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Turning Great Strategy Into Great Performance
By Michael Mankins & Richard Steele
In this article the authors provide insight into seven simple rules to help companies realize higher performance from their strategic initiatives.
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Building Your Company’s Vision
By Jim Collins & Jerry Porras
“Companies that enjoy enduring success have a core purpose and core values that remain fixed while their strategies and practices endlessly adapt to a changing world.”
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The Discipline of Teams
By Jon Katzenbach & Douglas Smith
The articles discussed the differences between teams that perform and those that do not.
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Leading Change
By John Kotter
The eight steps to leading effective change in your organization.
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Changing the Role of Top Management: Beyond Strategy to Purpose
By Chris Bartlett
Christopher A. Bartlett is a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School in Boston.
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What Leaders Really Do
By John Kotter
Leadership is about managing change.
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What Makes an Effective Executive
By Peter Drucker
Effectiveness is a discipline. And, like every discipline, it can be learned and must be earned.
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Make Your Values Mean Something
By Patrick Lencioni
Most value statements are bland, toothless, or just plain dishonest. And far from being harmless, as some executives assume, they’re often highly destructive.
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Reinvent Your Business Before It’s Too Late
By Paul Nunes & Tim Breene
To avoid debilitating stall in business, high performance companies reinvent their operating models. This article highlights three things they do differently from the less-successful peers.
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Managing Oneself
By Peter Drucker
“Managing Oneself” identifies the probing questions you need to ask to gain the insights essential for taking charge of your career.
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Books

The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization
By Peter Drucker
Working with other thought leaders, Drucker navigates the reader through a series of important and foundational questions that all leaders should ask of their organizations.
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Built to Last
By Jim Collins
“James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each in direct comparison to one of its top competitors.”
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The Speed of Trust
By Stephen Covey
“This much-needed book provides many practical examples of how greater trust produces better results, at less cost, sooner—at work and in life.”
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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
By Pat Lencioni
“Lencioni delivers a provocative message: CEOs mainly have themselves to blame when things go wrong. If you’re a CEO (or any manager for that matter), do you have the courage to face the blame? Doing so could change your future-for the better.” -Dr. Jerry Porras, coauthor, Built to Last; professor, Stanford School of Business
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Playing to Win
By A.G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin
Outlines the strategic approach Lafley used to double P&G’s sales and quadruple its profits. “The book shows leaders in any type of organization how to guide everyday actions and larger strategic goals built around the clear essential elements that determine business success – where to play and how to win.”
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What You Really Need To Lead
By Robert Steven Kaplan
Discover the power of thinkinh and acting like an owner.
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Essentialism
By Greg McKeown
The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done.
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Scaling Up, How a Few Companies Make It… and Why the Rest Don’t
By Vern Harnish
Building on Vern Harish’s best-selling boom Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, this is the first major revision and provides practical tools and techniques for building businesses. It draws upon his experiences advising CEOs and executive on navigating the complexities that come when scaling up a business.
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Good to Great
By Jim Collins
“Some of the key concepts discerned in the study,” comments Jim Collins, “fly in the face of our modern business culture and will, quite frankly, upset some people.”
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What Leaders Really Do
By John Kotter
A collection of six articles that describe the real work of leaders. It provide insight into the differentiation between the work of leaders and the work or managers.
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The Advantage
By Pat Lencioni
Patrick Lencioni’s latest book argues that the central competitive advantage of successful companies is not how smart they are, but how healthy they are as organizations.
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The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy Into Action
By Robert Samuel Kaplan
The Balanced Scorecard translates a company’s vision and strategy into a coherent set of performance measures.
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Accelerate
By John Kotter
The book reveals how the best companies focus and align their people’s energy and urgency around what Dr. Kotter calls the Big Opportunity.
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Start With Why
By Simon Sinek
Start With Why is for those who want to inspire others and for those who want to find someone to inspire them.
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