Top 25: What corporate America is reading, December 2011  


800-CEO-READ, a leading direct supplier of book-based resources, compiles a monthly list of best-selling business books based on purchases by its corporate customers nationwide. Here are the best sellers for December 2011, plus descriptions of the Top 10.

1. "Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action" by Simon Sinek; Portfolio, 256 pages ($15)

2. "Zappos Experience: 5 Principles to Inspire, Engage, and Wow" by Joseph Michelli; McGraw-Hill, 256 pages ($25)

3. "Strengths Finder 2.0" by Tom Rath; Gallup Press, 175 pages ($22.95)

4. "Ultimate Online Customer Service Guide: How to Connect with Your Customers to Sell More" by Marsha Collier; John Wiley & Sons, 252 pages ($24.95)

5. "Business at the Speed of Now: Fire Up Your People, Thrill Your Customers, and Crush Your Competitors" by John M. Bernard; John Wiley & Sons, 232 pages ($24.95)

6. "From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership" by Harry M. Jansen Kraemer; Jossey-Bass, 224 pages ($27.95)

7. "The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters" by Michael Burchell and Jennifer Robin; Jossey-Bass, 272 pages ($27.95)

8. "Who Moved My Cheese?" by Spencer Johnson; Putnam, 96 pages ($19.95)

9. "How to Market to People Not Like You: 'Know It or Blow It' Rules for Reaching Diverse Customers" by Kelly McDonald; John Wiley & Sons, 218 pages ($24.95)

10. "The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea" by Bob Burg and John David Mann; Portfolio, 144 pages ($21.95)

11."Growing Great Employees: Turning Ordinary People Into Extraordinary Performers" by Erika Andersen; Portfolio, 304 pages ($17)

12. "What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful" by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter; Hyperion Books, 236 pages ($24.99)

13. "How to Speak Money: The Language and Knowledge You Need Now" by Ali Velshi and Christine Romans; John Wiley & Sons, 190 pages ($24.95)

14. "What to Ask the Person in the Mirror: Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential" by Robert Steven Kaplan; Harvard Business Press, 288 pages ($26.95)

15. "Why Good Things Happen to Good People: The Exciting New Research That Proves the Link Between Doing Good and Living a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life" by Stephen Post and Jill Neimark; Broadway, 272 pages ($23.95)

16. "The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy" by Jon Gordon; John Wiley & Sons, 192 pages ($21.95)

17. "Google+ for Business: How Google's Social Network Changes Everything" by Chris Brogan; Que, 192 pages ($24.99)

18. "Exceptional Service, Exceptional Profit: The Secrets of Building a Five-Star Customer Service Organization" by Leonardo Inghilleri and Micah Solomon; AMACOM, 170 pages ($21.95)

19. "Love Leadership" by John Hope Bryant and Bill George; Jossey-Bass, 203 pages ($27.95)

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