Leadership

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 Radical Candor

    Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

    by Kim Scott

    Great bosses have strong relationships with their employees. Kim Scott identifies three simple principles for building better relationships with employees: make it personal, get (sh)it done, and understand why it matters.

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    A Guide for New Leaders

    by William Gentry

    Gentry coaches new leaders to flip their script in six key areas: mindset, skill set, relationships, do-it-all attitude, perspective and focus. More than a series of best practices, Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For is a guide to internalizing a leader’s perspective.

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  • Image of The Hidden Leader
    Image of The Hidden Leader

    Discover and Develop Greatness Within Your Company

    by Scott Edinger, Laurie Sain

    Hidden leaders are the under-utilized employees who demonstrate integrity, lead through authentic relationships, focus on results, work from customer purpose, and fulfill the value promise of the company. Scott Edinger and Laurie Sain show how managers can recognize and develop these talented employees in order to deliver even greater value to customers.

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    Image of Bringing Strategy Back

    How Strategic Shock Absorbers Make Planning Relevant in a World of Constant Change

    by Jeffrey Sampler

    Strategy expert Jeffrey Sampler introduces four "strategic shock absorbers" that enable leaders to build resilient organizations that can withstand even the most unexpected global turbulence. With this framework, leaders will be shown how to be prepared and proactive, rather than reactive, even when the future is uncertain.

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    The Subtle Art of Managing Up

    by John Baldoni

    Every manager on the move wants to have influence at the top in order to get his or her ideas heard and ultimately acted upon. In Lead Your Boss, recognized leadership guru John Baldoni gives managers new as well as tried and true methods for influencing both their bosses and their peers, and giving senior leaders reasons to follow their lead.

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    Image of Leadership and the New Science

    Discovering Order in a Chaotic World

    by Margaret Wheatley

    In the chaotic times in which we live, we need new ideas, new ways of seeing, and new relationships to help us. With the new discoveries in biology, chaos theory, and quantum physics, this new science offers this guidance. Management professor Margaret Wheatley describes in Leadership and the New Science, how the new science drastically changes our understanding of the world, and how it can teach us to live and work better together in these chaotic times.

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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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