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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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    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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    Reinvent Yourself as a Leader Before Your Business Outruns You

    by Mark D. Nevins, John Hillen

    What Happens Now? shows leaders how to reinvent themselves in order to attain personal growth and organizational success by inspiring people, nurturing relationships, energizing teams, grooming successors and influencing stakeholders.

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    Leading in the Moment

    by Judith Humphrey

    Leadership communications expert Judith Humphrey guides leaders in how to listen, think and respond quickly when impromptu opportunities arise.

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    Thriving in a Future of Extreme Disruption and Distributed Everything

    by Bob Johansen

    Noted futurist Bob Johansen proposes five new leadership literacies – combinations of disciplines, practices and worldviews – that will be needed by future leaders.

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    The No-Fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know

    by Barry Z. Posner, James Kouzes

    Leadership experts James Kouzes and Barry Posner share 10 time-tested fundamental truths about leadership and becoming an effective leader. These principles can be especially valuable to both new leaders and experienced leaders in transition.

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    Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy

    by D Michael Abrashoff

    Some unique insight into hands-on management comes from Captain D. Michael Abrashoff who shares his experiences commanding a guided missile destroyer. While the ship's systems and technologies were cutting-edge, many of the practices and protocols were outdated and inefficient. Abrashoff's primary focus to make his warship more effective was getting the most from his crew.

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