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The Work of Leaders: How Vision, Alignment, and Execution Will Change the Way You Lead

Authors
Julie Straw, Mark Scullard, Susie Kukkonen, and Barry Davis

Foreword by Barbara Stennes

Title
"The Work of Leaders: How Vision, Alignment, and Execution Will Change the Way You Lead"

Format: Hardcover

Based on the Everything DiSC Work of Leaders assessment—part of the new line of Everything DiSC products that use adative testing—The Work of Leaders goes indepth on how Vision, Alignment, and Execution will change the way you lead.  Discover and understand your own leadership behaviors and how it impacts your effectiveness by taking the Everything DiSC Work of Leaders profile.

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The 8 Dimensions of Leadership Authors
Jeffrey Sugerman, Ph.D., Mark Scullard, Ph.D., and Emma Wilhelm, MA

Title
"The 8 Dimensions of Leadership: DiSC Strategies for Becoming a Better Leader"

Format: Paperback

Based on the DiSC personality assessment—one of the most trusted, most widely used, and most scientifically validated tools available—The 8 Dimensions of Leadership identifies eight individual leadership styles and why they're important. The 8 Dimensions of Leadership contains an access code to a short online DiSC assessment. Your DiSC assessment map will help you understand the psychological drivers, motivations, and "blind spots" characteristic of your primary leadership dimension.

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DiSC: We Hug in The Hallways Here by Roger Wenschlag Author
Roger Wenschlag

Title
"We Hug in the Hallways Here"

Format: Paperback

Being in a job and company culture that fits your behavioral style is vital for work satisfaction and happiness. Finding that fit can be bewildering. We Hug in the Hallways Here will help you solve this puzzle. Using DiSC and case studies of real people in various jobs, Roger Wenschlag zeros in on style-based motivators and demotivators that can make or break job success.

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Author
Dr. Edward de Bono

Title
"Six Thinking Hats"

Format: Paperback


Using case studies and real-life examples of his "Six Thinking Hats", de Bono shows how each of us can become a better thinker through deliberate role-playing. This book is an ideal way to prepare before attending our "Six Thinking Hats" seminar.  Click here for information on Six Thinking Hats training.

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Innovation: Case by Case Author
Barbara Stennes

Title
"Innovation:Case by Case"

Format: Paperback

Innovation: Case by Case Brochure

Innovation: Case by Case demonstrates how Dr. Edward de Bono's thinking methods have transformed companies all over the world.  Lifetime Certified de Bono Master Trainer, Barbara Stennes, compiled a collection of real world stories to share with the rest of the world. 

Click here for information on de Bono Thinking Systems.

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Water Logic by Dr. Edward de Bono

Author
Edward de Bono

Title
"Water Logic"

Format: Paperback

Edward de Bono has always sought to provide practical thinking tools that are simple to use but powerful in action. In this book he turns his attention to providing a simple way of thinking about practical problems. To make problem-solving easier, Dr. de Bono puts forward a visual 'flowscape' which is very simple to construct and which allows us to see at a glance the important points and relationships.

This 'flowscape' is based on the water logic proposed by Dr. de Bono. Traditional 'rock logic' is based on identity: "What is…..?' 'Water logic' is based on 'flow': 'What does this lead to?' If you want to simplify you thinking about complex issues, you need this book. - Penguin synopsis

Click to purchase Water Logic


Pirates on the Prairie

Author
Eric Bergeson

Title
"Pirates on the Prairie"

Formats: Paperback & Audio Book

In Pirates on the Prairie, Eric Bergeson takes readers back to the early fifties – a time when a small Midwestern community followed its sports teams through two state tournaments. Pirates on the Prairie examines life in rural Minnesota and relives the excitement generated by a group of guys who became the “darlings of Minnesota.” Visit the Pirates on the Prairie blog for more information.

Email Clarence@Stennes.com for interview requests and Pirates on the Prairie information.

Click to purchase Pirates on the Prairie in Paperback - $17.95

Click to purchase Pirates on the Prairie on Audio Book - $29.95


Author
Dr. Edward de Bono

Title
"Serious Creativity"

Format: Paperback


A fundamental book on deliberate creative thinking from a world-renowned expert in the field and the inventor of the systematic process of lateral thinking.  Used correctly, creative thinking can save companies millions of dollars as the best and cheapest way to get added value out of existing resources and assets. Click for information on Edward de Bono Creativity Training.

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Author
Stephen C. Lundin, Ph.D., Harry Paul, John Cristensen

Title
"Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results"


A management parable that draws its lesson from an unlikely source-- the fun-loving fishmongers at Seattle's Pike Place Market. Discover that you have the power to create the workplace of your dreams through the choices you make everyday.

Click to purchase Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results


Author
Stephen C. Lundin (Editor), Harry Paul, John Christensen, Philip Strand

Title
"Fish! Tales: Real-Life Stories to Help You Transform Your Workplace and Your Life"


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Fish! Tales is Stephen C. Lundin, John Christensen, and Harry Paul's follow-up to 
Fish!--their enormously popular fable that draws lessons aimed at combating dysfunctional workplaces from the happy fishmongers at Seattle's Pike Place Market. In Fish! Tales the authors show how these lessons were put into practice at businesses both big (a major hospital and long-distance carrier) and small (a local car dealership and roofing company). --Harry C. Edwards

Click to purchase Fish! Tales: Real-Life Stories to Help You Transform Your Workplace and Your Life


What Got You Here Won't Get You There Author
Marshall Goldsmith

Title
"What Got You Here Won't Get You There"

Goldsmith, an executive coach to the corporate elite, pinpoints 20 bad habits that stifle already successful careers as well as personal goals like succeeding in marriage or as a parent.

Click to purchase What Got You Here Won't Get You There


Train-to-Ingrain Guidebook (Downloadable E-Book) Author
Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D.

Title
"Train-to-Ingrain Guidebook"

Format: e-book

Train-to-Ingrain Guidebook will show you how to implement a reinforcement-based approach to learning and development that achieves permanent, measurable improvements in individual workplace performance.

Click to purchase Train-to-Ingrain Guidebook


Author
Edward De Bono

Title
"The Six Value Medals"

Format: Paperback


From the bestselling author of How to Have a Beautiful Mind and Six Thinking Hats, this groundbreaking book provides a basis for value assessment, an essential tool in decision-making for 21st century corporations. De Bono demonstrates that values come into all areas of thinking, behaviour and decision-making and outlines a framework to focus employees' attention on a variety of values including human values, organizational values, cultural values and perceptual values. By introducing a scoring system to rate different values as strong, sound, weak or remote de Bono helps readers to priorities and make executive decisions that count. Click for information on Six Value Medals Training.

Click to purchase The Six Value Medals


Author
Malcolm Gladwell

Title
"The Tipping Point"


The Tipping Point is that magical moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshhold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a sick individual in a crowded store can start can epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend or the popularity of a new restaurant to take off overnightor crime or drug use to taper off. Gladwell has explored this theory to great acclaim in several articles in The New Yorker. Here, he shows how very minor adjustments in products and ideas can make them more likely to become hugely popular. He reveals how easy it is to cause group behavior to tip in a desirable direction by making small changes in our immediate environment. The Tipping Point contains a profoundly hopeful idea that people will embrace for its sense and simplicity: one imaginative person, applying a well-placed lever, can move the world. Examples are recognizable: in the New York subways, removing graffiti caused a dramatic reduction in crime; a specific hip group of teenagers wore Hush Puppies and suddenly sparked a national craze. This is a book that should be read by everyone in business, politics, marketing, advertising, and anyone interested in trends, fashion, fads, policy making, and human behaviour. In other words, all of us.

Click to purchase The Tipping Point


Author
Malcolm Gladwell

Title
"Blink"


Blink is about the first two seconds of looking--the decisive glance that knows in an instant. Gladwell, the best-selling author of The Tipping Point, campaigns for snap judgments and mind reading with a gift for translating research into splendid storytelling. Building his case with scenes from a marriage, heart attack triage, speed dating, choking on the golf course, selling cars, and military maneuvers, he persuades readers to think small and focus on the meaning of "thin slices" of behavior. The key is to rely on our "adaptive unconscious"--a 24/7 mental valet--that provides us with instant and sophisticated information to warn of danger, read a stranger, or react to a new idea.

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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity Author
David Allen

Title
"Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity"


Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity is David Allen's proven guide to staying on top of it all in a world where communication and responsibilities are increasing exponentially. Part I describes the game, Part II coaches you through implementing the system, and Part III explores the subtler and more profound benefits you will experience when you incorporate these core principles and proven tricks into your work and your life.

Click to purchase Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity


The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal Author
Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz

Title
"The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal"


The Power of Full Engagement is a highly practical, scientifically based approach to managing your energy more skillfully both on and off the job. At the heart of the program is the Corporate Athlete® Training System. It is grounded in twenty-five years of work with some of the world's greatest athletes to help them perform more effectively under brutal competitive pressures.

Click to purchase The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal


Author
Marcus Buckingham

Title
"The One Thing You Need to Know : ... About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success"

As a social science researcher and an esteemed business consultant, Marcus Buckingham (First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths) has spent considerable time studying the big picture. This wide-angle approach led him to an unexpectedly narrow conclusion: There is a core concept to even the most complex topic. What he has discovered in The One Thing You Need to Know is that single "controlling insights" exist for a whole range of situations, and when properly applied, can encourage exponential improvement and lead to precise action and results. In applying this concept to managing, leading, and individual performance he has pinpointed the single element necessary for achieving success in each of these three key positions.

Click to purchase The One Thing You Need to Know: ...About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success


Author
Bruce Tulgan

Title
"FAST Feedback"

FAST Feedback will transform the role of managers and dramatically improve the relationships between managers and their direct reports. Once a critical mass of your managers begin practicing FAST Feedback®, this behavior change will create a dynamic environment of ongoing results-oriented dialogue; build trust; increase productivity; accelerate turn-around time; and invigorate your corporate culture.  180 pp / Paperback

Click to purchase Fast Feedback


Author
Carolyn A. Martin, Ph.D. and Bruce Tulgan

Title
"Managing Generation Y"

Managing Generation Y is for anyone who wants to become the employer of choice for the next cohort of young adults. Discover the Gen Y traits that pose the greatest challenges to managers, as well as the best practices you can implement now to keep these upbeat, techno-savvy workers focused and motivated.  105 pp / Paperback

Click to purchase Managing Generation Y


Author
Carolyn A. Martin, Ph.D. and Bruce Tulgan

Title
"Managing the Generation Mix"

Many organizations have finally figured out how to recruit young talent only to watch them drive down a collision course with seasoned employees over issues like work ethic, respect for authority, dress code and every work arrangement imaginable. The fact is, generational conflicts mirror critical business issues every organization faces as it transitions from the workplace of the past to that of the future. Managing the Generation Mix will help you place your multi-generational team on the course to collaboration.  121 pp / Paperback

Click to purchase Managing the Generation Mix


Author
Gruner + Jahr USA Publishing

Title
"Fast Company (Magazine Subscription)"


From the Publisher: This magazine considers itself the handbook of the business revolution. It offers ideas, tools, profiles and evaluations on the new ways business works. Additionally, it chronicles the ways in which businesses compete in a growing global market and showcases individual and company business leaders.

Click to purchase Fast Company (Magazine Subscription)


Author
Mark Victor Hansen, Robert G. Allen

Title
"The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth"


Would you like to know the secrets to making all the money you’ll ever want?  Now, two mega-bestselling authors with decades of experience in teaching people how to achieve extraordinary wealth and success share their secrets. Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the phenomenal Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and Robert G. Allen, one of the world’s foremost financial experts, have helped thousands of people become millionaires. Now it’s your turn.  Is it possible to make a million...

Click to purchase The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth


Author
Charles Newton, Gretchen Kauffman

Title
"A Disgrace to the Profession"

Written by two veteran teachers who actually lived some parts of the story, A Disgrace to the Profession is for everyone who has survived public school as faculty or student—a very large audience indeed.  For teachers because someone is finally telling it like it is—exposing the excruciating environment that frustrates their every attempt to actually practice their profession. Parents because, for the first time, they are taken behind the scenes to learn how the system works.

Click to purchase A Disgrace to the Profession


Author
Dr. Edward de Bono

Title
"Lateral Thinking"

Format: Paperback

"Thinking is a skill, it can be developed and improved if one knows how." This book, now an internationally known bestseller, is a textbook of creativity. It shows how the habit of lateral thinking can be encouraged and new ideas generated. Dr. de Bono has worked out special techniques for doing this, in groups or alone, and the result is a triumph of entertaining education.  Click here for information on Lateral Thinking training.

Click to purchase Lateral Thinking


Author
Spencer Johnson, Kenneth H. Blanchard

Title
"Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life"


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.

Click to purchase Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life


Author
Gerard H. Gaynor

Title
"Innovation By Design: What It Takes to Keep Your Company on the Cutting Edge"


Gerald H. Gaynor's "Innovation By Design: What It Takes to Keep Your Company on the Cutting Edge" provides a detailed, hands-on look at the different components that must come together to change the rules of the game and the design of an organization that is proactive about innovation. The book treats innovation from a systems perspective, and shows how to align technology, sales, and marketing know-how. It also explores time, customer and supplier information; and production capability in pursuit of strategic objectives. 
 
Also included is a 205-item innovation audit to assess where a company is on the innovation success scale. The book also profiles several companies, such as Canon, Apple, and 3M, and explains their different approaches to innovation. Gaynor details how an organization's culture can help foster innovation in all departments and describes the three areas on which the organization must focus: optimizing people's involvement, guiding management practices, and encouraging professional attitudes.

Click to purchase Innovation By Design: What It Takes to Keep Your Company on the Cutting Edge


Author
Dr. Edward de Bono

Title
"Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Step Audiocassettes"


Thinking is a skill that can be developed and improved if one knows how. An internationally known bestseller, this audio encourages the habit of lateral thinking to generate new ideas. Learn special techniques to accomplish this. Whether in a group or alone, the result is a triumph of entertaining education. 4 cassettes. Click here for information on Lateral Thinking Training.

Click to purchase Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Step Audiocassettes


Author
Arnie Warren

Title
"The Great Connection"

Format: Paperback


You will learn the four behavioral styles, how to get people talking to determine their style, and the actual words to use to connect with your clients, prospects, family.

Click to purchase The Great Connection


Great Connection Sequel: Devon Author
Arnie Warren

Title
"The Great Connection Sequel: Devon"

Format: Paperback


Life changes in Devon. Yours will, too . . . Bob Hathaway returns to his alma mater as Speech teacher and Advisor. You'll witness how the characters benefit from Bob's timeless lessons: how to prepare and deliver a speech, basic punctuation, a simple self-assessment check list, and much more.

Click to purchase The Great Connection Sequel: Devon


Author
Joseph L. Badaracco Jr.

Title
"Leading Quietly"


"What usually matters are careful, thoughtful, small, practical efforts by people working far from the limelight. In short, quiet leadership is what moves and changes the world." Out of a four-year study of real-life leaders, Badaracco describes eight strategies for making effective leadership decisions in murky situations where the "right" thing is far from obvious.

Click to purchase Leading Quietly


Author
William Bridges, Ph.D.

Title
"Jobshift: How to Prosper in a Workplace Without Jobs"


What is disappearing today is not just a certain number of jobs, or jobs in certain industries, or jobs in some parts of the UK - or even jobs in the West as a whole. What is disappearing is the very thing itself; the job. In fact, many organizations are today well along the path towards being "de-jobbed". People will have to learn new ways to work and the second part of this book is a career guide to the 21st century. Today's workers need to look instead for work that needs doing - and then set themselves up as the best way to get that work done. The book shows readers how to start thinking of themselves as businesses - taking stock of their skills and interests, marketing themselves to their bosses, upgrading the services they sell. It discusses in detail how corporations, society's and people's outlook will change in this jobless future.

Click to purchase Jobshift: How to Prosper in a Workplace Without Jobs


Author
Dr. Edward de Bono

Title
"de Bono's Thinking Course"


In this updated edition of his popular guide, Edward de Bono teaches how to think more clearly, effectively, and broadly. Dr. de Bono covers every important aspect of thinking--from perception and analysis, to creativity and decision-making. This edition includes a new chapter on critical thinking. 40 line drawings. Click here for information on Edward de Bono training.

Click to purchase de Bono's Thinking Course


Author
Beryl Mc Alhone, Dr. Edward de Bono, David Stuart

Title
"A Smile in the Mind; Witty Thinking in Graphic Design"


The authors break new ground in analyzing the kinds of thinking behind the images, in showing the 21 different ways of being witty and making the case for witty solutions. The book includes hundreds of examples for all kinds of graphics, covering the main business sectors including work from over 300 designers in the USA, Britain, Europe and Japan. Its most intriguing feature is the collection of interviews with the world's top designers which reveal the secret of secrets, how to get ideas.

Click to purchase A Smile in the Mind; Witty Thinking in Graphic Design


Author
Dr. Edward de Bono

Title
"PO: Beyond Yes and No"


PO lets you step outside the harsh rigidity of present thought patterns to create new ideas. Click for information on Edward de Bono training.

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Author
Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan, Charles Burck

Title
"Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done"

Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan demonstrate in Execution, the ultimate difference between a company and its competitor is, in fact, the ability to execute.

Execution is "the missing link between aspirations and results," and as such, making it happen is the business leader's most important job. While failure in today's business environment is often attributed to other causes, Bossidy and Charan argue that the biggest obstacle to success is the absence of execution. They point out that without execution, breakthrough thinking on managing change breaks down, and they emphasize the fact that execution is a discipline to learn, not merely the tactical side of business. Supporting this with stories of the "execution difference" being won (EDS) and lost (Xerox and Lucent), the authors describe the building blocks--leaders with the right behaviors, a culture that rewards execution, and a reliable system for having the right people in the right jobs--that need to be in place to manage the three core business processes of people, strategy, and operations. Both Bossidy, CEO of Honeywell International, Inc., and Charan, adviser to corporate executives and author of such books as What the CEO Wants You to Know and Boards That Work, present experience-tested insight into how the smooth linking of these three processes can differentiate one company from the rest.

Click to purchase Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done


Author
Jim Collins

Title
"Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't"

Five years ago, Jim Collins asked the question, "Can a good company become a great company and if so, how?" In Good to Great Collins, the author of Built to Last, concludes that it is possible, but finds there are no silver bullets. Collins and his team of researchers began their quest by sorting through a list of 1,435 companies, looking for those that made substantial improvements in their performance over time. They finally settled on 11--including Fannie Mae, Gillette, and Walgreens--and discovered common traits that challenged many of the conventional notions of corporate success. Making the transition from good to great doesn't require a high-profile CEO, the latest technology, innovative change management, or even a fine-tuned business strategy. At the heart of those rare and truly great companies was a corporate culture that rigorously found and promoted disciplined people to think and act in a disciplined manner. Peppered with dozens of stories and examples from the great and not so great, the book offers a well-reasoned road map to excellence that any organization would do well to consider. Like Built to Last, Good to Great is one of those books that managers and CEOs will be reading and rereading for years to come.

Click to purchase Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't

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