2016 Summaries

Executive Summaries of the Best Business Books of 2016

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  • Image of Great Teams
    Image of Great Teams

    16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently

    by Don Yaeger

    Long-time Sports Illustrated associate editor Don Yaegar has conducted more than 100 interviews with some of the most successful teams and organizations in the country. From those, he has identified 16 habits that drive these high-performing teams.

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  • Image of The Ideal Team Player
    Image of The Ideal Team Player

    How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues

    by Patrick Lencioni

    In The Ideal Team Player, Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a leader desperate to save his uncle’s company by restoring its cultural commitment to teamwork.

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  • Image of Winning Well
    Image of Winning Well

    A Manager's Guide to Getting Results - Without Losing Your Soul

    by David Dye, Karin Hurt

    Winning Well offers managers a quick, practical action plan. They will learn how to stamp out the corrosive win-at-all-costs mentality; focus on the game, not just the score; reinforce behaviors that produce results; build productive relationships; and be the leader people want to work for.

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  • Image of Committed Teams
    Image of Committed Teams

    Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance

    by Derek Newberry, Madeline Boyer, Mario Moussa

    Based on research at the Wharton School of Business, the authors provide tools for aligning members of your team behind a motivating vision, making team meetings efficient and productive, and closing the gap between stated goals and actual behaviors.

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  • Image of Doing the Right Things Right
    Image of Doing the Right Things Right

    How the Effective Executive Spends Time

    by Laura Stack

    Doing the right things right requires leaders to manage the intersection of efficiency and effectiveness and follow 12 related practices outlined by Stack. Each of the 12 practices belongs to one of the 3T categories of strategic thinking, team focus, and tactical work, ultimately disclosing how to improve profitability and productivity.

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  • Image of Primal Teams
    Image of Primal Teams

    Harnessing the Power of Emotions to Fuel Extraordinary Performance

    by Jackie Barretta

    Primal Teams shows how anyone can control potentially damaging emotions, while triggering the kind of passion and energy that supercharge performance.

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  • Image of Project Management for Non-Project Managers
    Image of Project Management for Non-Project Managers

    by Jack Ferraro

    Functional managers with even basic project management (PM) knowledge are the best people for keeping projects business-focused. This new book demystifies the jargon and processes, encouraging managers to jump into the PM arena and arming them with strategies for increasing the business value created by their company's projects.

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  • Image of Results Without Authority
    Image of Results Without Authority

    Controlling a Project When the Team Doesn’t Report to You

    by Tom Kendrick

    Learn new information on: agile methods and evolving project management tools; strategies for working with virtual teams; analytical versus "blink" decision processes; and the myth of multitasking.

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  • Image of The Star Factor
    Image of The Star Factor

    Discover What Your Top Performers Do Differently - And Inspire a New Level of Greatness in All

    by Richard Grbavac, William Seidman

    The Star Factor delivers a unique system for unlocking your wisdom, transforming that knowledge into actionable steps, and helping other employees internalize these new attitudes and behaviors, bringing much-needed change to the whole organization.

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