Summaries of the Week

Leadership for a Fractured World

Leadership for a Fractured World

Although technology can break down boundaries and increase the ability of people to connect, fractures remain in the ways people relate to one another. Fractures are breakdowns that occur across professional, cultural, ethnic, or gender boundaries. People need to work together to solve problems across groups and at all levels of authority.

Williams, Dean
What Works for Women at Work

What Works for Women at Work

Gender discrimination in the workplace may no longer be blatantly obvious, but gender bias does in fact still exist. Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey interviewed 125 women at the top of their fields in law, business, politics, and science, ranging in age from their 30s to their 70s. They found that there are four subtle biases that still permeate many workplaces.

Williams, Joan C.
Agile Change Management

Agile Change Management

An agile approach lets businesses act quickly and iteratively when changes are needed. Agile Change Management by Melanie Franklin provides innovative tools for everything from large-scale transformations to small-scale evolutions. It shows how to create lean, flexible, and lasting change. Because it is an agile process, the change management style Franklin has developed lets organizations realize benefits quickly -- even before the process has run its course.

Franklin, Melanie
The One Week Marketing Plan

The One Week Marketing Plan

Many businesses have great products and services -- they just need a way to attract more customers. In The One Week Marketing Plan, Mark Satterfield provides a five-day marketing plan that any business can use to implement an automated marketing system. This system can increase a business's income at least twofold, without ever having to chase after clients.

Satterfield, Mark
Think Big, Start Small, Move Fast

Think Big, Start Small, Move Fast

The United States has the most expensive health care system in the world, yet it currently ranks 37th in performance worldwide. Mayo Clinic not only wants to rectify this specific problem, but it also intends to lead a global transformation in the health care industry. Mayo Clinic is well known for innovation in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, as well as for its pledge to put the patient first. However, commitment to innovation at Mayo goes well beyond discovering new cures and creating a caring customer experience.

LaRusso, Nicholas