Books

 


 

playing to winThis exceptional book shows leaders in any type of organisation how to guide everyday actions with larger strategic goals built around the clear, essential elements that determine business success–where to play and how to win. The stories of how Proctor & Gamble repeatedly won by applying this method to iconic brands such as Olay, Bounty, Gillette, Swiffer, and Febreze clearly illustrate how deciding on a strategic approach–and then making the right choices to support it–makes the difference between just playing the game and actually winning. Let this book serve as your playbook for winning.


 

11960_500Are you suffering from work-related stress? Feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and short-tempered at work–and at home? Then you may have too much stress in your life. Stress is a serious problem that impacts not only your mental and physical health, but also your loved ones and your organization. So what can you do to address it? The “HBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work” will help you find a sustainable solution. It will help you reach the goal of getting on an even keel–and staying there.

 


 

11153E_500Is your workload slowing you — and your career — down? Your inbox is overflowing. You’re paralyzed because you have too much to do but don’t know where to start. Your to-do list never seems to get any shorter. You leave work exhausted but have little to show for it. It’s time to learn how to get the right work done. In the “HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done,” you’ll discover how to focus your time and energy where they will yield the greatest reward. Not only will you end each day knowing you made progress–your improved productivity will also set you apart from the pack.

 


 

outliarsIn this book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”–the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?

His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.


 

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Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman‘s brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our “two minds”—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny.

 


 

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David Rock‘s book on neuroleadership is the story of two people over one day at the office, and what’s happening in their brains that makes work so hard. It’s based on interviews with 30 neuroscientists that he did around the world over four years. The fun part is it’s written as a story, and it shows you not just why things go wrong, but how to be more effective by understanding your brain.