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Authentic Conversations: Moving from Manipulation to Truth and Commitment
Showkeir, James D., Showkeir, Maren S.
In this groundbreaking new book, the Showkeirs take something people typically think of as merely functional—ordinary conversations—and show the power they have to create, sustain, and change the very nature of workplace culture. Conversations can lead to an engaged and energized workforce, or to one that is alienated and uninspired. If you want to change the culture you must change the conversations. All too often workplace conversations—between managers and direct reports, peer-to-peer, or
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Infinite Vision: How Aravind Became the World's Greatest Business Case for Compassion
Mehta, Pavithra, Shenoy, Suchitra
The Arivind Eye Care System treats 2.7 million patients a year in the developing world for blindness and other eye problems and seems to violate every rule of business. Patients pay what they want (if they pay at all, which most don’t), it deliv-ers services for one percent of the cost of comparable care in developed countries, functions at many times the volume with a lower complication rate, and is com-pletely self-sustaining. This book is the first to tell its extraordinary story.
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Getting to Scale: Growing Your Business Without Selling Out
Bamburg, Jill
Jill Bamburg presents the first book to deal with a central issue for almost all small businesses: how to preserve one's values while simultaneously maintaining growth and competitiveness in the marketplace.
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The Four Conversations: Daily Communication That Gets Results
Ford, Jeffrey D., Ford, Laurie W.
Most conversations to get things done at work are of one of four types — initiative conversations, conversations for understanding, performance conversations, or conversations for closure — but they are often done poorly or misused. This book shows managers and employees how to use the right conversation at the right time, plan and start each conversation well, and finish each conversation effectively.
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The Innovation Paradox: Why Good Businesses Kill Breakthroughs and How They Can Change
Davila, Tony, Epstein, Marc
For more than twenty years, major innovations—the kind that transform industries and even societies—seem to have come almost exclusively from startups, despite massive efforts and millions of dollars spent by established companies. Tony Davila and Marc Epstein, authors of the bestselling Making Innovation Work, say the problem is that the very processes and structures responsible for established companies’ enduring success prevent them from developing breakthroughs. This is the innovation
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Overfished Ocean Strategy: Powering Up Innovation for a Resource-Deprived World
Zhexembayeva, Nadya

We all know the proverb about teaching someone to fish, but if there are no fish left, knowing how to catch them won’t do you any good. And that’s the position businesses are in today. Resources are being depleted at an alarming rate and the cost of raw materials is rising dramatically. As a result, scholar and entrepreneur Nadya Zhexembayeva says, businesses need to make resource scarcity—the overfished ocean—their primary strategic consideration, not just a

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How to Be a Positive Leader: Small Actions, Big Impact
Dutton, Jane E., Spreitzer, Gretchen M.

Positive leaders are able to dramatically expand their people’s—and their own—capacity for excellence. And they accomplish this without enormous expenditures or huge heroic gestures. Here leading scholars—including Adam Grant, author of the bestselling Give and Take; positive organizational scholarship movement cofounders Kim Cameron and Robert Quinn; and thirteen more—describe how this is being done at companies such as Wells Fargo, Ford, Kelly

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The Idea-Driven Organization: Unlocking the Power in Bottom-Up Ideas
Robinson, Alan G., Schroeder, Dean M.
Too many organizations are overlooking, or even suppressing, their single most powerful source of growth and innovation. And it’s right under their noses. The frontline employees who interact directly with your customers, make your products, and provide your services have unparalleled insights into where problems exist and what improvements and new offerings would have the most impact. In this follow-up to their bestseller Ideas Are Free, Alan G. Robinson and Dean M. Schroeder show how to align
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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
Jim Collins

The Challenge
Built 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 verybeginning.

But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

The Study
For years, this question preyed on

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The Reciprocity Advantage
Johansen, Bob, Ronn, Karl
A powerful new kind of competitive advantage is now possible thanks to technological and social disruptions that are already occurring. These disruptions revolutionize how companies can partner to create new growth. The Reciprocity Advantage shares a model for creating that growth: define your right-of-way (the underutilized resources you already own that you can share with others), partner to do what you can‰Ûªt do alone, experiment to learn, and scale the new business at low risk.
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