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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May 2018

Bring Your Whole Self to Work: How Vulnerability Unlocks Creativity, Connection, and Performance

by Mike Robbins
published by Hay House, Inc.
Offers you insights, ideas, and tools to bring all of who you are to the work that you do—regardless of where you work, what kind of work you do, and with whom you do it. And, if you're an owner, leader, or just someone who wants to have an influence on those around you, this book will also give you specific techniques for how to build or enhance your team's culture, which encourages others to bring all of who they are to work.
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April 2018

How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job

by Marshall Goldsmith and Sally Helgesen
published by Hachette Books
Sally and Marshall identify the 12 habits that hold women back as they seek to advance, showing them why what worked for them in the past might actually be sabotaging their future success. Building on Marshall's classic best seller What Got You Here Won't Get You There, their new book How Women Rise is essential reading for any woman who is ready to advance to the next level.
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March 2018

Extraordinary Influence: How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others

by Tim Irwin
published by Wiley
The age-old question for every leader—how do we bring out the best in those we lead? Anyone who has run a company, raised a family, lead an army, or coached a team struggles to find the key to help others excel and realize their potential. It is surprising how often we resort to criticism vs. an approach that actually results in a better worker and a better person.
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February 2018

Power Your Tribe:Create Resilient Teams in Turbulent Times

by Christine Comaford
published by McGraw-Hill
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January 2018

Authenticity: A Guide to Living in Harmony with Your True Self

by David Posen, MD
published by Ambrosia
From Dr. David Posen, the bestselling author of Is Work Killing You? and The Little Book of Stress Relief, comes a book about listening to your body, understanding your mind, and making better choices in your life.
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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