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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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    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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    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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    The Power of Thinking without Thinking

    by Malcolm Gladwell

    Blink is about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant — in the blink of an eye — that actually aren’t as simple as they seem, and about those instantaneous decisions that are impossible to explain to others. In this summary, staff writer from The New Yorker Malcolm Gladwell reveals that great decision makers aren’t those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of...

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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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