2017 Summaries

Executive Summaries of the Best Business Books of 2017

  • Image of Digital@Scale
    Image of Digital@Scale

    The Playbook You Need to Transform Your Company

    by Jürgen Meffert, Anand Swaminathan

    Organizations need to unlock the full value of digital. In this summary Jürgen Meffert and Anand Swaminathan guide you through the three pillars of a successful digital transformation.

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    Image of Lifestorming

    Creating Meaning and Achievement in Your Career and Life

    by Alan Weiss, Marshall Goldsmith

    Alan Weiss and Marshall Goldsmith outline six building blocks of character that will help you to challenge your belief system, develop a leadership mindset, and overcome the stumbling blocks that keep you from success.

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    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 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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  • Image of Extreme Teams
    Image of Extreme Teams

    Why Pixar, Netflix, Airbnb and Other Cutting-Edge Companies Succeed Where Most Fail

    by Robert Bruce Shaw

    Extreme Teams will push you to think about teams and groups in new ways and help you to move your team to the next level of engagement and performance by going beyond traditional methods.

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  • Image of Mastering Civility
    Image of Mastering Civility

    A Manifesto for the Workplace

    by Christine Porath

    Christine Porath shows how people can enhance their influence and effectiveness with civility.

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  • Image of Yes, And
    Image of Yes, And

    How Improvisation Reverses "No, But" Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration

    by Tom Yorton, Kelly Leonard

    Executives from The Second City, the world’s premier comedy theater and school of improvisation, provide a toolkit for individuals and organizations to use to thrive in a world increasingly shaped by speed, social communication, and decentralization.

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