Summaries of the Week

The Mindfulness Edge

The Mindfulness Edge

Many leaders agree that success and failure originate in the mind, yet most admit that they do not spend any time intentionally training their minds to function more effectively. In The Mindfulness Edge, Matt Tenney and Tim Gard teach leaders the “ultimate success habit”—mindfulness training. Through mindfulness training, leaders can rewire their brains to achieve leadership and personal excellence. Each person has the power to train his or her brain for greater success and happiness.

Tenney, Matt
The Light and Fast Organisation

The Light and Fast Organisation

In the past century, many organizations have succeeded by working in ways that provided stability, certainty, simplicity, and clarity. Leaders placed tremendous value on maintaining status quo and guarding against changes that could impact their future. In more recent years, the business environment has become increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous, and many organizational leaders have found that their traditional approaches no longer lead to organizational sustainability or growth.

Hollingworth, Patrick
The Future Workplace Experience

The Future Workplace Experience

In The Future Workplace Experience, Jeanne C. Meister and Kevin J. Mulcahy argue that professionals today want to work at companies that are purpose driven and flexible. To recruit and retain top talent, companies must start offering superior workplace experiences and anticipating the future landscape of business.

Meister, Jeanne C.
Body Language Secrets to Win More Negotiations

Body Language Secrets to Win More Negotiations

Deals can fall apart in the blink of an eye—literally. An eye movement can indicate how someone is thinking, and it is up to the opposing party to notice it and discover what it means. Gestures, silences, sighs, and even the way someone sits are all indications of how a person will play the game of negotiation. In Body Language Secrets to Win More Negotiations, Greg Williams provides insight into reading what a person is thinking and expecting during any deal-making process and using the results to one’s advantage.

Williams, Greg
The Analytical Marketer

The Analytical Marketer

In today’s business world, data and analytics continue to gain importance in all functional areas, including marketing. Organizations are discovering that analytics can be used to better understand and improve the customer experience. To integrate data and analytics into the day-to-day operations of the marketing function, however, leaders must make changes to their cultures, organizational structures, job descriptions, and more.

Sweetwood, Adele