2014 Summaries

Executive Summaries of the Best Business Books of 2014

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  • Image of Pitch Perfect
    Image of Pitch Perfect

    How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time

    by Bill McGowan, Alisa Bowman

    Renowned media coach Bill McGowan shows how to communicate with confidence during the pivotal moments of life. He offers Seven Principles of Persuasion to use to establish the right tone for the right message to the right person at the right time. Learn how to overcome common mistakes and implement a better way of communicating using effective verbal and nonverbal language.

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  • Image of Why Motivating People Doesn't Work ... and What Does
    Image of Why Motivating People Doesn't Work ... and What Does

    The New Science of Leading, Energizing, and Engaging

    by Susan Fowler

    Senior consulting partner for the Ken Blanchard Companies, Susan Fowler, reveals that motivating people doesn’t work because they are already motivated. What does work is helping people understand why they are motivated. Her Optimal Motivation process shows leaders how to help people meet their needs for autonomy, connection and competence for long-lasting motivation.

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  • Image of Little Bets
    Image of Little Bets

    How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries

    by Peter Sims

    Bestselling author Peter Sims explores the value of taking small, experimental steps in developing breakthrough innovation. These little bets help determine direction while providing critical information from lots of little failures and from small significant wins. Sims shares examples of successful breakthrough innovators at work and the dramatic results of their efforts.

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  • Image of The Responsible Entrepreneur
    Image of The Responsible Entrepreneur

    Four Game-Changing Archetypes for Founders, Leaders, and Impact Investors

    by Carol Sanford

    The Responsible Entrepreneur offers four archetypes for entrepreneurs to use to learn how to grow their businesses into powerful platforms. Responsible entrepreneurs seek to transform industries and even society itself. Sanford presents a blueprint for the kind of leadership that is required.

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  • Image of How the World Sees You
    Image of How the World Sees You

    Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination

    by Sally Hogshead

    How the World Sees You gives a step-by-step method to help you know what makes you valuable to others, which will help you to be more authentic, confident and able to be at your best to create better relationships, grow your business and become even more valuable to those who matter most.

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  • Image of Overfished Ocean Strategy
    Image of Overfished Ocean Strategy

    Powering Up Innovation for a Resource-Deprived World

    by Nadya Zhexembayeva

    Overfished Ocean Strategy offers five principles to help businesses to find new opportunities in what were once considered useless by-products, discover resource-conserving efficiencies up and down their value chain, transfer their expertise from physical products to services, and develop ways to rapidly try out and refine these new business models.

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  • Image of The Road to Reinvention
    Image of The Road to Reinvention

    How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation

    by Josh Linkner

    The most successful companies, brands, and individuals make reinvention a regular part of their business strategies. Transformation demands an ongoing process of discovery and imagination. Linkner identifies six elements in any business that are ripe for reinvention and shares examples, methods, and step-by-step techniques for creating deliberate, productive disruption.

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  • Image of Thanks for the Feedback
    Image of Thanks for the Feedback

    The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well

    by Douglas Stone, Sheila Heen

    Receiving feedback is essential for healthy relationships and professional development, but we dread it and often dismiss it. Stone and Heen explain why getting feedback is so crucial yet so challenging, and they offer a powerful framework for interpreting comments, evaluations, and unsolicited advice in ways that enable effective learning.

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  • Image of Out Think
    Image of Out Think

    How Innovative Leaders Drive Exceptional Outcomes

    by G. Shawn Hunter

    The methods and mindsets needed to drive innovation and become game-changers in the 21st century are found by tapping into the discretionary levels of passion and initiative within us. In each chapter of Out Think, a key idea, behavior, or mindset shift is presented and techniques are described to show how the shift or idea can be implemented to ultimately drive the change that leaders want and need in their organizations.

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