This is a useful primer for business leaders who want to plan for the future survival of the company and innovate differently so their enterprises can thrive.
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The Trouble with HR: An Insider’s Guide to Finding and Keeping the Best People by Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. and Gary M. Stern
Taylor and Stern provide the reader with practical, viable tools that can serve to create and sustain a flexible, integrated, and creative business organization.
Toxicity often grows subtly and imperceptibly over time. The book underscores the necessity to closely examine what is actually going on in an organization.
Attitude is one of the few things we can control in life. This book provides a model of how to recognize that and, more importantly, how to do something about it.
If someone were to ask me to recommend five books to read in order to either start a new company or turn one around, I would recommend that they read this one first.
Albrecht’s Social Intelligence is a simple-to-read, yet thought-provoking response to Daniel Goleman’s 1995 bestseller, “Emotional Intelligence.”
For the reader who enjoys biographies, history, and business, this panoramic view of an iconic life could not be more entertaining.
Roadmaps and Revelations By Paul R. Niven Wiley, 2009 [powerpress: http://gsbm-med.pepperdine.edu/gbr/audio/summer2010/Book Corner/Roadmaps.mp3] See more reviews There are tens of thousands of books available on the subject of strategy. Over 110,000 are available on Amazon.com alone. Books by authors including Norton, Kaplan and Porter are a staple in many MBA strategy courses. So how does Paul … Continued
The book is most engaging when the characters demonstrate unwavering belief in the research and seek markets previously limited to large banks and hedge funds.
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Levine’s 10 principles of “resolutionary thinking” put forth a unique perspective in understanding conflict and action steps necessary for resolution.
Wolf advocates that countries running large current-account deficits should rebalance and increase domestic demand.
What makes this book valuable is that it really is taking a new look at the way organizations should operate in the 21st century.
American Entrepreneur: The Fascinating Stories of the People Who Defined Business in the United States By Larry Schweikart, PhD, and Lynne Pierson Doti, PhD
If you seek a worthwhile overview of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs in U.S. history, peer into Schweikart and Doti’s telescope. It’s worth a look.
The book is a fairly easy read with a lot of very good examples for middle- and upper-management to take as lessons in dealing with their roles.