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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 Head, Heart & Guts

    How the World's Best Companies Develop Complete Leaders

    by Stephen Rhinesmith, Peter Cairo, David L. Dotlich

    In this summary, the authors, all from the world's leading executive-development firm, argue that traditional leadership development focuses too much on the "head," and that it is critical for companies to identify and integrate other capabilities into the development of leaders. This summary reveals the three most important leadership capabilities — the abilities to implement, emphasize and take risks — and tells how to put them in action.

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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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    Image of The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader

    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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    The Ultimate Business How-to Book

    by Jack Welch

    Winning goes beyond Welch’s memoir Jack, Straight From the Gut. In his latest book, Welch addresses his own management techniques honed during his tenure as CEO of General Electric. He includes an overview of cultural values, delves into hiring to explore what winners are made of, shares advice on crisis management, and looks at the external factors that can influence a company's success. Welch also takes a more personal turn, with an eye to individual career issues.

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    Image of The Leader of the Future 2

    Visions, Strategies, and Practices for the New Era

    by Frances Hesselbein, Marshall Goldsmith

    Ten years after the bestselling The Leader of the Future hit the stands, comes this collection of essays from thought leaders of yesterday and today. Read Peter Drucker’s thoughts on executive leadership, R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr.’s theory of diversity management, General Eric K. Shinseki’s metaphor of one-eyed kings, Marshall Goldsmith’s words on leading new age professionals, and much more.

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