Book Summary – The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business

Organizational health refers to how well an institution’s components (e.g. strategy, culture, management, operations) fit together so it can function consistently as a whole. In […]

Book Summary – Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

Do you often find yourself regretting or abandoning a decision that you’ve made—be it choosing the wrong career, making a poor business decision, or buying […]

Book Summary – The Ultimate Sales Machine: Turbocharge your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies

To succeed in business, you need to master 3 vital areas: management, marketing and sales. This book breaks down exactly how to do that with […]

Book Summary – The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change The Way You Lead Forever

Coaching is increasingly recognized as an important aspect of leadership and development. Yet, most of us don’t receive nor deliver effective coaching. In “The Coaching […]

Book Summary – Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

What’s behind Google’s phenomenal success and why do they do what they do? In “Work Rules!”, Laszlo Bock shares his insider perspective on what makes […]

Book Summary – Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build A Thriving Organization

Just like how birds migrate in flocks and cattle move in herds, human beings naturally organize ourselves in tribes. “Tribal Leadership” is about leveraging the […]

Book Summary – Death By Meeting: A Leadership Fable About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business

Meetings are an essential part of our work. Great meetings help people to pool resources and knowledge to solve problems and make sound decisions. However, […]

Book Summary – Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us

Reward “good” behaviours and punish “bad” behaviours – that’s the carrot-and-stick approach to motivation that most of us are familiar with. Drawing on four decades […]

Book Summary – The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth behind Extraordinary Results

Do you find yourself overwhelmed by a million things to do and seemingly-insurmountable challenges?  How do you keep up with the rapid changes and constant […]

Book Summary – Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School

Business magnate Sir Richard Branson is well-known as a serial entrepreneur, investor, adventurer and philanthropist. In “Like a Virgin”, Branson shares his experiences, advice and […]

Book Summary – Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior

How should you confront an employee who’s chronically late, a CFO who’s suspected of embezzling company funds, or a daughter who lies about her late […]

Book Summary – Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence

This book explains why emotions are such a primal part of how our brains operate, and why emotional intelligence (EI) is so prime/ core to leadership. […]

Book Summary – Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Based on 10 years of study, this book answers the question “why some ideas succeed while others die”, and provides a practical and systematic way […]

Book Summary – Winning in Service Markets: Success through People, Technology and Strategy

Services are an integral part of most businesses today. To effectively market services, you need a different approach from product marketing. This book covers all key […]

Book Summary – How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In

Every great institution stumbles at some point in its history. All companies, no matter how established or successful, can fail. The crucial questions are, “how […]

Book Summary – The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

Do you know that an MBA program can set you back by a 6-digit figure, yet there’s no strong evidence that an MBA improves business […]

Book Summary – Creativity, Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

How does creativity really work, and how can we build and maintain a creative, solutions-oriented organization? In this book, Ed Catmull, President of Pixar Animation […]

Book Summary – Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box

Self-deception affects everyone. It’s like being stuck in a box – despite our best intentions, we have a biased view of problems, are blind to […]

Book Summary – The New One Minute Manager

In this updated version of the bestselling book, The One Minute Manager, the authors share 3 important secrets that will help you to concurrently get […]

Book Summary – Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers and Facilitators

Teamwork can be hard to measure and achieve. Yet, when you get it right, it can deliver seemingly-impossible results, and become a source of sustainable […]