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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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    The Competitive Advantage in the Middle of Your Organization

    by Thomas H. Davenport

    In Manager Redefined, Tom Davenport and Stephen Harding explains that managers must build human capital and create employee engagement by managing them almost not at all. The authors view supervisors and managers as centers of insight and influence, underappreciated in many organizations, but endowed nevertheless with the potential to make dramatic contributions to enterprise success. They urge companies to think of their managers as potential sources of competitive advantage.

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    How the World’s Greatest Organizations Drive Growth by Unleashing Human Potential

    by Curt Coffman, Gabriel Gonzalez-Molina

    Follow This Path describes how organizations should value and develop relationships with their employees and customers. Authors Curt Coffman and Gabriel Gonzalez-Molina, Ph.D. use research from a Gallup study to show how developing your employees can lead to major cost efficiencies and profits.

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    Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking in Your Organization

    by Daniel Patrick Forrester

    “Stop, think, and don’t do something stupid!” This is the warning Dr. Robert Bea drills into his civil and environmental engineering students at the University of California in Berkeley. There is an intangible and invisible marketplace within our lives today where the products traded are fourfold: attention, distraction, data and meaning. The stories and examples within Consider by Daniel Patrick Forrester demonstrate that the best decisions, insights, ideas and outcomes result when...

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    How Great Teams Turn Conflict Into Strength

    by Diana McLain Smith

    In Divide or Conquer, Diana McLain Smith distills almost thirty years of experience studying and advising leaders to offer a new way to think about teams –– not as a bunch of individuals, but as the sum of their relationships.

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    by David J. Morrison, Adrian J. Slywotzky

    Being digital is more than setting up a separate e-business or wiring your employees, write the authors. It means developing a business model that creates and captures profits in new ways.

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    Practices and Principles

    by Peter F. Drucker

    Schools, hospitals, charities, and even organizations like the Girl Scouts can benefit from better management. Classic Drucker.

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    Image of Deming Management at Work

    by Mary Walton

    Walton describes how such diverse organizations as Florida Power & Light, the U.S. Navy, and Bridgestone U.S.A. have put Deming’s quality principles into action.

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  • Image of The Change Masters
    Image of The Change Masters

    by Rosabeth Moss Kanter

    Have trouble adapting to organizational changes? This summary, aimed at corporate officials, shows how changes are necessary — and can be profitable.

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