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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 Encouraging the Heart

    A Leader's Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others

    by James Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner

    Encouraging the Heart is about the principles and practices that support the basic human need to be appreciated for who we are and what we do. It is not about glad-handing, back-slapping, gold stars and pay-offs. It's about the importance of linking rewards and appreciation to standards of excellence. Encouraging the Heart has its origins in Jim Kouzes's and Barry Posner's research on the practices of individuals functioning at their personal best as leaders. They have consiste

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    The 10 Essential Laws of Supply Chain Risk Management

    by Gary S. Lynch

    In Single Point of Failure, internationally recognized industry veteran Gary Lynch reveals the 10 vital laws you can use to successfully identify, measure, mitigate and finance risk. Lynch offers guidance for establishing your organization's supply risk management program, avoiding bad decisions and gathering better information and data to make good decisions. You need to learn the root causes of problems and decide whether you have the proper systems in place to mitigate risk. Addressi

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  • Image of Make Their Day!
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    Employee Recognition That Works

    by Cindy Ventrice

    Make Their Day! zeroes in on what you — the manager, supervisor or team leader — can do to truly make your employees feel valued. It lays out proven recognition tactics that will provide a genuine, lasting boost for your business. Author Cindy Ventrice also demonstrates that integrating the intangible rewards people crave — praise, thanks, opportunity and respect — into the daily routine is far more effective than typical recognition awards, events, perks and pri

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  • Image of Nudge
    Image of Nudge

    Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

    by Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein

    Every day, we make decisions. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. Nudge invites us to explore how we make those decisions and how we can be led to make better ones. Drawing on decades of cutting-edge behavioral science research, Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein offer an insightful new perspective on how to improve the decisions we make in everything we do. They demonstrate how thoughtful, choice architecture can be established to nudge us in beneficial directions. Nudge

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  • Image of Mean Business
    Image of Mean Business

    by Albert Dunlap

    Dunlap, head of Sunbeam Corporation, shows how he transformed Scott Paper from a money-losing, lackluster organization into a vibrant market leader. Tips abound – on strategy, cost cutting, out-sourcing, and getting ahead on the job. A great “here’s how I did it” summary.

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    Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance

    by Michael Porter

    Don't miss these six basics of manufacturing strategy. This is an area too often overlooked when a firm's business strategy is being shaped.

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  • Image of The Change Masters
    Image of The Change Masters

    by Rosabeth Moss Kanter

    Have trouble adapting to organizational changes? This summary, aimed at corporate officials, shows how changes are necessary — and can be profitable.

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