Business Book Summaries: Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/ Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:00:22 -0500 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:10:23 -0500 Leading the Unleadable http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-unleadable <div>Author: Willett, Alan</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders are responsible for maintaining order and civility among their ranks. While some choose the perfunctory role of holding the line and causing no harm, others forge ahead by leading energetic, well-provisioned...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading the Malcolm Baldrige Way http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-malcolm-baldrige-way <div>Author: Kendall, Kay | Bodinson, Glenn</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is the gold standard to which leaders in the public and private sectors aspire. In <strong>Leading the Malcolm Baldrige Way</strong>, sought-after Baldrige consultants Kay...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Perfect Mix http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/perfect-mix <div>Author: Rothberg, PHD, Helen</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The attributes people need to succeed as managers are not the same as those necessary to excel as leaders. In <strong>The Perfect Mix</strong>, Dr. Helen Rothberg shares how her work as a bartender set the stage for...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership Matters http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-matters <div>Author: Pich, David | Messenger, Ann</div> <div>Publisher: Major Street Publishing Pty Ltd</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today’s businesses are complex, and strong leadership skills are more important than ever before. In <strong>Leadership Matters</strong>, David Pich and Ann Messenger have collaborated with a team of experts to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Mindfulness Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mindfulness-edge <div>Author: Tenney, Matt | Gard, Tim</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many leaders agree that success and failure originate in the mind, yet most admit that they do not spend any time intentionally training their minds to function more effectively. In <strong>The Mindfulness Edge...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership 7 Lenses http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/7-lenses <div>Author: Thornton, Linda Fisher</div> <div>Publisher: Leading in Context LLC</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While companies and their leaders generally support the concept of ethical leadership, they often differ greatly in how they define it. This is because ethical leadership is interpreted through many different lenses....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership How to Lead a Quest http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-lead-quest <div>Author: Fox, Dr. Jason</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today’s business environment is highly dynamic, making anticipating the future more complicated than ever. Market shifts can catch organizations off guard and lead to lasting problems. In <strong>How to Lead a Quest...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Real Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/real-leadership <div>Author: Addison, John</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While wealth and technological knowledge are valuable commodities, according to John Addison, leadership based on authentic concern and respect for others is the most precious resource in the world. In<strong> Real...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Human Way http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/human-way <div>Author: Odell, Kelly</div> <div>Publisher: LID Publishing Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>After many years of study, reflection, and practical experience as a manager, Kelly Odell identified 10 essential elements of successful leadership. These factors transcend varying organizational cultures and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading with Strategic Thinking http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-strategic-thinking <div>Author: Olson, Aaron K. | Simerson, B.Keith</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s disruptive business environment, strategic thinking and leadership are vital to any organization’s success. Leaders who effectively integrate the two elements can overcome the demands of their environments...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Small Acts of Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/small-acts-leadership <div>Author: Hunter, G.Shawn</div> <div>Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Small Acts of Leadership</strong>, G. Shawn Hunter outlines 12 seemingly small behaviors that can have a big impact on a person’s path to successful leadership. Small, incremental changes are superior to big...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Serving Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/serving-leader-0 <div>Author: Jennings, Kenneth R. | Stahl-Wert, John</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Serving Leader</strong> by Kenneth R. Jennings and John Stahl-Wert showcases the powerful yet paradoxical method of achieving greatness by serving others. They intertwine tales of an estranged son and his...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership 20 Minute Manager: Leading Virtual Teams http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/20-minute-manager-leading-virtual-teams <div>Author: Review Press, Harvard Business</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation title <strong>20 Minute Manager: Leading Virtual Teams</strong> aims to help managers of remote groups succeed from afar. Virtual teams can present a unique set of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Smart Tribes http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/smart-tribes <div>Author: Comaford, Christine</div> <div>Publisher: The Penguin Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders approach Christine Comaford wanting three things from their teams: increased performance, increased innovation, and increased emotional engagement in the face of change or growth. Comaford believes that the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading with Character & Competence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-character-competence <div>Author: Clark, Timothy R.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As leadership consultant and CEO Timothy R. Clark observes in <strong>Leading with Character & Competence</strong>, real leadership does not rely on charisma, seniority, or power alone. Instead, true leadership...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Engaged Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/engaged-leader <div>Author: Li, Charlene</div> <div>Publisher: Wharton Digital Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>To connect with an increasingly global—and mobile—workforce, leaders must use digital tools. As an adviser to many top global companies, Charlene Li has spent a considerable amount of time designing tools that help...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Mastering Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mastering-leadership <div>Author: Anderson, Robert J. | Adams, William A.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Despite the fact that it has been proven to directly contribute to business performance, few organizations prioritize developing leadership effectiveness. In <strong>Mastering Leadership</strong>, consultants Robert J...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Leadership Contract http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-contract-0 <div>Author: Molinaro, Vince</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Leadership Contract</strong>, Vince Molinaro provides solutions to the problems of unaccountable leadership. He articulates the ways in which responsible leadership can create a successful and enduring...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership 4D Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/4d-leadership <div>Author: Watkins, Dr. Alan</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Business leaders often become “human doings” rather than “human beings,” ignoring the inner landscapes that inform their decisions. In <strong>4D Leadership</strong>, Dr. Alan Watkins presents the Enlightened...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Leadership Campaign http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-campaign <div>Author: Miller, Scott | Morey, David</div> <div>Publisher: </div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Leadership Campaign</strong>, political and business consultants Scott Miller and David Morey describe how prospective business leaders can apply insurgent strategies used in political campaigns to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Mission Control http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mission-control <div>Author: Downey, Liana</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Why do some leaders manage to change the world while others do not? The answer lies in their focus on achieving their goals and their ability to be something to someone rather than everything to everyone. World-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Art and Adventure of Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/art-and-adventure-leadership <div>Author: Bennis, Warren | Sample, Steven B. | Asghar, Rob</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While many professionals have the ambition and desire to lead, not all should take on leadership roles. Many workers are not up to the duties, responsibilities, or hardships required. When the wrong people are in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership All the Leader You Can Be http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/all-leader-you-can-be <div>Author: Bates, Suzanne</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Executive presence is a sometimes nebulous concept that people define with phrases such as “able to command a room” or “gravitas.” In <strong>All the Leader You Can Be</strong>, Suzanne Bates explains how her CEO...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Contagious Culture http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/contagious-culture <div>Author: Cavanaugh, Anese</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>People often think they succeed based on their abilities alone, but their intention, energy, and presence can have a significant impact on their careers, transforming them into leaders people want to follow rather than...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Turn the Ship Around! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/turn-ship-around <div>Author: Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired), L. David Marquest</div> <div>Publisher: Penguin Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s complex and competitive business environment, people are becoming frustrated by leadership models that divide them into leaders and followers. In <strong>Turn the Ship Around!</strong>, retired U.S. Navy...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Pivot Points http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/pivot-points-0 <div>Author: Tang Peters, Julia</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Pivot Points</strong>, Julia Tang Peters explores the five pivotal decisions that nearly all professionals must make during their careers. These pivot points lead some to success and others to failure, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Superbosses http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/superbosses <div>Author: Finkelstein, Sydney</div> <div>Publisher: Penguin Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>There are a few lucky people in the world today who have been managed and mentored by excellent bosses. These bosses motivate, coach, and inspire employees in consistent but unconventional ways. Sydney Finkelstein...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The 10 Laws of Trust http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/10-laws-trust <div>Author: Peterson, Joel | Kaplan, David A.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In <strong>The 10 Laws of Trust</strong>, Joel Peterson examines the importance of trust in the corporate world and beyond. He presents 10 easily followed concepts to building, maintaining, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Becoming the Best http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/becoming-best <div>Author: Jansen Kraemer Jr., Harry M.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>Becoming the Best</strong>, Harry M. Jansen Kraemer Jr. outlines the traits of today's most effective leaders. He explains that values-based leadership is built on four key...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership What You Really Need to Lead http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-you-really-need-lead <div>Author: Steven Kaplan, Robert</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business Review Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>What You Really Need to Lead</strong>, Robert Steven Kaplan explains that leadership is a lifelong process, and individuals must continuously develop the convictions and actions that will hone their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The McKinsey Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mckinsey-edge <div>Author: Hattori, Shu</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Formerly an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, Shu Hattori studied the habits and performance of leaders he worked with while at the firm, seeking insight into what led to their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leaders Don’t Command http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leaders-dont-command <div>Author: Cuervo, Jorge</div> <div>Publisher: ATD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">A boss is not always a leader. In fact, the term "boss" is often associated with someone who simply tells his or her employees what they have to do. A "leader," conversely, puts his or her ego...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Unconventional Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/unconventional-leadership <div>Author: Schlichting, Nancy M.</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>Unconventional Leadership</strong>, Nancy Schlichting traces her journey as the CEO of the Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in Detroit, Michigan. She realized early on that there...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Digital to the Core http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/digital-core <div>Author: Raskino, Mark | Waller, Graham</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Digital technology is upending entire industries within a very short time, and there is considerably more change to come. In&nbsp;<strong>Digital to the Core</strong>, Mark Raskino and Graham...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Doing the Right Things Right http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/doing-right-things-right <div>Author: Stack, Laura</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Doing the Right Things Right</strong>, Laura Stack builds on the iconic book by Peter F. Drucker, <em>The Effective Executive</em>, which has been a staple in the business world for decades. Her...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Tune In to WOW Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/tune-wow-leadership <div>Author: Staak, Sheri</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>Tune In to WOW Leadership</strong>, Sheri Staak draws on specific episodes and characters from popular TV shows in American history to provide readers with a step-by-step guide to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership All Hands on Deck http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/all-hands-deck <div>Author: Boni, Peter J.</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>All Hands on Deck</strong>, Peter J. Boni articulates a 12-step process to help executives and managers navigate their teams through crises and emerge victorious. Boni recounts...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership What Great Service Leaders Know & Do http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-great-service-leaders-know-do <div>Author: Heskett, James L. | Sasser, Jr., W. Earl | Schlesinger, Leonard A.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>What Great Service Leaders Know & Do</strong>, James L. Heskett, W. Earl Sasser Jr., and Leonard A. Schlesinger leverage their extensive research and personal experience at...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Reconnected Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/reconnected-leader <div>Author: Pickavance, Norman</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>The Reconnected Leader</strong>, Norman Pickavance examines the instability of the business world caused by the lack of trust that exists between business and society. He...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Elephant in the Boardroom http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/elephant-boardroom-0 <div>Author: Papke, Edgar</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>The Elephant in the Boardroom</strong>, award-winning speaker and author Edgar Papke explores the relationship between conflict and leadership. He explains that conflict is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Return on Character http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/return-character <div>Author: Kiel, Fred</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>Return on Character</strong>, Fred Kiel provides evidence that the character of leaders has a direct impact on the success of their organizations. Between 2006 and 2013, Kiel...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Primed to Perform http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/primed-perform <div>Author: Doshi, Neel | McGregor, Lindsay</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Culture is a significant source of competitive advantage for companies. However, many organizations are unsure how to create authentic, high-performing cultures. In&nbsp;<strong>Primed to Perform...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership A Higher Standard http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/higher-standard <div>Author: Dunwoody, General Ann</div> <div>Publisher: Da Capo Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">General Ann Dunwoody rose through the ranks of the U.S. Army to become its first female four-star general. Along the way, she learned what it meant to soak up wisdom from her mentors and how to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Coherence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/coherence <div>Author: Watkins, Dr. Alan</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Business leaders face incredible challenges on a daily basis, each taking its toll on their energy levels and ability to respond and react positively. In&nbsp;<strong>Coherence</strong>, Dr. Alan...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Wolf in CIO’s Clothing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/wolf-cios-clothing <div>Author: Nunno, Tina</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As Tina Nunno explains in <strong>The Wolf in CIO’s Clothing</strong>, many CIOs turn to technology to creatively and strategically achieve a competitive advantage, and they want IT leaders who will lead aggressively...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Responsible Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/responsible-leader <div>Author: Richardson, Tim</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">As Tim Richardson explains in&nbsp;<strong>The Responsible Leader</strong>, responsible leadership is the best approach to successfully leading in today's changing world. The&nbsp;<em>responsible...</em></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Breaking Through “Bitch” http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/breaking-through-bitch <div>Author: Mitchell, Carol Vallone</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Breaking Through “Bitch,”</strong> Carol Vallone Mitchell examines why and how women must lead differently than men in today’s business climate by “feminizing” leadership competencies. She outlines a nine-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Fear-Free Organization http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fear-free-organization <div>Author: Brown, Paul | Kingsley, Joan | Paterson, Sue</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Common workplace fears—missing a deadline, being criticized in public, being fired—tend to influence people’s behavior at work more than enthusiasm, empathy, trust, or joy. The prevalence of fear and its widespread use...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership What You Aren’t Seeing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-you-arent-seeing <div>Author: Sweeney, Patrick</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>What You Aren’t Seeing</strong>, Patrick Sweeney shares the story of Herb Greenberg, founder of the global management consulting firm Caliper. Despite losing his sight at the age of 10, Greenberg never lost...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Mindset of Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mindset-success <div>Author: Owen, Jo</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Mindset of Success</strong>, Jo Owen draws on extensive experience and research to identify exceptionally successful leaders at all levels and determine what makes them different. Exceptional leaders do...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership First, Fast, Fearless http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/first-fast-fearless <div>Author: Hiner, Brian “Iron Ed"</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">The war on terror, prominent during the events surrounding 9/11, revealed stories of heroism by the military-- especially the Navy SEALs, who are known for being mentally and physically tough. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Lead Inside the Box http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lead-inside-box <div>Author: Prince, Victor | Figliuolo, Mike</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders at all levels can benefit from a plan that helps them be more efficient with their time while also building a strong team. In <strong>Lead Inside the Box</strong>, Victor Prince and Mike Figliuolo present the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Winning with Accountability http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/winning-accountability <div>Author: Evans, Henry J.</div> <div>Publisher: CornerStone Leadership Institute</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Winning with Accountability</strong>, Henry J. Evans defines accountability as a positive force that is necessary for company success, rather than a punitive action that occurs after things have gone wrong....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Executive Presence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/executive-presence-0 <div>Author: Hewlett, Sylvia Ann</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Executive Presence</strong> by Sylvia Ann Hewlett is a guide for leaders seeking to achieve the top level of success in their respective fields. While actual talent, training, and proven abilities are important...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Your Leadership Story http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/your-leadership-story <div>Author: Tobin, Timothy J.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Your Leadership Story</strong>, Timothy J. Tobin helps leaders have a positive effect on the people they lead by making deeper and stronger emotional connections with them. Tobin uses his expertise in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Social Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/social-leader <div>Author: Guglielmo, Frank | Palsule, Sudhanshu</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Communication changed dramatically with the birth of the Internet, an event that marked the beginning of the Social Age and created a dividing line between those who grew up before and after that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Lean CEO http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lean-ceo <div>Author: Stoller, Jacob</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The global Lean movement has emerged as one of the most promising developments in modern business. In all sectors, the Lean approach is helping organizations do more with less. In <strong>The Lean CEO</strong>, Jacob...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Dare to Serve http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dare-serve <div>Author: Bachelder, Cheryl</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Dare to Serve</strong> by Cheryl Bachelder focuses on servant leadership, which puts the needs of others ahead of the needs of leaders. Bachelder outlines the thinking behind this concept, detailing how...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership 60-Minute CEO http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/60-minute-ceo <div>Author: Cross, Dick</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">A CEO is the single, most powerful force in an organization, but that force is diminished when the CEO uses outdated ways of running the business. CEOs are most impactful when they focus their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Power of Project Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-project-leadership <div>Author: Madsen, Susanne</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Strategic initiatives and projects notoriously have poor rates of success despite major progress in project management techniques and technology. High failure rates are largely due to the increasing intricacy of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading on Purpose http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-purpose <div>Author: Thomas, Timothy I. | Tilden, Charles “Rip”</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many businesspeople today grasp the intricacies of their industries, but they fall short in knowing how to lead their people to get their jobs done effectively. In <strong>Leading on Purpose</strong>, Timothy I. Thomas...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Attacker’s Advantage http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/attacker%E2%80%99s-advantage <div>Author: Charan, Ram</div> <div>Publisher: PublicAffairs</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>The Attacker's Advantage</strong>, Ram Charan provides a comprehensive and impactful assessment of the capabilities necessary to succeed in this new era of dynamic change and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Front-Line Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/front-line-leader <div>Author: Van Gorder, Chris</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Front-Line Leader</strong>, Chris Van Gorder uses his vast wealth of experience as president and CEO of Scripps Health to highlight the importance of leadership from the front lines. He shares firsthand...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership for a Fractured World http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fractured-world <div>Author: Williams, Dean</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Although technology can break down boundaries and increase the ability of people to connect, fractures remain in the ways people relate to one another.&nbsp;<em>Fractures&nbsp;</em>are breakdowns...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership No-Drama Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/no-drama-leadership <div>Author: Chism, Marlene</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">A lack of leadership results in problematic work behaviors, such as poor performance and absenteeism. Unless supervisors take responsibility for good workplace relationships, their companies'...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Moxie http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/moxie <div>Author: Baldoni, John</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Bold, gutsy leaders have something that sets them apart from the pack--a certain&nbsp;<em>je ne sais quoi&nbsp;</em>that can be summed up as moxie. This word refers to a sense of inner toughness...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Naked CEO http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/naked-ceo <div>Author: Malley, Alex</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Who would have thought a successful leadership career would stem from a high school suspension. But that is what happened for Alex Malley. His school suspension is just one experience in a line...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work . . . and What Does http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-motivating-people-doesn%E2%80%99t-work-and-what-does <div>Author: Fowler, Susan</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Inspiring and motivating people are key aspects of leadership that are as critical as they are elusive. Leaders struggle to find ways to keep their people engaged and performing at their best, and this is largely...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership How Successful People Lead http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-successful-people-lead <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Hachette Book Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Leading people well is the key to success in the workplace and in life, but many aspiring leaders are unsure how to develop the necessary skills. In&nbsp;<strong>How Successful People Lead...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Enlightened Organization http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/enlightened-organization <div>Author: Berney, Catherine</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>By understanding the mental, emotional, and environmental forces that shape their organizations, leaders can make better business choices. In <strong>The Enlightened Organization</strong>, Catherine Berney taps into...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Above the Line http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/above-line <div>Author: Henderson, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Culture plays a significant role in a company’s overall performance. While people’s behaviors and attitudes vary based on how they may feel on a given day, organizations aim for consistency and logic. When employees...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Hidden Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hidden-leader <div>Author: Edinger, Scott K. | Sain, Laurie</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leadership is everywhere and can come from anyone; organizations just need to know where to look. This is the premise behind <strong>The Hidden Leader</strong> by Scott K. Edinger and Laurie Sain. Every business has...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Rising to Power http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rising-power <div>Author: Carucci, Ron A. | Hansen, Eric C.</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Rising to Power</strong> by Ron A. Carucci and Eric C. Hansen provides a handbook for executives who aspire to greatness. The authors argue that exceptional executives often face many of the same obstacles and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Unfinished Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/unfinished-leader <div>Author: Dotlich, David L. | Cairo, Peter C. | Cowan, Cade</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today’s business calls for more than just CEOs and managers with fancy offices and impressive résumés. In <strong>The Unfinished Leader</strong>, David L. Dotlich, Peter C. Cairo, and Cade Cowan provide a complete and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Total Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/total-leadership <div>Author: Friedman, Stewart D.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Total Leadership</strong>, Stewart D. Friedman argues that the most effective leaders are not workaholics but people who balance the different domains of their lives well: work, family, community, and self....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Actionable Intelligence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/actionable-intelligence <div>Author: Carter, Keith B. | Farmer, Donald | Siegel, Clifford</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders yearn for valuable information to help them assess risks and analyze opportunities quickly and efficiently. Businesses are fed large amounts of information for their operations, but they typically lack a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Seven Disciplines of a Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/seven-disciplines-leader <div>Author: Wolf, Jeff | Shelton, Ken</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders make or break organizations. To help organizations succeed, Jeff Wolf and Ken Shelton have condensed Wolf’s Leadership Development Program into their book, <strong>Seven Disciplines of a Leader</strong>. It is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Courage to Take Command http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/courage-take-command <div>Author: Morgenthaler, Jill U.S. Army Colonel (Ret.)</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Courage to Take Command</strong>, Colonel Jill Morgenthaler applies universal principles of leadership to daily situations that leaders encounter at work. She focuses on developing strategies for self-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Power Through Partnership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-through-partnership <div>Author: Polk, Betsy | Chotas, Maggie Ellis</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Female partnerships can transform business through the application of flexibility, mutual support, and accountability. Because women understand that happiness and joy are core goals in a partnership, the power of women...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Jumpstart Your Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/jumpstart-your-leadership <div>Author: Doyle, Shawn</div> <div>Publisher: Sound Wisdom</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Jumpstart Your Leadership</strong>, Shawn Doyle summarizes 10 key principles that will help current leaders become better leaders and help future leaders get a head start on techniques they will need to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership Mastery http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-mastery <div>Author: Training, Dale Carnegie</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Leadership Mastery</strong> presents more than a theoretical or intellectual understanding of leadership. Its goal is to teach people what excellent leaders have done to prosper in good times and survive in bad...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leaders First http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leaders-first <div>Author: Morton, Gene</div> <div>Publisher: Accelerated Solutions, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Leaders First</strong>, Gene Morton tells the story of a fictitious construction company as it makes the challenging transition from its entrepreneurial roots to a professionally managed organization. Using...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Boards That Excel http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/boards-excel <div>Author: White, B. Joseph</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Decisions made in boardrooms have broad consequences for management, investors, employees, and other stakeholders who rely on the directors to be efficient, responsible stewards of the organization. In <strong>Boards...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership 10 Virtues of Outstanding Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/10-virtues-outstanding-leaders <div>Author: Gini, Al | Green, Ronald M.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>10 Virtues of Outstanding Leaders</strong>, Al Gini and Ronald M. Green identify and define 10 particular virtues that the most successful leaders have. The authors combine lessons they have gleaned from...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Secret http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/secret <div>Author: Blanchard, Ken | Miller, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Written in the style of fiction, <strong>The Secret </strong>follows the story of Debbie Brewster as she tries to diagnose the troubles of her team. Recently appointed to her leadership position, Debbie finds herself...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Confidence Code http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/confidence-code <div>Author: Kay, Katty | Shipman, Claire</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Confidence is essential to professional success. However, for so many educated and ambitious women, confidence remains both enigmatic and just out of reach. In <strong>The Confidence Code</strong>, journalists Katty...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Behind Every Good Decision http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/behind-every-good-decision <div>Author: Jain, Piyanka | Sharma, Puneet</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Business decisions made without the proper data analysis can be catastrophic. The key word is “analysis.” Businesses often use data to make decisions, but do not take the time or effort to move through a structured...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Engaged Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/engaged-leadership <div>Author: Swindall, Clint</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Employee disengagement undoubtedly exists today, although productivity is high by historical standards. Employees may seem more engaged in their work, but they may also be working hard out of fear of job loss or just...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The CEO Difference http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ceo-difference <div>Author: Benton, D A.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The most important concept in career success is differentiating oneself from the crowd. That concept can be broken down further into three parts: thinking, presentation, and action. In <strong>The CEO Difference...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Uplifting Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/uplifting-leadership <div>Author: Hargreaves, Andy | Boyle, Alan | Harris, Alma</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>How do start-ups with next to no resources succeed and sustain success? How do major corporations bounce back after several years in the red? What does it take to transform a country on the brink of economic...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Winning from Within http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/winning-within <div>Author: Fox, Erica Ariel</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Winning from Within</strong> provides a road map to aid readers in understanding their inner landscapes and develop more agility to access all their intrinsic leadership characteristics. It provides a seven-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leaders Open Doors http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leaders-open-doors <div>Author: Treasurer, Bill</div> <div>Publisher: ATD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Leaders Open Doors</strong>, Bill Treasurer defines leadership as the responsibility for seeing or creating opportunities for people that will benefit employees, leaders, their organizations, and society....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Uncommon Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/uncommon-leadership <div>Author: Higson, Phil | Sturgess, Anthony</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Phil Higson and Anthony Sturgess believe that what is known about good leadership is not commonly practiced. They have written <strong>Uncommon Leadership </strong>to help bring effective leadership practices out of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading Apple with Steve Jobs http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-apple-steve-jobs <div>Author: Elliot, Jay</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Jay Elliot, a former senior vice president at Apple, worked hand in hand with Steve Jobs for many years. This close working relationship provided him with many insights into the genius that Jobs brought to the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading So People Will Follow http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-so-people-will-follow <div>Author: Andersen, Erika</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Humans have been choosing leaders since they first began organizing tribes and villages. Choosing the right leaders was often the key for group survival, and people wanted proven leaders they could rely on. The...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Project Management Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/project-management-leadership <div>Author: Burke, Rory | Barron, Steve</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Project Management Leadership</strong>, Rory Burke and Steve Barron bring together the key elements that turn project managers into project leaders. The authors detail the exact skills an effective project...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Crisis, Issues and Reputation Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crisis-issues-and-reputation-management <div>Author: Griffin, Andrew</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Situations that are fraught with risk might turn into crises that inflict damage to corporate and individual reputations. Crises are rarely predictable, and not all issues can be prevented from becoming crises....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Discovering the Leader in You http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/discovering-leader-you <div>Author: King, Sara N. | Altman, David G. | Lee, Robert J.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the new and revised edition of <strong>Discovering the Leader in You</strong> by Sara N. King, David G. Altman, and Robert J. Lee, the authors outline a self-direct approach to discovering one’s own leadership...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership How Great Leaders Think http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-great-leaders-think <div>Author: Bolman, Lee G. | Deal, Terrence E.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The distinction between a great leader and one who suffers through a difficult, short tenure has much to do with how the person sees both the world and his or her organization. In <strong>How Great Leaders Think...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership RESPECT http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/respect <div>Author: Wiley, Jack | Kowske, Brenda</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Organizations deliver superior results when their employees feel satisfied with their jobs. In <strong>RESPECT</strong>, Jack Wiley and Brenda Kowske use data from surveys of over 200,000 workers to distill employee...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Why Are We Bad at Picking Good Leaders? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-are-we-bad-picking-good-leaders <div>Author: Cohn, Jeffrey | Moran, Jay</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most people are bad at choosing good leaders. With no specific guidelines in place, it is easy to mistake superficial qualities like charisma and confidence as signs of good leadership. In <strong>Why Are We Bad at...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership Blindspots http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-blindspots <div>Author: Shaw, Robert Bruce</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Leadership Blindspots</strong>, Robert Bruce Shaw explores the ways in which leaders can become negatively impacted by their weaknesses. A blindspot is an unrecognized weakness that could negatively impact a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership How to Be a Positive Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-be-positive-leader <div>Author: Dutton, Jane E. | Spreitzer, Gretchen M.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Resistance to change will stonewall the heartiest of businesses, making growth an impossible goal and collapsing real possibilities. By turning around negative thoughts into positive ones, inertia will make way for...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Fully Charged http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fully-charged <div>Author: Bruch, Heike | Vogel, Bernd</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Organizational energy is tangible and measurable, and is a significant contributing factor to a company’s overall success. This energy is highly productive at its best, and corrosive to a company’s culture at its worst...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Accountability http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/accountability-0 <div>Author: Bustin, Greg</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Business and leadership consultant Greg Bustin has worked with thousands of CEOs and executives worldwide. During these engagements, he has found that lack of accountability is the one thing that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading with Your Legacy in Mind http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-your-legacy-mind <div>Author: Thorn, Andrew</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most people want the opportunity to leave their marks on the world during their lifetime. Leaving a legacy is something that requires discipline, focus, and patience. There must be intentional planning, and the sooner...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership <div>Author: Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Society needs leaders who can see the future and implement new ideas more than ever. Employees today have more demands than they have ever had; they want to do more than just work, they want to feel as though they are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Effective Executive http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/effective-executive <div>Author: Drucker, Peter F.</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Effective Executive</strong>, Peter F. Drucker identifies the five practices that are essential to business effectiveness. With examples from companies, government agencies, and the military, Drucker...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership A Team of Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/team-leaders <div>Author: Gustavson, Paul | Liff, Stewart</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s business world it is challenging for companies to both deal with problems and changes internally and at the same time be productive and competitive in the marketplace. In <strong>A Team of Leaders</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Bootstrap Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/bootstrap-leadership <div>Author: Arneson, Steve</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Bootstrap Leadership</strong> by Steve Arneson contains 50 effective strategies designed to help people become more effective, productive leaders in professional settings. Ideas range from personal development...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Serve to Be Great http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/serve-be-great <div>Author: Tenney, Matt</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Serve to Be Great</strong> by Matt Tenney teaches that great leaders are those who know how to serve. When business leaders shift from a mindset of service toward self to service toward others, they will see...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Fuel Your Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fuel-your-business <div>Author: Soleil, Gina</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The best way to build a high-performing business that gets results is to tap in to the power of healthy human energy. In <strong>Fuel Your Business</strong>, Gina Soleil asserts that all people are connected through...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Chocolate Conversation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/chocolate-conversation <div>Author: Fass, Rose</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Chocolate Conversation</strong>, Rose Fass analyzes the causes of miscommunication and demonstrates how leaders can be effective and transform their companies through skillful conversations. The metaphor...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Challenge the Ordinary http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/challenge-ordinary <div>Author: Henman, Linda D.</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today’s global economic and competitive landscape demands that leaders manage complexity, instability, and change as never before. Past performances and traditional best practices can no longer be relied on to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Boundaries for Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/boundaries-leaders <div>Author: Cloud, Henry</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Boundaries for Leaders</strong> by Dr. Henry Cloud offers insight into the roles of the leaders in contemporary businesses. Not only must leaders set production goals and provide guidance, they must also define...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Tribal Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/tribal-leadership <div>Author: Logan, Dave | King, John | Fischer-Wright, Halee</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>All organizations are composed of tribes, small- and medium-sized groups of like-minded, close-working professionals that fit together to determine corporate cultures. The attitudes and outlooks of individual tribal...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Leader’s Guide to Speaking with Presence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leader%E2%80%99s-guide-speaking-presence <div>Author: Baldoni, John</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In order for leaders to gain the enthusiastic support of their organizations, they must first be able to convey meaningful messages with authoritative presences. In <strong>The Leader’s Guide to Speaking with Presence...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership First-Time Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/first-time-leader <div>Author: Bradt, George B. | Davis, Gillian</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>First-Time Leader</strong> by George B. Bradt and Gillian Davis is a primer for new leaders in companies of any size. The book centers around the BRAVE leadership model which stands for Behaviors, Relationships...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Telling the Story http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/telling-story <div>Author: Mead, Geoff</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Those who can tell stories can change the way their listeners view the world. In the process, they can also change the way they view the world. In <strong>Telling the Story</strong>, Geoff Mead defines narrative...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Peer-to-Peer Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/peer-peer-leadership <div>Author: Baker, Mila N.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In a world of globalization and ever-increasing connectivity, organizations need to fully leverage the autonomous, multifaceted capabilities of all employees in order to succeed. It is no longer effective to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership How I Did It http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-i-did-it <div>Author: McGinn, Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Acquiring a business degree can be a very important part of preparing to take a seat at the CEO desk. Colleges and universities have developed comprehensive programs to prepare aspiring executives for the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Execution Is the Strategy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/execution-strategy <div>Author: Stack, Laura</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Execution Is the Strategy</strong> by Laura Stack is a how-to manual for business leaders that will guide them as they develop their organizations and employees into becoming efficient and capable in today’s...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Leader’s Code http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leader%E2%80%99s-code <div>Author: Campbell, Donovan</div> <div>Publisher: The Random House Publishing Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The United States is currently suffering from a leadership crisis, and institutions that represent this country have lost credibility in the minds of many people. While most books on leadership focus on improving the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Scars & Stripes http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/scars-stripes <div>Author: McDaniel, Eugene</div> <div>Publisher: American Defense Institute</div> <div>Published Date: 1975</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Scars & Stripes</strong> is a narrative story about Eugene “Red” McDaniel’s struggle to reconcile six years of torture in a Vietnamese prison camp against his belief in his country and in God. Red recounts...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Good Struggle http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/good-struggle <div>Author: Badaracco, Joseph L.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Good Struggle</strong>, Joseph Badaracco asserts that responsible leadership and managerial courage in a market-driven economy is essential to an organization’s success. While markets provide great...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Liberated CEO http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/liberated-ceo <div>Author: Leonard, Scott A.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most people who dream of becoming self-employed desire the freedom and flexibility that comes with not having to work for someone else. While they most likely love what they do and may start out with some solid...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Performance-Based Project Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/performance-based-project-management <div>Author: Alleman, Glen B.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Project failures are a common occurrence regardless of a project’s size. From a botched residential kitchen remodel to HealthCare.gov’s disastrous rollout, even seasoned project managers may fall victim to delays,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Intelligent Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/intelligent-leadership <div>Author: Mattone, John</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Strong organizations require strong leaders, and the successful business leaders of today and tomorrow possess the ability to rise above their limiting thoughts, emotions, and habits to unlock their full leadership...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership What Keeps Leaders Up at Night http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-keeps-leaders-night <div>Author: Lipkin, Nicole</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>What Keeps Leaders Up at Night</strong>, Nicole Lipkin examines the psychology underlying common leadership dilemmas and outlines strategies for effective leadership. With a doctorate in clinical psychology...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Lead with Wisdom http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lead-wisdom <div>Author: Strom, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Being able to read the patterns of human experience and then act on them with compassion is the essence of wisdom. In <strong>Lead with Wisdom</strong>, Mark Strom explores wisdom as the central tenet of great...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Next Gen Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/next-gen-leader <div>Author: McMillan, Robert C.</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Next Gen Leader</strong>, Robert C. McMillan argues that everyone is a leader and should be recognized as such if organizations are to succeed and excel in today’s dynamic, competitive marketplace....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Step Up http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/step <div>Author: Evans, Henry | Foster, Colm</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>It is the people who step up to exercise leadership in critical moments that ultimately achieve greater success within their organizations. However, few people are able to recognize the moments that are opportunities...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Becoming a Strategic Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/becoming-strategic-leader <div>Author: Hughes, Richard L. | Beatty, Katherine Colarelli | Dinwoodie, David L.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Becoming a Strategic Leader</strong>, Richard L. Hughes, Katherine Colarelli Beatty, and David L. Dinwoodie outline a comprehensive and conceptual framework to help people understand the importance of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading Out Loud http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-out-loud <div>Author: Pearce, Terry</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the third edition of <strong>Leading Out Loud</strong>, Terry Pearce shows business leaders how to communicate their visions and inspire commitment in those they lead to bring their visions to fruition. The book...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr%E2%80%99s-10-must-reads-making-smart-decisions <div>Author: Harvard Business Review</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Decision making is a leader’s most important responsibility. Good decisions can lead an organization to excellence. Bad decisions can lead to failure. And all too often, even the best and most well-intentioned leaders...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Yes to the Mess http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/yes-mess <div>Author: Barrett, Frank J.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Yes to the Mess</strong>, Frank J. Barrett presents a new pattern for leading and collaborating in organizations. Like experienced jazz players, leaders need to adopt the art of unlearning rigid, routine-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Eyes Wide Open http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/eyes-wide-open <div>Author: Hertz, Noreena</div> <div>Publisher: HarperBusiness</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Everyone is faced with decisions in their personal and professional lives. The decision-making process can be daunting since making the wrong choice can have serious repercussions. Despite this fact, many people do not...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr%E2%80%99s-10-must-reads-leadership <div>Author: Harvard Business Review Editors</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Leadership</strong>, the Harvard Business Review has gathered ten essential essays on the topic of corporate leadership. Featuring the advice from noted business experts such as Peter...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Boards That Lead http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/boards-lead <div>Author: Charan, Ram | Carey, Dennis | Useem, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In an increasingly complex, rapidly changing business environment, corporate directors are playing a far more active role than in the past. Traditionally, boards did little more than monitor; but today, they are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading with Questions http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-questions <div>Author: Marquardt, Micheal J.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Leading with Questions</strong>, Michael J. Marquardt shows how and why leaders need to resist the temptation to tell instead of ask—especially in a culture that demands a quick fix for every problem. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Lead Positive http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lead-positive <div>Author: Cramer, Kathryn D.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Lead Positive</strong> by Kathryn D. Cramer is a handbook for leaders that shows them how to use positive, asset-based thinking in order to achieve the best possible results. Conventional leaders minimize their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Making Your Leadership Come Alive http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/making-your-leadership-come-alive <div>Author: Kubicek, Jeremie</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Anyone can make an impact. It simply takes influence. It is the most potent professional asset on the planet—yet it is also the most underutilized asset because leaders are too concerned with self-preservation. They...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership 2030 http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-2030 <div>Author: Vielmetter, Georg | Sell, Yvonne</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Leadership 2030</strong>, Georg Vielmetter and Yvonne Sell provide a road map of the broad trends that are reshaping markets, cultures, and companies. Based on research with the Hay Group, a global...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Global Dexterity http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/global-dexterity <div>Author: Molinsky, Andy</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today’s global business environment requires business leaders with sophisticated cross-cultural awareness and quality interpersonal communication. In <strong>Global Dexterity</strong>, professor Andy Molinsky offers a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Fearless Performance Reviews http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fearless-performance-reviews <div>Author: Russell, Jeffrey | Russell, Linda</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Evaluating employee performance is a difficult but necessary task, often fraught with anxiety, defensiveness, and sometimes anger for both the reviewer and those being reviewed. In <strong>Fearless Performance Reviews...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Repeat the Remarkable http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/repeat-remarkable <div>Author: Holley, Perry M.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Repeat the Remarkable</strong>, Perry M. Holley asserts that being “good” is no longer good enough. Achieving great results in today’s world requires remarkable performances, time after time. Therefore,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Into the Storm http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/storm <div>Author: Perkins, Dennis | Murphy, Jillian B.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The Sydney to Hobart Race is a grueling offshore ocean sailing race that is held each December in Australia. Under ordinary circumstances, the race is very difficult. However, in 1998 an unexpectedly strong storm hit...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Ready to Be a Thought Leader? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ready-be-thought-leader <div>Author: Brosseau, Denise</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Ready to be a Thought Leader?</strong>, Denise Brosseau outlines and details a step-by-step guide for becoming an influential leader in virtually any field. Thought leadership is considered the next level of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Practice of Adaptive Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/practice-adaptive-leadership <div>Author: Heifetz, Ronald | Grashow, Alexander | Linsky, Marty</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The theory of adaptive leadership is designed to enable individuals in all sectors of life to excel as leaders in dramatically changing environments. In <strong>The Practice of Adaptive Leadership</strong>, Ronald...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Rapid Realignment http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rapid-realignment <div>Author: Labovitz, George | Rosansky, Victor</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Rapid Realignment</strong>, George Labovitz and Victor Rosansky chart the path to optimal organizational performance by integrating key processes, staff, customers, and strategies to serve the primary...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Practical Drucker http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/practical-drucker <div>Author: Cohen, William A.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Peter Drucker is often considered to be the “father of modern management.” For decades, the great business thinker produced dozens of books, articles, and lectures providing groundbreaking insight on leadership and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading on the Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-edge-0 <div>Author: Robertson, Rachael</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As Rachael Robertson embarked on her journey to be an Antarctic Expedition Leader at Australia’s Davis Station, it appeared on the surface that the odds were against her. She was only the second female expedition...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading from the Emerging Future http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-emerging-future <div>Author: Scharmer, Otto | Kaufer, Katrin</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Current ecological and financial disruptions in society have begun to make people question consumer culture and start thinking of the world in terms of deeper human needs. This shift in thinking is a driving force in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Judgment Calls http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/judgment-calls <div>Author: Davenport, Thomas H. | Manville, Brook</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Traditionally, organizations depended on one leader to make high-stakes decisions that ultimately affected their successes. Organizations are now making decisions through collective judgment. Companies are recognizing...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Work of Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/work-leaders <div>Author: Straw, Julie | Scullard, Mark | Kukkonen, Susie | Davis, Barry</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Work of Leaders</strong>, Julie Straw, Mark Scullard, Susie Kukkonen, and Barry Davis detail the VAE (vision, alignment, and execution) model they developed and show leaders how to bring ideas from an...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Athena Doctrine http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/athena-doctrine <div>Author: Gerzema, John | D'Antonio, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The world today is faced with economic adversities, ever changing technology, and persistent social problems. To address these challenges, people must use sincerity, creativity, and empathy to create sustainable...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Out Think http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/out-think <div>Author: Hunter, G. Shawn</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Out Think</strong>, G. Shawn Hunter presents a guide for leaders who want to bring their organizations into the future. It provides a fresh take on ways to remain creative and innovative in leadership...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Becoming a Resonant Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/becoming-resonant-leader <div>Author: McKee, Annie | Boyatzis, Richard | Johnston, Frances</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Becoming a Resonant Leader</strong>, Annie McKee, Richard Boyatzis, and Frances Johnston describe how the most capable leaders have resonance, the ability to employ emotions effectively to achieve success...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Leadership Contract http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-contract <div>Author: Molinaro, Vince</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The main challenge of leadership is that it is poorly understood, and the public associates leadership with scandal and distrust. Also, people in leadership roles often do not understand how to lead. In <strong>The...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Practicing Positive Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/practicing-positive-leadership <div>Author: Cameron, Kim</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Practicing Positive Leadership</strong> by Kim Cameron elaborates on similar themes that were introduced in his earlier book, Positive Leadership. In it, Cameron suggested that businesses strive to achieve what...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Risk Intelligence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/risk-intelligence <div>Author: Evans, Dylan</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Every day, people face decisions small and large that must be made without a clear picture of the risks involved. In <strong>Risk Intelligence</strong>, Dylan Evans provides the tools and techniques to make such...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Clarity http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/clarity <div>Author: Smart, Jamie</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Clarity</strong>, Jamie Smart describes how people encumber their minds with mistaken perceptions that are based on external circumstances. These perceptions tend to be superstitions that degrade thinking...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership It’s Your Ship, Revised & Updated http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/it%E2%80%99s-your-ship-revised-updated <div>Author: Abrashoff, Captain D. Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Business Plus</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>These days, running a business is a lot like running a Navy ship. To achieve success in either the boardroom or at sea, leaders must empower their people to lead themselves. In <strong>It’s Your Ship</strong>, Captain...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Trust Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/trust-edge <div>Author: Horsager, David</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Success rarely comes to a business unless trust is also present. Trust is essentially the most valued currency in today’s market. Without it, companies will lose sales as consumers will not want to do business with...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership Conversations http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-conversations <div>Author: Berson, Alan S. | Stieglitz, Richard G.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Managers and executives face the same challenge: ensuring that newly promoted employees perform effectively. Unfortunately, these employees often struggle in their new positions because they continue to rely on...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Resilience http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/resilience-0 <div>Author: Zolli, Andrew | Healy, Ann Marie</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Resilience </strong>is a valuable guide to effective rebounding from setbacks and catastrophes. In today’s global marketplace, the ability to weather all types of storms—financial, emotional, physical—is a key...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Behavior Breakthrough http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/behavior-breakthrough <div>Author: Jacobs, Steve</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group, LLC</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>New results require new behaviors. That is the premise behind <strong>The Behavior Breakthrough </strong>by Steve Jacobs and his colleagues. Leaders who want to transform their organizations, or who simply want to take...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership We Are All Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/we-are-all-leaders <div>Author: Arnander, Fredrik</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The traditional portrayal of a leader as someone with a prestigious title capable of single-handedly managing a giant corporation has become obsolete in the modern business world. In a time of rapid technological...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Trust, Inc. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/trust-inc <div>Author: Russell, Nan S.</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Trust, Inc.</strong>, Nan S. Russell reveals a new workplace essential: the ability to build and maintain trust. It is this lack of trust that leads to major problems at work. Employees are disengaged,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Adventures of an IT Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/adventures-it-leader <div>Author: Austin, Robert D. | Nolan, Richard L. | O'Donnell, Shannon.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Adventures of an IT Leader</strong> by Robert D. Austin, Richard L. Nolan, and Shannon O’Donnell is the fictional story of Jim Barton’s first year as chief information officer (CIO) at financial services...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Crucibles of Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crucibles-leadership <div>Author: Thomas, Robert J.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While great leaders are talented and ambitious, what really sets them apart is their ability to learn from experience—particularly from the unexpected, traumatic experiences called “crucibles.” In <strong>Crucibles of...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The First 90 Days http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/first-90-days <div>Author: Watkins, Michael D.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>This updated and expanded version of what has been dubbed the “onboarding bible” offers guidance for adopting a successful leadership transition plan. In <strong>The First 90 Days</strong>, Michael D. Watkins explains...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Future of Boards http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/future-boards <div>Author: Lorsch, Jay W. (editor)</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As business becomes increasingly global, corporations are becoming more complex, therefore effective governance is vital to their continued existence. In <strong>The Future of Boards</strong>, Jay W. Lorsch, professor...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Harder Than I Thought http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/harder-i-thought <div>Author: Austin, Robert D. | Nolan, Richard L. | O'Donnell, Shannon</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Transitioning a twentieth-century, vertically integrated company into a twenty-first century, virtually integrated company poses significant leadership challenges. In <strong>Harder Than I Thought</strong>, Robert...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Indispensable http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/indispensable <div>Author: Mukunda, Gautam</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Indispensable</strong>, Gautam Mukunda uncovers the characteristics of truly great leadership. In normal times, precisely who leads makes little difference. However, when unforeseen crises or new conditions...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership on the Line http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-line <div>Author: Heifetz, Ronald A. | Linsky, Marty</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The opportunity to lead arises in various domains. People may hear the call to make a difference at home, at work, or in their communities. However, they often hesitate because, although leading can be rewarding and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading Through Conflict http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-through-conflict <div>Author: Gerzon, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Leading Through Conflict</strong>, Mark Gerzon explains how to develop the eight tools of the Mediator in order to leverage them into new opportunities. He begins by describing how to develop a holistic...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Outsiders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/outsiders <div>Author: Thorndike, Jr., William N.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The concept of outsider CEOs, or CEOs who reject conventional approaches and relishes their orthodoxy, is crucial to understanding the way that modern leadership is transforming business. Although the world of business...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Own the Room http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/own-room-0 <div>Author: Su, Jen | Maignan Wilkins, Muriel</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>What is required to be an effective leader generally changes over time. Individuals who are progressing in their careers may find or be told that the leadership style they are using is not serving them well. They may...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Primal Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/primal-leadership <div>Author: Goleman, Daniel | Boyatzis, Richard | McKee, Annie</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The most effective leaders create a positive atmosphere that encourages employees to do their best. To cultivate this environment, it is essential to first focus on emotions in the workplace. In <strong>Primal...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership A Sense of Urgency http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/sense-urgency <div>Author: Kotter, John P.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>John P. Kotter established himself as the foremost authority on change with his 1996 bestseller, <em>Leading Change</em>, in which he presented his eight-step change process. In <strong>A Sense of Urgency</strong>, he...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Why Should Anyone Be Led by You? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-should-anyone-be-led-you <div>Author: Goffee, Rob | Jones, Gareth</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s increasingly complex and competitive world, organizations are hungrier than ever for effective leadership. In <strong>Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?</strong>, management consultants and change experts Rob...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Dare http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dare <div>Author: Weiss, Scott</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Trust in an organization’s honesty and accountability is the underpinning of workforce productivity and customer loyalty. In an increasingly competitive global marketplace, organizations must win the trust of their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Motivation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/motivation <div>Author: Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For any organization, the untapped potential of its workforce represents a huge resource. Getting subordinates to work to their full potential and put forth all their effort to produce more and better work is the sign...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Building Resilience for Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/building-resilience-success <div>Author: Cooper, Cary | Flint-Taylor, Jill | Pearn, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although resilience is a word often used to describe a personal trait, organizations as a whole can reap the benefits of creating an environment that encourages and cultivates resilience development in employees. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership From Smart to Wise http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/smart-wise <div>Author: Kaipa, Prasad | Radjou, Navi</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass,</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>From Smart to Wise</strong>, Prasad Kaipa and Navi Radjou suggest that what are needed most in this country are smart leaders who lead with wisdom. Wisdom is both timeless and timely, and there are few...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Proactive Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/proactive-leader <div>Author: De Cremer, David</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In an increasingly complex world, decision making has become a Herculean task for today’s leaders. There is a growing tendency for leaders to prolong and even avoid making hard decisions. This lack of decisiveness is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Stop Playing Safe http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/stop-playing-safe <div>Author: Warrell, Margie</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Australia, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Stop Playing Safe</strong>, Margie Warrell offers a range of practical tools to help leaders deal with constant change with forward-thinking boldness and intelligently informed resolve. Central to her...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Reinvent http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/reinvent <div>Author: Hassan, Fred</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Reinvent</strong>, Fred Hassan presents a playbook for becoming the type of leader who leverages attitude, behavior, and culture (the ABC advantage) to create winning organizations and achieve. According to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The End of Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/end-leadership <div>Author: Kellerman, Barbara</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The End of Leadership</strong>, esteemed author Barbara Kellerman asserts that there is a great need for a complete overhaul in the way leadership is conceived of in the 21st century. As she explores the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Power of Latino Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-latino-leadership <div>Author: Bordas, Juana</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Power of Latino Leadership</strong>, Juana Bordas argues that the characteristics embodied by U.S. Latinos ideally suit the demands of 21st-century leadership. Latinos’ long history as a multicultural...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership and the Art of Struggle http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-and-art-struggle <div>Author: Snyder, Steven</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Struggle is an intrinsic part of life and of leadership. But while it can be traumatic, struggle is not something to be avoided; on the contrary, it is an art to be mastered. In <strong>Leadership and the Art of...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership What Your CEO Needs to Know About Sales Compensation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-your-ceo-needs-know-about-sales-compensation <div>Author: Donnolo, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM,</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A company’s sales compensation plan represents one of its most significant drivers of performance and growth. Nevertheless, too often senior executives fail to recognize critical incongruities between sales strategies...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading with Conviction http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-conviction <div>Author: Saar, Shalom Saada | Hargrove, Michael J.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Strong leadership is an asset that sets a company apart and provides a competitive edge in virtually every aspect of operation. Leading with conviction requires deliberate effort and skill development, but it yields...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The 3 Power Values http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/3-power-values <div>Author: Gebler, David</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass,</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders who want to promote a high-performing corporate culture must give their employees the freedom to create it for themselves. In <strong>The 3 Power Values</strong>, David Gebler explains that employees understand...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Creating Passion-Driven Teams http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/creating-passion-driven-teams <div>Author: Bobinksi, Dan</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Creating Passion-Driven Teams</strong> by Dan Bobinski is a how-to guide for managers and leaders to help them eliminate micromanaging, become stronger and more respected leaders, and increase the passion and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Fear Your Strengths http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fear-your-strengths <div>Author: Kaplan, Robert E. | Kaiser, Robert B.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A person’s strengths are usually viewed as positive attributes. Yet if a specific strength is overused, it can become a liability. In fact, in many cases, careers have been ruined due to overplayed strengths. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Untapped Talent http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/untapped-talent <div>Author: Monroe, Dani</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Untapped Talent</strong>, Dani Monroe explains how organizations can benefit from actively identifying and supporting untapped talent within their ranks. Arguing that up to 70 percent of an organization’s...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Elephant in the Boardroom http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/elephant-boardroom <div>Author: Furnham, Adrian</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most business leaders get to the top because they have long records of accomplishment and success. But a significant number eventually derail, after wreaking havoc among employees and causing long-term damage to the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Outlaw http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/outlaw <div>Author: Leyshan, Trent</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Outlaw </strong>by Trent Leyshan is for salespeople who are trying to navigate the ever-changing commercial world with fewer resources and more demands on their time. Changing technology and consumers have led...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/becoming-conflict-competent-leader <div>Author: Runde, Craig E. | Flanagan, Tim A.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Since the first publication of <strong>Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader</strong> in the fall of 2006, Craig E. Runde and Tim A. Flanagan have remained positive about conflict, believing that conflict brings...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/smart-leaders-smarter-teams <div>Author: Schwarz, Roger</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams</strong>, organizational psychologist Roger Schwarz states that poor team performance is usually the result of leaders’ mindsets. Mindsets drive behavior, which in turn drives...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Trustworthy Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/trustworthy-leader <div>Author: Lyman, Amy</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The <strong>Trustworthy Leader</strong> explores the role of trust in distinguishing great leaders. The author, Amy Lyman, is a co-founder of Great Place to Work® Institute, best known for producing an annual list of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Speaking of India http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/speaking-india <div>Author: Storti, Craig</div> <div>Publisher: Intercultural Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As Craig Storti explains in <strong>Speaking of India</strong>, India will continue to play a greater role in the global business market. Businesses will continue to outsource more than information technology (IT) or...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Visual Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/visual-leaders <div>Author: Sibbet, David</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Visual Leaders</strong>, David Sibbet examines the importance of visualization tools for leaders in the modern workplace. Sibbet shows how managers can use visualization actively during meetings to inspire,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Servant Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/servant-leadership <div>Author: Greenleaf, Robert K.</div> <div>Publisher: Paulist Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>“Servant leadership” may sound like a contradiction in terms, but according to author Robert K. Greenleaf, it is highly desirable for leaders to learn how to serve the needs of others. Only by establishing a culture of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Flat Army http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/flat-army <div>Author: Pontefract, Dan</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Studies show that the majority of workers to be disengaged from their work and their organizations. To truly engage employees, Dan Pontefract believes companies need to adopt a “Flat Army Philosophy.” In his book...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Driving Excellence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/driving-excellence <div>Author: Aesch, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Driving Excellence</strong>, author Mark Aesch recounts the story of his experience as CEO of Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) during its transformation from a beleaguered bus...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Care to Dare http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/care-dare <div>Author: Kohlrieser, George | Goldsworthy, Susan | Coombe, Duncan</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Care to Dare</strong>, George Kohlrieser, Susan Goldsworthy, and Duncan Coombe demonstrate how to combine leadership, safety, and stretch to become a Secure Base Leader, regardless of one’s position or...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership One Piece of Paper http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/one-piece-paper <div>Author: Figliuolo, Mike</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most organizations produce mission statements and leadership styles that are weighed down with corporate jargon and do little to explain who they are and where they are going. In <strong>One Piece of Paper</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Bully-Free Workplace http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/bully-free-workplace <div>Author: Namie, Gary | Namie, Ruth F.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In many organizations some employees behave in ways that are extremely damaging to their co-workers. These bullies wreak havoc in organizations. Their damaging behavior leads to emotional, physical, and financial...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Think Fast! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/think-fast <div>Author: Hale, Guy A.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Think Fast!</strong>, Guy A. Hale introduces a new method to learn how to make decisions quickly and accurately without becoming overwhelmed by the many potential pitfalls and headaches of the lightning-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The 4 Disciplines of Execution http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/4-disciplines-execution <div>Author: McChesney, Chris | Covey, Sean | Huling, Jim</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>After leaders decide on a strategy, their biggest challenge is motivating people to implement their plans at high levels of excellence. Although business schools teach people how to develop strategies, they rarely...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/stop-complainers-and-energy-drainers <div>Author: Swindling, Linda</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The purpose of <strong>Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers</strong> is to teach people how to spot a complainer and fix the problem quickly. Complainers and energy drainers in the workplace can have strong negative...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Asia http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/making-extraordinary-things-happen-asia <div>Author: Kouzes, James M. | Posner, Barry Z. | Dekrey, Steven J.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p></p><P><STRONG>Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Asia</strong> showcases how The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® formulated from research conducted by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner are being applied...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Multipliers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/multipliers <div>Author: Wiseman, Liz | McKeown, Greg</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p></p><P>Many leaders and managers believe they need to have all the answers. Onlookers might celebrate these leaders for their genius, but as Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown show in <STRONG>Multipliers</strong>, the best...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The CEO’s Boss http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ceo%E2%80%99s-boss <div>Author: Klepper, William M.</div> <div>Publisher: Columbia University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Effective corporate governance in a turbulent economy depends on a strong and productive partnership between a company’s board of directors and its CEO. But such partnerships are not easy to create or maintain, as...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Results Without Authority http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/results-without-authority <div>Author: Kendrick, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Managing projects with sanctioned leadership authority can be challenging. In <strong>Results Without Authority</strong>, Tom Kendrick provides a detailed guide to help leaders gain and maintain control throughout a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Performance Pipeline http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/performance-pipeline <div>Author: Drotter, Stephen</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Stephen Drotter draws on his experience as a CEO-succession specialist and HR consultant to help enterprises realize the benefits of role clarity and appropriately layered management. Building on his book <em>The...</em></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership You Can’t Lead with Your Feet on the Desk http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/you-can%E2%80%99t-lead-your-feet-desk <div>Author: Fuller, Ed</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>You Can’t Lead with Your Feet on the Desk</strong>, Ed Fuller, the leader of Marriott International Lodging, offers real-world advice about how to connect with, manage, and do business with people who have...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The 5 Levels of Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/5-levels-leadership <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Center Street</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The 5 Levels of Leadership</strong>, John C. Maxwell defines leading as a verb, not a noun. Good leadership involves dealing with individuals and their different dynamics, which are continually in flux, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership 12 Steps to Power Presence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/12-steps-power-presence <div>Author: Baldoni, John</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Assigned positions, titles, and roles confer the framework for managing power, but true leadership comes from leadership presence. So writes leadership guru John Baldoni, who dedicates <strong>12 Steps to Power...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leaders in Motion http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leaders-motion <div>Author: Wilson, Dr. Marta</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group LLC</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today’s economy, with its insatiable need for great ideas and effective implementation, does not reward stifling environments and underdeveloped staffs. Instead, it demands smart work at full throttle. To unleash...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Pause Principle http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/pause-principle <div>Author: Cashman, Kevin</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publications, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Over a long and innovative career in business, Kevin Cashman has concluded that deep, ongoing, calm reflection—what he calls “pause”—is essential for success in both work and life. <strong>The Pause Principle</strong>...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Prescription for Lasting Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/prescription-lasting-success <div>Author: Reynolds, MD, PhD, Susan F.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Organizations are created by humans and have aspects similar to human health, and as a former emergency physician, Susan F. Reynolds approaches the health of an organization in the same manner she treats a human...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Power Questions http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-questions <div>Author: Sobel, Andrew | Panas, Jerold</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Power Questions</strong>, Andrew Sobel and Jerold Panas show how questions are the best way to deepen relationships, build a business, and influence people. The authors show that asking the right questions...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Speaking as a Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/speaking-leader <div>Author: Humphrey, Judith</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd., 2012 In <strong>Speaking as a Leader</strong>, Judith Humphrey aims to help people become more effective leaders by learning to be more effective speakers and, just as important, to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Art of Being Unreasonable http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/art-being-unreasonable <div>Author: Broad, Eli</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Eli Broad’s most cherished possession, a paperweight from his wife Edythe, is inscribed with these words from George Bernard Shaw: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/steve-jobs-way-ileadership-new-generation <div>Author: Elliot, Jay | Simon, William L.</div> <div>Publisher: Vanguard Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation</strong>, former Apple Senior Vice President Jay Elliot and William Simon analyze the business practices of the man who once asked a potential hire, “Do...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Lead with a Story http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lead-story <div>Author: Smith, Paul</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Until recently, storytelling was considered “unprofessional” in the corporate world. Today, storytelling is well-accepted in corporate America as a tool for sharing information in a compelling way that engages others....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Positive Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/positive-leadership <div>Author: Cameron, Kim</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p></p><P>While thousands of books offer leadership advice to organizations and their managers, <STRONG>Positive Leadership</strong> goes beyond the usual recommendations to show them how to achieve outstanding success....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Redesigning Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/redesigning-leadership <div>Author: Maeda, John | Bermont, Becky</div> <div>Publisher: The MIT Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p></p><P>In <STRONG>Redesigning Leadership</strong>, John Maeda draws connections between the disciplines of design, academia, technology, and leadership. He has worn many hats during a diverse career as an artist,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Leader Who Had No Title http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leader-who-had-no-title <div>Author: Sharma, Robin</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Leader Who Had No Title</strong>, Robin Sharma shows how individuals, regardless of title, have the power to demonstrate leadership wherever they are. The lessons recounted in this book will help...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Mother Teresa, CEO http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mother-teresa-ceo <div>Author: Bose, Ruma | Faust, Lou</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Mother Teresa, CEO</strong> is not the typical business book. Authors Ruma Bose, a former volunteer with Missionaries of Charity, and her mentor, Lou Faust provide insight for business leaders from an atypical...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership If You Will Lead http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/if-you-will-lead <div>Author: Moran, Doug</div> <div>Publisher: Agate Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Doug Moran’s <strong>If You Will Lead</strong> describes a leadership framework based on the popular poem “If—” by Rudyard Kipling. The poem has inspired generations of students to emulate the leadership...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Smart Trust http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/smart-trust <div>Author: Covey, Stephen M. R. | Link, Greg</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Smart Trust</strong>, trust experts Stephen M.R. Covey (author of the best-selling <em>The Speed of Trust</em>) and Greg Link examine how trust can be used to not only generate prosperity for businesses, but...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership EntreLeadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/entreleadership <div>Author: Ramsey, Dave</div> <div>Publisher: Howard Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>EntreLeadership</strong>, Dave Ramsey teaches aspiring business owners and leaders about all aspects of running a business. EntreLeaders are a combination of entrepreneurs and leaders who lead with the power...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Self-Aware Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/self-aware-leader <div>Author: Gallagher, Daniel | Costal, Joseph</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Self-Aware Leader</strong>, Daniel Gallagher and Joseph Costal offer four pillars of leadership to help aspiring leaders understand their own strengths and weaknesses and become capable of working toward...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Great Leaders Grow http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/great-leaders-grow <div>Author: Blanchard, Ken | Miller, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Great Leaders Grow</strong>, best-selling business author Ken Blanchard teams with Chick-fil-A vice president Mark Miller to guide executives on the path to becoming great leaders. The authors assert that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Well-Balanced Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/well-balanced-leader <div>Author: Roberts, Ron</div> <div>Publisher: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Well-Balanced Leader</strong>, Ron Roberts helps leaders manage their behaviors in order to achieve “Egolibrium,” the perfect leadership balance. He identifies nine behavioral “faces” that greatly impact...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership CEO Priorities http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ceo-priorities <div>Author: Giarratana, Neil</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>CEO Priorities</strong>, author Neil Giarratana addresses the most challenging issues facing chief executive officers in the twenty-first century. While being appointed a CEO offers limitless potential and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership Isn't for Cowards http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-isnt-cowards <div>Author: Staver, Mike</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Leadership Isn’t for Cowards</strong>, Mike Staver offers straightforward, practical advice for leading courageously, driving performance, and creating a great work environment. He recommends that leaders...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Elements of Power http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/elements-power <div>Author: Bacon, Terry R.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Elements of Power</strong>, Terry R. Bacon explores the concept of power—what it is, where it comes from, how it is built, and how it is used to lead and influence others. Those who harness their power...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Digital Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/digital-leader <div>Author: Qualman, Erik</div> <div>Publisher: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Digital Leader</strong>, social media expert Erik Qualman urges leaders to put their STAMP (Simple, True, Act, Map and People: the five habits of digital leaders) on the digital world. The book takes...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Reality-Based Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/reality-based-leadership <div>Author: Wakeman, Cy</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For at least the past five years, it has become commonplace for leaders to cite a challenging business environment as the primary reason for poor results. Rising costs, customer expectations, government regulations,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Every Leader Is an Artist http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/every-leader-artist <div>Author: Malley, Michael O. | Baker, William F.</div> <div>Publisher: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Every Leader Is an Artist</strong>, authors Michael O’Malley and William F. Baker present a simple argument: The greatest leaders of the corporate world are not just business men and women; they are true...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Titleless Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/titleless-leader <div>Author: Russell, Nan S.</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Titleless Leader</strong>, job-loss recovery expert Nan S. Russell asserts that how people work, communicate, collaborate, and manage responsibilities has changed. Knowing how to build influence and lead...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Generations, Inc. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/generations-inc <div>Author: Johnson, Meagan | Johnson, Larry</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today's business environment, it is not unusual to be managing several generations at once. While everyone may be talented, hardworking, and committed to the organization, professionals of different ages have...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Mindful Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mindful-leadership <div>Author: Gonzalez, Maria</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Mindful Leadership</strong>, Maria Gonzalez offers a guide to leadership for anyone who is in a position to influence others. She shows how to use mindfulness meditation to achieve clarity, focus, and self-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Reviving Work Ethic http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/reviving-work-ethic <div>Author: Chester, Eric</div> <div>Publisher: Green Leaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Reviving Work Ethic</strong>, Eric Chester takes the position that the decline of work ethic is a problem that affects all Western nations, as well as a growing number of Eastern ones. He says that while it...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/twelve-absolutes-leadership <div>Author: Burnison, Gary</div> <div>Publisher: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Gary Burnison in his book, <strong>The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership</strong>, there are no half measures when it comes to leading others. A leader must be fully engaged, fully committed, cognizant of the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership by Choice http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-choice <div>Author: Papp, Eric</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders must be able to keep their cool while inspiring others to adhere to high standards, produce excellent work, and continuously raise their game. The best business leaders think clearly, communicate their thoughts...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Greater Goal http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/greater-goal <div>Author: Jennings, Ken | Hyde, Heather</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Greater Goal</strong>, authors Ken Jennings and Heather Hyde utilize a unique approach to educate readers: imparting valuable leadership lessons through a compelling fictional narrative. Reading more...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Make Up Your Mind http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/make-your-mind <div>Author: Mooz, Hal</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Make Up Your Mind</strong>, Hal Mooz addresses the common misunderstandings and flaws inherent in decision making. He provides examples of how all levels of society are fraught with flawed decisions that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Anticipate, Respond, Recover http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/anticipate-respond-recover <div>Author: McGlown, K. Joanne | Robinson, Phillip D.</div> <div>Publisher: Health Administration Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Anticipate, Respond, Recover</strong>, editors K. Joanne McGlown and Phillip D. Robinson stress that healthcare executives must take responsibility for knowing as much about disaster preparedness, response,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Virtual Executive http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/virtual-executive <div>Author: Benton, Debra A.</div> <div>Publisher: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The business world is expanding globally and escalating digitally, making the days of one-on-one and face-to-face interactions increasingly scarce. Chief executive officers, those who aspire to be CEOs, and any...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Contented Cows Still Give Better Milk, Revised and Expanded http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/contented-cows-still-give-better-milk-revised-and-expanded <div>Author: Catlette, Bill | Hadden, Richard</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Research has shown that when employees are focused and fully engaged, they are more productive at work. In <strong>Contented Cows Still Give Better Milk</strong>, Bill Catlette and Richard Hadden suggest that employees...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership People Follow You http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/people-follow-you <div>Author: Blount, Jeb</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>People Follow You</strong> by Jeb Blount provides a framework for leading people in today’s high pressure workplace. The book describes seven guiding principles and five specific levers to help leaders improve...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership What You Need to Know about Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-you-need-know-about-leadership <div>Author: Grout, Jeff | Fisher, Liz</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>What You Need to Know about Leadership</strong>, Jeff Grout and Liz Fisher aim to help those in leadership positions become more effective. The best leaders are encouraging, supportive, offer constructive...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Project Management for Non-Project Managers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/project-management-non-project-managers <div>Author: Ferraro, Jack</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to a 2009 study by the Standish Group, only 32 percent of all projects launched by American businesses succeed, while 44 percent are “challenged,” meaning they run over budget or deliver products or services...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Closing the Execution Gap http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/closing-execution-gap <div>Author: Lepsinger, Richard</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many leaders were taught to believe that an organization’s mission, vision, and values are the keys to its success. But too often, there is a substantial gap between abstract goals and on-the-ground accomplishments. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Choice Not Chance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/choice-not-chance <div>Author: McCallie, Joanne P. | Rains, Rob</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Choice Not Chance</strong>, basketball coach Joanne McCallie reflects on her career as a player and coach and the principles that she adopted to achieve her notable success. With over 450 wins, McCallie has...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading with Emotional Intelligence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-emotional-intelligence <div>Author: Nadler, Reldan S.</div> <div>Publisher: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Leading with Emotional Intelligence</strong>, Reldan S. Nadler presents a handbook filled with real-life examples and step-by-step strategies to raise Emotional Intelligence and help leaders coach their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Women of Berkshire Hathaway http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/women-berkshire-hathaway <div>Author: Linder, Karen</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Women of Berkshire Hathaway</strong> by Karen Linder brings to life the stories of nine women who have risen to the top ranks of management within subsidiary companies of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Unusually Excellent http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/unusually-excellent <div>Author: Hamm, John</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Unusually Excellent</strong>, John Hamm makes the case that to lead well, leaders must have self-knowledge and a commitment to serving whatever they value most deeply. He advises that professional managers...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Brave Dragons http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/brave-dragons <div>Author: Yardley, Jim</div> <div>Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Brave Dragons</strong>, New York Times foreign correspondent Jim Yardley profiles the 2008-2009 season of an underdog Chinese basketball team, the Shanxi Brave Dragons, whose owner made the radical decision...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Flash Foresight http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/flash-foresight <div>Author: Burrus, Daniel | Mann, John David</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Flash Foresight</strong>, author Daniel Burrus describes seven radical principles that enable people to better foresee the future, and walks readers through a step-by-step guide to understanding and applying...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership and Self-Deception http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-and-self-deception-0 <div>Author: The Arbinger Institute</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Leadership and Self-Deception</strong>, The Arbinger Institute explains how individuals can become more effective leaders by increasing self-awareness and holding themselves accountable. The authors believe...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading at The Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-edge <div>Author: Perkins, Dennis N.T. | Holtman, Margaret P. | Murphy, Jillian B.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Leading at The Edge</strong>, author Dennis N.T. Perkins and his co-authors explore the story of the 1914 British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton aboard the ship Endurance as...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Cult of the Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/cult-leader <div>Author: Bones, Christopher</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Cult of the Leader</strong>, Christopher Bones argues that the cult that now surrounds leadership and leader development is dangerous, not just for business but for all of society. According to Bones,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership TouchPoints http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/touchpoints <div>Author: Conant, Douglas | Norgaard, Mette</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders are measured by their ability to move issues forward in an organization. However, many people do not realize that the numerous brief meetings and interruptions that occur over the course of the day offer...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Instant Survivor http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/instant-survivor <div>Author: Moorhead, Jim</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many problems can assail an organization or its employees, and in <strong>The Instant Survivor</strong>, Jim Moorhead outlines methods that major companies and leaders use to respond to crises. Crises can cause people...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Lead with Purpose http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lead-purpose <div>Author: Baldoni, John</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>John Baldoni, author and leadership consultant, believes that “when organizations succeed, it is because they know what they do and why they do it. We say they have ‘purpose.’” In <strong>Lead with Purpose</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading with Honor http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-honor <div>Author: Ellis, Lee</div> <div>Publisher: </div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Leading with Honor</strong> is comprised of a personal narrative which provides details on the experiences of Lee Ellis as a prisoner of war (POW) for more than five years during the Vietnam War, as well as the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Managing the Unmanageable http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-unmanageable <div>Author: Loehr, Anne | Kaye, Jezra</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Managing the Unmanageable</strong>, Anne Loehr and Jezra Kaye explore various kinds of unmanageable employees, or, as the authors call them, “UEs.” They provide tools and suggestions for how to deal with UEs...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Landing in the Executive Chair http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/landing-executive-chair <div>Author: Henman, Linda</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While there are a host of factors that contribute to a stellar organization, the primary driver of its success consists of the people at the top. Many of the skills necessary to be successful at the helm are distinct...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Executive Presence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/executive-presence <div>Author: Monarth, Harrison</div> <div>Publisher: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Executive Presence</strong>, Harrison Monarth, an expert in coaching high-level leaders in the art of perception management, reveals the critical difference between CEOs and those who want to be CEOs. What...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Leader's Guide to Radical Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leaders-guide-radical-management <div>Author: Denning, Stephen</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management</strong> by Stephen Denning dismantles traditional management systems and builds a mental model of management based on a more accurate and effective understanding of how...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership Lessons http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-lessons <div>Author: Swartz, Greg | Thorpe, Julie K.</div> <div>Publisher: </div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Leadership Lessons</strong>, authors Greg Swartz and Julie K. Thorpe explore how great achievers throughout history can influence an individual’s or organization’s performance in the modern world. They argue...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership is Dead http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-dead <div>Author: Kubicek, Jeremie</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Leadership is Dead</strong>, Jeremie Kubicek urges executives and managers to embrace the most potent professional asset on the planet: leading through influence. While the ground rules of leadership have...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Deciding Factor http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/deciding-factor <div>Author: Rosenberger, Larry | Nash, John</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Deciding Factor</strong>, industry experts Larry Rosenberger and John Nash show how an organization can make better decisions through a combination of data, mathematics, and software, and ultimately...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/21-irrefutable-laws-leadership <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>World-renowned leadership guru John C. Maxwell has admitted to the daunting complexity and myriad requirements of effective leadership, but in <strong>The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership</strong>, he distills the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Secrets of Power Problem Solving http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/secrets-power-problem-solving <div>Author: Dawson, Roger</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>All organizations are faced with problems. Some react to their problems better than others and, in most cases, these organizations are more successful than organizations that stumble toward unwise decisions. Roger...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Driven to Lead http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/driven-lead <div>Author: Lawrence, Paul R.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Driven to Lead</strong>, Paul R. Lawrence describes how human beings are designed to balance the needs of four conflicting drives when making decisions. These drives—acquisition of the necessities for...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/predictable-results-unpredictable-times <div>Author: Covey, Stephen R. | Whitman, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: FranklinCovey Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most organizations can do well when conditions are calm, but only the great ones are able to thrive when conditions become extreme, chaotic and hostile. Stephen R. Covey and Bob Whitman’s <strong>Predictable Results in...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Military Misfortunes http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/military-misfortunes <div>Author: Cohen, Eliot J. | Gooch, John</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Even the world’s mightiest armies can suffer from a lack of leadership and dysfunctional organization, leading to catastrophic loss of life, political upheaval at home, and the ruination of careers for those...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Crisis Leadership Now http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crisis-leadership-now <div>Author: Barton, Laurence</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Planning for a crisis can be a daunting task for corporations. Many do not know where to begin or do not want to contemplate the possible scenarios. In <strong>Crisis Leadership Now</strong>, Laurence Barton...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Beyond Change Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beyond-change-management <div>Author: Anderson, Dean | Anderson, Linda Ackerman</div> <div>Publisher: Pfeiffer</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Organizations that commit to altering how they approach and implement change can consistently achieve breakthrough results and outcomes that far surpass anyone’s expectations. Change leaders who undertake this...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Laws of Charisma http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/laws-charisma <div>Author: Mortensen, Kurt W.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Kurt Mortensen defines charisma as the ability to easily build rapport, effectively influence others, inspire them to achieve more, and in the process make allies for life. It is a vital motivational life skill that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Make Work Great http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/make-work-great <div>Author: Muzio, Ed</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Make Work Great</strong>, Ed Muzio outlines a strategy for creating and growing cultural change in the workplace. Whether one is a manager or an individual contributor, Muzio’s book serves as a blueprint for...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/21-indispensable-qualities-leader-0 <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc.Thomas Nelson, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader</strong>, John C. Maxwell examines the personal characteristics that he believes every leader should recognize, develop, and refine to become a truly effective...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Obstacles Welcome http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/obstacles-welcome <div>Author: de la Vega, Ralph</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Obstacles Welcome</strong>, Ralph de la Vega describes in rich and fascinating biographical detail how adversity and obstacles present opportunities to enrich and transform our business and personal lives....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Next Generation of Women Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/next-generation-women-leaders <div>Author: Rezvani, Selena</div> <div>Publisher: Praeger</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As a first year MBA student and aspiring leader, Selena Rezvani decided to find out how current women executives did overcome the barriers to leadership and attained the positions they have today. In <strong>The Next...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Terms of Engagement http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/terms-engagement <div>Author: Axelrod, Richard H.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Terms of Engagement</strong>, author Richard Axelrod dispels the myth that change has to be leader-driven. When a few decide for many, it is difficult to engage staff and employees in the changes, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Fierce Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fierce-leadership <div>Author: Scott, Susan</div> <div>Publisher: Random House, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Fierce Leadership</strong>, Susan Scott’s goal is to help individuals and organizations abandon those “best” practices that no longer serve a purpose and replace them with superior practices that get the job...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Enemy of Engagement http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/enemy-engagement <div>Author: Royal, Mark | Agnew, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s business world, organizations are constantly challenged to “do more with less.” Companies must determine how to translate employee motivation into better performance at the individual, team, and organization...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Get There Early http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/get-there-early <div>Author: Johansen, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Get There Early</strong>, Bob Johansen’s goal is to provide a guidebook for a future that is not optional and cannot be avoided. He calls this future VUCA: volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Executive and The Elephant http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/executive-and-elephant <div>Author: Daft, Richard L.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Experience suggests that leaders know how they should behave in different situations, yet they often choose unwise behavior instead. Their intentions and actions are not in alignment. As people cultivate their inner...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Dealing with Dilemmas http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dealing-dilemmas <div>Author: Buytendijk, Frank</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Western management culture encourages a bias toward quick solutions, immediate action, and the avoidance of problems. While today’s managers may appear to convey strength and good strategic decision making, Frank...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Art of War http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/art-war <div>Author: Tzu, Sun</div> <div>Publisher: El Paso Norte Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Art of War</strong> was written in China around the 6th century BCE. The writings are attributed to Sun Tzu, a valiant general of that time. The text includes not only the writings of the original author...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Now...Build a Great Business! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/nowbuild-great-business <div>Author: Thompson, Mark | Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today, competition is fierce and more determined than ever, and the challenges of business are greater and more demanding. The only way to survive and thrive is to build a great business that can withstand the economic...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Wander Woman http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/wander-woman <div>Author: Reynolds, Marcia</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Modern, high-achieving women are more confident than their predecessors, but they also feel more stress about their futures. Their passion to succeed is overshadowed by the uncertainty of what they are trying to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership From Values to Action http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/values-action <div>Author: Jansen, Harry M.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders are characterized by their ability to influence subordinates, peers, and external stakeholders. Values-based leaders, however, take influence one step further. They use influence to inspire and motivate others...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Comebacks http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/comebacks <div>Author: Redmond, Andrea | Crisafulli, Patricia</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the world of work, setbacks happen. In <strong>Comebacks</strong>, Andrea Redmond and Patricia Crisafulli explore the experiences of ten high profile leaders who endured some type of professional upset. The authors...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Her Place at the Table http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/her-place-table-0 <div>Author: Williams, Judith | Frohlinger, Carol | Kolb, Deborah M.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The proportion of women in the workplace is at a historic high, yet leadership roles in major institutions continue to escape them. This is no longer due to “first-generation” gender issues where women were blatantly...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership: The Warrior's Art http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-warriors-art <div>Author: Kolenda, Christopher D.</div> <div>Publisher: The Army War College Foundation Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As the U.S. Army faces new types of missions and adopts complex technologies, the issue of leadership is more important than ever. In <strong>Leadership: The Warrior’s Art</strong>, editor and author Christopher...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Stress Effect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/stress-effect <div>Author: Thompson, Henry L.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As competition and economic pressures increase, business leaders are guaranteed to experience higher levels of stress. This can cause even leaders with proven track records to make bad decisions. In <strong>The Stress...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Art and Science of 360° Feedback http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/art-and-science-360%C2%B0-feedback <div>Author: Lepsinger, Richard | Lucia, Anntoinette D.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Three hundred sixty degree feedback helps managers to get a clear picture of how they are perceived by their bosses, direct reports, colleagues, and others. Comprehensive data are collected from those who work for or...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The New Secrets of CEOs http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-secrets-ceos <div>Author: Tappin, Steve | Cave, Andrew</div> <div>Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>CEOs face a life that not many people have the opportunity to experience. Not only are they in a position to effect great change, but as leaders of companies, they also have an incredible amount of responsibility and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Leaderful Fieldbook http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leaderful-fieldbook <div>Author: Raelin, Ph.D., Joseph A.</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Joseph A. Raelin’s <strong>The Leaderful Fieldbook</strong> is a practical guide for those committed to transforming conventional leadership and organizations into “leaderful practices” and “leaderful organizations.”...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Deep Change http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/deep-change <div>Author: Quinn, Robert E.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>At some point in their lives, many individuals get overwhelmed and disconnected. They feel that their lives lack meaning, and they realize they need to do something to alter their present situation but lack the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Heroic Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/heroic-leadership <div>Author: Cohen, William A.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Peter F. Drucker, the “father of modern management,” promoted heroic leadership throughout his career, noting “The Army trains and develops more leaders than do all other institutions together—and with a lower casualty...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Encouraging the Heart http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/encouraging-heart-0 <div>Author: Kouzes, James M. | Posner, Barry Z.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For more than two decades, James Kouzes and Barry Posner have studied leaders and behaviors that lead to achieving extraordinary results. They discovered that one of the most important leadership practices is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership In Search of Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/search-leadership <div>Author: Harkins, Phil | Swift, Phil</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>In Search of Leadership</strong> discusses the stories of many successful leaders while investigating what drives them to lead. Phil Harkins and Phil Swift outline the five different types of leadership and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Chasing the Rabbit http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/chasing-rabbit <div>Author: Spear, Steven J.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Chasing the Rabbit</strong>, Steven J. Spear explores the characteristics of organizations that are consistently leaders in their field. In business, it is common to see industries in which one or two...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Transforming Toxic Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/transforming-toxic-leaders <div>Author: Goldman, Alan</div> <div>Publisher: Stanford University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Stories about corporations in crisis and seismic meltdowns of corporate leaders are not new. Toxic or dysfunctional leaders are often at the center of corporate controversy and are frequently viewed as the sole villain...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Good Boss, Bad Boss http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/good-boss-bad-boss <div>Author: Sutton, Robert I.</div> <div>Publisher: Hachette Book Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Good Boss, Bad Boss</strong>, Robert I. Sutton relates the importance of how bosses behave and lays the groundwork for coaching bosses on how to be great while avoiding the pitfalls leading to employee...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The AMA Handbook of Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ama-handbook-leadership <div>Author: Goldsmith, Marshall | Baldoni, John | McArthur, Sarah</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s constantly shifting global economy, effective leadership is more important than ever. In <strong>The AMA Handbook of Leadership</strong>, editors Marshall Goldsmith, John Baldoni, and Sarah McArthur present...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Open Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/open-leadership <div>Author: Li, Charlene</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s world of new social technologies, leaders must face a new reality: it is necessary to let go in order to succeed. Social technologies have made information sharing easy and free. As a result, they have...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Art of Engagement http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/art-engagement <div>Author: Haudan, Jim</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Every company has a mission statement, a vision, and goals they would like to achieve. Businesses continually create strategies to meet their goals and they seek the most forward-looking and innovative employees to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Carrots and Sticks Don't Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/carrots-and-sticks-dont-work <div>Author: Marciano, Paul L.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In researching his book, <strong>Carrots and Sticks Don’t Work</strong>, Paul L. Marciano planned to review 15 different theories on how to motivate people. What he discovered was that productivity was not increased by...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading Outside the Lines http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-outside-lines <div>Author: Katzenbach, Jon R. | Khan, Zia</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>There are two dividing beliefs in the business world: (1) the belief that companies should be run according to formal organizational standards, such as job responsibilities, costs, and means of communication, and (2)...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Inspire! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/inspire <div>Author: Champy, Jim</div> <div>Publisher: FT Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Greed and dishonesty run rampant in the business world, and together they have created a nation of customers who are suspicious, frustrated, and fiercely independent. Furthermore, technology has made customers more...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Soul of the Corporation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/soul-corporation <div>Author: Bouchikhi, Hamid | Kimberly, John R.</div> <div>Publisher: Wharton School Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Soul of the Corporation</strong>, authors Hamid Bouchikhi and John R. Kimberly provide leaders with the tools to understand, assess, and master the heart and soul of their companies, which they call the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Awesomely Simple http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/awesomely-simple <div>Author: Spence, John</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Any business will claim to have a vision for itself; it will also claim to have top talent, robust communications, and extreme customer focus. Likely though, its management gives itself higher marks in those areas than...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Why of Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-work <div>Author: Ulrich, Dave | Ulrich, Wendy</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Why of Work</strong>, Dave and Wendy Ulrich contend that organizations that have found ways to engage their employees are rare in American industry. Most fail to transmit positive attitudes and define...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Manager's Guide to HR http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-guide-hr <div>Author: Muller, Max</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Management is a complex position. Beyond the actual supervising of employees, a task that employs all manner of leadership, communication and delegation skills itself, managers must also possess a firm grasp on the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Winning the Talent War http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/winning-talent-war <div>Author: Dye, Carson F.</div> <div>Publisher: Health Administration Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In recent years, there has been a steady increase in the number of leadership positions in healthcare. The process of hiring new leadership has a much more significant impact than hiring any number of lower level...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Extraordinary Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/extraordinary-leader-0 <div>Author: Zenger, John H. | Folkman, Joseph R.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Extraordinary Leader</strong>, John H. Zenger and Joseph R. Folkman explore what it takes to develop poor and average leaders into extraordinary leaders, defined as those leaders occupying the top ten...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/7-lessons-leading-crisis <div>Author: George, Bill</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Crisis is the defining moment for a leader. It pushes leaders to their limits and tests whether they will be able to hold true to their beliefs under the toughest of circumstances. In <strong>7 Lessons for Leading in...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership in Healthcare http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-healthcare <div>Author: Dye, Carson F.</div> <div>Publisher: Health Administration Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Successful leadership is defined in many different ways. Whether an individual is a natural-born leader or learns the skills to become a good leader, having a value system and adhering to it is an integral contributor...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Monday Morning Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/monday-morning-leadership <div>Author: Cottrell, David</div> <div>Publisher: CornerStone Leadership Institute</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most professionals will encounter obstacles in their careers that cause them to question their ability. Some are fortunate enough to have mentors who can offer insight, support, and help pave the way for growth and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Purpose Linked Organization http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/purpose-linked-organization <div>Author: Love, Alaina | Cugnon, Marc</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The key to high performance in the workplace goes beyond traditional “hard skills” — passion is an essential element of productivity. Employees who are able to identify a “passion and purpose” in their lives experience...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Truth About Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/truth-about-leadership <div>Author: Kouzes, James M. | Posner, Barry Z.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although the context of leadership has changed significantly in recent years due to factors like globalization and new technologies, the content of leadership has remained constant. In <strong>The Truth About...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Common Purpose http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/common-purpose <div>Author: Kurtzman, Joel</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In Common Purpose, Joel Kurtzman utilizes his 30 years of experience to explore the central question of leadership: what is common purpose, and how can it be achieved? If a common purpose is defined, understood, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership How the Best Leaders Lead http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-best-leaders-lead <div>Author: Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The quality of leadership can determine whether a company succeeds or fails. But how do the best leaders lead? In <strong>How the Best Leaders Lead</strong>, author Brian Tracy describes lessons he has learned about...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Art of Followership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/art-followership <div>Author: Riggio, Ronald E. | Chaleff, Ira | Lipman-Blumen, Jean</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Little by little, scholars and business practitioners have begun to recognize the significance of followers in organizations. Inspired by a groundbreaking conference held in 2006 called “Rethinking Followership,”...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Truth About Trust in Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/truth-about-trust-business <div>Author: Hall, Vanessa</div> <div>Publisher: Emerald Book Company</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Can you be trusted?</span><span> Trust is the cornerstone of your business and personal life, but do you clearly understand what trust is?</span><span> Do you know...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Standing in the Fire http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/standing-fire <div>Author: Dressler, Larry</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Standing in the Fire</strong>, Larry Dressler compares leading a combustible meeting with fighting a brush fire. When not tended to properly, a fire can cause suffering, proliferation, and destruction....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Love Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/love-leadership <div>Author: Bryant, John Hope</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In a world where people are obsessed with success, <strong>Love Leadership </strong>makes the case that sustained success comes from leading with love, not fear. Drawing from his own personal transformation, interviews...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Lead by Example http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lead-example <div>Author: Baldoni, John</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Effective leadership depends upon the ability to inspire a team to peak performance. <strong>Lead by Example </strong>offers managers at every level advice on developing the character traits, attitudes, strategies, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Ordinary Greatness http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ordinary-greatness <div>Author: Bilbrey, Pamela | Jones, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As part of an experiment in context and perception, world renowned violinist Joshua Bell stood in a corner of a Washington D.C. metro station during the morning rush hour. Wearing street clothes, he pulled out his...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Clear Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/clear-leadership <div>Author: Bushe, Gervase R.</div> <div>Publisher: Intercultural Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Every successful business leader understands that organizational success requires collaboration at all levels. Collaboration is no easy feat, however, as it hinges on a willingness to conduct...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership from the Inside Out http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-inside-out <div>Author: Cashman, Kevin</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In 1998, Kevin Cashman first published <strong>Leadership from the Inside Out</strong>, a breakthrough bestseller, connecting personal growth and leadership effectiveness. Since then, the book has been integrated into...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Hands-Off Manager http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hands-manager <div>Author: Chandler, Steve | Black, Duabe</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Hands-Off Manager</strong>, authors Steve Chandler and Duane Black explore ways to nurture success in the form of hands-off leadership that results in happy employees and increased productivity. The...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership in the Era of Economic Uncertainty http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-era-economic-uncertainty <div>Author: Charan, Ram</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Leadership in the Era of Economic Uncertainty </strong>by Ram Charan is a common-sense guide outlining the management practices necessary to weather the current economic storm. Throughout the book Charan...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Igniting the Third Factor http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/igniting-third-factor <div>Author: Jensen, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Performance Coaching Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Research indicates that coaching can increase performance much more than skill-focused job training alone. Most leaders, however, never learn the basic principles of successful coaching, why they are important, or how...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Who http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/who <div>Author: Smart, Geoff | Street, Randy</div> <div>Publisher: Ballantine Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many companies focus their energies on the what – strategies, products, and processes that drive their business. Although important, what truly determines whether or not a company will thrive is the <em>who </em>– the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Three Laws of Performance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/three-laws-performance <div>Author: Zaffron, Steve | Logan, Dave</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the work environment and at home, when things are not working, people struggle with which part of the problem to address first. However, the reason that fixing a problem often does not deliver the expected results,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Kiss Theory Good Bye http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/kiss-theory-good-bye <div>Author: Prosen, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: Gold Pen Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the best-selling business book, <strong>Good to Great</strong>, readers discovered why some companies do well. In another best-seller, Execution, readers learned what some companies do well. And in <strong>Kiss...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership How http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how <div>Author: Seidman, Dov</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Krazy George Henderson, on an October day in 1981 at Oakland Stadium, invented the sweep of crowd enthusiasm now known as the Wave. His seemingly trivial feat of coordinating humans to work together toward a common...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Wriston http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/wriston <div>Author: Zweig, Phillilp L.</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Business</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In terms of intellectual and industry leadership and innovation, Walter Wriston deserves very high marks. While A. P. Giannini (Bank of America) and J. P. Morgan are in a league of their own for having started great...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership and the Computer http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-and-computer <div>Author: Boone, Mary E.</div> <div>Publisher: Prima Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Leadership and the Computer</strong>, sixteen of the most innovative top executives in America reveal how a hands-on relationship with their computer is radically improving their ability to lead effectively...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Taking Charge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/taking-charge <div>Author: Smith, Perry M.</div> <div>Publisher: Avery Publishing Group, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Smith offers 20 essential characteristics of a good leader, including such diverse elements as trust, technical competence, and humor. The majority of these characteristics fall into one of two traits: openness and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Domino Effect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/domino-effect <div>Author: Vlcek Jr., Donald J. | Davidson, Jeffrey P.</div> <div>Publisher: Business One/Irwin</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The work holds a treasure trove of successful business practices, and always explains, in detail, how to adapt distribution innovations to other types of businesses. Vlcek suggests a seven-step process, known as the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Service Within. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/service-within <div>Author: Albrecht, Karl</div> <div>Publisher: Dow Jones-Irwin</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The topics discussed in Service Management Effectiveness are by leading researchers in the field of service management and they provide a comprehensive model for managing service businesses. The work shatters the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Every Business Is a Growth Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/every-business-growth-business <div>Author: Charan, Ram | Tichy, Noel M.</div> <div>Publisher: Times Business</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Successful business leaders believe that there is no such thing as a mature business and are, thus, relentless in their pursuit of profitable, sustainable, and capital efficient growth. This mindset is hot-wired into...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership If I Knew Then What I Know Now http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/if-i-knew-then-what-i-know-now <div>Author: Edler, Richard</div> <div>Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Edler asked 150 CEOs and top executives from the worlds of business, advertising, entertainment, politics, education, journalism, religion, science, industry, etc., the simple question: "What do you know now that you...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading Minds http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-minds <div>Author: Gardner, Howard | Laskin, Emma</div> <div>Publisher: BasicBooks</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In this era in which good leaders are sorely needed, Gardner’s intuitive diagnosis stands as a valuable contribution to the understanding of the essential nature and processes of leadership-it is a contribution that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Female Advantage http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/female-advantage <div>Author: Helgesen, Sally</div> <div>Publisher: Currency Doubleday</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As the world evolves, we need to understand what the world will be like as women come to have more and more impact in the public realm. Thus, <strong>The Female Advantage </strong>attempts to answer the small questions...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Age of Heretics http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/age-heretics <div>Author: Kleiner, Art</div> <div>Publisher: Currency Doubleday</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Through this historical journey, managers will discover the origins of their work and their thinking. They will also gain some understanding as to how today’s managerial theories and practices might influence the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Answers for Managers. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/answers-managers <div>Author: Radzik, Adam | Emek, Sharon</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In Answers for Managers, Radzik and Emek have distilled a virtual library of management concepts into an extremely practical guide, whose primary value lies in the fact that it provides managers with the information...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The World According to Peter Drucker http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/world-according-peter-drucker <div>Author: Beatty, Jack</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Peter F. Drucker’s influence is global. His views on management, industrial organization, business strategy, leadership development, and employee motivation have instructed Fortune 500 corporations, nonprofit...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership On Becoming a Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/becoming-leader <div>Author: Bennis, Warren</div> <div>Publisher: Addison-Wesley</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders are important because (1) they are responsible for the success or failure of all organizations, (2) the world needs a guiding purpose, and leaders fulfill that need; and (3) the integrity of our institutions is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Making a Difference http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/making-difference <div>Author: Bethel, Sheila Murray</div> <div>Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Grassroots leadership dispels feelings of powerlessness in the face of the overwhelming problems plaguing today's world. When you define your "mission that matters," you'll know what it is you want to make a difference...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Art of the Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/art-leader <div>Author: Cohen, William A.</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leadership can make the difference between success and failure. It entails acting through others to accomplish tasks, for there are many important goals that cannot be achieved without the help of others. However, you...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Delta Air lines http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/delta-air-lines <div>Author: Davis, Sidney F.</div> <div>Publisher: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Delta Air Lines, which originated in Louisiana, has been based in Atlanta, Georgia for almost 50 of its 60 years. As the South has prospered, so has the company, gaining a reputation for hospitality and pride-the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Wall Street Women http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/wall-street-women <div>Author: Fisher, Anne B.</div> <div>Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In some respects, the bull market opened up unprecedented opportunities for a long-neglected talent pool of women. In 1987, the Dow Jones Industrial Average flew past the 2,000 mark for the first time ever and four of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership American Business: A Two-Minute Warning. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/american-business-two-minute-warning <div>Author: Grayson Jr., C. Jackson | O'Dell, Carla</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>From history we find that leadership and world dominance tend to cause complacency. Leaders overlook the relative growth rates of challengers, the changes are so gradual that leaders have difficulty sensing the crisis...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership SuperLeadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/superleadership <div>Author: Manz, Charles C. | Sims, Henry P.</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Self-leadership is what people do to lead themselves-an extensive set of strategies which focus on the behaviors and thoughts that people use for self-influence. This can be seen as a form of respon-sible followship...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership HR from the Heart http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hr-heart <div>Author: Sartain, Libby | Finney, Martha I.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Sartain, talented human resource professionals can build rewarding careers that are consistent with their personal values while, simultaneously, growing world-class organizations and having a positive...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Lore and Legends of Wall Street http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lore-and-legends-wall-street <div>Author: Sharp, Robert M.</div> <div>Publisher: Dow Jones-Irwin</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When the colonists arrived, the currency in place was wampum (or wampumpeage, meaning "white string") manufactured by the Iroquois Indians. Since the colonists traded with the Indians, they also adopted this system....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Northbound Train http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/northbound-train <div>Author: Albrecht, Karl</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1994</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A process for formulating a corporate vision and direction, and communicating that vision in a compelling way to everyone in the organization. Albrecht uses the metaphor of riding a train as a focusing concept for...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Flight of the Buffalo http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/flight-buffalo <div>Author: Belasco, James A. | Stayer, Ralph C.</div> <div>Publisher: Warner Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A provocative leadership model to help organizations stop operating like buffalo and start "flying" like responsible, interdependent geese. The process, called Leading the Journey, is based on the leadership principles...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Organizing Genius http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/organizing-genius <div>Author: Bennis, Warren | Biederman, Patricia Ward</div> <div>Publisher: Addison-Wesley</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Organizing Genius</strong>, Warren Bennis illuminates how the leadership process must function as a collaborative process if truly exceptional performance is to be achieved. Part history, part how-to manual...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Fidelity's World http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fidelitys-world <div>Author: Henriques, Diana B.</div> <div>Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>This unauthorized account of Fidelity’s world represents a monumental feat of investigative reporting. Henriques deftly probed more than 60 years of documentary records (SEC documents, sworn depositions, personal and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The CEO Paradox http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ceo-paradox <div>Author: Horton, Thomas R.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Horton quotes from leading CEOs to offer a clear picture of corporate life at the top, discussing such things as decision-making, time management, handling pressure, advance planning, executive fashion, the dangers of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Merchants of Vision http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/merchants-vision <div>Author: Liebig, James E.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 1994</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Government power, once under central control, is being devolved to the people (a phenomenon also occurring in corporations). People are losing faith in the traditional institutions, and in doing so, are turning to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Fourth Wave http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fourth-wave <div>Author: Maynard Jr., Herman Bryant | Mehrtens, Susan E.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Seven important trends underlie the emergence of a new worldview- a shift in consciousness, disenchantment with scientism, new inner sources of authority and power, a respiritualization of society, a decline in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The New GE http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-ge <div>Author: Slater, Robert</div> <div>Publisher: Business One/Irwin</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The New GE</strong> profiles Jack Welch and provides current and future leaders with invaluable insights into the personal and professional characteristics and philosophy needed to lead U.S. enterprises in this...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/control-your-destiny-or-someone-else-will <div>Author: Tichy, Noel M. | Sherman, Stratford</div> <div>Publisher: Currency Doubleday</div> <div>Published Date: 1994</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Noel Tichy and Stratford Sherman contend that Jack Welch’s successes as a leader depend less on his personality than on the quality of this thought. What makes this account of GE’s renaissance unique is that the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Extraordinary Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/extraordinary-leader <div>Author: Zenger, John H. | Folkman, Joseph</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Because the important topic of leadership has been explored and expounded upon ad infinitum, by a multitude of academicians, consultants, and leaders, themselves, there is no dearth of contrasting and complementary...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Toxic Workplace! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/toxic-workplace <div>Author: Kusy, Mitchell | Holloway, Elizabeth</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Ask employees at any company and you will find a vast majority of them have worked with a “toxic” employee. They go by many names: control freaks, narcissists, manipulators, bullies, or humiliators, but the result of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Derailed http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/derailed <div>Author: Irwin, Tim</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Tim Irwin’s Derailed focuses on how a lack of key character qualities can cause a leader to go off track. To make his case, Irwin profiles six very public leadership demises: Bob Nardelli of Home Depot, Carly Fiorina...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Lead with Love http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lead-love <div>Author: Czarnecki, Gerry</div> <div>Publisher: Milton Rae Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Gerry Czarnecki states that the “direct and unambiguous impact leaders have on their associates is almost incalculable” and that skilled leadership can create a competitive advantage. In <strong>Lead with Love...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading with Cultural Intelligence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-cultural-intelligence <div>Author: Livermore, David</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Cultural intelligence (CQ) is a set of skills that facilitates effective cross-cultural management. Instead of learning the intricacies of the culture and practices of every nation, CQ provides a broad-based model that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Just Ask Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/just-ask-leadership <div>Author: Cohen, Gary B.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Large egos can propel businesspeople into leadership positions. Once they have done so, however, those same egos can get in the way of what all executives want to do: lead and motivate others. In <strong>Just Ask...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Engaging the Hearts and Minds of All Your Employees http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/engaging-hearts-and-minds-all-your-employees <div>Author: Colan, Lee J.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When employees are fully engaged, they deliver passionate performance, a strong, sustained intellectual and emotional attachment to their work. Passionate performance creates a wall of differentiation between a firm...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Distance Manager http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/distance-manager <div>Author: Fisher, Kimball | Fisher, Mareen Duncan</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>With an increasing number of employees working outside the central workplace, direct control over members of a project team is a thing of the past. In <strong>The Distance Manager</strong>, authors Kimball Fisher and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Inspiring Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/inspiring-leader <div>Author: Folkman,, Joseph R. | Edinger, Scott K. | Zenger, John H.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Inspiring Leader</strong>, John H. Zenger, Joseph R. Folkman, and Scott K. Edinger explain how leaders can bring about extraordinary performance and move a group from ho-hum to gung-ho by breaking...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Equipped to Lead http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/equipped-lead <div>Author: Sanders, Dan J. | Walters, Galen</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The current social culture, which is often characterized by greed, individualism, and narcissism, disrupts organizations and has led to a myopic focus on short-term profits at the expense of human beings. This chaos...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leaders Make the Future http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leaders-make-future <div>Author: Johansen, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the future, the world will be filled with volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, or VUCA. Though the past has certainly seen its fair share of these things, the future will be more volatile, more...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Secrets of CEOs http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/secrets-ceos <div>Author: Tappin, Steve | Cave, Andrew</div> <div>Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Being a CEO is without a doubt a difficult job. Effective company leaders strive to deal with ever-changing business realities while attempting to find a work-life balance. Steve Tappin and Andrew Cave interviewed over...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Strategic Project Management Made Simple http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/strategic-project-management-made-simple <div>Author: Schmidt, Terry</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Too many project teams and project managers fail to accomplish their goals because they lack “the right tools to think, plan, and act effectively.” In <strong>Strategic Project Management Made Simple</strong>, Terry...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Introverted Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/introverted-leader <div>Author: Kahnweiler,, Jennifer B.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In an outgoing, Type-A business culture, the introvert may feel excluded, overlooked, and misunderstood. Reticence can be mistaken for reluctance, arrogance, or even lack of intelligence. These impressions can result...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Extraordinary Groups http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/extraordinary-groups <div>Author: Bellman, Geoffrey M. | Ryan, Kathleen D.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>People take part in group activities in countless aspects of their lives, but truly exceptional group experiences are rare. Groups that can harnesses the energy to satisfy their goals and surpass expectations have a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Games at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/games-work <div>Author: Goldstein, Mauricio | Read, Philip</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Every company engages in some form of game play, whether knowingly or not, yet most companies do not understand the detriment these games can have on productivity and profitability. In <strong>Games at Work</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Everything I Know About Business I Learned at McDonald's http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/everything-i-know-about-business-i-learned-mcdonalds <div>Author: Facella, Paul</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Paul Facella’s <strong>Everything I Know About Business I Learned at McDonald’s</strong> is an overview of his 34-year career with the fast food giant. In it he provides advice and guidance for achieving success and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Corporate Reputation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/corporate-reputation <div>Author: Gaines-Ross, Leslie</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Corporate crises, such as those resulting from the Three Mile Island nuclear accident and the Tylenol poisonings, have always been a part of business, but the number and magnitude of crises have increased greatly since...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Exceptional Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/exceptional-leadership <div>Author: Dye, Carson F. | Garman, Andrew N.</div> <div>Publisher: Health Administration Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In Exceptional Leadership, authors Carson F. Dye and Andrew N. Garman identify the 16 characteristics of outstanding healthcare leaders. Drawing on decades of healthcare experience and research, the authors identify...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Pursuit of Something Better http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/pursuit-something-better <div>Author: Esler, Dave | Kruger, Myra</div> <div>Publisher: New Ridge Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Pursuit of Something Better</strong>, authors Dave Esler and Myra Kruger tell the story of U.S. Cellular’s revolutionary transformation under the leadership of CEO Jack Rooney. Rooney’s instrument of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Just Listen http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/just-listen <div>Author: Goulston, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Though the seemingly simple act of communication is as natural to humans as breathing and eating, every individual occasionally runs across someone else who is not easily “reachable.” In <strong>Just Listen</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Words That Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/words-work <div>Author: Luntz, Dr. Frank</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Communication is about the effective use of language in the context of understanding the audience. The best product or service can have a great slogan or advertisement, but the message fails if the communicator does...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership 10 Steps to Successful Teams http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/10-steps-successful-teams <div>Author: McClay, Renie</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Renie McClay's <strong>10 Steps to Successful Teams</strong> provides advice and guidance for team leaders and team members who are charged with accomplishing tasks through collaborative...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership 10 Steps to Successful Coaching http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/10-steps-successful-coaching <div>Author: Oberstein, Sophie</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Workplace coaching has gained in popularity, and it has evolved from being viewed as a punishment for poor performance to a perk for those being groomed for positions of greater responsibility. In <strong>10 Steps to...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Followership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/followership <div>Author: Atchison, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: Health Administration Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For the last three decades healthcare workers have been adjusting to a new work environment—one that puts profits over people. Workers are unsure about their roles in the organization and many struggle to find meaning...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Women Lead the Way http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/women-lead-way <div>Author: Tarr-Whelan, Linda</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Linda Tarr-Whelan makes the case in <strong>Women Lead the Way</strong> that having more women leaders will make a positive difference for everyone. Their management skills and techniques match the 21st century...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership First In, Last Out http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/first-last-out <div>Author: Salka, John</div> <div>Publisher: Portfolio Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Would the people who work for you follow you into a burning building?</span><span> The Fire Department of the City of New York is one of the most effective...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/becoming-evidence-based-manager <div>Author: Latham, Gary P.</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Like many skills, management is both an art and a science. The art of management is unique to an individual. The science of management, on the other hand, is based on empirical data and can be taught and replicated in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Strengths Based Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/strengths-based-leadership <div>Author: Rath, Tom | Conchie, Barry</div> <div>Publisher: Gallup, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Strengths Based Leadership</strong>, Tom Rath and Barry Conchie discuss the importance of identifying one’s natural strengths and how they fit into the four domains of leadership: Executing, Influencing,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Talent Is Never Enough http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/talent-never-enough <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>We frequently attribute great accomplishments to great talent. However, if success depends on talent alone, then why do we all know talented people who are not successful? In <strong>Talent Is Never Enough</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership It's All Politics http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/its-all-politics <div>Author: Reardon, Kathleen Kelley</div> <div>Publisher: Broadway Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Business is not a spectator sport. Regardless of skills and hard work, anyone who aspires to advance in business cannot afford to be apolitical. In <strong>It’s All Politics</strong>, Kathleen Kelley Reardon explains...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Attitude of Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/attitude-leadership <div>Author: Harrell, Keith</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"><span>The Attitude of Leadership is not a bunch of academic theories or hot new leadership techniques, just timeless principles that anyone can use to become a more...</span></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading in Times of Crisis http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-times-crisis <div>Author: Dotlich, David L. | Cairo, Peter C. | Rhinesmith, Stephen H.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The challenges facing leaders today continue to grow as the needs of investors, customers, and employees conflict with one another. <strong>Leading in Times of Crisis </strong>by David L. Dotlich, Peter C. Cairo, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Power to Lead http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-lead <div>Author: Thompson, Gregg | Martinuzzi, Bruna</div> <div>Publisher: SelectBooks, Inc</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>Do you have the power to lead? This may be the most intimate book on leadership you will ever read. Thompson and Martinuzzi have done a masterful job of drawing upon...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership Beyond Reason http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-beyond-reason <div>Author: Townsend, John</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Leadership Beyond Reason</strong>, Dr. John Townsend speaks from a background of both psychological and theological expertise to urge leaders to go “beyond reason,” to connect with their values, feelings,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Firefly Effect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/firefly-effect <div>Author: Douglas, Kimberley</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>What does the ideal organic team look like? <strong>The Firefly Effect </strong>addresses the key characteristics that compose creative, energetic, and productive teams and discusses practical methods leaders can use...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership Gold http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-gold <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Exceptional leadership makes a difference. Without efficient leadership, organizational goals cannot be achieved, nor can progress be attained, but becoming an exceptional leader is not easy – it takes hard work,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership High Altitude Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/high-altitude-leadership <div>Author: Warner, Chris | Schmincke, Don</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>High Altitude Leadership</strong>, Chris Warner and Don Schmincke, apply the lessons learned in the world of extreme mountaineering to the world of business. According to the authors, the dangers faced by...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Authentic Conversations http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/authentic-conversations <div>Author: Showkeir, Jamie | Showkeir, Maren</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;Authentic&nbsp;Conversations, Jamie Showkeir and Maren Showkeir show the way to change the ways in which you communicate with both your peers and your subordinates at work. The authors...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership A Manager's Guide to Coaching http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-guide-coaching <div>Author: Emerson, Brian | Loehr, Anne</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In A Manager's Guide to Coaching, authors Brian Emerson and Anne Loehr operate under the premise that without engaging employees on a human level which responds to a coach's leadership, workplace production and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Credible Company http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/credible-company <div>Author: D'Aprix, Roger</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Why is it that there is a record number of employees who no longer trust the management of the companies for whom they work? What is being lost – or left unsaid – in the communication between executive leadership and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership Solutions http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-solutions <div>Author: Weiss, David S. | Molinaro, Vince | Davey, Liane</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Organizations often struggle to build the leadership capacity necessary to thrive in an ever-changing global business environment. In fact, leadership development may be one of the biggest challenges facing businesses...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Equipping 101 http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/equipping-101 <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Harper Collins</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Don't settle for what you can accomplish alone.</span><span><span> "One is too small a number to achieve greatness," says New York Times best-selling author and...</span></span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Investing In People http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/investing-people <div>Author: Cascio, Wayne | Boudreau, John</div> <div>Publisher: FT Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Decisions about talent, human capital, and organizational effectiveness are increasingly central to the strategic success of virtually all organizations. Unfortunately, these decisions are often addressed with limited...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership and the Sexes http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-and-sexes <div>Author: Gurian, Michael | Annis, Barbara</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Gender differences are apparent in all facets of life, and work settings are no exception. Some companies ignore these differences, breeding miscommunication and misunderstanding. Other companies work to become gender...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Go for Gold http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/go-gold <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>If you've read any of John C. Maxwell's books on leadership, you know that leadership is developed daily, not in a day.</span><span> That's why he's written Go for...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Great Business Teams http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/great-business-teams <div>Author: Guttman, Howard M.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Great teams stand apart from the rest. They are undaunted by the toughest business challenges and are not content with simply overcoming such challenges. Instead, they use them as opportunities for transformation. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Five Literacies of Global Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/five-literacies-global-leadership <div>Author: Hames, Richard David</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The pace of life has accelerated at an amazing rate over the last few centuries. Rapid technological advancement has completely changed the way businesses operate. Global borders have blurred and geography has little...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Transparency http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/transparency <div>Author: Bennis, Warren | Goleman, Daniel | O'Toole, James | Biederman, Patricia Ward</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Transparency</strong>, Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman, James O’Toole, and Patricia Ward Biederman use three essays to explore the complexities of transparency and reflect on becoming a transparent leader,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leaders at All Levels http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leaders-all-levels <div>Author: Charan, Ram</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Leaders at All Levels</strong>, Ram Charan addresses a growing problem in business—the shortage of leaders who are prepared to face today’s complex business environment. Many companies struggle to find...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Judgment http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/judgment <div>Author: Tichy, Noel M. | Bennis, Warren G.</div> <div>Publisher: Portfolio</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Noel Tichy and Warren Bennis, leaders are remembered for their best and worst decisions. Whether they are running a country, a military unit, a global corporation, or a sports team, the quality of their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Epic Change http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/epic-change <div>Author: Clark, Timothy R.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Successful change leadership is an often overlooked developmental skill in our global age where uncertainty, a hastened pace, and intensified competition have become the norm. Yet understanding and managing...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Advantage-Makers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/advantage-makers <div>Author: Feinberg, Steven</div> <div>Publisher: Financial Times Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Some leaders are more capable than others.</span><span> They consistently see possibilities that others miss.</span><span> They learn more, but more than that,...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Secret Language of Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/secret-language-leadership <div>Author: Denning, Stephen</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><div>The power to communicate a complex idea or engender transformational change in a company and its people is a key characteristic of a good leader. Generating enduring enthusiasm through <em>compelling storytelling...</em></div></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Starfish and the Spider http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/starfish-and-spider <div>Author: Brafman, Ori1,2 | Beckstrom, Rod A.2</div> <div>Publisher: Penguin Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Starfish and the Spider</strong>, entrepreneurs Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom offer that organizations fall into two categories: traditional “spiders,” which have a rigid hierarchy and a top-down...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Achieve Leadership Genius http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/achieve-leadership-genius <div>Author: Zigarmi, Drea | Fowler, Susan | Lyles, Dick</div> <div>Publisher: FT Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>This book helps you better understand the meaning of leadership. It opens your eyes that leadership skills can be developed. All you need is make conscious efforts into...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership True North http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/true-north <div>Author: George, Bill | Sims, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>True North</strong>, the sequel to Bill George’s 2003 bestseller Authentic Leadership, readers are shown how to follow their <em><strong>“True North,”</strong></em> their internal compass that will guide...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Leadership Challenge, 4th Edition http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-challenge-4th-edition <div>Author: Kouzes, James M. | Posner, Barry Z.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Leadership Challenge</strong>, one of the best-selling leadership books of all time, is considered by many as the most trusted source on becoming a better leader. With this fourth edition, James M. Kouzes...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Teaching An Anthill To Fetch http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/teaching-anthill-fetch <div>Author: Joyce, Stephen James</div> <div>Publisher: Mighty Small Books Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><span>Whether working with a small group of five people or a big organization of 100 or 1,000 people, one major challenge facing today's leaders and business managers is how to get their team to deal with change in a...</span></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Way of the Shepherd http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/way-shepherd <div>Author: Leman, Kevin | Pentak, William</div> <div>Publisher: Zondervan Publications</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>The Way of the Shepherd presents the story of a young, inexperienced reporter who meets and interviews the most respected CEO in America, and walks away with the...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Top Performance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/top-performance <div>Author: Ziglar, Zig</div> <div>Publisher: OMF Literature</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><span>How do you become a Top Performer?</span><span> If you are a manager or leader, and you want to become more effective, "Top Performance" by Zig Ziglar is for you.</span><span> It shows how to maximize your...</span></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership Agility http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-agility <div>Author: Joiner, William B. | Josephs, Stephen A.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to authors Bill Joiner and Stephen Josephs, being a leader in the 21st century business world isn’t easy. Today’s global economy is dynamic, uncertain, and ever-changing. What leaders need in these turbulent...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Strategic Corporate Finance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/strategic-corporate-finance <div>Author: Pettit, Justin</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The weighted average cost of capital, value-based management, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management are important components of corporate finance today. Yet, understanding how they work and how to implement...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership What Got You Here Won't Get You There http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-got-you-here-wont-get-you-there <div>Author: Goldsmith, Marshall | Reiter, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>There are some leaders who go through life without the need for a career roadmap. Marshall Goldsmith describes these people as “grounded” and as “role models and heroes.” Goldsmith sees his role as helping successful...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership A Leader's Legacy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leaders-legacy <div>Author: Kouzes, James M. | Posner, Barry Z.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Kouzes and Posner's The Leadership Challenge was first published in 1987, and revised in 1996 and 2002, to become one of the bestselling leadership books of all time. Although each revision was offered to address the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/you-dont-need-title-be-leader <div>Author: Sanborn, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Random House</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Leaders do not necessarily need titles to be what they are.</span><span> In this book, Mark Sanborn uses the stories of unsung heroes to illustrate how people can...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Be a People Person http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/be-people-person <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: John C. Maxwell, Magna Publishing Co</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Interpersonal relationships can make or break people.</span><span> This is most true for leaders.</span><span> Since leaders work with different kinds of people,...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Allure of Toxic Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/allure-toxic-leaders <div>Author: Lipman-Blumen, Jean</div> <div>Publisher: Oxford University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the wake of highly publicized examples of toxic leadership - in politics, business, and even religion - Americans are growing increasingly cynical about leaders’ morality and motivations. Despite frustrations with...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Purpose http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/purpose <div>Author: Mourkogiannis, Nikos1</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave MacMillian</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Not all companies have a purpose, but enduringly successful ones do. What matters most for long-lasting achievement are the ideas that drive people’s inspiration.<br /><br />In <strong>Purpose</strong>, Nikos...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Truth About Being A Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/truth-about-being-leader <div>Author: Otazo, Karen</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In this book, Dr. Karen Otazo reveals 52 often unspoken "truths" designed to let you in on the profound secrets of successful leaders which are easy to put into action.</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Triple Bottom Line http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/triple-bottom-line <div>Author: Savitz, Andrew W. | Karl, Weber</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Triple Bottom Line</strong>, authors Andrew Savitz and Karl Weber look at how businesses can prosper financially while protecting and renewing the social, environmental, and economic resources they need—...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Speed of Trust http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/speed-trust <div>Author: Covey, Stephen M. R. | Merrill, Rebecca R.</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Stephen M. R. Covey (son of the bestselling author Stephen R. Covey), there is one thing that is common to every individual, relationship, team, family, organization, nation, economy, and civilization...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Source of Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/source-success <div>Author: Georgescu, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Georgescu, the world has crossed into uncharted territory in which “too much of a good thing has become a permanent way of life.” For the first time in history, the supply of almost everything has begun to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading at a Higher Level http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-higher-level <div>Author: Blanchard, Ken</div> <div>Publisher: Financial Times Prentice Hall</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders in any realm of life can become self-serving when the driving reason for being in business is based solely on profit. While profit is a legitimate goal, neglecting to see leadership as part of a higher calling...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Diversity: Leaders Not Labels http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/diversity-leaders-not-labels <div>Author: Graham, Stedman</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As technology brings people closer together, our environment becomes more diverse. And while workers from all backgrounds are merging into the global marketplace, businesses are being challenged by a shortage of talent...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Becoming a Person of Influence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/becoming-person-influence <div>Author: Maxwell, John C. | Dornan, Jim</div> <div>Publisher: Nelson Business</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Each of us is influenced by others. People of influence can include presidents, entertainers, and athletes. In <strong>Becoming a Person of Influence,</strong> Maxwell and Dornan stress that this is not something that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Productive Narcissist http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/productive-narcissist <div>Author: Maccoby, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Broadway Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For our age of rapid social and economic change, author Michael Maccoby proposes a new paradigm of leadership, one that is based on a classic Freudian personality trait – narcissism. Challenging prevailing theories of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Transparency Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/transparency-edge <div>Author: Pagano, Barbara | Pagano, Elizabeth</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In his foreword, Stephen Lundin (coauthor of Fish, Fish Tales, and Fish Sticks) notes that change agents worldwide have rewritten the rules of change and motivation, and initiated massive cultural revolutions, in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership 7 Moments That Define Excellent Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/7-moments-define-excellent-leaders <div>Author: Colan, Lee J.</div> <div>Publisher: Lee J. Colan, CornerStone Leadership Institute</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>A Moment To Commit:</span><span> Giving your all-time best:</span><span> Giving your best always gets the best results.</span><span> A total commitment creates...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The DNA of Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dna-leadership <div>Author: Glaser, Judith E.</div> <div>Publisher: Adams Media</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The DNA of Leadership</strong>, which follows her successful <strong>Creating WE</strong>, author Judith Glaser identifies the seven leadership practices that can re-shape an organization into a culture that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership On the High Wire http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/high-wire <div>Author: Gunn, Robert W. | Gullickson, Betsy Raskin</div> <div>Publisher: Praeger Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>Beginnings are always tough; first times, inexorably fussy. In this tremendously poignant book, Gunn and Gullickson relate the exigencies brought about by a spanking...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leaders - Start to Finish http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leaders-start-finish <div>Author: Bruce, Anne</div> <div>Publisher: American Society for Training & Development</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>Nowadays, leadership is not limited to the level of the senior managers. At every level in the career ladder, employees are expected to work towards this particular goal...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The 33 Strategies of War. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/33-strategies-war <div>Author: Greene, Robert</div> <div>Publisher: Viking (Penguin Group)</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>It has been a customary perception that peace-loving people triumph more in life.</span><span> Few realize that this is the very idea that acts as a barrier to...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Measure of a Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/measure-leader <div>Author: Daniels, Aubrey C. | Daniels, James E.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most leadership guides today select the traits and techniques of individual successful leaders and then present them as universal truths that can be passed on to others aspiring to leadership.&nbsp;In <strong>Measure...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Perfect Phrases for Documenting Employee Performance Problems http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/perfect-phrases-documenting-employee-performance-problems <div>Author: Bruce, Anne</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>When used correctly, a performance review can be an effective motivational tool.</span><span> Unfortunately, a review can also cause defensive reactions and...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The 360-Degree Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/360-degree-leader <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders today face the challenge of influencing people from all sides of an organization. Yet, many managers with leadership responsibilities feel that because they are not the main leader, they cannot influence their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-leaders <div>Author: Salacuse, Jeswald W.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders are in for a new set of challenges when they are called upon to manage people who are themselves leaders. This challenge is particularly prevalent in “high talent” organizations made up of people with high...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership 100 Ways To Motivate Others http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/100-ways-motivate-others <div>Author: Chandler, Steve | Richardson, Scott</div> <div>Publisher: Steve Chandler and Scott Richardson, Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Bestselling author Steve Chandler and lawyer Scott Richardson show readers how to get the best results from their people.</span><span> They show how leaders must...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership How Great Leaders Get Great Results http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-great-leaders-get-great-results <div>Author: Baldoni, John</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In order to create a strong, results-driven organization with increased sales, improved customer service, quality, and productivity, great leaders must be attentive to seven specific management principles: vision,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/battle-soul-capitalism <div>Author: Bogle, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Yale University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Corporate scandals, under-funded pensions, and the arrest of top executives are all a part of modern corporate culture. But, it has not always been this way, and it does not have to be this way today. In <strong>The...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Number http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/number <div>Author: Eisenberg, Lee</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Secretly, many people agonize over whether they have enough money put away in order to survive the rest of their lives as they age and “downshift” in jobs toward retirement. According to author Lee Eisenberg, tens of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Tales From The Top http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/tales-top <div>Author: Alexander, Graham</div> <div>Publisher: Nelson Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Every executive, even those in charge of successful companies, needs nurturing and coaching every once in a while. <strong>Tales From the Top </strong>by Graham Alexander gives busy executives access to a highly-rated...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The 3 Financial Styles of Very Successful Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/3-financial-styles-very-successful-leaders <div>Author: Prince, E. Ted</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders have widely different approaches in how they deal with money and how they approach the building of value. These personal financial traits can be linked to a company’s performance and market value.<br /><br />In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Motivating Employees http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/motivating-employees <div>Author: Bruce, Anne | Pepitone, James S.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>What makes companies Southwest Airlines, Disney, and Ben & Jerry's different from millions of other corporations out there?</span><span> These companies, along...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership Presence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-presence <div>Author: Halpern, Belle Linda | Lubar, Kathy</div> <div>Publisher: Gotham Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Whether they are actors, politicians, or business moguls, great leaders have one thing in common – presence. Laurence Olivier had presence; so did Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, Mahatma Gandhi, and Eleanor...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Creating WE http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/creating-we <div>Author: Glaser, Judith E.</div> <div>Publisher: Platinum Press Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Glaser, organizations lose their spirit, become mediocre, and die when they fall prey to what she calls the self-serving I-centric behaviors of control, blame, resignation, attachment to the past,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Keeping the People Who Keep You in Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/keeping-people-who-keep-you-business <div>Author: Branham, Leigh</div> <div>Publisher: American Management Association</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>In whatever business you choose to engage in, you need reliable and competent people. You have to invest in the right people - people who put their competencies and work...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Leadership Gap http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-gap <div>Author: Weiss, David S. | Molinaro, Vince</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Canada Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Because leaders must shape their organizations, build teams, drive results, and inspire their employees to deliver value, leadership is a critical source of competitive advantage in today’s economy. However, Weiss and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Time Mastery http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/time-mastery <div>Author: Clemens, John K. | Dalrymple, Scott</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Every executive has wished for more hours in a day in order to meet all of his or her business goals. John K. Clemens and Scott Dalrymple suggest that more hours are not necessarily the best answer. They contend that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Survival of the Savvy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/survival-savvy <div>Author: Brandon, Rick | Seldman, Marty</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Each day in the business world, a corporate version of “survival of the fittest” unfolds in the form of power plays, turf battles, deceptions, and sabotages. As a result, individuals’ careers are thwarted and companies...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Jack: Straight from the Gut http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/jack-straight-gut <div>Author: Welch, Jack | Byrne, John A.</div> <div>Publisher: Warner Books Inc</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch leaves us with many lessons in management and leadership.</span><span> From his humble beginnings as a competitive kid from...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Why Some Companies Emerge Stronger and Better from a Crisis http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-some-companies-emerge-stronger-and-better-crisis <div>Author: Mitroff, Ian I.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Until very recently, companies thought of accidents as natural or normal. Natural disasters such as fires and floods have always existed and most companies know how to use risk management to protect themselves. But...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Five Temptations of a CEO http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/five-temptations-ceo <div>Author: Leoncioni, Patrick</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><span>Managing a company need not be complicated, and being a CEO should be conceptually simple.</span><span> True, business leaders face difficult problems and challenges, but they eventually get the results they want...</span></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Organizational Culture and Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/organizational-culture-and-leadership <div>Author: Schein, Edgar H.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Culture is to a group what personality is to an individual. Edgar Schein, in this his third edition of the classic, <strong>Organizational Culture and Leadership</strong>, delves deeper into the origins and evolution...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The One Thing You Need to Know http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/one-thing-you-need-know <div>Author: Buckingham, Marcus</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In his first best seller, First, Break All the Rules, Buckingham, breaking with conventional wisdom, offered managers valuable guidelines on how to avoid the mistake of coercing their employees into overcoming their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership It's Your Ship http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/its-your-ship <div>Author: Abrashoff, D. Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Warner Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Companies and businesses share the common challenge of retaining and getting the most out of their employees.</span><span> When trained employees resign, the...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership A Journey Into the Heroic Environment http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/journey-heroic-environment <div>Author: Lebow, Rob</div> <div>Publisher: Select Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>A Journey into the Heroic Environment</strong>, Lebow contends that, the secret to job satisfaction is the way an individual treats others and how that conduct causes others to treat the individual. Over the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading the Way http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-way <div>Author: Gandossy, Robert | Effron, Marc</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the past, there has been little real research to show that leadership development has resulted in positive, long-term success. Now studies are showing that leaders can change, but aren’t necessarily doing so....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The 8th Habit http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/8th-habit <div>Author: Covey, Stephen R.</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Covey’s first book, <strong>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People</strong>, has helped tens of millions of individuals in business, government, education, and families to focus on effectiveness and dramatically...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Great Motivation Secrets of Great Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/great-motivation-secrets-great-leaders <div>Author: Baldoni, John</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Motivation is an authentic trait of leadership. While many have written before about motivation and leadership, <strong>Great Motivation Secrets of Great Leaders </strong>simplifies, by example, ways in which great...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Oz Principle http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/oz-principle <div>Author: Connors, Roger | Smith, Tom | Hickman, Craig</div> <div>Publisher: Penguin Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>In The Oz Principle, Connors, Smith, and Hickman brilliantly use the analogy of "The Wizard of Oz" to discuss a business philosophy aimed in propelling individuals and...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership and Self-Deception http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-and-self-deception <div>Author: The Arbringer Institute</div> <div>Publisher: Berret-Koehler Publishers Inc</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <dd><span>How would you react if you were told by your top boss that you have a problem and that problem is you - only you don't know how on earth you can be THE problem?...</span></dd></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Building the Bridge As You Walk On It http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/building-bridge-you-walk-it <div>Author: Quinn, Robert E.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>"Building the Bridge as You Walk on It" is Robert Quinn’s final book in the trilogy focusing on personal change and organizational leadership that began with "Deep Change" in 1996. In "Deep Change," Quinn teaches that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Guts http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/guts-0 <div>Author: Freiberg, Kevin | Freiberg, Jackie</div> <div>Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <dd>Truly enlightening is the discovery that while these companies belong to diverse industries, their brand of gutsy leadership, culture and philosophy share a common...</dd></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Radical Leap http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/radical-leap <div>Author: Farber, Steve</div> <div>Publisher: Dearborn Trade Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>In a business that has become overloaded with corporate buzzwords, Steve Farber finds that true leadership is best achieved by returning to basic principles that...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/7-habits-highly-effective-people <div>Author: Covey, Stephen R.</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today's complex and interdependent world is plagued by a myriad of common human challenges. These include fear, insecurity, blame, hopelessness, selfishness, conflict, personal stagnation, and a lack of life balance....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Prisoners of Our Thoughts http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/prisoners-our-thoughts <div>Author: Pattakos, Alex</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Victor Frankl’s <strong>Man’s Search for Meaning </strong>is considered one of the most influential books of modern times. His personal story of discovering a reason to live while in the Nazi concentration camps...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Crucial Conversations http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crucial-conversations <div>Author: Patterson, Kerry | Grenny, Joseph | McMillan, Ron | Switzler, Al</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Crucial conversations happen to everyone. They are the conversations that affect the quality of our lives, whether in the personal or the professional realm. Crucial conversations are those in which opinions vary, in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Tough Calls http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/tough-calls <div>Author: Martin, Dick</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For decades, before its 1984 breakup, AT&T, affectionately (and sometimes not so affectionately) known as “Ma Bell," dominated the corporate landscape—as much a symbol of American culture as the proverbial, very...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leadership: The Inner Side of Greatness http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-inner-side-greatness <div>Author: Koestenbaum, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders are not born; they are developed. Furthermore, leadership is not a characteristic confined to business, but is a way of thinking and a way of living. In the thoroughly revised <strong>Leadership: The Inner Side...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Crucial Confrontations http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crucial-confrontations <div>Author: Patterson, Kerry | Grenny, Joseph | McMillan, Ron | Switzler, Al</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Behind the problems that plague organizations are individuals who cannot, or will not, deal with broken promises and violated expectations. The problems often involve broken rules, missed deadlines, and simply...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Power of We http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-we <div>Author: Tisch, Jonathan M.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Jonathan Tisch, Chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels and one of the nation's most influential corporate executives, understands the power of partnerships in achieving success. Although he developed his leadership...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Confidence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/confidence <div>Author: Kanter, Rosabeth Moss</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Rosabeth Moss Kanter in <strong>Confidence</strong>, winning creates a “halo” effect, which encourages positive behavior, and positive behavior, in turn, makes further wins more likely. In addition, the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Navigating the Badlands http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/navigating-badlands <div>Author: O'Hara-Devereaux, Mary</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Business forecaster and author Mary O’Hara-Devereaux borrows a metaphor from the old American West, “navigating the badlands,” to describe the journey that business and industry finds itself on in the current...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Embracing Uncertainty http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/embracing-uncertainty <div>Author: Clampitt, Phillip G. | DeKoch, Robert J.</div> <div>Publisher: M.E Sharpe</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>In a global business climate that changes faster than any leader can plan, authors Clampitt and DeKoch have outlined the essence of leadership, by first...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Trust Me http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/trust-me <div>Author: Hastings, Wayne | Potter, Ron</div> <div>Publisher: Waterbrook Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>These days, where the corporate jungle metaphor has transformed into a definite jungle on its own, leadership has become one statement synonymous to corporate...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Corporate Conversations http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/corporate-conversations <div>Author: Holtz, Shel</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While many companies invest significant sums of money in their external communications efforts, internal communications are frequently overlooked and considered as being of lesser importance. In today’s competitive,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Social Power and the CEO http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/social-power-and-ceo <div>Author: Jaques, Elliott</div> <div>Publisher: Quorum Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Jaques, everyone’s ideas about human nature at work are clouded by serious, invasive misconceptions that have continually fueled the development of ill-advised managerial leadership systems. Drawing on...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Communication Catalyst http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/communication-catalyst <div>Author: Connolly, Mickey | Rianoshek, Richard</div> <div>Publisher: Dearborn Trade Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Co-authors Mickey Connolly and Richard Rianoshek do something extraordinary in the introduction of <strong>The Communication Catalyst</strong>. They make a promise. If readers take the time to read, understand, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Legacy Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/legacy-leader <div>Author: Lopez, Anthony</div> <div>Publisher: 1st Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Because of recent events in our society, especially in the world of business, many no longer expect leaders, in any arena, to be people of integrity, but accept flawed character as business as usual and of no real...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Why Smart Executives Fail http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-smart-executives-fail <div>Author: Finkelstein, Sydney</div> <div>Publisher: Portfolio</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The rise and fall of the DeLorean, RJ Reynolds’s smokeless cigarette, Motorola’s failure in digital cellular telephony, not to mention the more recent headline grabbers—Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, Rite Aid, ImClone, et al.—...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Leader's Voice http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leaders-voice <div>Author: Clark, Boyd | Crossland, Ron</div> <div>Publisher: SelectBooks, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Often, leaders speak, their constituents applaud on cue, and the illusion is formed that communication has occurred. Unfortunately, this disconnect only breeds communication static that, over time, pushes leaders to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Shaping the Future http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/shaping-future <div>Author: Belgard, William P. | Rayner, Steven R.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Change management should, theoretically, be an ongoing element of every company’s growth. However, with three-quarters of all change initiatives failing to achieve the intended results, change management has become a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Third Opinion http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/third-opinion <div>Author: Joni, Saj-Nicole A.</div> <div>Publisher: Cambridge International Group Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>What does it take to be a successful leader today? Besides the more obvious answers - commitment, intelligence, compassion, curiosity, and courage - there is one less obvious - the wisdom of others. Working with a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Put The Moose On The Table http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/put-moose-table <div>Author: Tobias, Randall | Tobias, Todd</div> <div>Publisher: Indiana University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Some problems are like having a moose in the room; the more one tries to ignore it, the more of an issue it becomes. Thus, the best thing to do is to confront it - to put the moose on the table - and look for a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Good Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/good-business <div>Author: Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly</div> <div>Publisher: Viking Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience </strong>(1990), Csikszentmihalyi spoke to a general audience. And, there, he offered his views (culled from decades of research) on joy, creativity, and the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Authentic Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/authentic-leadership-0 <div>Author: George, Bill</div> <div>Publisher: Bill George, Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>The author expounds on what he considers to be the cause of the current leadership crisis -- a crisis that is apparent in the business world. Looking back on his thirty...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Preventing Strategic Gridlock http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/preventing-strategic-gridlock <div>Author: Harper, Pamela S.</div> <div>Publisher: Cameo Publications</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Understand how a leader's mistaken assumptions can create gridlock and organizational jams. This must-read for business managers provides real-life stories on companies from Mattel to Procter & Gamble, Daimler-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Accountability http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/accountability <div>Author: Lebow, Rob | Spitzer, Randy</div> <div>Publisher: Rob Lebow and Randy Spitzer, Berret-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span><strong>Accountability </strong>is one of the best written management books that advocate freedom and responsibility without control in managing business...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader's Day http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/21-most-powerful-minutes-leaders-day <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>The best-selling author of&nbsp; <strong>The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader's Day </strong>gives us 21 weeks of daily lessons on leadership that are based...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Follow This Path http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/follow-path <div>Author: Coffman, Curt | Gonzalez-Molina, Gabriel | Gopal, Ashok</div> <div>Publisher: Warner Business Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>This book shows that the ultimate solution to reversing the current leadership trends of margin slashing, accounting trickery, and shareholder hoodwinking is to run an...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Management of the Absurd http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/management-absurd <div>Author: Farson, Richard</div> <div>Publisher: Richard Farson</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>To understand basic human behavior and relations, we must first recognize that most often it is irrational, and we cannot simply answer leadership problems with trendy, simplistic formulas. This artfully written and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading on the Edge of Chaos http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-edge-chaos <div>Author: Murphy, Emmett C. | Murphy, Mark A.</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Murphy and Murphy, the words volatile and chaotic perfectly describe the current economy, and every industry is affected. One day, events presage heart-stopping economic decline and, on the next, the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Dr. Peeling's Principles of Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dr-peelings-principles-management <div>Author: Peeling, Nic</div> <div>Publisher: Nic Peeling, and Dorset House Publications</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Most management books on store shelves today tell chief executives how to manage people from the top, with little references available for the front line...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The 17 Indisputable Laws Of Teamwork http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/17-indisputable-laws-teamwork <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Building a winning team is a process.</span><span> Here are guiding laws for any type of organization, group, or family, based on the principle that teamwork is...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Why CEOs Fail http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-ceos-fail <div>Author: Dotlich, David L.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>CEOs are generally bright, savvy individuals with experience and a good record of success. CEO failures occur, not because of insufficient intelligence, but because leaders often act in illogical, irrational ways,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Power Of Full Engagement http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-full-engagement <div>Author: Loehr, Jim | Schwartz, Tony</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the fiercely competitive world that exists today, every possible advantage is needed. However, digital technology has produced such crushing workloads that everyone is forced to cram more and more into days that are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Grow Your Own Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/grow-your-own-leaders <div>Author: Byham, William C. | Smith, Audrey B. | Paese, Matthew J.</div> <div>Publisher: Financial Times Prentice Hall</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Byham, Smith, and Paese, at a time when leadership is increasingly important to the success of organizations, an increasing amount of companies face a serious shortage of leaders at both the executive and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Awakening the Leader Within http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/awakening-leader-within <div>Author: Cashman, Kevin | Forem, Jack</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Cashman believes that many of the business, political, ethical, and spiritual dilemmas individuals face today in their personal and professional lives are symptomatic of a larger crisis of authenticity and purpose. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Angel Customers and Demon Customers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/angel-customers-and-demon-customers <div>Author: Selden, Larry | Colvin, Geoffrey</div> <div>Publisher: Portfolio</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In their research and experience, Selden and Colvin have consistently found that the bottom 20 percent of customers, by profitability, (those they call demons) often generate losses that are equal to more than 100...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Absolute Honesty http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/absolute-honesty <div>Author: Johnson, Larry | Phillips, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>With shocking revelations of deliberate corporate dishonesty and manipulation appearing almost daily in the media, many are beginning to wonder if the realities of business and the concept of integrity are, by...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Value Profit Chain http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/value-profit-chain <div>Author: Heskett, James L. | Sasser, Jr., W. Earl</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In their groundbreaking book, <strong>The Service Profit Chain</strong> (1997), Heskett, Sasser, and Schlesinger asked the question of why a few service enterprises seem to be consistently better at what they do than...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Trusted Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/trusted-leader <div>Author: Galford, Robert | Drapeau, Anne Seibold</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Galford and Drapeau, companies cannot hope to build long term success unless they build trust with their clients and customers, and they cannot build trust with clients and customers unless they have...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership 21 Leaders for the 21st Century http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/21-leaders-21st-century <div>Author: Trompenaars, Fons | Hampden-Turner, Charles</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Trompenaars and Hampden-Turner, because business cultures around the globe can be so different as to be diametrically opposed, a different managerial-leadership process is needed. This process must be...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Accelerated Learning for the 21st Century http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/accelerated-learning-21st-century <div>Author: Rose, Colin | Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: Colin Rose and Brian Tracy, Dell Pub Co</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>This package is a combination of six cassette tapes along with a workbook and other handouts.</span><span> Colin Rose is a British expert on accelerated learning...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Five Dysfunctions of a Team http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/five-dysfunctions-team <div>Author: Lencioni, Patrick</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Team builders will, at one time or another, face the challenge of fostering group harmony in groups where there are inevitably going to be flaws due to human nature. According to author Patrick Lencioni, human beings...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Deadline! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/deadline <div>Author: Carrison, Dan</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Carrison, when organizations face critical high-pressure deadlines, unique and creative skills and strategies, as well as major changes in management methods, operations, customer relationships, and other...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Leadership Challenge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-challenge <div>Author: Kouzes, James M. | Posner, Barry Z.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The first edition of <strong>Leadership Challenge</strong> (1987) became one of the best-selling leadership books of all time and a modern classic on the subject. Now that the recent dot-com bust seems to have withered...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Execution http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/execution <div>Author: Bossidy, Larry | Charan, Ram</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Bossidy and Charan report that, in the year 2000, 40 CEOs (20 percent) of the top 200 Fortune 500 companies were let go. They were smart, highly regarded people, yet they failed to produce critical results-results they...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Why Decisions Fail http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-decisions-fail <div>Author: Nutt, Paul C.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Kohler</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In his 20 years of studying decisions, how they are made, what works, what fails, and why, Nutt s key finding is that despite the vast sums spent implementing decisions, organizations only realize benefits half of the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Secrets of an Executive Coach http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/secrets-executive-coach <div>Author: Downs, Alan</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Too often, the corporate life of many executives is driven by what Downs calls the ongoing process of truth management a major component of executive failure that attempts to minimize pain and maximize success by...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Managers as Mentors http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-mentors-0 <div>Author: Bell, Chip R.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the contemporary workplace, where the requirement for learning is constant, the traditional boss-subordinate relationship is rapidly becoming obsolete. The old authoritarian, patriarchal leader/manager model is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership When Teams Work Best http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/when-teams-work-best <div>Author: LaFasto, Frank | Larson, Carl</div> <div>Publisher: Sage Publications</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>During the past several decades, the trend toward collaborative teamwork has grown tremendously. Teams can be found everywhere in the public and private sectors, and they come in many forms--executive teams, management...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Passion Plan at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/passion-plan-work <div>Author: Chang, Richard | Smith, Fred</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Everyone enjoys something, but that "something" is usually not the job. This is unfortunate because a job consumes a large portion of an adult’s life, and spending countless hours toiling at a career that is neither...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership High Performance HR http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/high-performance-hr <div>Author: Weiss, David S.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In order to reinvent themselves for the New Economy, companies are beginning to shed outdated processes and unprofitable lines of business. Given this new order, Human Resources is in danger of extinction if it...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/strategy-and-tactics-pricing <div>Author: Nagle, Thomas T. | Holden, Reed K.</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Few marketing managers think strategically about pricing, or manage their businesses so as to create the conditions that promote more profitable pricing. Their pricing decisions are generally made in reaction to a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Most Effective Organization In the U.S. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/most-effective-organization-us <div>Author: Watson, Robert A. | Brown, Ben</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The Salvation Army boasts 9,500 centers of operation, a workforce of 2 million (1.7 million of whom are volunteers), $2 billion in annual revenues, and 32 million clients served throughout the U.S. Indeed, The Army is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Other 90 Percent http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/other-90-percent <div>Author: Cooper, Robert K.</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although a host of recent scientific discoveries have found that human capacity is limitless, most people, because of an innate biological predisposition, use only a tiny fraction of the immense power of their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Hard Road to the Softer Side http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hard-road-softer-side <div>Author: Martinez, Arthur C. | Madigan, Charles</div> <div>Publisher: Times Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When Arthur C. Martinez was asked to take control of Sears in 1992, he found a company in disarray, despite its illustrious history and venerable name. Sales were down, morale was low, operating costs were exorbitant,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Embracing Excellence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/embracing-excellence <div>Author: Ashby, Franklin D. | Pell, Arthur R.</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today's competitive business world, attracting and retaining top talent has never been more crucial or more difficult, costly, and time consuming. Thus, in order to remain competitive, companies must strive to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Negotiating In The Real World http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/negotiating-real-world <div>Author: Gatbaum, Victor</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Negotiating is an important skill we use everyday whether for business, political, or personal purposes. This practical guide is based on more than 20 years' experience in real life situations, as shared by one of New...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Identity is Destiny http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/identity-destiny <div>Author: Ackerman, Laurence D.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For the most part, the term corporate identity is used to mean logos and advertising tag lines. However, these narrow and superficially manufactured elements lack any connection to the unique, value-creating...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Be the Leader; Make the Difference http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/be-leader-make-difference <div>Author: Thornton, Paul B.</div> <div>Publisher: Griffin Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Based on Paul Thornton's Three C Leadership Model: Challenge, Confidence, and Coaching, this book guides potential business leaders on how to tap into their leadership roles and realize their visions. Challenge the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The ROI of Human Capital http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/roi-human-capital <div>Author: Fitz-enz, Jac</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although current conventional wisdom says that people (human capital), rather than money, facilities, or equipment, are the lifeblood assets of any business, still there is no reliable means of quantifying the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Brand Leadership. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/brand-leadership <div>Author: Aaker, David A. | Joachimsthaler, Erich</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although the classic brand management system, initiated by Procter & Gamble, has worked well for many decades, it is often not so effective in dealing with today’s emerging market complexities, competitive...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Arc of Ambition http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/arc-ambition <div>Author: Champy, James | Nohria, Nitin</div> <div>Publisher: Perseus Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Everyone has a dream that, for most, translates into a modest goal. However, some individuals are so driven that they are able to turn their dreams into spectacular achievements that forever change the world around...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Global Literacies http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/global-literacies <div>Author: Rosen, Robert | Digh, Patricia | Singer, Marshall | Phillips, Carl</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Because international exposure and experience are more vital to business success than ever, globally literate leaders, who can effectively work across the many cultural barriers that threaten to divide the world, are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Lessons from the Top http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lessons-top <div>Author: Neff, Thomas J. | Citrin, James M.</div> <div>Publisher: Doubleday</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Who are the best business leaders in America? What makes them great? And, what can be learned from them? <strong>Lessons from the Top </strong>answers these questions. Using a rigorous methodology, the authors identify...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Leading Your Team http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-your-team <div>Author: Leigh, Andrew | Maynard, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When people are expected to lead a team, often they wonder if they have what it takes, they are confused about where to start, they worry about how to handle people who were previously their peers, or they fret about...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Going for Broke http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/going-broke <div>Author: Rothchild, John</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The 1980s were full of outlandish wheeling and dealing, mystical accounting, and phenomenal financial calamities. Incomprehensible greed and stupidity ravaged the economy, and <strong>Going for Broke </strong>is a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Disney Touch http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/disney-touch <div>Author: Grover, Ron</div> <div>Publisher: Business One/Irwin</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The behind-the-scenes account of how Disney went from a stagnant company, rooted in the past and ripe for takeover, to one of the most admired and successful corporations in America. Grover conducted extensive...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Change Riders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/change-riders <div>Author: Kissler, Gary D.</div> <div>Publisher: Addison-Wesley</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A useful blend of theory, practice, and common sense that provides innovative solutions for "riding" change. Kissler presents a "blueprint," showing the major variables that need to be considered, as well as a "roadmap...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Agents of Influence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/agents-influence <div>Author: Choate, Pat</div> <div>Publisher: Touchstone</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Politics is now an economic strategy along with price, quality, innovation, marketing, and service. Few American companies give attention to this sixth dimension of competition-fewer than 30 percent of the 150 largest...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Principle-Centered Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/principle-centered-leadership <div>Author: Covey, Stephen R.</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A compass to personal fulfillment and professional success through timeless ethical and managerial principles. Covey incorporates the <strong>Seven Habits of Highly Effective People </strong>and related principles and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Dave's Way http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/daves-way <div>Author: Thomas, R. David</div> <div>Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In approximately 30 years, the fast-food business has grown from nothing to an almost $70 billion industry, giving Thomas the biggest single stake in one of the country’s largest restaurant chains, and making him a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Big Six http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/big-six <div>Author: Stevens, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>An exposé of the behind-the-scenes machinations, scandals, and power plays of <strong>The Big Six </strong>accounting firms. The subversion of their professionalism as they rose to prominence and success is the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Financial Self-Defense http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/financial-self-defense <div>Author: Givens, Charles J.</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>An "arsenal" of 186 Attack and Defense Strategies for combating scams, hidden charges, half-truths, and even lies perpetuated against consumers by the insurance and banking industries; automobile manufacturers, dealers...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership Unlimited Wealth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/unlimited-wealth <div>Author: Pilzer, Paul Zane</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Unlimited Wealth</strong>, Pilzer describes a new theory that challenges the very foundation of conventional economics. He draws sharp contrasts between standard economic theory (based on the scarcity of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership The Hero's Farewell http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/heros-farewell <div>Author: Sonnenfeld, Jeffrey</div> <div>Publisher: Oxford University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1988</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Society has come to recognize the leaders of modern corporations as heroes. As men and women take high corporate offices today, they are expected to play a kind of heroic role in guiding the destiny of their firms....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Leadership