Every month, new books are released, and we’d like to share the ones with you we think should not be missed. This time, we’re focussing on Management and Leadership. Please let us know what you think, and happy reading!
Best Upcoming Management and Leadership Books of June 2017
Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future
We live in strange times. A machine plays the strategy game Go better than any human; upstarts like Apple and Google destroy industry stalwarts such as Nokia; ideas from the crowd are repeatedly more innovative than corporate research labs. For startups and established businesses, or for anyone interested in what the future holds, Machine, Platform, Crowd is essential reading.
Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts
Bestselling author and marketer Ryan Holiday calls such works and artists perennial sellers. His fascinating examples include: • Rick Rubin, producer for Adele, Jay-Z, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who teaches his artists to push past short-term thinking and root their work in long-term inspiration. Holiday reveals that the key to success for many perennial sellers is that their creators don’t distinguish between the making and the marketing.
Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team
* CanIhave more than one WHY. * If my work doesn’t match my WHY, whatshouldI do. –Simon.
Principles: Life and Work
Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as “an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency. In Principles, Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, Principles also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve.
The Bridge to Growth: How Servant Leaders Achieve Better Results and Why It Matters Now More Than Ever
A recent study revealed that only 21 percent of workers feel engaged and truly committed to their company’s success and goals. Leaders have failed to fully engage workers in the development and execution of their company’s mission and goals, and ultimately its journey toward success. Communicate relentlessly.
Exactly What to Say: The Magic Words for Influence and Impact
Often the decision between a customer choosing you over someone like you is your ability to know exactly what to say, when to say it, and how to make it count. Phil M. Jones has trained more than two million people across five continents and over fifty countries in the lost art of spoken communication.
Thank You for Arguing, Third Edition: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion
A master class in the art of persuasion, as taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill, newly revised and updated. The time-tested secrets taught in this book include Cicero’s three-step strategy for moving an audience to action, and Honest Abe’s Shameless Trick for lowering an audience’s expectations. And it’s also replete with contemporary techniques such as politicians’ use of code language to appeal to specfic groups and an eye-opening assortment of persuasive tricks, including the Eddie Haskell Ploy, the Belushi Paradigm, Stalin’s Timing Secret, and the Yoda Technique.
Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done
From New York Times bestselling author Jon Acuff, a book for those who want relief from always starting and never being done. Jon Acuff, sought-after speaker and consultant, is the friend who always gives you great advice. It’s not just that people lose momentum or get distracted.
Digital @ Scale: The Playbook You Need to Transform Your Company
A blueprint for reinventing the core of your business Value in the next phase of the digital era will go to those companies that don’t just try digital but also scale it. Digital@Scale examines what it takes for companies to break through the gravitational pull of their legacy organizations and capture the full value of digital. The authors provide practical insights into the three pillars of digital transformations that successfully scale: reinventing the business model, building out a business architecture from the customer back into the organization, and establishing an ‘amoeba’ IT and organizational foundation that learns and evolves.
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)–Sixth Edition
The PMBOK® Guide–Sixth Edition – PMI’s flagship publication has been updated to reflect the latest good practices in project management. New to the Sixth Edition, each knowledge area will contain a section entitled Approaches for Agile, Iterative and Adaptive Environments, describing how these practices integrate in project settings. It will also contain more emphasis on strategic and business knowledge—including discussion of project management business documents—and information on the PMI Talent Triangle™ and the essential skills for success in today’s market.