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LESSONS ON CHANGE AND REFORM FROM FIFTY YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE
Written by ROBERT M GATES

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 01/10/2017

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-94964-6

Having led change successfully at three sprawling, monumental organizations—the CIA, Texas A&M University, and the Department of Defense—Robert M. Gates offers the ultimate insider's look at how leaders can transform large organizations and companies. For many Americans, bureaucracy and corporate structure are code words for inertia. Gates knows that it doesn't have to be that way. With stunning clarity, he shares how simple plans, faithfully executed, can cut through the mire of bureaucracy...

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11 SIMPLE PEOPLE SKILLS THAT WILL GET YOU EVERYTHING YOU WANT
Written by DAVE KERPEN

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages

Publisher: Crown Business

On Sale: 03/15/2016

Price: $27.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-41940-5

What does it take to win success and influence?

Some people think that in today’s hyper-competitive world, it’s the tough, take-no-prisoners type who comes out on top. But in reality, argues New York Times bestselling author Dave Kerpen, it’s actually those with the best people skills who win the day. Those who build the right relationships. Those who truly understand and connect with their colleagues, their customers, their partners. Those who can teach, lead, and inspire.
 
In a world where...

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THE SECRETS OF BEING PRODUCTIVE IN LIFE AND BUSINESS
Written by CHARLES DUHIGG

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 03/08/2016

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99339-4

From the author of the New York Times bestselling phenomenon The Power of Habit comes a fascinating new book that explores the science of productivity, and why, in today’s world, managing how you think—rather than what you think—can transform your life.

A young woman drops out of a PhD program and starts playing poker. By training herself to envision contradictory futures, she learns to anticipate her opponents’ missteps—and becomes one of the most successful players in the world.

A group of...

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LESSONS ON CHANGE AND REFORM FROM FIFTY YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE
Written by ROBERT M GATES

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 01/19/2016

Price: $27.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-95949-2

From the former secretary of defense and author of the acclaimed #1 best-selling memoir Duty, a characteristically direct, informed, and urgent assessment of why big institutions are failing us and how smart, committed leadership can effect real improvement regardless of scale.

Across the realms of civic and private enterprise alike, bureaucracies vitally impact our security, freedoms, and everyday life. With so much at stake, competence, efficiency, and fiscal prudence are essential, yet...

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HOW TEACHING WESTERN MANNERS IN CHINA BECAME ITS OWN UNFORGETTABLE LESSON
Written by EDEN COLLINSWORTH

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 11/10/2015

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-804-17046-8

“What do you mean, he’s asked how much I am?” asked a stunned Eden Collinsworth upon learning that a Chinese businessman had inquired if she were available for purchase. Despite this precarious introduction to China, no country has fascinated Collinsworth more during a career that has moved her around the world. Convinced that—despite the nation’s status as a world leader—the Chinese are still socially uncomfortable with their Western counterparts, she collaborated with a major Chinese...

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HOW CREATING VALUE FOR OTHERS BUILT ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES
Written by CHARLES G. KOCH

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages

Publisher: Crown Business

On Sale: 10/13/2015

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90413-8

THE REVOLUTIONARY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM BEHIND ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES OF OUR TIME
 
In 1961, Charles Koch joined his father’s Wichita-based company, then valued at $21 million. Six years later, he was named chairman of the board and CEO of Koch Industries, Inc. Today, Koch Industries’ estimated worth is $100 billion -- making it one of the largest private companies in the world. Koch exceeds the S&P 500’s five-decade growth by 27-fold and plans to double its value on average every...

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HOW LIVING AND LEADING FROM THE HEART WILL CHANGE YOUR ORGANIZATION AND YOURLIFE
Written by TOMMY SPAULDING

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages

Publisher: Crown Business

On Sale: 10/06/2015

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-41903-0

New York Times bestselling author Tommy Spaulding shows you how looking inwards--and leading with your heart--can transform your life.

In his New York Times bestseller, It’s Not Just Who You Know, world renowned leadership speaker and former CEO of Up with People Tommy Spaulding talked about the power of building genuine and lasting relationships both personally and professionally. In The Heart-Led Leader, Spaulding turns his focus to ourselves--to who we are. Authentic leaders, Spaulding...

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WHEN TO COOPERATE, WHEN TO COMPETE, AND HOW TO SUCCEED AT BOTH

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: Crown Business

On Sale: 09/29/2015

Price: $27.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-72021-4

What does it take to succeed? This question has fueled a long-running debate. Some have argued that humans are fundamentally competitive, and that pursuing self-interest is the best way to get ahead. Others claim that humans are born to cooperate and that we are most successful when we collaborate with others.

In FRIEND AND FOE, researchers Galinsky and Schweitzer explain why this debate misses the mark. Rather than being hardwired to compete or cooperate, we have evolved to do both. In...

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THE SECRET HISTORY OF CREATION, INVENTION, AND DISCOVERY
Written by KEVIN ASHTON

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 09/15/2015

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-804-17006-2

To create is human. Technology pioneer Kevin Ashton has experienced firsthand the all-consuming challenge of creating something new. Now, in a tour-de-force narrative twenty years in the making, Ashton demystifies the sacred act, leading us on a journey through humanity’s greatest creations to uncover the surprising truth behind who creates and how they do it. From the crystallographer’s laboratory where the secrets of DNA were first revealed by a long forgotten woman, to the Ohio bicycle...

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HOW PERSEVERANCE, PASSION, AND PLUCK TAKE YOU FROM ORDINARY TO EXTRAORDINARY

Format: Hardcover, 160 pages

Publisher: Crown Business

On Sale: 09/08/2015

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-0-804-13912-0

Selected for Common Reading at Washington Adventist University

 
In Grit to Great, Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval tackle a topic that is close to their hearts, one that they feel is the real secret to their own success in their careers—and in the careers of so many people they know and have met. And that is the incredible power of grit, perseverance, perspiration, determination, and sheer stick-to-it-tiveness. We are all dazzled by the notion that there are some people who get ahead, who...

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THE RECKONING. THE RUMBLE. THE REVOLUTION.
Written by BRENé BROWN

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 08/25/2015

Price: $27.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99582-4

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending.

Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability—the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome—is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably,...

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THINKING WITH PEOPLE WHO THINK DIFFERENTLY

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 08/11/2015

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99490-2

A breakthrough book on the transformative power of collaborative thinking
 
Collaborative intelligence, or CQ, is a measure of our ability to think with others on behalf of what matters to us all. It is emerging as a new professional currency at a time when the way we think, interact, and innovate is shifting. In the past, “market share” companies ruled by hierarchy and topdown leadership. Today, the new market leaders are “mind share” companies, where influence is more important than power,...

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