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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 Breaking the Fear Barrier

    How Fear Destroys Companies from the Inside Out, and What to Do About It

    by Tom Rieger

    In companies, fear can take many forms: fear of not meeting a deadline, of not getting a bonus, of losing decision rights and respect. Fear compels employees and managers to protect themselves by creating seemingly impenetrable barriers fortified by rules and practices that benefit one group while harming others. By learning from the real-world lessons in this book, leaders, managers, and employees can overcome the barriers that plague their company. The results promise to be transformational.

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    How Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching, and Keeping the Best People

    by Bradford D. Smart, Ph.D.

    Great companies don't just depend on strategies — they depend on people. The more great people on your team, the more successful your organization will be. But that's easier said than done. Statistically, half of all employment decisions result in a miss-hire: The wrong person winds up in the wrong job. But companies that have followed Bradford Smart's advice in Topgrading have boosted their successful hiring rate to 90 percent or better, giving them an unbeatable competitive...

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    Image of Product Creation

    The Heart of the Enterprise from Engineering To E-Commerce

    by Philip H. Francis

    Francis presents an exhaustive overview of the issues involved in product creation — including manufacturing strategy, quality and leadership.

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  • Image of The Myth of Excellence
    Image of The Myth of Excellence

    Why Great Companies Never Try to Be the Best at Everything

    by Fred Crawford, Ryan Mathews

    Companies that try to be the best at everything — price, service, access, product or experience — will undoubtedly be surpassed by companies that focus their efforts on one attribute.

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  • Image of The Practice of Management
    Image of The Practice of Management

    by Peter F. Drucker

    How to manage a business, other managers, and workers and work.

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  • Image of The Changing World of the Executive
    Image of The Changing World of the Executive

    by Peter F. Drucker

    The leading thinker on management affairs discusses a wide range of topics, from the role of company directors to the pay of top executives. Drucker is always brilliant, never boring.

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  • Image of The Productivity Challenge
    Image of The Productivity Challenge

    How to Make It Work for America and You

    by Michael LeBoeuf

    Productivity is slipping. What can be done? LeBoeuf has some tested answers that work. They apply to both large and small businesses.

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