Summaries of the Week

It’s My Company Too!

It’s My Company Too!

It’s My Company Too! is based on interviews and research into eight companies that have transformed their businesses through engaged employees. Kenneth R. Thompson, Ramon L. Benedetto, Thomas J. Walter, and Molly Meyer reveal how these companies learned that employees who take responsibility for their actions and share company values help them outperform the competition. The companies profiled did not create their cultures overnight, but invested a significant amount of time into this process and chose to trust employees to do the right thing.

Thompson, Kenneth R.
Creativity & Problem Solving

Creativity & Problem Solving

Creative thinking goes hand-in-hand with problem solving. Those who are able to apply creative thinking skills to solving problems are those who will be most successful. Luckily, the ability to think creatively is a skill that can be developed and improved. In Creativity & Problem Solving, author Brian Tracy provides practical techniques anyone can use to become a more creative thinker and a better problem solver.

Tracy, Brian
Flex

Flex

Today’s diverse and global workplace is flush with differences. In Flex, leadership and diversity strategists Jane Hyun and Audrey S. Lee explore how managers can remove the barriers that keep them from engaging with colleagues who are different from them. By providing insights from real-life organizational leaders and a variety of engagement questions and assessment tools, Hyun and Lee explore what keeps people from connecting and how to flex across the gaps.

Hyun, Jane
Shortcut to Prosperity

Shortcut to Prosperity

Many people would like to achieve prosperity, whether this means becoming entrepreneurs, being financially successful, or living fulfilling personal lives. Unfortunately, most people do not acquire the skills needed to achieve their goals. In Shortcut to Prosperity, Mark Hopkins describes how achieving prosperity does not depend on luck but rather requires an understanding of the three essential components for prosperity: envisioning a goal, charting a pathway to reach it, and enlisting allies and mentors along the way to help.

Hopkins, Mark
Find Grant Funding Now!

Find Grant Funding Now!

More and more businesses are seeking alternate forms of financing, including through government and foundation grants. In Find Grant Funding Now!, Sarah Beth Aubrey shares her winning strategies for securing different types of grant funding. Every year there are hundreds of billions of grant dollars aimed at promoting business activities, and Aubrey explains how entrepreneurs and businesses can take their ideas, develop them into fundable projects, and find the right grants.

Aubrey, Sarah Beth
Re-Engage

Re-Engage

In a time when negative workplaces are far too common, a small but growing group of employers are going against the grain to actively create remarkable workplaces. By fostering positive employment experiences, these employers are re-engaging their employees on deeper levels and enjoying increased productivity and success as a result. In Re-Engage, Leigh Branham and Mark Hirschfeld take an in-depth look at the organizations that are winning national Best-Places-to-Work competitions.

Branham, Leigh