7 Steps to Achieving True Success
by Rory Vaden
We all want to lead happy, successful lives. Here, a speaker and self-discipline expert offers the key – a “take the stairs” program of self-discipline for making the short-term sacrifices that lead to long-term gains.
How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government
by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins
Ayn Rand Institute scholars Yaron Brook and Don Watkins draw on Rand’s defense of Free Markets to examine today’s political and economic landscapes, which has been marked by the rise of the Tea Party and widespread alarm about the influence of Big Government. Through the lens of Rand’s philosophy, they tackle today’s toughest problems – from welfare to government bail outs, national health care to the climbing national debt.
A Life’s Journey Through Good and Evil
by Peter Georgescu
Greenleaf Book Group
In his new book, legendary businessman Peter Georgescu offers a reflective look at an unusual life, an unlikely path, and an illuminating journey for those struggling in today’s world where good and evil are often indistinguishable, disguised and difficult to differentiate from one another.
How To Thrive During the Inevitable Shift of Global Economic Power
by Ram Charan
Renowned leadership expert Ram Charan argues that the world is now tilted from north to south—from the 31st parallel that separates the U.S., Europe, and Japan from the countries that are driving the new order: India, China, and Brazil, among them.
Named one of the most sought-after CEO advisers by Bloomberg Businessweek, Charan helps leaders grasp the changes that are underway and makes a compelling case for creating a new playbook to succeed in this emerging business landscape.
Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less
by Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest
We’re in the midst of a parenting climate that feeds on more expert advice, more gear, more fear about competition and safety, and more choices to make about education, nutrition, even entertainment. The result? Overwhelmed, confused parents and overscheduled, over-parented kids. In Minimalist Parenting, Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest offer a fresh approach to navigating all of this conflicting background noise.
How Great Leaders Grow Through Challenge and Adversity
by Steven Snyder
While discussion of struggle at the top remains taboo, former Microsoft executive turned leadership expert Steven Snyder argues that great leadership is actually signified by struggle – and one’s ability to master it.
Know What Boosts Your Value, Kills Your Chances, and Will Make You Happier
by Cy Wakeman
More than anything else, you need to understand exactly how your employer evaluates you, and your annual performance review doesn’t tell the whole story. In The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace, Cy Wakeman shows how to calculate how your true value to your organization by understanding your current and future potential against your “emotional expense”—the toll your actions and attitudes take on the people around you. With Cy’s clear, straight-to-the-point advice, you can confront and reduce your emotional costliness, become an invaluable member of your team, and even learn to love your job again.
The Surprising Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan
Workers have more resources at their disposal than ever, but increasingly, they are succumbing to distraction, burnout, and declining productivity. Gary Keller, co-founder and chairman of Keller Williams Realty International, argues that we accomplish so little precisely because we try to do too much. He explains how to set up your work environment in order to ignore everything you could do, and instead to focus on the ONE thing you should do.
Lead Bittersweet Change, Transform Your Business
by Rose Fass
Companies lose billions of dollars each year over what business transformation consultant Rose Fass calls “chocolate conversations” (conversations where we think we’re having the same conversation – only to find out that each person walks away with a different perspective of what was said). With over 35 years of corporate experience, Fass advises executives on how to lead change by transforming conversations to deliver bottom line results.
How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature
by Mark Tercek and Jonathan Adams
Mark Tercek – CEO of The Nature Conservancy and former Managing Director and Partner at Goldman Sachs – argues that protecting nature is the smartest commercial investment any business or government can make. In the book, he unpacks the concept of “natural capital” – nature as a quantifiable asset – and demonstrates how businesses, government, and environmental organizations can work together to drive bottom-line results and accelerate environmental progress at the same time.
How Lady Gaga Turns Followers Into Fanatics
By Jackie Huba
Famous for her avant-garde outfits, over-the-top per¬formances, and addictive dance beats, Lady Gaga is one of the most successful pop musicians of all time. But behind her showmanship lies another achievement: her wildly successful strategy for attracting and keeping insanely loyal fans.
Love her or hate her, you can’t ignore Lady Gaga. And while not all businesses want to stand out the way she does, any business can win big by creating monster loyalty.
The Art and Science of Lasting Corporate Change
by Brian Klapper
Over 70 percent of all change efforts fail. The reason? According to change management expert Brian Klapper, few organizations are able to generate the company-wide buy-in necessary for lasting, transformational change. In his new book, Klapper decodes the elements of this pervasive struggle and offers leaders a blueprint for driving change from the ground-level up.
How LEGO Reinvented Innovation and Conquered the Toy Industry
by David Robertson
The LEGO professor of Innovation and Technology management at IMD takes us inside this famously private company, offering a rare view of LEGO’s spectacular comeback, and the innovation and leadership that make the icon tick.
25 Successful Habits for an Extremely Disruptive World
by Bill Jensen
Disruption is clearly the defining word of the decade, as speed and technology team up to bring us a dizzying array of options at every moment of the day. Most of us find ourselves desperately trying to figure it out, while at the same time, rushing madly forward.
A Breakthrough Method for Leading, Living, and Lasting Change
by Erica Ariel Fox
Harper Collins Publishers
Winning from Within by leadership and negotiation expert Erica Ariel Fox presents a contemporary approach for getting more of what you want, improving relationships, and enjoying life’s deeper rewards.