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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 Credibility
    Image of Credibility

    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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  • Image of TouchPoints
    Image of TouchPoints

    Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments

    by Douglas Conant, Mette Norgaard

    Douglas R. Conant, CEO of Campbell Soup Company, and co-author Mette Norgaard turn conventional business wisdom on its head, suggesting that the daily interruptions that leaders face in nearly epidemic proportions are actually the moments where the greatest leadership opportunities lie. The TouchPoint model has three components and involves using the head, heart and hands to connect with employees in a way that not only enhances their individual performance, but actually transforms them into...

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  • Image of The 8th Habit
    Image of The 8th Habit

    From Effectiveness to Greatness

    by Stephen R. Covey

    For individuals and organizations, excellence is no longer merely an option — survival requires it. But to thrive, excel and lead in our Knowledge Worker Age, we must move beyond effectiveness to greatness. Leadership guru Stephen Covey writes that accessing a higher level of human genius and motivation requires a sea change in thinking: a new mind-set and skill set — in short, an additional habit to those featured in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

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