Tag Archives: Success in business

Reinventing you: define your brand, imagine your future by Dorie Clark.

Overview: A step-by-step guide to reinventing you Are you where you want to be professionally? Whether you want to advance faster at your present company, change jobs, or make the jump to a new field entirely, the goal is clear: to build a career that thrives on your unique passions and talents. But to achieve …
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Leadership and the Art of Struggle: How Great Leaders Grow through Challenge and Adversity by Steven Snyder

Overview: Leadership is often a struggle, and yet strong taboos keep us from talking openly and honestly about our difficulties for fear of looking weak and seeming to lack confidence. But Steven Snyder shows that this discussion is vital—adversity is precisely what unlocks our greatest potential. Using real-life stories drawn from his extensive research studying …
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The Three Rules: How Exceptional Companies Think by Michael E. Raynor.(London : Portfolio Penguin, 2013)

Overview Finally, an answer to the ultimate business question: How do some companies achieve exceptional performance over the long term? In every sector, there’s an outlier. In the phar­maceutical industry, it’s Merck. In discount retail, it’s Family Dollar. It used to be Wrig­ley in candy and Maytag in appliances. Other superstars have been hidden in …
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What it takes: seven secrets of success from America’s great professional firms by Charles D. Ellis. (Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2013])

Overview Expert insights on what sets the great professional firms apart from all the rest Having devoted a career that spans fifty years to consulting with and studying professional firms in the Americas, Asia, and Europe, author Charles Ellis learned firsthand how difficult it is for an organization to go beyond very good and attain, …
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The laws of subtraction: six simple rules for winning in the age of excess everything by Matthew May. (New York : McGraw-Hill, 2013)

Overview The world is more overwhelming than ever before. Our work is deeper and more demanding than ever. Our businesses are more complicated and difficult to manage than ever. Our economy is more uncertain than ever. Our resources are scarcer than ever. There is endless choice and feature overkill in all but the best experiences. …
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Playing to win: how strategy really works by A.G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin. (Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Review Press, 2013)

Overview Are you just playing—or playing to win? Strategy is not complex. But it is hard. It’s hard because it forces people and organizations to make specific choices about their future—something that doesn’t happen in most companies. Now two of today’s best-known business thinkers get to the heart of strategy—explaining what it’s for, how to …
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The only way to win: how building character drives higher achievement and greater fulfillment in business and life by Jim Loehr. (New York : Hyperion, 2012)

Overview The conditioning begins early in our lives. Great achievements will bring lasting happiness and fulfillment; great achievements form the bedrock of stable self-esteem and strong character; great achievements will become the foundation for a successful life. If these well-intentioned promises are true, why does winning never seem to be enough? In The Only Way …
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The advantage: why organizational health trumps everything else in business by Patrick Lencioni. (San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 2012)

Overview “There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and …
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Adapt: why success always starts with failure by Tim Harford. (New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011)

When faced with complex problems, we have all become accustomed to looking to our leaders to set out a grand vision, experts to draw up a detailed plan of action, or gurus who can provide us with some infallible solution. In this groundbreaking book, Tim Harford shows us a new and inspiring approach to solving …
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