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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    Why - and How - Corporations Must Blow Up Best Practices (and Bring a Beginner's Mind) to Survive

    by Steven Goldbach, Geoff Tuff

    Detonate explains how organizations build up bad habits, identifies which ones masquerade as “best practices,” and suggests alternatives that can contribute to winning in the marketplace.

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    How Leaders Accelerate Successful Execution

    by Joseph R. Folkman, John H. Zenger

    Leadership experts Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman detail essential behaviors that anyone can adopt to improve speed and drive organizational effectiveness.

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    Move Beyond the Competition, Create More Value and Become the Obvious Choice

    by Peter Sheahan, Julie Williamson

    In Matter, Peter Sheahan and Julie Williamson show you how to identify the place where you can create the most value - your edge of disruption - at the intersection of old and new, where your existing profits, reach and reputation enable you to create the markets of the future.

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  • Image of The Attacker’s Advantage
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    Turning Uncertainty into Breakthrough Opportunities

    by Ram Charan

    Ram Charan provides proven tools to help leaders embrace uncertainty and develop the skills to be better prepared to lead. The attacker’s advantage is the perceptual acuity to detect ahead of others forces that could radically reshape a market space so you can position your business to make the next move first.

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    The Art of Leading by Looking Ahead

    by Rob-Jan de Jong

    Strategy and leadership expert Rob-Jan de Jong explains how to develop the ability to see things early and incorporate them into the future of your organization. Anticipate offers proven techniques for looking ahead and exploring potential futures, which can create enormous strategic advantage.

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    How Strategic Shock Absorbers Make Planning Relevant in a World of Constant Change

    by Jeffrey Sampler

    Strategy expert Jeffrey Sampler introduces four "strategic shock absorbers" that enable leaders to build resilient organizations that can withstand even the most unexpected global turbulence. With this framework, leaders will be shown how to be prepared and proactive, rather than reactive, even when the future is uncertain.

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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 Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream
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    The Scoop on Increasing Profit by Differentiating Your Company Through Strategy and Talent

    by Steve Van Remortel

    If you are like most business owners and leaders today, you feel stuck working constantly "in" your business, for little return. Profit guru Steve Van Remortel has the solution. The Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream® process offers an easy-to-follow strategic planning and talent development methodology to work "on" your business that leads to a real differentiation and a high-performance team ready to deliver it. You will discover the answer to the most important...

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    How Great Companies Innovate at Every Phase of Their Evolution

    by Geoffrey A. Moore

    The Darwinian struggle to deliver profitable products and services ensues as competitive advantage gaps narrow. Geoffrey A. Moore, author of Crossing the Chasm and Inside the Tornado, looks at the challenges faced by today’s companies in this struggle. Moore gives advice to managers and leaders who need to understand their company’s role in its market ecosystem, along with what kind of differentiation will be most rewarded in the marketplace.

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