longman 2009 winner

Our subscribers have voted, and the Best Business Book of 2011 is Disciplined Dreaming by Josh Linkner. In Disciplined Dreaming Josh Linkner distills his years of experience into a 5-step process that will make creativity easy for you and your organization.

The Harold Longman Award is named for Soundview’s first editor Harold Longman, who first conceived the idea of book summaries and applied this concept to the business book field. The award is presented annually to both the publisher and the author of the best business book of the year as voted on by Soundview subscribers.

Josh Linkner
2009 Longman Award Winner

previous winners

2010 How the Best Leaders Lead by Brian Tracy

2009 Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin

2008 Influencer by the authors at Vital Smarts

2007 What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith

2006 The 360 Degree Leader by John Maxwell

2005 The 8th Habit by Stephen R. Covey

2004 Crucial Confrontations by the authors at Vital Smarts

2003 Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance? by Louis Gerstner

You can learn more about these titles and purchase the summaries below.

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    Talent Is Overrated

    by Geoff Colvin
    Item #: 3106
    What’s the real solution to the mystery of high performance? According to distinguished journalist Geoff Colvin, what really makes all the difference is a highly specific kind of effort, what he calls “deliberate practice.” It’s difficult. It hurts. But more of it equals better performance. Tons of it equals great performance.
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    What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

    by Marshall Goldsmith
    Item #: 2914
    The corporate world is full of intelligent and skilled executives, but few will ever reach the top and, according to Goldsmith, subtle nuances make the difference.
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    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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