Summaries of the Week

Time, Talent, Energy

Time, Talent, Energy

When leaders excel at managing scarce resources, they gain a powerful advantage over their competitors. In today’s economy, the scarcest resources are the time, talent, and energy of the people within an organization—and far too often, these resources are ineffectively managed. In Time, Talent, Energy, Michael Mankins and Eric Garton provide organization-wide solutions that leaders can use to maximize their businesses’ productive power, overcome organizational drag, and gain an edge over their competition.

Mankins, Michael
Do Good

Do Good

In Do Good, Anne Bahr Thompson argues that companies that align their brand images and with their ethics can flourish in the new global economy. Consumers are more aware than ever before of whether companies’ promises connect with their stated goals and values. Forward-thinking organizations need to look beyond short-term profitability to create value-driven brands. This need is universal, regardless of a company’s industry sector. Today’s consumers use brands to define their personal identities, and they demand that the brands they promote meet high ethical standards.

Thompson, Anne Bahr
You’re Addicted to You

You’re Addicted to You

We all have things we’d like to change about ourselves. While most people believe their success depends on the strength of their convictions, willpower alone is not enough to drive lasting change. In You’re Addicted to You, noted speaker, workshop leader, and executive coach Noah Blumenthal illustrates how negative behaviors can become a part of your personality through conditioning, and presents a nine-step strategy for successful change.

Blumenthal, Noah
The Diamond Process

The Diamond Process

Many military and civilian leaders focus on leading people and overlook the importance of leading processes. In The Diamond Process, Mike J. Diamond and Christopher R. Harding present a compelling method for managing both. They prescribe a scalable solution that can help leaders set clear courses for their organizations and establish the right balance of resources and processes to achieve their goals.

Diamond, Mike J.