekly Coaching Conversation

    The Weekly Coaching Conversation

    The Weekly Coaching Conversation

    Brian Souza
    3.82 (316)

    (completely revised edition with a third new content)improve team performance. transform your career. change lives.whether your team is in an office, on a field, in a classroom, or in your living room have you ever thought they had more to give, but you weren't quite sure how to get it out of them? have you ever wanted them to play up to their potential, but didn't quite know how to make it happen? are you looking for that one new idea, that one simple strategy that will take your team's

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  • First, Break All the Rules

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    Curt Coffman,Marcus Buckingham
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  • Good to Great

    Good to Great

    Good to Great

    Jim Collins
    Business & Economics
    4.12 (157,248)

    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 of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the dna of an enterprise from the very beginning. but what about the company that is not born with

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  • Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go

    Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go

    Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go

    Beverly Kaye,Julie Winkle Giulioni
    3.8 (565)

    Study after study confirms that career development is the single most powerful tool managers have for driving retention, engagement, productivity, and results. nevertheless, it’s frequently back-burnered. when asked why, managers say the number one reason is that they just don’t have time—for the meetings, the forms, the administrative hoops.but there’s a better way. and it’s surprisingly simple: frequent short conversations with employees about their career goals and options integrated seamlessly into the normal course of business. beverly kaye, coauthor of the bestselling love ’em or lose ’em, and julie winkle

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  • Change To Strange

    Change To Strange

    Change To Strange

    Daniel M. Cable
    3.66 (77)

    To achieve sustained competitive advantage, you must create and deliver something that's valuable, rare, and hard to imitate -- and you can't do that with a run-of-the-mill workforce. your workforce needs to be strikingly different, obsessively focused on delivering on your unique value proposition. compared with everyone else's workforce, your people need to be downright strange. this book is about everything it takes to build a workforce that's strange and wonderful enough to execute on your most powerful strategies and your unique value proposition. it's about understanding exactly how your

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  • Crucial Conversations

    Crucial Conversations

    Crucial Conversations

    Al Switzler,Joseph Grenny,Kerry Patterson,Ron McMillan,Stephen R. Covey
    4.03 (58,559)

    Learn how to keep your cool and get the results you want when emotions flare.when stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong, you have three choices: avoid a crucial conversation and suffer the consequences; handle the conversation badly and suffer the consequences; or read crucial conversations and discover how to communicate best when it matters most. crucial conversations gives you the tools you need to step up to life's most difficult and important conversations, say what's on your mind, and achieve the positive resolutions you want. you'll learn

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  • Multipliers

    Multipliers

    Multipliers

    Greg McKeown,Liz Wiseman
    3.97 (9,784)

    Are you a genius or a genius maker? we've all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. the first type drain intelligence, energy, and capability from the ones around them and always need to be the smartest ones in the room. these are the idea killers, the energy sappers, the diminishers of talent and commitment. on the other side of the spectrum are leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. when these leaders walk into a room, lightbulbs go

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