2016 Summaries

Executive Summaries of the Best Business Books of 2016

  • Image of Primary Greatness
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    The 12 Levers of Success

    by Stephen R. Covey

    In Primary Greatness, a posthumous work, Covey lays out the 12 levers of success that will lead to a life of primary greatness: Integrity, Contribution, Priority, Sacrifice, Service, Responsibility, Loyalty, Reciprocity, Diversity, Learning, Teaching and Renewal.

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    Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

    by Cal Newport

    The skill of deep work is the ability to focus with a distraction-free concentration that pushes your cognitive capabilities to their limit. Author and professor Cal Newport presents a series of four “rules” to transform your mind and habits in order to cultivate this skill and make it the core of your working life.

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    How to Future-Proof Yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace

    by Barbara Mistick, Karie Willyerd

    Workplace futurist Karie Willyerd and college president Barbara Mistick offer evidence-based guidance to help you stretch to achieve your potential in order to remain relevant in tomorrow's changing work environment.

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    How to Be Present and Productive When There is Never Enough Time

    by Steve Cockram, Jeremie Kubicek

    Kubicek and Cokram describe five gears that represent different modes of effectively connecting with others and balancing work and life in a meaningful and productive way. By shifting into the right gear at the right time, you can improve your relationships and increase your respect, influence and productivity.

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  • Image of Disrupt You!
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    Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation

    by Jay Samit

    Technology innovator Jay Samit describes the unique method he has used to invent new markets and expand established businesses. He demystifies the mechanics of disruption for individuals and businesses alike while offering empowering advice for anyone with a big idea.

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  • Image of The Power of Presence
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    Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others

    by Kristi Hedges

    Everyone recognizes leaders with "presence." They stand out for their seemingly innate ability to command attention and inspire commitment. But what is this secret quality they exude, exactly? Executive and CEO coach Kristi Hedges demystifies this elusive trait, revealing that leadership presence is the intersection of outward influencing skills and internal mental conditioning. Using her I-Presence model, the author shows how anyone-regardless of position or personality-can strengthen their...

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  • Image of The Secret to Peak Productivity
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    A Simple Guide to Reaching Your Personal Best

    by Tamara Myles

    Certified Professional Organizer (CPO(R)) and productivity expert Tamara Myles has developed a simple model--the Productivity Pyramid--which provides an actionable framework for anyone to achieve better results.

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    The Classic Book on Time Management

    by Alec Mackenzie, Pat Nickerson

    One of the all-time bestselling books on time management, "The Time Trap" has shown countless readers how to squeeze the optimal efficiency — and satisfaction — out of their work day. Filled with smart tactics, revealing interviews, and handy time management tools, this is the proven guide professionals need to get everything under control.

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