February 5, 2008
News & Opinion: 800-CEO-READ 2007 Best Sellers
- The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything
by Stephen M.R. Covey, Rebecca R. Merrill; Free Press.
Leadership expert Stephen Covey uncovers why trust is vital in professional and personal relationships.
- True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership
by Bill George and Peter Sims; Jossey-Bass.
Former Medtronic CEO Bill George and coauthor Peter Sims share the wisdom of 125 outstanding leaders of today and describe how you can develop as an authentic leader.
- It's Your Ship
by D. Michael Abrashoff; Warner Business Books.
Business managers will benefit from Abrashoff's guiding belief that focus should be on empowering your people rather than on chain of command.
- Blueprint to a Billion: 7 Essentials to Achieve Exponential Growth
by David Thomson; John Wiley & Sons.
Follow this blueprint to turn your idea into the next multi-billion dollar company.
- Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
by Chip Heath, Dan Heath; Random House.
The brothers Heath reveal the anatomy of ideas that stick and explain ways to make ideas stickier.
- Unlock Behavior, Unleash Profits: Developing Leadership Behavior That Drives Profitability in Your Organization
by Leslie Wilk Braksick; McGraw-Hill.
Fortune 500 thought leader Leslie Braksick provides powerful tools to help you, whether you're an executive, entrepreneur, or manager, in any field, to unlock behavior and unleash unprecedented profits.
- Citizen Marketers: When People Are the Message
by Ben McConnell and Jackie Huba; Kaplan.
A provocative new exploration of the ramifications of today's burgeoning social media.
- What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful
by Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Reiter; Hyperion.
One of the nation's most sought-after executive coaches shows how subtle changes can make all the difference when climbing those last few rungs of the corporate ladder.
- The Power of Nice
by Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval; Currency.
In business, nice guys (and gals) really do finish first.
- Inside Every Woman: Using the 10 Strengths You Didn't Know You Had to Get the Career and Life You Want Now
by Vickie L. Milazzo; John Wiley & Sons.
Discover and use your strengths to pursue your dreams.
- The Long Tail
by Chris Anderson; Hyperion.
The Long Tail was coined by Chris Anderson to describe the recent development of endless niche markets.
- Mass Career Customization: Aligning the Workplace With Today's Nontraditional Workforce
by Cathleen Benko, Anne Weisberg; Harvard Business School Press.
This book is centered on the powerful insight that career options in today’s economy need to accommodate the rising and falling phases of employee engagement as it changes over time.
- The Millionaire Maker's Guide to Creating a Cash Machine for Life
by Loral Langemeier; McGraw-Hill.
Whether you want to partner with others or create your own team to start, fix, or buy a business, Langemeier shows you how to turn it into a Cash Machine that makes money from Day One.
- The Flip Side: Break Free of the Behaviors That Hold You Back
by Flip Flippen; Springboard Press.
Flippen presents a simple process for learning how to identify our personal constraints and take the necessary steps to correct self-limiting behaviors. He shows that we will experience a dramatic surge in productivity, achieve things we have only dreamed of, and find greater happiness overall.
- Chocolates on the Pillow Aren't Enough: Reinventing The Customer Experience
by Jonathan M. Tisch, Karl Weber; Wiley.
Chocolates on the Pillow Aren't Enough will show you how to improve every customer touch point; understand what customers really want and need; and design organizational structures to meet those needs.
- Payback: Reaping the Rewards of Innovation
by James P. Andrew, Harold L. Sirkin, John Butman; Harvard Business School Press.
Payback offers a new way to think about and manage innovation.
- Finding the Next Starbucks: How to Identify and Invest in the Hot Stocks of Tomorrow
by Michael Moe; Portfolio.
Learn how winners like Dell, eBay, and Home Depot could have been spotted in their start-up phase and how you can find Wall Street’s future giants.
- The Strategy Paradox: Why committing to success leads to failure (and what to do about it)
by Michael E. Raynor; Currency.
Raynor sheds light on the collision between commitment and uncertainty that many managers face in the pursuit for success. He presents a concrete framework for strategic action that allows companies to seize today’s opportunities while preparing for an uncertain future.
- The 4:8 Principle: The Secret to a Joy-Filled Life
by Tommy Newberry; Tyndale House Publishers.
Whether you are at a low point or a high point in your life, the authors assert that The 4:8 Principle can help you experience joy by design--God's design.
- Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant
by W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne; Harvard Business School Press.
The authors argue that lasting success comes not from battling competitors, but from creating blue oceans--untapped new market spaces ripe for growth.
- Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
by Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams; Portfolio.
Smart firms can harness the collective capability and genius of online communities to spur innovation, growth, and success.
- StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup's Now, Discover Your Strengths
by Tom Rath; Gallup Press.
This strengths reference, accompanied by a code for an online assessment test, is an extension of the original StrengthsFinder, now updated with a customized version of your top 5 strengths and a guide for applying your strengths in the world.
- QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability in Work and in Life
by John G. Miller; Putnam Publishing Group.
QBQ! The Question Behind the Question, already a phenomenon in its self-published edition, addresses the most important issue in business and society today: personal accountability.
- I Didn't See it Coming: The Only Book You'll Ever Need to Avoid Being Blindsided in Business
by Nancy C. Widmann, Elaine J. Eisenman, Amy Dorn Kopelan; Wiley.
The authors provide critical counsel and keen observation on how all employees can develop strategic insights, effective tools, and sharp instincts for reading the room and controlling their own career destiny.
- The Starbucks Experience
by Joseph Michelli; McGraw-Hill.
Michelli reveals how you can follow the Starbucks way to...reach out to entire communities, listen to individual workers and consumers, seize growth opportunities in every market, and custom-design a truly satisfying experience that benefits everyone involved.
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.