Brave New Work

Brave New Work

RECOMMENDATION Bureaucracy impedes productivity, fosters dissatisfaction among the workforce and accrues “organizational debt.” Business consultant Aaron Dignan recognizes the misunderstanding at the heart of most organizations: trying to treat...

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Be a Shortcut

Be a Shortcut

RECOMMENDATION Business consultant Scott G. Halford helps employees boost their emotional intelligence (EI), the capacity to assess and influence the emotions of other people. He coined the term “Shortcuts” to describe emotionally intelligent...

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Practice What You Preach

Practice What You Preach

RECOMMENDATION Heavy but invaluable reading, this book presents the results of author David H. Maister’s study of 139 offices of 29 professional service - more specifically, marketing and communications - firms in 15 countries. His objective was...

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The Value of Business Analytics

The Value of Business Analytics

RECOMMENDATION What is business analytics, and why should you care? Chances are – if you don’t work in the field – it’s mostly a mystery to you. In this readable introduction to the discipline, analytics consultant Evan Stubbs answers these...

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Strategy For The Corporate Levels

Strategy For The Corporate Levels

RECOMMENDATION This overview of corporate strategy has the strengths of a good textbook. It moves through core concepts for developing strategy on the corporate level a step at a time, provides definitions and explains the underlying principles...

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Lose The Resume, Land The Job

Lose The Resume, Land The Job

Recommendation As CEO of the Korn Ferry executive recruiting firm, Gary Burnison has interviewed thousands of job candidates, and he’s seen it all. He puts his knowledge into practice to show you how to get your next job. Don’t waste your time...

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Paradoxical Thinking

Paradoxical Thinking

Recommendation Jerry L. Fletcher and Kelley Olwyler examine how you use paradoxical thinking – contradictory ways of approaching a situation. Then, they discuss ways to use your paradoxes to your strategic advantage. You can use their...

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The High Potential Leader

The High Potential Leader

RECOMMENDATION Famed leadership guru Ram Charan – collaborating with writer Geri Willigan – describes five necessary skills that developing leaders need to possess. Three factors set this book apart from most others in the genre: First, the...

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How to Build a Business That Lasts 100 Years

How to Build a Business That Lasts 100 Years

Recommendation Business rarely looks to nature for answers, but corporate strategist Martin Reeves has found that the secret to corporate longevity lies within biology. He deems that the traits that make the human immune system so resilient are...

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