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Soundview Executive Book Summaries® publishes summaries of the best business books of each year on management issues including change management, managing people, crisis management, managing a virtual workforce, project management and more. Browse our extensive collection of management book summaries to solve your most difficult issues.

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  • Image of Extreme Teams
    Image of Extreme Teams

    Why Pixar, Netflix, Airbnb and Other Cutting-Edge Companies Succeed Where Most Fail

    by Robert Bruce Shaw

    Extreme Teams will push you to think about teams and groups in new ways and help you to move your team to the next level of engagement and performance by going beyond traditional methods.

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  • Image of Yes, And
    Image of Yes, And

    How Improvisation Reverses "No, But" Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration

    by Tom Yorton, Kelly Leonard

    Executives from The Second City, the world’s premier comedy theater and school of improvisation, provide a toolkit for individuals and organizations to use to thrive in a world increasingly shaped by speed, social communication, and decentralization.

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  • Image of The Ideal Team Player
    Image of The Ideal Team Player

    How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues

    by Patrick Lencioni

    In The Ideal Team Player, Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a leader desperate to save his uncle’s company by restoring its cultural commitment to teamwork.

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  • Image of Winning Well
    Image of Winning Well

    A Manager's Guide to Getting Results - Without Losing Your Soul

    by David Dye, Karin Hurt

    Winning Well offers managers a quick, practical action plan. They will learn how to stamp out the corrosive win-at-all-costs mentality; focus on the game, not just the score; reinforce behaviors that produce results; build productive relationships; and be the leader people want to work for.

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  • Image of Committed Teams
    Image of Committed Teams

    Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance

    by Derek Newberry, Madeline Boyer, Mario Moussa

    Based on research at the Wharton School of Business, the authors provide tools for aligning members of your team behind a motivating vision, making team meetings efficient and productive, and closing the gap between stated goals and actual behaviors.

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  • Image of The Team-Building Tool Kit
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    Tips and Tactics for Effective Workplace Teams

    by Deborah Mackin

    The Team-Building Tool Kit provides practical advice to guide team coaches, leaders, and members to high-performance results. Filled with bullet points to make tips and strategies quick and easy to grasp, The Team-Building Tool Kit covers both the structure and nitty-gritty process details that so often derail even the best teams.

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  • Image of The Star Factor
    Image of The Star Factor

    Discover What Your Top Performers Do Differently - And Inspire a New Level of Greatness in All

    by Richard Grbavac, William Seidman

    The Star Factor delivers a unique system for unlocking your wisdom, transforming that knowledge into actionable steps, and helping other employees internalize these new attitudes and behaviors, bringing much-needed change to the whole organization.

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  • Image of Results Without Authority
    Image of Results Without Authority

    Controlling a Project When the Team Doesn’t Report to You

    by Tom Kendrick

    Learn new information on: agile methods and evolving project management tools; strategies for working with virtual teams; analytical versus "blink" decision processes; and the myth of multitasking.

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  • Image of Project Management for Non-Project Managers
    Image of Project Management for Non-Project Managers

    by Jack Ferraro

    Functional managers with even basic project management (PM) knowledge are the best people for keeping projects business-focused. This new book demystifies the jargon and processes, encouraging managers to jump into the PM arena and arming them with strategies for increasing the business value created by their company's projects.

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