Apr 3, 2012

Top 10 Business Bestsellers - March 2012

Inc. magazine and 800CEOread blog compiled the list of Top 10 Business Bestsellers - March 2012, and we continue watching what books business leaders are buying for themselves and their people.

Customer service, leadership, surviving crisis, finance, professional relationships, teamwork, great workplaces (organizational development), new technologies, and social media are topics of March bestsellers.

Taking People With You by David Novak was in Top 10 already, as well as Uncommon Service (No. 1 in February). We've also seen Never Eat Alone on this list before.

One of the ''old'' books here is Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick M. Lencioni (published 2002.)

End of Business as Usual by Brian Solis climbed from 8th place in January to 5th in February, and is leading the list in March.

1. End of Business as Usual by Brian Solis
(Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution)

Today's biggest trends --the mobile web, social media, real-time-- are forcing us to rewire the way we think, act, and run our businesses. They have produced a global culture, shrinking the world one tweet at a time. These new tools have created an ever expanding "Egosystem," in which we all believe our lives deserve 24-hour broadcasts. Now, everyday people are looking to understand what is going on as a result of the social and mobile web. Educators are looking to connect with their students and business leaders are seeking to steer the company toward a new generation of customers. Are we in the age of enlightenment or are we lost in translation?

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

2. Uncommon Service by Frances Frei and Anne Morriss
(How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business)

In Uncommon Service, authors argue that service is a competitive weapon, not just a damage-control function--especially in a volatile economy where the old rules of strategy no longer hold true.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

3. Stewardship by John Taft, Charles D. Ellis, John C. Bogle
( Lessons Learned from the Lost Culture of Wall Street )

A compelling argument for why stewardship of wealth and service to others should be our highest financial priority
"Stewardship" is the journey of financial insider John Taft towards understanding and affirming the importance of stewardship--which he has come to define as "serving others"--as a core principle for the financial services industry, the global financial system, and society at large.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

4. Advantage by Patrick M Lencioni
(Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business)

There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

5. Instant Survivor by Jim Moorhead
(Right Ways to Respond When Things Go Wrong)

A Simple, Proven Technique for Overcoming Any Crisis
When a person is distracted by professional and personal crises, he or she works less productively, delivers poor results, and suffers from poor health. Yet employees and their managers are not equipped to resolve these crises effectively, which drag down otherwise valuable people and hurt the organization.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

6. Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferazzi, Tahl Raz
(And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time)

YaYa CEO Ferrazzi works with "Inc." writer Raz to explain the guiding principles he has mastered over a lifetime of reaching out to explain what it takes to build the kind of lasting, mutually beneficial relationships that lead to professional and personal success.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

7. Macrowikinomics by Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams
(Rebooting Business and the World)

Once again backed by original research, Tapscott and Williams provide vivid, new examples of organizations that are successfully embracing the principles of wikinomics.

In their 2007 bestseller, "Wikinomics" Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams showed the world how mass collaboration was changing the way businesses communicate, create value, and compete in the new global marketplace. Now, in the wake of the global financial crisis, the principles of wikinomics have become more powerful than ever.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

8. Five Dysfunctins of a Team by Patrick M Lencioni
(A Leadership Fable)

Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two bestselling books, "The Five Temptations of a CEO" and "The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive."

Category: Small Business / Entrepreneurhip

9. New Technology Elite by Vinnie Mirchandani
(How Great Companies Optimize Both Technology Consumption and Production)

How-to guidance for optimizing incumbent technologies to deliver a better product and gain competitive advantage
Their zip codes are far from Silicon Valley. Their SIC codes show retail, automobile or banking. But industry after industry is waking up to the opportunity of "smart" products and services for their increasingly tech-savvy customers.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

10. Taking People With You by David Novak
(The Only Way to Make Big Things Happen)

The CEO of Yum! Brands, Inc., the world's largest restaurant company, offers a guide to maximizing leadership skills and motivating people. David Novak is the best at leadership, whether teaching it in this book or practicing it at Yum!--Warren Buffett.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

For more details about each book, editorial, or reader's reviews click on individual book image.

For comprehensive list of 25 books you can check 800CEOread blog.

Have you read, liked or applied anything from this list (books), and what can you recommend?

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