Summaries of the Week

Make It Matter

Make It Matter

In Make It Matter, Scott Mautz addresses the need for managers to infuse meaning into their workplaces, which will, in turn, improve the lives of their team members. By helping their employees understand their purpose and the importance of their individual contributions, they will instill in them a deeper sense of company loyalty. Managers who adhere to Mautz’s suggested techniques can enjoy long-term, sustained success.

Mautz, Scott
Transforming Business with Program Management

Transforming Business with Program Management

Today’s business environment is highly competitive and fast-paced, requiring companies to continually innovate products, services, and even business models if they are to survive and thrive. Management and technology consultant and author Satish P. Subramanian believes strong program management provides the best foundation for effectively driving the transformational change companies need.

Subramanian, Satish P.
Communicate to Influence

Communicate to Influence

Leaders with authority get things done, but the ability to engage and inspire others is the hallmark of true leadership. In Communicate to Influence, Ben and Kelly Decker explain how every communication opportunity is a chance for leaders to engage, inspire, and influence others.

Decker, Ben
When Millennials Take Over

When Millennials Take Over

While traditional management is in decline, many organizations continue to depend on its outdated, 20th-century hierarchal structures and practices. In When Millennials Take Over, Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant demonstrate that in order to succeed in today’s quickly evolving business landscape, organizations must start aligning to the needs and working styles of the next emerging wave of professionals: Millennials. To this end, organizations must embrace the four capacities of digital, clear, fluid, and fast.

Notter, Jamie
Make Waves

Make Waves

Today’s business world calls for movement, innovation, and dynamic ideas and plans. In Make Waves, Patti Johnson provides a complete and impactful assessment of making a difference and affecting change in a wide variety of corporate structures. She believes that CEOs, executives, and managers are looking for the next generation of “wave makers,” defined as employees, staff members, or fellow leaders who seek to change conventional business modalities.

Johnson, Patti