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 Leadership and the One Minute Manager

    Increasing Effectiveness Through Situational Leadership® II

    by Ken Blanchard, Drea Zigarmi, Patricia Zigarmi

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  • Image of The Power of Vulnerability
    Image of The Power of Vulnerability

    How to Create a Team of Leaders by Shifting INward

    by Jeffrey Manchester, Barry Kaplan

    Authors Barry Kaplan and Jeffrey Manchester show how to create a sense of safety, encourage exploration, and develop an INpowered team.

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    Image of Great Teams

    16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently

    by Don Yaeger

    Long-time Sports Illustrated associate editor Don Yaegar has conducted more than 100 interviews with some of the most successful teams and organizations in the country. From those, he has identified 16 habits that drive these high-performing teams.

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    Image of Doing the Right Things Right

    How the Effective Executive Spends Time

    by Laura Stack

    Doing the right things right requires leaders to manage the intersection of efficiency and effectiveness and follow 12 related practices outlined by Stack. Each of the 12 practices belongs to one of the 3T categories of strategic thinking, team focus, and tactical work, ultimately disclosing how to improve profitability and productivity.

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  • Image of A Team of Leaders
    Image of A Team of Leaders

    Empowering Every Member to Take Ownership, Demonstrate Initiative and Deliver Results

    by Stewart Liff, Paul Gustavson

    With emphasis on the design of a team, A Team of Leaders offers a new way to energize groups of employees and improve performance. Authors Paul Gustavson and Stewart Liff present the Five-Stage Team Development Model, which outlines a set of characteristics of traditional teams and the progression to creating teams of people who think and act like leaders.

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  • Image of Turn the Ship Around!
    Image of Turn the Ship Around!

    How to Create Leadership at Every Level

    by L. David Marquet

    From the vantage point of the commander of the USS Santa Fe, read how the crew completely turned the ship around, going from worst to first by questioning many of our basic leadership assumptions and shifting from take-control authority to give-control empowerment. Share the author's insights as the crew gains unprecedented decision making authority, the risks of doing so, and the reward of an exponentially more effective and more resilient organization. Learn how to achieve...

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  • Image of The Synergist
    Image of The Synergist

    How to Lead Your Team to Predictable Success

    by Les McKeown

    A successful team includes bold dreamers (Visionaries), pragmatic realists (Operators), and systems designers (Processors) but it takes a Synergist to blend the motivations and goals of the three types and get everyone to work together effectively. The Synergist puts aside his or her own agenda and captures the best input from each team member. Anyone can learn to be the Synergist and fill this critical role in teamwork improvement. The Synergist reveals a proven method to build...

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    Image of Confidence

    How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End

    by Rosabeth Moss Kanter

    Presidents, managers, coaches and even individuals have the power to choose how they deal with a loss, and whether they are going to allow it to be the beginning of a trend, or have the confidence to learn how to win next time. By studying winning and losing teams, companies and organizations, Harvard Business School Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter has found the keys to confidence and the way to find it when it is lost. Confidence presents the new theory and practice of success, and expl

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  • Image of The Wisdom of Crowds
    Image of The Wisdom of Crowds

    Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations

    by James Surowiecki

    When individuals in a crowd are appropriately diverse, independent and decentralized, their aggregated decisions are surprisingly on point. With this knowledge, the power of groups can be used to find unknown answers and determine how to coordinate behavior and cooperate in all areas of society. Our everyday activities, our government and our economy are all affected by the power of crowds, and when things go awry, it is often because one of the key elements of an intelligent crowd is missing or

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