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Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries
What do James Bond and Lipitor have in common? What can we learn about human nature and world history from a glass of water?In Loonshots, physicist and entrepreneur Safi Bahcall reveals a surprising new way of thinking about the mysteries of group behavior that challenges everything we thought we...
The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance - What Women Should Know
In The Confidence Code, journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman travel to the frontiers of neuroscience on a hunt for the confidence gene and reveal surprising new research on its roots in our brains.
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't
An inspirational corporate visionary discusses how to get employees and customers on board with your company's “why” and cultivate a supportive mentality of trust and commitment in this follow-up to Start with Why.
The subject of “design thinking” is the rage at business schools, throughout corporations, and increasingly in the popular press—due in large part to the work of IDEO, a leading design firm, and its celebrated CEO, Tim Brown, who uses this book to show how the techniques and strategies of design ...
The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace
Why do successful companies reward failure?What can casinos teach us about building a happy workplace?How do you design an office that enhances both attention to detail and creativity?In The Best Place to Work, award-winning psychologist Ron Friedman, Ph.D. uses the latest research from the field...
Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley
For women in tech, Silicon Valley is a 'Brotopia' where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. Vastly outnumbered, women face toxic workplaces rife with discrimination and sexual harassment, where investors take meetings in hot tubs and network at sex parties. While #MeToo and #TimesUp ha...
Why do some workplace cultures inspire energy and innovation, while others fuel anxiety, boredom, or cynicism? Until now, such legendary cultures have seemed like magic beyond our control. However, behind every culture is a surprisingly elegant science. Primed to Perform proves that the highest-p...
One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams
From the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Team of Teams, a practical guide for leaders looking to make their organizations flatter and more interconnected.Too often, companies end up with teams stuck in their own silos, pursuing goals and metrics in isolation. Their traditional autocrat...
Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies, and Symbols
"THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CRAZY ENOUGH TO THINK THEY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD ARE THE ONES WHO DO." With these words, Apple Inc., and its leader, Steve Jobs, catalyzed a movement. Whenever Jobs took the stage to talk about new Apple products, the whole world seemed to stop and listen. That's because Jobs ...
That's Not How We Do It Here! - A Story about How Organizations Rise and Fall--and Can Rise Again
What's the worst thing you can hear when you have a good idea at work? "That's not how we do it here!" In their iconic bestseller Our Iceberg Is Melting, John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber used a simple fable about penguins to explain the process of leading people through major changes...
The Challenge Culture: Why the Most Successful Organizations Run on Pushback
The executive chairman and former CEO of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins reflects on the unique, results-oriented discipline he's developed over decades of leadership, which provides a blueprint for any organization to achieve prosperity.We live in an era in which successful organizations can f...
Ego Free Leadership: Ending the Unconscious Habits that Hijack Your Business
"I've got a solution," Encore's CFO tells Brandon, "but it's unorthodox". It's 2005, and Brandon Black has just been promoted to CEO of Encore Capital, a company struggling to navigate an increasingly difficult business environment. Faced with a rapidly declining stock price and low workplace mor...
In one survey, 61 percent of employees said that workplace stress had made them sick and 7 percent said they had actually been hospitalized. Job stress costs US employers more than $300 billion annually and may cause 120,000 excess deaths each year. In China, 1 million people a year may be dying ...
The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace
Millennials have become the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, and Generation Z workers are right behind them. Leaders and organizations must embrace the new ways of working that appeal to the digital-first generations, while continuing to appeal to Baby Boomers and Generation X, who will ...
Productivity Hacks: 500+ Easy Ways to Accomplish More at Work - That Actually Work!
Improve your productivity, increase focus, and enhance your organizational and time management skills with these 500+ easy tips and tricks for getting more stuff done. We all know about Post-It notes and to-do lists—and now, with this handy guide you can take productivity to the next level! Learn...
How to Get Sh*t Done: Why Women Need to Stop Doing Everything So They Can Achieve Anything
From the editor-in-chief and co-owner of the highly respected self-improvement site Pick the Brain comes an inspirational guide for overscheduled, overwhelmed women on how to do less so that they can achieve more. Women live in a state of constant guilt: that we’re not doing enough, that we’re no...
Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization
Every company, indeed every organization, is a tribe, or if it's large enough, a network of tribes - groups of 20 to 150 people in which everyone knows everyone else, or at least knows of everyone else. Tribes are more powerful than teams, companies, or even CEOs, and yet their key leverage point...
Taking People with You
Yum! Brands CEO David Novak learned long ago that you can't lead a great organization of any size without getting your people aligned, enthusiastic, and focused relentlessly on the mission. But how do you do that? There are countless leadership books, but how many will actually help a Taco Bell s...
Gen Z @ Work: How the Next Generation Is Transforming the Workplace
A generations expert and author of When Generations Collide and The M-Factor teams up with his seventeen-year-old son to introduce the next influential demographic group to join the workforce - Generation Z - in this essential study, the first on the subject.They were born between 1995 and 2012. ...
Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart
Award-winning entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow reveals the counterintuitive reasons why so many partnerships and groups break down--and why some break through.The best teams are more than the sum of their parts, but why does collaboration so often fail to fulfill this promise? In Dream Team...
Fix It: Getting Accountability Right
From the world’s leading experts on workplace accountability comes the most comprehensive study on the subject, revealing the cure that could fix low employee engagement in the workplace once and for all.
Pathways to Possibility: Transforming Our Relationship with Ourselves, Each Other, and the World
Zander, Rosamund Stone
As children, we develop stories about how the world works, most of which get improved upon and amended over time. But some do not, even as we mature in other ways. Opinionated, self-centered and fear-driven, these “child stories” are the source of the behavioral and emotional patterns that hold ...
The Bass Handbook of Leadership
Bass, Bernard M./Bass, Ruth
For thirty-three years and through three editions, Bass & Stogdill's Handbook of Leadership has been the indispensable bible for every serious student of leadership. Since the third edition came out in 1990, the field of leadership has expanded by an order of magnitude. This completely revised an...
Inside the Box
The traditional attitude toward creativity in the American business world is to "think outside the box" - to brainstorm without restraint in hopes of coming up with a breakthrough idea, often in moments of crisis. Sometimes it works, but it's a problem-specific solution that does nothing to engen...
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