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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    Disciplined Dreaming

    by Josh Linkner
    Item #: 3316
    We live in an era when business cycles are measured in months, not years. The only way to sustain long term innovation and growth is through creativity — at all levels of an organization. This executive book summary of Disciplined Dreaming shows you how to create profitable new ideas, empower all your employees to be creative, and sustain your competitive advantage over the long term. Josh Linkner distills his years of experience into a 5-step process that will make creativity...
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    How the Best Leaders Lead

    by Brian Tracy
    Item #: 3213
    In How the Best Leaders Lead, Brian Tracy reveals the strategies he teaches top executives to achieve astounding results in difficult markets against determined competition. You will learn how to set clear goals and objectives for yourself and others, set priorities and focus on key tasks, solve problems faster and make better decisions, determine the ideal leadership style for any situation, motivate your people, and develop an exciting future vision for your business.
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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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    The 8th Habit

    by Stephen R. Covey
    Item #: 2721
    For individuals and organizations, excellence is no longer merely an option — survival requires it. But to thrive, excel and lead in our Knowledge Worker Age, we must move beyond effectiveness to greatness. Leadership guru Stephen Covey writes that accessing a higher level of human genius and motivation requires a sea change in thinking: a new mind-set and skill set — in short, an additional habit to those featured in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
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