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What Every Successful Woman Knows: 12 Breakthrough Strategies to Get the Power & Ignite Your Career

By Janice Reals Ellig and William Morin

(McGraw-Hill, $21.95)

Women seeking top corporate positions face very different challenges than they did a generation ago.

Janice Reals Ellig and William Morin address these challenges in What Every Successful Woman Knows.

The pair interviewed more than 200 senior corporate women to produce a compendium of their insights and advice.

By far, the most useful lessons that resulted from picking the brains of these female leaders are the 12 long-range strategies dubbed "The Corporate Woman's Power Agenda."

The Man Who Mistook His Job for a Life

By Jonathon Lazear

(Crown Publishers, $17)

In his book, Jonathon Lazear writes: "It had been a long journey to get to the point where I could actually enjoy something as a vacation, when I could completely resist the temptation to turn a sunny beach into just another office environment."

Then, he adds, "You, too, can find your way home."

That's the point of this book: to help workers find the way home when their lives are dwarfed by this thing we call work.

Lazear writes about the common trap men fall into of a never-ending workday, where the boundaries between work and home no longer exist.

Lazear says he found himself lost, burned out and wondering why.

At the end of the day, what really matters? He embarked on a personal journey to answer that question and offers advice to help others take the same journey.

The End of Shareholder Value

By Allan Kennedy

(Perseus Books, $17.50)

Allan Kennedy says the international business style that gained popularity in the 1980s may be ruining the future of businesses around the globe. He argues that managing businesses solely to drive stock prices higher is bad business practice for the workers, for customers and ultimately for the business.

Kennedy also emphasizes that businesses and employees suffer under the short-term management methods prized by the stockholder value movement.

His book focuses on this movement, with a bit of business history thrown in. Kennedy examines the roots of the past, the problems and possible reforms.

Lessons from the Future

By Stan Davis

(Capstone, $24.95)

Stan Davis, a futurist, has most often turned his practiced eye upon the global business landscape. In his writings, he interprets the financial and social transformations that lie ahead and how they will affect businesses worldwide.

In Lessons From the Future, new writings have been combined with selected writings of the past. The reader can scan Davis' writings, which cover such critical topics as the information economy, foundations of wealth, connectivity, emotional bandwidth and mass customization.

Davis' musings are categorized into five major divisions _ Ideas, Economy, Business, Lessons From the Past and Lessons From the Future.

_ STEVE POWERS, Dallas Morning News