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Strengths Based Leadership

The must-read summary of Tom Rath and Barry Conchie’s book “Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams and Why People Follow”

This complete summary of the ideas from Tom Rath and Barry Conchie’s book “Strengths Based Leadership” outlines the characteristics common to the best and most effective leaders and explains how you can identify and develop your personal strengths in an efficient way, thus providing you with the opportunity to learn how to become a leader in your own […]


The Eleven Keys to Leadership

The must-read summary of Dayle M. Smith’s book: “The Eleven Keys to Leadership: Essential Leadership Skills at Your Fingertips”.

This complete summary of the ideas from Dayle M. Smith’s book “The Eleven Keys to Leadership” shows that leaders are not born, they are made, and leadership skills can be learned. In his book, the author takes the reader through each key skill, demonstrating why it is important and how to acquire it. This summary offers a practical guide to […]


Lincoln on Leadership

The must-read summary of Donald T. Phillips’ book: “Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times”.

This complete summary of the ideas from Donald T. Phillips’ book “Lincoln on Leadership” analyzes Abraham Lincoln’s leadership style, his character, his communication techniques and how he moved the country forward. In his book, the author explains how Lincoln was a master of creating consensus and inspiring others. His preferred method was to suggest a course of action, generally through humorous stories with […]


The Truth About Leadership

The must-read summary of James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner’s book: “The Truth About Leadership: The No-Fads Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know”.

This complete summary of the ideas from James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner’s book “The Truth About Leadership” shows that while the context of leadership changes constantly, the content of what makes a good leader hasn’t changed and likely never will. In their book, the authors explain that the emerging leaders of the twenty-first […]


Speaking as a Leader

The must-read summary of Judith Humphrey’s book: “Speaking as a Leader: How to Lead Every Time You Speak”.

This complete summary of the ideas from Judith Humphrey’s book “Speaking as a Leader” shows how you can think, act and speak like a leader in everything that you do. In her book, the author reveals four steps that you can follow to evaluate and improve your leadership skills: think like a leader, follow the leader’s script, use leadership language and […]


Making Horses Drink

The must-read summary of Alex Hiam’s book: “Making Horses Drink: How to Lead and Succeed in Business”.

This complete summary of the ideas from Alex Hiam’s book “Making Horses Drink” shows that, in a commercial setting, your employees are your horsepower – the people with the potential to take the company to great results. In this book, the author explains that realising this potential is the central challenge and goal faced by every leader and, just like the proverbial […]


The Transparency Edge

The must-read summary of Barbara and Elizabeth Pagano’s book: “The Transparency Edge: How Credibility Can Make or Break You in Business”.

This complete summary of the ideas from Barbara and Elizabeth Pagano’s book “The Transparency Edge” shows that, in the wake of numerous high-profile business and accounting disasters, transparency delivers clear and compelling business benefits. In their book, the authors highlight the advantages of an honest and transparent management style and the nine key behaviors that are decisive in […]


Steal the Show

The must-read summary of Michael Port’s book: “Steal the Show: How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances of Your Life”.

This complete summary of the ideas in Michael Port’s book “Steal the Show” shows you how to succeed in the spotlight moments of your life and career; job interviews, sales pitches, presentations and so on. The author explains that you must apply the Actor’s Toolkit – you must have a performer’s mindset, power principles and delivery […]


Show and Tell

The must-read summary of Dan Roam’s book: “Show and Tell: How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary Presentations”.

This complete summary of the ideas in Dan Roam’s book “Show and Tell” explains that while sharing your ideas is essential to achieve both personal and professional success, most people dread public speaking and try to avoid it. The author gives three simple rules to follow that will guarantee you give a great presentation; tell the truth, tell it with a story and […]



The must-read summary of Rodd Wagner and James Harter’s book: “12: The Elements of Great Managing”.

This complete summary of the ideas from Rodd Wagner and James Harter’s book “12: The Elements of Great Managing” identifies 12 fundamental requirements which make a good manager based on the responses of over a million employee interviews. Stating clear common objectives, providing sufficient training, giving appropriate feedback, encouraging personal development and providing opportunities for growth are just a few of the key […]


From Values to Action

The must-read summary of Harry M. Kraemer Jr.’s book: “From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership”.

This complete summary of the ideas from Harry M. Kraemer Jr.’s book “From Values to Action” shows that leaders who base their strategies on values are more inspiring and motivational to others. The author reveals how you can influence others to make choices and decisions which are aligned with the values of the organisation. By following his advice, you […]


Leaders Eat Last

The must-read summary of Simon Sinek’s book: “Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t”.

This complete summary of the ideas from Simon Sinek’s book “Leaders Eat Last” states that true leadership is all about putting the lower employees first. Real leaders take care of team members and focus on their well-being. According to Sinek, leaders can create a Circle of Safety around their team to make sure that they protect their team members when addressing […]


The 8th Habit

The must-read summary of Stephen Covey’s book: “The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness”.

This complete summary of the ideas from Stephen Covey’s book “The 8th Habit” presents the updated version of the author’s previous book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. In his new book, Covey explains that the eighth habit is not an add-on, but rather something that can enhance all the other areas. The eighth habit of “Voice” encourages readers to move on from finding […]


Great Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

The must-read summary of John Baldoni’s book: “Great Communication Secrets of Great Leaders”.

This complete summary of the ideas from John Baldoni’s book “Great Communication Secrets of Great Leaders” shows that in order to be an effective leader, you need to be a good communicator. The author explains how this means understanding that communication needs to be about speaking and listening in order to be effective and improve your leadership skills. By following the step-by-step solutions, you can […]


Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

The must-read summary of John C. Maxwell’s book: “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective Leaders Do Differently”.

This complete summary of the ideas in John C. Maxwell’s book “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect” highlights the importance of effective communication in leadership and provides you with the five key principles of connection and the corresponding five key practices that will help you connect with people. This summary also outlines the best way to enhance your communication through practice.

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Louder than Words

The must-read summary of Todd Henry’s book: “Louder than Words: Harness the Power of Your Authentic Voice”.

This complete summary of the ideas in Todd Henry’s book “Louder than Words” explains that it is now much easier to build an audience and reach a wide range of people thanks to social media. However, it is also increasingly important to find a way to stand out from the crowd. To do this, the author highlights that you must find […]



The must-read summary of Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown’s book “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter”.

This complete summary of the ideas from Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown’s book “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter” shows how different types of leaders have different effects on their team. If you want to be the best manager and promote productivity, you need to become a ‘multiplier’. In their book, the authors explain the five disciplines that you […]


How NASA Builds Teams

The must-read summary of Charles J. Pellerin’s book: “How NASA Builds Teams: Mission Critical Soft Skills for Scientists, Engineers, and Project Teams”.

This complete summary of the ideas from Charles J. Pellerin’s book “How NASA Builds Teams” shows that team building must take account of the personalities and expertise of the individual members. Scientists and technical experts often respond to a different type of team building to arts people. Through a great deal of trial and error, NASA […]



The must-read summary of Ram Charan’s book: “Know-How: The 8 Skills that Separate People who Perform from Those Who Don’t”.

This complete summary of the ideas from Ram Charan’s book “Know-How” shows how the concept of “know-how” is defined as what separates leaders who deliver results from those who don’t. This is especially important in today’s market, where the current magnitude, speed, and depth are unlike what most people have experienced in their lifetimes. In his book, the author […]


The Other 90%

The must-read summary of Robert Cooper’s book: “The Other 90%: How to Unlock Your Vast Untapped Potential for Leadership and Life”.

This complete summary of the ideas from Robert Cooper’s book “The Other 90%” is based on the fact that human beings only use a fraction of the potential power of their personal intelligence and spirit – 10% or less. That means there is at least another 90% of unused capacity that, if tapped into, could be harnessed to […]