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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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    How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

    by Simon Sinek

    Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire.

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    Results, Relationships and Being Ridiculously in Charge

    by Henry Cloud

    Boundaries for Leaders offers practical advice on how to manage teams, coach direct reports, and instill an organization with strong values and culture.

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    Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization

    by Dave Logan, Halee Fischer-Wright, John King

    Tribal Leadership offers a fascinating look at corporate tribes — groups of 20-150 people within a company that come together on their own rather than through management decisions — and how executives can use tribes to maximize productivity and profit. Drawing upon research from a 10-year study of more than 24,000 people in two dozen organizations, the authors argue that tribes have the greatest influence in determining how much and what quality work gets done. The...

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    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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    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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