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The Classics Collection
Item #: PKSBOB12

These are the 20 top-selling business book summaries of the past 15 years. You'll recognize the titles and authors as those that business executives turn to for proven guidance and advice.

This collection includes executive summaries of such best-selling business titles as:

  • Execution by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
  • Built to Last by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras
  • The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey
  • And 15 other best-selling summaries (see the full list below) ...

The Online Collection includes summaries in up to 8 digital formats, including PDF, MP3 audio, and multiple formats for smartphones and e-book readers. This edition is available in your Online Library immediately after purchase. The Print Collection includes hard copies of each summary that will be shipped to your mailing address.

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  • Image of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    By Stephen R. Covey
    Item #: 29MTFS
    This #1 National Bestseller offers a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service and human dignity -- principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates. Originally published in 1989, the timeless seven habits remain relevant even as the challenges have become more...
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    Crucial Conversations

    By Joseph Grenny, Al Switzler, Ron McMillan, Kerry Patterson
    Item #: 31BS06
    If you feel stuck — in a relationship, in your career, at home — chances are a crucial conversation is keeping you there. This New York Times bestseller will help you handle crucial conversations — conversations that occur when the stakes are high, emotions run strong, and opinions vary. With crucial conversations skills, you'll be able to: prepare for high-stakes situations with a proven technique; transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue; make it safe to talk about almost...
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    The Power of Habit

    By Charles Duhigg
    Item #: 3425
    In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.
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    The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

    By Patrick Lencioni
    Item #: 31BS10
    In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, bestselling business author Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership powerful and instructive leadership fable. Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions that go to the very heart of why teams –– even the best ones –– often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team.
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    The First 90 Days

    By Michael Watkins
    Item #: 2610
    In The First 90 Days, Harvard Business School professor Michael Watkins presents a road map for taking charge in the first 90 days of a new executive position. The first days in a new position are critical because small differences in actions can have a huge impact on long-term results. This summary will equip executives with strategies and tools to get up to speed faster and achieve more sooner. Watkins shows readers how to diagnose a situation and understand its challenges and...
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    The Speed of Trust

    By Stephen M.R. Covey
    Item #: 2826
    According to Covey, trust is one of the essential elements of business, and the ability to create, preserve and restore trust has become one of the most important skills today, inside and outside the office. In The Speed of Trust, Covey gives his readers all the key tools to cultivating trust in their relationships, while offering up the wisdom of other great leaders on the topic.
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    Execution

    By Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan
    Item #: 2429
    Bossidy, the legendary CEO of Honeywell International, Inc., joins forces with consultant and prolific author Charan to explain how getting things done — not strategy, innovation or anything else — is the most important function of a leader. The authors examine in detail the three key processes of execution — people, strategy and operations — and show how all three are linked.
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  • Image of Built to Last

    Built to Last

    By Jim Collins, Jerry Porras
    Item #: 1704
    Most companies don't last more than a few decades. This summary dissects those that have done far better to reveal the secrets of their longevity.
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  • Image of The Leadership Challenge

    The Leadership Challenge

    By Barry Z. Posner, James Kouzes
    Item #: 32BS02
    The most trusted source on becoming a better leader – The Leadership Challenge – has been thoroughly updated and revised for a new generation of leaders living and working in a global environment. Building on the knowledge base of the previous books, this fourth edition of the classic is grounded in research and presents extensive interviews with a diverse group of leaders at all levels in a wide variety of organizations around the world. The authors emphasize that the fundamentals of..
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    Drive

    By Daniel H. Pink
    Item #: FBR0710
    In Drive, Daniel Pink examines the three elements of true motivation — autonomy, mastery, and purpose — and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action.
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  • Image of The 5 Levels of Leadership

    The 5 Levels of Leadership

    By John C. Maxwell
    Item #: 3410
    The concept of 5 levels of leadership is one that John C. Maxwell has taught all over the world. The levels represent stages in leadership development starting with being the boss who people follow because you have been appointed as their leader, to reaching the pinnacle of leadership, when you are followed because of who you are and what you represent. In The 5 Levels of Leadership, you will learn how to master the ability to inspire people and achieve results. Maxwell details each...
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  • Image of The 4 Disciplines of Execution

    The 4 Disciplines of Execution

    By Jim Huling, Chris McChesney, Sean Covey
    Item #: 3424
    Do you remember the last major initiative you watched die in your organization? Did it go down with a loud crash? Or was it slowly and quietly suffocated by other competing priorities? By the time it finally disappeared, it's likely no one even noticed. What happened? The "whirlwind" of urgent activity required to keep things running day-to-day devoured all the time and energy you needed to invest in executing your strategy for tomorrow. The 4 Disciplines of Execution can...
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  • Image of Great by Choice

    Great by Choice

    By Jim Collins, Morten T. Hansen
    Item #: FBR0312B
    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with another groundbreaking work, this time to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague, Morten Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous...
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  • Image of 360 Degrees of Influence

    360 Degrees of Influence

    By Harrison Monarth
    Item #: 3409
    The best leaders influence those who are below and above them, as well as people external to the organization, such as customers and partners. In 360 Degrees of Influence, Harrison Monarth provides advice on how to gain the trust and respect of those around you and how to expand your influence well beyond your immediate environment. Providing valuable insight into human emotion and behavior, Monarth reveals the secrets to knowing what people are thinking and feeling — maybe...
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  • Image of Speaking as a Leader

    Speaking as a Leader

    By Judith Humphrey
    Item #: 3417
    Whether it's among colleagues at lunch or an audience of a thousand, a leader's role is to move and inspire others. It's not only the big occasions that test a leader's mettle, but the little ones as well — in a casual conversation in the elevator, in phone calls, or one of many incidental, seemingly "insignificant" interactions in everyday work life. Written by one of the world's leading communications coaches, Speaking as a Leader shows you how to make the most of...
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  • Image of The Advantage

    The Advantage

    By Patrick Lencioni
    Item #: 3419
    An organization is healthy when it is whole, consistent and complete, when its management, operations and culture are unified. Healthy organizations outperform their counterparts, are free of politics and confusion and provide an environment where star performers never want to leave. Patrick Lencioni's first non-fiction book provides leaders with a groundbreaking, approachable model for achieving organizational health — complete with stories, tips and anecdotes from his experiences...
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  • Image of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

    What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

    By Marshall Goldsmith
    Item #: 2914
    The corporate world is full of intelligent and skilled executives, but few will ever reach the top and, according to Goldsmith, subtle nuances make the difference.
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  • Image of Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

    Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

    By John C. Maxwell
    Item #: 3221
    Talk is cheap. Everybody does it. The question is, how can you make your words matter and influence any outcome? How can you really connect with others? It’s a skill anyone can learn. Here, Maxwell offers his proven method — Five Principles and Five Practices — so you can connect one-on-one, in a group, or with an audience.
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    Executive Presence

    By Harrison Monarth
    Item #: 3210
    People reach highly influential positions because they deeply understand the power of perception and know how to leverage it in their favor. Harrison Monarth believes anyone with the will to succeed can do it, and he provides the techniques needed to take a career to its highest level.
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  • Image of The Oz Principle

    The Oz Principle

    By Craig Hickman, Tom Smith, Roger Connors
    Item #: 30PTFS
    This summary details how people and organizations, armed with attitudes of accountability, can overcome the obstacles, excuses and biases that keep them from getting the results they want.
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