"THE INNER WORK OF LEADERS: LEADERSHIP AS A HABIT OF MIND"
By Barbara Mackoff and Gary Wenet. This book discusses how leaders think about and respond to complex, challenging situations. It draws on interviews with 60 leaders to discuss how family, mentors and events shape a leader's outlook. Price: $24.95. From amacom, New York, (800) 262-9699 or (212) 903-8317.
"THE VALUE EFFECT: A MURDER MYSTERY ABOUT THE COMPULSIVE PURSUIT OF 'THE NEXT BIG THING'" By John Guaspari. This book uses a popular-fiction style of writing to address why corporate change initiatives fail, and it stresses the importance of creating value for customers. Price: $22. From Berrett-Koehler Publishers, San Francisco, (415) 288-0260.
"THE POWER OF AGREEMENT"
Author Brian Molitor discusses the change process and the importance of having a shared vision among managers and employees. Price: $14.99. From Broadman & Holman Publishers, Nashville, Tenn., (615) 251-2000.
"WORLDWIDE GUIDE TO TERMINATION, EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION, AND WORKPLACE HARASSMENT LAWS"
This reference guide explains in easy-to-understand language international employment laws pertinent to U.S. companies doing business abroad. It outlines country-by-country laws regarding termination, employment and sexual harassment. Price: $79. From cch, Chicago, (888) 276-5422.
"WINNING ROLES FOR CAREER-MINDED WOMEN: UNDERSTANDING THE ROLES WE LEARNED AS GIRLS AND HOW TO CHANGE THEM FOR SUCCESS AT WORK" By Binnie Shusman Kafrissen and Fran Shusman. This book addresses the psychological issues that contribute to success in the workplace. Six roles women take on are identified and discussed. Price: $17.95. From Davies-Black Publishing, Palo Alto, Calif., (650) 969-8901.
"COACHING & MENTORING FOR DUMMIES"
Author Marty Brounstein offers easy-to-implement advice on coaching. She describes how to be a "coach" rather than a "doer" by using questions instead of commands, delegating effectively, conducting anxiety-free performance reviews, and nurturing employees' talents. Price: $19.99. From idg Books Worldwide, New York, (800) 762-2974 or (212) 884-5000.
"QUALITY STANDARDS FOR EVALUATING MULTIMEDIA AND ONLINE TRAINING"
Author Lynette Gillis describes a way to judge the instructional quality of interactive training programs. Categories include organizational needs, content, usability and instructional design. Price: $120. From McGraw-Hill, New York, (212) 904-5951.