Summaries of the Week

20 Minute Manager: Managing Time

20 Minute Manager: Managing Time

At some point, everyone feels as though there is too much to do and too little time to accomplish anything. Learning how to effectively manage time can lessen the stress that comes with feeling overbooked and help prioritize the critical tasks so they get done. 20 Minute Manager: Managing Time from Harvard Business Review Press offers the tools and tricks necessary to manage deadlines, create task-oriented routines, and begin a disciplined approach to taking control of time.

Harvard Business Review Press
7 Lenses

7 Lenses

While companies and their leaders generally support the concept of ethical leadership, they often differ greatly in how they define it. This is because ethical leadership is interpreted through many different lenses. In 7 Lenses, leadership consultant Linda Fisher Thornton describes the 7 Lenses of Ethical Responsibility and their underlying principles.

Thornton, Linda Fisher
Creating Authentic Organizations

Creating Authentic Organizations

Most people feel as though they have to leave their personal selves at home and only bring their “A games” to work. This façade is affecting organizations’ performances and employees’ ability to balance their time and energy. In Creating Authentic Organizations, Robin Ryde and Lisa Sofianos explain that because people work differently in today’s fast-paced business environment, the division of work and home life can no longer be tolerated.

Ryde, Robin
The Lean Turnaround Action Guide

The Lean Turnaround Action Guide

Many companies have attempted to become Lean, but are unable to successfully experience their machines, facilities, and people working together to add value without creating waste. In The Lean Turnaround Action Guide, Art Byrne uses his 30 years of Lean experience to lead organizations through a step-by-step Lean transformation. By examining a fictional manufacturing company’s Lean turnaround, Byrne teaches executives how to create strategies that will engage their employees, boost their profits, and eliminate their wastes.

Byrne, Art
The Transformational Consumer

The Transformational Consumer

Transformational Consumers look beyond corporate messaging to see what value a product or service provides for improving their lives. They want to solve their problems and they believe in the power of growth and change. In The Transformational Consumer, Tara-Nicholle Nelson shows companies how to tap into this valuable sales base. Her five-step process helps brands connect with potential customers on intimate intellectual and emotional levels.

Nelson, Tara-Nicholle