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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.

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    Image of Creating the Accountable Organization

    A Practical Guide to Improve Performance Execution

    by Mark Samuel

    Creating an accountable organization means developing a culture where people at all levels of the organization can be counted on to keep their commitments and agreements. Author Mark Samuel describes strategies and techniques for increasing both individual and shared accountability. This includes within and between teams as well as between departments. The guidance offered is for leaders and change agents at any level within an organization who are ready to move to the next level of excellence a

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    The Six Steps to Business Innovation by Building on the Ideas of Others

    by David Kord Murray

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    David Kord Murray proposes that the best way to come up with the next great new idea is to borrow from the best of what already exists. He provides examples from a variety of industries to demonstrate that innovation is an evolutionary process. Murray also includes information about his own pathway to creating success.

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    Image of The Leadership Challenge

    How to Keep Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations

    by Barry Z. Posner, James Kouzes

    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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    How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor

    by Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman, James O'Toole

    Digital technology makes transparency all but inevitable in this era, and leaders must be cognizant of the fact that trust and transparency are always linked. The three essays in Transparency look at this urgent issue from different angles and offer leaders practical advice on how to embrace transparency as a good thing, even if it’s not an easy one.

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    Deepening Your Talent Pool to Solve the Succession Crisis

    by Ram Charan

    In Leaders at All Levels, Ram Charan — prolific author and world-renowned advisor to business leaders — takes aim at the current crisis in leadership: the shortage of leaders prepared to face the complex business challenges of today. Charan offers a solution that outlines a new model for succession and leadership development.

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    The Discipline of Getting Things Done

    by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan

    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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