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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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    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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    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 The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership
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    by Steven B. Sample

    Steven Sample, president of the University of Southern California (USC), has the leadership skills that have helped the school to receive international recognition as a successfully growing organization. In his book, Sample has compiled the skills and tactics required by leaders who want to improve their organizations and their ability to lead. His unconventional approach to leadership offers a plethora of new ideas about making better decisions, using time wisely, picking top staffers, reading

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