Leaders and managers constantly search to make improvements within their organizations. However, the strategies or processes to implement these improvements are not always well defined. Learn how to improve the performance of your business by reaching for the low-hanging fruit, building resilience into your strategy, and cultivate a better workplace environment with these two new Soundview book summaries and featured book review.
Low-Hanging Fruit by Jeremy Eden and Terri Long
To boost productivity and profits, most companies either accept the way things are or think big by spending time and money trying to make things better. However, the smartest companies get better results with greater ease and at a fraction of the cost by thinking small and reaching for the low-hanging fruit. In Low-Hanging Fruit, Jeremy Eden and Terri Long present 77 of their most effective techniques for generating performance improvements drawn from their success working with major companies.
Bringing Strategy Back by Jeffrey Sampler
In an ever-changing world, conventional strategic planning processes no longer seem to work. However, instead of giving up on strategy, we should embrace it. In Bringing Strategy Back, strategy expert Jeffrey Sampler introduces four “strategic shock absorbers” that enable leaders to build resilient organizations that can withstand even the most unexpected global turbulence. When the future is uncertain, organizations will be prepared and proactive with this new framework.
The Best Place to Work by Ron Friedman
We’ve all heard of people having terrible experiences at work within a low performing, unorganized organization. But how do entrepreneurs and executives turn their organizations into extraordinary atmospheres that promote effective processes? In The Best Place to Work, psychologist Ron Friedman uses research on motivation, creativity, behavioral economics, neuroscience, and management to reveal what really makes us successful at work. He explains how to effectively diffuse a workplace argument, elevate your thinking, and reach smarter decisions.