In the book "Three Commitments of Leadership: How Clarity, Stability, and Rhythm Create Great Leaders", authors Tom Endersbe, Jon Wortmann, and Jay Therrien - all of whom are learning and development experts - attempt to distil individual experiences and learning to piece together a model of leadership that can be applied to any organization, big or small.
"In a world of extreme clutter you need more than differentiation. You need RADICAL differentiation. The new rule: When everyone zigs, zag."
In "The Element", Robinson proposes that the element is "the point at which natural talent meets personal passion". Finding our element allows us to tap onto that proverbial "sweet spot" and to maximize the vast powers of imagination, intelligence, feeling, intuition, spirituality, physical and sensory awareness inbuilt in every one of us.
How do companies like 3M, Apple, Google, Xerox, Siemens and Grameen Bank continually generate game changing products and services? What can large organizations do to retain talent while building innovative cultures? The answer may be in the book, "Corporate Entrepreneurship: How to Create a Thriving Entrepreneurial Spirit Throughout Your Company".
In the book "The Power in a Link: Open Doors, Close Deals, and Change the Way You Do Business Using LinkedIn", author David Gowel argues that it's not about the number of connections that you have, but the true power of your LinkedIn network is the utility that you derive from it.
Every now and then, you pick up a book which offer such a compelling new idea that you simply cannot put down. "The Mesh: Why the Future of Business Is Sharing" by Lisa Gansky is one such title.
if you are interested in the rise of Asia's startup scene and how trends are shaping entrepreneurship in those countries, there's no better book you can pick up than "Startup Asia: Top Strategies for Cashing in on Asia's Innovation Boom", authored by journalist and Forbes contributor Rebecca Fannin.
What do small businesses Brendan's Irish Pub and Butter Lane have in common with big brands Old Spice and Starbucks? According to Eric Harr, author of "The Real Truth About Social Media: Confessions of a Social Media CEO", these names "get it" when it comes to engaging their audiences when it comes to social media.
Have you wondered how seemingly ordinary folks - policemen, plumbers, teachers and housewives - have risen to become well-known household names? If you do, consider adopting the principles written by Marsha Friedman in "Celebritize Yourself: The 3-Step Method To Increase Your Visibility and Explode Your Business".
"Gamification by Design" by gamification expert and chair of the Gamification Summit Gabe Zimmerman, and entrepreneur and veteran technologist Christopher Cunningham, is targeted at more than just games or application designers. If you are a brand marketer, a user experience architect or even a client-facing suit from a creative agency, understanding the concepts within will make you that much better a professional in your own space.
"The 51 Fatal Business Errors and How to Avoid Them" offers 51 key reasons why many businesses fall flat on their faces, and is chockful of rather harsh business lessons that will lead you, the business owner, to plenty of soul-searching.
Can Susan Gunelius' book "Harry Potter: The Story of a Global Business Phenomenon" offer some insight into how we can replicate some of the success experienced by Harry Potter, the world's most bankable fantasy brand with an estimated brand value of US$15 billion?
Sometimes you just need some inspiration in your life. Perhaps you've recently lost your job, encountered some personal tragedy or are simply down on your luck. Karen Okulicz, with her three books "Try! A Survival Guide to Unemployment", "Decide! How to Make Any Decision" and "Attitude! (For Your Best Lived Life)", may just offer the right antidote to help you through these difficult times.
Co-authored by Stanford University Marketing Professor Jennifer Aaker and her husband Andy Smith, a leading marketing consultant of Vonavona Ventures, "The Dragonfly Effect" offers a recipe for social change leveraging on the power of social media.
I'm usually very wary of any book that claims of being a guide to success. But "Go For It!" by John Tassone, a straight-talking, shoot-from-the-hip kind entrepreneur in the insurance industry, was seriously an enjoyable read.
Author of "Building a Winning Business: 70 Takeaways for Creating a Strong Company during Good and Bad Economic Times" Tom Salonek comes up with a priceless book on business management that is concise yet insightful.
Many startup books focus on the nitty-gritties of actually setting up, running and growing a business. "The Transformational Entrepreneur: Igniting The Mind, Heart, & Spirit For Breakthrough Business Success", by Terry Murray, takes a different approach.