Most Recent IMS Books of the Month

A copy of the IMS Book of the Month is provided (compliments of
IMS) to member organizations for use in their corporate libraries.

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December 2017

The Definitive Drucker: Challenges For Tomorrow's Executives -- Final Advice From the Father of Modern Management

by Elizabeth Haas Edersheim
published by McGraw-Hill
The Definitive Drucker captures his visionary management concepts, applies them to the key business risks and opportunities of the coming decades, and imparts Drucker's views on current business practices, economic changes, and trends-many of which he first predicted decades ago. It also sheds light onto issues such as why so many leaders fail, the fragility of our economic systems, and the new role of the CEO.
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November 2017

Engaging the Hearts and Minds of all Employees

by Lee J. Colan
published by McGraw-Hill
Employee engagement is the cornerstone of achieving a sustainable competitive advantage. In Engaging the Hearts and Minds of All Your Employees, leadership expert Lee J. Colan delivers the “how to” for inspiring your team so they deliver unparalleled value to your customers.
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October 2017

Unstoppable: Transforming Your Mindset to Create Change, Accelerate Results, and Be the Best at What You Do

by Dave Anderson
published by Wiley
Unstoppable is performance-enhancing manual for those who are ready to change the world. Regardless of talent or skill set, there are four types of people in every organization: Undertakers, Caretakers, Play Makers, and Game Changers—but value is definitely not equal across the board. Game changers move things forward with relentless energy, effort, attitude, and excellence. They elevate those around them, inspire exceptional performance, and drive their organization to the top. This book is designed to help you rise to the challenge and become the Game Changer your organization needs. Candid insights from dozens of coaches, managers, CEOs, journalists, entrepreneurs, and other elite performers reveal the qualities that make some people stand out, and the underlying theme is mindset.
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September 2017

Can I have Your Attention?: Inspiring Better Work Habits, Focusing Your Team,

by Curt Steinhorst, Jonathan McKee
published by Wiley
In Can I Have your Attention?, Curt Steinhorst shows business leaders how to cut through the noise and get their employees back to work. Curt has spent years helping Fortune 500 companies overcome distraction and achieve focus. With technology creating endless opportunites to ""improve productivity"", people spend so much time responding to the interruptions that they've lost the ability to focus and do their jobs. Yet, the potential for harnessing the power of your team's attention has never been greater--if you can capture it.
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August 2017

The Art of Connection: Relationship-Building Skills Every Leader Needs NOW

by Michael J. Gelb
published by New World Library, Novato, CA
Michael Gelb is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, executive coaching, and innovative leadership. His clients include Emerson, Genentech, Merck, Microsoft, and the Young Presidents’ Organization, among others. Michael co-directs the acclaimed Leading Innovation courses at the Darden Graduate School of Business, and also leads seminars for the London Business School, the Institute for Management Studies, and Shiv Nadar University in India. Michael is the author of fifteen published books, including the international bestseller, How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, In 1999 Michael was named “Brain of the Year” by The Brain Trust, whose other recipients include Stephen Hawking, Garry Kasparov, Ted Hughes, Edward de Bono, and Gene Roddenberry. Endorsed by Raj Sisodia, co-author of Conscious Capitalism and FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business at Babson College as “A masterpiece!” and “an absolute must-read for aspiring conscious leaders.”
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July 2017

That`s What She Said: 366 Leadership Quotes by Women

by Jeanne Porter King
published by Transporter Group Inc.
Leadership Development expert Dr. Jeanne Porter King has compiled a volume that both women and men, seasoned leaders and aspiring leaders alike, can find empowering as they strive to lead effectively and help others grow.
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June 2017

The Only Negotiation Guide You’ll Ever Need

by Peter B. Stark
published by Random House, Crown Division
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May 2017

Dealing with Meetings You Can't Stand: Meet Less and Do More

by Dr. Rick Brinkman
published by McGraw Hill
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April 2017

You’ve Got 8 Seconds: Communication Secrets for a Distracted World

by Paul Hellman
published by AMACOM
Communications expert Paul Hellman teaches executives and others “how to get heard, get remembered, and get results – every time you speak.” His columns and commentaries have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and on public radio’s “Marketplace” and CNN’s “Business Unusual”. He will conduct a seminar on “When Leaders Speak: How to Get Heard, Get Remembered, and Get Results” in London on January 14th, Brussels June 16th, and Toronto August 15th
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March 2017

The Five Roles of a Master Herder: A Revolutionary Model for Socially Intelligent Leadership

by Linda Kohanov
published by New World Library
This is the most recent book by Linda Kohanov, author (The Power of the Herd, and others), speaker and trainer, whose books have been translated into French, German, Dutch, and Czech, and are used as texts at universities throughout the United States.
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February 2017

Influence Redefined: Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday

by Stacey Hanke
published by Authorhouse
Your team is only as strong as your influence, and many leaders today are mistaken about what it means to influence. In her thought-provoking Influence Redefined, Stacey Hanke introduces her powerful Influence Model, a step-by-step method that moves people to action long after an interaction is over. Stacey has authored articles for and is the author of Yes You Can!: Everything You Need from A to Z to Influence Others to Take Action. Articles about Stacey and her thought leadership have appeared in New York Times and SmartMoney magazine. Recognized as one of the National Speakers Association’s “Top 6 Under 40,” she has emceed TedX, and has appeared on the Lifetime Network and WGN Chicago.
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January 2017

Kaleidoscope: Delivering Innovative Service That Sparkles

by Chip R. Bell
published by Greenleaf Book Group Press
Another “sparkler” by world-renown speaker and customer service expert, Chip Bell. In his newest book on innovative service, bestselling author Chip R. Bell focuses on the importance of delivering the “core” of a service experience in a fashion that is value-unique, not just value-added.