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Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders
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Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders

By L. David Marquet

New York: Portfolio, 2013. BZ0 - A 19th printing hardcover book SIGNED by author on the front free endpaper in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have light tanning and shelf wear. Foreword by Stephen R. Covey. 8.5"x6", 236 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Since Turn the Ship Around! was published in 2013, hundreds of thousands of readers have been inspired by former Navy captain David Marquet's true story. Many have applied his insights to their own organizations, creating workplaces where everyone takes responsibility for his or her actions, where followers grow to become leaders, and where happier teams drive dramatically better results. Marquet was a Naval Academy graduate and an experienced officer when selected for submarine command. Trained to give orders in the traditional model of "know all-tell all leadership, he faced a new wrinkle when he was shifted to the Santa Fe, a nuclear-powered submarine. Facing the high-stress environment of a sub where there's little margin for error, he was determined to reverse the trends he found on the Santa Fe: poor morale, poor performance, and the worst retention rate in the fleet. Almost immediately, Marquet ran into trouble when he unknowingly gave an impossible order, and his crew tried to follow it anyway. When he asked why, the answer was: "Because you told me to." Marquet realized that while he had been trained for a different submarine, his crew had been trained to do what they were told - a deadly combination. That's when Marquet flipped the leadership model on its head and pushed for leadership at every level. Turn the Ship Around! reveals how the Santa Fe skyrocketed from worst to first in the fleet by challenging the U.S. Navy's traditional leader-follower approach. Struggling against his own instincts to take control, he instead achieved the vastly more powerful model of giving control to his subordinates, and creating leaders. Before long, each member of Marquet's crew became a leader and assumed responsibility for everything he did, from clerical tasks to crucial combat decisions. The crew became completely engaged, contributing their full intellectual capacity every day. The Santa Fe set records for performance, morale, and retention. And over the next decade, a highly disproportionate number of the officers of the Santa Fe were selected to become submarine commanders. Whether you need a major change of course or just a tweak of the rudder, you can apply Marquet's methods to turn your own ship around.. Signed by Author. 19th Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$34.99

A Partnership of the Spirit: The Story of Jack Lowe and TDIndustries
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A Partnership of the Spirit: The Story of Jack Lowe and TDIndustries

By Ashley Cheshire

Dallas, Texas: Taylor Publishing Company, 1987. CA4 - A hardcover book SIGNED by Jack Lowe Jr. (first name only) and inscribed to previous owner on the front free endpaper in very good condition that has some bumped corners, dents and cover edgewear, tanning and light shelf wear with no dust jacket. 9.25"x6.25", 182 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. John B. "Jack" Lowe Sr., was a Dallas native who founded Texas Distributors Inc. in the back of an auto parts store owned by his aunt. The company's servant-leadership culture dedicated to helping employees succeed was established by Jack Lowe and remains part of the company's vision and values. While building his company, Lowe became involved with the lives of others. Lowe served as chairman of the multiracial Dallas Alliance Education Task Force, which worked to develop a widely accepted school desegregation plan. The plan was adopted almost word-for-word by the United States federal courts. For his work on the Dallas Alliance Education Task Force, Lowe was awarded Dallas' highest community service accolades - the Linz Award - in 1976. Lowe also helped strengthen the Greater Dallas Council of Churches, and he served on the Citizens Council. He was active on the boards of the Community Relations Commission, Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Urban League, YMCA and Girl Scout Council. He also was a member and chairman of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association, the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and the Dallas Kiwanis Club. Lowe died in 1980 at the age of 67, survived by his wife Harriet, sons Ed, Bob, and Jack and daughter, Ann Williams. Jack Lowe Jr. is the son of Jack Lowe Sr. and his wife Harriet. Lowe Jr. grew up in Dallas and attended Highland Park High School. He graduated magna cum laude from Rice University in Electrical Engineering and served two years in the U.S. Navy before joining TDIndustries in 1964. TDIndustries has been recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the Best Places to Work repeatedly because of the company's use of the servant-leadership model. Lowe Jr. furthered his father's legacy at TDIndustries and in the broader business community as a whole.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.00

People Helping People: 75 Years of the Texas Credit Union League
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People Helping People: 75 Years of the Texas Credit Union League

By Edward M. Walters

Dallas, Texas: Brown Books Publishing Group, 2009. CA4 - A hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by author to previous owner on the front free endpaper in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. The first seventy-five years for the Texas Credit Union League have been extraordinary! From its modest inception to its solid stature enjoyed today, the membership's collective voice has guided us and served as a steadying arm. For three-quarters of a century, we've reached out to support one another in our drive toward improving the financial health of credit union members. This book illuminates the individuals who championed the credit union movement in Texas and who worked tirelessly to safeguard our cooperative nature and to enhance our ability to meet member needs. The League story is one of vision, faith, and the firm belief that each of us is enriched because of the sum of our cooperative experiences. Because we continue to support one another, our association lives its mission of protecting credit unions and promoting their growth, strength, and unity. 9.5"x6.5", 291 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$40.00

Lead Like Reagan: Strategies to Motivate, Communicate, and Inspire
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Lead Like Reagan: Strategies to Motivate, Communicate, and Inspire

By Dan Quiggle

Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014. H5 - A first edition (complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by author to previous owner on the half-title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket has some wrinkling, chipping, crease, and some soiled patches on the edges, corners and some sides, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners and cover edgewear, light tanning and shelf wear. Whether leading a nonprofit organization, small business, Fortune 500 company, or a family, Lead Like Reagan offers the guidance and inspiration necessary to become an exceptional leader, affect positive chance, inspire those around you, and ultimately leave a lasting legacy of leadership excellence. 9.5"x6.5", 162 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.99

Call Me ART
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Call Me ART

By Art Weisberg with James E. Casto

Huntington, West Virginia: Mid-Atlantic Highlands, 2011. D5 - A first edition (complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED by author on the title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Here, told in his own words, is the inspiring story of Art Weisberg, founder and chairman of State Electric Supply, a major retail and wholesale distributor with showrooms and locations in six states. 9"x6", 146 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$49.99

Get Things Done
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Get Things Done

By Brad Fregger

Austin, Texas: F & F Publishing, 2003. BP3 - A 2nd printing paperback book SIGNED and dated by author on the title page in very good condition that has some light discoloration and shelf wear. Ten Secrets of Creating and Leading Exceptional Teams. 8.5"x5.5", 142 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed by Author. 2nd Printing. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.99

Managing Complexity: Work, Technology, and Human Relations
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Managing Complexity: Work, Technology, and Human Relations

By James C. Stephens

Washington, D.C.: University Press of Washington, D.C., 1970. CS3 - A hardcover book in very good condition in good dust jacket. Dust jacket has wrinkling, chipping, crease and tears on the edges and corenrs, scattered scratches, rubbing and stains, light tanning and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners, light tanning and shelf wear. Managing Complexity goes beyond present motivation and management theory, emphasizing the need for managers to reappraise their thinking and practices in the complexities of dynamic organization. 9.25"x6.25". 449 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Collaboration Nation: How Public-Private Ventures are Revolutionizing the Business of Government
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Collaboration Nation: How Public-Private Ventures are Revolutionizing the Business of Government

By Mary Nabers

Bucks County, Pennsylvania: Platform Press, 2012. BL5 - A first edition (stated) hardcover book SIGNED and inscribedby author to previous owner on the front free endpaper in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket has some wrinkling and chipping on the edges, dust jacekt and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Includes a laid in promotional bookmark. The growing role of private enterprise in the business of government. 9.25"x6.25", 187 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.00

Success is Not a Secret: Creating a World Class Wealth Management Office
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Success is Not a Secret: Creating a World Class Wealth Management Office

By Decker, John H.

New York: Sutton Place Books, 2017. BL3 - A hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinling and chipping on some edges and sides, dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. 9.25"x6.25", 136 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.99

Myths and Realities of Executive Pay
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Myths and Realities of Executive Pay

By Ira T. Kay; Steven Van Putten

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. G4 - A first edition hardcover book in fine condition in fine dust jacket. Based on extensive empirical research and decades of direct experience in the field, Myths and Realities of Executive Pay settles the debate about executive compensation and the role it plays in the broader U.S. economy. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.00

Pursuing The Endless Frontier: Essays On MIT And The Role Of Research Universities
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Pursuing The Endless Frontier: Essays On MIT And The Role Of Research Universities

By Vest, Charles M.

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA: MIT Press, 2004. BD6 - An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in black cloth covered boards with silver lettering and a graphic on the spine with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear with some very slight overall rubbing. With a foreword by Norman B. Augustine. A collection of essays that address the issues of the rebuilding of America's ability to conduct fundamental science and technology research. Indexed, 292p.. 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$3.50

International Business Information: How To Find It, How To Use It
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International Business Information: How To Find It, How To Use It

By Ruth A. Pagell and Michael Halperin

Chicago: GLenlake Publishing Co., Ltd., 1999. CO4 - An ex-library 2nd edition paperback book in very good condition that has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), some bumped corners, marked out info and light stains, light discoloration and shelf wear. 11"x8.5", 445 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. 2nd Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ex-Library.

$31.00

But Also Good Business: Texas Commerce Banks and the Financing of Houston & Texas, 1886-1986

By Buenger, Walter L.; Pratt, Joseph A.

College Station, Texas, U.S.A.: Texas A&M University Press, 1986. AS5 - DJ has fading on the spine and gutters, some foxing, rubbing, discoloration, and light shelf wear otherwise very good. Book has foxing on the page edges and endpapers and light shelf wear otherwise very good. Book was signed by both authors on the half title page. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$3.75

Land is the Cry!: Warren Angus Ferris, Pioneer Texas Surveyor and Founder of Dallas County
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Land is the Cry!: Warren Angus Ferris, Pioneer Texas Surveyor and Founder of Dallas County

By Susanne Starling

Austin, Texas: Texas State Historical Association, 1998. J6 - A hardcover book in as new condition in as new dust jacket that is still in shrinkwrap. Land Is The Cry! is the fascinating story of Warren Ferris, a New York Yankee who deserves to be remembered as the "Father of Dallas County." 9.5"x6.5", 266 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.95

A Breed So Rare: The Life of J.R. Parten, Liberal Texas Oil Man, 1896-1992
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A Breed So Rare: The Life of J.R. Parten, Liberal Texas Oil Man, 1896-1992

By Carleton, Don E.

Austin, Texas: Texas State Historical Association, 1998. J6 - A hardcover book in as new condition in as new dust jacket that is still in shrinkwrap. No Texas archetype is more indelibly stamped on the public perception than the Texas oil man - a shrewd, flamboyant figure captured most recently in the character of J.R. Ewing in the long-time running television series "Dallas". 9.5"x6.5", 668 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.00

A Breed So Rare: The Life of J.R. Parten, Liberal Texas Oil Man, 1896-1992
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A Breed So Rare: The Life of J.R. Parten, Liberal Texas Oil Man, 1896-1992

By Carleton, Don E.

Austin, Texas: Texas State Historical Association, 1998. J6 - A hardcover book in as new condition in as new dust jacket that is still in shrinkwrap. No Texas archetype is more indelibly stamped on the public perception than the Texas oil man - a shrewd, flamboyant figure captured most recently in the character of J.R. Ewing in the long-time running television series "Dallas". 9.5"x6.5", 668 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.00

Land is the Cry!: Warren Angus Ferris, Pioneer Texas Surveyor and Founder of Dallas County
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Land is the Cry!: Warren Angus Ferris, Pioneer Texas Surveyor and Founder of Dallas County

By Susanne Starling

Austin, Texas: Texas State Historical Association, 1998. J6 - A hardcover book in as new condition in as new dust jacket that is still in shrinkwrap. Land Is The Cry! is the fascinating story of Warren Ferris, a New York Yankee who deserves to be remembered as the "Father of Dallas County." 9.5"x6.5", 266 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.95

A Breed So Rare: The Life of J.R. Parten, Liberal Texas Oil Man, 1896-1992
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A Breed So Rare: The Life of J.R. Parten, Liberal Texas Oil Man, 1896-1992

By Carleton, Don E.

Austin, Texas: Texas State Historical Association, 1998. J6 - A hardcover book in as new condition in as new dust jacket that is still in shrinkwrap. No Texas archetype is more indelibly stamped on the public perception than the Texas oil man - a shrewd, flamboyant figure captured most recently in the character of J.R. Ewing in the long-time running television series "Dallas". 9.5"x6.5", 668 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.00

Prospects for the West
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Prospects for the West

By J. William Fulbright

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1963. CT6 - A first edition first printing hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket has wrinkling, chipping and crease on the edges and corners, some scattered stains, light tanning and shelf wear. Book has previous owner's inscription written and info stamped on the front free endpaper, foxing on the top, light discoloration and shelf wear. J. William Fulbright, United States Senator from Arkansas Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. 8"x5.5", 132 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.00

How to Raise Millions: Helping Others and Having a Ball! (A Guide to Fundraising)
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How to Raise Millions: Helping Others and Having a Ball! (A Guide to Fundraising)

By Farb, Carolyn

Austin, Texas: Eakin Press, 1993. CN5 - A first edition first printing hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by author to previous owner on the front free endpaper in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. How to Raise Millions: Helping Others and Having a Ball! (A Guide to Fundraising). 9.5"x6.5", 169 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.00

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