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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.

  • Image of A Team of Leaders
    Image of A Team of Leaders

    Empowering Every Member to Take Ownership, Demonstrate Initiative and Deliver Results

    by Stewart Liff, Paul Gustavson

    With emphasis on the design of a team, A Team of Leaders offers a new way to energize groups of employees and improve performance. Authors Paul Gustavson and Stewart Liff present the Five-Stage Team Development Model, which outlines a set of characteristics of traditional teams and the progression to creating teams of people who think and act like leaders.

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  • Image of Primal Leadership
    Image of Primal Leadership

    Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence

    by Annie McKee, Richard Boyatzis, Daniel Goleman

    Great leaders move us. They ignite our passion and inspire the best in us. When we try to explain why they are so effective, we speak of strategy, vision, or powerful ideas. But the reality is much more primal, according to Goleman, Boyatzis and McKee: Great leadership works through the emotions. The authors, experts in the concept of emotional intelligence (EI), describe what managers and executives must do to become emotionally intelligent leaders ‘using EI competencies such as empathy...

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  • Image of Identity Is Destiny
    Image of Identity Is Destiny

    Leadership and the Roots of Value Creation

    by Laurence Ackerman

    The true strength of an organization is reflected in its identity — the traits and actions that make it a unique being. In this summary, Ackerman presents the eight laws of identity and provide a strategic framework for creating value.

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  • Image of The Arc of Ambition
    Image of The Arc of Ambition

    Defining the Leadership Journey

    by Nitin Nohria, Jim Champy

    Authors Champy, former head of CSC Index and co-author of Reengineering the Corporation, and Nitin Nohria, a professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School, believe that ambition is the lifeblood of human achievement. In this summary, they cover the different stages of ambition, and how each stage can lead to great things for you and your company.

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