Inc. Magazine's 10 Best Business Books of 2016 (So Far)
Superbosses: how exceptional leaders master the flow of talent by
Call Number: BUS Stacks HD57.7.F5567 2016
After ten years of research and more than two hundred interviews, Finkelstein--an acclaimed professor at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, speaker, and executive coach and consultant--discovered that superbosses exist in nearly every industry. If you study the top fifty leaders in any field, as many as one-third will have once worked for a superboss. While superbosses differ in their personal styles, they all focus on identifying promising newcomers, inspiring their best work, and launching them into highly successful careers--while also expanding their own networks and building stronger companies.
Only Humans Need Apply: winners and losers in the age of smart machines by
Call Number: BUS Stacks HC79.A9D38 2016
An invigorating, thought-provoking, and positive look at the rise of automation that explores how professionals across industries can find sustainable careers in the near future. In Only Humans Need Apply, Thomas Hayes Davenport and Julia Kirby reframe the conversation about automation, arguing that the future of increased productivity and business success isn't either human or machine. It's both. The key is augmentation, utilizing technology to help humans work better, smarter, and faster. Instead of viewing these machines as competitive interlopers, we can see them as partners and collaborators in creative problem solving as we move into the next era. The choice is ours.
Hustle: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum by
Call Number: BUS Stacks HF5386.P34 2016
The authors reveal their groundbreaking three-part framework of Heart, Head, and Habits. Along the way, you will learn to redefine hustle as the optimal path to success using powerful, often counterintuitive, advice, including:
• Why you must own your dreams, not rent dreams from others
• Ways to create your own luck and “POP”
• How to betray yourself to stay true to yourself―and develop your potential
• The four major career hustles and the path that's best for you
Grit: the power of passion and perseverance by
Call Number: BUS Stacks BF637.S8D693 2016
In "Grit," Duckworth takes readers into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she's learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.
Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change: inspire the people and succeed where others fail by
Call Number: BUS Stacks HD58.8.D14 2015
While most change management books present case studies about what happened at other companies, this book is based on the author's own experiences managing over 10 transformational and turnaround initiatives, 15 acquisition integrations, and 5 operations/quality shared services centers of excellence. You'll learn the qualities and skills required to usher in the new paradigm, and how to break a large initiative into manageable chunks that are more likely to proceed as planned.
Sprint: how to solve big problems and test new ideas in just five days by
Call Number: BUS Stacks HD30.29.K63 2016
From three partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process for solving tough problems, proven at more than a hundred companies. Designer Jake Knapp created the five-day process at Google, where sprints were used on everything from Google Search to Google X. He joined Braden Kowitz and John Zeratsky at Google Ventures, and together they have completed more than a hundred sprints with companies in mobile, e-commerce, healthcare, finance, and more.
If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Happy? by
Call Number: BUS Stacks BF637.S8R25 2016
Could the same traits that drive your career success also be keeping you from being happier? Fifteen years after getting his MBA, Raj Raghunathan spent some time with his old classmates. He noticed that though they'd all done well, there didn't appear to be much correlation between their academic success and career success. What Raj found even more curious was the even smaller correlation between career success and what he calls life success. The greater the career success, the more unhappy, out of shape, harried and distracted his friends were. Raghunathan explores the seven most common inclinations that successful people need to overcome, and the seven habits they should adopt instead.
Hell Week: Seven Days to Be Your Best Self by
Call Number: BUS Stacks BF637.S4L36713 2016
Hell Week is a military-inspired yet accessible guide to making the critical changes necessary for long-term professional and personal success and overall lifestyle improvements. His life-altering and revered method improves performance by getting people to push themselves past the brink of self-imposed limitations. Central to his technique is the commitment to live and experience just one week as your best self.
Deep Work: rules for focused success in a distracted world by
Call Number: BUS Stacks BF323.D5N49 2016
Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way.
The Art of People: 11 simple people skills that will get you everything you want by
Call Number: BUS Stacks HF5548.8.K4367 2016
What does it take to win success and influence? Some people think that in today’s hyper-competitive world, it’s the tough, take-no-prisoners type who comes out on top. But in reality, argues New York Times bestselling author Dave Kerpen, it’s actually those with the best people skills who win the day. Those who build the right relationships. Those who truly understand and connect with their colleagues, their customers, their partners. Those who can teach, lead, and inspire.
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