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Business Reimagined: Why Work Isn’t Working and What You Can Do About It by Dave Coplin  Harriman House © 2013 (112 pages) ISBN: 9780857193315  –  Are you engaged and energized in the office, or do you often feel that your days are dominated by process and technology? This guide will help you wake up to a new environment based on collaborative and flexible working, and on technology that when used correctly, liberates rather than constrains.

Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers: The People Skills You Need to Acheive Outstanding Results, Second Edition by Anthony C. Mersino  AMACOM © 2013 (291 pages) ISBN: 9780814432778  –  Introducing readers to all facets of emotional intelligence (EI), this indispensable guide shows how emotions can be leveraged to meet project goals, and gives project managers the tools they need to create winning teams and get the job done right and on time.

Enterprise in Action: A Guide To Entrepreneurship by Peter Lawrence  John Wiley & Sons © 2013 (268 pages) ISBN: 9781119945284  –  Based on studies of 80 companies, including 30 Sunday Times Fast Track Companies, and 20 highly successful US entrepreneurial firms, this authoritative book offers valuable lessons for MBA students and established entrepreneurs alike.

Financial Innovation: Too much or Too Little? by Michael Haliassos  The MIT Press © 2013 (275 pages) ISBN: 9780262018296  –  Considering the key ingredients of financial innovation from both academia and industry, this book discusses the positive potential, and also the risks of financial innovation and the influence of producers on consumers.

Managers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning, Third Edition, Revised and Expanded by Chip R. Bell and Marshall Goldsmith  Berrett-Koehler Publishers © 2013 (251 pages) ISBN: 9781609947101   –   Guiding leaders in helping associates grow and adapt in today’s tumultuous organizations. this hands-on resource takes the mystery out of effective mentoring, teaching leaders to be the kind of confident coaches integral to learning organizations.

Maximizing Corporate Value through Mergers and Acquisitions: A Strategic Growth Guide by Patrick A. Gaughan  John Wiley & Sons © 2013 (352 pages) ISBN: 9781118108741  –  Examining how M&A fits in corporate growth strategies, this insider guide covers the various strategic reasons for companies entering mergers and acquisitions (M&A), with a look at those that are based on sound strategy, and those that are not.


Office Idiots: What to Do When Your Workplace is a Jerkplace by Ken Lloyd  Career Press © 2013 (224 pages) ISBN: 9781601632685  –  Relying on data from actual workplaces across America, this witty book spotlights office idiots wherever they exist in an organization, and offers practical advice on what to do and even what to say when you encounter them.


Personality Power: Discover Your Unique Profile – and Unlock Your Potential for Breakthrough Success by Shoya Zichy and Ann Bidou  AMACOM © 2013 (291 pages) ISBN: 9780814421239  –  Based on the author’s proprietary personality model used by over 50,000 professionals worldwide, this book shows you how to identify and harness your core strengths to immediately improve your job satisfaction-and, ultimately, your success.


Setting Profitable Prices: A Step-by-Step Guide to Pricing Strategy–Without Hiring a Consultant by Marlene Jensen  John Wiley & Sons © 2013 (186 pages) ISBN: 9781118430767  –  Authored by a nationally recognized pricing expert, this book arms you with proven strategies for guaranteeing that you’ll never again leave money on the table when determining prices.

Smart Sales Manager: The Ultimate Playbook for Building and Running a High-Performance Inside Sales Team by Josiane Chriqui Feigon  AMACOM © 2013 (292 pages) ISBN: 9780814432839   –  Complete with real-life examples and smart sales strategies, this indispensable resource shows readers how they can lead their inside sales squads to success – from hiring and motivating to training, coaching, and more.

SMEs From the Ground Up by Chuck Hodell  ASTD © 2013 (161 pages) ISBN: 9781562868550  –   Packed with tips for building great courses, this practical, realistic book explains how to fully incorporate incorporating the talents of subject matter experts (SMEs) into the actual course design process.

Social Machines: How to Develop Connected Products That Change Customers’ Lives by Peter Semmelhack  John Wiley & Sons © 2013 (245 pages) ISBN: 9781118471685  –  What if cars, bikes, health monitors, appliances, instruments, and other devices could all become members of your social network, collect data you care about, and feed it back to you at just the right time? This book explains how this trend will change our world and how your business will benefit.

Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers: How to Negotiate Work Drama to Get More Done by Linda Byars Swindling  John Wiley & Sons © 2013 (210 pages) ISBN: 9781118492963  –  Using scenarios, engaging questions, and survey results to provide strategies that can be implemented immediately, this book shows how to identify and manage conversations with venters, complainers, whiners, and energy drainers in order to boost morale and increase productivity.

Survey Basics by Patricia Pulliam Phillips, Jack J. Phillips and Bruce Aaron  ASTD © 2013 (289 pages) ISBN: 9781562868093  –  Describing the purpose of surveys and questionnaires, types of errors that can creep into survey results, and considerations when developing specific survey questions, this book will help readers identify the most appropriate survey tool for their needs.

Tame the Primitive Brain: 28 Ways in 28 Days to Manage the Most Impulsive Behaviors at Work by Mark Bowden  John Wiley & Sons © 2013 (290 pages) ISBN: 9781118436981  –  Offering new and fresh perspectives for dealing with tricky behaviors, this practical, easy-to-read guide explains why people act toward you the way they do; why you react to their behavior in the way you do; and what exactly to do about it to achieve the right outcomes.


Ten Virtues of Outstanding Leaders: Leadership and Character by Al Gini and Ronald M. Green  Blackwell © 2013 (232 pages) ISBN: 9780470672303  –  Authored by two renowned business ethicists, this book combines theory with fascinating biographical detail on exemplary leaders such as Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, and Oprah Winfrey to show how an individual’s character is the defining factor of successful leadership.

The Art of Insight: How to Have More AHA! Moments by Charles Kiefer and Malcolm Constable  Berrett-Koehler Publishers © 2013 (193 pages) ISBN: 9781609948092  –  Providing friendly practices and helpful exercises, this insightful book will help you develop your own personal approach to cultivating a mindset where insights come readily so that new or longstanding problems are solved with confidence and ease.

The Case for the Chief Data Officer: Recasting the C-Suite to Leverage Your Most Valuable Asset by Peter Aiken and Michael Gorman  Morgan Kaufmann Publishers © 2013 (89 pages) ISBN: 9780124114630  –  Data are an organization’s sole, non-depletable, non-degrading, durable asset. This book makes the case for dedicating an individual to leverage them as assets – a Chief Data Officer or CDO.

The Customer Bill of Rights by Laura Stack  Productivity Pro © 2013 (18 pages)   –   SERVICE is SURVIVAL. We’re all competing for customers. If you don’t provide good service to them, they’ll go somewhere else. This book will teach you how to get new customers and keep the ones you have by practicing the four things all customers want.

The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success by Joyce M. Roché  Berrett-Koehler Publishers © 2013 (225 pages) ISBN: 9781609946364  –  Sharing her lifelong struggle with the impostor syndrome, the author of this inspiring book offers practical advice and valuable coping strategies that can help you embrace your own worth and live a life of joy, zest, and fulfillment.

The PMP Exam Made Easy Your 24-Hour Study Guide to Passing, 2013 Edition by Ron Ponce and Christopher Scordo  SSI Logic © 2013 (337 pages) ISBN: 9780982576885  –  Containing expert tips for exam success, this all-in-one study guide offers top-notch tips, tools and techniques to help you prepare for and pass the PMP exam, while making it easy for you to focus on just the information you need to succeed.

The Quick and Easy Performance Appraisal Phrase Book: 3,000+ Powerful Phrases for Successful Reviews, Appraisals and Evaluations by Patrick Alain  Career Press © 2013 (192 pages) ISBN: 9781601632678  –  Whether you need to jump-start the review-writing process or are searching for phrases you can use verbatim, this book will help any manager quickly and easily select the best phrasing for any review – good or bad.

Time Management: How to Control Your Day in an Uncontrollable Workplace by Laura Stack  Productivity Pro © 2013 (14 pages)   –  Do you find yourself continually racing against time? Do you feel that you have so much to do that it’s difficult to get anything done? This book will teach you how to set priorities; focus on what’s truly important; and schedule your day.

Coaching for Improved Work Performance, Revised Edition by Ferdinand F. Fournies  McGraw-Hill © 2000 (256 pages) ISBN: 9780071352932  –  Packed with case studies from the author’s research into the dynamics of the modern workplace, this classic guide takes all the guesswork out of becoming the kind of inspired, “hands-on” manager that every company today is looking for.

On Leading in Times of Change by Stephen Rush (ed)  Center for Creative Leadership © 2012 (163 pages) ISBN: 9781604911206  –  Drawn from articles published in CCL’s magazine Leadership in Action, this fieldbook will help you explore diverse perspectives on leading yourself, others, and your organization through times of complex and relentless change and uncertainty.

Our Common Wealth:  The Hidden Economy that Makes Everything Else Work by Jonathan Rowe  Berrett-Koehler Publishers © 2013 (145 pages) ISBN: 9781609948337  –  In graceful and down-to-earth prose, this book illuminates the scale and value of the common wealth, its symbiotic relationship with the rest of the economy, its importance to our personal and planetary well-being, and how it is threatened by privatization and neglect.

Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die by Eric Siegel  John Wiley & Sons © 2013 (320 pages) ISBN: 9781118356852  –  Revealing the power and perils of prediction, this rich, entertaining book explores how technology literally learns from data how to predict the future behavior of individuals.

Removing the Barriers to Efficient Manufacturing: Real-World Applications of Lean Productivity by Daniel L. Ferguson  Productivity Press © 2013 (294 pages) ISBN: 9781466555518  –  Covering key topics on working with people, including training and retraining, this practical guide outlines time-tested organizational structures and methods to help you reduce variability and deliver high-quality products consistently.

The Technology Change Book by Tricia Emerson and Mary Stewart  ASTD © 2013 (313 pages) ISBN: 9781562868109  –  Laying out a succinct approach to managing technology change, this book provides helpful tips and advice on dealing with actual technology changes as well as the impact of that change on the people who use the technology.

Tomorrow’s World: A Look at the Demographic and Socio-Economic Structure of the World in 2032 by Clint Laurent  John Wiley & Sons © 2013 (256 pages) ISBN: 9780470824719  –  If you ever wanted to know what tomorrow’s world will look like, you have to start by looking at the world today. This book reveals how the experts expect our socio-economic landscape to evolve, identifying threats and opportunities along the way.


  • Finding the next Steve  Jobs, Hire, Keep and Nurture Creative Talent (A Summary) book authors: Nolan Bushnell and Gene Stone  Soundview Executive Book Summaries © 2013 (PDF Finding the Next SteveAvs: How to Fiailable)   –    In Finding the Next Steve Jobs, authors Nolan Bushnell and Gene Stone explain how to find, hire and nurture the people who could turn your company into the next Atari or the next Apple. Read this summary to gain an understanding of concepts in the book.   –     Downloads:  File  MP3
  • The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results (A Summary) book authors: Gary Keller and Jay Papasan  Soundview Executive Book Summaries © 2013 (PDF Available)  –  If you want fewer distractions and less on your plate, along with more productivity, time for yourself and your family, and more satisfaction in your life, The One Thing shows you how to get both more and less. Read this summary to gain an understanding of concepts in the book.   –    Downloads:   File   MP3

Develop Your Presentation Skills: Because You Only Have One Chance to Make a First Impression, Second Edition by Theo Theobald  Kogan Page © 2013 (192 pages) ISBN: 9780749467029   –   Containing anecdotes and expert input, this book covers the essentials of making a good presentation, including advice on how to build confidence, how to handle the audience, body language, tops on maximizing the effectiveness of room layout, visual aids and disaster recovery methods.

Effective Email: Concise, Clear Writing to Advance Your Business Needs by Natasha Terk  Write It Well © 2013 (138 pages)   –   If ineffective e-mail communication is slowing down your organization, let this guide help you establish e-mail guidelines for your group, business unit, or enterprise, and train your staff to write more effective messages.

Effective NLP Skills: Creating Success, Second Edition by Richard Youell and Christina Youell  Kogan Page © 2013 (184 pages) ISBN: 9780749467043   –   Presenting tools, skills and behaviors that are useful in a work context, including appraisals, sales and leadership, this book covers the history of neuro linguistic programming (NLP), basic neurology, managing oneself and others, and using language powerfully.

Emergency Evacuation Planning for Your Workplace: From Chaos to Life-Saving Solutions by Jim Burtles  Rothstein Associates © 2013 (340 pages) ISBN: 9781931332569   –   Inspired by horrific evacuation challenges of 9/11 and based on ten years’ research into global best practices, this groundbreaking book by recipient of BCI’s Lifetime Achievement Award provides guidance for evacuating people of all ages and health conditions from all kinds of workplaces.

Ethics in Health Services and Policy: A Global Approach by Dean M. Harris  Jossey-Bass © 2011 (304 pages) ISBN: 9780470531068   –   Applying a cross-border approach, this book analyzes ethical issues that arise from the movement of patients and health professionals across national borders, such as medical tourism and transplant tourism, ethical obligations to provide care for undocumented aliens, and more.

Kanban for the Supply Chain: Fundamental Practices for Manufacturing Management, Second Edition by Steve Cimorelli  Productivity Press © 2013 (144 pages) ISBN: 9781439895498   –   Explaining how to apply kanban replenishment systems to improve material flow, this step-by-step guide provides readers with a detailed roadmap for achieving a successful and sustainable kanban implementation.


Reports, Proposals, and Procedures: A Write It Well Guide by Natasha Terk  Write It Well © 2013 (102 pages)   –   Some senior professionals have many years of work experience but don’t have effective strategies to write long documents. This concise guide helps managers and supervisors reduce the time they spend writing complex, multisection reports.

Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest, Second Edition by Peter Block  Berrett-Koehler Publishers © 2013 (309 pages) ISBN: 9781609948221   –   Offering tactical advice on gearing up to implement reforms, this book covers both the theory of stewardship (in particular how it ameliorates the shortcomings of traditional leadership) and the practice (how it transforms every function and department for the better).

Successful Time Management: Creating Success,  Third Edition by Patrick Forsyth  Kogan Page © 2013 (196 pages) ISBN: 9780749467227   –   Containing tips and techniques that can help anyone review and assess their own time management and adopt new work practices to improve it, this book includes advice on controlling paperwork, getting and staying organized, delegating and working with others, and more.

The Evolving Role of China in the Global Economy by Yin-Wong Cheung and Jakob de Haan  The MIT Press © 2013 (473 pages) ISBN: 9780262018234   –   Offering a systematic analysis of four factors in China’s rapid economic growth, this book reviews those factors shaping China’s saving dynamics and analyzes the growth of the private sector despite limited access to external finance.

The Leadership in Action Series: On Selecting, Developing, and Managing Talent by Stephen Rush (ed)  Center for Creative Leadership © 2012 (156 pages) ISBN: 9781604911435   –   Exploring organizational talent challenges from a number of angles, this collection of articles originally published in CCL’s magazine Leadership in Action will help you effectively pull the talent lever and establish the right culture in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the enterprise.


The Truth About Lies in the Workplace: How to Spot Liars and What to Do about Them by Carol Kinsey Goman  Berrett-Koehler Publishers © 2013 (169 pages) ISBN: 9781609948375   –    A comprehensive guide to spotting, exposing, and minimizing workplace lies, this entertaining yet necessary book focuses on truly destructive lies and how you can prevent them from wreaking havoc on individuals and organizations.

Train for Results: Maximize the Impact of Training Through Review by Catherine Mattiske  Made for Success © 2009 (162 pages) ISBN: 9781921547300  –   Helping training managers succeed in every training session they conduct, this step-by-step guide demonstrates how to build activities that measure participants’ learning so you know if you are successfully transferring skills and knowledge.

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