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If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: Relating to and Communicating with Others, from the Boardroom to the BedroomIf I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: Relating to and Communicating with Others, from the Boardroom to the Bedroom
by Alan Alda

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Alan Alda has been on a decades-long journey to discover new ways to help people communicate and relate to one another more effectively. If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? is the warm, witty, and informative chronicle of how Alda found inspiration in everything from cutting-edge science to classic acting methods.


Trap Tales: Outsmarting the 7 Common Traps in Life & WorkTrap Tales: Outsmarting the 7 Common Traps in Life & Work
by David M.R. Covey and Stephan Mardyks

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Trap Tales is your guide to avoiding seven obstacles that ensnare people every day. We all fall into traps, and we often don't even realize it until we're firmly entrenched, struggling for air—and the harder we try to climb out, the deeper we sink. But what if there were another way? What if we could spot traps from a distance, and avoid them entirely? In this book, authors David M. R. Covey and Stephan M. Mardyks train you in the art of Trapology.


Lifestorming: Creating Meaning and Achievement in Your Career and LifeLifestorming: Creating Meaning and Achievement in Your Career and Life
by Alan Weiss and Marshall Goldsmith

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Lifestorming is the indispensably practical handbook for becoming the person you want to be. Redesign your life, friends, behaviors, and beliefs to move closer to your goals every single day, guided by expert insight and deep introspection. Written by a veteran author team behind almost 100 books on human behavior, this guide helps you learn why you do things the way you do them, and how to do them better.


The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in OrganizationsThe Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations
by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

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The Leadership Challenge is the gold-standard manual for effective leadership, grounded in research and written by the premier authorities in the field. With deep insight into the complex interpersonal dynamics of the workplace, this book positions leadership both as a skill to be learned, and as a relationship that must be nurtured to reach its full potential.


The Big Book of Dashboards: Visualizing Your Data Using Real-World Business ScenariosThe Big Book of Dashboards: Visualizing Your Data Using Real-World Business Scenarios
by Steven Wexler, Jeffrey Shaffer, Andy Cotgreave

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The definitive reference book with real-world solutions you won't find anywhere else. The Big Book of Dashboards presents a comprehensive reference for those tasked with building or overseeing the development of business dashboards.


The Power of Positive LeadershipThe Power of Positive Leadership
by Jon Gordon

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The Power of Positive Leadership is your personal coach for becoming the leader your people deserve. Storyteller Jon Gordon crafts the fables that inspire great leadership: The Energy Bus, The No Complaining Rule, Training Camp, and others have helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world achieve their true leadership potential.


One Minute Mentoring: How to Find and Work With a Mentor--And Why You'll Benefit from Being OneOne Minute Mentoring: How to Find and Work With a Mentor--And Why You'll Benefit from Being One
by Ken Blanchard and Claire Diaz-Ortiz

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While most people agree that having a mentor is a good thing, they don’t know how to find one or use one. And despite widespread approval for the idea of being a mentor, most people don’t think they have the time or skills to do so.


Race and Social Change: A Quest, A Study, A Call to ActionRace and Social Change: A Quest, A Study, A Call to Action
by Max Klau

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Recent events have turned the spotlight on the issue of race in modern America, and the current cultural climate calls out for more research, education, dialogue, and understanding. Race and Social Change: A Quest, A Study, A Call to Action focuses on a provocative social science experiment with the potential to address these needs.


High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an InstantHigh Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant
by Scott Wintrip

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Nothing drives business success like a staff of talented, productive employees. So why accept a hiring process that fails you time and time again? Well, there's one person who doesn't: Scott Wintrip. And in High-Velocity Hiring, he provides the tools and systems for creating a hiring process designed for today's fast-paced, talent-deficient landscape.


Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
by Jonathan White

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In Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides.


Online Marketing for Busy Authors: A Step-by-Step GuideOnline Marketing for Busy Authors: A Step-by-Step Guide
by Fauzia Burke

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Fauzia Burke takes authors step by step through the process of identifying their unique personal brand, defining their audience, clarifying their aspirations and goals, and setting priorities.