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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 Business Chemistry

    Practical Magic for Crafting Powerful Work Relationships

    by Kim Christfort, Suzanne Vickberg

    Business Chemistry will help you grasp where others are coming from, appreciate the value they bring, and determine what they need in order to excel.

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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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    Image of Topgrading

    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 Thin on Top
    Image of Thin on Top

    Why Corporate Governance Matters and How to Measure and Improve Board Performance

    by Bob Garratt

    Given the high-level scandals of recent years, companies are concerned that corporate boards not only make decisions that improve a company’s profitability, but that they conduct their activities in an organized, efficient and ethical manner. In Thin on Top, Bob Garratt, chairman of the board of a consultancy that specializes in director development and strategic thinking, discusses the current condition of corporate boards, dispels troublesome myths, and gives step-by-step recommendations on ho

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  • Image of Partnering Intelligence
    Image of Partnering Intelligence

    Creating Value for Your Business by Building Strong Alliances

    by Stephen M. Dent

    Author Dent shows how to create value for your business by regaining the lost skill of partnering. The key is to develop your ‘partnering intelligence.'

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    Image of The Innovation Premium

    How Next Generation Companies Are Achieving Peak Performance and Profitability

    by Tom Sommerlatte, Ronald S. Jonash

    Investors reward and pay a premium for innovation. The authors present a framework for capturing this ‘innovation premium’ based on five areas: strategy, process, innovation resources, organizational structures, and innovative learning cultures.

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  • Image of Coaching, Counseling & Mentoring
    Image of Coaching, Counseling & Mentoring

    How to Choose & Use the Right Technique to Boost Employee Performance

    by Florence Stone

    Use these three ways to boost the performance of your employees. Coaching is to help all your people. By coaching them you improve their work on their current jobs and increase their potential to do more in the future. Counseling is used to address the problem performers and their bad habits. You must address those bad habits or spend half your time trying to erase the results of them. Mentoring is the most satisfying, working with your most talented employees to help them advance and become the

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    Image of Strategic Benchmarking

    How to Rate Your Company's Performance against the World's Best

    by Gregory Watson

    You understand the value of comparing your company's practices to those of star performers in your industry. But how do you do that? Watson tells what to measure, how to find a benchmarking partner, and ways to apply what you've learned.

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  • Image of Sustaining Knock Your Socks Off Service
    Image of Sustaining Knock Your Socks Off Service

    by Thomas Connellan, Ron Zemke

    Service-quality experts Connellan and Zemke know that many customer-service programs sputter after a few months. They show you how to keep your employees enthusiatic and your customers enthralled.

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