Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity and Reap Big Results by Dr. Morten Hansen

Throughout the book, numerous determining tools, tables and diagrams support premises, provide insight and offer practical advice. Additionally, the book is an absolute pleasure to read ... jargon-less, concise and wonderfully free of any attempts to impress us with its belief-shattering, counter-intuitive findings. So, slip the best management book we’ve read in a while into your summer reading, or between your eyes and thumb fad pad.

The Innovator’s DNA by Clayton M. Christensen, Jeff Dyer and Hal Gregersen

Buy Now The book is intelligent, insightful, and extremely well crafted. Chapters and stories flow smoothly; diagrams are immediately understandable; the writing itself is simple, clear and engaging. Even the Appendices (E.g., children opening your mind) and Bibliography (E.g. how…

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B Cialdini

Have you ever gotten an unsolicited key-chain in the mail, and donated money to the charity that sent it? At Christmas time, have you wondered why it’s suddenly impossible to find that special toy your child wants? At some point in your life, have you found yourself wanting to keep up with “the Jones’s”? Or against your better judgment, have agreed to accept less-than favourable conditions in a negotiation?

Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook – A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, And Betrayal by Ben Mezrich

Buy Now With Peter Hiddema’s launch into Facebook, it seems only fitting we talk about Ben Mezrich’s account of how Facebook itself came into existence. His book is entitled Accidental Billionaires, and tells the story of a genius of an…

Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller by Jeff Rubin

Transit fares in Canada's largest city recently increased by $.25 per ride. As an infrequent user of public transit (short distances in off-peak hours), I already do a calculation to compare the cost of parking with the cost of my TTC fare. I don't factor in the cost of the gasoline my car uses, I figure I'm not going too far, it can't be that much. If Jeff Rubin is correct, those days are almost over.

Getting to Resolution Turning Conflict into Collaboration by Stewart Levine

What is the greatest impediment to productive and satisfying business and personal relationships? According to empowerment guru Stewart Levine, it''s inadequate conflict resolution. Levine''s seven-step model integrates two skills essential for success -- collaboration and conflict resolution -- and emphasizes the importance of a shift in attitude, assumptions, and approaches when facing a problem.

Take the Bully by the Horns

How often have you wished you knew how to defuse the difficult people who wreak havoc on your life? Whether it's a neighbour who keeps disturbing your peace, an employer who manipulates you into unpaid overtime, a spouse who criticizes and controls your every move, a colleague who uses scare tactics to intimidate you, or a student who teases your child without mercy, Take the Bully by the Horns will give you real-life strategies stop people from taking advantage of you.