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Collaborative Intelligence: Using Teams to Solve Hard Problems
Hackman, J. Richard
Intelligence professionals are commonly viewed as solo operators. But these days intelligence work is mostly about collaboration. Interdisciplinary and even inter-organizational teams are necessary to solve the really hard problems intelligence professionals face. Tragically, these teams often devolve into wheel-spinning, contentious assemblies that get nothing done. Or members may disengage from a team if they find its work frustrating, trivial, or a waste of their time. Even teams with a
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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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Let's Stop Meeting Like This: Tools to Save Time and Get More Done
Axelrod, Dick, Axelrod, Emily
Ugh—meetings. They’re where productivity goes to die, right? There has to be a better way. According to leading consultants Dick and Emily Axelrod, there is. Using the same principles that make video games so engaging and that transformed the numbing assembly line into the dynamic shop floor, the Axelrods outline a flexible and adaptable system used to run truly productive meetings in all kinds of organizations—meetings where people create concrete plans, accomplish tasks, build connections,
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Employee Surveys That Work: Improving Design, Use, and Organizational Impact
Levenson, Alec

Poorly designed employee surveys frustrate participants, analysts, and executives and can end up doing more harm than good. Alec Levenson offers sensible, practical ways to make them more useful and accurate and counters a number of unhelpful but common practices. He provides specific advice for ensuring that the purpose and desired outcomes of surveys are clear, the questions are designed to provide the most relevant and accurate data, and the results are actionable. He also looks at a

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Rumsfeld's Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War, and Life
Donald Rumsfeld
Rumsfeld's Rules by Donald Rumsfeld has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.
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