There are, conservatively, 300 gazillion books published every year. No one has the time to list them, let alone read them or review them. That’s a problem because there’s a lot of value in many books you may not hear about because of the clutter. Short Takes is my humble effort to cut through the clutter and highlight business books that might be perfect for your next read.
Here’s information about Competing in the New World of Work: How Radical Adaptability Separates the Best from the Rest, CEO Excellence: The Six Mindsets That Distinguish the Best Leaders from the Rest, and Promotions Are So Yesterday: Redefine Career Development. Help Employees Thrive. The quotes are from promotional material for the book.
“New York Times #1 bestselling author Keith Ferrazzi, along with coauthors Kian Gohar and Noel Weyrich, shows leaders how to shape their organizations and practices to remain competitive in a new, post-pandemic context. Based on an ambitious global research initiative involving thousands of executives, innovators, and changemakers who redefined their strategies, business models, organizational systems, and even their cultures, Competing in the New World of Work:”
“To identify the 21st century’s best CEOs, the authors of CEO Excellence started with a pool of over 2400 public company CEOs. Extensive screening distilled that group into an elite corps, sixty-seven of whom agreed to in-depth, multi-hour interviews. Among those sharing their views: Jamie Dimon (JPMorgan Chase), Satya Nadella (Microsoft), Reed Hastings (Netflix), Kazuo Hirai (Sony), Ken Chenault (American Express), Mary Barra (GM), and Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (Nestlé).”
“In Promotions Are So Yesterday, Julie Winkle Giulioni offers you a new approach for developing your employees’ careers and helping them thrive in a company when promotions are not readily available. Discover an easy-to-apply framework of seven alternative dimensions of development (contribution, competence, confidence, connection, challenge, contentment, and choice) that will engage your employees—dynamic opportunities for growth that are completely within your control as a manager.”
Wally’s Comment: I had the opportunity to see Julie’s book in draft form. If your job involves recruiting, you should read this book. If you’re responsible for the performance of a group and you want to help your teammates grow and develop, you should read this book. You should also read this book if you want to expand your idea of what’s possible in your career.