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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 Simplify

    How the Best Businesses in the World Succeed

    by Greg Lockwood, Richard Koch

    Investor and entrepreneur Richard Koch and venture capitalist Greg Lockwood show how the best businesses in the world achieve amazing success by simplifying in one of two ways: via price or proposition.

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    Results, Relationships and Being Ridiculously in Charge

    by Henry Cloud

    Boundaries for Leaders offers practical advice on how to manage teams, coach direct reports, and instill an organization with strong values and culture.

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  • Image of The Trust Edge
    Image of The Trust Edge

    How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom Line

    by David Horsager

    Based on research but made practical for today’s leader, The Trust Edge shows that trust is quantifiable and brings dramatic results to businesses and leaders.

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  • Image of The Strategist
    Image of The Strategist

    Be the Leader Your Business Needs

    by Cynthia Montgomery

    "Are you a strategist?" That’s the first question Cynthia Montgomery asks the business owners and senior executives from all over the world who participate in her highly regarded executive education class.

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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 Delivering Happiness
    Image of Delivering Happiness

    A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose

    by Tony Hsieh

    In 1999, Tony Hsieh sold LinkExchange, the company he co-founded, to Microsoft for $265 million. He then joined Zappos as an adviser and investor, and eventually became CEO. In Delivering Happiness, Hsieh shares the different lessons he has learned in business and life, from starting a worm farm to running a pizza business, through LinkExchange, Zappos, and more.

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  • Image of Leadership and the New Science
    Image of Leadership and the New Science

    Discovering Order in a Chaotic World

    by Margaret Wheatley

    In the chaotic times in which we live, we need new ideas, new ways of seeing, and new relationships to help us. With the new discoveries in biology, chaos theory, and quantum physics, this new science offers this guidance. Management professor Margaret Wheatley describes in Leadership and the New Science, how the new science drastically changes our understanding of the world, and how it can teach us to live and work better together in these chaotic times.

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  • Image of Finding Allies, Building Alliances
    Image of Finding Allies, Building Alliances

    8 Elements that Bring - and Keep - People Together

    by Michael Leavitt, Rich McKeown

    Solving large issues in today's complex world requires cooperation among diverse stakeholders. Finding Allies, Building Alliances is a guide for anyone tasked with fostering and maintaining an effective, productive and collaborative venture. The first step is to carefully choose a network of participants that will become a powerful alliance. With the right team in place, a framework of eight elements will help your group work together for the mutual benefit of all parties.

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  • Image of Boundary Spanning Leadership
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    Six Practices for Solving Problems, Driving Innovation and Transforming Organizations

    by Chris Ernst, Donna Chrobot-Mason

    We live in a world of vast collaborative potential. Yet all too often, powerful boundaries create barriers that can splinter groups. And this can lead to uninspiring results. To transform borders into frontiers in today's global, multi-stakeholder organizations, you need Boundary Spanning Leadership. Powered by a decade of global research and practice by the top-ranked Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), this book takes you from rural towns in the United States to Hong Kong's...

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