Summaries of the Week

HBR Guide to Leading Teams

HBR Guide to Leading Teams

HBR Guide to Leading Teams by Mary Shapiro is a handbook designed to help leaders get better results from their teams. The book covers the team-building process from beginning to end, including insight on what to look for when assembling a team to how to properly wrap up a project.

Shapiro, Mary
The Reconnected Leader

The Reconnected Leader

In The Reconnected Leader, Norman Pickavance examines the instability of the business world caused by the lack of trust that exists between business and society. He establishes an eight-step model to help leaders reconnect with their teams and repair the relationships between businesses and their stakeholders.

Pickavance, Norman
The Elephant in the Boardroom

The Elephant in the Boardroom

In The Elephant in the Boardroom, award-winning speaker and author Edgar Papke explores the relationship between conflict and leadership. He explains that conflict is integral to nearly every leadership decision. Great leaders learn to leverage conflict to manage change and achieve positive results. Ignoring conflict creates an "elephant in the room," which undermines a leader's effectiveness and creates an environment in which employees do not work to their greatest potential.

Papke, Edgar
HBR Guide to Building Your Business Case

HBR Guide to Building Your Business Case

Presenting a business case successfully is key to showcasing an important idea. Whatever the idea, it needs to be pitched with thoughtfulness, talent, and persuasion. In HBR Guide to Building Your Business Case, Raymond Sheen and Amy Gallo provide the necessary tools for winning support for a business case.

Sheen,, Raymond
Stronger

Stronger

In Stronger, George S. Everly Jr., Douglas A. Strouse, and Dennis K. McCormack discuss people's ability to overcome adversity and develop resiliency. They focus on five core factors of personal resiliency: optimism, decisive action, moral compass, tenacity, and support. Because people's responses to their situations matter more than the situations themselves, resilience is an important trait for any person in any situation.

Everly Jr., George S.