Business Book Summaries: Productivity http://www.bizsum.com/ Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:00:21 -0500 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:17:11 -0500 HBR Guide to Being More Productive http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr-guide-being-more-productive <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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As a business professional, you are often faced with competing priorities, distractions, and overly booked schedules that not only drain your momentum but also prevent you from meeting the demands of your role. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Lean Book of Lean http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lean-book-lean <div>Author: Earley, John</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Lean manufacturing is a well-known concept in the production environment—as companies strive to simplify and streamline manufacturing throughput for maximum results. But Lean has broader applications; generally, it...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 20 Minute Manager: Managing Time http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/20-minute-manager-managing-time <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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>At some point, everyone feels as though there is too much to do and too little time to accomplish anything. Learning how to effectively manage time can lessen the stress that comes with feeling overbooked and help...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Creating Authentic Organizations http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/creating-authentic-organizations <div>Author: Ryde, Robin | Sofianos, Lisa</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most people feel as though they have to leave their personal selves at home and only bring their “A games” to work. This façade is affecting organizations’ performances and employees’ ability to balance their time and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Lean Turnaround Action Guide http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lean-turnaround-action-guide <div>Author: Byrne, Art</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many companies have attempted to become Lean, but are unable to successfully experience their machines, facilities, and people working together to add value without creating waste. In <strong>The Lean Turnaround Action...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Accelerating Performance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/accelerating-performance <div>Author: Price, Colin | Toye, Sharon</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Markets are changing at an increasingly rapid pace. While many leaders focus on marketplace disruption, those who shift their focus toward acceleration are finding tremendous, sustainable success. In <strong>...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Golden Apple http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/golden-apple <div>Author: Donovan, Mason</div> <div>Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Golden Apple</strong>, Mason Donovan discusses the ever-changing workforce and the need for companies to better accommodate their employees. Designating a distinct separation between home and work...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Building an Innovative Learning Organization http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/building-innovative-learning-organization <div>Author: Sarder, Russell</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Given the rapidly changing global business environment, successful organizations are constantly striving to maintain a competitive edge that promotes growth. One key to success is to promote learning at all levels. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Why Simple Wins http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-simple-wins <div>Author: Bodell, Lisa</div> <div>Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Why Simple Wins</strong>, Lisa Bodell explains why it is so vital for people to incorporate simplicity into every type of work. Through detailed case studies, interviews with company executives, and clearly...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Top Brain, Bottom Brain http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/top-brain-bottom-brain <div>Author: Kosslyn, PhD, Stephen M. | Miller, G. Wayne</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Top Brain, Bottom Brain</strong>, Dr. Stephen M. Kosslyn and G. Wayne Miller offer a new, research-driven alternative to the outdated left-brain/right-brain theory of cognitive processing. The authors...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Healthy Workplace http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/healthy-workplace <div>Author: Stringer, Leigh</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Countless workers express a desire to lose weight, reduce stress, and increase their productivity, but their jobs hinder their efforts. In fact, most work environments foster unhealthy habits. They take only reactive,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Daily Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/daily-edge-0 <div>Author: Horsager, David</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For many professionals, time management can be challenging. Unfortunately, most available literature on the art of productivity contains complex theories and philosophies. In <strong>The Daily Edge</strong>, David...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Oz Principle http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/oz-principle-0 <div>Author: Connors, Roger | Smith, Tom | Hickman, Craig</div> <div>Publisher: Penguin Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Oz Principle</strong>, Roger Connors, Tom Smith, and Craig Hickman use Dorothy’s empowering journey from L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz as a metaphor to illustrate the transforming effects of personal...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Optimistic Workplace http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/optimistic-workplace <div>Author: Murphy, Shawn</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Optimistic Workplace</strong> by Shawn Murphy focuses on changing an organization’s atmosphere rather than its culture. It explores organizational climate—the willingness of leaders to infuse what the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity My Steam Engine Is Broken http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/my-steam-engine-broken <div>Author: Powell, Dr. Mark | Gifford, Jonathan</div> <div>Publisher: LID Publishing Ltd</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The origins of the modern organization can be traced to the Industrial Revolution. Based upon a command-and-control model, organizations were structured to reward or punish workers in order to increase output. Mark...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Organized Mind http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/organized-mind <div>Author: Levitin, Daniel J.</div> <div>Publisher: The Penguin Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <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 class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>The Organized Mind</strong>, Daniel J. Levitin discusses the latest findings in brain and memory research and applies the concepts to everyday situations in both the home and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Organize Tomorrow Today http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/organize-tomorrow-today <div>Author: Selk, Jason | Bartow, Tom | Rudy, Matthew</div> <div>Publisher: Da Capo Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">The demands for people's time and attention are intense in the modern world, partly due to the convenience of digital technology but also because multi-tasking is considered to be a necessary...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Time Bandit Solution http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/time-bandit-solution <div>Author: Brown, Edward G.</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In today's world, professionals must continually fight against an interruption culture, which leads to nearly constant feelings of frustration, desperation, and stress. Their loss of time to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Quitting http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/quitting <div>Author: Streep, Peg | Bernstein, LCSW, Alan</div> <div>Publisher: Da Capo Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <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>Quitting</strong>, bestselling author Peg Streep and social worker Alan Bernstein expose the defects in the culture of persistence, and explore the science of healthy quitting in life situations, from...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Coherence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/coherence <div>Author: Watkins, Dr. Alan</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Business leaders face incredible challenges on a daily basis, each taking its toll on their energy levels and ability to respond and react positively. In&nbsp;<strong>Coherence</strong>, Dr. Alan...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/time-driven-activity-based-costing <div>Author: Kaplan, Robert S. | Anderson, Steven R.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">When activity-based costing (ABC) came on the scene decades ago, it looked very promising as a way to assess an organization's costs and profitability relative to resource capacity. However, ABC...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing (German) http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/time-driven-activity-based-costing-german <div>Author: Kaplan, Robert S. | Anderson, Steven R.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Als Activity-Based Costing (ABC) vor einigen Jahrzehnten eingeführt wurde, sah es nach einer vielversprechenden Methode aus, um die Kosten und Profitabilität eines Unternehmens im Verhältnis zu...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Two Awesome Hours http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/two-awesome-hours <div>Author: Davis, Josh</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Professionals at all levels are finding it difficult to make efficient use of their time. No matter how many hours they dedicate to specific tasks, employees from the top down are constantly...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Focus http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/focus <div>Author: Goleman, Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <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 class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>Focus</strong>, Daniel Goleman discusses the many attributes of attention and how important it is in a person's daily life. Without focus, it is nearly impossible to thrive in the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity Singletasking http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/singletasking <div>Author: Zack, Devora</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s fast-paced and high-stress business world, people try to use multitasking to claw away at their mountains of tasks and responsibilities. Scientific research, however, clearly demonstrates that multitasking...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Achievement Habit http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/achievement-habit <div>Author: Roth, Bernard</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <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>People always find excuses to not change their lives, including issues with their families, work lives, and finances; however, Professor Bernard Roth believes these reasons are often invalid. In <strong>The Achievement...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Mogul, Mom, & Maid http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mogul-mom-maid <div>Author: O'Donnell, Liz</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <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><strong>Mogul, Mom, & Maid</strong> by Liz O’Donnell aims to prove that women have a number of options when trying to balance working and having children. O’Donnell discusses what it is like to wear many hats as a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity The Scorecard Solution http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/scorecard-solution <div>Author: King, Dan E.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Every business leader—regardless of the company's size, age, or industry—needs factual information to assess an organization's strengths and weaknesses and make strategic decisions. However, the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity Think Smarter http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/think-smarter <div>Author: Kallet, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <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>Being successful at business requires persistence and the ability to think critically. In <strong>Think Smarter</strong>, Michael Kallet explains how and when to apply critical thinking and shares the tools and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity Smartcuts http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/smartcuts <div>Author: Snow, Shane</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>This country still carries the vestiges of a Protestant work ethic, a value system that says that a person needs to work hard and pay dues in order to be successful. In <strong>Smartcuts</strong>, Shane Snow shows that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Overworked and Overwhelmed http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/overworked-and-overwhelmed <div>Author: Eblin, Scott</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <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 class="body-paragraph">Most professionals do not realize that&nbsp;<em>mindfulness</em>, or the balance of awareness and intention, is the antidote to extreme stress. While mindfulness may initially seem like a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Black Hole Focus http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/black-hole-focus <div>Author: Hankel, PhD, Isaiah</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <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 toughest decision a person will ever make is determining his or her ultimate purpose in life. Most people let life make this critical decision for them instead of making their own choices. The result is that they...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The 5 Choices http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/5-choices <div>Author: Kogon, Kory | Merrill, Adam | Rinne, Leena</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <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>As the demands of work and home life continue to escalate, people are feeling more overextended, overwhelmed, and overstressed than ever before. However, at the same time, people want to be more meaningfully productive...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Selfish, Scared & Stupid http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/selfish-scared-stupid <div>Author: Gregory, Dan | Flanagan, Kieran</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <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>People are naturally selfish, scared, and stupid, yet society sees these as negative attributes. To fit into the norm, people fight these tendencies and force themselves into more acceptable behaviors, often failing...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Kill the Company http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/kill-company <div>Author: Bodell, Lisa</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Kill the Company</strong>, Lisa Bodell argues that the risk-adverse, “zombie” cultures of most companies are incompatible with the innovation they wish to achieve. In order to achieve their companies’ long-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Change Your Day, Not Your Life http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/change-your-day-not-your-life <div>Author: Core, Andy</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <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 pace of modern life is hectic, and today’s typical workdays can be overwhelming for even the most ambitious, hardworking professionals. Increasing and maintaining productivity is a challenge for both individuals...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Unstoppable http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/unstoppable <div>Author: Wilkinson, Pete</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Businesspeople often have the experience of being constantly busy but feeling as though they and their companies are never truly progressing. In these situations, business is being maintained, but it does not grow, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity The PerformanceStat Potential http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/performancestat-potential <div>Author: Behn, Robert D.</div> <div>Publisher: Brookings Institution Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>CompStat, which the NYPD first implemented in the mid-1990s, uses data to reduce performance deficits. In the ensuing decades, hundreds of municipal, state, and federal agencies have attempted to mimic CompStat’s...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Driven to Distraction at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/driven-distraction-work <div>Author: Hallowell, MD, Edward M.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <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 today’s fast-paced work environment, distractions are everywhere. Emails are constantly coming in, mobile phones ring with calls and texts, and meetings consume hours every day. It is no surprise that many people...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity HARD Goals http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hard-goals <div>Author: Murphy, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <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>Many people attribute not achieving their goals to poor execution or a lack of motivation. The truth is that most goals fail because they were subpar from the moment they were set. In <strong>HARD Goals</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Forget Strategy. Get Results. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/forget-strategy-get-results <div>Author: Tobin, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <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>Forget Strategy. Get Results.</strong>, Michael Tobin explains that the essence of good management is the willingness to be creative, take risks, and adhere to a vision while allowing for necessary course...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Get Productive! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/get-productive <div>Author: Bak-Maier, Magdalena</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Get Productive!</strong>, executive coach Magdalena Bak-Maier argues that with the right attitude and strategies, anyone can achieve high-level productivity. Bak-Maier goes beyond conventional time-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The New Supply Chain Agenda http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-supply-chain-agenda <div>Author: Slone, Reuben E. | Dittmann, Paul | Mentzer, John T.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</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>Improving and maintaining shareholder value keeps companies healthy. The supply chain drives economic profit, which in turn drives shareholder value. In Harvard Business School Publishing title <strong>The New Supply...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity HBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr-guide-managing-stress-work <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/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Stress in the work environment is a given. However, while a little bit of stress can be motivating, too much stress can be debilitating. Most people are more than familiar with the usual advice: set priorities, manage...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Indispensable! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/indispensable-0 <div>Author: Cottrell, David | Nix, Robert</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <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>Over the course of their careers, many people have wondered how they can be indispensable to their organizations. With cuts and layoffs, it is important for people to know which qualities will keep them around for the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Eat That Frog! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/eat-frog <div>Author: Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As Brian Tracy explains in <strong>Eat That Frog!</strong>, options abound in life, but so does procrastination. People simply cannot do everything they need or want to do. Instead of attempting to complete everything...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Secret to Peak Productivity http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/secret-peak-productivity <div>Author: Myles, Tamara</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Secret to Peak Productivity</strong>, Certified Professional Organizer® and productivity consultant Tamara Myles presents a set of tools for eliminating physical, electronic, and mental clutter through...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Successful Business Process Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/successful-business-process-management <div>Author: Berman, Paula K.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As companies grow, standardized business processes will become necessary to educate new employees, provide consistency, and avoid problems and inefficiencies. <strong>Successful Business Process Management</strong> by...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Getting to It! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/getting-it <div>Author: Loflin, Jones | Musig, Todd</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Everyone is busy, but many people and organizations still seem to fail at progressing toward their goals. The root cause is a failure to focus on the most Important Thing (IT). In <strong>Getting to It!</strong>, Jones...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Your Brain at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/your-brain-work <div>Author: Rock, David</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <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 modern workforce is made up of increasing numbers of knowledge professionals: people employed to solve problems, make decisions, and be creative. These people can benefit greatly by understanding the brain’s...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Time Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/time-management <div>Author: Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Time is a precious asset that cannot be reclaimed. Once it is used, it is gone forever. These days, many people find themselves stressed and feeling out of control from never having enough time to do what they should...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Extreme Productivity http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/extreme-productivity <div>Author: Pozen, Robert C.</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Aimed at executives and business professionals, <strong>Extreme Productivity</strong> is an instruction manual for people who wish to get more done in their days, weeks, careers, and lives. Robert C. Pozen teaches the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Who Kidnapped Excellence? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/who-kidnapped-excellence <div>Author: Paul, Henry | Britt, John | Jent, Ed</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most companies want excellence to be an integral part of their company cultures, but how people perceive excellence at the outset of a new job or company initiative can subtly degrade over time. Both at work and in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity The Economy of You http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/economy-you <div>Author: Palmer, Kimberly</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <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>With the American economy still recovering from the recent recession, many people feel trapped in unstable employment with shrinking prospects. The search for financial security and deeper meaning has created a rising...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/7-non-negotiables-winning <div>Author: Williams, David K.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Businesses typically focus on the “hard results” of sales, profits, and productivity. David K. Williams thinks this is shortsighted because it ignores the roles leaders and employees play in producing those hard...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Balanced Scorecard http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/balanced-scorecard <div>Author: Kaplan, Robert S. | Norton, David P.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Balanced Scorecard</strong>, Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton—recognized architects of the renowned Balanced Scorecard—show managers how to use this tool to mobilize employees to accomplish their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Value Stream Mapping http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/value-stream-mapping <div>Author: Martin, Karen | Osterling, Mike</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many organizations struggle to succeed because they lack a holistic view and understanding of exactly how their work gets done. Business consultants Karen Martin and Mike Osterling recommend businesses remedy this...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Fearless Performance Reviews http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fearless-performance-reviews <div>Author: Russell, Jeffrey | Russell, Linda</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Evaluating employee performance is a difficult but necessary task, often fraught with anxiety, defensiveness, and sometimes anger for both the reviewer and those being reviewed. In <strong>Fearless Performance Reviews...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Repeat the Remarkable http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/repeat-remarkable <div>Author: Holley, Perry M.</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Repeat the Remarkable</strong>, Perry M. Holley asserts that being “good” is no longer good enough. Achieving great results in today’s world requires remarkable performances, time after time. Therefore,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Rapid Realignment http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rapid-realignment <div>Author: Labovitz, George | Rosansky, Victor</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, 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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Rapid Realignment</strong>, George Labovitz and Victor Rosansky chart the path to optimal organizational performance by integrating key processes, staff, customers, and strategies to serve the primary...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr-guide-getting-right-work-done <div>Author: Editors, Harvard Business Review</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The <strong>HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done</strong> brings together more than two dozen articles on personal productivity, including many excerpts from the pages of the Harvard Business Review. The Harvard...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity When http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/when <div>Author: Albert, Stuart</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>When</strong>, Stuart Albert analyzes the influence of timing in business and day-to-day living. He describes the six temporal concepts of sequence, temporal punctuation, interval and duration, rate, shape,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity Think Twice http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/think-twice <div>Author: Mauboussin, Michael J.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <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>While the mind’s natural pathways may have once been advantageous for survival, they are not well adapted to managing modern decision making. Today, approaching decisions of consequence requires going beyond intuition...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Unlimited Sales Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/unlimited-sales-success <div>Author: Tracy, Brian | Tracy, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <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>Veteran salesperson Brian Tracy is a high school dropout who drifted from job to job until he discovered sales and set about mastering it by questioning other salespeople, reading voraciously, and attending seminars....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Dare http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dare <div>Author: Weiss, Scott</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Trust in an organization’s honesty and accountability is the underpinning of workforce productivity and customer loyalty. In an increasingly competitive global marketplace, organizations must win the trust of their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Art of Insight http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/art-insight <div>Author: Kiefer, Charles | Constable, Malcolm</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <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>The Art of Insight</strong>, Charles Kiefer and Malcolm Constable provide tools and exercises to enable individuals and organizations to tap into the power of insight. The authors define insight as a fresh...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/reality-based-rules-workplace <div>Author: Wakeman, Cy</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass,</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <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>Many employees are frustrated by the ever-increasing demands of the workplace, and they struggle to keep up. They see themselves as passive bystanders with no real power. In <strong>The Reality-Based Rules of the...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity Dive In http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dive <div>Author: Vogel, Nadine O. | Brown, Cindy</div> <div>Publisher: Paramount Market Publishing, 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/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The rapid aging of the American workforce, together with other demographic trends, means that the competition to attract and retain top employees is fiercer than ever before. But smart companies recognize that there is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Where Winners Live http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/where-winners-live <div>Author: Porter, Dave | Galindo, Linda | Malley, Sharon O.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <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>Where Winners Live</strong>, Dave Porter and Linda Galindo reveal the secret weapon of every successful sales professional: personal accountability. People who live “where winners live” embody constant,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Snowball Effect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/snowball-effect <div>Author: Bounds, Andy</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing Ltd.</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Snowball Effect</strong>, Andy Bounds describes how important it is to create successful communications that lead to significant time savings, increased productivity, and strengthened relationships. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity The 12 Week Year http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/12-week-year <div>Author: Moran, Brian P. | Lennington, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <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>The 12 Week Year</strong>, Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington provide strategies to help people execute their life plans successfully. They provide steps for individuals that will lead to increased...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The 20% Doctrine http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/20-doctrine <div>Author: Tate, Ryan</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Goofing off at work is usually frowned upon; however, according to Ryan Tate in <strong>The 20% Doctrine</strong>, organizations should allow employees to follow their passions in order to drive innovation. Tate bases...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Supremely Successful Selling http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/supremely-successful-selling <div>Author: 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/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When salespeople view their jobs solely as pushing a product onto someone else, they will not get very far. To be successful, salespeople have to listen carefully, get to know their customers, give them what they want...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Managing Projects http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-projects <div>Author: Russell, Lou</div> <div>Publisher: Pfeiffer</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Managing Projects</strong>, Lou Russell employs a four-phase project management model: define, plan, manage, and review, to illustrate the nuts and bolts of project management. She prefaces the discussion...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The 3 Power Values http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/3-power-values <div>Author: Gebler, David</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass,</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders who want to promote a high-performing corporate culture must give their employees the freedom to create it for themselves. In <strong>The 3 Power Values</strong>, David Gebler explains that employees understand...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Bounce http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/bounce <div>Author: Syed, Matthew</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <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>Bounce</strong>, Matthew Syed debunks the “talent theory of expertise,” the idea that top performers are born with greatness in their genes. Innate talent can provide a head start, but it is hours and hours...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Rebooting Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rebooting-work <div>Author: Webb, Maynard | Adler, Carlye</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</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 <strong>Rebooting Work</strong>, Maynard Webb and Carlye Adler point out that today people have the tools and technology to work from anywhere. Location, location, location is a thing of the past. This paradigm...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Connecting Organizational Silos http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/connecting-organizational-silos <div>Author: Leistner, Frank</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</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>Connecting Organizational Silos</strong>, Frank Leistner presents a full-featured guide for organizations interested in using social media. His argument is simple: as it becomes easier for people to interact...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Beyond the Call http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beyond-call <div>Author: Woods, Marc | Coomber, Steve</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <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>Beyond the Call</strong>, Marc Woods and Steve Coomber explore the psychological phenomenon behind why some individuals go the extra mile and others do not. The difference is often additional employee input...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Power of Consistency http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-consistency <div>Author: Long, Weldon</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <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 that separates successful people from everyone else is <strong>The Power of Consistency</strong>, according to Weldon Long. It is a basic human conundrum: While most people recognize the things they...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/shut-stop-whining-and-get-life <div>Author: Winget, Larry</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <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>Larry Winget is not the typical self-help author. He is not going to tell people to stay positive, or to feel good about themselves, or to just be themselves. In his unique, and somewhat irreverent, way, he explains...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Crowdstorm http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crowdstorm <div>Author: Abrahamson, Shaun | Ryder, Peter | Unterberg, Bastian</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</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>The advent of social media has broken down many barriers to collaboration. Social media and communications technologies allow individuals and organizations to reach far beyond their own resources to solicit, discover,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Superpower! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/superpower <div>Author: Saeks, Ford</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <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></p><P><STRONG>Superpower!</strong> by Ford Saeks challenges readers to discover new ways to face obstacles, solve problems, and improve their performances at work and on a personal level. Saeks disputes the benefits...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity When Talent Isn’t Enough http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/when-talent-isn%E2%80%99t-enough <div>Author: Fischer, Kristen</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press</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/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When creative professionals become freelancers, starting part-time or full-time businesses of their own, talent is just one part of the equation. In &nbsp;<strong>When Talent Isn’tnough</strong>, Kristen Fischer...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity StandOut http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/standout <div>Author: Buckingham, Marcus</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <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>StandOut</strong>, Marcus Buckingham asserts that everyone has their own particular genius that is innate to their being. Buckingham explains that by understanding their strengths and learning how to apply...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Lean Done Right http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lean-done-right <div>Author: Zidel, Thomas G.</div> <div>Publisher: Health Administration Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Lean Done Right</strong>, Thomas G. Zidel argues that ineffective approaches to Lean also can be found in many healthcare organizations today. He is concerned that hospitals and other healthcare...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity Success Under Stress http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/success-under-stress <div>Author: Melnick, Sharon</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <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 today’s work environment, most people are faced with too much to do and too little time to accomplish everything. With a constant barrage of emails and texts and network access 24/7, stress has become the new normal...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity More Time for You http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/more-time-you <div>Author: Tator, Rosemary | Latson, Alesia</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</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>In a world that bombards people with information every second of every day, it can be difficult to not feel overwhelmed and overstressed. In <strong>More Time for You</strong>, Rosemary Tator and Alesia Latson show...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Improving Performance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/improving-performance <div>Author: Rummler, Geary A. | Brache, Alan P.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Managers are too often slaves to the vertical silos depicted on organizational charts. Instead, Geary A. Rummler and Alan P. Brache argue in <strong>Improving Performance</strong>, that managers should understand and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Slow Down, Sell Faster! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/slow-down-sell-faster <div>Author: Davis, Kevin</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <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>In <strong>Slow Down, Sell Faster!</strong>, Kevin Davis explains how to win sales faster by actually slowing down the sales process and focusing on the customer’s buying process. He provides a practical model for...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Positive Intelligence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/positive-intelligence <div>Author: Chamine, Shirzad</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press, LLC</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <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>We spend much of our lives like Sisyphus, the king who was doomed forever to push a huge boulder up a hill only to have it roll back down. Unlike Sisyphus, however, our punishment is self-inflicted. In <strong>Positive...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity Kiss That Frog! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/kiss-frog <div>Author: Tracy, Brian | Tracy Stein, Christina</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <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>Psychologists believe that the way people think about themselves has a profound effect on the quality of their lives. Negative mental attitudes or mindsets are one of the biggest obstacles that prevent individuals from...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity What To Do When There's Too Much To Do http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-do-when-theres-too-much-do <div>Author: Stack, Laura</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today’s fast-paced and high-pressured business environment often requires workers to spend sixty, seventy, eighty, or more hours per week on the job. Unfortunately, productivity tends to decrease as work hours increase...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Stepping Up http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/stepping <div>Author: Izzo, John</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <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>Stepping Up</strong>, executive coach and leadership speaker Dr. John Izzo describes how taking responsibility can improve lives, businesses, and relationships. The principles he introduces enable people to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Improving the Performance of Government Employees http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/improving-performance-government-employees <div>Author: Liff, Stewart</div> <div>Publisher: American Management Association</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Improving the Performance of Government Employees</strong> is a handbook that describes how managers in government agencies can build and maintain a powerful set of management systems to propel improved...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Reviving Work Ethic http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/reviving-work-ethic <div>Author: Chester, Eric</div> <div>Publisher: Green Leaf Book Group Press</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Reviving Work Ethic</strong>, Eric Chester takes the position that the decline of work ethic is a problem that affects all Western nations, as well as a growing number of Eastern ones. He says that while it...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Employee Engagement Mindset http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/employee-engagement-mindset <div>Author: Clark, Timothy R.</div> <div>Publisher: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <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>In <strong>The Employee Engagement Mindset</strong>, Timothy R. Clark reveals that the business world has been focusing on only the organization’s role in driving employee engagement, while ignoring the other...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Zen Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/zen-leader <div>Author: Whitelaw, Ginny</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <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>The Zen Leader</strong>, Ginny Whitelaw addresses the unprecedented amount of pressure that many leaders feel today. It causes leaders to burn out, exhausting themselves and their employees. However, there...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity SuperCompetent http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/supercompetent <div>Author: Stack, Laura</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <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>SuperCompetent</strong>, Laura Stack details the six keys to attaining super competent status: activity, availability, attention, accessibility, accountability, and attitude. Becoming super competent...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 10 Steps to Successful Time Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/10-steps-successful-time-management <div>Author: Maxey, Cyndi | O'Connor, Kevin E.</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <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>10 Steps to Successful Time Management</strong>, communications consultants Cyndi Maxey and Kevin O’Connor explain how to view time as a resource. The key is to achieve an understanding of what matters in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Smart Growth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/smart-growth <div>Author: Hess, Edward D.</div> <div>Publisher: Columbia 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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Smart Growth</strong>, Edward D. Hess challenges commonly held business beliefs that businesses must grow or die, growth is always good, public companies should grow smoothly and continuously, and quarterly...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Beyond Performance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beyond-performance <div>Author: Keller, Scott | Price, Colin</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, 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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Beyond Performance</strong>, Scott Keller and Colin Price strive to offer an explanation for why so few companies that achieve excellence are able to maintain it. They make their case with extensive research...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Way We're Working Isn't Working http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/way-were-working-isnt-working <div>Author: Schwartz, Tom | Gomes, Jean | McCarthy, Catherine</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today’s highly competitive business world has led to a work environment where people feel a constant sense of urgency. Unfortunately, this atmosphere reduces employee creativity, engagement, and performance. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Fake "Work" http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fake-work <div>Author: Peterson, Brent D. | Nielson, Gaylan W.</div> <div>Publisher: Gallery Books</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>People routinely spend long hours writing proposals, filling out paperwork, or sitting in meetings at work only to wonder if their hard work has achieved anything. In other words, many employees are caught in a trap of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Make Every Second Count http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/make-every-second-count <div>Author: Bly, Robert</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s busy world, the demands on an individual’s time can be overwhelming. In fact, forty-two percent of American workers feel that they are overworked. High speed technology, downsizing, and increased customer...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity First Things First http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/first-things-first <div>Author: Covey, Stephen R. | Merrill, A. Roger | Merrill, Rebecca R.</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1994</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>First Things First</strong>, authors Stephen Covey and A. Roger and Rebecca Merrill address the frustration and guilt shared by many when they do not have enough time for those things which matter most to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Performance Dashboards http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/performance-dashboards <div>Author: Eckerson, Wayne W.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <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 <strong>Performance Dashboards</strong>, author Wayne Eckerson demonstrates how organizations can implement performance dashboards to keep employees focused on what is relevant about their organizations and help...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Act Like a Sales Pro http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/act-sales-pro <div>Author: Hansen, Julie</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <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>It is often assumed that great sales people are naturals. But in <strong>Act Like a Sales Pro</strong>, author Julie Hansen asserts that what is seen as natural talent is actually the result of years of hard work and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Services Shift http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/services-shift <div>Author: Kennedy, Robert E. | Sharma, Ajay</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/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While twenty-first century managers are well-versed in the phenomenon of globalized manufacturing (the physical production of goods outside of a company’s country of operation), the details and implications of a more...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity Get-It-Done Guy's 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/get-it-done-guys-9-steps-work-less-and-do-more <div>Author: Robbins, Stever</div> <div>Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most people today are overwhelmed with work both at work and at home. Working more efficiently is one solution, but few know where to begin. In <strong>Get-It-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity The Remedy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/remedy <div>Author: Dennis, Pascal</div> <div>Publisher: Lean Productivity Network</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Whereas Lean thinking has traditionally been applied to manufacturing, it has great potential to improve other areas of operation as well. It can even benefit organizations that are not involved in manufacturing. The...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity No Magic Bullet http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/no-magic-bullet <div>Author: Willmore, Joe</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD 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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>There are hundreds of best-selling books that claim to have the secret to organizational success. Additionally, there are thousands of business consultants who have made lucrative careers pushing programs that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Kick Your Own Ass http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/kick-your-own-ass <div>Author: Johnson, Robert Early</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</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>Kick Your Own Ass</strong>, Robert Early Johnson presents a guide for salespeople to change the arc of their potential and perform better in their careers. The title is meant to evoke the idea of achieving...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Going Lean http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/going-lean-0 <div>Author: Smith, Amy C.</div> <div>Publisher: Health Administration 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/health-care">Health Care</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many healthcare facilities struggle with providing quality healthcare in an efficient manner, so that the patient is discharged to the home or to the next level of care as quickly and as medically appropriate as...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Thrive on Pressure http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/thrive-pressure <div>Author: Jones, Graham</div> <div>Publisher: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <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>Leaders are subjected to intense pressure and stress that they must effectively deal with in order to keep employees and themselves highly motivated and avoid burn out. <strong>Thrive on Pressure</strong> explores the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity The Now Habit at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/now-habit-work <div>Author: Fiore, Neil</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <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><strong>The Now Habit at Work</strong> offers those who seek to be more productive in their professional lives the tools and strategies necessary for more effective time management. A follow-up to author Neil Fiore’s...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Star Profile http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/star-profile <div>Author: Janove, Jathan</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <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>Corporate success should extend far beyond the dollars-and-cents bottom line of any given company, as many notable executives attest. Managerial excellence and employee development is an important long-term investment...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Today Matters http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/today-matters <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Hachette Book Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <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>When problems arise, people want immediate solutions. In <strong>Today Matters</strong>, renowned leadership guru John C. Maxwell offers a radical alternative to this quick-fix approach. As any leader knows, today’s...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The 1 Hour Plan for Growth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/1-hour-plan-growth <div>Author: Calhoon, Joe</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, 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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The 1 Hour Plan for Growth</strong>, Joe Calhoon proposes a method for developing a business growth plan in one hour that can be written on a single sheet of paper. Calhoon offers his planning methodology to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Failure of Risk Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/failure-risk-management <div>Author: Hubbard, Douglas W.</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Failure of Risk Management</strong> shows readers how to identify and fix the most common problems in risk management. Ineffective risk management methods, often touted as “best practices,” are passed from...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Make It Happen http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/make-it-happen <div>Author: McLaughlin, Daniel B.</div> <div>Publisher: Health Administration Press</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/health-care">Health Care</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The failure to execute is a common problem in healthcare. Faced with a rapidly changing business environment, many progressive healthcare delivery organizations are now striving to become “high performance” health...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Successful Time Management for Dummies http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/successful-time-management-dummies <div>Author: Zeller, Dirk</div> <div>Publisher: Wiley Publishing, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <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>Time is a precious commodity. Each person has the same amount of time given to them to use productively or to waste. In <strong>Successful Time Management for Dummies</strong>, Dirk Zeller describes a broad variety of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Hundred Percenters http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hundred-percenters <div>Author: Murphy, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Hundred Percenters</strong> aspire to achieve the extraordinary, and they give 100% in pursuit of greatness. In Hundred Percenters, Mark Murphy shows leaders how to take average people and unleash their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Stress Effect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/stress-effect <div>Author: Thompson, Henry L.</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As competition and economic pressures increase, business leaders are guaranteed to experience higher levels of stress. This can cause even leaders with proven track records to make bad decisions. In <strong>The Stress...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Power of Business Process Improvement http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-business-process-improvement <div>Author: Page, Susan</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most aspects of business equate to a process. However, those processes are frequently not as efficient or effective as they could be. Business process improvement or BPI can help companies demonstrate greater customer...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Supply Chain Management Best Practices http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/supply-chain-management-best-practices <div>Author: Blanchard, David</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</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/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A supply chain includes all components of a business responsible for gathering the materials and services required to make a product, as well as the manufacture and shipment of the product to stores and, ultimately,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Think Better http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/think-better <div>Author: Hurson, Tim</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <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><strong>Think Better</strong> by Tim Hurson outlines a six-step productive thinking program that helps individuals to think more efficiently, more powerfully, and more strategically. The program entails making a long...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Make or Break http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/make-or-break <div>Author: Grichnik, Kaj | Winkler, Conrad | Rothfeder, Jeffrey</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Manufacturing has been the backbone of corporate America for many years, but some quintessential companies have let their manufacturing prowess lapse. With emerging markets, changing work forces, and accelerating...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Knowledge Management Basics http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/knowledge-management-basics <div>Author: Gabour, Christee</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <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>Every single company has a wealth of useful information, whether they realize it or not. <strong>Knowledge Management Basics</strong> takes organizations through a step-by-step analysis of what it takes to create,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity Strategic Performance Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/strategic-performance-management <div>Author: Marr, Bernard</div> <div>Publisher: Butterworth Heinemann</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Strategic Performance Management</strong>, Bernard Marr combines his expertise, research, and observations into a detailed navigation of Strategic Performance Management, the process of managing and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Awesomely Simple http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/awesomely-simple <div>Author: Spence, John</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Any business will claim to have a vision for itself; it will also claim to have top talent, robust communications, and extreme customer focus. Likely though, its management gives itself higher marks in those areas than...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity Toyota Supply Chain Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/toyota-supply-chain-management <div>Author: Iyer, Anath V. | Seshadri, Sridhar | Vasher, Roy</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When it comes to efficient production and operational excellence, Toyota’s reputation is world-class. As a company, it has been the standard-bearer for innovation, continuous improvement, and lean manufacturing...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity Extract Value from Consultants http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/extract-value-consultants <div>Author: Perchthold, Gordon | Sutton, Jenny</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group 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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>It has happened at too many corporations, both large and small: a new system or process is under consideration and management hires a consulting firm to tackle the new project. The consultants work for months, use...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity Developing Exemplary Performance One Person at a Time http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/developing-exemplary-performance-one-person-time <div>Author: Sabbag, Michael</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/leadership-development">Leadership Development</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>When it comes to performance development, many leaders are happy to accept work that is merely “satisfactory.” But what if each employee could be developed into an exemplary performer, executing their duties at a level...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity The Endangered American Dream http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/endangered-american-dream <div>Author: Luttwak, Edward N.</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>An in-depth analysis of the U.S. political and economic climate over the past two decades. Drawing from an array of studies, Luttwak reveals the root causes of America ’s declining standard of living, the decay of U.S...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Networking With the Affluent and Their Advisors http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/networking-affluent-and-their-advisors <div>Author: Stanley, Thomas J.</div> <div>Publisher: Business One Irwin</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/innovation">Innovation</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>A method for reaching the affluent through their affinity groups. Endorsements are gained for reasons that go beyond the basic product or service the networker offers. High performance networkers do extraordinary...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity Blur http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/blur <div>Author: Davis, Stan | Meyer, Christopher</div> <div>Publisher: Addison-Wesley</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <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>The pace of change has accelerated far beyond anyone’s comfort zone, thus, the rules that guided business decisions in the past are no longer reliable. These momentous shifts are being driven by elements of change that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity The Productive Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/productive-edge <div>Author: Lester, Richard K.</div> <div>Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Beginning in 1985, Champion International, one of the largest and oldest U.S. industrial companies, began a change process that transformed it from an underachieving tradition-bound organization into a competitive...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Creating an Open Book Organization http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/creating-open-book-organization <div>Author: McCoy, Thomas J.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Creating an "Open Book" Organization presents an integrated approach that applies multiple human resources initiatives in a coordinated manner to create a partnership among all employees. Addressing the interest that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity Supply Chain Optimization http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/supply-chain-optimization <div>Author: Poirier, Charles C. | Reiter, Stephen E.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A supply chain is a network of interlinked organizations, or constituencies, that has as a common purpose the best possible means of delivering products/services to customers. The chain begins with suppliers that can...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Frames of Reference http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/frames-reference <div>Author: Rudman, Carol</div> <div>Publisher: Peterson's/Pacesetter Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Everyday in the workplace, people face many challenges related to cross-gender communications. Often these situations are emotionally charged, and each party is too caught up in them to have any kind of perspective or...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity Managing Global Alliances http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-global-alliances <div>Author: Cauley de la Sierra, M.</div> <div>Publisher: Addison-Wesley</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Managing Global Alliances </strong>is a how-to manual that pinpoints guiding principles about how to set up and sustain a successful global alliance. Alliances are usually formed to pool, exchange, or integrate...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity The Professional's Guide to Working Smarter http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/professionals-guide-working-smarter <div>Author: Henry, Lauchland A.</div> <div>Publisher: Burrill-Ellsworth Associates, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <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>Success traditionally goes to those who set goals, make plans to achieve them, and carry out those plans. Individuals who have problems achieving usually plan or execute poorly. 1. Self-Evaluation will indicate where...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Telecommuting http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/telecommuting <div>Author: Kugelmass, Joel</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The experiences of many public and private organizations throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Japan have shown that flexible work is an effective management strategy for organizations in every sector. Joel...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Implementing Supplier Partnerships http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/implementing-supplier-partnerships <div>Author: Van Mieghem, Timothy</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Implementing Supplier Partnerships </strong>shows advantages to establishing real relationships between supplier and customer beyond buying and selling. Some overlooked factors include the cost of value-added...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity He Works She Works http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/he-works-she-works <div>Author: Carter, Jaine | Carter, James D.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</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/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The fact that the dynamics of the workplace ultimately alter the dynamics of personal relationships creates challenges that couples need to meet if both partners hope to enjoy life while pursuing their goals. This book...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Performance Consulting http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/performance-consulting <div>Author: Robinson, Dana Gaines | Robinson, James C.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</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/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Performance Consulting </strong>provides both a conceptual framework and specific techniques for making the transition from the role of Traditional Trainer to the role of Performance Consultant. The authors...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Maximizing Employee Productivity http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/maximizing-employee-productivity <div>Author: Sibson, Robert E.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1994</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Maximizing Employee Productivity </strong>is a practical, results-oriented approach to improving employee effectiveness. Using his employee productivity (EP) process of productivity management, Sibson explains...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity Mindset http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mindset <div>Author: Dweck, Carol S.</div> <div>Publisher: Random House</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <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 Carol S. Dweck, one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation, there are two main belief systems, or mindsets, that people can possess: fixed and growth. These mindsets strongly...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity The Personal Efficiency Program http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/personal-efficiency-program <div>Author: Gleeson, Kerry</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <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 problems of overwork can plague anyone in today's hectic business world where technology has increased both projects and expectations. The paperless society has only half arrived, so many have to deal with an...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity e-Learning 2.0 http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/e-learning-20 <div>Author: Rosen, Anita</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Even though e-learning has become a widely accepted practice, many organizations do not invest enough time to fully realize its potential. Instead of sticking with outdated tactics, organizations should embrace...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity Investing In People http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/investing-people <div>Author: Cascio, Wayne | Boudreau, John</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/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/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Decisions about talent, human capital, and organizational effectiveness are increasingly central to the strategic success of virtually all organizations. Unfortunately, these decisions are often addressed with limited...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity A Little Book of Listening Skills for the Workplace http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/little-book-listening-skills-workplace <div>Author: Brady, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Mark Brady, Piaeia Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <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><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Listening, being one of the most important things in business, helps create good relations with people.</span><span> It is a creative act that improves as it is...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity No Problem http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/no-problem <div>Author: Lowy, Alex</div> <div>Publisher: AuthorHouse</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Problem-solving models are not new. However, they can be complex, with unclear techniques and methods that may not actually help people define a problem, and then recognize the habits and patterns that can get in the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity The Hamster Revolution http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hamster-revolution <div>Author: Halsey, Vicki | Burress, Tim</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>E-mail and information storage tasks are estimated to take up 40% of a typical professional’s day. E-mail volume is said to be rising at a rate of 14.6% annually. Every day, there is an avalanche of disorganized,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Focus Like A Laser Beam http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/focus-laser-beam <div>Author: Haneberg, Lisa L.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <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>Focus is defined as concentrating energy on something, achieving a distinct vision, or attending to the right thing. Focus is purposeful, not accidental; and it is different than giving attention to something....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Enthusiastic Employee http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/enthusiastic-employee <div>Author: Sirota, David | Mischkind, Louis A. | Meltzer, Michael Irwin</div> <div>Publisher: Pearson Education, 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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Companies must pay attention to their bottom lines, but many companies lose sight of the fact that paying attention to their employees will positively impact their bottom line. What motivates employees to perform, to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Trust-Based Selling http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/trust-based-selling <div>Author: Green, Charles H.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Is it possible for buyers and sellers to ever trust one another? The words “sales” or “salesperson” and “trust” are rarely used together. The reason that buyers do not trust sellers—or the sales process—is because they...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Bigger Isn't Always Better http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/bigger-isnt-always-better <div>Author: Tomasko, Robert M.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A big business is a successful business, or so goes contemporary thinking. In Bigger Isn't Always Better, Robert M. Tomasko, discusses his belief that growth does not necessarily mean getting bigger. He believes that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity The World Is Flat http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/world-flat <div>Author: Friedman, Thomas L.</div> <div>Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux</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/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although outsourcing is the current hot topic, Friedman reports that outsourcing is just one dimension of a much more fundamental phenomenon unfolding today – the flattening of the world. Massive technological...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity Coming to Concurrence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/coming-concurrence <div>Author: Smith, J. Walker | Clurman, Ann | Wood, Craig</div> <div>Publisher: Racom Communications</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/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Marketing is in crisis mode, for the model for marketing, as it stands today, is obsolete. Customers have developed a resistance to marketing that is only going to grow. The crisis spawned by consumer resistance...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity Creativity in Virtual Teams http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/creativity-virtual-teams <div>Author: Nemiro, Jill E.</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/innovation">Innovation</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>Written by Jill Nemiro—an expert in organizational and team creativity—Creativity in Virtual Teams offers readers a model for achieving high levels of creativity in a virtual environment. As a result of global...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity The Communication Catalyst http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/communication-catalyst <div>Author: Connolly, Mickey | Rianoshek, Richard</div> <div>Publisher: Dearborn Trade Publishing</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Co-authors Mickey Connolly and Richard Rianoshek do something extraordinary in the introduction of <strong>The Communication Catalyst</strong>. They make a promise. If readers take the time to read, understand, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Leader's Voice http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leaders-voice <div>Author: Clark, Boyd | Crossland, Ron</div> <div>Publisher: SelectBooks, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</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/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Often, leaders speak, their constituents applaud on cue, and the illusion is formed that communication has occurred. Unfortunately, this disconnect only breeds communication static that, over time, pushes leaders to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity The Power Of Full Engagement http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-full-engagement <div>Author: Loehr, Jim | Schwartz, Tony</div> <div>Publisher: Free 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/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the fiercely competitive world that exists today, every possible advantage is needed. However, digital technology has produced such crushing workloads that everyone is forced to cram more and more into days that are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity How Winners Sell http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-winners-sell <div>Author: Stein, Dave</div> <div>Publisher: Bard Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</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>Because technology has changed business so drastically, Stein believes that the sales principles and strategies professional salespeople learned in school, the techniques they read in books, and the tips, tricks, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity Order from Chaos http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/order-chaos <div>Author: Davenport, Liz</div> <div>Publisher: Three Rivers Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Liz Davenport offers an easy system to help you clean up your act. If you find yourself missing important deadlines, forgetting to return calls, and misplacing papers, then follow these six simple steps to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity Love the Work You're With http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/love-work-youre <div>Author: Whiteley, Richard C.</div> <div>Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, Inc.</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/innovation">Innovation</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>Everyone is inspired by highly successful people who enjoy their work and do their jobs with verve and enthusiasm. However, the fear and uncertainty that can be created by ever-changing circumstances in the business...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity FISH! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fish <div>Author: Lundin, Stephen C. | Paul, Harry | Christensen, John</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <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 a reality where you may be working at a job that is not exactly ideal, here are ways to learn to love what you do, and make your workplace an energetic, enthusiastic and wonderful place to be. Through the delightful...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity The ROI of Human Capital http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/roi-human-capital <div>Author: Fitz-enz, Jac</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although current conventional wisdom says that people (human capital), rather than money, facilities, or equipment, are the lifeblood assets of any business, still there is no reliable means of quantifying the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity 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: Productivity Profit Building http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/profit-building <div>Author: Ludy, Perry J.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publications</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <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>Ludy's five-step process shows how to organize teams with the specific purpose of improving profit. When employees are involved in the cost reduction strategy and are actively seeking creative ways to cut costs and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity Calm at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/calm-work <div>Author: Wilson, Paul</div> <div>Publisher: Penguin Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <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>Work can often be one of the most stressful situations in our lives. We have to work with people that we don't necessarily have anything in common with and perform boring and repetitive tasks. In the United States and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity The Service Profit Chain http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/service-profit-chain <div>Author: Heskett, James L. | Sasser Jr., W. Earl | Schlesinger, Leonard A.</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Service Profit Chain</strong> demonstrates that leading companies maintain their leadership position by managing <strong>The Service Profit Chain</strong> - a quantifiable set of relationships that directly...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and It's All Small Stuff http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dont-sweat-small-stuffand-its-all-small-stuff <div>Author: Carlson, Richard</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <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 co-author of "Handbook for the Soul" offers 100 simple but powerful strategies for bringing harmony and peace of mind into individual life. The strategies allow for changes in paradigm and changes in practice --...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity 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: Productivity The Machine That Changed the World http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/machine-changed-world <div>Author: Womack, James P. | Jones, Daniel T. | Roos, Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: Rawson Associates</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/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Machine That Changed the World</strong> is devoted to a careful explanation of the logic and techniques of lean production. By extracting the universal principles of lean production from their initial...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Productivity