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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 Conscious

    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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    Image of Managing Up

    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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  • Image of Small Acts of Leadership
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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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  • Image of Break Your Own Rules
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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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  • Image of Compelling People
    Image of Compelling People

    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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  • 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 From Bud to Boss
    Image of From Bud to Boss

    Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership

    by Kevin Eikenberry, Guy Harris

    Perhaps the most challenging leadership experience anyone will face is their first promotion to leadership. They must deal with the change and uncertainty that comes with a new job, requiring new skills, and they've been promoted from peer to leader. While the book addresses the needs of any manager, supervisor, or leader, it pulls from the best leadership and management thinking, and puts the focus on the difficulties that new leaders experience. This much-needed book can help new leaders...

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  • Image of The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan
    Image of The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan

    How to Take Charge, Build Your Team and Get Immediate Results

    by George B. Bradt, Jorge E. Pedraza, Jayme A. Check

    Moving into a new leadership position is one of the toughest challenges an executive can face. Whether you're a veteran leader taking over a new organization or a novice moving into your first leadership role, this practical guide will help you manage your leadership transition so you can take charge, build your team, and deliver results. This executive book summary of the second edition of The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan presents proven solutions and cutting-edge techniques...

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