IIDM has short-listed top-selling business books. Reading just one of these books could result in a positive change in business life.
40 CEO Success Stories
By The CEO Institute
It’s lonely at the top - just ask any CEO. The buck stops at the CEO’s desk and the leader’s decisions spell success or failure. It is a job without peer. But there is one group who truly understand the challenges of leadership: other CEOs. In 40 CEO Success Stories, 40 Australian CEOs tell how they have faced their biggest challenges, found solutions - and thrived.
Aligning Workforce And Business Strategies
By Colin Beames
The alignment of business and workforce strategies is a hot topic in the HR and business domain. Many HR professionals have identified this as a key issue for those seeking to extract maximum value from their most important intangible asset - their people. This book provides a road map for those seeking to achieve this alignment.
By Matt Church
Great leaders do much more than just make decisions; they inspire those around them to excellence and form the vital link between strategy and execution. Amplifiers explains how great leaders use the art and practice of motivational leadership to light the path to success and inspire others to take that journey with them. This practical, powerful guide explores how great leaders move people to action and excellence - and how you can do the same.
Apprentice To Business Ace
By Sue Currie
Your inside-out guide to personal branding is a resource for the corporate or independent professional who wants to succeed in the business world. It shows readers how to go from being an apprentice, or at the first level of business success, to being a leader in their field. The way to do this is through personal branding - differentiating yourself from the competition.
Attracting And Retaining Talent
By Tim Baker
Attracting and Retaining Talent offers a practical roadmap for developing a new, more productive workplace culture, one that examines the employment relationship, reflecting the changing needs of the modern employee, and the interests of the progressive organization. This new way of relating is the cornerstone of being an employer of choice and for attracting the most talented workforce.
Beat Gender Bias
By Karen Morley
It is possible to Beat Gender Bias when you understand how bias works and why it happens. A must-read for all leaders, this practical book outlines an approach for minimising the impact of bias in organisations.
Big Data Marketing
By Lisa Arthur
Big Data Marketing is a priority read for executives, marketers and others who want to tackle big data and use it to improve customer experiences, show revenue impact and demonstrate the value of their own roles. Using non-technical language, a healthy dose of humour and real-world examples, Arthur helps readers better understand and master the challenges and opportunities of modern big data marketing.
By RJ Brideson
Blind Spots outlines the way forward for companies who want to get early-mover advantage on this new $28 trillion economy. This powerful market has remained untapped, ignored and underserved despite the fact it is more economically powerful than India and China together - twice over and continues to rise.
By Wendy McWilliams
This book is essential for all small to medium enterprises who want their brand to stand out in a crowded marketplace. It's a practical guide that explains how to create a low-cost and effective public relations campaign.
Building Resilience At Work
By Katherine McEwen
Our resilience, or capacity to bounce back and even thrive in pressured times, is critical in workplaces today. With higher workloads, declining resources and frequent change, together with the hectic pace of personal lives, resilience is almost a key to survival. Based on sound psychological theory, Building Resilience at Work is a practical and easy-to-read book providing a proven path to self-help in developing personal resilience.
Darling, You Can't Do Both
Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk
Women need to start breaking the largely unspoken rules of business they’ve always tacitly accepted. 'Darling, You Can’t Do Both' outlines new strategies for every woman with ambition who is moving (and looking) forward- with motherhood not a roadblock but an unfair advantage.
Developing Direct Reports
By Corrinne Armour, Anneli Blundell & Belinda Cohen
Strong leadership is essential to the success of any organisation and in today's world, strong leadership must be realised at all levels. Developing Direct Reports: Taking the guesswork out of leading leaders aims to facilitate a new kind of conversation about leadership development.
Digital Is Everyone's Business
By David Banger
Marketplaces continue to change. The demands on your business are unprecedented: the volume of work is ever growing, complexity is increasing and digital is confusing. How will your organisation evolve? If you are serious about evolving your business and growing your people, and you want to understand and be digital, this guide is your foundation.
The Encore Effect
By Mark Sanborn
Learn to give a remarkable performance in anything you do, and how to achieve the kind of extraordinary performance on the job that leaves people clamouring for more. Whether your stage is an office, a sales floor or a boardroom, Sanborn's sound and inspiring advice will help you shine ... everywhere it matters most.
By Mykel Dixon
We all have a dysfunctional relationship with creativity. We love it, value it and want more of it but just can't seem to find the time or resources to give to it. And despite desperate calls for more innovative thinking, the systems and processes that hold most businesses together don't allow or enable anything like it.
Execution To Die For
By Graham Haines
This book is about overcoming the barriers to execution; the barriers that frustrate managers the world over as they see their plans and strategies undermined by poor implementation. Execution to Die For identifies 36 barriers to making it happen, explains why they occur and what to do about them. The book draws on the author's forty years of experience developing plans for others to implement and executing the plans of others.
Extraordinary Leadership In Australia And New Zealand - The Five Practices That Create Great Workplaces
James Kouzes & Barry Posner with Michael Bunting
The research-driven guide to the leadership behaviours which create more engaged workplaces and higher performance, Extraordinary Leadership in Australia and New Zealand is a guidebook for what it takes, at any level of an organisation, to bring out the best in people.
FIT: When Talent and Intelligence Just Won't Cut It unearths the hidden traits of elite performance and enables you to find your fit to further enhance your engagement and success.
Struggle less, be free to strive more. Less hard work and more energy to work hard at what you love.
Feedback is broken - here's how to fix it to create a highly engaged workplace with high performing leaders and employees. Fixing Feedback is not just another management book - it's a smart, refreshing, practical guide to feedback in the workplace.
By Mark Sanborn
Today, with stiff competition from the networked global economy, delivering extraordinary results is more important than ever. Mark equips all of us with new strategies to achieve more. You'll not only be inspired by Fred 2.0, you'll also have the tools and strategies to aim higher and achieve the extraordinary.
From Bud To Boss
By Kevin Eikenberry
The transition from bud to boss is challenging, but exciting, with new responsibilities, relationship dynamics, and opportunities for growth. However, new boss's often don't get the training, support, and guidance they need to be successful. From Bud To Boss provides a comprehensive solution to the leadership transition crisis.
Fusion - The New Way Of Marketing
By David Taylor & David Miles
The development of modern websites, social networking sites, and pay-per-click as the modern face of advertising, have revolutionised the way we communicate with the world around us. Fusion will help you understand this new world order, explain why the old rules of marketing are being broken, and present you with cost effective ways to reach customers and improve profitability.
By Dr. Jenny Brockis
Super-charge your brain to gain a huge competitive edge in business and in life. Future Brain is the busy professional's secret weapon for boosting mastery, efficiency, and productivity to gain that coveted competitive edge - in business and in life.
From Me To We
By Janine Garner
Business leaders and entrepreneurs have the complex responsibility of constant strategic thinking. If those finely tuned minds can be brought together for mutual benefit, the possibilities expand and the rewards can be dramatically amplified. From Me to We helps leaders drive better business, armored against future threats.
Get In The Go Zone
By Mark McKeon
The Go Zone maximises the productive hours we have in each day to get the important things done without distraction or excuse. The Slow Zone is productive but non stressful. No big decisions are made here. In the No Zone, you are not at work AND not thinking about work. Refresh, recover and live the life you love.
Frontline leaders are vital to the success of any organisation. As the people who get their hands dirty, working with staff and interacting with customers. In Greenhousing, let frontline leadership expert Karen Schmidt show you how to nurture a community of frontline leaders who can work in harmony with the nature of their teams.
Green Thumb Leader
Being a successful team leader, supervisor or leading hand takes more than just knowledge and skills, you also need the right attitude. When you combine those three powerful qualities you become a Green Thumb Leader.
How can leaders stay grounded when everything around them is unstable? Beset by rapid change and challenged by uncertain markets, many of today's business leaders find themselves ill equipped to manage the hazards they face.
By Andrew O'Keeffe
Leadership is easier when you understand the nine instincts that still drive human behaviour. Hardwired Humans shares a practical framework that helps makes sense of human behaviour and allows leaders to manage more effectively.
By Christine Khor
Hire Love gives you an inside look at the unique recruitment methodology used by Christine Khor and her company Chorus Executive.
By Gabrielle Dolan and Yamini Naidu
So, what is the number one leadership and business skill for the next decade? Storytelling is. Dry facts and data fade from memory over time, but an engaging story is difficult to forget. Storytelling is a compelling way to connect, engage and inspire your audience in business.
How To Feel F.R.E.S.H. At Work Every Day!
By Karen Schmidt
Do you bound out of bed every morning, refreshed and ready for another day at work or do you find yourself thinking "oh no, here we go again!". Being full of energy at work (and in the rest of your life) is easy when you follow the F.R.E.S.H. approach formula.
How To Lead A Quest
By Dr. Jason Fox
The biggest threat facing modern business is the sheer complexity of an uncertain future. That, and the fact that everyone is busy. Too busy for progress. How To Lead A Quest is a handbook for pioneering executives.
How To Prepare Now For What's Next
By Michael McQueen
Disruption is changing the playing field - keep your successful business on top.
By Anthony Howard
Humanise is a comprehensive look at human-centred leadership, providing insight and guidance for those who want to change the world. A deep examination of the concept of moral leadership, this book examines what it is, how it's acquired, and how it can be applied in business, government, and society.
Learn the authentic leadership skills that drive today's workforce to excel. Ignite - Real Leadership, Real Talk, Real Results is an honest guide to achieving lasting business success by becoming a more authentic leader.
Innovate Or Perish
By Roger La Salle
This book not only assists people to understand what innovation actually is, but identifies the single biggest risk in business and provides the means to mitigate that risk. It then details a simple and practical tool used to generate innovative solutions for the services sector and backs it up with a means to actually measure in quantitative terms service delivery efficiency.
By John Drury
Why work-life balance is a myth and what you really need to create a fulfilling lifestyle.
It's Who You Know
By Janine Garner
Meet the 12 people that can accelerate your success - in business and in life. Today, jobs are filled before they're advertised and previously unthought-of collaborations appear out of nowhere. Networking has become a critical factor for success. It's Who You Know brings networking into the modern era, and shows you a strategic approach to making it work for you.
Keep 'Em Keen
By Karen Schmidt
It used to be that the biggest staffing problem managers had to deal with was high turnover. Today, the real issue is engagement - finding a way to get staff to do more than just turn up to work physically. It’s about finding ways to engage them mentally and emotionally. In this practical, easy to read guide learn some cost effective ways to engage people of all ages and career stages.
By Scott Stein
Leadership Hacks is the smart leader's guide for achieving more in less time. As the evolving business environment leaves many leaders struggling to achieve outcomes against constantly shifting priorities, competitors, and deadlines, this book shows you how to sort through the madness and get back to obtaining results.
By Sebastian Salicru
A model for developing the leaders and delivering the leadership results the world needs.
Leading On The Edge
By Rachael Robertson
In Leading on the Edge, successful business speaker and consultant Rachael Robertson shares the lessons she learned as leader of a year-long expedition to the wilds of Antarctica. Leading eighteen strangers around the clock for a full year - through months of darkness and with no escape from the frigid cold, howling winds, and each other - Robertson learned powerful lessons about what real, authentic leadership is.
By David Pich and Ann Messenger
Leading Well is about the inspiration of leadership. It focuses squarely on the personal attributes that can transform managers into leaders and good leaders into great leaders.
By Suzanne Mercier
If leadership is so critical to business success why are up to 75% of leaders rated by their followers as incompetent? It could be because leaders can experience the ‘Imposter Syndrome’ - feeling like a fraud, not good enough and not sure how they can deliver to expectations. Discover how to move into a more engaging and inspiring leadership space.
Life In Half A Second
By Matthew Michalewicz
Life In Half A Second is the first 'fact-based', proven formula for achieving success in your career, business and personal life. Success expert Matthew Michalewicz - who before the age of 30 had built and exited several multimillion dollar ventures - explains the process of success, and allows the reader to apply the scientifically proven principles of the “five doors” you must walk through to achieve your goals.
Market Your Way To Growth
By Philip and Milton Kotler
With the developed world facing slow economic growth, successfully competing for a limited customer base means using creative marketing strategies. Market Your Way to Growth presents eight effective ways to grow in even the slowest economy.
By Andrew May
MatchFit is the complete guide to getting your body and brain in the best possible shape for work, and for life. This inspiring book is the culmination of Andrew May's twenty years of experience as an elite athlete and fitness trainer for some of the world's best athletes; studying the body (Exercise Physiology) and the brain (Coaching Psychology); working with a variety of clients including elite athletes, military, entrepreneurs, business leaders and entire organisations; and life experience.
Out Of Office
By Gihan Pererra
This book is for you if you like your job or your business, but you’d like to use the Internet to give you more convenience, comfort and freedom in where and when you work. It will help you move "out of office", part-time or full-time, without being out of sight and out of mind.
By Yamini Naidu
Great leaders are mega influencers, but could their tools of influence be out of date? To influence today, you need more than just the traditional approaches of yell and tell (coercion) and sell (persuasion).
By Jeff Schwisow
Even the best laid strategic plans are not enough to keep on top of today's dynamic and competitive marketplace.
By Stacey Barr
Prove It! is the executive guide to improving organisational performance through the practice of evidence-based leadership.
Putting Stories To Work
By Shawn Callahan
Learn the business storytelling secrets Shawn shares with leaders around the world and now applied in Global 1000 companies.
By Megumi Miki
In this book, Megumi Miki shares her own experience and those of many other quiet professionals who have achieved great success in the business environment. She aims to empower quieter professionals and those outside majority groups to fulfill their potential.
By Andy Lopata
Recommended shows you new ways of generating referrals which make getting recommended faster, cheaper and more valuable. If you don't have an effective strategy in place you are missing out on the most powerful and least expensive way of generating new business.
Run Your Business On Autopilot
By Greg Roworth
Do you run your own business and work too many hours and would prefer to build an asset that works for you? Learn how to leverage your strengths to break through the barriers to create an extraordinary business.
Secrets Of Online Entrepreneurs
By Bernadette Schwerdt
Discover how Australia's hottest online entrepreneurs turned their ideas into millions... and how you can too. Whether you're looking to build a global online business, or just want to make some extra money, this keynote should not be missed.
By Jaquie Scammell
Service internally and externally in the 21st century is about building long-lasting relationships which have a greater long-term impact. So how do you transform an organisation's service culture?
By Mike Adams
How do the best salespeople connect, influence and persuade? With stories.
By Dermot Crowley
Are you drowning in constant emails, phone calls, paperwork, interruptions and meeting actions? Smart Work is the busy professional's guide to getting organised in the digital workplace.
By Michelle Gibbings
One of the challenges confronting technical people in organisations is how to best enhance their skills and expertise so they can secure greater influence and promotion into senior roles.
Stepping Stones To Success
By Donna Stone
With over 200 practical tips on how to succeed in business, you'll find yourself shaking your head in disbelief on how easy it is for a business to succeed. If KPI, CPI, BAS, SWOT, WH&S are just jumbled letters of the alphabet, you will be pleasantly surprised just how enjoyable learning about the business fundamentals can be.
The 10 Commandments of Client Appreciation
By Darrell Hardidge
Client Appreciation - the new standard that defines service excellence and empowers extraordinary teams. Inspire, empower, engage, your pathway to market relevance.
The 25 Minute Meeting
By Donna McGeorge
Sharpen your focus and tighten your time frames to get more done in less time.
The Advantage: Why Organisational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business
By Patrick Lencioni
Lencioni brings together his vast experience and delivers a cohesive and comprehensive exploration of the unique advantage organisational health provides. He argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know or how smart they are and rather with how healthy they are.
The End Of The Performance Review
By Tim Baker
Most organisational leaders are locked into conducting annual or bi-annual performance reviews with their staff, even though they know the system is not working. Performance reviews are costly, time consuming and often a one-way monologue without follow-up. Find out why organisations need an entirely new approach to managing performance.
The Four Mindsets - How to Influence, Motivate and Lead High Performance Teams
By Anna-Lucia Mackay
How to Influence, Motivate, and Lead High Performance Teams holds the key to significantly increasing productivity, performance, and revenue in your organisation.
The Fourth Moon
By Darren K Bourke
How to escape the mire of day-to-day business operations, transform the way your business operates, and achieve spectacular and sustainable success?
The Innovation Race
By Andrew & Gaia Grant
If innovation is a race: Who wins? Who loses? Who gets eliminated? - and how is it possible to stay ahead of the game? The Innovation Race provides concrete strategies to support purpose-driven sustainable innovation through deep cultural transformation.
The New Rules Of Management
By Peter Cook
Most organisations aren't designed to successfully implement long-term projects, despite this being one of the key’s to long-term success. In this book, you'll learn how to successfully manage yourself, your teams, and your entire organisation to create and execute engaging, vital projects that people care about.
Stick With It
By Lee J. Colan and Julie Davis-Colan
There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all strategy, especially in today's complex and competitive world. But there is such a thing as a one-size-fits-all to business success ... it's called the Art of Adherence. A good strategy gets you in the game, but adhering to your strategy gets you into the winner's circle.
Speedlights & Elephants
By Eddie Yu
Why do most online businesses fail and what makes the successful ones great? Every entrepreneur who has an online presence or is thinking of a new online venture will want to know the answer to this question. Eddie Yu presents a very personal look into the mindsets and strategies which have worked for him and demonstrates how anyone with a good idea can create an online business worth shouting out loud about.
The Innovation Formula
By Dr Amantha Imber
In The Innovation Formula, best-selling author and innovation psychologist Dr Amantha Imber provides intelligent science-based strategies to create a culture where innovation thrives at an individual, team, leadership and organisation level.
The Languages of Leadership
By Wendy Born
In her new book, leadership expert Wendy Born draws upon over 25 years' experience and shows how to make small changes that have a big impact, ensuring you become an active, directive and perceptive leader with the skills to influence and lead in today's workplace.
The Long-Distance Leader
By Kevin Eikenberry & Wayne Turmel
In The Long-Distance Leader, you'll learn the subtle but often painfully different nuances of leading in this new world of virtual work.
The Stop Doing List
By Matt Malouf
The Stop Doing List gets you off the treadmill of unproductive, frenetic activity, and sets you on the path toward growth. Running a business has never been easy, but today's nonstop 24-7-365 world makes moving forward more difficult than ever before .
The Ultimate Book of Phone Scripts
By Mike Brooks
Get over 220 Brand New Scripts in the new book, "The Ultimate Book of Phone Scripts!". This powerful resource is packed with word-for-word scripts to help you overcome all the brush offs, put offs, resistance and objections you get every day. Learn how to get through to decision makers, qualify better leads, set more appointments and close more sales using the FRESH and proven scripts in this best-selling book of scripts!
The People Manager’s Toolkit
By Karen Gately
People who manage people face a number of challenges, from keeping workers engaged and performing at a high level to dealing with absenteeism and bad behaviour in the workplace. In The People Manager's Toolkit, leadership and people management specialist Karen Gately offers a suite of practical tools for optimising staff performance and dealing with a wide variety of "people issues."
The Unlikely Entrepreneur
By Alan Manly
This is the unlikely, but true story of a man who had none of the qualities considered necessary for an entrepreneur - no eccentric IT genius - nor money-market marvel - nor the innovator / creator of a new market.
By Roger LaSalle
A structured roadmap for process innovation. Innovate your processes and harvest untouched wealth. In Think Again , Roger explains what process innovation is, how to do it and how it applies equally to the services sector and many other activities. He details highly successful everyday businesses we take for granted that have done nothing more than process innovate the offering of their forerunners.
By Roger LaSalle
In attempting to become innovative we are usually asked to "think outside the square", and although we do need to search for solutions that may be unique, this does not prevent us from having some structure to our thinking. Roger LaSalle's thinking method is structured and simple. It is based on a matrix of words called the La Salle Innovation Matrix ©. The intersections in this matrix provide a framework of squares. Working within this framework will shape and stimulate your thinking to provide solutions that are "outside the square".
By Roger LaSalle
In the aggressive world of enterprise today, everybody is trying to identify and seize the next big opportunity. Indeed, opportunity is the lifeblood of enterprise, the stuff on which entrepreneurs thrive and fortunes are made. In Think Next, discover the way to find business opportunity in the chaos of everyday life.
Think One Team
By Graham Winter
Think One Team, 2nd Edition - The Revolutionary 90 Day Plan that Engages Employees, Connects Silos and Transforms Organisations weaves a fascinating and entertaining tale that reveals how a simple change in approach can free your organisation of silo-based thinking, and empower your team to act as a single unit.
Think Write Grow
By Grant Butler
In a competitive age, thought leadership has emerged as a subtle but powerful way to grow your business, establish credibility and demonstrate expertise, build your profile and forge relationships with prospects and customers. This book will show you how to take your great ideas and craft them into a clear point of view which can influence others.
By Kristen Hansen
Based on the NeuroTREAD™ model, how to Think, Regulate, Engage, Adapt and Develop with the brain in mind.
Transform Organisational Human Capital
By Colin Beames
This book is a must read for executives and HR professionals seeking to address the challenges of managing their human capital more effectively in the post GFC era. It offers five (5) innovative human capital models based on latest research, providing new approaches to the measurement and reporting of human capital.
Truth. Growth. Repeat.
By Mike Edmonds
Purpose is the new black in business, but it's already being dangerously misunderstood by company owners the world over. It's not about brand image, it's about truth. The authentic motive that drives your desire to deliver a win-win for you and your customer.
By Jamie Pride
Unicorn Tears is the ultimate guide to avoiding startup failure.
Up, Down Or Sideways
By Mark Sanborn
We all know life has its twists and turns, but we tend to be surprised when downturns hit us, treating them as the exception. Then when times are good, we act as if they will never change. And when times are sideways, we often become complacent. Up, Down, or Sideways looks at the mindsets and methods that enable us to succeed come what may. It teaches a practical way of preparing for and dealing with change by focusing on those things that should never change.
By Chris Helder
Useful Belief is a game changer for motivation and performance. For years, people have been told to try and be 'positive'. The reality is that when most people try, they are unable to sustain it and end up feeling worse than when they started out. This book turns the 'be positive' industry upside down with a fresh and modern approach to achievement.
By Emma Bannister
Visual Thinking will help you transform the way you think, communicate and influence with your presentations.
By Gihan Pererra
Would you like to successfully use webinars in your business, but you're not sure how? Or perhaps you're intimidated by the technology? The fact is, webinars can be one of your most powerful marketing and presentation tools - if you know how to run them properly.
Welcome To The Age Of Emotion
By Michael Langdon
Is your business struggling to make strong connections with people? Are you having trouble attracting and keeping clients? Does your business have a great story to tell but it seems like nobody is listening?
What Makes a Leader: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters
By Daniel Goleman
What Makes a Leader: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters presents Daniel Goleman’s groundbreaking, highly-sought Harvard Business Review and Egon Zehnder International articles compiled in one volume.
When There Are Too Many Lawyers
By Alan Manly
If you've ever been involved in a petty squabble and found yourself before the courts you might want to read this astonishing story. A dispute over $115, with a nudge from the legal system, took on a life of its own and over ten years involved every court in the country including the High Court of Australia for reluctant hero Alan Manly.
Winning The War For Talent
By Mandy Johnson
Hiring and retaining great people is the key to profitable growth, but it is the number one issue keeping leaders and managers awake at night. Winning the War for Talent addresses this issue with an unconventional ‘how to’ guide of innovative techniques to source and retain skilled staff.
By Paul Broadfoot
Innovate your business model, disrupt your market, fast-hack into the future.