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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 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 A Sense Of Urgency
    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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    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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  • Image of High Altitude Leadership
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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 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 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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