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  • Complete summary of Tom Peters' book: "The Brand You 50: Fifty Ways to Transform Yourself from an "Employee" into a Brand that Shouts Distinction, Commitment and Passion!".This summary of the ideas from Tom Peters' book "The Brand You 50" suggests that the paradigm of an employee working for a company on a corporate payroll is increasingly outdated. Even if you...
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  • The must-read summary of Adam Grant's book: "Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success".This complete summary of the ideas from Adam Grant's book "Give and Take" shows how success depends on how you interact with others.In the world of work, there are three types of people: takers, who maximise reward from every transaction, matchers; who give only as much...
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  • The must-read summary of Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton's book: "The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance".This complete summary of the ideas from Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton's book "The Carrot Principle" presents the results of a study on workplace productivity. This study has shown there are tangible and...
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  • The must-read summary of Alan Robinson and Dean Schroeder's book: "The Idea-Driven Organization".This complete summary of the ideas from Alan Robinson and Dean Schroeder's book "The Idea-Driven Organization" details how the best ideas to improve a business often come from the front-line. According to Robinson and Schroeder, you should listen to these ideas and apply them. This is exactly what...
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  • The must-read summary of Alex Hiam's book: "Making Horses Drink: How to Lead and Succeed in Business".This complete summary of the ideas from Alex Hiam's book "Making Horses Drink" shows that, in a commercial setting, your employees are your horsepower - the people with the potential to take the company to great results. In this book, the author explains that...
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  • The must-read summary of Brian Tracy's book: "Full Engagement! Inspire, Motivate, and Bring Out the Best in Your People".This complete summary of the ideas from Brian Tracy's book "Full Engagement!" shows that managers today expect to generate high return on equity but also to maximise the returns on the human capital invested in business. This summary highlights that to bring...
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  • The must-read summary of Charles J. Pellerin's book: "How NASA Builds Teams: Mission Critical Soft Skills for Scientists, Engineers, and Project Teams". This complete summary of the ideas from Charles J. Pellerin's book "How NASA Builds Teams" shows that team building must take account of the personalities and expertise of the individual members. Scientists and technical experts often respond to...
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  • The must-read summary of Dave Anderson's book: "If You Don't Make Waves You'll Drown: 10 Hard-Charging Strategies for Leading in Politically Correct Times". This complete summary of the ideas from Dave Anderson's book "If You Don't Make Waves You'll Drown" shows that political correctness is draining the health and vitality out of many businesses because it encourages managers to patronise...
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  • The must-read summary of David D'Alessandro and Michele Owens' book: "Executive Warfare: 10 Rules of Engagement for Winning Your War for Success".This complete summary of the ideas from David D'Alessandro and Michele Owens' book "Executive Warfare" shows how being smart, hard-working and able to generate results will generally get you promoted when you first begin working for an organization. However,...
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  • The must-read summary of David Magee's book: "How Toyota Became #1: Leadership Lessons from the World’s Greatest Car Company" This complete summary of the ideas from David Magee's book "How Toyota Became #1" shows that the criteria and qualities leading to Toyota’s rise to the top had little to do with sales results or profit margins. This summary points out...
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  • The must-read summary of David Maister's book: "Practice What You Preach: What Managers Must Do to Create a High Achievement Culture".This complete summary of the ideas from David Maister's book "Practice What You Preach" asks a fundamental question: “Is there a statistical correlation between employee attitudes and financial success for a business? And if there is, what is the correct...
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  • The must-read summary of David Pottruck and Terry Pearce's book: "Clicks and Mortar: Passion-Driven Growth in an Internet-Driven World".This complete summary of the ideas from David Pottruck and Terry Pearce's book "Clicks and Mortar" shows how growing a business in the Internet age still requires people that are spirited and passionate about what they do. In their book, the authors...
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  • The must-read summary of Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace's book: "Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration".This complete summary of the ideas from Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace's book: "Creativity, Inc." explains how to create a work environment in which employees work together effectively and never lose their creativity. A great culture is...
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  • The must-read summary of Edward de Bono’s book: “Serious Creativity: Using the Power of Lateral Thinking to Create New Ideas”. This complete summary of the ideas from Edward de Bono’s book “Serious Creativity” shows that creative thinking is vital for business success and that creativity is something you can learn. In his book, the author presents a rational and logical...
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  • The must-read summary of Jack Daly's book: "Hyper Sales Growth: Street-Proven Systems and Processes. How to Grow Quickly and Profitably".This complete summary of the ideas from Jack Daly's book "Hyper Sales Growth” shows you how to maximise your sales. According to Daly, there are three factors that contribute to sales growth:1. Vision: Paint a picture of your company’s direction and...
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  • The must-read summary of Jack Stack and Bo Burlingham's book: "A Stake in the Outcome: Building a Culture of Ownership for the Long-Term Success of Your Business". This complete summary of the ideas from Jack Stack and Bo Burlingham's book "A Stake in the Outcome" shows that to succeed in creating an employee-owned and operated company, employees have to be...
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