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Facilitating With Ease!
by Ingrid Bens (Jossey-Bass, $44.95)

Bens has packed a comprehensive course in facilitation between the covers of this oversized paperback. It covers processes, tools and techniques, as well as specialized tasks such as decision making, conflict and meeting management. Sample designs, work sheets and other reproducible tools are included on the accompanying CD.


Stop Whining--And Start Winning
by Frank Pacetta with Roger Gittines
(Harper Business, $25)

Pacetta's evangelical approach to business has wracked up some pretty spectacular sales successes. In this book, he turns his high-energy style on leadership and preaches how to build high-performance, highly "emotional" workforces.


At The Helm
by Peter Isler and Peter Economy (Doubleday, $21.95)

America's Cup winner Peter Isler and business book pro Peter Economy team up to extract corporate lessons from grand prix sailboat racing. This fast read offers seven rules, one per chapter, that range from making a total commitment to learning to change course on the fly.


The Congruent Life
by C. Michael Thompson (Jossey-Bass, $28)

A congruent life is one where "what we do for personal fulfillment and what we do for a living" are the same, says this executive coach. The main message in this New Age leadership development guide is that by becoming more spiritual and building a deeper inner life we can become more effective leaders.


Masterful Coaching Fieldbook
by Robert Hargrove (Jossey-Bass, $39.95)

This companion to the 1995 book Masterful Coaching emphasizes application over theory. Three sections detail the development of a coaching mindset, a five-step coaching model and a series of interviews that explore the use of coaching in the achievement of various objectives. Plenty of exercises and activities accentuate the text.

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