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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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    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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    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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    Successful Strategies for Capturing the Internet Advantage

    by J Russell Gates, Douglas Armstrong, Jonathan Rosenoer

    The authors identify and explain eight "value propositions" that companies can offer their customers through the web: information, choice, convenience, customization, savings, community, entertainment and trust. In-depth case studies show how companies are offering these value propositions.

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    The Challenges of Sustaining Momentum in a Learning Organization

    by Charlotte Roberts, Peter Senge, Bryan Smith, Richard Ross, George Roth, Art Kleiner

    In a follow-up to their seminal book, The Fifth Discipline, Senge and his team show companies how to overcome the ten challenges that undermine a company's attempt to change and become a learning organization. One example: the challenge of diffusion, or a company's inability to diffuse knowledge throughout the organization.

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    Image of The Manager's Balancing Act

    by Florence Stone

    The "act" is trying to balance traditional methods with new management theories. Solid advice will keep you from stumbling.

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    Image of The Living Company

    by Arie DeGeus

    Learn what characteristics will promise longevity for your firm. De Geus found out, and his findings could add decades to the life of your corporation. Valuable for planning.

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    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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