> BACKGROUND

What Is Awarded – and Why?
What Is Awarded – and Why?
What Is Awarded – and Why?

All about the criteria of the getAbstract International Book Award, the jury and the selection process.

> HERITAGE

Since 2001, the getAbstract International Book Award has been presented annually to books that make a particularly important contribution to current economic, social and business-related topics. In this anniversary year, the prize is awarded symbolically through a series of interviews and digital events. 

Recent Winners
Discover the winners of the last 20 years of the getAbstract International Book Award. 

> READERS' CHOICE

Vote Now for Your Book of the Year!
Vote Now for Your Book of the Year!
Vote Now for Your Book of the Year!

Cast your vote for the 2021 Readers’ Choice Award.

SHORTLIST

Our Books of the Year

“The Burnout Fix”

Jacinta M. Jiménez
McGraw-Hill – 2021

Interview

“Burnout Is Insidious: It Sneaks Up on You, Gradually Gnawing Away at You Over Time.”
“Burnout Is Insidious: It Sneaks Up on You, Gradually Gnawing Away at You Over Time.”

Jacinta Jiménez, author of The Burnout Fix, on prevention, treatment and reintegration in case of burnout – a topic that still too few people talk about or act on.

Summary

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Jacinta M. Jiménez

The Burnout Fix

Learn practices that foster resilience and prevent work burnout altogether.

McGraw-Hill Education
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Bio

Dr. Jacinta M. Jiménez is a Stanford University and PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium graduate, a board-certified leadership coach and psychologist.

“Corporate Crime and Punishment”

John C. Coffee, Jr.
Berrett-Koehler – 2020

Interview

“The Prosecutor’s Role Has Been Minimized.”
“The Prosecutor’s Role Has Been Minimized.”

In Corporate Crime and Punishment, John C. Coffee, Jr. offers a thrilling glimpse into the cat-and-mouse game between big corporations and the prosecutors trying to hold them accountable for criminal behavior.

Summary

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John C. Coffee, Jr.

Corporate Crime and Punishment

Prosecuting white-collar criminals is difficult, but the law can punish and deter corporate misconduct.

Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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Bio

John C. Coffee Jr. is Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law and director of the Center on Corporate Governance at Columbia University Law School.

“Lead. Care. Win.”

Dan Pontefract
Figure 1 Publishing – 2020

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Dan Pontefract

Lead. Care. Win.

Inspire people to follow your lead by embracing a relatable, humble and empathetic leadership style.

Figure 1 Publishing
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Videotalk

Leading with the Heart
Leading with the Heart

Dan Pontefract & Michael Bungay Stanier on changes leaders need to make to guide their teams into better, more meaningful ways of working.

Author

Bio

Dan Pontefract is founder and CEO of the Pontefract Group, a leadership and organizational culture consultancy. He is the best-selling author of Open to ThinkThe Purpose Effect and Flat Army.  

“Noise”

Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony and Cass R. Sunstein
Little, Brown – 2021

Summary

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Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony and Cass R. Sunstein

Noise

Wherever judgment exists, you will also find noise – and more of it than you think.

William Collins
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Authors

Daniel Kahneman is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, Emeritus at Princeton University. He is the author of Thinking Fast and Slow, and received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002 (with Amos Tversky). 

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Olivier Sibony is an affiliate professor of strategy and business policy at HEC Paris. 

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Cass R. Sunstein is the author of Conformity: The Power of Social Influences and Choosing Not to Chooseand co-author of Nudge

“Return on Ambition”

Nicolai Chen Nielsen & Nicolai Tillisch
Fast Company – 2021

Interview

“Well-Being Doesn’t Just Mean Switching Off. It Is About How You Burn Your Light.”
“Well-Being Doesn’t Just Mean Switching Off. It Is About How You Burn Your Light.”

Nicolai Chen Nielsen and Nicolai Tillisch explain how to make ambition work for you.

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Nicolai Tillisch and Nicolai Chen Nielsen

Return on Ambition

A successful career can, and should, go hand in hand with personal growth and fulfillment.

Fast Company Press
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Bio

Nicolai Chen Nielsen is associate partner at McKinsey & Company, and advises clients on leadership development, culture change and agile transformations.

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Nicolai Tillisch is executive coach, the co-founder of Deliberate Development and a former McKinsey consultant.

Watch our #getTogether with Nicolai here.

LONGLIST
“All In”

Robert Bruce Shaw
Harper Collins Leadership – 2021

Interview

“Good Requires Motivation, Great Requires Obsession.”
“Good Requires Motivation, Great Requires Obsession.”

Robert Bruce Shaw, author of All In, talks about the obsessions of some of the world’s most successful leaders, and the companies they built from those obsessions.

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Robert Bruce Shaw

All In

Should you pursue your passion relentlessly? And should firms have single-minded, obsessive leaders?

HarperCollins Leadership
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Bio

Robert Bruce Shaw is a management consultant, and the author of Extreme Teams and Leadership Blindspots

“Change Your World”

John C. Maxwell & Rob Hoskins
HarperCollins Leadership – 2021

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John C. Maxwell and Rob Hoskins

Change Your World

The world’s problems hurt millions of people daily, but you can make a difference.

HarperCollins Leadership
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Bio

John C. Maxwell is a New York Times best-selling author, speaker, coach and leadership expert who has sold more than 33 million copies of his books in 50 languages.

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Rob Hoskins develops young leaders and start-up companies, leads local and global transformation initiatives, and advises NGOs and universities.

“Courageous Cultures”

Karin Hurt & David Dye
HarperCollins Leadership – 2020

Interview

“You Must Make It Clear That You Really Want People’s Ideas.”
“You Must Make It Clear That You Really Want People’s Ideas.”

Leadership consultants Karin Hurt and David Dye explain what it takes to create a culture in which people speak up and know their leaders hear and value their ideas. 

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Karin Hurt and David Dye

Courageous Cultures

Worthy leaders of courageous cultures ask their people to speak up. Then they listen.

HarperCollins Leadership
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Bio

Karin Hurt is a former Verizon Wireless executive, and the founder of Let’s Grow Leaders, an international training firm which helps leaders achieve breakthrough results, without losing their soul. She was recently named on Inc’s list of 100 Great Leadership Speakers.

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David Dye is President of Let's Grow Leaders, an International training firm that works with leaders to achieve breakthrough results without losing their soul.

“Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership”

James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner
Wiley – 2021

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James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership

Your corporate title doesn’t make you a great leader, but five value-based practices may do the job.

Wiley
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James M. Kouzes is a fellow of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University.

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Barry Z. Posner is an endowed professor of leadership and chair of the Management and Entrepreneurship Department at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.

“The Rumble Zone”

Jim Boneau
Ignite – 2020

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Jim Boneau

The Rumble Zone

How is a drum circle like working in an organization?

Ignite Press
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Interview

“We’re Not Going to Eliminate the Chaos!”
“We’re Not Going to Eliminate the Chaos!”

Leadership expert and drummer Jim Boneau knows: Even in noisy and confusing conditions, you can find your rhythm – and that of your colleagues. That’s why the “Rumble Zone” is all about one thing: listening.

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Bio

Jim Boneau is an internationally recognized executive coach and facilitator of leadership and organizational development. As a companion to the leadership development practice, Jim is a talented musician.