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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 The Power of Habit
    Image of The Power of Habit

    Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    by Charles Duhigg

    In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.

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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 The Team-Building Tool Kit
    Image of The Team-Building Tool Kit

    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 Driven by Difference
    Image of Driven by Difference

    How Great Companies Fuel Innovation Through Diversity

    by David Livermore

    David Livermore identifies management practices that can be used to guide multicultural teams to innovation, including how to create an optimal environment, build trust, fuse differing perspectives, align goals and expectations, generate fresh ideas, consider various audiences when selecting and selling an idea, and design and test different users.

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  • Image of Rethink
    Image of Rethink

    A Business Manifesto for Cutting Costs and Boosting Innovation

    by Ric Merrifield

    It’s the trap that ensnares virtually every business. We focus on process: “how” we’re doing the job. And we forget about the bigger issue: “what” we are doing and “why” we’re doing it. That’s why we are leaving so much value on the table. In Rethink, business architect Ric Merrifield exposes this problem with vivid examples and introduces breakthrough techniques for overcoming it.

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  • Image of Chaotics
    Image of Chaotics

    The Business of Managing and Marketing in the Age of Turbulence

    by John Caslione, Philip Kotler

    As the fallout from the financial meltdown of 2008 grows progressively worse, companies, industries, and entire markets cling precariously to life or have ceased to exist altogether. And the turbulence may not be over anytime soon. Here noted business strategists Kotler and Casilone argue that these troubled times are not an aberration, but the new face of normal. Chaotics teaches how to be prepared for –– and thrive in –– this New Age of Turbulence.

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  • Image of Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars
    Image of Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars

    A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors

    by Patrick Lencioni

    In Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars, bestselling author and acclaimed management expert Patrick Lencioni presents a dynamic leadership fable that reveals how organizations can overcome the “silos” that divide work units and paralyze performance. Lencioni also offers solutions to a key leadership issue — the impact of turf wars and political infighting on organizational effectiveness. Written in the form of a realistic but fictional story, this summary tackles a tough business issue in bot

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  • Image of The Solutions Focus
    Image of The Solutions Focus

    Making Coaching and Change Simple

    by Mark McKergow, Paul Z. Jackson

    Businesses waste precious time and energies attempting to solve problems. Organizations that adopt the Solutions Focus, write Jackson and McKergow, can do a better job of moving the workforce toward the best possible future and away from the finger pointing and blame game of the problem approach. The key is to focus on solutions not problems, the future not the past, and what to do as opposed to who to blame. In other words, instead of fixing problems, find what works and do more of it. A method

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  • Image of Building Brandwidth
    Image of Building Brandwidth

    Closing the Sale Online

    by Sergio Zyman, Scott Miller

    The airwaves are full of funny e-business commercials, and everybody’s laughing — but is anyone buying? According to Zyman, former Chief Marketing Officer of the Coca-Cola Company, e-marketing that’s trendy and irreverent won’t work if e-marketers forget the fundamentals. Zyman explains what it takes to close the sale online.

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