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 Critical Few

    Energize Your Company’s Culture by Choosing What Really Matters

    by Jon R. Katzenbach, Gretchen Anderson, James Thomas

    The Critical Few lays out the Katzenbach Center's proven methodology for identifying your culture's four most critical elements: traits, keystone behaviors, authentic informal leaders, and metrics.

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    Image of Who Killed Change?

    Solving the Mystery of Leading People Through Change

    by John Britt, Judd Hoekstra, Pat Zigarmi, Ken Blanchard

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  • Image of Stretch for Change
    Image of Stretch for Change

    How to Improve Your Change Fitness and Thrive in Life

    by Gustavo Razzetti

    Change can be frightening, but embracing it can lead to phenomenal growth. Gustavo Razzetti, an innovation and change leadership expert, challenges traditional change management theories with a down-to-earth and human-centered approach.

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  • Image of Stacking the Deck
    Image of Stacking the Deck

    How to Lead Breakthrough Change Against Any Odds

    by David S. Pottruck

    David Pottruck, former CEO of Charles Schwab, presents the Stacking the Deck process, nine-steps that leaders who are facing major change in their organizations can follow from the first realization that change is needed through implementation.

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    Five Factors of Courage to Transform Business

    by Merom Klein, Rod Napier

    In workplaces where jobs change constantly, having the courage to speak and hear the truth, inspire hope, take a stand and trust in relationships is what defines high performers. With powerful examples of courage in action, The Courage to Act explores the skills you need to embrace change and capitalize on opportunities, inspire courage in your teammates, and respond to your own personal moments of truth with the courage to push ahead and make the right things happen.

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  • Image of Return on Impact
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    Leadership Strategies for the Age of Connected Relationships

    by David Nour

    Return on Impact hands leaders the tools that associations and other membership organizations can wield in order to harness the opportunities of the socially enabled world and ensure their growth in the coming times. David Nour charts the implications of a socially enabled world and the reinvention - in structure and governance, talent acquisition, listening practices, and business and revenue models - that leaders of organizations must undertake to fuel growth in the next decade.

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  • Image of Choosing Change
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    How Leaders and Organizations Drive Results One Person at a Time

    by Susan Goldsworthy, Walter McFarland

    In Choosing Change, ASTD Chairman Walter McFarland and leadership executive coach Susan Goldsworthy offer a proven model for not just facing inevitable change but also leveraging it as a tool for long-term success. If you want to lead change, you need to be open to change yourself.

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  • Image of Practically Radical
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    Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry and Challenge Yourself

    by William Taylor

    William C. Taylor, co-founder and founding editor of Fast Company, offers radical ideas and practical advice to help leaders fix what’s wrong in their organizations, launch new initiatives that have the best chance to succeed, and rethink the logic of leadership itself. Practically Radical is a handbook for successful transformation and a valuable tutorial that can help leaders effectively implement their change agendas.

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  • Image of Change-Friendly Leadership
    Image of Change-Friendly Leadership

    How to Transform Good Intentions into Great Performance

    by Rodger Dean Duncan

    Despite the good intentions of organizations and their leaders, most attempts at change do not succeed. Change practitioner Rodger Dean Duncan looks at the overlooked elements of successful change: humanness, approachability and friendliness. Duncan provides a framework to involve and motivate the individuals who will be most affected by the change effort. Learn how you can achieve successful change by implementing the Four Ts of change: Think-Friendly, Talk-Friendly, Trust-Friendly and Team...

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