2017 Summaries

Executive Summaries of the Best Business Books of 2017

  • Image of No Limits
    Image of No Limits

    Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity

    by John C. Maxwell

    In No Limits, best-selling author John C. Maxwell explains how to identify, grow and apply your critical capabilities.

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  • Image of The Future-Proof Workplace
    Image of The Future-Proof Workplace

    Six Strategies to Accelerate Talent Development, Reshape Your Culture, and Succeed with Purpose

    by Morag Barrett, Linda D. Sharkey, Ph.D.

    The Future-Proof Workplace is a survival guide for the new realities of business. It highlights the changes already taking place: the transition from skills to knowledge, the neuroscience approach to leadership and motivation, galloping technical advances and more.

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  • Image of Victory Through Organization
    Image of Victory Through Organization

    Why the War for Talent Is Failing Your Company and What You Can Do About It

    by Wayne Brockbank, David Kryscynski, Mike Ulrich, Dave Ulrich

    Victory Through Organization demonstrates that organizational success isn’t just about the talent you have –– it’s about how the collective organization makes the individual talent better.

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  • Image of The Spark and the Grind
    Image of The Spark and the Grind

    Ignite the Power of Disciplined Creativity

    by Erik Wahl

    Erik Wahl, a visual artist, speaker and entre¬preneur, helps us unite the yin and yang of creativity — the dynamic new ideas with the dogged effort.

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  • Image of The High-Potential Leader
    Image of The High-Potential Leader

    How to Grow Fast, Take on New Responsibilities and Make an Impact

    by Ram Charan, Geri Willigan

    The High-Potential Leader explains the modern business climate while highlighting the critical role relationship building, communication style, engagement, and ability to motivate and bring out the best performance in others play in becoming an impactful leader.

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  • Image of Executive Presence
    Image of Executive Presence

    The Missing Link Between Merit and Success

    by Sylvia Ann Hewlett

    Are you “leadership material?” Sylvia Ann Hewlett, a noted expert on workplace power and influence, shows how to identify and embody the Executive Presence (EP) needed to succeed.

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  • Image of Profit First
    Image of Profit First

    Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine

    by Mike Michalowicz

    Mike Michalowicz shows how to take profit first and spend only what remains on expenses. With this one change you will instantly transform your business from a cash-eating monster to a profitable cash cow.

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  • Image of Move
    Image of Move

    How Decisive Leaders Execute Strategy Despite Obstacles, Setbacks & Stalls

    by Patty Azzarello

    Business transformation expert Patty Azzarello explains the four components of a prosperous business transformation, and exactly what it takes to keep everyone moving the new strategy forward.

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  • Image of Radical Candor
    Image of Radical Candor

    Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

    by Kim Scott

    Great bosses have strong relationships with their employees. Kim Scott identifies three simple principles for building better relationships with employees: make it personal, get (sh)it done, and understand why it matters.

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