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Jack Covert Selects - Authentic Leadership

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 8, 2003, at 8:22 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Authentic Leadership : Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value by Bill George, John Wiley & Sons, 217 Pages, $27. 95 Price, August 2003, ISBN 0787969133 Bill George, the former CEO of Medtronic, a leading medical technology company, has written a book that I think really does come from the bottom his heart. Authentic Leadership is Georges call to corporate America for a new kind of mission-driven leadership instead of financially-driven leadership.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Art of Happiness at Work

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 8, 2003, at 8:19 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Art of Happiness at Work by The Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, M. D.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Map of Innovation

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 7, 2003, at 6:23 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Map of Innovation: Creating Something Out of Nothing by Kevin O'Connor, Paul B. Brown, Random House, $25. 95, August 2003, ISBN 1400048311 When I think of innovation, I think OK, sure; but first I have to do this report, compare those databases, and adjust my budget, andIll think about innovation later.

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Jack Covert Selects - Your Marketing Sucks

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 28, 2003, at 6:17 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Your Marketing Sucks by Mark Stevens, Crown Business, 224 Pages, $24. 00 Hardcover, July 2003, ISBN 0609609831 Author Mark Stevens certainly caught my attention with the title of his new book, Your Marketing Sucks. And just like the title, the slim book gets straight to the point in only 224 pages.

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Jack Covert Selects - Hug Your Customers

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 25, 2003, at 6:15 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Hug Your Customers: The Proven Way to Personalize Sales and Achieve Astounding Results by Jack Mitchell, Hyperion Books, 260 Pages, $19. 95 Hardcover, June 2003, ISBN 1401300340 Jack Mitchell is the CEO of Mitchells/Richards, an extremely successful clothing store in Connecticut, whose two locations are doing over $65 million in yearly sales. To thrive in an area just a nine-iron away from Manhattan requires something special, and Jack Mitchell tells us exactly how they do it in this fun read.

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Jack Covert Selects - Beans

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 18, 2003, at 6:14 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Beans: Four Principles for Running a Business in Good Times and Bad by Leslie A. Yerkes & Charles Decker, Jossey-Bass, 176 Pages, $19. 95 Hardcover, July 2003, ISBN 0787967645 This new book by Leslie Yerkes and Charles Decker tells the story of Jack and Dianne Hartman and the (real but fictionally-named) El Espresso, their highly successful coffee shop in Seattle.

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Jack Covert Selects - The 1001 Rewards and Recognition Fieldbook

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 7, 2003, at 6:12 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The 1001 Rewards and Recognition Fieldbook: The Complete Guide by Bob Nelson, Ph. D. and Dean Spitzer, Ph.

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Jack Covert Selects - 24 Days

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 1, 2003, at 6:19 PM in Jack Covert Selects

24 Days: How Two Wall Street Journal Reporters Uncovered the Lies That Destroyed Faith in Corporate America by Rebecca Smith, John R. Emshwiller, Harpercollins, $25. 95, Aug 1, 2003, ISBN 0060520736 We know that Enron went out with a bang, but do we actually know what events led up to the explosion?

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Jack Covert Selects - The Wal-Mart Decade

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 24, 2003, at 6:10 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Wal-Mart Decade: How a New Generation of Leaders Turned Sam Waltons Legacy into the Worlds #1 Company by Robert Slater, Portfolio, 227 Pages, $25. 95 Hardcover, June 2003, ISBN 1591840066 Detailing the history of Wal-Mart to its current status, The Wal-Mart Decade actually spans more than a decades time. Robert Slater takes the reader back to the very start of Sam Waltons first retailing days in the 1960s as a Ben Franklin franchise owner whose success quickly brought him to own 16 of the stores in 3 states.

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Jack Covert Selects - Why Smart Executives Fail

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 23, 2003, at 6:09 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Why Smart Executives Fail: And What You Can Learn from Their Mistakes by Sydney Finkelstein, Portfolio, 318 Pages, $26. 95 Hardcover, June 2003, ISBN 1591840104 When we hear of a giant business failure, we think the executives must have been stupid, didnt know what was coming, didnt try hard enough, had bad leadership skills, or were just plain crooks. Finkelstein, a professor at Dartmouths Tuck School of Business, says that most of the time, none of the above are the reasons behind the disaster.

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Jack Covert Selects - Absolute Honesty

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 15, 2003, at 4:35 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Absolute Honesty: Building a Corporate Culture that Values Straight Talk and Rewards Integrity by Larry Johnson & Bob Phillips, AMACOM, 290 Pages, $27. 95 Hardcover, June 2003, ISBN 0814407811 I love books that are absolutely perfect for the time. When you consider that is takes a year for a book to make it through the book food chain, this book is remarkably timed.

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Jack Covert Selects - It's Alive

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 10, 2003, at 4:32 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Its Alive: The Coming Convergence of Information, Biology, and Business by Christopher Meyer and Stan Davis, Crown Business, 263 Pages, $27. 50 Hardcover, May 2003, ISBN 1400046416 Meyer and Davis, the authors of the bestseller Blur from a couple years back, have a new book with a new concept for another new type of economy: the molecular economy. I admit, I was very intimidated and cynical of all this science stuff, but once I started reading, I found it wasnt that difficult to understand at all.