Leading Meaningful Change

Leading Meaningful Change

Recommendation A growing trend in change management theory responds to the uncertain times organizations face. Beverley Patwell encourages people to embark on a “change journey.” She urges you to analyze the power dynamics at work, to be an...

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It’s Your Ship

It’s Your Ship

Recommendation Like many books on leadership from nonbusiness walks of life, this sea tale offers a refreshing new perspective. US Navy Captain D. Michael Abrashoff explains how he and his crew turned their under-performing vessel into the pride...

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Leading Lean

Leading Lean

Recommendation Deloitte’s lean management expert Jean Dahl explains the importance of implementing lean processes and fostering lean leaders. Applying the concepts of operating according to lean principles, she explains how to develop leaders who...

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Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go

Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go

RECOMMENDATION Today’s employees expect continuous learning and career growth. If they don’t receive the training they seek, they leave and their firms suffer. Organizational development consultants Beverly Kaye and Julie Winkle Giulioni show...

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Fearless Performance Reviews

Fearless Performance Reviews

RECOMMENDATION Performance reviews shape employees’ pay and promotions and affect their sense of self-worth. Managers detest performance reviews and have as much on the line as their staffers due to their overall responsibility for performance...

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Everyone Deserves a Great Manager

Everyone Deserves a Great Manager

RECOMMENDATION What makes a manager great? In this practical guide, Scott Miller and his co-authors, Todd David and Victoria Roos Olsson – all executives at FranklinCovey – enlighten and educate new managers on the best leadership practices...

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Competency-Based Performance Review

Competency-Based Performance Review

RECOMMENDATION Robin Kessler relays her experience with Fortune 500 performance-appraisal processes and teaches you how to do a better job of evaluating your staff members. She advocates focusing on how they work and the competencies they use to...

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Abolishing Performance Appraisals

Abolishing Performance Appraisals

RECOMMENDATION Tom Coens and Mary Jenkins pull no punches: They hate performance appraisals. They explain why in their book, which also traces the development of the appraisal method and analyzes why companies have stuck with a tool that simply...

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The Time Trap

The Time Trap

Author Alec MacKenzie has updated the mother of all time-management books, which first hit the shelves in 1972. Despite the fact that time management has become a multi-million-dollar industry since this title was originally published, The Time...

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Analysis for Improving Performance

Analysis for Improving Performance

Hats off to author Richard A. Swanson for writing clearly, interestingly and compellingly on the subject of creating effective programs to improve workplace performance. He champions approaching this task with up-front analysis based on systems...

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Beyond the Balanced Scorecard

Beyond the Balanced Scorecard

Many companies can improve their performance by sharpening strategic management tools called “balanced scorecards,” says consultant Mark Graham Brown. He provides analytic refinements in his book and shows you how to build better scorecards. He...

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