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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 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 Manager Redefined
    Image of Manager Redefined

    The Competitive Advantage in the Middle of Your Organization

    by Thomas H. Davenport

    In Manager Redefined, Tom Davenport and Stephen Harding explains that managers must build human capital and create employee engagement by managing them almost not at all. The authors view supervisors and managers as centers of insight and influence, underappreciated in many organizations, but endowed nevertheless with the potential to make dramatic contributions to enterprise success. They urge companies to think of their managers as potential sources of competitive advantage.

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  • Image of Seduced by Success
    Image of Seduced by Success

    How the Best Companies Survive the 9 Traps of Winning

    by Robert J. Herbold

    Don't let success put your company on the road to ruin. People and entire companies can easily fall into the trappings of success. Robert Herbold wrote Seduced by Success in an effort to help individuals and organizations become successful and stay successful. This summary will show you how to look past your current success or stability and constantly probe for new and better ideas and ways to do things.

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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 Driving Change
    Image of Driving Change

    The UPS Approach to Business

    by Mike Brewster, Frederick Dalzell

    We see them everywhere –– those brown trucks delivering their share of 14 million parcels handled daily. To most people, UPS is a reliable fact of life. But to well-informed businesspeople, Big Brown is a company to emulate.

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  • Image of Boeing Versus Airbus
    Image of Boeing Versus Airbus

    The Inside Story of the Greatest International Competition in Business

    by John Newhouse

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Twenty-five years ago John Newhouse's book The Sporty Game examined the high-stakes business environment that exists in the manufacturing and selling of large commercial aircraft, commonly referred to as LCAs. A quarter of a century later, that book is considered a classic about the airplane business. Now, in Boeing Versus Airbus, Newhouse focuses his sights on the intense competition between the world's two largest manufacturers of passenger airplanes.

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  • Image of Jack Welch and the GE Way
    Image of Jack Welch and the GE Way

    Management Insights and Leadership Secrets of the Legendary CEO

    by Robert Slater

    Jack Welch gets the credit, as CEO, for the booming success of General Electric since 1981. How did he do it? This summary describes it in detail, his role as a leader, the way he stripped the company of its weighty bureaucracy, and, perhaps most important, how he found the ideas that spurred the company's growth. Engrossing reading for leaders and would-be leaders.

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  • Image of Leading at the Edge of Chaos
    Image of Leading at the Edge of Chaos

    How to Create the Nimble Organization

    by Daryl Conner

    Manage the inevitability of change by becoming a nimble organization, advises the author, the president and CEO of a research-based consulting firm. In this summary Conner builds on the foundation established in his first book, Managing at the Speed of Change, to help organizations and their employees recognize and successfully face the today’s flood of change.

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  • Image of Responsible Managers Get Results
    Image of Responsible Managers Get Results

    How the Best Find Solutions - Not Excuses

    by Gerald Faust, Will Phillips, Richard Lyles

    Recognize that you are responsible for something and responsible to somebody. And you are responsible for results, not just tasks and activities. Understand this and you're on your way to getting results.

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