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Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone

by Mark Goulston M.D.

The first make-or-break step in persuading anyone to do any thing is getting them to hear you out. Whether the person is a harried colleague, a stressed-out client, or an insecure spouse, things will go from bad to worse if you can't break through emotional barricades. Drawing on his experience as a psychiatrist, business consultant, and coach, and backed by the latest scientific research, author Mark Goulston shares simple but power ful techniques readers can use to really get through to people--whether they're coworkers, friends, strangers, or enemies. Getting through is a fine art but a critical one. With the help of this groundbreaking book readers will be able to turn the "impossible" and "unreachable" people in their lives into allies, devoted customers, loyal colleagues, and lifetime friends.

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No Risk No Reward: Mergers of Membership Associations and Nonprofits

by Louise C. Dickmeyer

No Risk - No Reward: Mergers of Membership Associations and Nonprofits is a straightforward discussion on the process of merging two nonprofits or membership associations. It provides a practical guide to merging nonprofit organizations a topic of interest to a growing number of nonprofit leaders as they seek to continue to provide services in an era of reduced resources. The book aims to provide general direction to staffs and board members involved in mergers to help prepare for the complexity of the process and avoid the inherent pitfalls. The book by Minnesota-based nonprofit consultant, Louise Dickmeyer, writes from personal experience. As president and chief executive officer of Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, she learned first-hand the difficulties and complexities of merging nonprofits in 2001 when her organization merged with the Bloomington (Minn.) Chamber of Commerce. In the book, Dickmeyer uses the merger as a case study and shares insights gained through years of consulting to nonprofit and membership organizations. No Risk- No Reward: Mergers of Membership Associations and Nonprofits addresses the increasing need for mergers as a strategy for coping with shrinking financial and leadership resources. The book also provides helpful how-to information on key aspects of mergers, including finances, governance, legal considerations, the integration of cultures and the role of communications in merger success.

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Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable--Includes new bonus chapter

by Seth Godin

You're either a Purple Cow or you're not. You're either remarkable or invisible. Make your choice. 

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So What?: How to Communicate What Really Matters to Your Audience

by Mark Magnacca

Supercharge your success by answering the one question everyone cares about, So What?: How to Communicate What Really Matters to Your Audience contains practical techniques, examples, and exercises proven with thousands of winning salespeople, straight from Mark Magnacca, one of the world’s leading sales consultants.

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Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow

by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie

In recent years, while continuing to learn more about strengths, Gallup scientists have also been examining decades of data on the topic of leadership. They studied more than 1 million work teams, conducted more than 20,000 in-depth interviews with leaders, and even interviewed more than 10,000 followers around the world to ask exactly why they followed the most important leader in their life.

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The Leader in Me: How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time

by Stephen R. Covey

Change your child’s future starting today: Learn how to use Stephen R. Covey’s proven 7 Habits to create a leadership program for kids of all ages so they can be more effective, more goal oriented, and more successful

In today’s world, we are inundated with information about who to be, what to do, and how to live. But what if there was a way to learn not just what to think about, but how to think? A program that taught how to manage priorities, focus on goals, and be a positive influence?

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The Wall Street Journal. Complete Small Business Guidebook

by Colleen DeBaise

Because starting a small business is not only a huge financial risk but also a complete lifestyle change, anyone who wants to be his or her own boss needs to approach entrepreneurship thoughtfully and with careful planning. That’s why there is no better resource than The Wall Street Journal Complete Small Business Guidebook, a practical guide for turning your entrepreneurial dreams into a successful company, from America’s most trusted source of financial advice. It answers would-be business owners’ biggest question--how do I fund my venture?--then explains the mechanics of building, running and growing a profitable business. 

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Urgent/Emergency Succession Planning: A No-Nonsense Guide from ACCE

Urgent/Emergency Succession Planning: A No-Nonsense Guide from ACCE


JUST BECAUSE IT'S UNEXPECTED DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN'T PLAN FOR IT! No matter what the reason, a chamber can prepare for the unexpected by crafting an urgent or emergency succession plan to deal with a situation in which the chief executive is suddenly unavailable to serve. Accident, illness, departure for career opportunities and many other events can generate the need for rapid reaction. Find out how to avoid unnecessary damage, embarrassment, conflict and lost productivity in your chamber as a result of an emergency succession. Discover the documentation, preparation and actions you can take now to avoid future problems. As many as 70% of successions in non-profits are "non-routine." With this publication, even the non-routine can be handled without major upheaval.

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Who's Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life

by Richard Florida

It’s a mantra of the age of globalization that where we live doesn’t matter. We can innovate just as easily from a ski chalet in Aspen or a beachhouse in Provence as in the office of a Silicon Valley startup. According to Richard Florida, this is wrong. Globalization is not flattening the world; in fact, place is increasingly relevant to the global economy and our individual lives. Where we live determines the jobs and careers we have access to, the people we meet, and the “mating markets” in which we participate. And everything we think we know about cities and their economic roles is up for grabs.

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Compendium of Dues Formulas, 2008 Edition

Compendium of Dues Formulas, 2008 Edition


Updated compilation of tiered and traditional dues structures are included in the most recent edition. Dues structures are grouped by total annual dues volume for easier reference.

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