- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 1 edition (September 1, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1626565848
- ISBN-13: 978-1626565845
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,453,992 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
What Great Service Leaders Know and Do: Creating Breakthroughs in Service Firms 1st Edition
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