Summaries of the Week

When Execution Isn’t Enough

When Execution Isn’t Enough

As Claudio Feser explains in When Execution Isn’t Enough, inspirational leadership can help change individuals and organizations for the better. However, putting inspirational leadership into action can be easier said than done. It is a difficult method that takes competence and confidence, both of which can only be learned through deliberate practice. Feser uses the story of “Influ,” a fictional corporation, to bring the concept of inspirational leadership to life.

Feser, Claudio
Infonomics

Infonomics

Many corporate leaders say that information is one of their core assets, but few understand how to wield it, improve its flow and accessibility, or measure its actual and latent value in their organizations. In Infonomics, Douglas B. Laney shows CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, and the newly emerging chief data officers (CDOs) how to monetize, manage, and measure information. This new knowledge is imperative for developing and marketing offerings more effectively and transforming businesses into information-savvy organizations.

Laney, Douglas B.
Killing It!

Killing It!

In Killing It!, Sheryl O’Loughlin uses her extensive leadership experience to teach you how to launch and grow a business without sacrificing your family, friends, and health. She illustrates how to eliminate your hardships and maximize your joys. From finding investors who align with your core beliefs, staying committed to your family and friends while immersing yourself in your startup, and walking away from your business to start again, adopting O’Loughlin’s 11 lessons can help you thrive in your enterprises and your home.

O’Loughlin, Sheryl
Radical Business Model Transformation

Radical Business Model Transformation

Company leaders tend to think about a business model as something that is decided at the firm’s inception and then subsequently only fine-tuned. With more nimble start-ups directly competing and business environments changing rapidly, established organizations can no longer afford to think about business models as one-off strategic choices.

Linz, Carsten
Tell Me About Yourself

Tell Me About Yourself

When you’re at a social or business gathering, do you often feel dissatisfied with your response to the question, “What do you do?” If so, it’s probably because you often find yourself simply sharing your job title and duties—which don’t accurately convey the essence of who you are as a person. In Tell Me About Yourself, education producer and storytelling expert Holley M.

Murchison, Holley M.