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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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    The No-Fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know

    by Barry Z. Posner, James Kouzes

    Leadership experts James Kouzes and Barry Posner share 10 time-tested fundamental truths about leadership and becoming an effective leader. These principles can be especially valuable to both new leaders and experienced leaders in transition.

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    Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy

    by D Michael Abrashoff

    Some unique insight into hands-on management comes from Captain D. Michael Abrashoff who shares his experiences commanding a guided missile destroyer. While the ship's systems and technologies were cutting-edge, many of the practices and protocols were outdated and inefficient. Abrashoff's primary focus to make his warship more effective was getting the most from his crew.

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    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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