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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 Results Without Authority
    Image of Results Without Authority

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

    by Tom Kendrick

    Tom Kendrick includes information on Agile methods and evolving project management tools, and strategies for working with virtual teams.

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  • Image of WorkInspired
    Image of WorkInspired

    How to Build an Organization Where Everyone Loves to Work

    by Aron Ain

    WorkInspired takes leaders and managers inside Kronos’s highly admired culture and shares the surprisingly simple rules they can follow to replicate that success.

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  • Image of The Fearless Organization
    Image of The Fearless Organization

    Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth

    by Amy Edmondson

    The Fearless Organization is a practical guide for creating cultures where knowledge and innovation flourish because people feel safe to contribute their ideas.

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  • Image of Business Chemistry
    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 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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  • Image of The Optimistic Workplace
    Image of The Optimistic Workplace

    Creating an Environment That Energizes Everyone

    by Shawn Murphy

    CEO of Switch & Shift Shawn Murphy argues that our best work is the product of a positive environment. In The Optimistic Workplace, using simple strategies, he demonstrates how a people-centric focus ignites employee potential, increases innovation and catapults an organization to higher performance.

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  • Image of 12: The Elements of Great Managing
    Image of 12: The Elements of Great Managing

    by Rodd Wagner, James K. Harter

    12: The Elements of Great Managing is the long-awaited sequel to the 1999 runaway bestseller First, Break All the Rules. Grounded in Gallup's 10 million employee and manager interviews spanning 114 countries, 12 follows great managers as they harness employee engagement to turn around a failing call center, save a struggling hotel, improve patient care in a hospital, maintain production through power outages, and successfully face a host of other challenges in settings around t

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  • Image of The Soul of the Corporation
    Image of The Soul of the Corporation

    How to Manage the Identity of Your Company

    by John Kimberly, Hamid Bouchikhi

    Drawing on real-life stories from the world’s most prominent companies, The Soul of the Corporation shows how identity can be an extraordinarily valuable asset — and how, if not managed properly, it can become a huge liability. Discover how your firm’s identity is related to — and different from — its organizational culture, brand positioning and reputation. Learn how to manage the unconscious shared beliefs that give your organization coherence.

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  • Image of Break From the Pack
    Image of Break From the Pack

    How to Compete in a Copycat Economy

    by Oren Harari

    To excel in the cramped business world today, individuals and organizations must learn when to leave the herd behind and break from the pack with fresh ideas and ahead-of-the-game innovation. Harari provides a four-pronged process in Break from the Pack for moving into the lead and leaving competition behind, while providing lively examples through the “Madonna Effect” and the “Willie Nelson Principle.” In what Harari calls a “Copycat Economy,” it is essential to differentiate as well a

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