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Soundview Executive Book Summaries® publishes summaries of the best business books of each year on leadership issues including leadership training, succession planning, leadership styles, influence, credibility, leadership skills, charisma, trust, accountability, transparency and more. These summaries will take your leadership skills to the next level.

  • Image of Drive
    Image of Drive

    The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

    by Daniel H. Pink

    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 Innovation X

    Why a Company’s Toughest Problems Are Its Greatest Advantage

    by Adam Richardson

    The word innovation is one of the most widely used — and misunderstood — terms in business. What used to be a means to create a successful enterprise, improve the lives of customers, and make the world a better place has been distorted to become an end in itself — usually nebulous in definition and almost always immeasurable. Clearly, innovation is broken. But innovation is not the problem. The problem is the problem — and the solution. Innovation X defines...

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  • Image of Resonant Leadership
    Image of Resonant Leadership

    Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others Through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion

    by Annie McKee, Richard Boyatzis

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Any leader straining under the weight of his or her position needs to read this book. Boyatzis and McKee attempt to reverse what they term the "dissonance" suffered by leaders. A leader is expected to deliver success quarter after quarter with an ever-increasing list of objectives. This book helps executives maximize their strengths and conquer the challenges of their unique place in the organization.

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  • Image of The Education of an Accidental CEO
    Image of The Education of an Accidental CEO

    Lessons Learned from the Trailer Park to the Corner Office

    by John Boswell, David Novak

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    David Novak is worthy of depiction in a Horatio Alger novel. Novak never attended business school and spent most of his youth living in a series of trailer parks. Despite his humble roots, he rose to become CEO of Yum Brands, one of the largest food, beverage and restaurant companies in the world. This book provides insight on Novak's inspirations and what he learned on his unforgettable journey.

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  • Image of The Turnaround Kid
    Image of The Turnaround Kid

    What I Learned Rescuing America's Most Troubled Companies

    by Steve Miller

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Steve Miller has earned an international reputation for fixing major problems in several industries. In The Turnaround Kid he recounts his inside view of American manufacturing and offers perspective on what it will take to bring it back to profitability. In his story he incorporates the important role that his wife played in his success and how she kept him focused even throughout her battle with brain cancer.

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  • Image of The Story Factor
    Image of The Story Factor

    Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion through the Art of Storytelling

    by Annette Simmons

    The effects of stories in our professional lives can be profound. Storytelling skills can be used to inspire, persuade, and influence others. Explore the six stories every professional must tell, learn how to tell a good story, discover how stories connect on a psychological level, see the power of a good listener, and learn what you should and should not do when telling a story.

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