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Book Review: Good to Great by Jim Collins

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Primarily about what makes a business great, but also a useful tool for making your own life great. Where do you want to be great, not just have success? Summary Notes “Indeed, the real question is not, “Why…

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Book Review: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick Lencioni, published by Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated. Patrick Lencioni is an American writer of books on business management, particularly in relation to team management. He is best known as the author…

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Book Review: The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done

Book Review: The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done

Peter F. Drucker, The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done. New York: Collins Business, 1967; reprint 2006. (aff) There are countless books on leadership and a plethora of people who publicly express their leadership views….

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Book Review: The One Thing You Need to Know by Marcus Buckingham

Book Review: The One Thing You Need to Know by Marcus Buckingham

In this book, Marcus discusses the theme of leveraging your strengths and gives business students, entrepreneurs, and business professionals a fundamental course in outstanding achievement that captures the essence of great managing, great leading, and career success. The…

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Book Review: Built to Last by Jim Collins

Book Review: Built to Last by Jim Collins

A few weeks ago I reviewed Good to Great by Jim Collins, which I thought was one of the top books I’ve read this year. Inspired by my love for Collins’ work, I decided to pick up another…

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Book Review: Thriving on Chaos by Tom Peters

Book Review: Thriving on Chaos by Tom Peters

Peters proposes 45 prescriptions for managers in a world turned upside down. Although written primarily for business, this “handbook for a management revolution” applies directly to the management of Cooperative Extension programs. Those who enjoyed In Search of Excellence…

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Book Review: In Search of Excellence By Tom Peters and Robert Waterman (1982)

Book Review: In Search of Excellence By Tom Peters and Robert Waterman (1982)

What do Management Consultants actually do? Since 1982, they have been writing management books, inspired by the commercial success of ‘In Search of Excellence’ – the best selling business book of all time. The book was written by…

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Book Review: The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard & Spencer Johnson

Book Review: The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard & Spencer Johnson

I got this book day before yesterday from the library at my internship workplace. As it was another book dealing with management and leadership, I delayed reading it until it was bed time. Expecting it to be too…

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Book Review: First, Break All The Rules – What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

Book Review: First, Break All The Rules – What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

First, Break All The Rules – What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently (Simon & Schuster, 1999) is a 271-page book by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman, an expert who specializes in proffering solutions on employee satisfaction, using…

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Book Review: The Mafia Manager (A Guide to the Corporate Machiavelli) by V.

The Mafia Manager (A Guide to the Corporate Machiavelli) by V

“The Mafia Manager” (A Guide to the Corporate Machiavelli), a book of 128-pages written in 1991, appears as a dangerous book you would love to love – full of ruthless mafia secrets and business strategies. In “The Mafia…

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