May 10, 2012

Top 10 Business Bestsellers - April 2012

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

Following categories found themselves on the Top ten list in April: self-help, marketing, sales growth, inspirational books, leadership, business, economics and finance, professional relationships...

Stewardship was in Top 10 last month, now on position two instead of three. There are again leadership tittles in Top 10, only this time the first place belongs to self-help category. This self-help is aimed at execution and discipline -- we all could benefit from when moving from smart strategies to the goals!

1. 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim Huling
(Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals)

An insightful new book from the multimillion-copy bestselling author Sean Covey and the FranklinCovey organization based on their work with hundreds of thousands of employees and large companies to unveil the essential disciplines proven to help businesses and individuals realize their most important goals

Category: Self-help

2. 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

3. Different by Youngme Moon, Lynn Carruthers
(Escaping the Competitive Herd )

Moon identifies the outliers, mavericks, and iconoclasts who have thoughtfully rejected orthodoxy in favor of an approach that is more adventurous.

Category: Marketing, Competition

4. Fire starter sessions by Danielle Laporte
(A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms)

"The Fire Starter Sessions" is an apathy-kicking, integrity-infusing guide to defining success on your own terms.

As the creator of "the best place online for kick-ass spirituality," Danielle LaPorte's straight-talk life-and-livelihood sermons have been read by over one million people. Bold but empathetic, she re-frames popular self-help and success concepts.

Category: Inspirational

5. Sales growth by McKinsey and Co. - Thomas Baugartner
(Five Proven Strategies from the World's Sales Leaders)

A comprehensive guide to how companies can drive sales growth
Broken down into five overarching strategies, this book focuses on the valuable lessons that power growth, including how to get ahead of the competition by taking advantage of trends and turning complex analysis into simple guidelines that sales reps on your front line need to sell better. Page by page, you'll learn how successful sales executives find untapped pockets of growth, act like locals to make the most of emerging markets opportunities, and power growth through digital sales.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

6. Virtual Executive by D A Benton
(How to Act Like a CEO Online and Offline)

Master digital platforms to deliver powerful messages and build your personal brand.

"In the virtual world, every voice mail, e-mail, or tweet is fraught with the danger of misunderstanding or misdirection, which can be disastrous for results and/or relationships. For those on the rise or recently thrust into this very different world, this book is an exceptional resource . . . and entertaining too!"
--Hal Johnson, Chairman, Global Human Resources Practice, Korn/Ferry International

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

7. Relationship economics by David Nour, Alan Weiss
(Rebooting Business and the World)

"Teaches the reader that success comes from learning how to invest in people and how to turn your most valuable relationships into results. Understanding and developing the three types of relationships- personal, functional, and strategic- will ultimately help you hone critical skills to not only develop a nose for identifying great opportunities, but which relationships to tap for execution, performance and results.

The new paperback of the book will be revised and updated to include the following updates, among others: 1) new case studies and examples; 2) an updated resource recommendation list; and 3) a finalized set of relationship self- assessments for the reader to take"

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

8. Inside Apple by Adam Lashinsky
(How America's Most Admired--And Secretive--Company Really Works)

''Inside Apple" reveals the secret systems, tactics, and leadership strategies that allowed Steve Jobs and his company to churn out hit after hit and inspire a cult-like following for its products.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

9. Empowered by Josh Bernoff, Ted Schadler
(Unleash Your Employees, Energize Your Customers, and Transform Your Business)

Is Your Company EMPOWERED for Success? You know it's happening within your organization. Your people, armed with cheap, accessible technology, are connecting with customers and building innovative new solutions. But who are these creative problem-solvers? How can you be one? And just as important - how can you lead them?

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

10. Maestro by Roger Nierenberg
(A Surprising Story about Leading by Listening)

Nierenberg is the creator of a unique program that invites people to sit inside a professional symphony orchestra as the musicians and conductor solve problems together. He captures that experience in this parable about a rising executive facing tough challenges.

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 - check out 800CEOread blog.

Have you read, liked or applied anything from this list (books), or previous ones. What can you recommend?

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