Best Business Reads of 2012

Management INK would like to wish all of you a happy holiday!

To celebrate and gain some inspiration for the coming new year, why not curl up with the Top 10 Business Books of the Year from The Globe and Mail? Let us know, too, about any must-reads not included on this list–we’d love to hear from you.

From The Globe and Mail:

Inertia is often assumed to be a crippler of careers and organizations. But after reading The Four Disciplines of Execution this year, I’ve been pondering another, deeper danger, which can contribute to inertia: Too much activity.

“The real enemy of execution is your day job!” consultants Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling write. “It’s the massive amount of energy that’s necessary just to keep your operation going on a day-to-day basis; and … it’s also the thing that makes it so hard to execute anything new. The whirlwind robs from you the focus required to move your team forward.”

There were many good business books this year, with lots of lessons you can put to use to improve your organization or further your career. But as I contemplate those books, and consider which was the most useful, the top two books on my top 10 list acknowledge the whirlwind and offer ways to make progress against it.

To view the list and reviews of each book, please click here.

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Senior Editor, SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melburne, our publishing program includes more than 1000 journals and over 900 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

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