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 Innovation by Design

    How Any Organization Can Leverage Design Thinking to Produce Change, Drive New Ideas and Deliver Meaningful Solutions

    by Edgar Papke, Thomas Lockwood

    In Innovation by Design, authors Thomas Lockwood and Edgar Papke share the results of their study of some of the world’s most innovative organizations including the 10 attributes leaders can use to create and develop effective cultures of innovation

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    A New Way to Partner for Innovation and Growth

    by Bob Johansen, Karl Ronn

    Leading forecaster Bob Johansen and business developer Karl Ronn share a model for creating new growth for your business using the underutilized resources you already own that you can share with others. They describe how to partner to do what you can’t do alone and experiment to learn and scale new business at low risk.

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    How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

    by Simon Sinek

    Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire.

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    How Innovative Leaders Drive Exceptional Outcomes

    by G. Shawn Hunter

    The methods and mindsets needed to drive innovation and become game-changers in the 21st century are found by tapping into the discretionary levels of passion and initiative within us. In each chapter of Out Think, a key idea, behavior, or mindset shift is presented and techniques are described to show how the shift or idea can be implemented to ultimately drive the change that leaders want and need in their organizations.

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    Leadership That Liberates Creativity and Accelerates Innovation

    by Lina M. Echeverría

    There is perhaps no leadership challenge more daunting than managing creativity — and more urgent than delivering breakthrough innovation. How do you harness some of the most passionate, intelligent people in your organization without stifling them? How do you simultaneously unleash their energy and channel it into something tangible? In Idea Agent, Lina M. Echeverría offers seven proven principles through which new ideas come to fruition.

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    Why a Company’s Toughest Problems Are Its Greatest Advantage

    by Adam Richardson

    The word innovation is one of the most widely used — and misunderstood — terms in business. What used to be a means to create a successful enterprise, improve the lives of customers, and make the world a better place has been distorted to become an end in itself — usually nebulous in definition and almost always immeasurable. Clearly, innovation is broken. But innovation is not the problem. The problem is the problem — and the solution. Innovation X defines...

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    The Six Steps to Business Innovation by Building on the Ideas of Others

    by David Kord Murray

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    David Kord Murray proposes that the best way to come up with the next great new idea is to borrow from the best of what already exists. He provides examples from a variety of industries to demonstrate that innovation is an evolutionary process. Murray also includes information about his own pathway to creating success.

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  • Image of Dealing with Darwin
    Image of Dealing with Darwin

    How Great Companies Innovate at Every Phase of Their Evolution

    by Geoffrey A. Moore

    The Darwinian struggle to deliver profitable products and services ensues as competitive advantage gaps narrow. Geoffrey A. Moore, author of Crossing the Chasm and Inside the Tornado, looks at the challenges faced by today’s companies in this struggle. Moore gives advice to managers and leaders who need to understand their company’s role in its market ecosystem, along with what kind of differentiation will be most rewarded in the marketplace.

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