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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 Five Dysfunctions of a Team
    Image of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

    A Leadership Fable

    by Patrick Lencioni

    In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, bestselling business author Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership powerful and instructive leadership fable. Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions that go to the very heart of why teams –– even the best ones –– often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team.

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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 Game-Changer
    Image of Game-Changer

    Game Theory and the Art of Transforming Strategic Situations

    by David McAdams

    Game-Changer develops six basic ways to change games—commitment, regulation, cartelization, retaliation, trust, and relationships—enlivened by countless colorful characters and unforgettable examples from the worlds of business, medicine, finance, military history, crime, sports, and more.

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  • Image of Taking People with You
    Image of Taking People with You

    The Only Way to Make BIG Things Happen

    by David Novak

    There are countless leadership books, but how many will actually help a Taco Bell shift manager, a Fortune 500 CEO, a new entrepreneur, or anyone in between? David Novak's new book Taking People with You will. Novak knows that managers and leaders can make things happen by one skill: getting people on their side. He offers a step-by-step guide to setting big goals, getting people to work together, blowing past your targets, and celebrating after you shock the skeptics. And then doing...

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  • Image of Breaking the Fear Barrier
    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
    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 Tough Management
    Image of Tough Management

    The 7 Ways to Make Tough Decisions Easier, Deliver the Numbers, and Grow Business in Good Times and Bad

    by Chuck Martin

    Faced with shrinking budgets, smaller staffs, shorter deadlines, more demanding customers and an unrelenting call for innovation and growth, many executives need a fresh, bottom-line approach designed for what really works in today’s business environment. This new approach is what business strategist and CEO of NFI Research Chuck Martin offers in Tough Management. Based on more than two years of surveys of more than 2,000 senior executives and managers, this summary provides managers wi

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  • Image of The Quest For Global Dominance
    Image of The Quest For Global Dominance

    Transforming Global Presence into Global Competitive Advantage

    by Vijay Govindarajan, Anil K. Gupta

    Worldwide market opportunities are available and the authors say that establishing a global presence is not enough. Describing how a global mindset is necessary to rethink who target customers are and what value should be delivered to them, The Quest for Global Dominance explains howcompanies can identify and develop the opportunities for value creation to gain competitive advantage.

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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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