Leadership

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 The Long-Distance Leader

    Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership

    by Kevin Eikenberry, Wayne Turmel

    Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel use their "Three-O" Model to refocus leaders to think about outcomes, others and ourselves.

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  • Image of Extraordinary Influence
    Image of Extraordinary Influence

    How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others

    by Tim Irwin

    Tim Irwin reveals that the methods used in most organizations to provide feedback to employees, such as performance appraisal or multi-rater feedback systems, tend to engage a natural “negativity bias.

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  • Image of Impromptu
    Image of Impromptu

    Leading in the Moment

    by Judith Humphrey

    Leadership communications expert Judith Humphrey guides leaders in how to listen, think and respond quickly when impromptu opportunities arise.

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  • Image of The Inspiration Code
    Image of The Inspiration Code

    How the Best Leaders Energize People Every Day

    by Kristi Hedges

    Kristi Hedges has used quantitative research and responses from leaders at all levels to discover what inspiring leaders do differently.

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  • Image of Speaking as a Leader
    Image of Speaking as a Leader

    How to Lead Every Time You Speak - From Boardrooms to Meeting Rooms, From Town Halls to Phone Calls

    by Judith Humphrey

    Whether it's among colleagues at lunch or an audience of a thousand, a leader's role is to move and inspire others. It's not only the big occasions that test a leader's mettle, but the little ones as well — in a casual conversation in the elevator, in phone calls, or one of many incidental, seemingly "insignificant" interactions in everyday work life. Written by one of the world's leading communications coaches, Speaking as a Leader shows you how to make the most of...

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  • Image of Everyone Communicates, Few Connect
    Image of Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

    What the Most Effective People Do Differently

    by John C. Maxwell

    Talk is cheap. Everybody does it. The question is, how can you make your words matter and influence any outcome? How can you really connect with others? It’s a skill anyone can learn. Here, Maxwell offers his proven method — Five Principles and Five Practices — so you can connect one-on-one, in a group, or with an audience.

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  • Image of The Story Factor
    Image of The Story Factor

    Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion through the Art of Storytelling

    by Annette Simmons

    The effects of stories in our professional lives can be profound. Storytelling skills can be used to inspire, persuade, and influence others. Explore the six stories every professional must tell, learn how to tell a good story, discover how stories connect on a psychological level, see the power of a good listener, and learn what you should and should not do when telling a story.

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