2016 Summaries

Executive Summaries of the Best Business Books of 2016

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  • Image of Negotiating the Impossible
    Image of Negotiating the Impossible

    How to Break Deadlocks and Resolve Ugly Conflicts (Without Money or Muscle)

    by Deepak Malhotra

    In Negotiating the Impossible, Harvard professor and negotiation adviser Deepak Malhotra shows how to defuse even the most potentially explosive situations and to find success when things seem impossible.

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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 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 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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