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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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.
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December 2016

Start Right Where You Are: How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers, and Recovering Perfectionists

by Samantha Bennett
published by New World Library
Buoyed by the success of her first book, Get It Done, Sam Bennett offered various online courses and seminars, and, by far, the most sought after and successful was a 12-week course titled “Start Right Where You Are.” Based on the course that she taught, and the feedback she received, she proposed a book based on that course, pulling together short, pithy chapters that help readers focus on the things holding them back from their dreams and goals along with success stories, lively and enlightening exercises, guided meditations, simple prayers and affirmations, and basic pep talks to encourage people to take the small steps and make the small changes and course adjustments that will lead to their goal. The small changes include things such as: asking better questions; asking questions to yourself in a kinder, gentler tone; finding a “tribe” that will support your efforts; clearing clutter from even one small area of your computer or desk or car; framing difficult conversations with a simple device to build allies, not enemies; picking the right project.
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November 2016

Start Smart: Design Better Projects Faster with the Logical Framework Approach

by Terry Schmidt
published by Wiley
MIT Professional Institute and UCLA Technical Management Program, Dean of the Strategic Planning Academy, founder of Management Pro Consulting.
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October 2016

The Inefficiency Assassin: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter, Not Longer

by Helene Segura
published by New World Library
The Inefficiency Assassin™ presents a revolution in time management books - a way to improve productivity and Kick Chaos to the Curb™ once and for all! You will learn how to: Create productive calendars, yet morph time when you need to put out fires (or chase the opportunity of lifetime) Slay lost time and beat back overwhelm from procrastination, interruptions and distractions Implement productivity hacks so you can excel professionally and have a life outside of work This book is exactly what professionals-on-the-go and entrepreneurs need! This time management book addresses and solves every known productivity road block known to man...and woman. Readers who implement the strategies and tactics in this guide will never have an issue with time management again.
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September 2016

Coaching Up! Inspiring Peak Performance When It Matters Most

by Jordan Fliegel
published by Wiley
Connect, engage, motivate, and inspire using top coaching techniques Coaching Up! is about inspiring those who matter to you to achieve peak performance. Whether you are a coach, a business leader, a civic activist, a teacher, a counselor, or a parent, this book will offer you a powerful, highly effective way to connect to the people you care about and move them forward toward their best selves. In sports, coaches have developed ways of connecting with their players quickly in the "heat of the battle," inspiring them to perform to their fullest potential and "leave it all on the field." Interestingly, although these techniques have not been codified, great coaches have independently developed remarkably similar models. This book aligns these techniques and distills their essence into a fundamental skill set that anyone can use to connect with, support, and inspire his or her colleagues, teammates, friends, and family members. At its foundation, great coaching is based on a solid set of techniques that can be applied to all areas of life. Essentially, those skills boil down to forging authentic connections, providing genuine support, and offering concise direction. While our everyday pressures may be less intense than those of a championship, the long-term game is even more important. Why not borrow from the best to develop the skills and abilities to win every day?