Summaries of the Week

Change Your Day, Not Your Life

Change Your Day, Not Your Life

The pace of modern life is hectic, and today’s typical workdays can be overwhelming for even the most ambitious, hardworking professionals. Increasing and maintaining productivity is a challenge for both individuals and organizations. Change Your Day, Not Your Life is a resource for individuals seeking to achieve work-life balance and organizations that are trying to enhance productivity and improve in the area of talent retention, innovation, and overall productivity.

Core, Andy
20 Minute Manager: Running Meetings

20 Minute Manager: Running Meetings

Leaders in any arena are concerned with the practices and skills that will help their teams succeed. Universally, one of the tools that ensures a team’s success is an effective meeting. Whether they are meant to brainstorm, make decisions, or inform, meetings can accomplish a variety of tasks in a relatively short time. The trouble arises when meetings are called without a clear vision or without the proper preparation. 20 Minute Manager: Running Meetings details how to call, prepare, run, and follow up an effective meeting.

Review Press, Harvard Business
Gen Y Now

Gen Y Now

Despite the fact that Gen Y is the future of the American workforce, many leaders insist on sticking to out-of-date management practices for all employees. In Gen Y Now, management consultant Buddy Hobart and college basketball coach Herb Sendek demonstrate that leaders who fail to adapt to the needs of Gen Y are jeopardizing their organizations’ sustainability. It is only by learning to harness Gen Y’s talents and loyalty that leaders can ensure their organizations’ long-term success.

Hobart, Buddy
Power Through Partnership

Power Through Partnership

Female partnerships can transform business through the application of flexibility, mutual support, and accountability. Because women understand that happiness and joy are core goals in a partnership, the power of women in partnership is both revolutionary and practical. In addition to moving beyond the paradigms of conflict and competition of bygone business theories, this power provides a foundation for understanding the growth cycles of profit and innovation.

Polk, Betsy
Jumpstart Your Leadership

Jumpstart Your Leadership

In Jumpstart Your Leadership, Shawn Doyle summarizes 10 key principles that will help current leaders become better leaders and help future leaders get a head start on techniques they will need to become great leaders. The principles, along with tips and techniques, are presented as “jolts” that can jumpstart efforts toward becoming authentic, motivating, and effective leaders. Leaders who apply the principles will see a striking change in results and become the boss on whose team everyone wants to be assigned.

Doyle, Shawn