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Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
by James C. Collins, Jerry I. Porras
Listed under Books by Jim Collins

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
by James C. Collins
Listed under Books by Jim Collins

Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
by Spencer Johnson, Kenneth H. Blanchard
Change can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your perspective. The message of Who Moved My Cheese? is that all can come to see it as a blessing, if they understand the nature of cheese and the role it plays in their lives. Who Moved My Cheese? is a parable that takes place in a maze. Four beings live in that maze: Sniff and Scurry are mice--nonanalytical and nonjudgmental, they just want cheese and are willing to do whatever it takes to get it. Hem and Haw are "littlepeople," mouse-size humans who have an entirely different relationship with cheese. It's not just sustenance to them; it's their self-image. Their lives and belief systems are built around the cheese they've found. Most of us reading the story will see the cheese as something related to our livelihoods--our jobs, our career paths, the industries we work in--although it can stand for anything, from health to relationships. The point of the story is that we have to be alert to changes in the cheese, and be prepared to go running off in search of new sources of cheese when the cheese we have runs out. Dr. Johnson, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and many other books, presents this parable to business, church groups, schools, military organizations--anyplace where you find people who may fear or resist change. And although more analytical and skeptical readers may find the tale a little too simplistic, its beauty is that it sums up all natural history in just 94 pages: Things change. They always have changed and always will change. And while there's no single way to deal with change, the consequence of pretending change won't happen is always the same: The cheese runs out. --Lou Schuler -
Hardcover: 94 pages
Putnam Pub Group (Paper); ISBN: 0399144463; (September )

Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results
by Stephen C. Lundin Ph.D., et al
(Hardcover -- March )

Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
by Larry Bossidy, et al
(Hardcover -- June 4, )

Now, Discover Your Strengths
by Marcus Buckingham, Donald O., Ph.D. Clifton
(Hardcover -- January )

First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently
by Marcus Buckingham, Curt Coffman
(Hardcover -- May )

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by Stephen R. Covey
(Paperback -- August 1990)

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
by Patrick M. Lencioni
(Hardcover -- March 19, )

The One Minute Manager
by Spencer Johnson (Introduction), Kenneth H. Blanchard (Introduction)
(Paperback -- 1983)

The Elements of Style (4th Edition)
by William Strunk Jr., et al
(Paperback -- January 15, )

Henry Ford: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management: Two-Volume Set
by John C. Wood (Editor), et al
Listed under Henry Ford

What Management Is: How It Works and Why It's Everyone's Business
by Joan Magretta, Nan Stone (Contributor)
(Hardcover -- May )

Rath & Strong's Six Sigma Pocket Guide
by Rath & Strong (Spiral-bound -- October 17, )

Whale Done! : The Power of Positive Relationships
by Kenneth Blanchard (Editor), et al
(Hardcover -- March )

Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service
by Kenneth H. Blanchard, et al
Listed under Marketing

How to Win Friends and Influence People
by Dale Carnegie, et al
(Mass Market Paperback -- January )

The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey
by William, Jr. Oncken, et al
(Paperback -- January 1991)

Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence
by Daniel Goleman, et al
(Hardcover -- March )

Jack: Straight from the Gut
by Jack Welch, John A. Byrne
Listed under Auto Industry

Fish! Tales: Real-Life Stories to Help You Transform Your Workplace and Your Life
by Stephen C. Lundin (Editor), et al
(Hardcover -- April )

It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy
by D. Michael Abrashoff

Other than the sobering fact that real lives are regularly at stake, running a navy ship is a lot like running a business: leaders of both must get the most out of their crews to operate at peak efficiency and complete the tasks at hand. As commander of the highly acclaimed USS Benfold, Captain D. Michael Abrashoff irrefutably demonstrated how progressive management can succeed at sea; in It's Your Ship, he translates his methods into an approach that can also be applied by land-bound captains of commerce and industry. Describing "the ideas and techniques that I used to win my sailors' trust and, eventually, their enthusiastic commitment to our joint goal of making our ship the best in the fleet," Abrashoff cites embarrassing failures along with subsequent triumphs to illuminate the keys to his accomplished 20-month tenure aboard the guided missile destroyer. His suggestions: lead by example; listen aggressively; communicate purpose and meaning; create a climate of trust; look for results, not salutes; take calculated risks; go beyond standard procedure; build up your people; generate unity; and improve your people's quality of life. While hardly original on the surface, Abrashoff's course should provide practical direction and inspiration for any leader hoping for similarly positive results in similarly rigid organizations. --Howard Rothman,
Hardcover: 256 pages
Warner Books; ISBN: 0446529117; 1st edition

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
by Roger Fisher, et al
(Paperback -- December 1991)

True Professionalism : The Courage to Care About Your People, Your Clients, and Your Career
by David H. Maister
(Paperback -- May )

In the Company of Women: Turning Workplace Conflict into Powerful Alliances
by Pat Heim, et al
(Hardcover -- September 6, )


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