Harold Longman Award Winners

The Harold Longman Award is named for Soundview’s first editor Harold Longman, who first conceived the idea of book summaries and applied this concept to the business book field. The award is presented annually to both the publisher and the author of the

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    Image of Disciplined Dreaming

    A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity

    by Josh Linkner

    We live in an era when business cycles are measured in months, not years. The only way to sustain long term innovation and growth is through creativity — at all levels of an organization. This executive book summary of Disciplined Dreaming shows you how to create profitable new ideas, empower all your employees to be creative, and sustain your competitive advantage over the long term. Josh Linkner distills his years of experience into a 5-step process that will make creativity...

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    Proven Secrets to Getting the Most Out of Yourself and Others

    by Brian Tracy

    In How the Best Leaders Lead, Brian Tracy reveals the strategies he teaches top executives to achieve astounding results in difficult markets against determined competition. You will learn how to set clear goals and objectives for yourself and others, set priorities and focus on key tasks, solve problems faster and make better decisions, determine the ideal leadership style for any situation, motivate your people, and develop an exciting future vision for your business.

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    What <i>Really</i> Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

    by Geoff Colvin

    What’s the real solution to the mystery of high performance? According to distinguished journalist Geoff Colvin, what really makes all the difference is a highly specific kind of effort, what he calls “deliberate practice.” It’s difficult. It hurts. But more of it equals better performance. Tons of it equals great performance.

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    How Successful People Become Even More Successful

    by Marshall Goldsmith

    The corporate world is full of intelligent and skilled executives, but few will ever reach the top and, according to Goldsmith, subtle nuances make the difference.

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    Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization

    by John C. Maxwell

    According to leadership expert John Maxwell, you can learn to develop your influence from wherever you are in the organization by becoming a 360-degree leader. You can learn to lead up, lead across and lead down. He writes that only 360-degree leaders influence people at every level of the organization, and by helping others, they help themselves. In The 360 Degree Leader, Maxwell explains that becoming a 360-degree leader is within the reach of anyone who possesses average or better...

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    From Effectiveness to Greatness

    by Stephen R. Covey

    For individuals and organizations, excellence is no longer merely an option — survival requires it. But to thrive, excel and lead in our Knowledge Worker Age, we must move beyond effectiveness to greatness. Leadership guru Stephen Covey writes that accessing a higher level of human genius and motivation requires a sea change in thinking: a new mind-set and skill set — in short, an additional habit to those featured in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

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    Image of Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?

    Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround

    by Louis Gerstner Jr.

    The visionary former chairman and CEO of IBM gives his detailed, insider account of the now-legendary turnaround at the giant computer company. Among the lessons you will learn: If it’s broken, fix it; if it’s not broken, fix it anyway.

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