2016 Summaries

Executive Summaries of the Best Business Books of 2016

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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 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 Unfinished Business
    Image of Unfinished Business

    Women, Men, Work, Family

    by Anne-Marie Slaughter

    Anne-Marie Slaughter offers her own story as a backdrop for discussing the challenges that face women who seek to have an incredible career while nurturing a happy family.

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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 The Machine
    Image of The Machine

    A Radical Approach to the Design of the Sales Function

    by Justin Roff-Marsh

    Sales management radical Justin Roff-Marsh presents a nontraditional sales approach that incorporates the division of labor, in which sales responsibility shifts from autonomous agents to a centrally coordinated team to build more efficient sales functions.

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  • Image of Powerful Proposals
    Image of Powerful Proposals

    21 Things You Need to Know to Hit the Ground Running

    by David G. Pugh, Terry R. Bacon

    "Powerful Proposals" gives businesses proven strategies for creating customer-centered documents that outshine the competition every time.

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  • Image of Smart Sales Manager
    Image of Smart Sales Manager

    The Ultimate Playbook for Building and Running a High-Performance Inside Sales Team

    by Josiane Chriqui Feigon

    The exploding demand for inside sales leaders means that top reps are being promoted even if they are unprepared for management. Despite their expertise with traditional techniques, many don’t "get" the new world of Sales 2.0.

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  • Image of Slow Down, Sell Faster!
    Image of Slow Down, Sell Faster!

    Understand Your Customer’s Buying Process and Maximize Your Sales

    by Kevin Davis

    Slow Down, Sell Faster! shows you how to stop jumping the gun and work with your customers to identify and quantify their real needs, so by the time you begin your pitch in earnest, you're already halfway home.

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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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