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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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    The Power of Awareness in Business and Life

    by Bob Rosen, Emma-Kate Swann

    Nothing is more important than understanding ourselves, our relationships and our surroundings. Conscious is a personal roadmap through transformation to help you adapt and accelerate into the future.

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    How to Move Up, Win at Work and Succeed With Any Type of Boss

    by Mary Abbajay

    Managing Up is a guide to figuring out who you are, who your boss is and finding where you meet.

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    12 Intentional Behaviors That Lead to Big Impact

    by G. Shawn Hunter

    Serial entrepreneur and best-selling author G. Shawn Hunter presents 12 critical competencies that are consistently present in the daily routines of today’s more successful leaders. Using interviews with business leaders around the world, he guides you through a series of incremental steps from simply taking care of rest and exercise to building self-confidence and embracing challenges to build a stronger version of yourself and make a broader impact in the world.

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  • Image of Still Surprised
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    A Memoir of a Life in Leadership

    by Patricia Ward Biederman, Warren Bennis

    Still Surprised illuminates how the world-changing ideas of leadership guru Warren Bennis and his colleagues resulted from the personal crucibles of their own encounters, events and experiences. Bennis shares what he has learned by leading, and by mentoring and teaching future leaders.

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    How to Change the Patterns of Thinking That Block Women’s Paths to Power

    by Kathryn Heath, Mary Davis Holt, Jill Flynn

    Women hold just 11 percent of the most senior-level leadership positions in U.S. Corporations—a number that hasn't changed in over 30 years. How can women break through? Break Your Own Rules distills the six faulty assumptions (or "rules") most women follow that get in the way and then delivers the correlating new rules that promise to clear that path.

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    The Hidden Qualities That Make Us Influential

    by Matthew Kohut, John Neffinger

    What makes some people irresistible and others forgettable? John Neffinger and Matthew Kohut introduce us to two qualities - strength (the root of respect) and warmth (the root of affection) - and they detail the signals that broadcast each of these. Drawing on the latest social science and the authors' own work, Compelling People reveals the basic framework we use to judge each other and what we can do to earn both respect and affection.

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    How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It

    by James Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner

    In this best-selling book, Kouzes and Posner explain why leadership is above all a relationship, with credibility as the cornerstone, and why leaders must "Say what you mean and mean what you say." Building on their more than thirty years of ongoing research, Credibility expands on their seminal work The Leadership Challenge, and shows why credibility remains the foundation of great leadership.

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    Five Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Failures of Leadership

    by Tim Irwin

    Tim Irwin chronicles the collapse of six high-profile CEOs and identifies the factors that drove their downfalls. In each case, Irwin observes a failure of authenticity, humility, self-management and courage. Derailed teaches you how to avoid derailment by applying certain principles about leadership and life to stay on track.

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    What Insiders Know About Executive Success

    by Scott Eblin

    What separates those who make it after a promotion to the executive level from those who don’t? Drawing on more than twenty years of experience working with new and seasoned corporate leaders, Scott Eblin has identified the key behaviors and beliefs that successful executives pick up and let go of. For every rising executive, Eblin’s practical coaching – interwoven with frank mentoring advice from top executives – is invaluable in achieving success at the next level.

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