Summaries of the Week

Art Thinking

Art Thinking

Although many people consider art to be objects like paintings or sculptures, the term “art” can be viewed with a broader lens. In the world of business, creativity is essential for innovation. Leading organizations create competitive advantage through inventive business models, management structures, and product offerings. In Art Thinking, Amy Whitaker asserts that “art” can be defined as humans’ ability to think and create in ways that are uniquely their own.

Whitaker, Amy
Engagement

Engagement

In Engagement, Lee G. Bolman and Joan V. Gallos help professionals to succeed as they navigate the pitfalls of difficult workplace relationships. They present a series of insightful strategies through a workplace parable that underscores critical lessons, key points, and rules of engagement for staying alert, grounded, and productive when working with taxing, toxic, or problematic professionals in the workplace.

Bolman, Lee G.
All Dreams on Deck

All Dreams on Deck

After enduring the rewards and hardships of a 16-month journey sailing around the world with his wife and two children in a 43-foot catamaran, Jeremy Cage knows all about living one’s dreams and the risks it can involve. However, he believes it is even riskier to not live one’s dreams or realize one’s full potential. Unfortunately, this is the fate of many. In his book All Dreams on Deck, Cage explains how individuals can examine the contents of their personal LifeBoats, then chart the courses for their lives in ways that fulfill their dreams and their full potential.

Cage, Jeremy