Monthly Top Summaries

Monthly Top Summaries

 
Time, Talent, Energy Mankins, Michael | Garton, Eric Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation , 2017 Management

When leaders excel at managing scarce resources, they gain a powerful advantage over their competitors. In today’s economy, the scarcest resources are the time, talent, and energy of the people within an organization—...

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The Inefficiency Assassin Segura, Helene New World Library , 2016 Productivity

Working smarter is the key to streamlining workflow, improving productivity, and bringing balance into your life. In The Inefficiency Assassin, Helene Segura explains that by combining planning and...

 
 
The Diamond Process Diamond, Mike J. | Harding, Christopher R. Greenleaf Book Group Press , 2017 Leadership

Many military and civilian leaders focus on leading people and overlook the importance of leading processes. In The Diamond Process, Mike J. Diamond and Christopher R. Harding present a compelling...

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You’re Addicted to You Blumenthal, Noah Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. , 2007 Personal Growth

We all have things we’d like to change about ourselves. While most people believe their success depends on the strength of their convictions, willpower alone is not enough to drive lasting change. In You’re...

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Talking to Crazy Goulston, Mark AMACOM , 2016 Communication

When someone is being irrational, we typically either ignore them or try to argue or reason with them. None of these techniques are effective, and often they make the situation worse. The key to effectively dealing...

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Impromptu Humphrey, Judith John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , 2018 Communication

As a leader, you must be ready to influence and inspire at a moment’s notice. Impromptu speaking is a means of achieving that goal, but it is an art that few have mastered. It takes discipline to be able to say...

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Faster Together Stack, Laura Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. , 2018 Teams

Teams are more productive and profitable than solo contributors can ever be, but they require a different type of attention and care to develop. In Faster Together, Laura Stack likens teams to luxury...

 
 
Intelligent Disobedience McGannon, Bob Taylor & Francis Group , 2018 Leadership

Intelligent disobedience occurs when someone acts outside the standard rules or processes of an organization to bring about a better business outcome than would result from the routine way of doing things. In ...

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Business Bullshit Spicer, André Taylor & Francis Group , 2018 Communication

In Business Bullshit, André Spicer argues that most of the language used in modern organizations is completely meaningless. Organizations use buzzwords, empty statements, and pointless jargon to grab...

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It’s Who You Know Garner, Janine John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd , 2017 Relationships

As Janine Garner explains in It’s Who You Know, networking is vital for individual development, and can lead to both personal and professional success. However, merely collecting a superficial group of...