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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 Drucker on Leadership

    New Lessons from the Father of Modern Management

    by William A. Cohen, Ph.D.

    Although Peter Drucker died in 2005, his timeless teachings are studied and practiced by forward-thinking managers worldwide. His lessons and wisdom on the topic of leadership — the central element of management — are in constant demand, yet he wrote little under that actual subject heading. In Drucker on Leadership, management expert and author William A. Cohen, Ph.D., explores Drucker's lost leadership lessons — what they are, why they are important and how to apply

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    Five Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Failures of Leadership

    by Tim Irwin

    Tim Irwin chronicles the collapse of six high-profile CEOs and identifies the factors that drove their downfalls. In each case, Irwin observes a failure of authenticity, humility, self-management and courage. Derailed teaches you how to avoid derailment by applying certain principles about leadership and life to stay on track.

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  • Image of Why Great Leaders Don’t Take Yes for an Answer
    Image of Why Great Leaders Don’t Take Yes for an Answer

    Managing for Conflict and Consensus

    by Michael Roberto

    In Why Great Leaders Don’t Take Yes for an Answer, Harvard Business School’s Michael Roberto shows company leaders how to stimulate honest, constructive dissent; use it to improve decisions; then align their entire organization behind those decisions. Drawing on extensive research, Roberto shows how to promote candor, leverage an organization’s wisdom, and build consensus that leads to effective action. He also presents examples from history while exploring how real organizations make r

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