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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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    You Can Enhance Employee Motivation in 10 Minutes by Friday

    by Gregg Lederman

    Discover a field-tested and science-backed pathway to improving engagement and the customer experience –– and you’ll be able to offer more of what people crave!

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    Energize Your Company’s Culture by Choosing What Really Matters

    by Jon R. Katzenbach, Gretchen Anderson, James Thomas

    The Critical Few lays out the Katzenbach Center's proven methodology for identifying your culture's four most critical elements: traits, keystone behaviors, authentic informal leaders, and metrics.

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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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    Recognizing and Resolving Your Most Troubling Management Issues

    by Nicole Lipkin

    Nicole Lipkin uses psychological and neuroscience research to show leaders how to recognize and resolve eight of today’s most troubling management issues: miscommunication, stress, change, unhealthy competition, damaging group dynamics, loss of motivation and engagement, elusive success, and typical leadership missteps that cause leaders to go temporarily from good to bad. What Keeps Leaders Up at Night helps leaders gain greater awareness of what causes these recurring problems and...

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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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    How 100 Great Careers Got Their Start

    by Peter Han

    Nobodies to Somebodies explores how many successful people found their true callings in a wide range of fields, and went from Nobodies to Somebodies. Based on interviews with 100 highly accomplished leaders — actors, CEOs, senators, scientists and others — this summary describes the early paths they traveled, the hard choices they made, and the lessons they learned along the way. Describing many extremely diverse career paths, it explores common themes and lessons that can help anyone e

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