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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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    Leadership Communication that Drives Results

    by Bob Matha, Macy Boehm

    Leadership communications experts Bob Matha and Macy Boehm offer a strategic plan for addressing one of the most difficult challenges any business leader can face: engaging employees to take action. Written for all those who lead groups — including supervisors, managers, HR and communications professionals, executives and CEOs — this practical resource describes how to put in place proven communication principles that do just that.

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    Alignment Action Accountability

    by Quint Studer

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Wall Street Journal best-selling author Quint Studer takes readers on a journey to leadership excellence. Executives will learn the three guiding principles of Studer's philosophy: alignment, action and accountability. Packed with relevant examples, this Featured Book Review attempts to provide a handy overview of Studer's major points.

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    Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow

    by John C. Maxwell

    In the tradition of his million-seller The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, author John Maxwell provides a concise, accessible leadership book that helps readers become more effective leaders from the inside out.

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    What Companies and Individuals Can Do to Go Beyond Making a Profit to Making a Difference

    by Tim Sanders

    A "Responsibility Revolution" is shaking up corporate America. In this provocative and insightful book, bestselling author Tim Sanders reveals why companies must go beyond making a profit and start making a difference and offers concrete suggestions on how all of us can help our companies join the Responsibility Revolution.

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    Developing Effective Leadership Through Managerial Accountability

    by Brian Dive

    Centered around three themes — leadership, accountability and organizational structure — this book explores what it means for managers to be held accountable at every level and argues that most leadership-related problems arise from the ineffectiveness of organizational structures that lack accountable jobs.

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    How Effective Managers Harness Their Willpower to Achieve Results

    by Heike Bruch, Sumantra Ghoshal

    In A Bias for Action, leadership expert Heike Bruch and management expert Sumantra Ghoshal demonstrate that managers often confuse activity with accomplishments, and motivation with true leadership. Based on the authors’ research across numerous industries, and illustrated with personal case studies from BP, Sony, GE, Philips and others, this summary reveals how great managers get results by engaging their own willpower through a combination of energy and focus. The authors present simp

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