Summaries of the Week

Leading the Unleadable

Leading the Unleadable

Leaders are responsible for maintaining order and civility among their ranks. While some choose the perfunctory role of holding the line and causing no harm, others forge ahead by leading energetic, well-provisioned teams. For this second group of leaders, Alan Willett has written Leading the Unleadable to help them identify and eliminate the roadblocks on their route to becoming exceptional.

Willett, Alan
The Power of Why

The Power of Why

In The Power of Why, Amanda Lang demonstrates a clear, quantifiable link between curiosity and success in the world of business. She recounts the stories of innovative people and organizations to show how their curiosity propelled their progress and how their approaches can be adapted to solve everyday problems. Implementing these approaches and fully realizing their benefits do not require specialized knowledge or advanced degrees; we must simply have the courage to ask the right questions, in the right ways, and at the right moments.

Lang, Amanda
Coaching Up!

Coaching Up!

Skilled coaches inspire those they care about most to achieve their highest goals. In Coaching Up!, former professional basketball player, longtime coach, entrepreneur, and startup advisor and investor Jordan Fliegel, along with Kathleen Landis Lancaster, reveals a powerful method readers can use to connect with employees, colleagues, friends, and family; provide genuine support; and offer concise direction.

Fliegel, Jordan
Outsmart Your Instincts

Outsmart Your Instincts

We all have cognitive biases, or unconscious ways of thinking about the world and other people that impact our decisions. The roots of many of these biases lay in human instincts that may not even hold true in today’s highly civilized society. In fact, many of these biases can seriously hinder the type of innovative thinking that’s required to improve our lives.

Hansen, Adam
ReOrg

ReOrg

Reorganizations are inevitable in any realm of business, but they are notoriously difficult, frustrating, and time-consuming processes. In ReOrg from Harvard Business Review Press, Stephen Heidari-Robinson and Suzanne Heywood provide a practical, five-step guide for effectively planning and implementing reorganization efforts to maximize organizational success.

Heidari-Robinson, Stephen