1. The Year’s Best Books for Corporate Governance

    The Year’s Best Books for Corporate Governance

    Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations

    By Bob Vanourek and Gregg Vanourek

    Based on the authors' experience and interviews with over sixty organizations in eleven countries, this book provides compelling leadership lessons from an array of enterprises, including Zappos, Google, eBay, Infosys, Xerox, Spotify, Mayo Clinic, KIPP, Ashoka, and more.

     

    Brick by Brick: How Lego Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry

    By David Robertson and Bill Breen

    Brick by Brick reveals how LEGO failed to keep pace with the revolutionary changes in kids' lives and began sliding into irrelevance. When the company's leaders implemented some of the business world's most widely espoused prescriptions for boosting innovation, they ironically pushed the iconic toymaker to the brink of bankruptcy.

     

    The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast as Your Business

    By Rita Gunther McGrath

    Chances are the strategies that worked well for you even a few years ago no longer deliver the results you need. Dramatic changes in business have unearthed a major gap between traditional approaches to strategy and the way the real world works now.

     

    Behind Boardroom Doors: Lessons of a Corporate Director

    By Betsy Atkins

    Betsy Atkins, former CEO and experienced corporate director has candid and very practical advice for those who serve on the boards of big, complex enterprises. This collection of her writing on boards includes the now-legendary "My 16 Days on the HealthSouth Board," with the details of her brief, turbulent stint as a director of a company facing (but not facing up to) massive criminal fraud charges.

     

    Own the Future: 50 Ways to Win from The Boston Consulting Group

    By Michael S. DeimlerRichard LesserDavid Rhodes ,Janmejaya Sinha(Author)& more

    The world faces social, political, and economic turmoil on an unprecedented scale—along with unsettling levels of turbulence and volatility. Market leadership today is less of a predictor of leadership tomorrow. Therefore, senior executives today must strive to own the future.

     

    Focus: The Hidden Drive of Excellence

    By Daniel Goleman

    Combining cutting-edge research with practical findings, Focus delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long overdue discussion of this little-noticed and under-rated mental asset.

     

    Auditing the Risk Management Process

    By K. H. Spencer Pickett

    Risk management is a part of mainstream corporate life that touches all aspects of every type of organization. Auditors must focus firmly on risk: risk to the business, the executives, and the stakeholders.

     

    Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World

    By Michael Hyatt

    To be successful in the market today, you must possess two strategic assets: a compelling product and a meaningful platform. In this step-by-step guide, Michael Hyatt, former CEO and current Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, takes readers behind the scenes, into the new world of social media success.

     

    Leadership Sustainability: Seven Disciplines to Achieve the Changes Great Leaders Know They Must Make

    By Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood

    Every day, thousands of people put great effort--and money--into becoming more effective leaders, through seminars, personal coaching, and employee development plans. These undertakings can do wonders to help leaders of all stripes improve their effectiveness. But not every leader finishes what he or she starts--and many revert back to less effective habits, often without even realizing it.

     

    Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling

    By Edgar H Schein

    Concise, cogent, and informed by a wealth of direct experience, Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling, by Edgar H. Schein, is a testament to the importance of asking questions in a way that enables others to feel comfortable giving honest answers.

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