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Deep Leadership
Essential Insights from High-Risk Environments
Written by Joe Macinnis


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf Canada
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $25.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-36110-3 (0-307-36110-1)

In this new twist on a topic of perennial interest, Joe MacInnis shows how the leadership traits forged in extraordinary circumstances are transferrable to our everyday lives. Simply put, this is a handbook for building character.

Some people are born leaders. The rest of us find ourselves in positions where leadership... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Negotiation Genius
How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Brilliant Results at the Bargaining Table and Beyond
Written by Deepak Malhotra and Max Bazerman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 26, 2008
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38411-6 (0-553-38411-2)

From two leaders in executive education at Harvard Business School, here are the mental habits and proven strategies students can learn to achieve outstanding results in any negotiation.

Whether you’ve “seen it all” or are just starting out, Negotiation Genius will dramatically improve your negotiating skills and confidence. Drawing on decades of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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In Pursuit of Elegance
Why the Best Ideas Have Something Missing
Written by Matthew E. May
Foreword by Guy Kawasaki


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52650-0 (0-385-52650-4)

In this thought-provoking exploration of why certain events, products, and people capture our attention and imaginations, Matthew E. May examines elegance, the elusive element behind so many innovative breakthroughs in fields ranging from physics and marketing to design and popular culture. Combining unusual simplicity and surprising power, elegance is characterized by... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Thinkertoys
A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques
Written by Michael Michalko


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: June 8, 2006
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-58008-773-5 (1-58008-773-6)

In hindsight, every great idea seems obvious. But how can you be the person who comes up with those ideas?

In this revised and expanded edition of his groundbreaking THINKERTOYS, creativity expert Michael Michalko reveals life-changing tools that will help you think like a genius. From the linear to the intuitive... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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You're in Charge, Now What?
The 8 Point Plan
Written by Thomas J. Neff and James M. Citrin


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 27, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4866-3 (1-4000-4866-4)

Getting a new job or a big promotion is like building a house: You need to get the foundation right for both. With a job, the quick-drying cement is how well you do in your first hundred days, since they establish the foundation for long-term momentum and great performance.

Tom Neff and... Read more >

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In Pursuit of the Common Good
Twenty-Five Years of Improving the World, One Bottle of Salad Dressing at a Time
Written by Paul Newman and A.E. Hotchner


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2997-4 (0-7679-2997-7)

Shameless exploitation has never been more fun nor done more good for more people than when done by Newman’s Own—the first green food company to use all-natural ingredients, and still the most successful.

It was 1982 when Paul Newman and A. E. Hotchner made their foray into local gourmet shops with... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Leading Change
The Argument For Values-Based Leadership
Written by James O'Toole


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 2, 1996
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-40254-7 (0-345-40254-5)

Noted management theorist James O'Toole puts the secret of history's finest political and business leaders in the hands of today's managers, with this powerful and important new approach to leadership.

"Jim O'Toole has written the essential work for organizations to survive and thrive in today's changing world. His intellectually penetrating thinking... Read more >

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Lead to Succeed
10 Traits of Great Leadership in Business and Life
Written by Rick Pitino


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: May 15, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0342-4 (0-7679-0342-0)

As Rick Pitino says, great leaders aren't born great; they learn great leadership along the path of life. Pitino's insights on leadership and how it can be harnessed in positive and productive ways make him one of the most sought-after speakers in corporate America. In Lead to Succeed, Rick Pitino shares... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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It's All Politics
Winning in a World Where Hard Work and Talent Aren't Enough
Written by Kathleen Kelly Reardon Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 19, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-50758-5 (0-385-50758-5)

As management professor and consultant Kathleen Reardon explains in her new book, IT'S ALL POLITICS, talent and hard work alone will not get one to the top. What separates the winners from the losers in corporate life is politics.

As Reardon explains, the most talented and accomplished employees often take a backseat... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Secret Handshake
Mastering the Politics of the Business Inner Circle
Written by Kathleen Kelly Reardon Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: January 15, 2002
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-49528-8 (0-385-49528-5)

In The Secret Handshake, top corporate consultant and USC management professor Kathleen Reardon explores and reveals the hidden rules on the ins and outs of corporate politics that you won’t find outlined in any employee handbook.

Based on hundreds of candid interviews with executives at Fortune 500 companies who have achieved... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Good Strategy Bad Strategy
The Difference and Why It Matters
Written by Richard Rumelt


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: July 19, 2011
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88623-1 (0-307-88623-9)

Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why it Matters has been chosen as one of six finalists for the Financial Times & Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award for 2011. The winner will be announced on November 3, 2011.


Developing and implementing a strategy is the central task of a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Winning Decisions
Getting It Right the First Time
Written by J. Edward Russo and Paul J.H. Schoemaker


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: December 26, 2001
Price: $29.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-50225-2 (0-385-50225-7)

Executives at every level, in every industry, are confronted with information overload, less leeway for mistakes, and a business environment that changes rapidly. In light of this increased pressure and volatility, the old-fashioned ways of making decisions–depending on intuition, common sense, and specialized expertise–are simply no longer sufficient. Distilling over thirty... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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I Just Graduated ... Now What?
Honest Answers from Those Who Have Been There
Written by Katherine Schwarzenegger


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Archetype
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34720-4 (0-385-34720-0)

As a recent graduate of the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at USC, Katherine Schwarzenegger experienced all the turmoil associated with post-graduation life. Beginning with her own story and then chronicling the journeys of more than thirty successful men and women, including Anderson Cooper, Serena Williams, and Jillian Michaels, I Just...

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Also available as an eBook.

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Fierce Leadership
A Bold Alternative to the Worst "Best" Practices of Business Today
Written by Susan Scott


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52904-4 (0-385-52904-X)

From the author of the acclaimed book Fierce Conversations comes the antidote to some of the most wrongheaded practices of business today.

· “Provide anonymous feedback.”
· “Hire smart people.”
· “Hold people accountable.”

These are all sound, business practices, right? Not so fast, says leadership visionary and bestselling author Susan Scott. In... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook
Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization
Written by Peter M. Senge


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 20, 1994
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-47256-2 (0-385-47256-0)

The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook contains practices, approaches, and insights that Senge and his consultant colleagues have learned in applying the theory of The Fifth Discipline. It takes the five disciplines—Personal Mastery, Mental Models, Shared Vision, Team Learning, and Systems Thinking—and provides a step-by-step approach to building a learning organization. Includes exercises... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Wishcraft
How to Get What You Really Want
Written by Barbara Sher and Annie Gottlieb


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 30, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-46518-4 (0-345-46518-0)

In this 30th anniversary edition of the classic Wishcraft, Barbara Sher’s effective strategies for making real changes in your students's lives still resonate. This human, practical program puts readers' vague yearnings and dreams to work for them—with concrete results. Students will learn how to discover your strengths and skills, diagram the... Read more >

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The Only Negotiating Guide You'll Ever Need
101 Ways to Win Every Time in Any Situation
Written by Peter B. Stark and Jane Flaherty


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1524-3 (0-7679-1524-0)

In The Only Negotiating Guide You’ll Ever Need, Peter Stark and Jane Flaherty, celebrated consultants to some of the country’s top companies, outline specific and proven tactics of persuasion. Their 101 Winning Tactics make powerful negotiating skills easy and accessible, giving students the tools and knowledge that they can put to... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Grow
How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World's Greatest Companies
Written by Jim Stengel


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: December 27, 2011
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-72035-1 (0-307-72035-7)

Ten years of research uncover the secret source of growth and profit …

Those who center their business on improving people’s lives have a growth rate triple that of competitors and outperform the market by a huge margin. They dominate their categories, create new categories and maximize profit in the long term.

Pulling... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Make the Impossible Possible
One Man's Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary
Written by Bill Strickland and Vince Rause


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52055-3 (0-385-52055-7)

Selected for Common Reading
* Frank Phillips College
* Indiana University Pennsylvania
* Juniata College
* Kendall College
* Mt. Union College
* North Dakota State University
* Penn State-New Kensington
* Purdue University
* University of Southern Indiana
* Voorhees College
* Winthrop University


Commencement Address
Bill Strickland is scheduled to give 2010 Commencement Address at:
*Babson College
*Marywood University
*West... Read more >
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Scaling Up Excellence
Getting to More Without Settling for Less
Written by Robert I. Sutton and Huggy Rao


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34702-0 (0-385-34702-2)

Scaling Up Excellence shows what it takes to build and uncover pockets of exemplary performance, spread those splendid deeds, and as an organization grows bigger and older-- rather than slipping toward mediocrity or worse-- recharge it with better ways of doing the work at hand. Bestselling author Robert Sutton and his... Read more >

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The Power of Purpose
Living Well by Doing Good
Written by Peter S. Temes


Format: Trade Paperback, 302 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: March 27, 2007
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-33715-3 (0-307-33715-4)

The Power of Purpose begins with a simple but remarkable statement: “The more you focus on helping others, the more you will succeed in reaching your own goals.” Peter S. Temes builds on this fundamental insight to share a simple plan for living with the truest and most enduring kind of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Bang!
Getting Your Message Heard in a Noisy World
Written by Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: January 18, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-50817-9 (0-385-50817-4)

The founders of one of today's hottest, most innovative advertising agencies explain how to ignite the kind of marketing explosions that will capture customers' attention.

Linda Kaplan Thaler, the CEO and Chief Creative Officer of the Kaplan Thaler Group, is the brains behind a host of memorable and highly successful ads, from... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Power of Nice
How to Conquer the Business World With Kindness
Written by Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 19, 2006
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-51892-5 (0-385-51892-7)

"Following up their bestselling look at creating compelling marketing strategies--Bang!--they turn most truisms about business inside out, arguing that good deeds are returned, not punished...Well thought-out and crisply presented, it offers key principles, case studies and exercises to help make niceness habitual."
- Publishers Weekly

Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval have moved... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Trump: The Way to the Top
The Best Business Advice I Ever Received
Written by Donald J. Trump


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: May 18, 2004
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5016-1 (1-4000-5016-2)

Donald Trump has asked many of the brightest, most successful businesspeople he knows—and some he doesn't know—to answer this question: What's the best business advice you ever received? The result is a compelling resource of wisdom and wit that reveals how some of the most accomplished people conduct their personal and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Getting Past No
Negotiating in Difficult Situations
Written by William Ury


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 1, 1993
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37131-4 (0-553-37131-2)

Ury, co-founder and Associate Director of Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, has developed a proven, breakthrough strategy for turning adversaries into negotiating partners. With a practical five-step method, Getting Past No shows students how to: disarm an angry adversary and break through his resistance, stand up for yourself without provoking... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audio CD, abridged audiobook download and an eBook.
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