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    1. Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant
    by Harvard Business School Press
    Hardcover (03 February, 2005)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Beyond expectations for firms searching for answers
    I admit I was skeptical of the promises this book made.The book went beyond my expectations.It gives a structured framework for culling newness out of tired competition.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Profound Insights into Marketing and into Life!
    The authors show us examples of companies who were not satisfied with the socially accepted business paradigms of their industry and were eventive enough to create a whole new market for themselves with their intuition, grit and determination. Exciting! May even change your life!

    3-0 out of 5 stars If you do not own your own business, his could be fun reading
    I have never made the time to review a book, but this book came highly reccommended by other reviewers.Since I cant know their business backgrounds, I'd like to help someone else in making the decision of reading this book.
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    2. The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels
    by Harvard Business School Press
    Hardcover (18 September, 2003)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars "the book" for all executives and managers
    It is not a book focus on "managing career transmission" as suggested by the title of the book. Actually it is the guide book on all management related topics on management effeciveness, leadership, negotiation and organizational behavior. Very clearly articulated, easy to read and down to earth. Another excellent example of Harvard's high intellegence assets.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Topic - kudos Mr Watkins!
    My husband took the book out from the library for me and after reading the first few chapters I decided that this was a book to own. As you will keep going back to re-read the roadmap to help you on your new venture(s).
    5-0 out of 5 stars Most helpful!
    Sound, practical advice for anyone climbing the corporate ladder. Great exercises and guidelines for conversations with new bosses as well as new underlings. Great help for those first 90 days and beyond. ... Read more

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    3. Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading
    by Harvard Business School Press
    Hardcover (18 April, 2002)
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    Climbing Mount Everest: dangerous. Hitchhiking in Colombia: very dangerous. Leading through change: perilous. Perilous but possible, say Heifetz and Linsky in their encouragingly practical guide to putting yourself on the line and negotiating the hazards of leadership. As the authors acknowledge, many leadership books are "all about inspiration, but downplay the perspiration." This one doesn't. Leadership is always a risky business, but those risks can be understood and reduced. Effective leadership comes from doing more than the technical work of routine management; it involves adaptive work on the part of the leader, and a willingness to confront and disturb people, promote their resourcefulness, and engage their ability to adjust to new realities. But adaptive change always encounters resistance. Heifetz and Linsky examine four forms of resistance--marginalization, diversion, attack, and seduction--before presenting a number of practical resistance-response skills to nurture and employ. Some are fairly obvious (like developing and maintaining perspective, and holding steady in the midst of change), and others more complex (like thinking politically when dealing with friends, foes, and fence sitters), but shimmering nuggets of insight and practical wisdom can be found in each. The dangers of leadership also spring from within, however, and the book's final section addresses ways to recognize and manage competing "hungers" and learn to distinguish one's roles from one's self. The authors' points are illustrated by the experiences of leaders from all walks of life, making this a useful and inspiring manual for anyone hoping to put themselves on the line and make a difference in the lives of others. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars If you're a leader . . . soak in this book
    Let's face it: leadership is dangerous. As Heifetz and Linsky write in their introduction, "Each day brings you opportunities to raise important questions, speak to higher values, and surface unresolved conflicts. Every day you have the chance to make a difference in the lives of people around you. And every day you must decide whether to put your contribution out there, or keep it to yourself to avoid upsetting anyone, and get through another day. You are right to be cautious. Prudence is a virtue. You disturb people when you take unpopular initiatives in your community, put provocative new ideas on the table in your organization, question the gap between colleagues' values and behavior, or ask friends and relatives to face up to tough realities. You risk people's ire and make yourself vulnerable. Exercising leadership can get you into a lot of trouble."
    4-0 out of 5 stars Beneficial read
    I captured some very useful leadership and management tools from this book.Well written and practical for today's busy leader.I gave it to my boss to read as soon as I finished.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Leadership on the Line
    Very useful advice on issues that involve a lack of leadership in the workplace, and in life, in general. ... Read more

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    4. The Ultimate Question: Driving Good Profits and True Growth
    by Harvard Business School Press
    Hardcover (02 March, 2006)
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Effect of The Distribution of Advocacy Scores
    By definition, the net promoter score is the percentage of respondents falling into the 9-10 range minus the percentage falling into the 0-6 range.Consequently, very different distributions of advocacy scores can yield the same net promoter score; for example, all of the response distributions shown below yield net promoter scores of 40.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Good book.. Very interesting
    Good book. I think it is important that the author comments that the ultimate question could be different depending on the industry or product/service. Worth the read!

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Easy Read With Great Content
    I read the original Harvard Business Review article, and thought I understood the concept.However, reading the book was inspiring, and I applied the concepts to our business immediately.The NPS methodology is so simple, but so powerful.The original aim of the method is to evaluate customer satisfaction, but I also recently applied it to reference checking for a job candidate.By asking if the reference would recommend that their best friend go to work for this candidate, I was able to build a surprisingly helpful picture of the leadership qualities of the individual under consideration.
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    5. Leading Change
    by Harvard Business School Press
    Hardcover (15 January, 1996)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Highly readable, useful, and even inspiring
    What happens when an organization needs to change (if it hopes to be successful in the future) but hasn't put much thought into what the process of change itself looks like?More than likely: failure.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Read it too late
    This book is excellent for anyone going through or planning to make changes in any organization. The material is straight forward, concise, and right on target. I only wish I had read this book last year before attempting to make major changes in our organization

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
    I would recommend this book to any manager who is currently leading an organizational change effort. It's very practical. Kotter's Eight Steps are easy to follow. ... Read more

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    6. Profit From the Core : Growth Strategy in an Era of Turbulence
    by Harvard Business School Press
    Hardcover (February, 2001)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Spawned by a 10-year study of 2,000 firms conducted at Bain & Company, a global consultancy specializing in business strategy, Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Define your core business clearly
    The authors of this book see 3 essential elements separating a good growth strategy, one that is successful from a poor growth strategy, one that fails:
    3-0 out of 5 stars Skip this one and read the sequel instead
    This is not a terrible book- it has some interesting case studies which the authors use to prove their points. However, there is not a great deal in here that is new if you've read the sequel to this book first ("Beyond the Core", Zook), and have read other
    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Realistic and very useful
    This book is very good, it explains very clearly the different growth concepts with clear definitions, and a very interesting growth matrix. in addition, unlike other books, this book uses a lot of real world examples to illustarte the different concepts and growth startegies. It explains how companies, that succeded, evolved from their core business and developed new products without getting lost in the process. Also, explains why and how some companies failed. The book is realistic, and gives you some tools and matrix that you can apply when analyzing and developing a growth strategy. You should also check out the web site, it has some examples of how to apply the gowth matrix. ... Read more

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    7. The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations
    by Harvard Business School Press
    Hardcover (01 August, 2002)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Just what we needed!
    This book hits the "heart" of what many managers miss in planning change initiatives.This helps us remember that change isn't all number and business decisions.It's the people.I was able to immediately apply some of the ideas and resteered a change initiative successfully. Now all of my supervisors are reading and learning.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fundamentals for helping an organization undergo change successfully
    This book is the textbook for how an organization can successfully lead with change.I have used the 8-step method with various organizations and successfully 'seen-felt-changed' for the better.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Change Management Book I've Read to Date
    I'm now in a "Change Management" role with my work, and decided to read some texts on the subject to further my understanding of the topic.Of those books that I've read, this one has clearly been the most helpful.Kotter articulates the steps of change in a way that connected with me, and made it real with a number of relevant examples.It's not onerous to read (<200 pages) but equally isn't "lightweight."While I would never recommend reading only a single book on the topic,I would definitely recommend that this be one of the books you read!
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    8. The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action
    by Harvard Business School Press
    Hardcover (September, 1996)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Are you adding or destroying value ? - Find it out with The Balanced Score Card
    The financial performance of an organization is essential for its success. Even non-profit organizations must deal in a sensible way with funds they receive.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Aligning four key business areas to your vision and strategy
    This book has become a classic in the field of business management.The 'balanced scorecard' has surely been referenced enough to include it in the dictionary.Robert Kaplan is the Arthur Lowes Dickson Professor of Accounting at Harvard Business School.His co-author David Norton is the president of Renaissance Solutions, Inc.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Effective for top down planning
    The balanced scorecard approach is a very effective tool for top-down planning initiatives. The method will ensure that any business unit initiative is cross-checked with the broader corporate goals.The book provides an easy-to-understand yet detailed how-to guide to strategy planning.
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    9. Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results
    by Harvard Business School Press
    Hardcover (25 May, 2006)
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    1-0 out of 5 stars First we start with a mistake...
    Having observed the healthcare industry for the last couple of decades, I would like to point out a flaw in the author's recommendations:
    5-0 out of 5 stars the next 20 years, explained
    Michael Porter, of value chain and competitive advantage fame, has taken on the US health care system.Your reviewer, who is speaking from inside the system, can guarantee that both his diagnosis and his proposed fix are bang on. In short, you bring the US healthcare system in line with other industries by making information about the outcomes of healthcare available to consumers, then letting them choose. How to get there from here takes up most of the book, and it is as brilliant and thoughtful as Porter fans have come to expect. Read this one.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A sentinel work on healthcare reform
    Michael Porter and Elizabeth Teisberg have presented a sentinel work in the field of healthcare management.American healthcare is capable of providing the very best skill, professional expertise, and technology the world has ever seen. What is failing in our healthcare system is the management and business organization required deliver value to the recipients of this expertise-- patients.
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    10. The Experience Economy: Work Is Theatre & Every Business a Stage
    by Harvard Business School Press
    Hardcover (April, 1999)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Sometime during the last 30 years, the service economy emerged as the dominant engine of economic activity. At first, critics who were uncomfortable with the intangible nature of services bemoaned the decline of the goods-based economy, which, thanks to many factors, had increasingly become commoditized. Successful companies, such as Nordstrom, Starbucks, Saturn, and IBM, discovered that the best way to differentiate one product from another--clothes, food, cars, computers--was to add service.Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars How to Sell the Sizzle
    Authors B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore look at the ways that corporations create engaging experiences for their customers to boost sales. They amass examples that confirm the developing trend toward an "Experience Economy." Their premise is that the post-industrial economy has evolved beyond delivering commodities and services, and is now poised to deliver "experiences." These experiences can include everything from a meal at a theme restaurant to a Disneyland vacation. The premise is interesting, but before you hit the trend button, realize that this is not the first time marketers have courted customers with powerful retail experiences. However, it may be the first time sellers have used virtual reality and Hollywood-style animated props. This intellectually interesting book dares to be far out and to pursue the concept of engaging customers to its extremes. We recommend this book to business owners or marketers more as a theoretical introduction to the "Experience Economy" than as a marketing manual. If you feel intrigued and engaged, that's the point. For more information, please refer to Disney World.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Curtain-Call Economics
    Wow!I was so fascinated with this insightful book that I coined the above phrase.Curtain-call economics is the thrust of this book.How would your customer describe his experience with your company?How entertaining, how engaging, how educational and how beautiful was his experience?This book is chock-full of real-life examples of how to capitalize in this new arena comprising our economy.First there arose an industrial era, then a service era, now, an experiential era.With all types of services abounding and ubiquitous, your differentiation will be in providing the superior experience.This book categorically and metaphorically allies you with the absolute fundamentals for positioning your establishment for success.So, in keeping with one of the teachings of this book on building suspense, I will just say that there is an era immediately following this 'experience' economy that is delineated with much delight at the conclusion of the book.

    3-0 out of 5 stars More Exciting Than it Sounds
    With a title like "The Experience Economy" and a tagline that reads "Work is Theatre and Every Business a Stage," one would think this would be an exciting and daring book on innovative business strategies. Daring it most certainly is; the metaphor comparing work to theatre is adventurous and eye-opening. But it is also overdrawn, and is rooted too much in theory and not so much in practical example. A particular disappointment was that the book did not really address how online businesses can create experiences for their clients; it is geared primarily towards offline busineses. ... Read more

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    11. Harvard Business Review on Innovation
    by Harvard Business School Press
    Paperback (15 June, 2001)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A good "door" to be opened by those interested for Innovation
    A collection of reviews in Innovation Strategies/Policies/Theories/Practices some of them related with case studies in big companies.
    5-0 out of 5 stars state of the art on innovation
    I'm searching for new ways to develop an entrepreneurial area at the university, and this book gave us more tools and knowledge to center in creativity rather than business plan the entrepreneurial curricula.
    3-0 out of 5 stars A Good Introduction to Innovation
    While by no means a great book, this collection of articles on innovation from the Harvard Business Review is a good introduction to the art of innovation, as it is written in a simple but effective style. The articles also address the topic of innovation in a variety of ways, thus ensuring that almost everyone will find something useful that is written in a style conducive to their preferences.
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    12. Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths And Total Nonsense: Profiting From Evidence-Based Management
    by Harvard Business School Press
    Hardcover (01 March, 2006)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Do not pass GO, READ this book
    I am a big fan of Pfeffer and Sutton. We refer to their "Smart Talk Trap" phrase and article in our book, "The Thin Book of Naming Elephants." So when I saw this title, I immediately ordered it.
    5-0 out of 5 stars An End to Faddism!
    The marketplace for business advice is crowded with conflicting advice, many of which are retreads of older versions claiming to offer breakthrough results.The "really bad news" is that breakthroughs rarely happen - the wise manager will not simply jump for what is in vogue.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Back to management based on evidence
    Jeffrey Pfeffer is Professor of Organizational Behavior and Robert I. Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. They are the author of business bestseller `The Knowing-Doing Gap' (2000). This book was published in 2006 and consists of 9 chapters.
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    13. Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence
    by Harvard Business School Press
    Hardcover (15 March, 2002)
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    Business leaders who maintain that emotions are best kept out of the work environment do so at their organization's peril. Bestselling author Daniel Goleman's theories on emotional intelligence (EI) have radically altered common understanding of what "being smart" entails, and in Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars read between lines
    This book is worth to read. You will find plenty of interesting ideas and things u can use in u life, even if u are not manager and is not planning to be. U can advance to some level by reviewing and using some clear techniques.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Innovative & brilliant; yet...
    In modern times perhaps no one has clarified the distinction between leadership (an influence relationship) and management (an authority relationship) better than the seminal work of the University of San Diego's Joseph C. Rost. With both fresh perspective and renewed vigor, though, Daniel Goleman and his colleagues have once again put a "face" on leadership... as if it actually has something to do with human relations!
    4-0 out of 5 stars Extra Credit - Class Group Book Review
    Best selling author Daniel Goleman, who popularized a theory of emotional intelligence (EI) via his 1995 bestseller Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, has teamed up with colleague EI researchers, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee to advance a new leadership concept - Primal Leadership.The authors focus on the four EI domains (self awareness, self management, social awareness, and relationship management), and link them to leadership success that affected several organizations' bottom lines positively by bringing out the best in people, a concept called "resonance".It is revealed that EI domains or competencies create leadership styles that reinforce resonance as well as those that create dissonance.Drawing from a decade of the authors' collective research and the real life experience of leaders in the trenches, a connection is made where leadership demands more than conventionally recognized intelligence, but emotional intelligence as well.The key to this is to use emotion to balance the reality of work and organization demands without unduly upsetting people to impact staff results.In a twist, the authors find that the encouragement to use EI originates internally.Furthermore, they offer a learning plan as a mechanism to sustain transformation rather than a performance outcome model.In the end, the book correlates its concepts to the organization as a whole to create the desired outcome of an organization with resonance that favorably influences the bottom line of the organization. ... Read more

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    14. The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment
    by Harvard Business School Press
    Hardcover (September, 2000)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Overview, technique and implementation
    An outstandingly well written book that decribes the balanced scorecard and provides excellent examples. An effective, practical guide for C-level executives and mid-level managers for implementing strategic scorcarding. I recommned this book for the breadth and depth of the explanation of the subject matter and concise implmentation examples.

    4-0 out of 5 stars If you can measure it, you can manage it
    The Balanced Scorecard was initially designed as a financial and non-financial corporate performance measurement tool.Organizations focused on strategy have taken the Balanced Scorecard and transformed it into a strategic tool for measurement.These 5 key principles transform the Balanced Scorecard:
    5-0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended!
    The fact that executives keep trying new strategic initiatives despite their abysmal rate of failure is, like second marriages, a triumph of hope over experience. Or, it may indicate just how much pressure top managers face to improve their profits. By one estimate, nine out of ten companies fail to execute their strategic visions. Yet, CEOs - who witness a world in constant flux - continue to introduce change initiatives. Are they trapped in the operational definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result? Or, are they just ready for this book? Authors Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton offer wise counsel to help executives break the cycle of strategic flops. They advise executives to transform their companies into "Strategy-Focused Organizations" using the "Balanced Scorecard" and "strategic mapping" tools. With these initiatives, CEOs can ensure that every employee pays attention to strategy implementation. Kaplan and Norton, the all-star co-author team who wrote "The Balanced Scorecard" and "Strategy Maps", have done it again, in this well-organized but somewhat dry volume. We strongly recommend this book to any manager who is responsible for designing or implementing a strategic change initiative. ... Read more

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    15. Enterprise Architecture As Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution
    by Harvard Business School Press
    Hardcover (08 August, 2006)
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    Isbn: 1591398398
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Using IT to support the business, not the other way around...
    All too often, an "enterprise architecture" is designed for a company by IT, and then it gathers dust as everything continues along the same path it always has.The book Enterprise Architecture As Strategy: Creating A Foundation For Business Execution by Jeanne W. Ross, Peter Weill, and David C. Robertson approaches the whole subject from a different perspective, and it's one that actually integrates IT and business...
    5-0 out of 5 stars Pointing the way to how successful companies operate
    The typical path taken by the CEO of the company is typically up the channel ofproduct, sales, or financial -- in today's world, a lot of financial types are reaching the big corner office. Unfortunately none of these paths to the top tend to educate the executive into the relatively arcane world if the information technology specialist.
    5-0 out of 5 stars How to achieve and then sustain superior execution

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    16. Alpha Male Syndrome
    by Harvard Business School Press
    Hardcover (10 October, 2006)
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    Sales Rank: 2036
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A look at leadership from the inside out
    If you do a search of available Amazon books on professional and technical leadership you'll find about 60,000 entries. Many of these books will focus on the qualities possessed by great leaders or the characteristics one needs to be successful.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Very pragmatic, useful book - every manager should read it!
    Alpha Male Syndrome is a very well written and very useful book. It breaks down the various types of alpha behavior in ways that make the information actionable - how to deal with an alpha boss or colleague, how to be a more effective alpha executive - and how to apply those lessons to improve your home life.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Best book every written about alpha males!
    “The Alpha Male Syndrome” is an amazing book! Well-written, insightful, and real contribution to the field! Eddie and Kate have done an incredible job! As an executive and CEO Coach with publishing experience I know first hand just how difficult it is put on paper the important insights about Alpha Males and their issues in today’s corporate environment.The book certainly has the look and feel of a best seller.
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    17. Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others Through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion
    by Harvard Business School Press
    Hardcover (27 October, 2005)
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    Isbn: 1591395631
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Partial recipe for resonant leadership
    A good framework for Servant Leadership style. Authors drive the point home by hammering three concepts into reader's mind: mindfulness, hope, and compassion. However the book fall short on emphasizing the power of "serving others," which I believe is a vital ingredient for resonant leaders. Many useful real life examples.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Important book!
    I very much enjoyed Drs. Boyatzis and McKee initial offering with Daniel Goleman, "Primal Leadership", so I looked forward to learning more about resonnant leadership. I certainly wasn't disappointed. I very much appreciated the author's attention to citations and footnotes, indications of valid and solid research -- something that is becoming increasingly rare in these days of making-it-up-as-you-go writings.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Mindfullness, brilliant!...
    Intesting book - mindfullness, benevolence, compassion, optimism and hope are behaviors that allow leaders to display the very best of their game. If you are one individuals who aspire to be a SUPERB leader who helps, inspires and drives results, this book will certainly be a roadmoap to get there... ... Read more

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    18. Financial Intelligence: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean
    by Harvard Business School Press
    Hardcover (12 January, 2006)
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    Isbn: 1591397642
    Sales Rank: 2365
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great source for managers
    This is one of those few books that is simple yet not simplistic. Book is written for corporate managers whose job responsibility is outside the decipline of finance, however who can benefit from knowing the finance at the fundamental level. Book does not go into "mechanics" of finance and focuses more on the "essense" of finance. Written with the simplicity of small business yet with questions to be asked in large corporations. I would strongly recommend this book to all my managers.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful and on an understandable level.
    Helpful to managers to give them insight into where accountants are projecting and where hard numbers are coming from.You are able to see sources of manipulation.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Strongly recommended to all business managers, both the novice and the experienced
    Financial Intelligence: A Manager's Guide To Knowing What The Numbers Really Mean by Karen Berman and Joe Knight (owners of the Los Angeles-based Business Literacy institute) with management expert John Case is an innovative and "user friendly" instructional guide to proper and intelligible management of finances and business oriented decision making. Financial Intelligence is an impressive compendium of guidelines and information including the basics of financial measurement, reading income statements, balancing sheets, cash flow statements, separating hard data from the assumptions and estimates, the mechanics of analysis, calculating ratios, return on investment, working on capital, knowing the difference between cash and profit, financial literacy and transparency and how to recognize how the two can boost performance. Financial Intelligence is very strongly recommended to all business managers, both the novice and the experienced, as everyone has something to learn.
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    19. IT Governance: How Top Performers Manage IT Decision Rights for Superior Results
    by Harvard Business School Press
    Hardcover (June, 2004)
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    Isbn: 1591392535
    Sales Rank: 5236
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    2-0 out of 5 stars Very boring
    I bought this book based on the good reviews it had received. I could not find any useful infomraiton in this book and the Author seems to go to such great lengths trying to explain governance, but in a very rigid style.
    4-0 out of 5 stars IT Governance
    This is an excellent book which should be read by everyone looking for results from their technology systems and not just Techies and IT managers. The overall premise is straightforward: your IT management directly impacts all facets of your organization and therefore to seperately manage your IT from the rest of your organization is impossible and to attempt to do so is inherently foolish.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Good models and a healthy dose of common sense.
    The notion that good IT governance is the single biggest factor in generating business value from the IT department seems like a no brainer. Still, an astonishing number of companies get it wrong. Weill and Ross provide a book with an array of governance models that should be able to help many of the IT managers reading this book to get it right.
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    20. Juicing the Orange: How to Turn Creativity into a Powerful Business Advantage
    by Harvard Business School Press
    Hardcover (18 July, 2006)
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    Isbn: 1591399270
    Sales Rank: 3426
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great read
    I loved this book. Fun & entertaining while providing meaningful, salient and actionable suggestions in (re)focusing one's activities and priorities in business development and management. I'm a recovering business executive just starting my own entrepreneurial business and this work has been enormously helpful. I can't recommend this enough. Get this book.
    3-0 out of 5 stars This orange looked good but was flavorless inside
    I was thrilled to get this book and was looking forward to getting real step by step insights on how to create better advertising or move audiences. Instead what I got was a cursory overview of watered down ideas and then an agency review of their big name campaigns. The good ideas in this book would have made a good magazine article.
    2-0 out of 5 stars Story after story...
    There are a few interesting nuggest in the first few pages and then story, after story, after story.There's no doubt that their agency is successful but please present some principles and not story, after story, after story... ... Read more

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