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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 Relationship Economics
    Image of Relationship Economics

    Transform Your Most Valuable Business Contacts Into Personal and Professional Success

    by David Nour

    Based on David Nour’s global speaking and consulting engagements, Relationship Economics reveals that success comes from investing in people for extraordinary returns. Three major types of relationships are explained –– personal, functional and strategic –– including how to focus on each to fuel enterprise growth. Nour introduces new concepts in relationship management that can increase your ability to turn valuable business contacts into personal and professional success.

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  • Image of The Fearless Front Line
    Image of The Fearless Front Line

    The Key to Liberating Leaders to Improve

    by Ray Attiyah

    The Fearless Front Line is a call to action for leaders to set a standard of fearlessness where their frontline workers take pride in and take ownership of their critical roles. This, in turn, frees leaders to focus on the big-picture, bold strategies that can improve and grow the business. Ray Attiyah’s proven Run-Improve-Grow model for continuous improvement will stimulate a culture of consistent growth and constant innovation.

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  • Image of The 3rd Alternative
    Image of The 3rd Alternative

    Solving Life's Most Difficult Problems

    by Stephen R. Covey

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Conflict resolution has traditionally involved "meeting in the middle," a "lose - lose" situation in which both sides give up something important to find a solution. In his latest book, legendary management consultant Stephen R. Covey teaches you about the 3rd Alternative, a solution in which no one gives up anything and all sides share in the "win."

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  • Image of Good Company
    Image of Good Company

    Business Success in the Worthiness Era

    by Larry Costello, Ed Frauenheim, Laurie Bassi, Dan McMurrer

    Laurie Bassi and her coauthors show that despite the dispiriting headlines, we are entering what they coin the "Worthiness Era." And in it, the good guys are poised to win. Across the globe, people are choosing the companies in their lives in the same way they choose the guests they invite into their homes. They are demanding that companies be "good company." The authors created the Good Company Index to look at Fortune 100 companies' records as employers, sellers and...

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  • Image of The Invisible Spotlight
    Image of The Invisible Spotlight

    Why Managers Can't Hide

    by Doug Katz, Craig Wasserman

    Based on four decades of experience as management consultants, Wasserman and Katz make a compelling argument that all managers work in the heat of an invisible spotlight where their every word and deed are scrutinized by employees. Remarkably, most employees are unaware of this reality. The authors tell illuminating stories from the trenches about management successes and misadventures that offer a fresh, practical perspective on building sound management relationships.

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  • Image of Hot Groups
    Image of Hot Groups

    Seeding Them, Feeding Them, and Using Them to Ignite Your Organization

    by Jean Lipman-Blumen, Harold Leavitt

    Different from teams, focus groups, or committees, hot groups are small, passionate, creative groups of individuals who come together to focus obsessively on a certain task, then flame out never to be seen again once the task is complete. The authors show what hot groups can do for your organization.

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  • Image of Rewards that Drive High Performance
    Image of Rewards that Drive High Performance

    Success Stories from Leading Organizations

    by Thomas Wilson

    Case studies of companies who used compensation and reward systems to achieve their organizational goals -- from putting employees first at Starbucks to building an entrepreneurial spirit at Southwest Airlines.

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  • Image of Saving Big Blue
    Image of Saving Big Blue

    Leadership Lessons and Turnaround Tactics of IBM's Lou Gerstner

    by Robert Slater

    Having explained Jack Welch and the GE Way in his previous best-seller, Slater now turns his attention to Louis V. Gerstner, who saved the floundering IBM by focusing on customers and demanding high performance from his managers and employees. Full of key leadership lessons for managing a turnaround.

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  • Image of In Praise of Good Business
    Image of In Praise of Good Business

    How Optimizing Risk Rewards Both Your Bottom Line and Your People

    by Judith Bardwick

    Here's a bold approach to boosting employee productivity by motivating them to take risks and accept accountability, even in a time of layoffs. The results, this noted business author promises, are healthier employees and record profits.

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