2015 Summaries

Executive Summaries of the Best Business Books of 2015

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  • Image of Team Genius
    Image of Team Genius

    The New Science of High-Performing Organizations

    by Rich Karlgaard, Michael S. Malone

    Rich Karlgaard and Michael S. Malone focus on the critical role of Informal teams within the core of successful companies. Combining best practices and the latest in scientific research, the authors show how to build the dynamic, robust and great teams leaders need in order to compete in today’s world.

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  • Image of The Good Ones
    Image of The Good Ones

    Ten Crucial Qualities of High-Character Employees

    by Bruce Weinstein

    Ethics expert Bruce Weinstein presents 10 crucial qualities associated with high-character employees that can enhance employee satisfaction, client relationships and the bottom line. Character refers to the most important qualities that define a person’s identity and it is revealed not by words but by actions. The qualities are honesty, accountability, care, courage, fairness, gratitude, humility, loyalty, patience and presence.

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  • Image of The High-Speed Company
    Image of The High-Speed Company

    Creating Urgency and Growth in a Nanosecond Culture

    by Laurence Haughton, Jason Jennings

    Jennings and Haughton share strategies and practices demonstrated by businesses with proven records of creating cultures with strong purpose, trust and follow-through. Jennings details the key traits of these high-speed companies and how they outperform others, ultimately showing how to build and sustain one of your own.

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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 Design to Grow
    Image of Design to Grow

    How Coca-Cola Learned to Combine Scale & Agility (and How You Can Too)

    by Linda Tischler, David Butler

    David Butler and Linda Tischler share the successes and failures of Coca-Cola as this large, global company learned to use design to create both scale and agility. Regardless of size or industry, the same approach, which is presented in a clear and actionable way, can be used successfully by other businesses.

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  • Image of The New IT
    Image of The New IT

    How Technology Leaders Are Enabling Business Strategy in the Digital Age

    by Jill Dyché

    Jill Dyché provides a new business model for building and strengthening the role of IT. By using field-tested techniques to align your IT department with your corporate objectives, you can leverage the power of technology across the entire company. The New IT reframes the IT conversation to bring your business and IT teams together in a truly transformative way.

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  • Image of The Power of Thanks
    Image of The Power of Thanks

    How Social Recognition Empowers Employees and Creates a Best Place to Work

    by Derek Irvine, Eric Mosley

    Globoforce executives Eric Mosley and Derek Irvine explain how a Culture of Recognition can boost employee engagement and loyalty, stronger teamwork, a more innovative culture, increased customer satisfaction as well as greater profitability and organizational health. Ultimately, they show how to build a better workplace for employees.

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  • Image of The Hidden Leader
    Image of The Hidden Leader

    Discover and Develop Greatness Within Your Company

    by Scott Edinger, Laurie Sain

    Hidden leaders are the under-utilized employees who demonstrate integrity, lead through authentic relationships, focus on results, work from customer purpose, and fulfill the value promise of the company. Scott Edinger and Laurie Sain show how managers can recognize and develop these talented employees in order to deliver even greater value to customers.

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  • Image of Low-Hanging Fruit
    Image of Low-Hanging Fruit

    77 Eye-Opening Ways to Improve Productivity and Profits

    by Jeremy Eden, Terri Long

    Jeremy Eden and Terri Long have distilled 77 of their most effective techniques for generating real performance improvements drawn from their success working with major companies. If you think you don’t have the resources to be faster, better and more profitable, think again. Low-Hanging Fruit can help identify and solve hidden problems.

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