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March 2018: New Books

New titles this month are on subjects with particular contemporary relevance, including: women in leadership; artificial intelligence; business ethics; and organizational culture. Use the hold option to reserve a copy.

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The culture code : the secrets of highly successful groups / Daniel Coyle.

Daniel Coyle is the bestselling author of The Talent Code. In The Culture Code, he goes inside some of the world’s most successful organizations—including the U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team Six, IDEO, and the San Antonio Spurs—and reveals what makes them tick. He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that generate cohesion and cooperation, and explains how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind. [Publisher text]

Performance evaluation : proven approaches for improving program and organizational performance / Ingrid Guerra-López.

Ingrid J. Guerra-López, PhD, is an associate professor at Wayne State University, director of the Institute for Learning and Performance Improvement, associate research professor at the Sonora Institute of Technology in Mexico. Performance Evaluation is a hands-on text for practitioners, researchers, educators, and students in how to use scientifically-based evaluations that are both rigorous and flexible. It offers a wide variety of tools and techniques that have proven successful and is organized to illustrate evaluation in the context of continual performance improvement. [Adapted from publisher text]

All the leader you can be : the science of achieving extraordinary executive presence / Suzanne Bates

The default assumption is to equate presence with appearance and presentation skills. While these factors are important, they’re only a small part of how leaders sustain goal-directed action in an organization. All the Leader you Can Be identifies three dimensions of executive presence – Character, Substance, and Style. Within these dimensions are 15 distinct facets that enable leaders to align, inspire and move people to act. [Author text]

Product roadmaps relaunched / C. Todd Lombardo, Bruce McCarthy, Evan Ryan, Michael Connors.

This practical guide teaches you how to create an effective product roadmap, and demonstrates how to use the roadmap to align stakeholders and prioritize ideas and requests. With it, you’ll learn to communicate how your products will make your customers and organization successful. [Publisher text]

Life 3.0 : being human in the age of artificial intelligence / Max Tegmark.

Max Tegmark is a professor of physics at MIT and president of the Future of Life Institute. He is the author of Our Mathematical Universe. More than any other technology, AI has the potential to revolutionize our collective future - and there's nobody better situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, whose work has helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial. Life 3.0 gives us the tools to join what may be the most important conversation of our time, guiding us through the most controversial issues around AI today. [Publisher text]

Brotopia : breaking up the boys' club of Silicon Valley / Emily Chang.

Emily Chang is the anchor and executive producer of Bloomberg Technology. In Brotopia she reveals how Silicon Valley got so sexist despite its utopian ideals, why bro culture endures despite decades of companies claiming the moral high ground (Don’t Be Evil! Connect the World!)–and how women are finally starting to speak out and fight back.

Check-in strategy journal : your daily tracker for business and personal development / Robert Craven, Adam Harris.

Breaking long-term and large-scale strategy into smaller chunks allows you to celebrate the small victories. As the "wins" pile up, they fuel the momentum that keeps you moving toward the ultimate vision. This book provides a clear blueprint for setting it into motion. [Publisher text]

Business ethics : managing corporate citizenship and sustainability in the age of globalization / Andrew Crane, Dirk Matten.

Taking an international perspective Business Ethics covers the complex and fascinating ethical challenges faced by businesses from across the globe. Their experiences are described in detail and students are provided with the concepts, tools, and theories needed to analyse the issues raised and develop their own decision-making skills. [Publisher text]

How remarkable women lead : the breakthrough model for work and life / Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston and Geoffrey Lewis.

Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston are McKinsey & Company consultants. In How Remarkable Women Lead they apply the model of Centered Leadership to women in leadership and raise provocative issues such as whether feminine leadership traits (for women and men) are better suited for our fast-changing, hyper-competitive, and increasingly complex world. [Adapted from publisher text]

Build it : the rebel playbook for world class employee engagement / Glenn Elliott, Debra Corey.

Globally, only 30% of employees are engaged in their jobs, and in this fast-paced world that's just not enough. The world's best companies understand this, and have been quietly treating people differently for nearly two decades. Build it has found these rebels and the rulebreakers. From small startups to global powerhouses, this book shows that courage, commitment, and a people-centric mindset, rather than money and resources, are what you need to turn an average business into a category leader. [Publisher text]

Negotiating rationally / Max H. Bazerman, Margaret A. Neale.

In Negotiating Rationally, Max Bazerman and Margaret Neale explain how to avoid the pitfalls of irrationality and gain the upper hand in negotiations. Drawing on their research, the authors show how we are prisoners of our own assumptions. They identify strategies to avoid these pitfalls in negotiating by concentrating on opponents’ behavior and developing the ability to recognize individual limitations and biases. [Publisher text]