2015 Summaries

Executive Summaries of the Best Business Books of 2015

  • Image of Peers Inc
    Image of Peers Inc

    How People and Platforms Are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism

    by Robin Chase

    A co-founder of Zipcar, Robin Chase, introduces the collaborative economy in which companies and governments are using the Internet’s ability to facilitate collaboration by leveraging expertise, assets and resources outside their sphere of control.

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  • Image of Make It Matter
    Image of Make It Matter

    How Managers Can Motivate by Creating Meaning

    by Scott Mautz

    Scott Mautz reveals that fostering meaning at work by giving workers a greater sense of significance is the key to motivation and engagement. By making work matter, people become more committed to their jobs, which positively influences productivity, products and personal satisfaction. Mautz offers tools and plans to create meaning in and at work.

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  • Image of The 5 Choices
    Image of The 5 Choices

    The Path to Extraordinary Productivity

    by Adam Merrill, Leena Rinne, Kory Kogon

    The authors combine research and insights from FranklinCovey to redefine time management in ways that will increase the productivity of individuals, teams and organizations. The 5 Choices will empower individuals to make more selective, high-impact choices about where to invest their valuable time, attention and energy.

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  • Image of Discipline Without Punishment
    Image of Discipline Without Punishment

    The Proven Strategy that Turns Problem Employees into Superior Performers

    by Dick Grote

    Discipline Without Punishment has become a management classic, helping thousands of companies and managers move to a responsibility-based approach for handling unacceptable performance, problem behaviors, and excessive absenteeism.

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  • Image of The Coaching Connection
    Image of The Coaching Connection

    A Manager’s Guide to Developing Individual Potential in the Context of the Organization

    by John Hoover, Paul J. Gorrell

    Coaching has traditionally focused entirely on the individual...sometimes even at the expense of improving measurable business results for the company. Now, The Coaching Connection shows managers how they can use contextual coaching to simultaneously promote both individual and organizational growth.

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  • Image of Fail Fast or Win Big
    Image of Fail Fast or Win Big

    The Start-Up Plan for Starting Now

    by Bernhard Schroeder

    Fail Fast or Win Big shows entrepreneurs how to: create a rapid prototype of their product or service; develop a business model instead of a business plan; test it repeatedly with customers so they can spot failure early; continue to refine the model based on customer interactions; leverage their network and resources in order to run lean

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  • Image of Leading with Kindness
    Image of Leading with Kindness

    How Good People Consistently Get Superior Results

    by William F. Baker

    Far from presenting a naive idea of kindness consisting of the simple give and take of benefits for supposed loyalty, this realistic book shows leaders how they can use sincerity, honesty, and concern to get the most from their people.

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  • Image of A Manager's Guide to Coaching
    Image of A Manager's Guide to Coaching

    Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best Out of Your Employees

    by Brian Emerson, Anne Loehr

    A Manager's Guide to Coaching is a manual that will guide executives through every step of the coaching process, from problem solving to developing accountability.

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