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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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    Image of CRAVE

    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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    Image of The Critical Few

    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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    Image of What Happens Now?

    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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    Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths

    by Robert H. Sherwin, Jr., Barbara A. Steel, Joseph R. Folkman, John H. Zenger

    To be exceptional as a leader requires a revolutionary approach to leadership development. In How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths, John H. Zenger, Joseph R. Folkman, Robert H. Sherwin, Jr., and Barbara A. Steel instruct leaders to focus not on their weaknesses but on their strengths and how to magnify them. An exceptional leader can increase employee engagement, productivity and profitability. These leadership gurus can show you how.

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    Unleashing Astonishing Potential Through Secure Base Leadership

    by George Kohlrieser, Susan Goldsworthy, Duncan Coombe

    A secure base is a person, place, goal or object that provides a sense of protection, safety and caring. George Kohlrieser, Susan Goldsworthy and Duncan Coombe explain how to become an effective Secure Base Leader in Care to Dare: Unleashing Astonishing Potential Through Secure Base Leadership. The authors show how to tap into your own secure bases, past and present, and how to become a secure base for others thereby challenging yourself and others to exceed expectations.

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    Image of Stop Workplace Drama

    Train Your Team to Have No Complaints, No Excuses and No Regrets

    by Marlene Chism

    Gossip. Power struggles. Poor team coordination. These are all symptoms of workplace drama. They're the obstacles that can drain your company of its best talent, get in the way of true productivity and profit, and eat away at the effectiveness of your organization. In Stop Workplace Drama, Marlene Chism shows how to change the way you and your organization confront and work through problems, implement effective management strategies in a drama-filled organization, and find new...

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    A Bold Alternative to the Worst "Best" Practices of Business Today

    by Susan Scott

    In Fierce Leadership, Susan Scott teaches us how to spot the worst "best" practices in our organizations using a technique she calls the "squid" eye. With fierce new approaches to everything from employee feedback to corporate diversity to customer relations, Scott offers fresh and surprising alternatives to six of the so-called best practices permeating today's business.

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