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 What Millennials Want from Work
    Image of What Millennials Want from Work

    How to Maximize Engagement in Today’s Workforce

    by Alec Levenson, Jennifer Deal

    Using fieldwork and survey data from global research, Jennifer J. Deal and Alec Levenson have formulated a scientifically accurate picture of what really motivates Millennials around the world.

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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 Deep Work
    Image of Deep Work

    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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  • 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 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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