Business Book Summaries: Management http://www.bizsum.com/ Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:00:20 -0400 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:15:19 -0400 HBR’s 10 Must Reads For New Managers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr%E2%80%99s-10-must-reads-new-managers <div>Author: Harvard Business Review Press</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>New managers face a unique set of challenges as they transition from their roles as individual contributors to taking on the responsibilities of managing teams and business units. In <strong>HBR’s 10 Must Reads For New...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2017 http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr%E2%80%99s-10-must-reads-2017 <div>Author: Harvard Business Review</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2017</strong> presents a selection of the year’s most definitive management articles by some of the world’s forefront business thought leaders. Each article was hand-selected by Harvard...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Successful Project Sponsorship http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/successful-project-sponsorship <div>Author: van der Molen, Michiel</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The success or failure of a project does not lie solely with a project manager. Successful projects are a business management responsibility in which the project sponsor plays a vital role. The project sponsor owns the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management How Performance Management Is Killing Performance–and What to Do About It http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-performance-management-killing-performance%E2%80%93and-what-do-about-it <div>Author: Chandler, M. Tamra</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many organizations today struggle with performance management. Both employees and managers dread the routine of annual reviews. At the same time, accountability is recognized as important and necessary. In <strong>How...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management 20 Minute Manager: Delegating Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/20-minute-manager-delegating-work <div>Author: Harvard Business Review Press</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Delegating work to others offers positive benefits for leaders, direct reports, and organizations alike. In <strong>20 Minute Manager: Delegating Work</strong>, Harvard Business Review Press explores the positive...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management How to Be a Great Boss http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-be-great-boss <div>Author: Wickman, Gino | Boer, René</div> <div>Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>What does it mean to be a great leader? Gino Wickman and René Boer believe it means inspiring employees to bring their “A game” every day. They also believe there are specific skills that managers can master to become...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management How to Manage Complex Programs http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-manage-complex-programs <div>Author: Kendrick, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A program is difficult to manage because it involves complicated hierarchies of deliverables, workflow, and staffing. The larger and more complicated the program is, the more likely it is to fail. In <strong>How to...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Harvard Business Review Manager’s Handbook http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/harvard-business-review-manager%E2%80%99s-handbook <div>Author: Review Press, Harvard Business</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In their day-to-day roles, managers are often tasked with solving practical problems, evaluating internal processes, drafting new budgets, and overcoming obstacles. These challenges can be daunting to both new and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management People Risk Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/people-risk-management <div>Author: Blacker, Keith | McConnell, Patrick</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>People Risk Management</strong>, Keith Blacker and Patrick McConnell provide insight and practical suggestions about how to manage people-related risks at large commercial firms. Due to their size and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Work Rules! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/work-rules <div>Author: Bock, Laszlo</div> <div>Publisher: Hachette Book Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>There are two ways to run a company: top-down, command and control—where leaders make and enforce the rules, or high-freedom and non-hierarchical—where employees are empowered to manage themselves. Either method can...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Social Project Manager http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/social-project-manager <div>Author: Taylor, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: </div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Social Project Manager</strong>, project management consultant Peter Taylor examines the shift from traditional, top-down project management toward a new socially oriented paradigm that encourages the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Stop Spending, Start Managing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/stop-spending-start-managing-0 <div>Author: Menon, Tanya | Thompson, Leigh</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Managers and leaders across industries and business environments often find themselves perplexed by problems that they simply cannot solve—regardless of how many dollars they spend, consultants they hire, or time and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management 20 Minute Manager: Virtual Collaboration http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/20-minute-manager-virtual-collaboration <div>Author: Review Press, Harvard Business</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many professionals today are opting to work remotely either part- or full-time. Although the decision to work outside of a traditional office setting often provides professionals with more freedom and flexibility, it...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing in the Gray http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-gray <div>Author: Badaracco, Joseph L.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leading in an environment where problems are clear and offer obvious solutions is the ideal, but often not the reality. Instead, managers are frequently faced with making the right decisions about ambiguous and complex...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Project Manager’s Guide to Mastering Agile http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/project-manager%E2%80%99s-guide-mastering-agile <div>Author: Cobb, Charles G.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Despite the fact that agile has become a popular approach to project management in recent years, there still is a great deal of confusion surrounding its implementation. In <strong>The Project Manager’s Guide to...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Effective Manager http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/effective-manager <div>Author: Horstman, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most managers are ineffective at their jobs because they have not been trained to successfully lead their people. Based on interviews with 91,000 managers, as well as personal research and case studies, Mark Horstman...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management What Millennials Want from Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-millennials-want-work <div>Author: Deal, Jennifer J. | Levenson, Alec</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Millennials, individuals born between 1980 and 2000, have been branded in the workplace as spoiled, lazy, and entitled. To successfully engage with the misunderstood Millennial generation, managers must determine who...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management 20 Minute Manager: Performance Reviews http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/20-minute-manager-performance-reviews <div>Author: Review Press, Harvard Business</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A commonly dreaded task for managers in any field is giving their direct reports feedback during annual performance reviews. While most managers acknowledge that feedback is important, annual assessments routinely...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management HBR Guide to Delivering Effective Feedback http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr-guide-delivering-effective-feedback <div>Author: Harvard Business Review Editors</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph"><strong>Delivering Effective Feedback</strong>&nbsp;explains the challenging but necessary process of providing both positive and negative feedback. Whether given to a manager, peer, or employee...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Why Should Anyone Work Here? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-should-anyone-work-here <div>Author: Goffee, Rob | Jones, Gareth</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">What does the best workplace look like? That is the question Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones try to answer in&nbsp;<strong>Why Should Anyone Work Here?&nbsp;</strong>Successful organizations are no...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Risk Savvy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/risk-savvy <div>Author: Gigerenzer, Gerd</div> <div>Publisher: The Penguin Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">By learning how to make effective decisions, people can improve everything from the quality of their health to their finances to their personal relationships. In&nbsp;<strong>Risk Savvy...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Operational Empowerment http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/operational-empowerment <div>Author: Casemore, Shawn</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>Operational Empowerment</strong>, Shawn Casemore argues that employee empowerment is the wave of the future. It produces employee engagement, productivity, innovation, and,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing Product Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-product-management <div>Author: Haines, Steven</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>Managing Product Management</strong>, Steven Haines shows readers how&nbsp;<em>product management</em>&nbsp;(PM) can be improved in any company and in any industry. Haines...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Primed to Perform http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/primed-perform <div>Author: Doshi, Neel | McGregor, Lindsay</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Culture is a significant source of competitive advantage for companies. However, many organizations are unsure how to create authentic, high-performing cultures. In&nbsp;<strong>Primed to Perform...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Becoming the Boss http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/becoming-boss <div>Author: Pollak, Lindsey</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Becoming the Boss,</strong> Lindsey Pollak provides insight on leadership styles, communicating, and resolving people issues for those who aspire to become business leaders, especially individuals in the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Sales Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/sales-management <div>Author: Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">The sales manager may be the most critical position within a sales-driven organization, since the company's profitability is based on successful sales. Yet his or her significance can be...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/project-management-unofficial-project-manager <div>Author: Kogon, Kory | Blakemore, Suzette | Wood, James</div> <div>Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Many people who spend their days coordinating and managing projects have never had formal training in project management. In&nbsp;<strong>Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Good Ones http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/good-ones <div>Author: Weinstein, Bruce</div> <div>Publisher: New World Library</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When employee behavior is less than exemplary, there is a quantifiable cost to businesses. Despite this, most companies do not pay proper attention to behavior when hiring or promoting people. In <strong>The Good Ones...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management F.I.R.E. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fire <div>Author: Ward, Dan</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>F.I.R.E.</strong>, Dan Ward provides practices, principles, and tools project leaders can use to develop superior products and processes with less money, fewer people, and in less time. By utilizing the FIRE...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management First, Fast, Fearless http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/first-fast-fearless <div>Author: Hiner, Brian “Iron Ed"</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">The war on terror, prominent during the events surrounding 9/11, revealed stories of heroism by the military-- especially the Navy SEALs, who are known for being mentally and physically tough. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Management Lessons from Taiichi Ohno http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/management-lessons-taiichi-ohno <div>Author: Harada, Takehiko</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many of today’s business leaders have heard about the Lean method of production, but few truly understand how to successfully adopt it. In <strong>Management Lessons from Taiichi Ohno</strong>, Takehiko Harada provides...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Winning with Accountability http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/winning-accountability <div>Author: Evans, Henry J.</div> <div>Publisher: CornerStone Leadership Institute</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Winning with Accountability</strong>, Henry J. Evans defines accountability as a positive force that is necessary for company success, rather than a punitive action that occurs after things have gone wrong....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management How to Implement Lean Manufacturing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-implement-lean-manufacturing <div>Author: Wilson, Lonnie</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Subsequent to Toyota’s dramatic rise to the pinnacle of manufacturing leadership decades ago, company after company has sought to adopt and emulate the Toyota Production System’s (TPS) manufacturing-based philosophies...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Open Organization http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/open-organization <div>Author: Whitehurst, Jim</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Many leaders struggle to adapt their organizations' management practices to the values and speed of the digital age. In <strong>The Open Organization</strong>, Jim Whitehurst, CEO of open source...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Psychology of Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/psychology-work <div>Author: Gautier, Chantal</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Organizational effectiveness is a complex blend of scientific theory and human interaction, and it has evolved over time in response to an ever-changing business environment. In <strong>The Psychology of Work...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Conversational Intelligence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/conversational-intelligence <div>Author: Glaser, Judith E.</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Today's business world demands open conversation and communication in order to achieve organizational harmony and success. In&nbsp;<strong>Conversational Intelligence</strong>, Judith E. Glaser...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management What’s Your Future Worth? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what%E2%80%99s-your-future-worth <div>Author: Neuwirth, FSA, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In an age of endless access to data and information, making choices, both complex and simple, has become more difficult than ever. More often than not, the amount of data associated with making a decision can cause a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Real Project Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/real-project-management <div>Author: Taylor, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Until recently, project managers were often "accidental"; they were assigned projects and learned "on the job" how to complete them. They are now being joined by a new "intentional" type of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Widgets http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/widgets <div>Author: Wagner, Rodd</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Widgets</strong>, Rodd Wagner argues that the social contract between people and where they work has changed over time. Companies can no longer treat their employees like unimportant widgets, or cogs in the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Psychology of Fear in Organizations http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/psychology-fear-organizations <div>Author: Keegan, Sheila M.</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Psychology of Fear in Organizations</strong>, Sheila M. Keegan explores the concept of fear in the workplace, how fear affects employees, and steps organizations can take to alleviate fear. The recession...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Dare to Serve http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dare-serve <div>Author: Bachelder, Cheryl</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Dare to Serve</strong> by Cheryl Bachelder focuses on servant leadership, which puts the needs of others ahead of the needs of leaders. Bachelder outlines the thinking behind this concept, detailing how...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Virtual Freedom http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/virtual-freedom <div>Author: Ducker, Chris</div> <div>Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">When running small or one-person companies, entrepreneurs often think they have to do all the work themselves. The energy they expend doing mundane tasks limits the time they have to grow their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Manager’s Employee Engagement Toolbox http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/manager%E2%80%99s-employee-engagement-toolbox <div>Author: Garber, Peter R.</div> <div>Publisher: ATD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>The Manager's Employee Engagement Toolbox</strong>, Peter R. Garber demonstrates that an engaged workplace creates advantages for both managers and employees--and their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Millennials & Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/millennials-management <div>Author: Caraher, Lee</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Millennials have entered the workforce in droves, and now outnumber Baby Boomers. Millennials have a reputation for being entitled, lazy, and difficult to work with; other generations see them as...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The XYZ Factor http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/xyz-factor <div>Author: Lublin, Nancy | Ruderman, Alyssa</div> <div>Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">The&nbsp;<em>XYZ factor</em>&nbsp;is a philosophy and a set of business practices rooted in principles of the Millennial generation. It creates an office culture that encourages innovation,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Make It Matter http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/make-it-matter <div>Author: Mautz, Scott</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Make It Matter</strong>, 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...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management When Millennials Take Over http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/when-millennials-take-over <div>Author: Notter, Jamie | Grant, Maddie</div> <div>Publisher: Ideapress Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While traditional management is in decline, many organizations continue to depend on its outdated, 20th-century hierarchal structures and practices. In <strong>When Millennials Take Over</strong>, Jamie Notter and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work . . . and What Does http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-motivating-people-doesn%E2%80%99t-work-and-what-does <div>Author: Fowler, Susan</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Inspiring and motivating people are key aspects of leadership that are as critical as they are elusive. Leaders struggle to find ways to keep their people engaged and performing at their best, and this is largely...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Wiser http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/wiser <div>Author: Sunstein, Cass R. | Hastie, Reid</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Individuals often make snap decisions based on subjective factors rather than deliberative decisions based on reasoning. People therefore tend to believe that groups will make wiser decisions than will individuals, for...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Rookie Smarts http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rookie-smarts <div>Author: Wiseman, Liz</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Rookies, people tasked with doing jobs they have never done before, are not clueless, inept, or slow, as some people may think. Instead, rookies are creative, fast-moving, and willing to learn from everyone. In many...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Fail Better http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fail-better <div>Author: Sastry, Anjali | Penn, Kara</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>It has become a truism in business today that failure is inevitable—and that effective leaders learn from the experience of failing. But without a roadmap, turning mistakes into positive, goal-driven insights and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Power of Thanks http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-thanks <div>Author: Mosley, Eric | Irvine, Derek</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Strong company cultures begin with clear visions. However, establishing and sustaining these cultures dependson employees who understand their organizations’ values and engage in behaviors that align with those values...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management 20:20 Project Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/2020-project-management <div>Author: Marks, Tony</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>20:20 Project Management</strong>, Tony Marks provides a guide for successful project management. Projects come in many forms and for many purposes, whether professional, commercial, or personal, but all...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management 20 Minute Manager: Running Meetings http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/20-minute-manager-running-meetings <div>Author: Review Press, Harvard Business</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders in any arena are concerned with the practices and skills that will help their teams succeed. Universally, one of the tools that ensures a team’s success is an effective meeting. Whether they are meant to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Gen Y Now http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/gen-y-now <div>Author: Hobart, Buddy | Sendek, Herb</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Despite the fact that Gen Y is the future of the American workforce, many leaders insist on sticking to out-of-date management practices for all employees. In <strong>Gen Y Now</strong>, management consultant Buddy...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Risk-Based Performance Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/risk-based-performance-management <div>Author: Smart, Andrew | Creelman, James</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>After the credit crisis of 2008, the business world changed dramatically. Senior leadership in most organizations faced more risk than ever and needed an effective way to manage it. In <strong>Risk-Based Performance...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Let’s Stop Meeting Like This http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lets-stop-meeting <div>Author: Axelrod, Dick | Axelrod, Emily</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most employees—and many leaders—view meetings as an enemy to productivity and a complete waste of time. They are usually boring, repetitive, and many times attendees have no idea why their presence is required. People...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managers, Can You Hear Me Now? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-can-you-hear-me-now <div>Author: Strigl, Denny F. | Swiatek, Frank</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Managers, Can You Hear Me Now?</strong>, Denny F. Strigl and Frank Swiatek set out to share as much knowledge as possible about why managers fail. Instead of rehashing “tried-and-true” management advice or...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing Your Manager http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-your-manager <div>Author: Dufour, Gonzague</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>At some point, many employees ask themselves “How can I deal with my boss?” Usually they are frustrated with someone they view as a bad boss, or they want to help a good boss perform better. This question is asked more...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management It’s My Company Too! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/it%E2%80%99s-my-company-too <div>Author: Thompson, Kenneth R. | Benedetto, Ramon L. | Walter, Thomas J. | Meyer, Molly</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>It’s My Company Too!</strong> is based on interviews and research into eight companies that have transformed their businesses through engaged employees. Kenneth R. Thompson, Ramon L. Benedetto, Thomas J. Walter...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Flex http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/flex <div>Author: Hyun, Jane | Lee, Audrey S.</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today’s diverse and global workplace is flush with differences. In <strong>Flex</strong>, leadership and diversity strategists Jane Hyun and Audrey S. Lee explore how managers can remove the barriers that keep them...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Re-Engage http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/re-engage <div>Author: Branham, Leigh | Hirschfeld, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In a time when negative workplaces are far too common, a small but growing group of employers are going against the grain to actively create remarkable workplaces. By fostering positive employment experiences, these...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Behind Every Good Decision http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/behind-every-good-decision <div>Author: Jain, Piyanka | Sharma, Puneet</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Business decisions made without the proper data analysis can be catastrophic. The key word is “analysis.” Businesses often use data to make decisions, but do not take the time or effort to move through a structured...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Engaged Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/engaged-leadership <div>Author: Swindall, Clint</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Employee disengagement undoubtedly exists today, although productivity is high by historical standards. Employees may seem more engaged in their work, but they may also be working hard out of fear of job loss or just...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Becoming a Manager http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/becoming-manager <div>Author: Hill, Linda A.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Becoming a Manager</strong>, Linda A. Hill offers readers an inside look at the stressful, often frustrating, realities of the managerial journey, chronicling the tribulations and triumphs faced by new...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Project Management Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/project-management-leadership <div>Author: Burke, Rory | Barron, Steve</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Project Management Leadership</strong>, Rory Burke and Steve Barron bring together the key elements that turn project managers into project leaders. The authors detail the exact skills an effective project...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Project Management Tool Kit http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/project-management-tool-kit <div>Author: Kendrick, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In order to be successful, project managers must navigate a host of pressures. <strong>The Project Management Tool Kit </strong>by Tom Kendrick was designed to equip project managers with 100 tools and processes they...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Redefining Operational Excellence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/redefining-operational-excellence <div>Author: Miller, Andrew</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Redefining Operational Excellence</strong>, Andrew Miller discusses several approaches to achieving operational excellence in an organization, including recruiting talented employees, innovating and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/bring-work-life-bringing-life-work <div>Author: Brower, Tracy</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work</strong>, work environment sociologist Tracy Brower draws on her years of experience with hundreds of companies to explore the integration of work and life, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Reward Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/reward-management <div>Author: Rose, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Reward Management</strong> by Michael Rose is a handbook for the proper design and execution of employee reward strategies. The book offers a broad perspective on rewards, recognition, and benefits. The...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing for Results http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-results <div>Author: Drucker, Peter F.</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1986</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>All too often, management is too busy putting out fires to formulate viable plans for the future, or even step back and gain an unvarnished picture of a business’s current condition. In <strong>Managing for Results...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Accountability http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/accountability-0 <div>Author: Bustin, Greg</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Business and leadership consultant Greg Bustin has worked with thousands of CEOs and executives worldwide. During these engagements, he has found that lack of accountability is the one thing that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Six Simple Rules http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/six-simple-rules <div>Author: Morieux, Yves | Tollman, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Six Simple Rules</strong> by Yves Morieux and Peter Tollman describes a sophisticated yet straightforward approach to management that sets aside traditional hard and soft management structures in favor of a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management What I Didn’t Learn in Business School http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-i-didn%E2%80%99t-learn-business-school <div>Author: Barney, Jay B. | Gorman Clifford, Trish</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many of the widely accepted strategy tools taught in business schools do not apply in the real world. In <strong>What I Didn’t Learn in Business School</strong>, Jay B. Barney and Trish Gorman Clifford relate the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Factory Physics for Managers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/factory-physics-managers <div>Author: Pound, Edward S. | Bell, Jeffrey H. | Spearman, Mark L.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Factory Physics for Managers</strong> teaches managers and executives how to consistently achieve high cash flow, low costs, and excellent customer service by gaining a scientific understanding of their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Fuel Your Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fuel-your-business <div>Author: Soleil, Gina</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The best way to build a high-performing business that gets results is to tap in to the power of healthy human energy. In <strong>Fuel Your Business</strong>, Gina Soleil asserts that all people are connected through...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Employee Surveys That Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/employee-surveys-work <div>Author: Levenson, Alec</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Employee Surveys That Work</strong>, Alec Levenson says that improving the practice of designing, conducting, analyzing, and taking action from employee surveys is important for companies to measure their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/management <div>Author: Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The key to managerial success, according to consultant, trainer, and author Brian Tracy, is to learn and continually practice the basics. These are activities that represent only about 20 percent of management tasks,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing the Matrix http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-matrix <div>Author: Metcalfe, Dawn</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Perhaps one of the most frustrating things for talented and highly intelligent people in corporate America is watching those who are less talented and intelligent get promoted. In fact, it leaves many of them wondering...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management HBR’s 10 Must Reads The Essentials http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr%E2%80%99s-10-must-reads-essentials <div>Author: Harvard Business Review Editors</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While business conditions are constantly changing, and the corporate world is evolving in response to these changes, there are several common leadership challenges that seem to be timeless. <strong>HBR’s 10 Must Reads...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management 20-Minute Manager: Managing Up http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/20-minute-manager-managing <div>Author: Harvard Business Review Press</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Horrible bosses have become a permanent fixation of American culture and an undeniable reality in some corners of the modern workplace. For the most part, though, bosses are normal human beings trying to do their best...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Crowd Sourced Performance Review http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crowd-sourced-performance-review <div>Author: Mosley, Eric</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The traditional performance review is riddled with problems. As technologies and business management techniques constantly evolve, the performance review remains stagnant. In <strong>The Crowd Sourced Performance...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management What Your Boss Really Wants from You http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-your-boss-really-wants-you <div>Author: Arneson, Steve</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many people have negative relationships with their bosses. This negativity can have a profoundly negative effect on these employees’ careers and overall happiness. Employees who can decipher what makes their bosses...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Performance-Based Project Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/performance-based-project-management <div>Author: Alleman, Glen B.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Project failures are a common occurrence regardless of a project’s size. From a botched residential kitchen remodel to HealthCare.gov’s disastrous rollout, even seasoned project managers may fall victim to delays,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Smart Sales Manager http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/smart-sales-manager <div>Author: Feigon, Josiane Chriqui</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s marketplace, managing an inside sales force is increasingly challenging. Today’s customers are not like yesterday’s customers who waited patiently for sales representatives to walk them through the sales...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management What Keeps Leaders Up at Night http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-keeps-leaders-night <div>Author: Lipkin, Nicole</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>What Keeps Leaders Up at Night</strong>, Nicole Lipkin examines the psychology underlying common leadership dilemmas and outlines strategies for effective leadership. With a doctorate in clinical psychology...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management 20-Minute Manager: Managing Projects http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/20-minute-manager-managing-projects <div>Author: Review Editors, Harvard Business</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Project management is a much sought-after skill in today’s marketplace. Skilled project managers are in high demand, lobbied by firms both large and small to head up projects in diverse sectors. Project managers are in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Beyond Performance Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beyond-performance-management <div>Author: Hope, Jeremy | Player, Steve</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>An impressive number of management tools are available to help businesses optimize performance and surpass their competition, but research has determined that only 30 percent of these tools achieve the desired results...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr-guide-managing-and-across <div>Author: Harvard Business Review Press</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For professionals who lack formal authority in the workplace, achieving goals and getting ahead can be a challenge. Not only are their colleagues reluctant to rally behind the ideas of someone who is not the boss, but...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management HBR Guide to Project Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr-guide-project-management <div>Author: Harvard Business Review Editors</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Project management is a daunting task for both those who are new to the business world and seasoned veterans. Keeping a diverse group of people focused, motivated, on budget, and working together toward a common goal...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Manager 3.0 http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/manager-30 <div>Author: Karsh, Brad | Templin, Courtney</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As they enter the ranks of management, members of the millennial generation bring a unique set of skills and values that are shaking up the workplace. In <strong>Manager 3.0</strong>, Brad Karsh and Courtney Templin...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Delegation and Supervision http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/delegation-and-supervision <div>Author: Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Successful management hinges on the ability to delegate work to others and then supervise them to high performance. Managers who do not delegate to their subordinates and instead try to do everything themselves will...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management All In http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/all-in <div>Author: Gostick, Adrian | Elton, Chester</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>All In</strong> by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton is a practical guide for developing a robust culture where people “buy in.” Gostick and Elton present a simple seven-step road map based on in-depth research...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Wiki Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/wiki-management <div>Author: Collins, Rod</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many organizations continue to use the top-down hierarchical management model developed in the 19th century. As a result, they are unable to handle the speed and increasing complexity of the 21st century business world...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management It’s Your Ship, Revised & Updated http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/it%E2%80%99s-your-ship-revised-updated <div>Author: Abrashoff, Captain D. Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Business Plus</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>These days, running a business is a lot like running a Navy ship. To achieve success in either the boardroom or at sea, leaders must empower their people to lead themselves. In <strong>It’s Your Ship</strong>, Captain...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Profit from the Positive http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/profit-positive <div>Author: Greenberg, Margaret | Maymin, Senia</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Positive psychology is the study of what creates excellence in people, societies, and work environments. Theories of positive psychology have been proven in research journals, but much of the data is not easily...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Simply Managing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/simply-managing <div>Author: Mintzberg, Henry</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Simply Managing</strong> is a shortened and updated version of Henry Mintzberg’s 2009 book <em>Managing</em>, and is based on his observations of 29 managers working in different fields. The book explains what...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Young Professional’s Guide to Managing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/young-professional%E2%80%99s-guide-managing <div>Author: McDaniel, Aaron</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Young Professional’s Guide to Managing</strong>, Aaron McDaniel examines topics that would be of interest to new managers, such as setting goals, creating a cohesive team dynamic, and effectively...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management 9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Bosses http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/9-powerful-practices-really-great-bosses <div>Author: Kohn, Stephen E. | O'Connell, Vincent D.</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Organizations spend little time training managers to develop their people skills, but having the appropriate skills and strategies to manage workers effectively plays a large part in a manager’s success. In <strong>9...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The New One-Page Project Manager http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-one-page-project-manager <div>Author: Campbell, Clark A. | Campbell, Mick</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The workplace has become project-driven to the point that project management is not only a business activity but an academic field and profession unto itself. While many resources exist for improving communication...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Trust, Inc. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/trust-inc <div>Author: Russell, Nan S.</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Trust, Inc.</strong>, Nan S. Russell reveals a new workplace essential: the ability to build and maintain trust. It is this lack of trust that leads to major problems at work. Employees are disengaged,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing Incompetence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-incompetence <div>Author: Ginebra, Gabriel</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Managers everywhere are faced with leading employees with a wide range of personalities and skills, and they frequently have to deal with incompetent employees. In <strong>Managing Incompetence</strong>, Gabriel...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Tipping Sacred Cows http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/tipping-sacred-cows <div>Author: Breeden, Jake</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Every person and profession possesses cherished guidelines that are seemingly impenetrable. <strong>Tipping Sacred Cows</strong> by Jake Breeden examines these conventional wisdoms of business and exposes how long-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Being the Boss http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/being-boss <div>Author: Hill, Linda A. | Lineback, Kent</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Being the Boss</strong> by Linda A. Hill and Kent Lineback acts as a guide to becoming an effective manager and a review for managers who have already completed this journey. The authors focus on the three...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Harder Than I Thought http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/harder-i-thought <div>Author: Austin, Robert D. | Nolan, Richard L. | O'Donnell, Shannon</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Transitioning a twentieth-century, vertically integrated company into a twenty-first century, virtually integrated company poses significant leadership challenges. In <strong>Harder Than I Thought</strong>, Robert...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management HBR's 10 Must Reads On Managing People http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbrs-10-must-reads-managing-people <div>Author: Harvard Business Review Editors</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The articles found in HBR’s <strong>10 Must Reads On Managing People</strong> help readers focus on the fundamental people management skills that every manager should learn. Each article is written by an expert in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Progress Principle http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/progress-principle <div>Author: Amabile, Teresa | Kramer, Steven</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>One of the most distinguishing features of a great manager is the ability to maximize employee performance. While there are many theories about how to foster stellar employee performance, few have been proven by...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Project Management for Profit http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/project-management-profit <div>Author: Knight, Joe | Thomas, Roger | Angus, Brad | Case, John</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While there may be a proliferation of project-based companies in today’s economy, poor project management is pervasive. The scope, budget, and schedule of any project can easily go awry, costing companies millions of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Why Should Anyone Be Led by You? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-should-anyone-be-led-you <div>Author: Goffee, Rob | Jones, Gareth</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s increasingly complex and competitive world, organizations are hungrier than ever for effective leadership. In <strong>Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?</strong>, management consultants and change experts Rob...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Taking Your Team to the Top http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/taking-your-team-top <div>Author: Sundquist, Ted | Spizman, Justin</div> <div>Publisher: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Taking Your Team to the Top</strong> by Ted Sundquist with Justin Spizman is a concise guide to assembling and managing working groups of any size in ways that maximize the chances of long-term success....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Generation Me http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/generation-me <div>Author: Twenge, Jean M.</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Generation Me</strong>, Jean M. Twenge, PhD, uses vast research and examples to describe Generation Me, or those born in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, in an effort to make it understandable to others. Twenge...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Staying Power http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/staying-power <div>Author: Cusumano, Michael A.</div> <div>Publisher: Oxford University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Uncertainty is difficult to avoid. It can, however, be managed. Business leaders who do so effectively can provide their companies with increased competitive advantage and, as a result, more stability. Michael A....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Breaking the Fear Barrier http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/breaking-fear-barrier <div>Author: Rieger, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: Gallup Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Breaking the Fear Barrier</strong>, Tom Rieger exposes the corrosive element that eats away at the fabric of many organizations: fear. It is what forces employees and managers to protect themselves at all...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Motivation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/motivation <div>Author: Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For any organization, the untapped potential of its workforce represents a huge resource. Getting subordinates to work to their full potential and put forth all their effort to produce more and better work is the sign...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Building Resilience for Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/building-resilience-success <div>Author: Cooper, Cary | Flint-Taylor, Jill | Pearn, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although resilience is a word often used to describe a personal trait, organizations as a whole can reap the benefits of creating an environment that encourages and cultivates resilience development in employees. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Winning http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/winning-0 <div>Author: Welch, Jack | Welch, Suzy</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch is continually asked questions from people who want to know more about getting business right. Most of the questions boiled down to: “What does it take to win?” In <strong>Winning...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managers as Mentors, Third Edition http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-mentors-third-edition <div>Author: Bell, Chip R. | Goldsmith, Marshall</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Change is endemic in the modern corporate setting, and employees who are continually learning are better equipped to evolve with this change. In <strong>Managers as Mentors</strong>, Chip R. Bell and Marshall Goldsmith...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The New Rules of Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-rules-management <div>Author: Cook, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The New Rules of Management</strong>, Peter Cook bemoans the mounting number of organizations that allow great ideas to wither on the vine. These organizations are stuck in an old model that values inspired...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Engaging Government Employees http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/engaging-government-employees <div>Author: Lavigna, Robert J.</div> <div>Publisher: Engaging Government Employees</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Engaging Government Employees</strong>, Robert J. Lavigna argues that getting public sector employees to engage fully with their work can transform organizations and enact important change. Believing that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Young Professional’s Guide to the Working World http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/young-professional%E2%80%99s-guide-working-world <div>Author: McDaniel, Aaron</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The Millennial Generation is flooding the workforce with an abundance of ambition but a lack of knowledge about how to succeed. While many companies have comprehensive orientation programs for new employees, few give...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management From Bud to Boss http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/bud-boss <div>Author: Eikenberry, Kevin | Harris, Guy</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The most important building block for success for any “boss” or leader is the desire to succeed. Successful bosses are strong leaders who take action, assume responsibility, and view their role as the great opportunity...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management What Your CEO Needs to Know About Sales Compensation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-your-ceo-needs-know-about-sales-compensation <div>Author: Donnolo, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM,</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A company’s sales compensation plan represents one of its most significant drivers of performance and growth. Nevertheless, too often senior executives fail to recognize critical incongruities between sales strategies...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Masters of Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/masters-management <div>Author: Wooldridge, Adrian</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Over the last century, management theory and a supporting ecosystem have evolved, comprised of gurus, business schools, management consultancies, and the business press. Critics suggest that management theory is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Untapped Talent http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/untapped-talent <div>Author: Monroe, Dani</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Untapped Talent</strong>, Dani Monroe explains how organizations can benefit from actively identifying and supporting untapped talent within their ranks. Arguing that up to 70 percent of an organization’s...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-managing-sucks-and-how-fix-it <div>Author: Ressler, Cali | Thompson, Jody</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In 2003, Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson shared an epiphany: if everyone had autonomy over their work schedules, they would be happier and more productive, and organizations would thrive. They called this revolutionary...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Speaking of India http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/speaking-india <div>Author: Storti, Craig</div> <div>Publisher: Intercultural Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As Craig Storti explains in <strong>Speaking of India</strong>, India will continue to play a greater role in the global business market. Businesses will continue to outsource more than information technology (IT) or...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Bully-Free Workplace http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/bully-free-workplace <div>Author: Namie, Gary | Namie, Ruth F.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In many organizations some employees behave in ways that are extremely damaging to their co-workers. These bullies wreak havoc in organizations. Their damaging behavior leads to emotional, physical, and financial...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Reinventing Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/reinventing-management <div>Author: Birkinshaw, Julian</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Reinventing Management</strong>, Julian Birkinshaw offers alternative counterpoints to replace the traditional ways people approach management and business. Arguing that management “failed” after years of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/stop-complainers-and-energy-drainers <div>Author: Swindling, Linda</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The purpose of <strong>Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers</strong> is to teach people how to spot a complainer and fix the problem quickly. Complainers and energy drainers in the workplace can have strong negative...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management AMA Business Boot Camp http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ama-business-boot-camp <div>Author: Reilly, Edward T.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Managers may have all the right skills and talents to make them look strong on paper, but if they do not know how to interact well with others—by communicating with them regularly and earning their respect—they will...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Asia http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/making-extraordinary-things-happen-asia <div>Author: Kouzes, James M. | Posner, Barry Z. | Dekrey, Steven J.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p></p><P><STRONG>Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Asia</strong> showcases how The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® formulated from research conducted by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner are being applied...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Full Engagement! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/full-engagement <div>Author: Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The average employee wastes more than 50 percent of his time doing things that have nothing to do with his job. Since between 65 and 85 percent of the cost of operating a business is consumed in salaries and wages,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Multipliers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/multipliers <div>Author: Wiseman, Liz | McKeown, Greg</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p></p><P>Many leaders and managers believe they need to have all the answers. Onlookers might celebrate these leaders for their genius, but as Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown show in <STRONG>Multipliers</strong>, the best...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Decision Maker http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/decision-maker <div>Author: Bakke, Dennis</div> <div>Publisher: Pear Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Decision Maker</strong>, Dennis Bakke depicts, through the fictional saga of one company, a transition to delegated decision making that results in new responsibilities for virtually all employees....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Performance Pipeline http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/performance-pipeline <div>Author: Drotter, Stephen</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Stephen Drotter draws on his experience as a CEO-succession specialist and HR consultant to help enterprises realize the benefits of role clarity and appropriately layered management. Building on his book <em>The...</em></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management China’s Management Revolution http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/china%E2%80%99s-management-revolution <div>Author: Bouée, Charles-Edouard</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A new management style is emerging in China. Rather than being created in a deliberate manner, it is evolving as Chinese entrepreneurs discover better ways to manage their companies. In <strong>China’s Management...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Boring Meetings Suck http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/boring-meetings-suck <div>Author: Petz, Jon</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Boring Meetings Suck</strong> by Jon Petz is intended for leaders who want to end, or at least minimize, useless time consuming meetings. To be great, a meeting must deliver real value by providing useful...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Drama-Free Office http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/drama-free-office <div>Author: Warner, Jim | Klemp, Kaley</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group LLC</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Drama-Free Office</strong>, Jim Warner and Kaley Klemp present their proven methods of recognizing, diagnosing, and minimizing drama in the workplace. They emphasize authentic behavior and curious...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management 12 Steps to Power Presence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/12-steps-power-presence <div>Author: Baldoni, John</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Assigned positions, titles, and roles confer the framework for managing power, but true leadership comes from leadership presence. So writes leadership guru John Baldoni, who dedicates <strong>12 Steps to Power...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Power Questions http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-questions <div>Author: Sobel, Andrew | Panas, Jerold</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Power Questions</strong>, Andrew Sobel and Jerold Panas show how questions are the best way to deepen relationships, build a business, and influence people. The authors show that asking the right questions...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Bare Knuckle People Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/bare-knuckle-people-management <div>Author: O'Neil, Sean | Kulisek, John</div> <div>Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Bare Knuckle People Management</strong>, authors Sean O’Neil and John Kulisek present a frank and edgy guide to helping managers get the most from their teams. Rather than subscribing to traditional...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Positive Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/positive-leadership <div>Author: Cameron, Kim</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p></p><P>While thousands of books offer leadership advice to organizations and their managers, <STRONG>Positive Leadership</strong> goes beyond the usual recommendations to show them how to achieve outstanding success....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing for People Who Hate Managing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-people-who-hate-managing <div>Author: Zack, Devora</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Managing for People Who Hate Managing</strong>, management consultant Devora Zack relies on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to introduce two primary management styles—Thinkers and Feelers—and explains how,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management No More Pointless Meetings http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/no-more-pointless-meetings <div>Author: Murphy, Martin</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>No More Pointless Meetings</strong>, Martin Murphy presents a transformative new way for leaders to get the most out of their teams in the least amount of time. By holding mundane, draining meetings, many...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Amazement Revolution http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/amazement-revolution <div>Author: Hyken, Shep</div> <div>Publisher: GreenLeaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Amazement Revolution</strong>, Shep Hyken states that when the people involved in an organization do what is right by customers and employees, a certain amount of customer service, marketing, and sales...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Essential Performance Review Handbook http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/essential-performance-review-handbook <div>Author: Armstrong, Sharon</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Essential Performance Review Handbook</strong>, author Sharon Armstrong explains the importance of the performance review, and how it can benefit relationships between supervisors and employees, as well...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Business at the Speed of Now http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/business-speed-now <div>Author: Bernard, John M.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Business at the Speed of Now</strong>, John Bernard asserts that we are in the midst of the biggest economic shift in more than a century—the shift from an economy driven by mass production to an economy...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Generations, Inc. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/generations-inc <div>Author: Johnson, Meagan | Johnson, Larry</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today's business environment, it is not unusual to be managing several generations at once. While everyone may be talented, hardworking, and committed to the organization, professionals of different ages have...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Virtual Manager http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/virtual-manager <div>Author: Sheridan, Kevin</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Virtual Manager</strong> focuses on how organizations and managers can better engage their virtual employees to create a successful workplace, even when employees are in different locations. Author Kevin...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Make Up Your Mind http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/make-your-mind <div>Author: Mooz, Hal</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Make Up Your Mind</strong>, Hal Mooz addresses the common misunderstandings and flaws inherent in decision making. He provides examples of how all levels of society are fraught with flawed decisions that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Your Best Just Got Better http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/your-best-just-got-better <div>Author: Womack, Jason W.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Your Best Just Got Better</strong>, executive coach and author Jason W. Womack presents actionable strategies to help managers, employees, and entrepreneurs alike in their quest to make lasting, sustainable...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Project Management for Non-Project Managers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/project-management-non-project-managers <div>Author: Ferraro, Jack</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to a 2009 study by the Standish Group, only 32 percent of all projects launched by American businesses succeed, while 44 percent are “challenged,” meaning they run over budget or deliver products or services...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Closing the Execution Gap http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/closing-execution-gap <div>Author: Lepsinger, Richard</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many leaders were taught to believe that an organization’s mission, vision, and values are the keys to its success. But too often, there is a substantial gap between abstract goals and on-the-ground accomplishments. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Managerial Moment of Truth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managerial-moment-truth <div>Author: Bodaken, Bruce | Fritz, Robert | Senge, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Managerial Moment of Truth</strong>, Bruce Bodaken and Robert Fritz argue that one of the most important competitive advantages a business can have is the truth. By being honest with each other, people...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Enterprise Project Governance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/enterprise-project-governance <div>Author: Dinsmore, Paul C. | Rocha, Luiz</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Enterprise Project Governance</strong>, authors Paul C. Dinsmore and Luiz Rocha explain that large organizations need effective overall program and project management in order to succeed. Enterprise Project...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Management Reset http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/management-reset <div>Author: Lawler III, Edward E. | Worley, Christopher G.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Management Reset</strong> by Edward E. Lawler III and Christopher G. Worley presents a radical shift to the profit-driven business model that governs most companies. In the past, focusing solely on financial...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management How to Work for an Idiot http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-work-idiot <div>Author: Hoover, John</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The revised edition of <strong>How to Work for an Idiot</strong>, first released in 2003, expands the list of Idiot Boss (I-Boss) types, adding two new types as well as new material on how these types line up on a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing the Telecommuting Employee http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-telecommuting-employee <div>Author: Amigoni, Michael | Gurvis, Sandra</div> <div>Publisher: Adams Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Managing the Telecommuting Employee</strong>, authors Michael Amigoni and Sandra Gurvis explain that while managers are often supervising employees that are physically distant from them, the experience can...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The First-Time Manager, Sixth Edition http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/first-time-manager-sixth-edition <div>Author: McCormick, Jim | Topchik, Gary S.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When an individual is first promoted to a managerial position, it is frequently because they have proven themselves to be a valuable employee. The skills required for management, however, are significantly different...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Accidental Sales Manager http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/accidental-sales-manager <div>Author: Lytle, Chris</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Accidental Sales Manager</strong>, Chris Lytle aims to help sales managers get out of the “sales management trap,” and become more effective at their jobs. Selling and sales management are two different...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management 6 Habits of Highly Successful Managers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/6-habits-highly-successful-managers <div>Author: Cioffi, John | Willig, Ken</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today, managers are inundated with information, advice, and various methods for success. It is easier than ever to fall off course, listen to bad information, and fail to become a successful manager. In <strong>6...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing the Unmanageable http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-unmanageable <div>Author: Loehr, Anne | Kaye, Jezra</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Managing the Unmanageable</strong>, Anne Loehr and Jezra Kaye explore various kinds of unmanageable employees, or, as the authors call them, “UEs.” They provide tools and suggestions for how to deal with UEs...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Sales Manager's Success Manual http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/sales-managers-success-manual <div>Author: Thomas, Wayne M.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Sales Manager’s Success Manual</strong> seeks to demonstrate to sales managers and Chief Sales Officers (CSOs) how to develop, assess, lead, and coach their sales teams. Dr. Wayne Thomas, an award-winning...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Leader's Guide to Radical Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leaders-guide-radical-management <div>Author: Denning, Stephen</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management</strong> by Stephen Denning dismantles traditional management systems and builds a mental model of management based on a more accurate and effective understanding of how...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Growth or Bust! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/growth-or-bust <div>Author: Faust, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Growth or Bust!</strong>, growth and turnaround consultant Mark Faust describes how most companies have the inherent ability to greatly increase growth, and describes methods that combine the creation of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Secrets of Power Problem Solving http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/secrets-power-problem-solving <div>Author: Dawson, Roger</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>All organizations are faced with problems. Some react to their problems better than others and, in most cases, these organizations are more successful than organizations that stumble toward unwise decisions. Roger...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management 10 Steps to Be a Successful Manager http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/10-steps-be-successful-manager <div>Author: Haneberg, Lisa</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Successful businesses rely on great managers. Effective management practices enable organizations to identify new opportunities, execute strategies successfully, and complete projects on time and on budget. However,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Savvy Manager http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/savvy-manager <div>Author: Flagello, Jane R. | Dugas, Sandra Bernard</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Savvy Manager</strong>, Jane R. Flagello and Sandra Bernard Dugas offer managers tips on how to deal with the human element of a company and how to improve an organization by improving their management...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Beyond Change Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beyond-change-management <div>Author: Anderson, Dean | Anderson, Linda Ackerman</div> <div>Publisher: Pfeiffer</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Organizations that commit to altering how they approach and implement change can consistently achieve breakthrough results and outcomes that far surpass anyone’s expectations. Change leaders who undertake this...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Project Management for Dummies http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/project-management-dummies <div>Author: Portny, Stanley E.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Project Management for Dummies</strong>, Stanley Portny examines project-management skills and techniques, and aims to suggest that they are not burdensome tasks. Rather, they are a systematic way of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Laws of Charisma http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/laws-charisma <div>Author: Mortensen, Kurt W.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Kurt Mortensen defines charisma as the ability to easily build rapport, effectively influence others, inspire them to achieve more, and in the process make allies for life. It is a vital motivational life skill that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The High-Impact Middle Manager http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/high-impact-middle-manager <div>Author: Haneberg, Lisa</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The High-Impact Middle Manager</strong>, Lisa Haneberg focuses on those who have more impact on business than any other layer of an organization: middle managers. As the glue that connects corporate strategy...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Smart Questions http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/smart-questions <div>Author: Nadler, Gerald | Chandon, William J.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most business executives and managers approach problem solving using a method whose end result is excessive data collection, analysis paralysis, and solutions that cause more problems than they solve. One temporary fix...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Manager Redefined http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/manager-redefined <div>Author: Davenport, Thomas O. | Harding, Stephen D.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Management positions are a staple of corporate organizational charts, but the role itself is not always well defined. It is often an assortment of pieces and parts designed to do too many things, and thus accomplish...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Win at Work! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/win-work <div>Author: Katz, Diane L.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Win at Work!</strong>, Diane Katz presents an alternative to the traditional linear model of resolving conflict called “The Working Circle.” This approach encourages flexibility when resolving conflict. The...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Virtual Team Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/virtual-team-success <div>Author: DeRosa, Darleen M. | Lepsinger, Richard</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s complex organizations it is not uncommon to have as many as 50 percent of employees working on virtual teams. Virtual collaboration has already begun to transform many business sectors. The gradual shift of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Make Their Day! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/make-their-day <div>Author: Ventrice, Cindy</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Make Their Day!</strong>, Cindy Ventrice discusses how effective recognition increases an organization’s productivity, profitability, and lowers turnover. She states that recognition must be incorporated...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Enemy of Engagement http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/enemy-engagement <div>Author: Royal, Mark | Agnew, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s business world, organizations are constantly challenged to “do more with less.” Companies must determine how to translate employee motivation into better performance at the individual, team, and organization...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Living for the Weekday http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/living-weekday <div>Author: Swindall, Clint</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Living for the Weekday</strong>, Clint Swindall examines what causes employees to stare at the clock in anticipation of their days off, and offers strategies on how to boost their engagement and satisfaction...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Executive and The Elephant http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/executive-and-elephant <div>Author: Daft, Richard L.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Experience suggests that leaders know how they should behave in different situations, yet they often choose unwise behavior instead. Their intentions and actions are not in alignment. As people cultivate their inner...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Dealing with Dilemmas http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dealing-dilemmas <div>Author: Buytendijk, Frank</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Western management culture encourages a bias toward quick solutions, immediate action, and the avoidance of problems. While today’s managers may appear to convey strength and good strategic decision making, Frank...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Art of Convening http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/art-convening <div>Author: Neal, Craig | Craig, Patricia | Wold, Cynthia</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>What if a meeting could change your life? In <strong>The Art of Convening</strong>, authors Craig and Patricia Neal offer a recipe for taking any meeting, gathering, or conversation and making it transformational. It...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management It's Okay to Manage Your Boss http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/its-okay-manage-your-boss <div>Author: Tulgan, Bruce</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Across all industries and at all levels of organization there is a shocking epidemic of what Bruce Tulgan labels “undermanagement.” Undermanagement occurs when supervisory relationships between employees and bosses...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Turbulent Times Leadership for Sales Managers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/turbulent-times-leadership-sales-managers <div>Author: Connellan, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: Peak Performance Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Sales people play an important role in winning revenue for companies. It is in every organization’s best interest to enhance sales performance, especially during challenging economic times. In <strong>Turbulent Times...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Art and Science of 360° Feedback http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/art-and-science-360%C2%B0-feedback <div>Author: Lepsinger, Richard | Lucia, Anntoinette D.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Three hundred sixty degree feedback helps managers to get a clear picture of how they are perceived by their bosses, direct reports, colleagues, and others. Comprehensive data are collected from those who work for or...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing the Millennials http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-millennials <div>Author: Espinoza, Chip | Ukleja, Mick | Rusch, Craig</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A few years ago, Chip Espinoza, Mick Ukleja, and Craig Rusch began to notice a growing frustration among managers and business leaders trying to integrate younger workers into their organizations. Three generations of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Innovation Zone http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/innovation-zone <div>Author: Koulopoulos, Thomas M.</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Successful companies have built innovation into their corporate cultures, looking beyond their research and development departments for innovative ideas. In <strong>The Innovation Zone</strong>, author and management...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Encouraging the Heart http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/encouraging-heart-0 <div>Author: Kouzes, James M. | Posner, Barry Z.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For more than two decades, James Kouzes and Barry Posner have studied leaders and behaviors that lead to achieving extraordinary results. They discovered that one of the most important leadership practices is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing the Mobile Workforce http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-mobile-workforce <div>Author: Clemons, David | Kroth,, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Managing the Mobile Workforce </strong>by David Clemons and Michael Kroth, mobile workers are defined as those who are not physically located within a centralized building or who move between work locations...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Nickel and Dimed http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/nickel-and-dimed <div>Author: Barbara Ehrenreich</div> <div>Publisher: Henry Hold and Company</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <dd><span>Having a job and working hard do not guarantee a better life even for low-level workers in America.</span><span> What is needed are fair, living wages and a...</span></dd></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Built on Values http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/built-values <div>Author: Rhoades, Ann</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As Ann Rhoades and Nancy Shepherdson explain in <strong>Built on Values</strong>, the “perfect company culture” does not exist. The right culture for any company can be defined by determining what values are important...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The First-Time Manager's Guide to Team Building http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/first-time-managers-guide-team-building <div>Author: Topchik, Gary S.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The First-Time Manager’s Guide to Team Building</strong>, Gary S. Topchik explains how to achieve a powerful team that can focus successfully on the desired end results. Topchik dissects the meaning of team...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The 2020 Workplace http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/2020-workplace <div>Author: Meister, Jeanne C. | Willyerd, Karie</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The 2020 Workplace</strong>, Jeanne C. Meister and Karie Willyerd outline the ways in which organizations can and should change in order to meet the needs of the diverse and “über-connected” workforce of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management 12: The Elements of Great Managing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/12-elements-great-managing <div>Author: Wagner, Rodd | Harter, PH.D., James K.</div> <div>Publisher: Gallup Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Engaged, talented employees are a company’s greatest resource. Yet many mangers fail, through both neglect and ignorance, to bring out the best in their workforce. To determine the crucial components of great...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management How Risky Is It, Really? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-risky-it-really <div>Author: Ropeik, David</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>How Risky Is It, Really?</strong>, David Ropeik discusses how the human brain determines whether a person is at risk and the methods it takes to reach that conclusion. Today, significant advances in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Helping http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/helping <div>Author: Schein, Edgar H.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Helping</strong>, Edgar H. Schein draws not only on his career expertise but from personal life experiences to establish a “general theory of helping” that holds true no matter what the social dynamics of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Good Boss, Bad Boss http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/good-boss-bad-boss <div>Author: Sutton, Robert I.</div> <div>Publisher: Hachette Book Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Good Boss, Bad Boss</strong>, Robert I. Sutton relates the importance of how bosses behave and lays the groundwork for coaching bosses on how to be great while avoiding the pitfalls leading to employee...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Enterprise Supply Chain Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/enterprise-supply-chain-management <div>Author: Sehgal, Vivek</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Enterprise Supply Chain Management</strong>, Vivek Sehgal takes a comprehensive look at the role of supply chains within a variety of industries and organizations. Supply chain management evolved out of a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Leading Outside the Lines http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-outside-lines <div>Author: Katzenbach, Jon R. | Khan, Zia</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>There are two dividing beliefs in the business world: (1) the belief that companies should be run according to formal organizational standards, such as job responsibilities, costs, and means of communication, and (2)...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Making Telework Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/making-telework-work <div>Author: Offstein, Evan H. | Morwick, Jason M.</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In&nbsp;<strong>Making Telework Work</strong>, authors Evan H. Offstein and Jason M. Morwick define telework as incorporating and optimizing technology to be productive, to collaborate better, and to be more proactive...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management More Than a Minute http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/more-minute <div>Author: Green, Holly G.</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When Holly G. Green was a young manager, she read a book titled&nbsp;<em>The One Minute Manager&nbsp;</em>by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson. The refreshing simplicity of the book’s three basic principles...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Manager's Guide to HR http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-guide-hr <div>Author: Muller, Max</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Management is a complex position. Beyond the actual supervising of employees, a task that employs all manner of leadership, communication and delegation skills itself, managers must also possess a firm grasp on the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Target http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/target <div>Author: Blakesley, Stephen J.</div> <div>Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises LLC</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most business managers will attest that good people are a company’s most valuable resource, and of course motivated managers want to maximize the performance of their teams. They want a process of selection and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Carrot Principle: Second Edition http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/carrot-principle-second-edition <div>Author: Gostick, Adrian | Elton, Chester</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Recognition is an important and powerful tool that managers often do not use to full advantage. However, the effective use of recognition becomes even more critical in turbulent or difficult times when finding and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Little Black Book of Project Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/little-black-book-project-management <div>Author: Thomsett, Michael C.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Over the past 20 years, Michael C. Thomsett’s <strong>The Little Black Book of Project Management</strong> has served as the classic introductory handbook for businesspeople in every type of organization, as it...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Y in the Workplace http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/y-workplace <div>Author: Lipkin, Nicole A. | Perrymore, April J.</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Like it or not, Generation Y (Gen Y) is entering the workplace, and their numbers are too big to ignore. Sporting nose rings and spurning panty hose, listening to iPods and continuously text messaging, the generation...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management No Boundaries http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/no-boundaries <div>Author: Disselkamp, Lisa</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Lisa Disselkamp’s <strong>No Boundaries </strong>outlines how leaders can use workforce management technology (WMT) to more effectively run their organizations; achieve financial goals and maximize profits; and enhance...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing <div>Author: Mintzberg, Henry</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Identifying what managers do is easy; making sense of the huge assortment of duties and requirements is the difficulty. According to management guru Henry Mintzberg, author of <strong>Managing</strong>, management must...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Manager's Guide to Business Planning http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-guide-business-planning <div>Author: Capezio, Peter J.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s competitive marketplace, a well-planned, well-executed business plan can make the difference between success and failure. When a business has implemented a successful planning process, every employee can see...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Truth About Trust in Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/truth-about-trust-business <div>Author: Hall, Vanessa</div> <div>Publisher: Emerald Book Company</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Can you be trusted?</span><span> Trust is the cornerstone of your business and personal life, but do you clearly understand what trust is?</span><span> Do you know...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Standing in the Fire http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/standing-fire <div>Author: Dressler, Larry</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Standing in the Fire</strong>, Larry Dressler compares leading a combustible meeting with fighting a brush fire. When not tended to properly, a fire can cause suffering, proliferation, and destruction....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Intrinsic Motivation at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/intrinsic-motivation-work <div>Author: Thomas, Kenneth W.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Maximizing productivity at work is a top priority for all business organizations, but all too often focus is limited to extrinsic rewards: tangible benefits such as pay, commissions, and bonuses. In <strong>Intrinsic...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Leading the Virtual Workforce http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-virtual-workforce <div>Author: Lojeski, Karen Sobel</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Institutional frameworks today are fueled by highly skilled and specially trained workers who are often spread out across great distances and communicate horizontally instead of vertically. Many organizations have not...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Grown Up Digital http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/grown-digital <div>Author: Tapscott, Don</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As the first wave of the new global technology phenomenon, the Net Generation carries a revolutionary set of values, behaviors, and motivations that is already transforming the social and business landscape. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management More ProActive Sales Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/more-proactive-sales-management <div>Author: Miller, William</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Truly exceptional sales managers know the importance of embracing a proactive management style, guiding their team toward the future rather than being bogged down in day-to-day sales tasks. Being proactive requires...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Lead by Example http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lead-example <div>Author: Baldoni, John</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Effective leadership depends upon the ability to inspire a team to peak performance. <strong>Lead by Example </strong>offers managers at every level advice on developing the character traits, attitudes, strategies, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Ordinary Greatness http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ordinary-greatness <div>Author: Bilbrey, Pamela | Jones, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As part of an experiment in context and perception, world renowned violinist Joshua Bell stood in a corner of a Washington D.C. metro station during the morning rush hour. Wearing street clothes, he pulled out his...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Clear Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/clear-leadership <div>Author: Bushe, Gervase R.</div> <div>Publisher: Intercultural Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Every successful business leader understands that organizational success requires collaboration at all levels. Collaboration is no easy feat, however, as it hinges on a willingness to conduct...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Hands-Off Manager http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hands-manager <div>Author: Chandler, Steve | Black, Duabe</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Hands-Off Manager</strong>, authors Steve Chandler and Duane Black explore ways to nurture success in the form of hands-off leadership that results in happy employees and increased productivity. The...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The New Human Capital Strategy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-human-capital-strategy <div>Author: Hall, Ph.D., Bradley W.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Bradley W. Hall identifies many problems with the current approach to talent management: no one is accountable; programs are emphasized over systems; and the existing Human Resources model is egalitarian, even though...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Igniting the Third Factor http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/igniting-third-factor <div>Author: Jensen, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Performance Coaching Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Research indicates that coaching can increase performance much more than skill-focused job training alone. Most leaders, however, never learn the basic principles of successful coaching, why they are important, or how...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Three Laws of Performance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/three-laws-performance <div>Author: Zaffron, Steve | Logan, Dave</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the work environment and at home, when things are not working, people struggle with which part of the problem to address first. However, the reason that fixing a problem often does not deliver the expected results,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Driving Change http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/driving-change-0 <div>Author: Brewster, Mike | Dalzell, Frederick</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The presence of UPS--both domestically and internationally--is unmistakable. After all, the package delivery and logistics corporation tracks over fifteen million packages daily. But UPS has not always been the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Coaching For Improved Work Performance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/coaching-improved-work-performance <div>Author: Fournies, Ferdinand F.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Coaching is a powerful technique for motivating employees to change their behavior. In Coaching For Improved Work Performance, Ferdinand Fournies shows managers how to become skilled coaches and to face the challenges...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Click http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/click <div>Author: Fraser, George C.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In "Click," author George C. Fraser reveals offers anyone longing for meaningful connections in and out of the office Ten Truths regarding how to find their social voice, cultivate their beneficial offerings to others...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Kiss Theory Good Bye http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/kiss-theory-good-bye <div>Author: Prosen, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: Gold Pen Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the best-selling business book, <strong>Good to Great</strong>, readers discovered why some companies do well. In another best-seller, Execution, readers learned what some companies do well. And in <strong>Kiss...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management How http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how <div>Author: Seidman, Dov</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Krazy George Henderson, on an October day in 1981 at Oakland Stadium, invented the sweep of crowd enthusiasm now known as the Wave. His seemingly trivial feat of coordinating humans to work together toward a common...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Unlocking Opportunities for Growth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/unlocking-opportunities-growth <div>Author: Van Putten, Alexander B. | MacMillan, Ian C.</div> <div>Publisher: Pearson Education, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>New business ventures can produce great opportunities for a company, but they can also produce great anxiety. Managers must evaluate the risks and benefits, determine whether to move ahead, and hope their evaluation of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Silverlake Project http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/silverlake-project <div>Author: Bauer, Roy A. | Collar, Emilio | Tang, Victor | Wind, Jerry | Houston, Patrick R.</div> <div>Publisher: Oxford University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Silverlake Project</strong> documents the development of the best-selling AS/400 computer and the organizational changes at IBM Rochester that helped the enterprise win the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Cargill http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/cargill <div>Author: Broehl Jr., Wayne G.</div> <div>Publisher: University Press of New England</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>After the Civil War hosts of both agricultural and business opportunities for exploiting the land surfaced. Conover, Iowa, had not existed prior to 1864, but by 1865 it was a bustling town focused on business. Twenty-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Big Blues http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/big-blues <div>Author: Carroll, Paul</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The unmaking of IBM has probably hurt more people than the unmaking of any other company in history. The toll begins with 140,000 jobs lost over the past seven years (when spouses and children are included, the lost...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing for the Future http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-future-0 <div>Author: Drucker, Peter F.</div> <div>Publisher: Truman Talley Books/Dutton</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A presentation of some of Drucker’s most recent pronouncements (from 40 previously published essays) that analyzes and brings practical insight to a host of subjects covering the entire spectrum of today’s and tomorrow...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managers Caught in the Crunch http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-caught-crunch <div>Author: Jenks, James M. | Zevnik, Brian L. P.</div> <div>Publisher: Franklin Watts</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Prior to 1982, the position of most middle managers was very secure and nearly sacrosanct. Since then, however, thousands of managers have been dismissed. In fact, middle management seems targeted for termination and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Vision Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/vision-management <div>Author: SANNO Management (Editor)</div> <div>Publisher: Productivity Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The product of 10 years of management brainstorming at SANNO University in Japan, <strong>Vision Management</strong> examines the shift away from traditional linear management to a multilevel implementation of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Contrarian Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/contrarian-management <div>Author: Smith, Martin R.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In America’s capital-starved economy, high-tech industries will do no better than low-tech ones. In fact, low-tech businesses that supply staples for everyday living, whether the economy is prosperous or austere, will...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Taking Charge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/taking-charge <div>Author: Smith, Perry M.</div> <div>Publisher: Avery Publishing Group, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Smith offers 20 essential characteristics of a good leader, including such diverse elements as trust, technical competence, and humor. The majority of these characteristics fall into one of two traits: openness and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Sources of Innovation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/sources-innovation <div>Author: Von Hippel, Eric</div> <div>Publisher: Oxford University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1988</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The old assumption that manufacturers always develop innovations with their ears tuned to customer needs is often wrong. Innovation comes from various places and usually depends on the field in question. It may come...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Shortcuts for Smart Managers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/shortcuts-smart-managers <div>Author: Davis, Lisa</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Being a manager is never easy. Not only are managers responsible for every decision they make, they are also responsible for everything their people do. They are expected to support, encourage, motivate, and to model...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Working the Shadow Side http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/working-shadow-side <div>Author: Egan, Gerard</div> <div>Publisher: The Human Element</div> <div>Published Date: 1994</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Much has been written about the processes and systems that drive organizations and the ways and means of making them more effective. What is rarely discussed, and certainly not in any great detail, are the covert...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Clockspeed. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/clockspeed <div>Author: Fine, Charles H.</div> <div>Publisher: Perseus Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Clockspeed grew out of Charles Fine’s study of the strategic impact of supply-chain strategy on competitive advantage. Fine decided that instead of monitoring the supply chains of slowly evolving businesses, he would...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Work Without Managers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/work-without-managers <div>Author: Fisher Jr., James R.</div> <div>Publisher: The Delta Group</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In Work Without Managers, Fisher attempts to awaken professional/technical workers to the power and influence they possess to enact change. He also addresses the managers who want to know what their professional...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Lure the Tiger Out of the Mountains http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lure-tiger-out-mountains <div>Author: Gao Yuan</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Lure the Tiger Out of the Mountains</strong>, Yuan weaves history, inspirational experiences, and how-to guidelines into a concise, articulate package. Chinese traditions and philosophies found in this work...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Beating the Odds http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beating-odds <div>Author: Goldenson, Leonard H. | Wolf, Marvin J.</div> <div>Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Beating the Odds offers a lesson in leadership in which we are shown how one man was the living embodiment of innovation, change, continuing improvement, empowerment, integrity, and vision. It is a case history whose...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Lean and Mean http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lean-and-mean <div>Author: Harrison, Bennett</div> <div>Publisher: Basic Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to <strong>Lean and Mean</strong>, contrary to popular myth, small firms are not driving economic growth and creating the most new jobs. Rather, it is the concentrated, powerful business enterprises that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management White Collar Blues http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/white-collar-blues <div>Author: Heckscher, Charles</div> <div>Publisher: BasicBooks</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For two decades, middle managers have been under attack. They have been condemned for being bureaucratic and unproductive; criticized for lack of entrepreneurship; and subject for the first time to mass layoffs. In the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Female Advantage http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/female-advantage <div>Author: Helgesen, Sally</div> <div>Publisher: Currency Doubleday</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As the world evolves, we need to understand what the world will be like as women come to have more and more impact in the public realm. Thus, <strong>The Female Advantage </strong>attempts to answer the small questions...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Web of Inclusion http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/web-inclusion <div>Author: Helgesen, Sally</div> <div>Publisher: Doubleday/Currency</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The Web of Inclusion stresses how companies are being challenged to reconfigure so they can take advantage of innovative technologies more effectively and be more responsive to vastly expanded markets. Organizations...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Gaishi http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/gaishi <div>Author: Kang, T. W.</div> <div>Publisher: Basic Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Gaishi</strong>, T.W. Kang presents new insight into the old problem of how to do business in Japan. The author explains the differences between Japanese and American business practices. He further explains...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Rice-Paper Ceiling http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rice-paper-ceiling <div>Author: Kopp, Rochelle</div> <div>Publisher: Stone Bridge Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1994</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The "rice-paper ceiling" is the phenomenon that frequently prevents non-Japanese employees from enjoying successful careers and rising to key managerial positions in Japanese firms. It is a combination of structural...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Light Touch http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/light-touch <div>Author: Kushner, Malcolm</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Light Touch</strong>, Kushner successfully fills a gap in management practice by showing managers how to harness the power of the valuable humor resource in a range of day-to-day activities. However, his...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management If Only We Knew What We Know http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/if-only-we-knew-what-we-know <div>Author: O'Dell, Carla | Grayson Jr., C. Jackson | Essaides, Nilly</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In almost every organization, hidden reservoirs of "knowledge" exist relatively untapped. A few organizations are, however, going after this mother lode, learning how to mine it using a tool called "knowledge...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management A Better Idea http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/better-idea <div>Author: Petersen, Donald E. | Hillkirk, John</div> <div>Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many American companies are in trouble because they have traditionally used top-down management that leaves little room for the average individual to be creative. As a result, corporate leadership cannot take advantage...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Answers for Managers. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/answers-managers <div>Author: Radzik, Adam | Emek, Sharon</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In Answers for Managers, Radzik and Emek have distilled a virtual library of management concepts into an extremely practical guide, whose primary value lies in the fact that it provides managers with the information...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Critical SHIFT http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/critical-shift <div>Author: Silverman, Lori L. | Propst, Annabeth L.</div> <div>Publisher: ASQ Quality Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Lori L. Silverman and Annabeth L. Propst, the concept of quality, as used within the context of "total quality management," has fallen out of favor. However, it is not "dead" but is being replaced by...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Topgrading http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/topgrading <div>Author: Smart, Bradford D.</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The single most important driver of organizational performance and individual managerial success is talent. The ability to hire the best is what distinguishes premier companies from mediocre firms and successful...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Paradox Principles http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/paradox-principles <div>Author: The Price Waterhouse Change Integration Team</div> <div>Publisher: Irwin Professional Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Five key paradoxes form the foundation of this book. These paradoxes clarify and formulate the organizational tensions that executives reported during their interviews with the authors, and seem to represent...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Father, Son & Co. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/father-son-co <div>Author: Watson Jr., Thomas J. | Petre, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Bantam Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Father, Son & Co </strong>avoids the pitfalls of which many chronologies fall prey: excessive use of disruptive flashbacks and flash-forwards, an overabundance of characters who add nothing but unnecessary...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing With Integrity http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-integrity <div>Author: Watson, Charles E.</div> <div>Publisher: Praeger</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The major theme of <strong>Managing With Integrity </strong>is that a flawless existence is of little use if it fails to produce something of lasting value. This approach explains various dimensions of character and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Keeping the Best http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/keeping-best <div>Author: Yate, Martin John</div> <div>Publisher: Bob Adams, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Keeping the Best </strong>gives practical, user-friendly advice on making the workplace more humane and productive, which shows how to hold on to the invaluable people who bring success to the corporation....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Prize http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/prize <div>Author: Yergin, Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Prize</strong>, Yergin provides unprecedented insight into the history of the oil industry, and by extension, the dynamic and intricate history of the 20th century. In light of events in the Gulf,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Corporate Lifecycles http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/corporate-lifecycles <div>Author: Adizes, Ichak</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The interrelationship of flexibility and controllability are the causes of growth and aging. "Problems" arise from the relative deficiency in either flexibility or self-control. Management's function is to lead the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Talking to the Top http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/talking-top <div>Author: Anthony, Ray</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Talking to the Top </strong>explains how to use leadership skills to inspire, move, and motivate an audience of executives. Anthony believes the speaker must possess the same leadership skills and mindset of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Danger in the Comfort Zone http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/danger-comfort-zone <div>Author: Bardwick, Judith M.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While the attitude of Entitlement still exists in business and society, reinvention, reengineering, downsizing, rightsizing, delayering, etc., have put pressure on most organizations, both in the private sector and in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The World According to Peter Drucker http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/world-according-peter-drucker <div>Author: Beatty, Jack</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Peter F. Drucker’s influence is global. His views on management, industrial organization, business strategy, leadership development, and employee motivation have instructed Fortune 500 corporations, nonprofit...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Teaching the Elephant to Dance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/teaching-elephant-dance <div>Author: Belasco, James A.</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The active leader identifies the need to change and quickly develops a new strategic approach that contains three elements: (1) the repositioning of products/services to build competitive advantage, (2) talented people...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management On Becoming a Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/becoming-leader <div>Author: Bennis, Warren</div> <div>Publisher: Addison-Wesley</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders are important because (1) they are responsible for the success or failure of all organizations, (2) the world needs a guiding purpose, and leaders fulfill that need; and (3) the integrity of our institutions is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Making a Difference http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/making-difference <div>Author: Bethel, Sheila Murray</div> <div>Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Grassroots leadership dispels feelings of powerlessness in the face of the overwhelming problems plaguing today's world. When you define your "mission that matters," you'll know what it is you want to make a difference...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Art of the Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/art-leader <div>Author: Cohen, William A.</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leadership can make the difference between success and failure. It entails acting through others to accomplish tasks, for there are many important goals that cannot be achieved without the help of others. However, you...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Delta Air lines http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/delta-air-lines <div>Author: Davis, Sidney F.</div> <div>Publisher: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Delta Air Lines, which originated in Louisiana, has been based in Atlanta, Georgia for almost 50 of its 60 years. As the South has prospered, so has the company, gaining a reputation for hospitality and pride-the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management 1992: Strategies for the Single Market. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/1992-strategies-single-market <div>Author: Dudley, James W.</div> <div>Publisher: Productivity Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The lack of common policy for external trade, a chaotic period of adjustment, the inward looking approach to creating a competitive environment, and the lack of a common currency are inherent weaknesses that may...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Why Employees Don't Do What They're Supposed to Do and What to Do About It http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-employees-dont-do-what-theyre-supposed-do-and-what-do-about-it <div>Author: Fournies, Ferdinand F.</div> <div>Publisher: Liberty House</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Not knowing why a task should be undertaken is the one reason for employee nonperformance that most managers find the easiest to accept-it's logical and needs no explanation. Today's managers know that it is perfectly...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Beatrice http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beatrice <div>Author: Gazel, Neil R.</div> <div>Publisher: University of Illinois Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In 1889, George Everett Haskell and William W. Bosworth set up business in Beatrice, Nebraska, dealing in poultry, eggs, butter, and produce. C. H. Haskell, George Haskell's nephew, began working for the company in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management American Business: A Two-Minute Warning. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/american-business-two-minute-warning <div>Author: Grayson Jr., C. Jackson | O'Dell, Carla</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>From history we find that leadership and world dominance tend to cause complacency. Leaders overlook the relative growth rates of challengers, the changes are so gradual that leaders have difficulty sensing the crisis...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Henry J. Kaiser http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/henry-j-kaiser <div>Author: Heaner, Albert P.</div> <div>Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>H.J. Kaiser was one of America’s great industrialists. He was one of the team of builders, called the Six Companies, who took on the challenge of building Boulder Dam. His other accomplishments included production of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management China, Inc. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/china-inc <div>Author: Macleod, Roderick</div> <div>Publisher: Bantam Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The Chinese culture is very old, sophisticated, and influences all behavior, thus the Chinese act and think differently, and react from a different psychological perspective. The Chinese a foreigner is most likely to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management SuperLeadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/superleadership <div>Author: Manz, Charles C. | Sims, Henry P.</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Self-leadership is what people do to lead themselves-an extensive set of strategies which focus on the behaviors and thoughts that people use for self-influence. This can be seen as a form of respon-sible followship...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Perot http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/perot <div>Author: Mason, Todd</div> <div>Publisher: Dow Jones-Irwin</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For a total of thirteen years, Ross Perot successfully worked inside the bureaucracies of the Navy and IBM, yet he left both organizations in disgust. His narrow focus on the mission made the Navy seem obtuse and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing on the Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-edge <div>Author: Pascale, Richard Tanner</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>It has become fashionable to accept ideas without in-depth knowledge of their underlying foundation and without any long-term commitment. Organizations need to move from the current either/or mindset to an and also...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Innovation Explosion http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/innovation-explosion <div>Author: Quinn, James Brian | Baruch, Jordan J. | Zien, Karen Anne</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>If nations and enterprises hope to be successful in future world competition, they must understand, integrate, and manage their intellectual, technological, and innovation resources in a dramatically different way....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The End of the American Century http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/end-american-century <div>Author: Schlossszein, Steven</div> <div>Publisher: Congdon & Weed</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In order to lead in the 21st century, America must regain its competitive spirit by creating new strategic commercial, industrial, political, educational, and social policies--policies, which must constitute serious...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Rupert Murdoch http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rupert-murdoch <div>Author: Tuccille, Jerome</div> <div>Publisher: Donald/Fine</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When his father died in 1952, Murdoch took over as publisher of the struggling Adelaide News and Sunday Mail. The Herald was extremely successful, but Murdoch's father owned little stock in that publication. It was the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Critical Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/critical-edge <div>Author: Weisinger, Hendrie</div> <div>Publisher: Little, Brown & Company</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Criticism has its roots in philosophy and art. Coined by Aristotle, the word originally meant "able to discern or judge accordingly." Criticism was seen as an intellectual activity based on well-defined criteria,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Organizing Genius http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/organizing-genius <div>Author: Bennis, Warren | Biederman, Patricia Ward</div> <div>Publisher: Addison-Wesley</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Organizing Genius</strong>, Warren Bennis illuminates how the leadership process must function as a collaborative process if truly exceptional performance is to be achieved. Part history, part how-to manual...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Microsoft Secrets http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/microsoft-secrets <div>Author: Cusumano, Michael A. | Selby, Richard W.</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Drawing on almost two years of on-site observation, 40 in-depth interviews, and unprecedented access to confidential documents and project data, the authors focus specifically on Microsoft’s unique "synch-and-stabilize...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Time Management for Teams http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/time-management-teams <div>Author: Douglass, Merrill E. | Douglass, Donna N.</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The authors go beyond traditional time management which usually targets the individual, and applies the theory to teams and the issue of temperament. It is a matter of enlarging the individual’s perspective so he or...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing in a Time of Great Change http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-time-great-change <div>Author: Drucker, Peter F.</div> <div>Publisher: Truman Talley Books/Dutton</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>This book deals with the changes on which executives and managers of both profit and nonprofit organizations can and must take action. Its objective is to enable them to get ahead in tomorrow’s world and to make...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Zaibatsu America http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/zaibatsu-america <div>Author: Kearns, Robert L.</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although little understood, Zaibatsu America is being created as part of one of the largest transfers of capital in history. It entails the formation of an almost separate Japanese economy within major sectors of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The One to One Future http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/one-one-future <div>Author: Peppers, Don | Rogers, Martha</div> <div>Publisher: Currency Doubleday</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A new business paradigm of one-to-one production, marketing, and communications. The authors provide a detailed description of life after mass marketing -a life that focuses on share of customer, rather than share of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Liberation Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/liberation-management <div>Author: Peters, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Liberation Management</strong>, Tom Peters aspires to new revolutionary heights by literally turning readers on their heads and shaking out all the mundane, conventional wisdom left rattling around. Peters...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The New GE http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-ge <div>Author: Slater, Robert</div> <div>Publisher: Business One/Irwin</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The New GE</strong> profiles Jack Welch and provides current and future leaders with invaluable insights into the personal and professional characteristics and philosophy needed to lead U.S. enterprises in this...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Heads You Win http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/heads-you-win <div>Author: Spitzer, Quinn | Evans, Ron</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Heads You Win </strong>provides practical lessons on how executives and managers can use core thinking skills to systematically and effectively address important business issues. The authors take the reader...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Rethinking the Corporation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rethinking-corporation <div>Author: Tomasko, Robert M.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Rethinking the Corporation </strong>is an application of architectural design logic applied to corporate reorganization. Tomasko shows how to go beneath the strategic and make the kinds of structural changes...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Evidence-Based Training Methods http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/evidence-based-training-methods <div>Author: Clark, Ruth Colvin</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the education community, a useful body of research evidence related to training development and delivery has emerged only in the last 20 years. With that evidence, training practitioners now have a better idea of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Time Trap http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/time-trap <div>Author: Mackenzie, Alec | Nickerson, Pat</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Who has never felt the need for more hours in the day to accomplish what must be done? The struggle to use time effectively in the face of overwhelming daily demands has not diminished since the late Alec Mackenzie...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing Hispanic and Latino Employees http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-hispanic-and-latino-employees <div>Author: Nevaer, Louis E. V.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Louis Nevaer’s <strong>Managing Hispanic and Latino Employees </strong>is a practical guide to navigating cultural issues in the workplace. The book offers advice on managing a diverse workforce at each stage of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management 10 Steps to Successful Meetings http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/10-steps-successful-meetings <div>Author: ASTD Editors ASTD Editors</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>10 Steps to Successful Meetings</strong>, the American Society for Training and Development provides key information needed to develop and facilitate effective meetings. Conducting efficient meetings is an...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Just Ask Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/just-ask-leadership <div>Author: Cohen, Gary B.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Large egos can propel businesspeople into leadership positions. Once they have done so, however, those same egos can get in the way of what all executives want to do: lead and motivate others. In <strong>Just Ask...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Engaging the Hearts and Minds of All Your Employees http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/engaging-hearts-and-minds-all-your-employees <div>Author: Colan, Lee J.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When employees are fully engaged, they deliver passionate performance, a strong, sustained intellectual and emotional attachment to their work. Passionate performance creates a wall of differentiation between a firm...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Distance Manager http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/distance-manager <div>Author: Fisher, Kimball | Fisher, Mareen Duncan</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>With an increasing number of employees working outside the central workplace, direct control over members of a project team is a thing of the past. In <strong>The Distance Manager</strong>, authors Kimball Fisher and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management How to Tell Anyone Anything http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-tell-anyone-anything <div>Author: Gallagher, Richard S.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The mix of personalities, styles, and stressors in today’s fast-paced work environments provides a real challenge to effective communications. Whether dealing with a boss, someone we manage, or a peer, bringing up and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Getting to Resolution http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/getting-resolution <div>Author: Levine, Stewart</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In traditional models of conflict resolution, disagreeing parties are pitted against one another in a highly adversarial win/lose scenario. According to Stewart Levine, author of <strong>Getting to Resolution...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Keeping the Millennials http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/keeping-millennials <div>Author: Sujansky, Joanne G | Ferri-Reed, Jan</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For the first time in history, corporate managers face the challenge of managing four generations at once: the Matures, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y (the Millennials). As Boomers get ready to retire en...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Strategic Project Management Made Simple http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/strategic-project-management-made-simple <div>Author: Schmidt, Terry</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Too many project teams and project managers fail to accomplish their goals because they lack “the right tools to think, plan, and act effectively.” In <strong>Strategic Project Management Made Simple</strong>, Terry...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Communication Problem Solver http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/communication-problem-solver <div>Author: Carroll, Nannette Rundle</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When employees cannot rely on their manager for clear communication, roles are confused, responsibilities are misunderstood, and trust and authority are undermined. In <strong>The Communication Problem Solver...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Extraordinary Groups http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/extraordinary-groups <div>Author: Bellman, Geoffrey M. | Ryan, Kathleen D.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>People take part in group activities in countless aspects of their lives, but truly exceptional group experiences are rare. Groups that can harnesses the energy to satisfy their goals and surpass expectations have a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Not Everyone Gets a Trophy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/not-everyone-gets-trophy <div>Author: Tulgan, Bruce</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As members of Generation Y enter the workforce in ever-increasing numbers, they bring with them a new set of attitudes that can present unique challenges to their managers, many of whom come from older generations. It...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Rethinking Retention in Good Times and Bad http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rethinking-retention-good-times-and-bad <div>Author: Finnegan, Richard P.</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Studies indicate that employee turnover costs anywhere from 12 to 40 percent of a company’s pretax income, making turnover a critical issue for executives in all industries. Turnover is especially important in poor...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Games at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/games-work <div>Author: Goldstein, Mauricio | Read, Philip</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Every company engages in some form of game play, whether knowingly or not, yet most companies do not understand the detriment these games can have on productivity and profitability. In <strong>Games at Work</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management My Secret Life on the McJob http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/my-secret-life-mcjob <div>Author: Newman, Jerry</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In March 1998 Jerry Newman visited a fast food restaurant with his daughter for breakfast. In her breakfast sandwich was a finger from a plastic sanitary glove. That experience led Newman, a university business...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Exceptional Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/exceptional-leadership <div>Author: Dye, Carson F. | Garman, Andrew N.</div> <div>Publisher: Health Administration Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In Exceptional Leadership, authors Carson F. Dye and Andrew N. Garman identify the 16 characteristics of outstanding healthcare leaders. Drawing on decades of healthcare experience and research, the authors identify...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing the Unexpected http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-unexpected <div>Author: Weick, Karl E. | Sutcliffe, Kathleen M.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Successful organizations know that they must deal with unexpected events with flexibility, adaptability, and alertness. They learn from their mistakes, are less concerned with blame, and promote communication. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Spider's Strategy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/spiders-strategy <div>Author: Mukherjee, Amit S.</div> <div>Publisher: FT Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Business leaders of today face tremendous challenges. Global data capabilities allow work production across distributed networks, requiring that companies manage the flow of raw material, work-in-process, money, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Evidence-Based Management in Healthcare http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/evidence-based-management-healthcare <div>Author: Kovner, Anthony R. | Fine, David J. | D'Aquila, Richard</div> <div>Publisher: Health Administration Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Evidence-Based Management in Healthcare is a compendium of essays and articles that support the use of evidence-based decision making. Authors Anthony Kovner, David Fine, and Richard D'Aquila argue that good managerial...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Extreme Toyota http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/extreme-toyota <div>Author: Osono, Emi | Shimizu, Norihiko | Takeuchi, Hirotaka | Dorton, John Kyle</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Toyota is defined by contradictions. The auto company has a famously efficient production system, but appears to have heavy layers of management and a surplus of administrative employees. It has a stable history...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Busy Manager's Guide to Delegation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/busy-managers-guide-delegation <div>Author: Luecke, Richard A. | McIntosh, Perry</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>All managers, from CEOs to frontline supervisors, must delegate to accomplish their goals. Yet, even though delegation enables managers to produce results through other people, many supervisors have not yet mastered...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Followership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/followership <div>Author: Atchison, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: Health Administration Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For the last three decades healthcare workers have been adjusting to a new work environment—one that puts profits over people. Workers are unsure about their roles in the organization and many struggle to find meaning...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Capitalizing on Being Woman Owned http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/capitalizing-being-woman-owned <div>Author: Christy, Janet W.</div> <div>Publisher: Janet W. Christy</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>This is the best time ever to be a woman business owner! And Capitalizing On Being Woman Owned will show you why. Government agencies need you in order to meet their...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The GE Work-Out http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ge-work-out <div>Author: Ulrich, Dave | Kerr, Steve | Ashkenas, Ron</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Employees at GE have a deeply engrained and internalized process for addressing and solving the company’s problems quickly, simply, and with the involvement of people who will ultimately carry out the decision. The...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Impulse Factor http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/impulse-factor <div>Author: Tasler, Nick</div> <div>Publisher: Fireside</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Impulse Factor</strong>, Nick Tasler offers insight into what leads people to make decisions by drawing on research in genetics, psychology, politics, and even the animal kingdom. He states that there...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/becoming-evidence-based-manager <div>Author: Latham, Gary P.</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Like many skills, management is both an art and a science. The art of management is unique to an individual. The science of management, on the other hand, is based on empirical data and can be taught and replicated in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Identifying and Managing Project Risk http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/identifying-and-managing-project-risk <div>Author: Kendrick, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>All projects involve risk, and those projects that are successful generally have leaders who employ the best project management practices available. In his book <strong>Identifying and Managing Project Risk</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management 10 Steps to Successful Strategic Planning http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/10-steps-successful-strategic-planning <div>Author: Barksdale, Susan | Lund, Teri</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>One practice that often sets successful businesses apart from the rest is strategic planning. These organizations benefit not just from having a strategic plan, but from undergoing the strategic planning process itself...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Kick-Start Your Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/kick-start-your-business <div>Author: Craven, Robert</div> <div>Publisher: Virgin Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Running a business can sometimes feel like running up the 'down' escalator.</span><span> Unless you can get your business to work for you.</span><span> Kick-Start...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management How Disruption Brought Order http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-disruption-brought-order <div>Author: Dru, Jean-Marie</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>It finds its way into your business meetings.</span><span> It punctuates your speech, shapes your way of thinking, and guides your company's direction.</span>...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management From Concept to Consumer http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/concept-consumer <div>Author: Baker, Phil</div> <div>Publisher: Pearson Education, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Successful products not only depend on a good idea; they also require cost-effective manufacturing, customers who are willing to buy, and strong marketing and distribution programs. The steps leading from product...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Rethink http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rethink <div>Author: Merrifield, Ric</div> <div>Publisher: FT Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When it becomes necessary to search for cost efficiencies and business improvement ideas, company leaders tend to focus on fine-tuning processes (the hows) rather than focusing on what companies actually do and why...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Invisible Employee http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/invisible-employee <div>Author: Gostick, Adrian | Elton, Chester</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>There is a crisis in business today:</span><span> the invisible employee.</span><span> Feeling overlooked, ignored and unappreciated, invisible employees fight...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management 10 Steps to Successful Project Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/10-steps-successful-project-management <div>Author: Russell, Lou</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many people today find themselves in charge of one or more projects. Lou Russell uses her own experiences to lay out her <strong>10 Steps to Successful Project Management</strong> that can be molded to fit any project...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Leading in Times of Crisis http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-times-crisis <div>Author: Dotlich, David L. | Cairo, Peter C. | Rhinesmith, Stephen H.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The challenges facing leaders today continue to grow as the needs of investors, customers, and employees conflict with one another. <strong>Leading in Times of Crisis </strong>by David L. Dotlich, Peter C. Cairo, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Corporate Agility http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/corporate-agility <div>Author: Grantham, Charles E. | Ware, James P. | Williamson, Cory</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today's volatile and unpredictable economy, corporate agility is a prerequisite for success. Consequently, traditionally managed companies which are plagued by excess real estate; costly, inflexible labor forces;...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Firefly Effect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/firefly-effect <div>Author: Douglas, Kimberley</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>What does the ideal organic team look like? <strong>The Firefly Effect </strong>addresses the key characteristics that compose creative, energetic, and productive teams and discusses practical methods leaders can use...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Chaotics http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/chaotics <div>Author: Kotler, Philip | Caslione, John A.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to authors Philip Kotler and John A. Caslione in Chaotics, the world has entered the chaotic Age of Turbulence. To maneuver successfully through this, businesses need the Chaotics Management System - a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Computer Fraud Casebook http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/computer-fraud-casebook <div>Author: Wells, Joseph T.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Fraud-an act of deception practiced in order to secure personal gain - has been a longstanding threat for business owners. Rapid advances in computers, however, have propelled the issue of computer fraud into the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management If Disney Ran Your Hospital http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/if-disney-ran-your-hospital <div>Author: Lee, Fred</div> <div>Publisher: Second River Healthcare Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Fred Lee’s experiences in hospital leadership as well as at Disney led him to believe that any healthcare team can find its way to greatness if it has the passion and competence to do so. <strong>If Disney Ran Your...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Creative Blogging http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/creative-blogging <div>Author: Johnson, Paul William</div> <div>Publisher: AuthorHouse</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>If you feel trapped in the same old issues in your personal life or your business and need to find a way out, this book will show you "how you do dat.</span>...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Driving Results Through Social Networks http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/driving-results-through-social-networks <div>Author: Cross, Rob | Thomas, Robert J.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most leaders still rely too heavily on formal structures when designing their organizations and implementing strategy. However, these formal organizational structures often overlook the fact that every organization...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Authentic Conversations http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/authentic-conversations <div>Author: Showkeir, Jamie | Showkeir, Maren</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;Authentic&nbsp;Conversations, Jamie Showkeir and Maren Showkeir show the way to change the ways in which you communicate with both your peers and your subordinates at work. The authors...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Made it in China http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/made-it-china <div>Author: Jeal, Graham | Cann, Simon</div> <div>Publisher: MII Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>If you're going to do business in China, then you need to go to China.</span><span> You must be on the ground conducting business on a day-to-day basis.</span>...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management A Manager's Guide to Coaching http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-guide-coaching <div>Author: Emerson, Brian | Loehr, Anne</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In A Manager's Guide to Coaching, authors Brian Emerson and Anne Loehr operate under the premise that without engaging employees on a human level which responds to a coach's leadership, workplace production and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Answering the Ultimate Question http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/answering-ultimate-question <div>Author: Owen, Richard | Brooks, Laura</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Net Promoter - a multi-faceted program focused on increasing company growth through focused enhancement of customer loyalty - has been implemented in organizations worldwide. Many leading companies have demonstrated...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Emotional Intelligence for Managing Results in a Diverse World http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/emotional-intelligence-managing-results-diverse-world <div>Author: Gardenswartz, Lee | Cherbosque, Jorge | Rowe, Anita</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Over the past decade, emotional intelligence has been recognized more and more as a critical underpinning of success both on and off the job. It has become even more important as work environments have become...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Credible Company http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/credible-company <div>Author: D'Aprix, Roger</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Why is it that there is a record number of employees who no longer trust the management of the companies for whom they work? What is being lost – or left unsaid – in the communication between executive leadership and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Performance Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/performance-management <div>Author: Cokins, Gary</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The global business landscape has changed immensely over the past several decades according to author Gary Cokins, and it is time for the world’s business leaders to acknowledge that their organizations must change as...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Leadership Solutions http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-solutions <div>Author: Weiss, David S. | Molinaro, Vince | Davey, Liane</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Organizations often struggle to build the leadership capacity necessary to thrive in an ever-changing global business environment. In fact, leadership development may be one of the biggest challenges facing businesses...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Change Cycle http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/change-cycle <div>Author: Salerno, Ann | Brock, Lillie</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although change is usually unpredictable, the process of how people move through life’s change can be anticipated. In <strong>The Change Cycle</strong>, Ann Salerno and Lillie Brock provide readers with the six...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Trophy Kids Grow Up http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/trophy-kids-grow <div>Author: Alsop, Ron</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The millennial generation – comprised of individuals born between 1980 and 2001 – is shaking up the workplace. A polarizing generation that is both admired and critiqued, millennials are serious about changing work...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Connect Effect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/connect-effect <div>Author: Dulworth, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Connect Effect</strong>, Michael Dulworth provides readers with a simple networking framework (the right people, the right conversations, the right time) and set of tools for developing personal,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Go for Gold http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/go-gold <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>If you've read any of John C. Maxwell's books on leadership, you know that leadership is developed daily, not in a day.</span><span> That's why he's written Go for...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Executive Warfare http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/executive-warfare <div>Author: D'Alessandro, David F. | Owens, Michele</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>It's not enough anymore to be smart, hard-working, and able to show results - because nowadays everybody is smart, hard-working, and able to show results.</span>...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Great Business Teams http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/great-business-teams <div>Author: Guttman, Howard M.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Great teams stand apart from the rest. They are undaunted by the toughest business challenges and are not content with simply overcoming such challenges. Instead, they use them as opportunities for transformation. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Executive Stamina http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/executive-stamina <div>Author: Seldman, Marty | Seldman, Joshua</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most executives have an intense desire to achieve, and equally exhibit a strong sense of responsibility, but sometimes they overlook the fact that raising their endurance and energy levels can strengthen their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Create Marketplace Disruption http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/create-marketplace-disruption <div>Author: Hartung, Adam</div> <div>Publisher: FT Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Far too often, companies lock-in to processes, products, or technologies that have worked in the past. By clinging to their history - and failing to consider alternative options that are more appropriate in response...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Engagement Is Not Enough http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/engagement-not-enough <div>Author: Ayers, Keith E.</div> <div>Publisher: Elevate</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Engagement Is Not Enough</strong>, Keith Ayers details the steps companies must take to engage with their employees and inspire passionate team participation. Managers of teams large and small will learn how...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Three Signs of a Miserable Job http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/three-signs-miserable-job <div>Author: Lencioni, Patrick</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Miserable jobs – those that breed deep cynicism, unhappiness, and frustration – exist across all industries and status levels. Unfortunately, far too many employees experience job misery each day. Not only can this...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Talent http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/talent <div>Author: Edward E. Lawler III</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although human capital is potentially the most powerful source of competitive advantage, in today’s global business environment, it is becoming increasingly difficult to design organizations that can turn talent into...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management How to Wow http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-wow <div>Author: Jones, Frances Cole</div> <div>Publisher: Ballantine Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>In today's fast-paced world, where an elevator ride with your CEO can turn into an impromptu meeting, your lunch date can become a job interview, and your...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Divide or Conquer http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/divide-or-conquer <div>Author: McLain Smith, Diana</div> <div>Publisher: Portfolio</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Teams are only as strong as their weakest relationships. How well and how quickly they make decisions, inspire innovation, tackle performance problems, or learn from mistakes depends on the strength of the team. Since...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Coaching Corporate MVPs http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/coaching-corporate-mvps <div>Author: Butteriss, Margaret</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For clues to finding success in the changing global marketplace, smart CEOs need only look to the world of sports, says author Margaret Butteriss in her book "Coaching Corporate MVPs. " Just like on the basketball...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Manager's Guide to Rewards http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-guide-rewards <div>Author: Jensen, Doug | Stark, Mel | McMullen, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most books written about compensation and rewards are targeted at human resource professionals. But with more and more frontline managers making decisions about employee rewards, practical guidance is needed about how...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management 101 Survival Tips for Your Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/101-survival-tips-your-business <div>Author: Griffiths, Andrew</div> <div>Publisher: Andre Griffiths, Jaico Publishing House</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Running a business is difficult and demanding at the best of times and for all sorts of reasons.</span><span> Entrepreneurs and managers alike need to learn how to...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Momentum Effect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/momentum-effect <div>Author: Larreche, J. C.</div> <div>Publisher: Wharton School Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>One of the greatest challenges leaders and their companies face today is maintaining profitable growth. Some companies struggle to accomplish this, others achieve it and then lose it, but only a select few consistently...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Transparency http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/transparency <div>Author: Bennis, Warren | Goleman, Daniel | O'Toole, James | Biederman, Patricia Ward</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Transparency</strong>, Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman, James O’Toole, and Patricia Ward Biederman use three essays to explore the complexities of transparency and reflect on becoming a transparent leader,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Making Innovation Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/making-innovation-work <div>Author: Davila, Tony | Epstein, Marc J. | Shelton, Robert</div> <div>Publisher: Wharton School Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although many myths surround innovation, making it appear more complex than it is, the authors believe that the execution of innovation is not any more difficult than the implementation of other management activities....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Fast Strategy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fast-strategy <div>Author: Doz, Yves | Kosonen, Mikko</div> <div>Publisher: Wharton School Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Companies that are strategically agile learn to change their direction quickly and to transform themselves without losing their day-to-day business momentum. These companies usually have CEOs and top leadership teams...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Granularity of Growth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/granularity-growth <div>Author: Viguerie, Patrick | Smit, Sven | Baghai, Mehrdad</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>It is undeniable that companies need growth to continue to thrive in today’s marketplace. The question that lingers in the minds of many organizational leaders – particularly those representing large companies – is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing People http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-people <div>Author: Halan, Y. C.</div> <div>Publisher: New Dawn Press Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Organizations are increasingly realizing that, of all the varied factors that contribute to and affect company performance, the human element is clearly the most...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management It Starts with One http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/it-starts-one <div>Author: Black, J. Stewart | Gregersen, Hal G.</div> <div>Publisher: Wharton School Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Organizational change is difficult, expensive, time consuming, and, increasingly, the way of the business world. In the global marketplace, the pace of radical adjustments due to shifting markets, cultures, supplies,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Working Relationships http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/working-relationships <div>Author: Wall, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: Davies Black</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Being able to work with people is one of the most important factors in determining success on the job. The things that we need to improve our jobs are only a conversation away. Ideas go unexpressed or unheard because...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Deciding Who Leads http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/deciding-who-leads <div>Author: McCool, Joseph Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Because of the inherent risks and rewards of attracting senior management, leadership recruitment and succession planning are at the top of the agenda for growth-minded corporations. Organizations' futures are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Igniting Gen B and Gen V http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/igniting-gen-b-and-gen-v <div>Author: Ahlrichs, Nancy S.</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>To compete in today’s marketplace, corporations need to develop employees that do more than just show up every day to work: employees need to be engaged in their work. Unfortunately, companies have historically...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Leaders at All Levels http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leaders-all-levels <div>Author: Charan, Ram</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Leaders at All Levels</strong>, Ram Charan addresses a growing problem in business—the shortage of leaders who are prepared to face today’s complex business environment. Many companies struggle to find...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Judgment http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/judgment <div>Author: Tichy, Noel M. | Bennis, Warren G.</div> <div>Publisher: Portfolio</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Noel Tichy and Warren Bennis, leaders are remembered for their best and worst decisions. Whether they are running a country, a military unit, a global corporation, or a sports team, the quality of their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Epic Change http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/epic-change <div>Author: Clark, Timothy R.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Successful change leadership is an often overlooked developmental skill in our global age where uncertainty, a hastened pace, and intensified competition have become the norm. Yet understanding and managing...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Five Key Principles of Corporate Performance Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/five-key-principles-corporate-performance-management <div>Author: Paladino, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A new role, that of the corporate performance management (CPM) executive, is rapidly emerging in companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations as a means to ensure effective and efficient alignment of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Becoming an Extraordinary Manager http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/becoming-extraordinary-manager <div>Author: Sandler, Len</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most jobs in the business world come with a set of easily recognizable attributes: a desk, a paycheck, and a manager. While the first two are easily dealt with by most, the third can make an otherwise fulfilling job...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Power of Story http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-story <div>Author: Loehr, Jim</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Power of Story</strong>, Jim Loehr, the noted performance expert and sports psychologist, presents the idea that our lives unfold in accordance with the stories we tell ourselves and others. Telling...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Secret Language of Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/secret-language-leadership <div>Author: Denning, Stephen</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><div>The power to communicate a complex idea or engender transformational change in a company and its people is a key characteristic of a good leader. Generating enduring enthusiasm through <em>compelling storytelling...</em></div></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Competing in a Flat World http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/competing-flat-world <div>Author: Fung, Victor K. | Fung, William K. | Wind, Yoram (Jerry)</div> <div>Publisher: Wharton School Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>Competing in a Flat World isn't a theoretical exploration of what a business should be, it is a practical explanation of how a business has become at the top of its game...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Egonomics http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/egonomics <div>Author: Noltemeyer, Amity</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When people hear the word “ego,” they invariably think of negative characteristics. Self-centeredness, selfishness, and arrogance are some of the terms that typically come to mind. However, ego also has a positive...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Age of Speed http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/age-speed <div>Author: Poscente, Vince</div> <div>Publisher: Bard Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Age of Speed</strong>, Vince Poscente challenges the notion that our lives are too frenetic by illustrating why the ability to harness the power of speed is, in fact, the solution for those who seek a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Ignited http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ignited <div>Author: Thompson, Vince</div> <div>Publisher: Financial Times Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Ignited addresses the issues of the real-world mid-level managers stuck between the needs of the corporation, the team, the colleagues, and the customers.</span>...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Firms of Endearment http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/firms-endearment <div>Author: Sisodia, Raj | Sheth, Jag | Wolfe, David B.</div> <div>Publisher: Wharton School Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The social transformation of capitalism taking place today is changing the way companies maximize their value to society as a whole, not just to shareholders.<br /><br />These “humanistic” companies create emotional,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Definitive Drucker http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/definitive-drucker <div>Author: Edersheim, Elizabeth Hass</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For more than seven decades, Peter Drucker’s advice, and observation of organizations, provided him with a unique perspective on business as an innovative agent of change. This perspective has resulted in practical and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Cut to the Chase http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/cut-chase <div>Author: Levine, Stuart R.</div> <div>Publisher: Currency</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Business guru and author Stuart Levine simplifies the rules to time and resource management in ninety-nine or so lessons that aim to maximize time, productivity...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Leadership Challenge, 4th Edition http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-challenge-4th-edition <div>Author: Kouzes, James M. | Posner, Barry Z.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Leadership Challenge</strong>, one of the best-selling leadership books of all time, is considered by many as the most trusted source on becoming a better leader. With this fourth edition, James M. Kouzes...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The No Asshole Rule http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/no-asshole-rule <div>Author: Sutton, Robert I.</div> <div>Publisher: Warner Business Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><span>Upon encountering mean-spirited persons, the first thing most people think is:</span><span> "Wow, what an asshole!</span><span>" Just about everyone knows an asshole where they work - people who are terrible to...</span></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Unleashed! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/unleashed <div>Author: Thompson, Gregg | Biro, Susanne</div> <div>Publisher: SelectBooks, Inc</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Today's fastest-growing human resource development process is coaching.</span><span> Coaches are the sort of people who see the greatness in others, challenge them...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Teaching An Anthill To Fetch http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/teaching-anthill-fetch <div>Author: Joyce, Stephen James</div> <div>Publisher: Mighty Small Books Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><span>Whether working with a small group of five people or a big organization of 100 or 1,000 people, one major challenge facing today's leaders and business managers is how to get their team to deal with change in a...</span></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management A-ha! Performance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ha-performance <div>Author: Walker, Douglas | Sorkin, Stephen</div> <div>Publisher: Douglas Walker (With Stephen Sorkin), John Wiley & Sons, Inc</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Let's face it:</span><span> what every manager, parent, teacher, spouse, advertiser, customer, coach, politician, business person wants is to get others -...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Speed Lead http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/speed-lead <div>Author: Kevan Hall</div> <div>Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Companies are growing at an ever-faster rate in today’s era of information technology and globalization. As a result, these organizations are becoming complex, and therefore slower and more expensive to run. People are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Mobilizing Minds http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mobilizing-minds <div>Author: Bryan, Lowell L. | Joyce, Claudia I.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Despite the fact that email, voice mail, and meetings have decreased interaction costs in many companies, they have not necessarily enabled professionals to effectively and efficiently collaborate, for while costs may...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Self-Destructive Habits of Good Companies http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/self-destructive-habits-good-companies <div>Author: Sheth, Jagdish N.</div> <div>Publisher: Pearson Education, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Self-Destructive Habits of Good Companies</strong>, Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth looks at success in business, through the lens of habit, to provide important insights into how “success courts its own demise.”...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Way of the Shepherd http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/way-shepherd <div>Author: Leman, Kevin | Pentak, William</div> <div>Publisher: Zondervan Publications</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>The Way of the Shepherd presents the story of a young, inexperienced reporter who meets and interviews the most respected CEO in America, and walks away with the...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Simple Ways To Manage Your Service Customers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/simple-ways-manage-your-service-customers <div>Author: Batra, Promod | Batra, Vijay</div> <div>Publisher: Think, Inc</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Providing quality after-sales service is always important in a business; it's what keeps your customers coming back; it's what makes your business grow; it's what...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Halo Effect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/halo-effect <div>Author: Rosenzweig, Phil</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Much of our thinking about company performance, says Phil Rosenzweig, author of <strong>The Halo Effect</strong>, reflects a tendency to make specific evaluations and judgments based on general impressions. If a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Road to Organic Growth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/road-organic-growth <div>Author: Hess, Edward D.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Road to Organic Growth</strong>, Edward Hess defines two types of growth patterns in business, nonorganic growth, where companies increase size and power primarily by consuming or assimilating other...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Strategy Paradox http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/strategy-paradox <div>Author: Raynor, Michael E.</div> <div>Publisher: Doubleday Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Strategy Paradox</strong>, Michael Raynor posits that many of the strategies which lead to business success are the same strategies which can lead to business disaster. Most successful businesses result...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management How to Transform Your Company & Enjoy It http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-transform-your-company-enjoy-it <div>Author: Lewis, Ken | Lytton, Stephen</div> <div>Publisher: Jaico Publishing House</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>"How to Transform your Company & Enjoy It" is the detailed narrative of how the Managing Director of a British corporation broke the established method, and...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management How Full Is Your Bucket? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-full-your-bucket <div>Author: Rath, Tom | Clifton, Donald O.</div> <div>Publisher: Gallup Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>In this brief, yet very insightful book, the authors, a grandfather-grandson team, reveal how even the briefest of interactions can affect your relationships,...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Creative Marketing Communications http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/creative-marketing-communications <div>Author: CEO Speak</div> <div>Publisher: Vision Books Pvt. Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Creative Marketing Communications brings together the wealth and experience of creative hot-shots from some of the world's leading marketing, advertising, and...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Hot Spots http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hot-spots <div>Author: Gratton, Lynda</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Gratton, Hot Spots are places and times—workplaces, teams, departments, companies, factories, cities, industries, coffee shops, hallways, and/or conferences—where people work in exceptionally creative and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management A Manager's Guide to Improving Workplace Performance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-guide-improving-workplace-performance <div>Author: Chevalier, Roger</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>At one time or another, most managers have experienced dissatisfaction with their employees' performance. Despite the strong temptation to fall prey to the assumption that poor performance is a result of unchangeable...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Coming China Wars http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/coming-china-wars <div>Author: Navarro, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Pearson Education, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>China’s rapid industrialization, in conjunction with its burgeoning population, is placing it on a collision course with the rest of the world, according to economist and author Peter Navarro. In <strong>The Coming...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Top Performance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/top-performance <div>Author: Ziglar, Zig</div> <div>Publisher: OMF Literature</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><span>How do you become a Top Performer?</span><span> If you are a manager or leader, and you want to become more effective, "Top Performance" by Zig Ziglar is for you.</span><span> It shows how to maximize your...</span></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Seduced by Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/seduced-success <div>Author: Herbold, Robert J.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Bill Gates once said, “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose”. Successful individuals and organizations often feel that they are entitled to continual success in the future....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Carrot Principle http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/carrot-principle <div>Author: Gostick, Adrian | Elton, Chester</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Numerous organizations employ business leaders who set clear goals, communicate openly, treat people fairly, hold them accountable, and create trusting relationships. However, there’s often something critical missing....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Be a People Person http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/be-people-person <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: John C. Maxwell, Magna Publishing Co</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Interpersonal relationships can make or break people.</span><span> This is most true for leaders.</span><span> Since leaders work with different kinds of people,...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Purpose http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/purpose <div>Author: Mourkogiannis, Nikos1</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave MacMillian</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Not all companies have a purpose, but enduringly successful ones do. What matters most for long-lasting achievement are the ideas that drive people’s inspiration.<br /><br />In <strong>Purpose</strong>, Nikos...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Truth About Being A Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/truth-about-being-leader <div>Author: Otazo, Karen</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In this book, Dr. Karen Otazo reveals 52 often unspoken "truths" designed to let you in on the profound secrets of successful leaders which are easy to put into action.</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Triple Bottom Line http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/triple-bottom-line <div>Author: Savitz, Andrew W. | Karl, Weber</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Triple Bottom Line</strong>, authors Andrew Savitz and Karl Weber look at how businesses can prosper financially while protecting and renewing the social, environmental, and economic resources they need—...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The New American Workplace http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-american-workplace <div>Author: O'Toole, James | Lawler III, Edward E.</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave MacMillian</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In 1972, the U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare formed a task force, chaired by James O’Toole, to evaluate the state of working conditions in the country. The ensuing report, Working in America (1973),...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Speed of Trust http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/speed-trust <div>Author: Covey, Stephen M. R. | Merrill, Rebecca R.</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Stephen M. R. Covey (son of the bestselling author Stephen R. Covey), there is one thing that is common to every individual, relationship, team, family, organization, nation, economy, and civilization...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Diversity: Leaders Not Labels http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/diversity-leaders-not-labels <div>Author: Graham, Stedman</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As technology brings people closer together, our environment becomes more diverse. And while workers from all backgrounds are merging into the global marketplace, businesses are being challenged by a shortage of talent...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Strategic Hiring http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/strategic-hiring <div>Author: Blakesley, Stephen J.</div> <div>Publisher: Stephen J. Blakesley</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For many managers, hiring the right person is more art than science, and they either follow their instincts or stick stubbornly to a tried and true process. In today’s business climate, instincts and tried and true may...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Truth About Managing Your Career http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/truth-about-managing-your-career <div>Author: Otazo, Karen</div> <div>Publisher: FT Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>In this book, Dr. Karen Otazo reveals 60 principles and techniques that allow you to take control over your career. This is the truth about how to get and keep the job...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Effective Corporate Governance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/effective-corporate-governance <div>Author: Kerr, Vindel L.</div> <div>Publisher: Outskirts Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Effective Corporate Governance is a manifesto for building highly effective Boards and corporations by balancing power, performance and profits with integrity,...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Corporate Culture Handbook http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/corporate-culture-handbook <div>Author: O'Donovan, Gabrielle</div> <div>Publisher: The Liffey Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to O’Donovan, CEOs must face three major challenges in the 21st century: driving change, managing corporate culture so as to reverse the increasing occurrences of corporate malfeasance, and meeting market...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Lesson from the Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lesson-edge <div>Author: Matthews, Jana | Davis, Jeff | Economy, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Oxford University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Most entrepreneurs and business owners are terrified of losing their companies that they built with years of blood, sweat, and tears.</span><span> Although there...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Legal Guide for Small Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/legal-guide-small-business <div>Author: Stein, Robert A.</div> <div>Publisher: Robert A. Stein</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Owning your own business is one of the surest ways to establish financial security for you and your family.</span><span> Whether you have been in business for a...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management People-Focused Knowledge Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/people-focused-knowledge-management <div>Author: Wiig, Karl</div> <div>Publisher: Elsevier, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>This book is based on the fundamental belief that in order to build a great enterprise, developing people knowledge is a must.</span><span> It presents management...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Well-Timed Strategy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/well-timed-strategy <div>Author: Navarro, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Wharton School Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When plotting strategy to achieve competitive advantage, many companies fail to take into account the importance of the business cycle. The business cycle revolves around economic movements that ebb and flow between...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Working With You is Killing Me http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/working-you-killing-me <div>Author: Crowley, Katherine | Elster, Kathi</div> <div>Publisher: Warner Business Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In a perfect world, businesses would run as they were presented in company brochures and portfolios-- performing as lean, mean, profit-making machines, with all its departments and people united as one mind, moving...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Dealmaker http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dealmaker <div>Author: Wallace, Jerry L.</div> <div>Publisher: Cameo Publications, LLC</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>"All you have to do is step up to the plate.</span><span>" This quote from Jerry Wallace pretty much sums up how he became the premiere Real Estate dealmaker out...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Next Level http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/next-level <div>Author: Eblin, Scott</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>40 percent of new executives fail in their positions within eighteen months of promotion. Could it be that CEOs and executive teams have chosen the wrong person for the job nearly half the time? Scott Eblin doesn’t...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Making Sense of Intellectual Capital http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/making-sense-intellectual-capital <div>Author: Adriessen, Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>The book brings to light a valiant attempt at particularizing an organization's intangible resources, and finding the most systematic way of extracting and...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Built To Change. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/built-change <div>Author: Lawler III, Edward E. | Worley, Christopher G.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In Built to Change, Edward Lawler III and Christopher Worley address an important and ever-prevalent element of modern business that challenges organizations big and small, old and new. That immense issue is change,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Making Strategy Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/making-strategy-work <div>Author: Hrebiniak, Lawrence G.</div> <div>Publisher: Wharton School Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although there is a wealth of literature, models, and techniques to guide organizations through the definition and planning stages of business strategy, many enterprises are finding the time and resources they commit...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management TrumpNation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/trumpnation <div>Author: O'Brien, Timothy L.</div> <div>Publisher: Warner Business Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Donald Trump is everywhere.</span><span> No matter where you are and what you do, you're bound to have heard of him.</span><span> Much has been said about the man...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Will Your Next Mistake Be Fatal? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/will-your-next-mistake-be-fatal <div>Author: Mittelstaedt, Jr., Robert E.</div> <div>Publisher: Wharton School Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Will Your Next Mistake Be Fatal? concerns what author Robert E. Mittelstaedt, Jr. refers to as M3 - Managing Multiple Mistakes - and illustrates, using the experience of others, how to create an organization observant...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Tectonic Shift http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/tectonic-shift <div>Author: Sheth, Jagdish N. | Sisodia, Rajendra S.</div> <div>Publisher: Sage Publications</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Commanding Heights </strong>(1998), Yergin and Stanislaw describe the historic forces that have prompted societies, worldwide, to reject government control of the dominant businesses and industries of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Leaders - Start to Finish http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leaders-start-finish <div>Author: Bruce, Anne</div> <div>Publisher: American Society for Training & Development</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>Nowadays, leadership is not limited to the level of the senior managers. At every level in the career ladder, employees are expected to work towards this particular goal...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Brand Clout http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/brand-clout <div>Author: Flynn, Dennis C.</div> <div>Publisher: Dennic C. Flynn, Cameo Publications, LLC</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>In the fast paced world of 21st century economics, even change has changed.</span><span> The only way to keep afloat these days is to truly abide by the old...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing Global Accounts http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-global-accounts <div>Author: Capon, Noel | Potter, Dave | Schindler, Fred</div> <div>Publisher: South-Western Educational Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Managing a company’s global accounts is not the same as managing national accounts, and any business that tries to move from national to global accounts without careful consideration and planning is doomed to fail....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Making Change Stick http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/making-change-stick <div>Author: Reale, Richard C</div> <div>Publisher: Positive Impact Associates, Inc</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>Organizations nowadays have to continuously analyze structures, systems, and procedures to help them cope with the ever-increasing but fluctuating demands of the current...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management All Marketers Are Liars http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/all-marketers-are-liars <div>Author: Godin, Seth</div> <div>Publisher: Seth Godin, Portfolio Hardcover</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>What sells a product these days?</span><span> Is it price point?</span><span> Is it the buyer's need?</span><span> Are product features and benefits the deciding...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Perfect Phrases for Documenting Employee Performance Problems http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/perfect-phrases-documenting-employee-performance-problems <div>Author: Bruce, Anne</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>When used correctly, a performance review can be an effective motivational tool.</span><span> Unfortunately, a review can also cause defensive reactions and...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The 360-Degree Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/360-degree-leader <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders today face the challenge of influencing people from all sides of an organization. Yet, many managers with leadership responsibilities feel that because they are not the main leader, they cannot influence their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Leading Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-leaders <div>Author: Salacuse, Jeswald W.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders are in for a new set of challenges when they are called upon to manage people who are themselves leaders. This challenge is particularly prevalent in “high talent” organizations made up of people with high...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management 100 Ways To Motivate Others http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/100-ways-motivate-others <div>Author: Chandler, Steve | Richardson, Scott</div> <div>Publisher: Steve Chandler and Scott Richardson, Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Bestselling author Steve Chandler and lawyer Scott Richardson show readers how to get the best results from their people.</span><span> They show how leaders must...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management FutureThink http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/futurethink <div>Author: Weiner, Edie | Brown, Arnold</div> <div>Publisher: Pearson Education, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The future is about change but, according to Weiner and Brown, the future can only be grasped when objective information about change is combined with clear views. Unfortunately, the prevalence of “knee-jerk clichés...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management How Great Leaders Get Great Results http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-great-leaders-get-great-results <div>Author: Baldoni, John</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In order to create a strong, results-driven organization with increased sales, improved customer service, quality, and productivity, great leaders must be attentive to seven specific management principles: vision,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/battle-soul-capitalism <div>Author: Bogle, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Yale University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Corporate scandals, under-funded pensions, and the arrest of top executives are all a part of modern corporate culture. But, it has not always been this way, and it does not have to be this way today. In <strong>The...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dont-sweat-small-stuff-work <div>Author: Carlson, Richard</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>If you are like most people, you probably spend between eight to twelve hours a day at work.</span><span> In your workplace, you are subjected to unpleasant issues...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Building a High Morale Workplace http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/building-high-morale-workplace <div>Author: Bruce, Anne</div> <div>Publisher: Anne Bruce</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><span>As a manager, it is your job to ensure that your employees consistently display high enthusiasm, energy and morale.</span><span> After all, employees with high morale perform better than their counterparts who...</span></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Tales From The Top http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/tales-top <div>Author: Alexander, Graham</div> <div>Publisher: Nelson Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Every executive, even those in charge of successful companies, needs nurturing and coaching every once in a while. <strong>Tales From the Top </strong>by Graham Alexander gives busy executives access to a highly-rated...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Hoover's Vision http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hoovers-vision <div>Author: Hoover, Gary</div> <div>Publisher: Texere</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>To be able to build and sustain a successful business, you have to come up with strategies, plans, and goals based on new and innovative ideas.</span><span> Author...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Six Disciplines For Exellence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/six-disciplines-exellence <div>Author: Harpst, Gary</div> <div>Publisher: Six Disciplines Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>If you are a small business owner, you should aspire for more than momentary success.</span><span> Your goal is to push your organization towards achieving and...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Lean Solutions http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lean-solutions <div>Author: Womack, James P. | Jones, Daniel T.</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While consumers have a greater selection than ever before of high quality goods and services, all of which can be obtained from a growing number of sources, why are they not any happier than ever before? According to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Motivating Employees http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/motivating-employees <div>Author: Bruce, Anne | Pepitone, James S.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>What makes companies Southwest Airlines, Disney, and Ben & Jerry's different from millions of other corporations out there?</span><span> These companies, along...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Think Big, Act Small http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/think-big-act-small <div>Author: Jennings, Jason</div> <div>Publisher: The Penguin Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Increasing profits and improving a company's financial performance have traditionally been done in one of three ways: by increasing revenues, cutting costs or downsizing, or cooking the books. For <strong>Think Big,...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Deals from Hell http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/deals-hell <div>Author: Bruner, Robert F.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Mega-mergers and acquisitions seem to be the norm these days. They garner a lot of press, and with good reason. Shareholders, stockholders, competitors, and regulatory agencies all follow these deals with great...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/getting-everything-you-can-out-all-youve-got <div>Author: Abraham, Jay</div> <div>Publisher: Saint Martin's Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Believe it or not, it is easy to create new opportunities for building wealth.</span><span> In fact, unseen opportunities are passing you by everyday.</span>...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Management Malpractice http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/management-malpractice <div>Author: Hickman, Craig</div> <div>Publisher: Platinum Press Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The great management principles developed by America’s leading companies have now been adopted around the world. When these principles are used to unify people and build morale, they create strong corporate values and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Creating WE http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/creating-we <div>Author: Glaser, Judith E.</div> <div>Publisher: Platinum Press Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Glaser, organizations lose their spirit, become mediocre, and die when they fall prey to what she calls the self-serving I-centric behaviors of control, blame, resignation, attachment to the past,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management How To Make Big Money In Your Own Small Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-make-big-money-your-own-small-business <div>Author: Fox, Jeffrey J.</div> <div>Publisher: Vermillion</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>Today, more than 25 million Americans own small businesses and millions more dream of running their own. The fact that a lot of people dream of owning a small business...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Corporate Canaries http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/corporate-canaries <div>Author: Sutton, Gary</div> <div>Publisher: Gary Sutton, Nelson Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Long ago, coal miners would put caged canaries in their tunnels.</span><span> If the little birds fell silent or dropped, this would alert the miners of the...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Lost Knowledge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lost-knowledge <div>Author: DeLong, David W.</div> <div>Publisher: Oxford University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The fact that baby boomers are retiring is probably news to no one. What is not widely publicized is that employees who have spent their entire career, or most of their career, with one company or organization, are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Designing the Customer-Centric Organization http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/designing-customer-centric-organization <div>Author: Galbraith, Jay R.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Studies show that, because sales to existing customers are more profitable than sales to new customers, today’s businesses are recognizing that establishing long-term customer relationships is the best way to ensure...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Lion Taming http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lion-taming <div>Author: Katz, Steven L.</div> <div>Publisher: SourceBooks, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Lion Taming</strong>, Steven Katz, former advisor to four U.S. senators and senior advisor to leaders and executives spanning the realms of business, non-profits, politics, and government, uses the analogy...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Keeping the People Who Keep You in Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/keeping-people-who-keep-you-business <div>Author: Branham, Leigh</div> <div>Publisher: American Management Association</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>In whatever business you choose to engage in, you need reliable and competent people. You have to invest in the right people - people who put their competencies and work...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Taming the Paper Tiger at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/taming-paper-tiger-work <div>Author: Hemphill, Barbara</div> <div>Publisher: Kiplinger Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><span>Getting organized is not an easy task.</span><span> Everyday, you are forced to deal with mountains of paper that contain both crucial information and useless garbage.</span><span> This scenario is common to...</span></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Organized To Be Your Best! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/organized-be-your-best <div>Author: Silver, Susan</div> <div>Publisher: Adams-Hall Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>One of the factors to success is the ability to manage tasks efficiently and systematically in a similarly conducive environment. Practicing time management allows you to accomplish the more important tasks on time;...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Leadership Gap http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-gap <div>Author: Weiss, David S. | Molinaro, Vince</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Canada Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Because leaders must shape their organizations, build teams, drive results, and inspire their employees to deliver value, leadership is a critical source of competitive advantage in today’s economy. However, Weiss and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Time Mastery http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/time-mastery <div>Author: Clemens, John K. | Dalrymple, Scott</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Every executive has wished for more hours in a day in order to meet all of his or her business goals. John K. Clemens and Scott Dalrymple suggest that more hours are not necessarily the best answer. They contend that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Survival of the Savvy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/survival-savvy <div>Author: Brandon, Rick | Seldman, Marty</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Each day in the business world, a corporate version of “survival of the fittest” unfolds in the form of power plays, turf battles, deceptions, and sabotages. As a result, individuals’ careers are thwarted and companies...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing Across Cultures http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-across-cultures <div>Author: Solomon, Charlene M. | Schell, Michael S.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today’s business world has become so interconnected that most businesspeople now regularly work with colleagues, customers, or suppliers from other cultures. Not everyone in the world shares American attitudes toward...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Making Work Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/making-work-work <div>Author: Julie Morgenstern</div> <div>Publisher: Julie Morgenstern</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Making Work Work is a book about how to effectively handle dilemmas and hardships that an employee might experience in an ordinary work environment.</span><span>...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Jack: Straight from the Gut http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/jack-straight-gut <div>Author: Welch, Jack | Byrne, John A.</div> <div>Publisher: Warner Books Inc</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch leaves us with many lessons in management and leadership.</span><span> From his humble beginnings as a competitive kid from...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hiring-best-knowledge-workers-techies-nerds <div>Author: Rothman, Johanna</div> <div>Publisher: Dorset House Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><span>The foundation for a successful high technology organization is good technical people.</span><span> Organizations should realize that it is essential to establish a good process for hiring key individuals....</span></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Five Temptations of a CEO http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/five-temptations-ceo <div>Author: Leoncioni, Patrick</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><span>Managing a company need not be complicated, and being a CEO should be conceptually simple.</span><span> True, business leaders face difficult problems and challenges, but they eventually get the results they want...</span></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Organizational Culture and Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/organizational-culture-and-leadership <div>Author: Schein, Edgar H.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Culture is to a group what personality is to an individual. Edgar Schein, in this his third edition of the classic, <strong>Organizational Culture and Leadership</strong>, delves deeper into the origins and evolution...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The One Thing You Need to Know http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/one-thing-you-need-know <div>Author: Buckingham, Marcus</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In his first best seller, First, Break All the Rules, Buckingham, breaking with conventional wisdom, offered managers valuable guidelines on how to avoid the mistake of coercing their employees into overcoming their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management It's Your Ship http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/its-your-ship <div>Author: Abrashoff, D. Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Warner Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Companies and businesses share the common challenge of retaining and getting the most out of their employees.</span><span> When trained employees resign, the...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Four Pillars of High Performance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/four-pillars-high-performance <div>Author: Light, Paul C.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Four Pillars of High Performance </strong>is a culmination of hundreds of studies by The RAND Corporation, the highly respected think tank out of Santa Monica, California, revealing a set of central truths...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Start With NO http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/start-no <div>Author: Camp, Jim</div> <div>Publisher: Harper Publishers`</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>We have heard about it before - the infamous win-win situation.</span><span> Negotiators are told that their most important task is to find a situation where both...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Creating and Dominating New Markets http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/creating-and-dominating-new-markets <div>Author: Meyer, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>Each year, hundreds of new businesses are launched. Unfortunately, for every hundred started, less than half will survive the crucial four years of operations. The...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Enterprise Marketing Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/enterprise-marketing-management <div>Author: Sutton, Dave | Klein, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Building on the principle, espoused by Sergio Zyman, (The End of Marketing As We Know It), that marketing is a science, not an art, <strong>Enterprise Marketing Management </strong>presents a practical guide for...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management A Journey Into the Heroic Environment http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/journey-heroic-environment <div>Author: Lebow, Rob</div> <div>Publisher: Select Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>A Journey into the Heroic Environment</strong>, Lebow contends that, the secret to job satisfaction is the way an individual treats others and how that conduct causes others to treat the individual. Over the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The New Workforce http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-workforce <div>Author: Hankin, Harriet</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Kohler</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The difference between the market value of a publicly held company and its official net value is the value of its intangible assets. In most companies, the value of these assets exceeds the value of tangible holdings....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The 8th Habit http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/8th-habit <div>Author: Covey, Stephen R.</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Covey’s first book, <strong>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People</strong>, has helped tens of millions of individuals in business, government, education, and families to focus on effectiveness and dramatically...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Great Motivation Secrets of Great Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/great-motivation-secrets-great-leaders <div>Author: Baldoni, John</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Motivation is an authentic trait of leadership. While many have written before about motivation and leadership, <strong>Great Motivation Secrets of Great Leaders </strong>simplifies, by example, ways in which great...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing Transitions 2nd Edition http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-transitions-2nd-edition <div>Author: Bridges, William</div> <div>Publisher: Perseus Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>We have all heard the saying "the only thing constant is change".</span><span> This goes for everything - from the human life cycle to the stars above.</span>...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Ideas Are Free http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ideas-are-free <div>Author: Robinson, Alan G. | Schroeder, Dean M.</div> <div>Publisher: Berret-Koehler Publishers Inc</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Without great ideas, no organization can stay afloat, much less flourish.</span><span> Managers and top executives are constantly struggling to come up with big...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Riding the Waves of Culture http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/riding-waves-culture <div>Author: Trompernaars, Fons | Turner, Charles Hampden</div> <div>Publisher: Nicholas Bradley Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <dd><span>There are many factors to be considered in the operation and management of business.</span><span> Capital and investment, employee performance, system efficiency...</span></dd></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Idea Generator http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/idea-generator <div>Author: Bodek, Norman | Tozawa, Bunji</div> <div>Publisher: PCS Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <dd><span>The book discusses a framework that enables a company to optimize utilization of its resources by directly involving all of its manpower in the enhancement and...</span></dd></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Goals! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/goals <div>Author: Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: Brian Tracy</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Are you an achiever?</span><span> Achievers are action-oriented individuals who move all the time- they are always busy!</span><span> If they have an idea, they...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Blink http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/blink <div>Author: Gladwell, Malcolm</div> <div>Publisher: Little, Brown and Company</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Blink is a book about split-second decisions and first impressions. The book is filled with intriguing examples of the "Blink" process, or rapid cognition, at its most impressive - a psychologist who has developed a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Tough Calls http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/tough-calls <div>Author: Martin, Dick</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For decades, before its 1984 breakup, AT&T, affectionately (and sometimes not so affectionately) known as “Ma Bell," dominated the corporate landscape—as much a symbol of American culture as the proverbial, very...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management In Search of Business Value http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/search-business-value <div>Author: McDowell, Robert | Simon, William L.</div> <div>Publisher: Select Books, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>In Search of Business Value </strong>provides practical management advice on how to make decisions about technology and profit in the current competitive business environment. Specifically, authors McDowell and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Leveraging The New Human Capital http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leveraging-new-human-capital <div>Author: Burud, Sandra | Tumolo, Marie</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Burud and Tumolo, people live and work differently today than they did in the past. Because employees no longer have the “invisible” support of the home-based partner who backed workers of the Industrial...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Crucial Confrontations http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crucial-confrontations <div>Author: Patterson, Kerry | Grenny, Joseph | McMillan, Ron | Switzler, Al</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Behind the problems that plague organizations are individuals who cannot, or will not, deal with broken promises and violated expectations. The problems often involve broken rules, missed deadlines, and simply...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Conquering Complexity in Your Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/conquering-complexity-your-business <div>Author: George, Michael L. | Wilson, Steven A.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to George and Wilson, when companies rely solely on Lean and/or Six Sigma improvement initiatives, the amount of profit they are able to generate is severely limited. It is a ceiling on profit that comes from...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Confidence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/confidence <div>Author: Kanter, Rosabeth Moss</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Rosabeth Moss Kanter in <strong>Confidence</strong>, winning creates a “halo” effect, which encourages positive behavior, and positive behavior, in turn, makes further wins more likely. In addition, the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Navigating the Badlands http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/navigating-badlands <div>Author: O'Hara-Devereaux, Mary</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Business forecaster and author Mary O’Hara-Devereaux borrows a metaphor from the old American West, “navigating the badlands,” to describe the journey that business and industry finds itself on in the current...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Trust Me http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/trust-me <div>Author: Hastings, Wayne | Potter, Ron</div> <div>Publisher: Waterbrook Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>These days, where the corporate jungle metaphor has transformed into a definite jungle on its own, leadership has become one statement synonymous to corporate...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managers Not MBAs http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-not-mbas <div>Author: Mintzberg, Henry</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Mintzberg, management education is really business education, offering specialized training in the functions of business rather than general education in the practice of managing. As a result, thousands of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Corporate Conversations http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/corporate-conversations <div>Author: Holtz, Shel</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While many companies invest significant sums of money in their external communications efforts, internal communications are frequently overlooked and considered as being of lesser importance. In today’s competitive,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Social Power and the CEO http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/social-power-and-ceo <div>Author: Jaques, Elliott</div> <div>Publisher: Quorum Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Jaques, everyone’s ideas about human nature at work are clouded by serious, invasive misconceptions that have continually fueled the development of ill-advised managerial leadership systems. Drawing on...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management How Great Decisions Get Made http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-great-decisions-get-made <div>Author: Maruska, Don</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>How Great Decisions Get Made</strong>, Maruska outlines ten steps that will help any group reach truly effective, innovative decisions backed by genuine commitment from all concerned. His ten-step process...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Skilled Negotiator http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/skilled-negotiator <div>Author: Reardon, Kathleen Kelley</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Regardless of job or profession, eventually, everyone has to negotiate - something. Although expertise in negotiation requires observation and a trial-and-error approach, in <strong>The Skilled Negotiator</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Shaping the Future http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/shaping-future <div>Author: Belgard, William P. | Rayner, Steven R.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Change management should, theoretically, be an ongoing element of every company’s growth. However, with three-quarters of all change initiatives failing to achieve the intended results, change management has become a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Toyota Way http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/toyota-way <div>Author: Liker, Jeffrey K.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Everyone in the auto industry is so familiar with Toyota’s dramatic business success and world-renowned quality that, as Liker points out, many consider the company to be “boring,” with its steadily growing sales,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Thinking Inside the Box http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/thinking-inside-box <div>Author: Cheyfitz, Kirk</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>No business advice has been more frequently, or freely, dispensed over the last dozen or so years than that of “thinking outside the box” as the key to success in a rapidly changing, increasingly high-tech environment...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Building A Knowledge-Driven Organization http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/building-knowledge-driven-organization <div>Author: Buckman, Robert H.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>If knowledge is power, then knowledge shared is knowledge multiplied. For many years, the knowledge that Buckman Laboratories, an international specialty chemical company in business since 1945, brought to its...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Offshore Outsourcing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/offshore-outsourcing <div>Author: Robinson, Marcia | Kalakota, Ravi</div> <div>Publisher: Mivar Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Robinson and Kalakota, most large corporations have cut costs as much as possible, using traditional methods. Understanding the “more for less” battle in which they are engaged, these firms realize that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Third Opinion http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/third-opinion <div>Author: Joni, Saj-Nicole A.</div> <div>Publisher: Cambridge International Group Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>What does it take to be a successful leader today? Besides the more obvious answers - commitment, intelligence, compassion, curiosity, and courage - there is one less obvious - the wisdom of others. Working with a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Put The Moose On The Table http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/put-moose-table <div>Author: Tobias, Randall | Tobias, Todd</div> <div>Publisher: Indiana University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Some problems are like having a moose in the room; the more one tries to ignore it, the more of an issue it becomes. Thus, the best thing to do is to confront it - to put the moose on the table - and look for a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Breakthrough http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/breakthrough <div>Author: Davidson, Bill</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Success is, unfortunately, not self-perpetuating. Once a company reaches the level of industry incumbent, and must not only defend its market share among established players in the industry, but also operate in a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Big Change At Best Buy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/big-change-best-buy <div>Author: Gibson, Elizabeth | Billings, Andy</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In 1966, Minneapolis-based Best Buy Co., Inc. began as a single small store, selling audio and stereo components. Today it is considered North America's number one consumer electronics retailer, offering the widest...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management 10 Things That Keep CEOs Awake http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/10-things-keep-ceos-awake <div>Author: Coffey, Elizabeth</div> <div>Publisher: Elizabeth Coffey, McGraw-Hill Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Liz Coffey and her colleagues coach top CEOs, addressing the 10 primary concerns that keep them sleepless in their executive suites:</span><span> developing...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Seven Deadly Skills Of Communicating http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/seven-deadly-skills-communicating <div>Author: Jay, Ros</div> <div>Publisher: International Thomson Business Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Communication, as always, is one of the most important tools to make an organization productive and successful.</span><span> Communicating with your co-employees,...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Authentic Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/authentic-leadership-0 <div>Author: George, Bill</div> <div>Publisher: Bill George, Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>The author expounds on what he considers to be the cause of the current leadership crisis -- a crisis that is apparent in the business world. Looking back on his thirty...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Six Thinking Hats http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/six-thinking-hats <div>Author: De Bono, Edward</div> <div>Publisher: Back Bay Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Confusion is the biggest enemy of good thinking. Simplicity is the key. "When thinking is clear and simple, it becomes more enjoyable and more effective." The <strong>Six Thinking Hats</strong> method is very easy to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Accountability http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/accountability <div>Author: Lebow, Rob | Spitzer, Randy</div> <div>Publisher: Rob Lebow and Randy Spitzer, Berret-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span><strong>Accountability </strong>is one of the best written management books that advocate freedom and responsibility without control in managing business...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management How To Sell And Manage In Tough Times and Tough Markets http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-sell-and-manage-tough-times-and-tough-markets <div>Author: Reilly, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: Motivation Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>This book offers practical tips and advice on how salespeople and managers can effectively steer their way through times.</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Value-Added Selling http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/value-added-selling <div>Author: Reilly, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>"Value-added" is an exhaustive view and approach to selling which focuses on the total value of a product and not merely its price. It includes everything that goes into a product, including organizational efficiency,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Brand Storm http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/brand-storm <div>Author: Murray, Will</div> <div>Publisher: Will Murray, Prentice Hall</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>The Internet is just the beginning of the Information Age, the gateway to the new Human economy.</span><span> Brand Storm explores the future of business in a very...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Discover Your Sales Strengths http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/discover-your-sales-strengths <div>Author: Smith, Benson | Rutigliano, Tony</div> <div>Publisher: Warner Business Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>A huge number of books have been written about sales and finding one's road to success in achieving exceptional sales performance.</span><span> Like fresh-off-...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Management of the Absurd http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/management-absurd <div>Author: Farson, Richard</div> <div>Publisher: Richard Farson</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>To understand basic human behavior and relations, we must first recognize that most often it is irrational, and we cannot simply answer leadership problems with trendy, simplistic formulas. This artfully written and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management How to Become A Rainmaker http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-become-rainmaker <div>Author: Fox, Jeffrey J.</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Inspired by Native American tradition, the Rainmaker is one who uses his power to bring rain to nourish crops that feed the tribe.</span><span> In sales, a...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Leading on the Edge of Chaos http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-edge-chaos <div>Author: Murphy, Emmett C. | Murphy, Mark A.</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Murphy and Murphy, the words volatile and chaotic perfectly describe the current economy, and every industry is affected. One day, events presage heart-stopping economic decline and, on the next, the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management High Trust Selling http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/high-trust-selling <div>Author: Duncan, Todd</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>If you're serious about the business of selling, if you are tired of living from one sale to the next, and you want to keep clients for life, then read this book...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Dr. Peeling's Principles of Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dr-peelings-principles-management <div>Author: Peeling, Nic</div> <div>Publisher: Nic Peeling, and Dorset House Publications</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Most management books on store shelves today tell chief executives how to manage people from the top, with little references available for the front line...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management How to Build a Great Team http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-build-great-team <div>Author: Jay, Ros</div> <div>Publisher: Ros Jay, Financial Times Management</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>The job of managing a team - from hiring, selecting, training, building, and keeping enthusiasm up constantly - finally becomes a bit easier with these helpful...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing at the Speed of Change http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-speed-change <div>Author: Conner, Daryl R.</div> <div>Publisher: Villard books/Random House</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Written a decade ago but still very useful for today's world, this book will help you if you need to know: Why do some people absorb change quicker and adapt faster than others? Why do some companies flourish during...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Innervation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/innervation <div>Author: Browning, Guy</div> <div>Publisher: Pearson Education Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Here is a funny, frank, and refreshing book on how to not only survive but also succeed in today's new economy -or at least get what you want out of life and work while stepping on as few people as possible. This one...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Creativity In Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/creativity-business <div>Author: Ray, Michael | Myers, Rochelle</div> <div>Publisher: Doubleday</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>"Live your life like a work of art". Business is actually a very creative form of art. It integrates creativity and imagination (business plans and ideas) people skills...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Grow Your Own Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/grow-your-own-leaders <div>Author: Byham, William C. | Smith, Audrey B. | Paese, Matthew J.</div> <div>Publisher: Financial Times Prentice Hall</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Byham, Smith, and Paese, at a time when leadership is increasingly important to the success of organizations, an increasing amount of companies face a serious shortage of leaders at both the executive and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Double-Digit Growth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/double-digit-growth <div>Author: Treacy, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Portfolio</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Conventional wisdom says that, in a difficult economy, besieged by threats of terrorism and war and uncertainty in the Middle East, growth is impossible; thus, the only viable strategy is to hold one's ground. Michael...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Angel Customers and Demon Customers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/angel-customers-and-demon-customers <div>Author: Selden, Larry | Colvin, Geoffrey</div> <div>Publisher: Portfolio</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In their research and experience, Selden and Colvin have consistently found that the bottom 20 percent of customers, by profitability, (those they call demons) often generate losses that are equal to more than 100...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Lean Thinking http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lean-thinking <div>Author: Womack, James P. | Jones, Daniel T.</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In 1990, Womack and Jones published <strong>The Machine That Changed the World</strong>, with the objective of sending a wake-up call to organizations still struggling in the antiquated world of mass production. Thus,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Absolute Honesty http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/absolute-honesty <div>Author: Johnson, Larry | Phillips, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>With shocking revelations of deliberate corporate dishonesty and manipulation appearing almost daily in the media, many are beginning to wonder if the realities of business and the concept of integrity are, by...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Built to Learn http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/built-learn <div>Author: Purington, Cliff | Butler, Chris | Gale, Sarah Fister</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In 1998, aerospace giant, Rockwell Collins, was representative of the outdated approach to organizational learning that existed throughout the business world. Its training program, budgeted for $17.3 million, was...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Value Profit Chain http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/value-profit-chain <div>Author: Heskett, James L. | Sasser, Jr., W. Earl</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In their groundbreaking book, <strong>The Service Profit Chain</strong> (1997), Heskett, Sasser, and Schlesinger asked the question of why a few service enterprises seem to be consistently better at what they do than...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Trusted Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/trusted-leader <div>Author: Galford, Robert | Drapeau, Anne Seibold</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Galford and Drapeau, companies cannot hope to build long term success unless they build trust with their clients and customers, and they cannot build trust with clients and customers unless they have...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Southwest Airlines Way http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/southwest-airlines-way <div>Author: Gittell, Jodie Hoffer</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Southwest Airlines has sustained a steady 10 to 15 percent rate of growth throughout its 32-year history, and has been profitable every year but its first. For most of 2002, its total market value of about $9 billion...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management X-Engineering the Corporation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/x-engineering-corporation <div>Author: Champy, James</div> <div>Publisher: Warner Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In Reengineering the Corporation, 1993, Michael Hammer, with coauthor, Champy, offered the advice that work would have to be reengineered in terms of processes, if businesses were to respond successfully to the mega...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Self Motivation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/self-motivation <div>Author: Lindenfield, Gael</div> <div>Publisher: Thorsons, London</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Gael Lindenfield is a well-known British author who has written several self-help books. In Self Motivation, she does a good job of going over many aspects of self-development and she provides solutions to a variety of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Beating The Street http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beating-street <div>Author: Lynch, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Peter Lynch, Fireside</div> <div>Published Date: 1994</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Peter Lynch ran the Fidelity Magellan Fund for more 20 years, during which time Magellan was the number one ranked general equity fund in America.</span><span>...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Accelerated Learning for the 21st Century http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/accelerated-learning-21st-century <div>Author: Rose, Colin | Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: Colin Rose and Brian Tracy, Dell Pub Co</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>This package is a combination of six cassette tapes along with a workbook and other handouts.</span><span> Colin Rose is a British expert on accelerated learning...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Neglected Firm http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/neglected-firm <div>Author: Vasconcellos e Sa, Jorge A.</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Publishers Ltd</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>"When you don't know where you want to go, the wind always blows from the wrong direction." Every manager must manage two companies simultaneously: the present firm and the future firm. Neglecting the future firm will...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Deadline! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/deadline <div>Author: Carrison, Dan</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Carrison, when organizations face critical high-pressure deadlines, unique and creative skills and strategies, as well as major changes in management methods, operations, customer relationships, and other...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Less Is More http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/less-more <div>Author: Jennings, Jason</div> <div>Publisher: Portfolio</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>All businesses want to increase productivity-to increase output while decreasing input, to lower costs while increasing profits, to accomplish more with the same or less. Nonetheless, as Jennings notes, nothing is more...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Leadership Challenge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-challenge <div>Author: Kouzes, James M. | Posner, Barry Z.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The first edition of <strong>Leadership Challenge</strong> (1987) became one of the best-selling leadership books of all time and a modern classic on the subject. Now that the recent dot-com bust seems to have withered...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The New Law of Demand and Supply http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-law-demand-and-supply <div>Author: Kash, Rick</div> <div>Publisher: Doubleday/Currency</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In his seminal treatise, <em>The Wealth of Nations</em>, Adam Smith set down the law of supply and demand, and while he did not emphasize supply over demand, during the ensuing 19th and 20th centuries, economists and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Power of Minds at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-minds-work <div>Author: Albrecht, Karl</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Albrecht’s Law, "Intelligent people, when assembled into an organization, will tend toward collective stupidity." This, says the author, is a situation that is all too common throughout business and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Support Economy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/support-economy <div>Author: Zuboff, Shoshana | Maxmin, James</div> <div>Publisher: Viking Penguin India</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Zuboff and Maxmin, the past 50 years have seen the rise of a new breed of individual, that has, over time, changed more than the organizations upon which it depends. These new individuals, in their search...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Execution http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/execution <div>Author: Bossidy, Larry | Charan, Ram</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Bossidy and Charan report that, in the year 2000, 40 CEOs (20 percent) of the top 200 Fortune 500 companies were let go. They were smart, highly regarded people, yet they failed to produce critical results-results they...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing in the Next Society http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-next-society <div>Author: Drucker, Peter F.</div> <div>Publisher: St. Martin's Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Neither Peter Drucker nor his work needs any real introduction. In the business world, he is considered the "guru s guru," the "father of management," the "one great thinker management theory has produced," the "...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Why Decisions Fail http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-decisions-fail <div>Author: Nutt, Paul C.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Kohler</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In his 20 years of studying decisions, how they are made, what works, what fails, and why, Nutt s key finding is that despite the vast sums spent implementing decisions, organizations only realize benefits half of the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing Innovation and Change http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-innovation-and-change <div>Author: Henry, Jane | Mayle, David</div> <div>Publisher: Sage Publications</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As organizations struggle to keep pace with the globalization of the economy, the explosive growth of the Internet, deregulation, the drive to increase the bottom line, faster product development times, rampant...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managers as Mentors http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-mentors-0 <div>Author: Bell, Chip R.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the contemporary workplace, where the requirement for learning is constant, the traditional boss-subordinate relationship is rapidly becoming obsolete. The old authoritarian, patriarchal leader/manager model is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/communicating-managerial-effectiveness <div>Author: Clampitt, Phillip G.</div> <div>Publisher: Sage Publications</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>It is Clampitt's premise that because communication is at the core of managerial effectiveness, managers must have a clear view of their abilities to communicate and the challenges involved in the process, however,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Collaborative Approaches to Resolving Conflict http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/collaborative-approaches-resolving-conflict <div>Author: Isenhart, Myra Warren | Spangle, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Sage Publications</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Conflict is intrinsic to daily modern life an inescapable part of family, organizational, and societal dynamics. However, the increase of violence in families, schools, communities, and workplaces, and the rapid...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Phoenix Effect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/phoenix-effect <div>Author: Pate, Carter | Platt, Harlan</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In this unpredictable economy, where corporate crises have virtually become a way of life, Pate and Platt have found that shareholders, employees, and creditors constantly ask, “What went wrong, and what could we have...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Competitor Targeting http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/competitor-targeting <div>Author: Gordon, Ian H.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In Relationship Marketing, Gordon’s guidelines for creating an entirely new marketing process are built on the alignment of process, culture, values, leadership, strategy, structure, people, technology, and knowledge...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Passion Plan at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/passion-plan-work <div>Author: Chang, Richard | Smith, Fred</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Everyone enjoys something, but that "something" is usually not the job. This is unfortunate because a job consumes a large portion of an adult’s life, and spending countless hours toiling at a career that is neither...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management High Performance HR http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/high-performance-hr <div>Author: Weiss, David S.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In order to reinvent themselves for the New Economy, companies are beginning to shed outdated processes and unprofitable lines of business. Given this new order, Human Resources is in danger of extinction if it...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/strategy-and-tactics-pricing <div>Author: Nagle, Thomas T. | Holden, Reed K.</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Few marketing managers think strategically about pricing, or manage their businesses so as to create the conditions that promote more profitable pricing. Their pricing decisions are generally made in reaction to a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Venture Catalyst http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/venture-catalyst <div>Author: Laurie, Donald L.</div> <div>Publisher: Perseus Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>An overwhelming majority of corporations that reach the Fortune 50 succumb to a declining growth rate from which they are unable to recover. The primary reason for this "Fortune 50 stall" is a decrease in the kind of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Business of Innovation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/business-innovation <div>Author: Bean, Roger | Radford, Russell</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Companies that want to survive and prosper in today’s hypercompetitive environment, must constantly innovate-not just with new products/services but also with breakthrough process, managerial, and organizational...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Rule of Three http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rule-three <div>Author: Sheth, Jagdish N. | Sisodia, Rajendra S.</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to <strong>The Rule of Three</strong>, "natural" competitive market structures evolve by a process that is analogous to the selection processes found in nature, which favor those who are the strongest, the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Hard Road to the Softer Side http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hard-road-softer-side <div>Author: Martinez, Arthur C. | Madigan, Charles</div> <div>Publisher: Times Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When Arthur C. Martinez was asked to take control of Sears in 1992, he found a company in disarray, despite its illustrious history and venerable name. Sales were down, morale was low, operating costs were exorbitant,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Agenda http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/agenda <div>Author: Hammer, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Hammer's 1993 <strong>Reengineering the Corporation </strong>was a "big idea" business book whose one central theme was that dramatic improvements in performance were possible through reengineering business operations...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Embracing Excellence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/embracing-excellence <div>Author: Ashby, Franklin D. | Pell, Arthur R.</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today's competitive business world, attracting and retaining top talent has never been more crucial or more difficult, costly, and time consuming. Thus, in order to remain competitive, companies must strive to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing Interactively http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-interactively <div>Author: Boone, Mary E.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Conventional wisdom understands fully that technology can help CEOs, executives, and managers communicate and lead; that it can transform corporate cultures; and that it can turn hierarchies upside down. But, what is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Please Don't Shoot the Messenger! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/please-dont-shoot-messenger <div>Author: Goodman, Gary S.</div> <div>Publisher: Contemporary Publishing Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Whether it's asking your boss for a raise, or dismissing an employee as painlessly as possible, this book addresses all kinds of thorny situations, how we can effectively communicate in business situations, and calmly...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Identity is Destiny http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/identity-destiny <div>Author: Ackerman, Laurence D.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For the most part, the term corporate identity is used to mean logos and advertising tag lines. However, these narrow and superficially manufactured elements lack any connection to the unique, value-creating...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management A Future Perfect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/future-perfect-0 <div>Author: Micklethwait, John</div> <div>Publisher: Times Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Without a doubt, globalization-the integration of the world economy-has become the most important economic, political, and cultural phenomenon of the times, reshaping business, transforming the lives of individuals,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Trusted Partners http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/trusted-partners <div>Author: Lewis, Jordan D.</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s business climate, alliances hold sway as an effective competitive strategy for businesses of all sizes, whether the alliance is between rivals, customers and suppliers, any combination of firms, mergers and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management e-Profit http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/e-profit <div>Author: Cohan, Peter S.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In 1998, $74 billion worth of electronic commerce was conducted, and by the year 2002, that figure is expected to grow to $1.2 trillion. Obviously, e-commerce cannot be considered a short-lived management fad, but a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Generations At Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/generations-work <div>Author: Zemke, Ron | Raines, Claire | Filipczak, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The late 1990s are unique in that four different generations (Veterans, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Nexters-born 1980 on) have converged upon the workplace at the same time, each with their own set of work ethics, set...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Lessons from the Top http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lessons-top <div>Author: Neff, Thomas J. | Citrin, James M.</div> <div>Publisher: Doubleday</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Who are the best business leaders in America? What makes them great? And, what can be learned from them? <strong>Lessons from the Top </strong>answers these questions. Using a rigorous methodology, the authors identify...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Witch Doctors http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/witch-doctors <div>Author: Micklethwait, John | Wooldridge, Adrian</div> <div>Publisher: Times Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to the case against it, management theory has four obvious faults: (1) It is incapable of self-criticism; (2) Its terminology (jargon) acts to confuse rather than clarify; (3) It is rarely more than just...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Business Maharajas http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/business-maharajas <div>Author: Piramal, Gita</div> <div>Publisher: Viking Penguin India</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Ambani, Bajaj, Birla, Goenka, Khaitan, the Shahs, and Tata, eight of India’s most powerful men, are a study in contrasts. Their businesses are distinct and varied. Some are highly educated, others are barely educated...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The New Organizational Wealth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-organizational-wealth <div>Author: Sveiby, Karl Erick</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Kohler</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The difference between the market value of a publicly held company and its official net value is the value of its intangible assets. In most companies, the value of these assets exceeds the value of tangible holdings....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managers as Facilitators http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-facilitators <div>Author: Weaver, Richard G. | Farrell, John D.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The workplace is changing to such an extent that the amount of work demanded is more than individuals working alone can produce. The need for people to work together has lead to the creation of a great number of groups...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Leading Your Team http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-your-team <div>Author: Leigh, Andrew | Maynard, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When people are expected to lead a team, often they wonder if they have what it takes, they are confused about where to start, they worry about how to handle people who were previously their peers, or they fret about...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management In Search of Excess http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/search-excess <div>Author: Crystal, Graef S.1</div> <div>Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The revelation of how and why CEO compensation in the United States has grown astronomically in contrast to the pay of CEOs of other industrialized nations. Furthermore, <strong>In Search of Excess </strong>provides a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Achieving Total Quality Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/achieving-total-quality-management <div>Author: Perigord, Michel</div> <div>Publisher: Productivity Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Achieving Total Quality Management</strong> is a compact guide to the concepts, methods, and techniques for achieving Total Quality. Written by French quality expert, Périgord, this book (originally published...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Bionomics http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/bionomics <div>Author: Rothschild, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Henry Holt and Company</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The bionomic perspective is indeed a fresh way of observing the facts of society and the economy. In Bionomics, Rothschild not only offers a new paradigm but a new paradigm of a whole new world. The author assimilates...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Principle-Centered Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/principle-centered-leadership <div>Author: Covey, Stephen R.</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A compass to personal fulfillment and professional success through timeless ethical and managerial principles. Covey incorporates the <strong>Seven Habits of Highly Effective People </strong>and related principles and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Quality or Else http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/quality-or-else <div>Author: Dobyns, Lloyd | Crawford-Mason, Clare</div> <div>Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>An historical approach that explains the origins and progress of the U.S. quality movement. Dobyns and Crawford-Mason completely demystify the theories of America’s four main quality gurus: Deming, Crosby, Juran, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Dave's Way http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/daves-way <div>Author: Thomas, R. David</div> <div>Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In approximately 30 years, the fast-food business has grown from nothing to an almost $70 billion industry, giving Thomas the biggest single stake in one of the country’s largest restaurant chains, and making him a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Workforce America! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/workforce-america <div>Author: Loden, Marilyn | Rosener, Judy B.</div> <div>Publisher: Business One/Irwin</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In Workforce America, the authors contend that-contrary to what some believe-managing diversity as an asset does not require expertise in cultural differences. The only prerequisite is a framework for analyzing the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Why This Horse Won't Drink http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-horse-wont-drink <div>Author: Matejka, Ken</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Why This Horse Won’t Drink</strong>, Matejka explicitly states that employee happiness is not the issue, that it is not the manager’s job to make it happen. Management’s function is to set performance at the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Man Who Discovered Quality http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/man-who-discovered-quality <div>Author: Gabor, Andrea</div> <div>Publisher: Times Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Man Who Discovered Quality</strong> is an in depth introduction to W. Edwards Deming, his work, the various applications, the problems and opportunities, and his philosophy of variation. The author explains...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management Managing the Future http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-future <div>Author: Tucker, Robert B.</div> <div>Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In Managing for the Future, Tucker details the 10 driving forces of change for the 90s -viewing change as a dynamic and optimistic force. Theory and description flow smoothly in seamless transitions that not only sweep...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management China Inc. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/china-inc-0 <div>Author: Fishman, Ted C.</div> <div>Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Propelled by the world's most rapidly changing, super-sized economy, China has begun to influence the daily lives of consumers, workers, citizens, and even parents, worldwide. China Inc. paints a vividly detailed,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management The Hero's Farewell http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/heros-farewell <div>Author: Sonnenfeld, Jeffrey</div> <div>Publisher: Oxford University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1988</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Society has come to recognize the leaders of modern corporations as heroes. As men and women take high corporate offices today, they are expected to play a kind of heroic role in guiding the destiny of their firms....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Management