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Business Book Summaries are produced by EBSCO Publishing. Founded in 1988, EBSCO Publishing is one of leading providers on online learning and reference solutions to companies, educational institutions and libraries throughout the world.
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In The Leadership Contract, Vince Molinaro provides solutions to the problems of unaccountable leadership. He articulates the ways in which responsible leadership can create a successful and enduring organization. Dynamic leaders are faced with many obstacles—they must embody practices and habits that will benefit their organizations and the employees who look to them to model the traits of a contemporary leader. Ultimately, a signed contract, embedded in the organization, empowers the leadership to perform and deliver to stakeholders, customers, and clients the value they expect.
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Despite the fact that it has been proven to directly contribute to business performance, few organizations prioritize developing leadership effectiveness. In Mastering Leadership, consultants Robert J. Anderson and William A. Adams argue that in order for organizations to generate extraordinary results, leaders must first transform their values, emotional intelligence, and decision-making systems. To that end, the authors provide an integrative framework, known as the Universal Model of Leadership, designed to help leaders evolve both their competencies and their consciousness. They assert that only by changing their worldviews can leaders create and sustain groundbreaking organizations.
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It takes a lot of time and hard work to turn a new idea into a useful social program. Traditionally, in-depth planning and often monetary expenses are front-loaded in the process, which results in the innovator waiting a long time before finding out if the new idea will work. In Lean Startups for Social Change, Michel Gelobter shows nonprofit and government organizations how to expedite the process and how to quickly shut it down if it appears to be destined for failure. This new core practice involves interacting with the right people, testing, and experimenting from the start. This validated learning up front makes it easier for the innovator to attract funders who will help to launch the program and sustain its growth. Gelobter’s own experiences in business and with government agencies and nonprofits serve as poignant examples of how the lean startup principles work.
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The increasing influx of data in an average person’s life may at times seem overwhelming. It is not uncommon, when presented, for some of this data to be misrepresented, misinterpreted, and misused. In Everydata, John H. Johnson and Mike Gluck explain how people can learn to assess, process, and utilize the data that surrounds them to improve their decision making. They define statistical and economical terms, reinforce the need to review information critically, and provide tips to help people become smart consumers of everyday data.
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Every person has a natural inclination to view his or her goals as either opportunities for advancement or opportunities to minimize risks. Those with the first point of view are promotion-focused. These individuals are more likely to take chances and excel creatively. Those with the second point of view are prevention-focused. People in this group are driven by the possibility of failure and are less likely to take chances. In Focus, Heidi Grant Halvorson and E. Tory Higgins present the research from their work at Columbia University’s Motivation Science Center to provide a practical guide that helps people understand and utilize their natural focus to reach their goals and influence others.
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In Co-Active Leadership, Karen and Henry Kimsey-House present a five-dimensional model for engaged leadership. The model involves people at all levels of an organization creating leadership that is fueled by many rather than by only one. Co-active leadership leads to self-discovery and an awareness that individual actions have ripple effects.
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How to Get a Meeting with Anyone focuses on contact marketing, a sales strategy based on targeting select executives with customized value propositions. Author and Wall Street Journal cartoonist Stu Heinecke has found significant success with contact marketing campaigns featuring his cartoons. He provides a wealth of examples and ideas for creative marketing in addition to step-by-step instructions for achieving success in sales.
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Many professionals today are opting to work remotely either part- or full-time. Although the decision to work outside of a traditional office setting often provides professionals with more freedom and flexibility, it can also make collaborating with colleagues difficult. The Harvard Business School Publishing title 20 Minute Manager: Virtual Collaboration provides straightforward solutions to the many logistical, interpersonal, and technical challenges that virtual collaborators encounter. Highlighting the importance of clear communication and careful planning, the book demonstrates that productive virtual collaboration can be possible from any location.
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Crowdfunding is a novel way for small businesses and start-ups to raise funds for new ventures. It broadens the pool of investors for entrepreneurs beyond the typical group of “friends and family.” However, such crowdfunding initiatives are highly regulated, and before raising money in this way, companies need to understand all the rules and requirements. In The Crowdfunding Handbook, Cliff Ennico provides a comprehensive guide to the regulations and best practices related to social media or equity crowdfunding.
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Henry M. Paulson, Jr. has spent much of his career working with leaders in China to reform China’s unique economic system. As CEO of Goldman Sachs, he helped corporatize elements of the state-run economy. As U.S. Treasury secretary, he worked to resolve economic differences with China. Now, as head of The Paulson Institute, he continues to lend his expertise to improve China’s economic system. In Dealing with China, Paulson recounts his history of unprecedented access to China, offering insights to the system’s strengths and weaknesses, and the possible future of this economic superpower.
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