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The Servant
James C. Hunter
0761513698
Jan 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this absorbing tale, you watch the timeless principles of servant leadership unfold through the story of John Daily, a businessman whose outwardly successful life is spiraling out of control. He is failing miserably in each of his leadership roles as boss, husband, father, and coach. To get his life back on track, he reluctantly attends a weeklong leadership retreat at a remote Benedictine monastery.
To John's surprise, the monk leading the seminar is a former business executive and Wall Street legend. Taking John under his wing, the monk guides him to a realization that is simple yet profound: The true foundation of leadership is not power, but authority, which is built upon relationships, love, service, and sacrifice.
Along with John, you will learn that the principles in this book are neither new nor...


Entrepreneurship : Theory, Process, and Practice (with InfoTrac)

0324258267


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Book Description
Entrepreneurship, 6th Edition combines a practical, step-by-step approach with a theoretical foundation to form a basic framework for understanding the process of entrepreneurship. The aim of the text is to both present the most current thinking in entrepreneurship but also provide learners the opportunity to apply ideas and develop useful analytical skills. The revision of this text has been updated to include current developments and issues in this explosive field.

About the Author
Dr. Kuratko is the Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship; Professor of Entrepreneurship & Executive Director; Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, The Kelley School of Business Indiana University -Bloomington. Dr. Kuratko is considered a preeminent scholar and national leader in...


Effective Phrases for Performance Appraisals: A Guide to Successful Evaluations
James A. Neal
1882423100
February 2003
Paperback
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Book Info
With the assistance of this guide, now in its tenth edition, every manager can effectively appraise employee performance. Contains over 2000 professionally written phrases which will clearly describe job performance. Spiral.


Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship
William D. Bygrave
0471271543
October 2003
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Bygrave ( Venture Capital at the Crossroads , Harvard Business School Pr., 1992), has succeeded admirably in his goal of teaching the art and science of entrepreneurship. He covers all aspects of the entrepreneurial process, including planning a new enterprise, raising capital, marketing strategies, franchising, and dealing with legal and tax issues. This work is rich in detail, providing small business owners and would-be entrepreneurs the information they need to make sound business decisions. Individual chapters are written by academicians and business people. Though some of the charts and analysis may be a bit technical for the neophyte, this is a treasure trove of information for the motivated reader. Recommended for business collections.- M. Uri Toch, P.L. of Cincinnati & Hamilton Cty., OhioCopyright 1994...


eBay Secrets : How to create Internet auction listings that make 30% more money while selling every item you list [DOWNLOAD: PDF]

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Book Description
Do you want to make more money on eBay (or any other Internet auction site)? Or, are you looking for an easy second income?

Thousands of new users are joining eBay every day. You can take advantage of this trend and make a lot of money. But before you get started, there are some things you need to know.

eBay Secrets will walk you though the steps to getting your Internet auction business rolling. It is packed full of tips and secrets that will help you get more money for your auction listings.

eBay Secrets is based on the techniques that Steve White has been teaching students in his exclusive seminars on making money on eBay. Never before have all of Mr. White’s powerful money-making secrets been available in book format.

Here are just a few of the topics that are covered in the book:• The two...



Raving Fans
Kenneth H. Blanchard
0688123163
Jan 1993
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
The story of a golfer and his male fairy godmother who guides him through encounters with outstanding service in a variety of business settings is an eloquent parable about customer service. The three-part formula: First, decide on a vision-a level of service that perfectly reflects what you want to give customers. Second, discover the specific needs and expectations of your customers and weave them into your vision of how to serve them. Third, deliver your vision a step at a time, being absolutely consistent before stepping up the service to the next level. Everyone serious about customer relationships should hear this. T.W. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

-- Jim Pattison...


Successful Manager's Handbook: Develop Yourself, Coach Others
Kristie J. Nelson-Neuhaus, et al
0972577025
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
ANSWERS YOU NEED FROM EXPERTS YOU TRUST How many times have you bought the latest and greatest management book and let it collect dust on your shelf? Management fads come and go, but leaders across the globe know that when they need substance, they’ll find it in Successful Manager’s Handbook. Fully updated and revised, this 7th edition continues the PDI tradition of providing smart, practical ideas and suggestions that you can use immediately on the job. Never simplistic, always relevant, Successful Manager’s Handbook is the ideal resource for you, your employees and the people you coach. "A one-stop shop…a wonderful resource for improving performance." — D. Bradford Neary Director, Executive & Leadership Development Medtronic, Inc. "No manager's toolkit should be without...


The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do about It
Michael E. Gerber
0887307280
March 1995
Paperback
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Trish Lind, T. Lind Graphics, St. Paul, Minnesota
"Thanks to Gerber l have freed up over three hours a day, significantly increased my sales, more than doubled my bottom line, and been able to take my first vacation in four years."

The John Hancock Insurance Group
"Without a doubt, the most important message for our company over thenext decade."

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The One Minute Manager
Kenneth H. Blanchard
0688014291
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
This compact edition of the authors' 1981 bestseller is an example of how great ideas can be made accessible in audio format. Going beyond the premise of managing in one-minute chunks, the broader lessons are the values that get expressed in those minutes--such as respecting people, providing emotional security for them, setting reasonable but challenging goals, and expecting them to develop excellent work habits. There's also the value of being concise in all communication, which confining one's input to one-minute chunks certainly facilitates. The lessons are both simple and profound, and are crafted and expressed with as much elegance as any management advice I've heard in the years since they first appeared. T.W. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This...


Beyond Entrepreneurship: Turning Your Business into an Enduring Great Company
James C. Collins
0133815269
September 1995
Paperback
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Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
T. Harv Eker
0060763280
February 15, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Eker's claim to fame is that he took a $2,000 credit card loan, opened "one of the first fitness stores in North America," turned it into a chain of 10 within two and a half years and sold it in 1987 for a cool (but somewhat modest-seeming) $1.6 million. Now the Vancouver-based entrepreneur traverses the continent with his "Millionaire Mind Intensive Seminar," on which this debut motivational business manual is based. What sets it apart is Eker's focus on the way people think and feel about money and his canny, class-based analyses of broad differences among groups. In rat-a-tat, "Let me explain" seminar-speak, Eker asks readers to think back to their childhoods and pick apart the lessons they passively absorbed from parents and others about money. With such psychological nuggets as "Rich people focus on opportunities/ Poor...


Leading Change
John P. Kotter
0875847471
Jan 1996
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Harvard Business School professor Kotter (A Force for Change) breaks from the mold of M.B.A. jargon-filled texts to produce a truly accessible, clear and visionary guide to the business world's buzzword for the late '90s?change. In this excellent business manual, Kotter emphasizes a comprehensive eight-step framework that can be followed by executives at all levels. Kotter advises those who would implement change to foster a sense of urgency within the organization. "A higher rate of urgency does not imply everpresent panic, anxiety, or fear. It means a state in which complacency is virtually absent." Twenty-first century business change must overcome overmanaged and underled cultures. "Because management deals mostly with the status quo and leadership deals mostly with change, in the next century we are going to...


Harvard Business Review on Entrepreneurship
Harvard Business School Staff
0875849105
February 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Leading Minds and Landmark Ideas In An Easily Accessible FormatFrom the preeminent thinkers whose work has defined an entire field to the rising stars who will redefine the way we think about business, The Harvard Business Review Paperback Series delivers the fundamental information today's professionals need to stay competitive in a fast-moving world. With the economy booming, the opportunities have never been better for entrepreneurs, and this wide-ranging resource offers something for business pioneers of all stripes. Beginning with the basics of writing a business plan, this in-depth guide moves on to cover sophisticated topics such as navigating the world of venture capital funding and turning technological innovations into successful marketplace realities. A Harvard Business Review Paperback.


The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed
Michael L. George, et al
0071441190
August 1, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Bestselling Lean Six Sigma author Michael George provides the first pocket guide for deployers of Lean Six Sigma The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook blends Lean and Six Sigma tools and concepts, providing expert advice on how to determine which tool within a "family" is best for different purposes. Packed with detailed examples and step-bystep instructions, it's the ideal handy reference guide to help Green and Black Belts make the transition from the classroom to the field. Features brief summaries and examples of the 70 most important tools in Lean Six Sigma, such as "Pull," "Heijunka," and "Control Charts" Groups tools by purpose and usage Offers a quick, easy reference on using the DMAIC improvement cycle Provides comprehensive coverage in a compact, portable format

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Gung Ho!
Kenneth H. Blanchard
068815428X
Jan 1998
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
In these days where the computer reigns supreme and management thought is presented in complicated models, there is something refreshing about management principles taught by allegory. Blanchard (The One Minute Manager, LJ 3/1/84), along with coauthor Bowles (Raving Fans, Morrow, 1993) recounts an organizational turnaround based on three Native American lessons. In "The Spirit of the Squirrel," the lesson is one of the power of worthwhile work. In "The Way of the Beaver," the lesson is accomplished through empowerment. In "The Gift of the Goose," the lesson is the exponential factor of motivation. The problem inherent in the principles in this work, or any change program from weight-loss diets on up, is that there needs to be constant focus; success, if it is not continually renewed, is dissipated over time....


Brewing Up A Business: Adventures in Entrepreneurship from the Founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Sam Calagione
0471708682
April 2005
Hardcover
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Review
For those who like their business advice mixed with tales of the trials and tribulations of starting a new business, this book will go down as smoothly as a pint of Immort Ale, one of Dogfish Head's signature brews. While chapters cover much tried-and-true territory, including entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, leadership, and employee relations, Calagione manages to keep the advice he dispenses fresh by relating it to his own often humorous experiences in starting what is now one of the fastest-growing breweries in the country. Stories of hand-delivering beer from a U-haul in dicey neighborhoods and securing labels with rubber bands after running out of glue attest to both the author's determination and his anything-goes entrepreneurial spirit. Solid writing and a no-nonsense style coupled with a welcome avoidance of business...


The Six Sigma Handbook: The Complete Guide for Greenbelts, Blackbelts, and Managers at All Levels, Revised and Expanded Edition
Thomas Pyzdek
0071410155
March 20, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Six Sigma Handbook is designed for the manager or quality professional who is already familiar with Six Sigma and wants a comprehensive, 700-page guide to the quality tools and statistics that are the foundation for Six Sigma. In addition to providing an overview of the management goals, training issues involved in a Six Sigma implementation, and the underlying philosophy, the book explains in detail (700 pages) the problem-solving techniques and statistical tools most often used in Six Sigma.

From the Back Cover

The management information and statistical tools you need to successfully implement Six Sigma

Six Sigma has helped organizations of all types and sizes improve the quality of processes and products while simultaneously increasing customer...



Lean Thinking
James P. Womack
0743249275
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
In the revised and updated edition of Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, authors James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones provide a thoughtful expansion upon their value-based business system based on the Toyota model. Along the way they update their action plan in light of new research and the increasing globalization of manufacturing, and they revisit some of their key case studies (most of which still derive, however, from the automotive, aerospace, and other manufacturing industries).

The core of the lean model remains the same in the new edition. All businesses must define the "value" that they produce as the product that best suits customer needs. The leaders must then identify and clarify the "value stream," the nexus of actions to bring the product through problems solving, information...



Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators: From Idea to Execution
Vijay Govindarajan
1591397588
December 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
By burying their titular 10 rules in a small final chapter, Govindarajan and Trimble commit the first deadly sin of business writing: ambiguity. Before that, readers can be forgiven for believing there are only three fundamental principles for stewarding innovative projects within established companies: forgetting, borrowing and learning. The Fast Company columnists, who cofounded a leadership institute at Dartmouth's business school, argue that most companies do not understand how to foster a genuinely experimental environment. Judging the new company ("NewCo") by the performance standards of the core company ("CoreCo") won't inspire change, hence the need to forget. But NewCo does have to borrow selectively from CoreCo's best resources in order to gain the foothold necessary for success, and it must learn from...


Smart Women Finish Rich: 9 Steps to Achieving Financial Security and Funding Your Dreams
David Bach
076791029X
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
David Bach's Smart Women Finish Rich is a homage to the financial wisdom of his grandmother; it's also an excellent foundation for women who are starting to get their financial lives in order. Bach's approach to money management is rooted in years of investment seminars for women and his work as senior vice president of investments at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. During that time he recognized that "people rarely know what is truly driving them emotionally when it comes to money." In response, Bach has written a guide to money management for women based on his belief that "financial planning is as much an emotional issue as it is an intellectual one." Are you considering your values in your work and investing? What part of your daily work is driven by your goals in life? Is your latte habit preventing you from accumulating...


Managing Transitions
William Bridges
0738208248
Jan 2003
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Text explains in detail how successful organizational change takes place when employees have a purpose, a mental picture, a plan for, and a part to play in that change. Updated and expanded edition provides step-by-step strategies for reaching this goal and minimizing the disruptions caused by workplace change. Previous edition: c1991. Softcover.

Book Info
Text explains in detail how successful organizational change takes place when employees have a purpose, a mental picture, a plan for, and a part to play in that change. Updated and expanded edition provides step-by-step strategies for reaching this goal and minimizing the disruptions caused by workplace change. Previous edition: c1991. Softcover.

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The Leadership Challenge, 3rd Edition
James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
0787968331
August 7, 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
In the 1980s and again in the '90s, James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner published The Leadership Challenge to address issues they uncovered in research on ordinary people achieving "individual leadership standards of excellence." The keys they identified--model the way, inspire a shared vision, challenge the process, enable others to act, encourage the heart--have now been reexamined in the context of the post-millennium world and updated in a third edition. "What we have discovered, and rediscovered, is that leadership is not the private reserve of a few charismatic men and women," write Kouzes, chairman emeritus of the Tom Peters Company, and Posner, dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. "People make extraordinary things happen by liberating the leader within everyone." After explaining their...


Leadership and the One Minute Manager
Kenneth H. Blanchard
0688039693
Jan 1985
Hardcover
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Robert H. Schuller
"Leadership and the One Minute Manager(r) teaches strategies that put possibility thinking into action. It's a must for manager and parents."

--Warren Bennis
"Simple, smart, and useful--this book demonstrates that leadership competence is attainable by all who truly desire it."

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Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
James C. Collins
0060516402
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
This analysis of what makes great companies great has been hailed everywhere as an instant classic and one of the best business titles since In Search of Excellence. The authors, James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras, spent six years in research, and they freely admit that their own preconceptions about business success were devastated by their actual findings--along with the preconceptions of virtually everyone else.

Built to Last identifies 18 "visionary" companies and sets out to determine what's special about them. To get on the list, a company had to be world famous, have a stellar brand image, and be at least 50 years old. We're talking about companies that even a layperson knows to be, well, different: the Disneys, the Wal-Marts, the Mercks.

Whatever the key to the success of these companies, the key...



Nuts!
Kevin Freiberg
0767901843
Jan 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Southwest Airlines began operating in 1971 with four planes serving three cities and with revenues of $2 million. In 1995, the company had 224 planes serving 45 cities and revenues of almost $3 billion. Moreover, the company has made a profit every year since 1973, one of the few airlines that can make that claim. The authors, a husband and wife who are partners in a San Diego consulting firm, attribute much of Southwest's success to the willingness of its management, led by chairman Herb Kelleher, to be innovative. Southwest's primary operating philosophy is low fares and lots of flights. To make this formula work, Southwest management has created a culture where employees are treated as the company's number one asset. The Freibergs list a number of things the airline management does to benefit its employees,...


Inside Every Woman: Using the 10 Strengths You Didn't Know You Had to Get the Career and Life You Want Now
Vickie L. Milazzo
0471745200
February 2006
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Business success is spelled in many different ways. For most, it's dollars in the millions. For some, a corporate title with global perks. Yet others count on creativity to reach their goals. Milazzo, a pioneer and entrepreneur in the field of legal nurse consulting, considers all of the above--but, most importantly, identifies and skillfully employs 10 strengths common to both genders. It is, however, aimed at women because of the unique and documented bonds between and among women, not to mention the financial power of 6.7 million business owners and $1.2 billion in revenues. Her practical idea? That five promises together ignite 10 different strengths, from passion to female fusion; each strength is accompanied by actions to take, steps to consider, the "promise" connection, plenty of quotes, and a...


The Art of the Start : The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything
Guy Kawasaki
1591840562
September 9, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Kawasaki (Rules for Revolutionaries) draws upon his dual background as an evangelist for Apple's Macintosh computer and as a Silicon Valley venture capitalist in this how-to for launching any type of business project. Each chapter begins with "GIST" ("great ideas for starting things"), covering a variety of facets to consider, from identifying your customer base and writing a business plan to establishing partnerships and building brand identity. Minichapters zero in on particular jobs that will need doing, while FAQ sections address the questions readers are most likely to have: Kawasaki covers the basics in an effectively casual tone. Much of the advice, however, consists of generic banalities—start your company's name with a letter that comes early in the alphabet, use big type in presentation slides for...

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