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Bricks Matter: The Role of Supply Chains in Building Market-Driven differentiation by Lora M. Cecere and Charles W. Chase, Jr.  John Wiley & Sons © 2013 (322 pages) ISBN: 9781118218310   –   Using business cases to highlight how business leaders are winning through market-driven approaches, this indispensable book shows how you can identify market risks and opportunities and translate these into winning tactics.

Leadership Matters: Daily Insights to Inspire Extraordinary Results by Lee J. Colan  CornerStone Leadership Institute © 2012 (164 pages) ISBN: 9780981924298  –  Presented in a rapid-read, daily format designed for today’s information-rich, time-poor world, this book will inspire you to elevate your leadership so that you, in turn, can inspire your team as well as extraordinary results.

Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity by Keith Sawyer  Jossey-Bass © 2013 (288 pages) ISBN: 9781118297704  –  Offering a proven method for developing new ideas and creative problem-solving no matter what your profession, this book includes an eight-step method, 30 practices, and more than 100 techniques that can be launched at any point in a creative journey.

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  • Idea Agent: Leadership that Liberates Creativity and Accelerates Innovation (A Summary) book authors: Lina M. Echeverría  Soundview Executive Book Summaries © 2013 (PDF Available) –  –  Idea Agent shows you how to become a catalyst for releasing your people’s creativity, their advocate within the company, and also the person who keeps them focused and productive. Read this summary to gain an understanding of concepts in the book.    –    Downloads:   File   MP3
  • The Art of Explanation: Making Your Ideas, Products, and Services (A Summary) book authors: Lee LeFever  Soundview Executive Book Summaries © 2013 (PDF Available)  –  The Art of Explanation will help you consistently inspire audiences to fall in love with your ideas, products or services through better explanations in any medium. Read this summary to gain an understanding of concepts in the book.   –    Downloads:   File   MP3
  • You Can’t Lie to Me: The Revolutionary Program to Supercharge Your Inner Lie Detector and Get to the Truth (A Summary) book authors: Janine Driver  Soundview Executive Book Summaries © 2013 (PDF Available)   –   You Can’t Lie to Me will change the way you look at job applicants, co-workers, dates, salespeople — anyone from whom you want and deserve the truth — while simultaneously strengthening your relationships. Read this summary to gain an understanding of concepts in the book.  –  PDF Downloads:  File   MP3

20:20 Project Management: How to Deliver on Time, on Budget and on Spec by Tony Marks  Kogan Page © 2012 (320 pages) ISBN: 9780749466084  –  Offering a systematic approach to guiding a project through to success, this book focuses on the real world, on practicality, clarity and applicability and uses a wide range of international case studies to demonstrate how best practice is applied in the world’s leading organizations.

Talent, Transformation, and the Triple Bottom Line: How Companies Can Leverage Human Resources to Achieve Sustainable Growth by Andrew W. Savitz and Karl Weber  Jossey-Bass © 2013 (415 pages) ISBN: 9781118140970  –  By educating HR professionals about sustainability, sustainability professionals about HR, and business leaders about how to marry the two to accelerate progress on both fronts, this book demonstrates how leading companies are using sustainability to strengthen core HR functions.

The Birkman Method: Your Personality at Work by Sharon Birkman Fink and Stephanie Capparell  Jossey-Bass © 2013 (238 pages) ISBN: 9781118207017  –  Whether you’re wondering if you are in the right career, looking to change job roles, or trying to reduce conflict and improve relationships at work and at home, this book can help you attain more-inspiring leadership, better team harmony, and higher goals both personally and professionally.

Corporate Governance Regulation: How Poor Management Is Destroying the Global Economy by Nicholas Vakkur and Zulma J. Herrera  John Wiley & Sons © 2013 (290 pages) ISBN: 9781118496374  –   Uniquely insightful and freshly provocative, this indispensable manifesto offers a comprehensive, nuanced view of the daunting regulatory challenges facing the global economy in the twenty-first century.

Creating a Purposeful Life: How to Reclaim Your Life, Live More Meaningfully and Befriend Time by Richard Fox and Heather Brown  Infinite Ideas © 2012 (153 pages) ISBN: 9781906821975  –  . . .    how to unearth your unique purpose in life and enjoy a more sustainable relationship with time, this thought-provoking book will help you overcome barriers to change, use your time more intentioreer and choose some ideas to sustain you on your journey.

Global Logistics New Directions in Supply Chain Management, 6th Edition by Donald Waters  Kogan Page © 2010 (536 pages) ISBN: 9780749457037  –  The field of logistics continues to develop at a remarkable pace, and this authoritative book brings readers up to date on recent developments in this dynamic business function, emphasizing how logistics fundamentally affects the way an organization works.

Leadership and the Art of Struggle: How Great Leaders Grow through Challenge and Adversity by Steven Snyder  Berrett-Koehler Publishers © 2013 (225 pages) ISBN: 9781609946449  –  Offering a host of unique tools and specific, hands-on practices, this book will help you learn how to cultivate the best mindset for confronting challenges, explore multiple tactics for dealing with struggle, and keep your energy high so you can continue to learn and grow.

Social CRM For Dummies by Kyle Lacy, Stephanie Diamond and Jon Ferrara  John Wiley & Sons © 2013 (363 pages) ISBN: 9781118242490  –  Social CRM is an evolving tool to help you engage your customers, interact with them, and develop deeper relationships. This handy, timely guide teaches you how to make the most of it, whether your business is a small shop or a large corporation.

Ultimate New Job by James Innes  Kogan Page © 2012 (232 pages) ISBN: 9780749464097   –   Covering every aspect of starting a new job or internship, this practical guide will prepare job seekers for the toughest few months of their lives, when fitting in is everything and first impressions count

Corporate Performance Management Best Practices: A Case Study Approach to Accelerating CPM Results by Bob Paladino  John Wiley & Sons © 2013 (335 pages) ISBN: 9781118478585  –  Authored by the winner of three globally accepted performance management awards, this book provides a framework for organizing, automating and analyzing business methodologies, metrics, processes and systems that drive business performance.

Leadership in Chaordic Organizations by Beverly G. McCarter and Brian E. White  Auerbach Publications © 2013 (320 pages) ISBN: 9781420074178  –  Supplying a clear vision of how to build high-performance teams, this book presents methods for improving operations through the application of complex systems engineering principles and psychological counseling techniques.

Midnight Lunch: The 4 Phases of Team Collaboration Success from Thomas Edison’s Lab by Sarah Miller Caldicott  John Wiley & Sons © 2013 (306 pages) ISBN: 9781118407868  –  Authored by the great grandniece of Thomas Edison, this practical book provides an intriguing look at how to use Edison’s collaboration methods to strengthen live and virtual teams and achieve high impact results.

Patent Strategy for Researchers and Research Managers, Third Edition by H. Jackson Knight  John Wiley & Sons © 2013 (251 pages) ISBN: 9780470057742  –  Keeping the legal jargon to a minimum, this book provides the technical professional with the assistance and advice they need to understand the legal complexities that they may encounter before and during a patent application.

People Love You: The Real Secret to Delivering Legendary Customer Experiences by Jeb Blount  John Wiley & Sons © 2013 (192 pages) ISBN: 9781118433249  –  Designed to help you deliver an unparalleled customer experience, this guide is a powerful playbook for interacting with customers in a way that creates deep, enduring, visceral connections that withstand relentless economic and competitive assaults.

Reinvent: A Leader’s Playbook for Serial Success by Fred Hassan  Jossey-Bass © 2013 (224 pages) ISBN: 9781118529850  –  Revealing how you can make culture your secret weapon, this book explains how to transform a struggling business into a raging success by learning to be authentic, purposeful, and connected with your organization.

Selling with Noble Purpose: How to Drive Revenue and Do Work That Makes You Proud by Lisa Earle McLeod  John Wiley & Sons © 2013 (254 pages) ISBN: 9781118408094  –  Using hard data and compelling field stories, this book shows executives, managers, and aspiring sales leaders a sustainable and exciting alternative to money when it comes to motivating salespeople.

Super Communication the NLP  Way by Russell Webster  Infinite Ideas © 2012 (59 pages) ISBN: 9781908474285  –  Has your career suffered because you can’t seem to communicate properly? This book shows how the skills of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) can be used to help you communicate effectively, manage relationships, influence people, make friends, and gain success and happiness.

The Soul of the Organization: How to Ignite Employee Engagement and Productivity by David B. Zenoff  Apress © 2013 (139 pages) ISBN: 9781430249658  –  Presenting a journey into eleven high-performing organizations operating in both the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds, this practical and informative guide aims to determine the underlying elements of soul that foster strong employee engagement at all levels.

Corporate Intellectual Property Management in the 21st Century: A Shift in Strategic and Financial Management by Lanning G. Bryer, Scott J. Lebson and Matthew D. Asbell (eds)  John Wiley & Sons © 2011 (340 pages) ISBN: 9780470601754  –  Offering case studies, practical examples and advice from seasoned professionals, this timely book will help executives, attorneys, accountants, managers, and owners understand the legal, technological, economic, and cultural changes that have affected IP ownership and management.

Demystifying Strategy: How to Become a Strategic Thinker by Tony Grundy  Kogan Page © 2012 (336 pages) ISBN: 9780749465681  –  Using tips, guidelines and practical, goal-oriented exercises, this informative book provides you with not only basic strategic tools and techniques, but also a thorough understanding of the entire process of strategic thinking and management.

Fashion Brands: Branding Style from Armani to Zara, Third Edition by Mark Tungate  Kogan Page © 2012 (240 pages) ISBN: 9780749464462  –  Full of first-hand interviews with key players, this practical book explores the popularization of fashion and explains how marketers and branding experts have turned clothes and accessories into objects of desire.

From Know-How to Do-How:  The Short and Simple Guide to Making Change Happen by David Corbet and Ian Roberts  Nicholas Brealey Publishing © 2013 (241 pages) ISBN: 9781857885903 – Drawing on dozens of real-life stories and illustrated with remarkable, real-life breakthroughs, this book sets out the practical and proven steps that can help you develop the how &; to- do-how; you need to make the changes you want in any aspect of your work or life.


Guide to Project Management: Getting it Right and Achieving lasting Benefit, Second Edition by Paul Roberts  John Wiley & Sons © 2013 (360 pages) ISBN: 9781118383704  –  “The Economist” covers a wide range of subjects with confidence, wit and authority–Economist Books mirror this approach. This guide outlines a proven approach for engaging all stakeholders in the project management process and walks you through the steps essential for successful management.

It’s the Way You Say It: Becoming Articulate, Well-Spoken, and Clear by Carol A. Fleming  Berrett-Koehler Publishers © 2013 (263 pages) ISBN: 9781609947439  –  Filled with scores of simple, practical, immediately useful exercises, this book provides a thorough, nuts-and-bolts guide to becoming aware and taking control of how you communicate with others.

Luxury World: The Past, Present and Future of Luxury Brands by Mark Tungate  Kogan Page © 2009 (256 pages) ISBN: 9780749452636  –  Fast-moving, entertaining and full of exclusive interviews, this entertaining book takes you on a voyage around the luxury universe during a period of change, slipping behind the facades of the world’s most sophisticated businesses to show how they function.

Mind the Gap: Creating Your Successful Business Strategy by Susannah Schofield  Kogan Page © 2013 (240 pages) ISBN: 9780749468781  –  A play on words from the subway warning of “watch the gap” between the train and the platform, this book offers an application that will reveal internal strengths and weaknesses – a gap analysis that shows how the business stacks up to its competitors.

Mindful Coaching: How Mindfulness Can Transform Coaching Practice by Liz Hall  Kogan Page © 2013 (280 pages) ISBN: 9780749465667  –  With case studies, resources and tools, this practical book explains the benefits of mindfulness and illustrates how it can be applied with clients and how it can be useful in various situations.

One Word That Will Change Your Life by Dan Britton, Jimmy Page and Jon Gordon  John Wiley & Sons © 2013 (82 pages) ISBN: 9781118542415   –   Inspiring you to simplify your life and work by focusing on just one word for this year, this groundbreaking book presents concepts that will impact all six dimensions of your life – mental, physical, emotional, relational, spiritual, and financial.

Pioneers of Digital: Success Stories from Leaders in Advertising, Marketing, Search and Social Media by Paul Springer and Mel Carson  Kogan Page © 2012 (232 pages) ISBN: 9780749466046  –  Packed full of unique insight, this informative book showcases the stories behind key people who have fundamentally influenced the way advertising, marketing, search and social media have evolved during the internet era.

Principled Selling: How to Win More Business Without Selling Your Soul by David Tovey  Kogan Page © 2012 (264 pages) ISBN: 9780749466572  –  Focused on building long-term, profitable relationships rather than manipulation and “closing the sale,” this invaluable book discusses the new skills and behaviors needed to win customers, build relationships and retain existing ones.

Selling Through Someone Else: How to Use Agile Sales Networks and Partners to Sell More by Robert Wolland, Naveen Jain and Michael Heald  John Wiley & Sons © 2013 (376 pages) ISBN: 9781118496381  –  By applying the trends and lessons learned from Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies to mid-sized enterprises and small-medium businesses owners, this book offers new opportunities to drive company growth by taking a fresh look at the customer smart distribution and sales process.

Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business, 2nd Edition by Erik Qualman  John Wiley & Sons © 2013 (338 pages) ISBN: 9781118232651  –  Based on meetings with 75 Fortune 1000 companies, 50 colleges and universities, and more than 100 small businesses & non-profits, this book explains how businesses can tap the power of social media to increase sales, cut marketing costs, and reach customers directly.

Successful Project Management, Fourth Edition by Trevor L Young  Kogan Page © 2013 (232 pages) ISBN: 9780749467203  –  Including end-of-chapter summaries, checklists for staying on top of a project and a glossary of definitions and key terms, this useful book will enable managers to significantly raise the probability of success for their projects with practical and well tested techniques.

Taking Minutes of Meetings by Joanna Gutmann  Kogan Page © 2013 (192 pages) ISBN: 9780749467241  –  Authored by a training consultant and secretarial education expert, this practical resource is a no-nonsense, self-teaching tool instructing the potential committee secretary in the theory and application of proper forms for taking minutes (records) of a meeting.

The Lean Practitioner’s Handbook by Mark Eaton  Kogan Page © 2013 (328 pages) ISBN: 9780749467739  –  Bridging the gap between the tools and the concepts of Lean, this straightforward guide offers a practical, easily accessible resource for anyone preparing for, implementing or evaluating Lean activities.

When to Hire-or Not Hire-a Consultant: Getting Your Money’s Worth from Consulting Relationships by Linda M. Orr and Dave J. Orr  Apress © 2013 (276 pages) ISBN: 9781430247340  –  Helping you make the most strategically and financially sound business decisions, this hands-on guide is for anyone thinking about hiring a consultant to set strategy, solve problems, increase profits or revenue, develop new products, open new markets, or improve efficiency.

Writing Skills for Public Relations: Style and Technique for Mainstream and Social Media, 5th Edition by John Foster  Kogan Page © 2012 (280 pages) ISBN: 9780749465438  –  A hands-on, practical guide to writing style for PR students and practitioners, this resource offers advice on the basic principles of grammar and also covers essential editing and presentation skills.



  • 52 Essential Habits for Success (A Summary) book authors: Robert Stevenson  Soundview Executive Summaries © 2013  –  52 Essential Habits For Success presents a simple way for you to condition your mind with powerful success habits, that when used, will be the driving force behind your future success. Read this summary to gain an understanding of concepts in the book.
  • The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom Line (A Summary) book authors: David Horsager  Soundview Executive Summaries © 2013  –  Based on research but made practical for today’s leader, The Trust Edge shows that trust is quantifiable and brings dramatic results to businesses and leaders. Read this summary to gain an understanding of concepts in the book.

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