The Best of the Best Collection

The Best of the Best Collection
Item #: PKSBOB12

These are the 20 top-selling business book summaries of the past 15 years. You'll recognize the titles and authors as those that business executives turn to for proven guidance and advice.

This collection includes summaries of such best-selling business titles as:

  • Execution by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
  • Built to Last by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras
  • The Speed of Trust by Stephen MR Covey
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey
  • And 15 other best-selling summaries (see the full list below) ...

The Online Collection includes summaries in up to 8 digital formats, including PDF, MP3, and multiple formats for smartphones and e-book readers. This edition is available in your Online Library immediately after purchase. The Print Collection includes hard copies of each summary that will be shipped to your mailing address.

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  • Image of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    By Stephen R. Covey
    Item #: 29MTFS
    This #1 National Bestseller offers a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service and human dignity -- principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates. Originally published in 1989, the timeless seven habits remain relevant even as the challenges have become more...
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    Crucial Conversations

    By Joseph Grenny, Al Switzler, Ron McMillan, Kerry Patterson
    Item #: 31BS06
    If you feel stuck — in a relationship, in your career, at home — chances are a crucial conversation is keeping you there. This New York Times bestseller will help you handle crucial conversations — conversations that occur when the stakes are high, emotions run strong, and opinions vary. With crucial conversations skills, you'll be able to: prepare for high-stakes situations with a proven technique; transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue; make it safe to talk about almost...
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    The Power of Habit

    By Charles Duhigg
    Item #: 3425
    In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.
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    The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

    By Patrick Lencioni
    Item #: 31BS10
    In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, bestselling business author Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership powerful and instructive leadership fable. Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions that go to the very heart of why teams –– even the best ones –– often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team.
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  • Image of The First 90 Days

    The First 90 Days

    By Michael Watkins
    Item #: 2610
    In The First 90 Days, Harvard Business School professor Michael Watkins presents a road map for taking charge in the first 90 days of a new executive position. The first days in a new position are critical because small differences in actions can have a huge impact on long-term results. This summary will equip executives with strategies and tools to get up to speed faster and achieve more sooner. Watkins shows readers how to diagnose a situation and understand its challenges and...
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    The Speed of Trust

    By Stephen M.R. Covey
    Item #: 2826
    According to Covey, trust is one of the essential elements of business, and the ability to create, preserve and restore trust has become one of the most important skills today, inside and outside the office. In The Speed of Trust, Covey gives his readers all the key tools to cultivating trust in their relationships, while offering up the wisdom of other great leaders on the topic.
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    Execution

    By Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan
    Item #: 2429
    Bossidy, the legendary CEO of Honeywell International, Inc., joins forces with consultant and prolific author Charan to explain how getting things done — not strategy, innovation or anything else — is the most important function of a leader. The authors examine in detail the three key processes of execution — people, strategy and operations — and show how all three are linked.
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  • Image of The 360 Degree Leader

    The 360 Degree Leader

    By John C. Maxwell
    Item #: 2806
    According to leadership expert John Maxwell, you can learn to develop your influence from wherever you are in the organization by becoming a 360-degree leader. You can learn to lead up, lead across and lead down. He writes that only 360-degree leaders influence people at every level of the organization, and by helping others, they help themselves. In The 360 Degree Leader, Maxwell explains that becoming a 360-degree leader is within the reach of anyone who possesses average or better...
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  • Image of Jack Welch and the GE Way

    Jack Welch and the GE Way

    By Robert Slater
    Item #: 2101
    Jack Welch gets the credit, as CEO, for the booming success of General Electric since 1981. How did he do it? This summary describes it in detail, his role as a leader, the way he stripped the company of its weighty bureaucracy, and, perhaps most important, how he found the ideas that spurred the company's growth. Engrossing reading for leaders and would-be leaders.
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    Built to Last

    By Jim Collins, Jerry Porras
    Item #: 1704
    Most companies don't last more than a few decades. This summary dissects those that have done far better to reveal the secrets of their longevity.
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    Blink

    By Malcolm Gladwell
    Item #: 2714
    Blink is about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant — in the blink of an eye — that actually aren’t as simple as they seem, and about those instantaneous decisions that are impossible to explain to others. In this summary, staff writer from The New Yorker Malcolm Gladwell reveals that great decision makers aren’t those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of...
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  • Image of The Leadership Challenge

    The Leadership Challenge

    By Barry Z. Posner, James Kouzes
    Item #: 32BS02
    The most trusted source on becoming a better leader – The Leadership Challenge – has been thoroughly updated and revised for a new generation of leaders living and working in a global environment. Building on the knowledge base of the previous books, this fourth edition of the classic is grounded in research and presents extensive interviews with a diverse group of leaders at all levels in a wide variety of organizations around the world. The authors emphasize that the fundamentals of...
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  • Image of The Power Presenter

    The Power Presenter

    By Jerry Weissman
    Item #: 3118
    Jerry Weissman is the presentations coach to Microsoft, Cisco Systems, and many of America's top executives, including founding Yahoo CEO Tim Koogle, Intuit founder Scott Cook, Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings, and many others. Now America's top coach reveals the same powerful strategies he teaches to CEOs in expensive private sessions. Learn why your body language and voice are more important than your words, how to present with poise and confidence naturally, and how to connect with...
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  • Image of The Innovator's Solution

    The Innovator's Solution

    By Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor
    Item #: 2526
    Christensen and co-author Raynor show how to successfully respond to the “disruptive technologies” Christensen first highlighted in the seminal bestseller, The Innovator’s Dilemma. The key is to learn how to create disruptions rather than be destroyed by them.
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  • Image of The Toyota Way

    The Toyota Way

    By Jeffrey Liker
    Item #: 2630
    Toyota is the world’s most profitable automaker. Its “secret weapon” is lean production — the revolutionary approach to business processes that it invented in the 1950s. Today, businesses around the world are trying to emulate Toyota’s remarkable success by working to implement the company’s radical system for speeding up business and service processes, reducing waste, and improving quality. To help other companies learn to continually improve on what they do, Professor of Industrial and...
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  • Image of The Fifth Discipline

    The Fifth Discipline

    By Peter Senge
    Item #: 33BS12
    In the long run, the only sustainable competitive advantage is your organization's ability to learn faster than the competition. In The Fifth Discipline, Peter Senge describes how companies can rid themselves of the learning "disabilities" that threaten their productivity and success by adopting the strategies of learning organizations — ones in which new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, collective aspiration is set free, and people are continually...
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  • Image of Just Listen

    Just Listen

    By Mark Goulston
    Item #: 3204
    Veteran psychiatrist and business coach Mark Goulston reveals the secret to how to get through to anyone, even when productive communication seems impossible. With this powerful and engaging book, you learn how to: get the attention of a total stranger who you need to know; talk an angry person from an irrational state to receptivity; use the “magic paradox”; and master the critical art of buy-in.
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  • Image of True North

    True North

    By Bill George
    Item #: 2920
    Just as a compass points toward a magnetic field, your True North pulls you toward the purpose of your leadership. When you follow your internal compass, your leadership will be authentic, and people will naturally want to associate with you.
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  • Image of The Heart of Change

    The Heart of Change

    By John P. Kotter, Dan S. Cohen
    Item #: 2426
    While most companies believe change happens by making people think differently, that isn’t the case. Instead, according to John Kotter and Dan Cohen, change happens when you make people feel differently. You have to appeal more to the heart than the mind. The authors offer a new dynamic — the “see-feel-change” dynamic that fuels action by showing people potent reasons for change that spark their emotions. Built around the eight steps of change first introduced in Kotter’s bestseller...
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  • Image of Drive

    Drive

    By Daniel H. Pink
    Item #: FBR0710
    In Drive, Daniel Pink examines the three elements of true motivation — autonomy, mastery, and purpose — and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action.
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