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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 The 4 Disciplines of Execution

    Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals

    by Jim Huling, Chris McChesney, Sean Covey

    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 From Bud to Boss

    Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership

    by Kevin Eikenberry, Guy Harris

    Perhaps the most challenging leadership experience anyone will face is their first promotion to leadership. They must deal with the change and uncertainty that comes with a new job, requiring new skills, and they've been promoted from peer to leader. While the book addresses the needs of any manager, supervisor, or leader, it pulls from the best leadership and management thinking, and puts the focus on the difficulties that new leaders experience. This much-needed book can help new leaders...

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    Image of A Sense Of Urgency

    by John P. Kotter

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Bestselling author and business guru John Kotter shows what a true sense of urgency really is, why it is becoming an exceptionally important asset and how you can create and sustain it within your organization –– starting today.

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    Image of You Can't Order Change

    Lessons From Jim McNerney’s Turnaround at Boeing

    by Peter S. Cohan

    Jim McNerney is smart about motivating people; crafting business strategies that spark profitable growth; and making operations more productive, efficient and effective. Most important, he is a genius at creating harmony within communities. He wins hearts and minds with a clear vision of the future, combined with personal humility. Learn how these skills help him pull off the seemingly impossible turnaround of Boeing.

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    What the World’s Most Forbidding Peaks Teach Us About Success

    by Don Schmincke, Chris Warner

    Warner and Schmincke present a new approach to leadership development, based in groundbreaking scientific research, field test under the most brutal conditions on the most difficult summits, and successfully applied in the training of executives, management teams and entrepreneurs throughout the world. To thrive in today’s business challenges and tomorrow’s unpredictable risks, you need to become the type of leader whose career, team, and company excels in the most extreme of environments.

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    Image of Execution

    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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