2016 Summaries

Executive Summaries of the Best Business Books of 2016

  • Image of From Impossible to Inevitable
    Image of From Impossible to Inevitable

    How Hypergrowth Companies Create Predictable Revenue

    by Aaron Ross, Jason Lemkin

    The world’s fastest growing companies share seven ingredients in their recipes for hypergrowth. Ross and Lemkin break these down into steps that leaders can easily use as a guide for growing their businesses and increasing revenue.

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  • Image of Persuadable
    Image of Persuadable

    How Great Leaders Change Their Minds to Change the World

    by Al Pittampalli

    Al Pittampalli explains the art of persuadability, the genuine willingness and ability to change your mind in the face of new evidence.

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  • Image of Contagious Culture
    Image of Contagious Culture

    Show Up, Set the Tone and Intentionally Create an Organization That Thrives

    by Anese Cavanaugh

    Anese Cavanaugh shares her unique Intentional Energetic Presence (IEP) Method that can be used to help you revitalize your work culture in ways that encourage growth, productivity and innovation.

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  • Image of Mastering Leadership
    Image of Mastering Leadership

    An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results

    by Robert J. Anderson, William A. Adams

    Robert Anderson and William Adams present a comprehensive roadmap for optimal leadership development - individual and collective - that can create competitive advantage. They explore five stages in the evolution of leadership along with organizational structures and cultures that develop at each of these stages as well as six key practices for effective leadership development.

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  • Image of Driven by Difference
    Image of Driven by Difference

    How Great Companies Fuel Innovation Through Diversity

    by David Livermore

    David Livermore identifies management practices that can be used to guide multicultural teams to innovation, including how to create an optimal environment, build trust, fuse differing perspectives, align goals and expectations, generate fresh ideas, consider various audiences when selecting and selling an idea, and design and test different users.

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  • Image of Everything Connects
    Image of Everything Connects

    How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation and Sustainability

    by Faisal Hoque, Drake Baer

    Faisal Hoque and Drake Baer suggest that by examining the connections between our individual, interpersonal and organizational working lives, we can learn new ways to create, innovate, adapt, and lead.

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  • Image of First, Fast, Fearless
    Image of First, Fast, Fearless

    How to Lead Like a Navy SEAL

    by Brian Hiner

    Brian "Iron Ed" Hiner tells what it’s like to be a SEAL and what shapes the intense sense of sacrifice, teamwork and mutual commitment they share. From his own 20-year career as a Navy SEAL and his hands-on experience of commanding hundreds of strategic combat missions and operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and across the globe, Hiner extracts business leadership lessons that can help leaders isolate what’s most important, especially in stressful times.

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  • Image of Selfish, Scared and Stupid
    Image of Selfish, Scared and Stupid

    Stop Fighting Human Nature and Increase Your Performance, Engagement and Influence

    by Kieran Flanagan, Dan Gregory

    Behavioral research strategists Dan Gregory and Kieran Flanagan examine the basic instincts of fear, self-interest and simplicity and their impact on the success or failure of a company’s best ideas. They offer three interconnected principles that can be used to head off disengagement inside and outside of a company and to unlock human potential.

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  • Image of Maximum Influence
    Image of Maximum Influence

    The 12 Universal Laws of Power Persuasion

    by Kurt Mortensen

    Maximum Influence combines scientific research with real-world studies, presenting the most authoritative and effective arsenal of persuasion techniques ever.

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