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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    by Robert Hargrove

    Collaboration -- forming teams in a workplace -- can be unproductive by dampening the creative efforts of team members. Hargrove tells how to avoid this. It calls for sharing goals and using lateral, not hierarchical leadership.

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    Preparing for the Age of the Never Satisfied Customer

    by Regis McKenna

    The world is changing. The new interactive technologies have compressed the amount of time it takes to get information, make decisions, and take action. We have reset our clocks to run on real time. This book will prepare you for the profound marketing adjustments these changes demand of your firm in such diverse areas as training employees, satisfying customers by helping them serve themselves, and establishing partnerships with them. Learn from this or fall behind.

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    The Ten Key Management Issues of the Information Age

    by Tony Hope, Jeremy Hope

    Prepare for the emerging information age (that's the Third Wave) with these ten key management approaches ranging from knowledge management to employee productivity. Here are practical methods to use when competing as the rules undergo drastic changes.

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