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Beyond the Label

Beyond the Label

Women, Leadership, and Success on Our Own Terms

The former global CEO of Chanel charts her unlikely path from literature major to global chief executive, guiding readers to move beyond the confines of staid expectations and discover their own true paths, strengths, and leadership values. Driven. Shy. Leader. Wife. Mother. We live in a world of categories — labels designed to…  More »

Hit Refresh

Hit Refresh

The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone

As told by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Hit Refresh is the story of corporate change and reinvention as well as the story of Nadella's personal journey, one that is taking place today inside a storied technology company, and one that is coming in all of our lives as intelligent machines become more ambient and more ubiquitous.  More »

Smartcuts

Smartcuts

The Breakthrough Power of Lateral Thinking

Persuadable

Persuadable

How Great Leaders Change Their Minds to Change the World

As a leader, changing your mind has always been perceived as a weakness. Not anymore. In a world that’s changing faster than ever, successful leaders realize that a genuine willingness to change their own minds is the ultimate competitive advantage. Drawing on evidence from social science, history, politics, and more, business consultant Al Pittampalli reveals why confidence…  More »

Leadership BS

Leadership BS

Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time

Finalist for the 2015 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Best business book of the week from Inc.com The author of Power, Stanford business school professor, and a leading management thinker offers a hard-hitting dissection of the leadership industry and ways to make workplaces and careers work better. The leadership enterprise is enormous, with…  More »

Yes, And

Yes, And

How Improvisation Reverses “No, But” Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration—Lessons from The Second City

Executives from The Second City—the world’s premier comedy theater and school of improvisation—reveal improvisational techniques that can help any organization develop innovators, encourage adaptable leaders, and build transformational businesses. For more than fifty years, The Second City comedy theater in Chicago has been a training ground for some of the best comic minds…  More »

The Business Romantic

The Business Romantic

Give Everything, Quantify Nothing, and Create Something Greater Than Yourself

In this smart, playful, and provocative book, one of today’s most original business thinkers argues that we underestimate the importance of romance in our lives and that we can find it in and through business—by designing products, services, and experiences that connect us with something greater than ourselves. Against the backdrop of eroding trust in capitalism, pervasive…  More »

Rookie Smarts

Rookie Smarts

Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work

In a rapidly changing world, experience can be a curse. For today's knowledge workers, constant learning is more valuable than mastery. Leadership expert Liz Wiseman explains how to reclaim and cultivate this curious, flexible, youthful mindset called Rookie Smarts. She argues that the most successful rookies are hunter-gatherers—alert and seeking, cautious but quick like firewalkers…  More »

Gender Intelligence

Gender Intelligence

Breakthrough Strategies for Increasing Diversity and Improving Your Bottom Line

World-renowned experts on gender intelligence Barbara Annis and Keith Merron suggest it’s time to move beyond arguments based on politics and fairness, building an economic business case for gender diversity in the workplace. Despite forty years of laws, quotas, diversity training, and legal expenses aimed toward equalizing pay, opportunities, and working conditions between the…  More »

Flex

Flex

The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences

Renowned executive coaches and global leadership strategists Jane Hyun and Audrey S. Lee offer lessons on the vital skill of “Flexing”—the art of switching leadership styles to more effectively lead people who are different from you, allowing managers to successfully manage the multicultural workers of today and tomorrow. Flex offers a proactive strategy for managers to…  More »

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup—practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog. While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are…  More »

Kiss Your BUT Good-Bye

Kiss Your BUT Good-Bye

How to Get Beyond the One Word That Stands Between You and Success

Extreme Productivity

Extreme Productivity

Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours

Robert C. Pozen, one of the business world’s most successful—and productive—executives, reveals the surprising secrets to workplace productivity and high performance. Extreme Productivity is an essential handbook for every business professional, empowering them with proven methods for prioritizing efficiently and maximizing time at work, while leading a full and productive personal…  More »

The Strategist

The Strategist

Be the Leader Your Business Needs

The 20% Doctrine

The 20% Doctrine

How Tinkering, Goofing Off, and Breaking the Rules at Work Drive Success in Business

Gawker tech-blogger and journalist Ryan Tate reveals how businesses can inspire greater creativity and productivity by allowing their employees to pursue their own passions at work. In The 20% Doctrine, Tate examines how companies large and small can incubate valuable innovative advances by making small, specific changes to how work time is approached within their corporate cultures. The…  More »

The End of Leadership

The End of Leadership

From one of the pioneers in the field of leadership studies comes a provocative reassessment of how people lead in the digital age: in The End of Leadership, Barbara Kellerman reveals a new way of thinking about leadership—and followership—in the twenty-first century. Building off of the strengths and insights of her work as a scholar and a teacher, Kellerman critically reexamines our…  More »

Tribal Leadership

Tribal Leadership

Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization

"Tribal Leadership gives amazingly insightful perspective on how people interact and succeed. I learned about myself and learned lessons I will carry with me and reflect on for the rest of my life."—John W. Fanning, Founding Chairman and CEO napster Inc. "An unusually nuanced view of high-performance cultures."…  More »

The Ecology of Commerce Revised Edition

The Ecology of Commerce Revised Edition

A Declaration of Sustainability

"The first important book of the 21st century. It may well revolutionize the relationship between business and the environment."—Don Falk, Executive Director, Society for Ecological Restoration The Ecology of Commerce is the provocative national bestseller that addresses the necessity of merging good business…  More »

Rules of Thumb

Rules of Thumb

How to Stay Productive and Inspired Even in the Most Turbulent Times

“Alan Webber’s wise words give guidance and hope in a world gone upside down. Incisive and practical, timely and timeless, he is a mentor of the highest order.” —Jim Collins, New York Times bestselling author of Good to Great In Rules of Thumb, Alan Webber—co-founder of Fast Company and one of the most important thought leaders of the last two…  More »

Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails

Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails

How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War

The Leadership Engine

How Winning Companies Build Leaders at Every Level

Winning the NFL Way

Leadership Lessons From Football’s Top Head Coaches

Fortune Favors the Bold

Fortune Favors the Bold

What We Must Do to Build a New and Lasting Global Prosperity

Giants of Enterprise

Seven Business Innovators and the Empires They Built

Getting It Done

Getting It Done

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

Wisdom, Inc.

Wisdom, Inc.

30 Business Virtues That Turn Ordinary People into Extraordinary Leaders

Questions Are the Answer

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