Accel5’s Top Five Business Book Summaries of 2017

Learning & Development | December 18, 2017

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EBSCO microlearning tool, Accel5™, features exclusive summaries of the top business books. This blog highlights the top five summaries of 2017.

Accel5, EBSCO’s corporate learning solution, features an extensive library of business book summaries on a variety of topics to aid microlearning. To close out 2017, EBSCO has compiled a list of the top five summaries of the year. These exclusive summaries cover a wide range of topics, including personal development, agility, management and more. 

Read the list below to learn more about Accel5’s most popular business book summaries of 2017, or request a free trial for access to hundreds of full summaries today.

Joy of Strategy by Allison Rim

Allison Rimm, author of “The Joy of Strategy,” has developed and tested an eight-step program to discover one's life mission, do a personal strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-and-threats (SWOT) analysis, set goals and prioritize them, get started and stay on track. Those who follow their personal missions use their abilities in ways that bring joy to themselves and others; additionally, they become more productive employees, more empowering managers and more inspiring leaders.

Why Simple Wins by Lisa Bodell

In “Why Simple Wins,” Lisa Bodell explains why it is so vital for people to incorporate simplicity into every type of work. Through detailed case studies, interviews with company executives and clearly explained group exercises, this book outlines how all types of organizations can cut through needless complexity and master the power of simplicity. With a simplified core as the main objective, employees at all levels will be granted the opportunity to discover work that really matters.

Agility Shift by Pamela Meyer

The fluid nature of business and workplace challenges means that success is a moving target. In “The Agility Shift,” Pamela Meyer describes how learning, adaptation and innovation are key components to profitability. By intentionally developing capacity, competence and the confidence to meet changing conditions, organizations achieve sustainability and have a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Harvard Business Review Manager’s Handbook

In their roles, managers are often tasked with solving practical problems, evaluating internal processes, drafting new budgets and overcoming obstacles. “The Harvard Business Review Manager's Handbook” provides a step-by-step guide to developing 17 critical skills to help managers reach their full potential. By following this instructive guide, they can learn to excel at managing the performances of their employees, team and business.

9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Mentors by Stephen E. Kohn and Vincent D. O’Connell

In “9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Mentors,” Stephen E. Kohn and Vincent D. O'Connell describe proven practices that mentors can use to help their protégés reach their highest potential. These practices include providing career and psychosocial support, modeling desired behaviors, uncovering protégé motivations, building rapport, inspiring protégés to ambitious goals, protecting credibility, promoting lifelong learning and teaching strategic thinking.

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