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Lean Out: The Truth About Women, Power, and the Workplace by Marissa Orr

Lean Out asks the question few dare to ask: What have we gotten wrong about women at work?

The antithesis to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, Marissa Orr’s Lean Out provides a new and refreshingly candid perspective on what it’s like for today’s corporate underdogs, while challenging modern feminist rhetoric and debunking the philosophy that suggests everyone has to be the same in order to be equal.

Lean Out: The Truth About Women, Power, and the Workplace is available June 2019, but you can start reading the first 3 chapters right now.


Shut Up and Listen!: Hard Business Truths That Will Help You Succeed by "Billion Dollar Buyer" Tilman Fertitta

Tilman Fertitta, sole owner of Fertitta Entertainment, the restaurant giant Landry’s, the Golden Nugget Casinos and Hotels, and the NBA’s Houston Rockets, helps today’s business leaders break through to new levels of success with his ground-breaking, no-holds-barred book, Shut Up and Listen!, releasing September 17, 2019.

Having created his hospitality empire thirty years ago with just one restaurant, the self-made billionaire knows first-hand the challenges that face small business owners, as well as the common pitfalls that cause them to fail. Now, for the first time, Fertitta shares his personal secrets to achieving success.

Read section one of the book now, including these chapters:

  • Hospitality Matters, No Matter the Business
  • Take the Word "No" Out of Your Damn Vocabulary
  • Cater to the Masses, Not the Classes

Excerpt from Leading Loyalty: The Need for Generosity

“Loyalty is built one great experience at a time,” says Sandy Rogers, co-author of Leading Loyalty and FranklinCovey Loyalty Practice Leader. “And the difference between a good and a great experience often comes down to how customers feel about their interactions with us. The customer’s experience is certainly influenced by our products and services, policies and procedures, and the technology we deploy to make it easier for customers to work with us. But the actions of our people on the front line are paramount to delivering the emotional experience that is essential to earning fierce customer loyalty.”

Read an excerpt on "The Need for Generosity" from Leading Loyalty: Cracking the Code to Customer Devotion.


The First-Time Manager: Read an Excerpt Now

For nearly four decades, this trusted guide has brought first-time managers up to speed on the nitty-gritty realities of managing others. Now in its seventh edition, the book has been revised and updated to address modern management challenges. Right now, you can read an excerpt that features why showing genuine concern for your employees is a strength, not a weakness, and a variety of pitfalls to avoid when supervising others.


#SalesTruth: Debunk the Myths. Apply Powerful Principles. Win More New Sales. by Mike Weinberg

— Andrea Waltz, coauthor of Go for No!

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