Best Business Reads of 2012

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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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