Jul 4, 2012

Top 10 Business Bestsellers, June 2012.

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

Following categories are found on the Top 10 list in June: sales growth, leadership, business, economics and finance.

We find some very well-know books that were on the Top 10 (many times) before, such as Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath (Gallup Press) and What Got You Here Won't Get You There (Revised) by Marshall Goldsmith. The book taking the top spot in June list of bestsellers - New Power Base Selling was No. 7 on the same list in May 2012.

1. New Power Base Selling by Jim Holden, Ryan Kubacki
(Master the Politics, Create Unexpected Value and Higher Margins, and Outsmart the Competition)

"Power Base Selling," originally published in 1990, left readers with an understanding of and language for gaining political advantage within accounts. Now famous among sellers, the concept of aligning with powerful customer individuals or "Foxes" is taken to a new level. "The New Power Base Selling" offers an updated and more in-depth edition of the original classic with an empirically based breakthrough to significantly increasing sales performance. It explains how competitive selling is as much a matter of politics, customer value, and strategy as it is a management science.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

2. 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

3. Leadership Isn't for Cowards by Michael Staver, Mike Staver
(How to Drive Performance by Challenging People and Confronting Problems )

A no-nonsense guide to driving performance while still maintaining a great place to work
"Leadership Isn't For Cowards" offers straightforward steps to leading courageously and practical tips for driving performance. Courageous leadership means toughening your approach by being rigorous in the application of your values through the company culture. It means confronting and challenging people, and not letting them get away with being less than you know they can be.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

4. From Values to Action by Harry M. Jansen Kraemer
(The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership)

From the Publisher:
Respected former CEO, professor, and speaker examines what it takes to become a values-based leader

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

5. Vital Voices by Alise Nelson
(The Power of Women Leading Change Around the World)

Nelson shares the stories of remarkable, world-changing women that crosses lines that typically divide. For 15 years, Vital Voices has brought together women who want to enable others to become change agents in their governments, advocates for social justice, and supporters of democracy.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

6. What Got You Here Won't Get You There (Revised) by Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Reiter
(How Successful People Become Even More Successful )

Subtle nuances make all the difference, according to America's most sought-after executive coach, who now shows how to climb the last few rungs of the corporate ladder.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

7. What Chinese Want by Tom Doctoroff
(Culture, Communism, and China's Modern Consumer)

Today, most Americans take for granted that China will be the next global superpower. But despite the nation's growing influence, the average Chinese person is still a mystery--or, at best, a baffling set of seeming contradictions--to Westerners who expect the rising Chinese consumer to resemble themselves. Here, Tom Doctoroff, the guiding force of advertising giant J. Walter Thompson's (JWT) China operations, marshals his 20 years of experience navigating this fascinating intersection of commerce and culture to explain the mysteries of China. 

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

8. Business of Being the Best by Molly Fletcher, Justin Spizman
(Inside the World of Go-Getters and Game Changers)

"How the very best get to--and stay at--the topFrom the arenas of professional sports to the boardrooms of major businesses, a thin slice of peak performers dominates every field. What is their secret to success? 

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

9. Little Book of Bull's Eye Investing by John Mauldin
(Finding Value, Generating Absolute Returns, and Controlling Risk in Turbulent Markets)

The book provides a brief look back at the past decade but then focuses on Mauldin's key observations including The Muddle Through Economy, Taking Stock (or Bonds or Hedge Funds), and focusing on other investments to adjust to what the author believes is the new reality.

From the Publisher:
To make money in this troubled economy you need to understand where the markets are headed, not where they?ve been. Clinging to outdated strategies and played out market trends are sure ways to miss out on new investments, and in "The Little Book of Bull's Eye Investing," acclaimed investment expert John Mauldin teaches you how to read the direction of the markets to make decisions that capitalize on today's investment opportunities.

Category: Business, Economics, Finance

10. Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath
(A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup's Now, Discover Your Strengths [With Access Code])

StrengthsFinder 2.0 is an expansion of the franchise started by the book Now, Discover Your Strengths. Originally published in 2001, Now, Discover Your Strengths has become a mainstay on bestseller lists, spending 50 weeks on the Wall Street Journal list in 2006. If you have not read Now, Discover Your Strengths or used the first version of their online assessment too, the premise is that most people spend their professional lives trying to improve on their weakness instead of working within their strengths. The StrengthsFinder assessment is meant to help guide you toward optimizing your talents. Gallup has written other strengths-based books for salespeople, teachers, and faith-based groups.

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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