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Each of our books can be read in 30 minutes or less. No fluff, just truth.

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212° the extra degree Book

One extra degree makes all the difference.

The premise: “At 211 degrees, water is hot. At 212 degrees, it boils. And with boiling water, comes steam. And with steam, you can power a train. Just one extra degree makes all the difference.”

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212° the extra degree book meeting
Minutes to Read

20

Minutes to Read

Pages

84

Pages

Paperback

5.5 x 5.3 in

Paperback

How to use 212

  • Hand the book out and discuss the ideas as a team. The leader and discussion guides included with our packages can help you.
  • Use it as a different voice to communicate the fundamentals that are important to your organization. ("I know we talk a lot about the value of extra effort. I found this little book called 212° the extra degree that might help us embrace pushing things even more.")
  • Give it to new employees or job candidates as a way to set the tone. ("We're two-twelvers here. We push things. Here's a quick 20-minute read that explains what I mean.")
  • Include it as a walk-away or welcome gift for attendees of your meeting or convention.
  • Pass it out to add value or support another core theme or message you might be introducing or delivering. ("As we think about how we'll accomplish our goals this year, let's be sure we fully commit to being two-twelvers wherever we can.")
  • Leave it with your customers. ("We're 212ers. You can hold me to it. Here's a small book that explains what I mean.")
  • Give it to your leaders as tools to help them introduce the ideas to their teams/ departments/ groups. ("Here's an inspiring message I think might help you encourage your team to give a little more attention and effort to our goals this quarter. It's called 212. Let me know what you think.")
  • Congratulate a client with a note inside. ("Congratulations on going that extra degree in landing the big contract/ being recognized in the news!")
  • Send or give it to people a few weeks after you've shown them the 212 video. Include an inspiring note or write something personal inside. ("Here's to 212ing the remainder of this year and into the next one!")

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Be a better leader.

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Lead Simply Book

3 points to creating a special team of people.

How to Lead Simply: Model. Connect. Involve. Model the behavior you want to see. Connect with the people you lead. Involve them as much as possible. That's it. Wonderfully simple.

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Lead Simply book meeting
Minutes to Read

25

Minutes to Read

Pages

61

Pages

Paperback

4 x 6 in

Paperback

How to use Lead Simply

  • Hand the book out and discuss the ideas as a team. The leader and discussion guides included with our packages can help you.
  • Use it as a different voice to communicate the fundamentals that are important to leadership. ("I know we talk about the values of leading by example and better supporting our people. I found this little book called Lead Simply that might help us see things even clearer.")
  • Give it to new leadership hires as a way to set the tone. ("We Lead Simply here in our efforts to support and develop people. Here's a quick 30-minute read that explains what I mean.")
  • Include it as a walk-away or welcome gift for attendees of your meeting or convention.
  • Pass it out to add value or support another core theme or message you might be introducing or delivering. ("As we think about how we'll accomplish our goals this year, let's be sure we fully commit to Leading Simply wherever we can.")
  • Send or give it to people a few weeks after you've shown them the Lead Simply video. Include an inspiring note or write something personal inside. ("Here's to Leading Simply for the remainder of this year and into the next one!")
  • Give it to your leaders as tools to help them introduce the ideas to their leadership teams. ("Here's an inspiring message I think might help you encourage your team to focus on the most important fundamentals of supporting and developing their people. It's called Lead Simply. Let me know what you think.")

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A reminder to happily serve.

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Smile & Move Book

9 ways to encourage better attitudes and service.

There are 5 ways to Smile: (Wake up, Be thankful, Be approachable, Complain less, Smile more) and 4 ways to Move: (Start early and go long, Go beyond expectations, Have a sense of urgency, Be resourceful and resilient).

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Smile & Move book meeting
Minutes to Read

20

Minutes to Read

Pages

71

Pages

Paperback

4 x 6 in

Paperback

How to use Smile & Move

  • Hand the book out and discuss the ideas as a team. The leader and discussion guides included with our packages can help you.
  • Use it as a different voice to communicate the fundamentals that are important to your organization. ("I know we talk a lot about the value of having a positive attitude and a sense of urgency. I found this little book called Smile & Move that might help us be even better in our service efforts.")
  • Give it to new employees or job candidates as a way to set the tone. ("We're Smovers here. We Smile & Move. Here's a quick 20-minute read that explains what I mean.")
  • Include it as a walk-away or welcome gift for attendees of your meeting or convention.
  • Pass it out to add value or support another core theme or message you might be introducing or delivering. ("As we think about how we'll accomplish our goals this year, let's be sure we fully commit to being Smovers wherever we can.")
  • Leave it with your customers. ("Our motto is to Smile & Move for our customers. You can hold me to it. Here's a small book that explains what I mean.")
  • Send or give it to people a few weeks after you've shown them the Smile & Move video. Include an inspiring note or write something personal inside. ("Here's to Smoving for the remainder of this year and into the next one!")
  • Give it to your leaders as tools to help them introduce the ideas to their teams/ departments/ groups. ("Here's an inspiring message I think might help you encourage your team to have an even better attitude toward service this quarter. It's called Smile & Move. Let me know what you think.")

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Commit to going beyond mediocrity.

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Cross The Line Book

4 ways to be more committed and resilient.

The premise: "With everything, there's a line. On one side of the line is a greater chance to make good things happen (better results, better relationships, more opportunities). On the other side of the line, there's less of a chance." This message is about making the choice to Commit, Work Hard, Focus, and Bounce Back when things get tough.

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Cross The Line book meeting
Minutes to Read

20

Minutes to Read

Pages

65

Pages

Paperback

4 x 6 in

Paperback

How to use Cross The Line

  • Hand the book out and discuss the ideas as a team. The leader and discussion guides included with our packages can help you.
  • Use it as a different voice to communicate the fundamentals that are important to your organization. ("I know we talk a lot about the value of commitment and focus. I found this little book called Cross The Line that might help us embrace them even more.")
  • Give it to new employees or job candidates as a way to set the tone. ("We Cross The Line here. We push things. Here's a quick 20-minute read that explains what I mean.")
  • Include it as a walk-away or welcome gift for attendees of your meeting or convention.
  • Pass it out to add value or support another core theme or message you might be introducing or delivering. ("As we think about how we'll accomplish our goals this year, let's be sure we fully commit and Cross The Line wherever we can.")
  • Leave it with your customers. ("We're Crossing The Line in our service efforts. You can hold me to it. Here's a small book that explains what I mean.")
  • Send or give it to people a few weeks after you've shown them the Cross The Line video. Include an inspiring note or write something personal inside. ("Here's to Crossing The Line for the remainder of this year and into the next one!")
  • Give it to your leaders as tools to help them introduce the ideas to their teams/ departments/ groups. ("Here's an inspiring message I think might help you encourage your team to be more committed to our goals this quarter. It's called Cross The Line. Let me know what you think.")

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Enjoy better relationships.

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Love Your People Book

8 points to more trust and accountability.

There are 8 points to Loving Your People: Contribute. Be kind. Be patient. Be honest. Encourage people. Apologize. Forgive. Thank people. No kittens or rainbows. Just truth.

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Love Your People booklet meeting
Minutes to Read

5

Minutes to Read

Pages

19

Pages

Paperback

3 x 5 in

Paperback

How to use Love Your People

  • Hand the booklet out and discuss the ideas as a team. The leader and discussion guides included with our packages can help you.
  • Use it as a different voice to communicate the fundamentals that are important to your organization. ("I know we talk a lot about the value of patience, kindness, and care. I found this little booklet called Love Your People that might help us embrace the importance of them even more.")
  • Give it to new employees or job candidates as a way to set the tone. ("We Love Our People here. We're very accountable to each other and our customers. Here's a quick 5-minute read that explains what I mean.")
  • Include it as a walk-away or welcome gift for attendees of your meeting or convention.
  • Pass it out to add value or support another core theme or message you might be introducing or delivering. ("As we think about how we'll accomplish our goals this year, let's be sure we fully commit to Loving Our People wherever we can.")
  • Send or give it to people a few weeks after you've shown them the Love Your People video. Include an inspiring note or write something personal inside. ("Here's to Loving Our People for the remainder of this year and into the next one!")
  • Give it to your leaders as tools to help them introduce the ideas to their teams/ departments/ groups. ("Here's an inspiring message I think might help you encourage your team to be a little kinder and a little more patient toward each other and our customers this quarter. It's called Love Your People. Let me know what you think.")

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Step up. Work hard. Be valuable.

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SalesTough Book

8 fundamentals to better sales.

How to be SalesTough: 1. Nothing interrupts the money hours 2. Start early & go long 3. Calls first, paperwork last 4. Open strong 5. Know everyone (network more) 6. Close comfortably & confidently 7. Solve problems (don't share them) 8. Evaluate your personal sales value.

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SalesTough book meeting
Minutes to Read

30

Minutes to Read

Pages

119

Pages

Paperback

4 x 6 in

Paperback

How to use SalesTough

  • Hand the book out and discuss the ideas as a team. The leader and discussion guides included with our packages can help you.
  • Use it as a different voice to communicate the fundamentals that are important to your sales organization. ("I know we talk a lot about the value of extra effort and staying focused on driving positive sales results. I found this little book called SalesTough that might help us focus even better on the most important sales fundamentals.")
  • Give it to new employees or job candidates as a way to set the tone. ("We're SalesTough here. We push things and we're focused on results. Here's a quick 30-minute read that explains what I mean.")
  • Include it as a walk-away or welcome gift for attendees of your meeting or convention.
  • Pass it out to add value or support another core theme or message you might be introducing or delivering. ("As we think about how we'll accomplish our sales goals this year, let's be sure we fully commit to being SalesTough more often than not.")
  • Leave it with your customers who might appreciate some ideas on how they can sell more. ("Here's a small book that's been helpful to our sales team. Maybe it's something your team might find valuable.")
  • Send or give it to people a few weeks after you've shown them the 212 or Cross The Line video. Include an inspiring note or write something personal inside. ("Here's to being SalesTough the remainder of this year and into the next one!")
  • Give it to your sales leaders as tools to help them introduce the ideas to their teams/ departments/ groups. ("Here's an inspiring message I think might help you encourage your team to give a little more attention and effort to our sales goals this quarter. It's called SalesTough. Let me know what you think.")

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