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Accel5’s Top Business Book Summaries for Leadership Development

Leadership is a critical skill for any employee. To become a great leader, you must be willing to invest in your own continual learning and development. EBSCO’s corporate learning tool, Accel5 features exclusive content that will help you hone and grow your leadership skills, in just minutes a day and includes business book summaries, videos and articles on critical leadership topics such as emotional intelligence, communication, compassion, and more.

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Harvard Business Review Emotional Intelligence Series: Leadership Presence
In this summary, twelve of the leading researchers, professors, thought leaders, and experts in the field of leadership contribute articles on the power of executive presence. These articles analyze the importance of leadership poise and demeanor and aim to help professionals at all levels learn to project maturity, confidence, warmth, and strength.

Good Leaders Ask Great Questions, by John C. Maxwell
In Good Leaders Ask Great Questions, author John C. Maxwell illustrates why questions are so important to leadership, and what questions you should be asking yourself and your team. Maxwell asserts that to be successful, you must embrace and integrate asking questions into your personal and professional life.

To become a great leader, you must be willing to invest in your own continual learning and development.

Get to the Point!, by Joel Schwartzberg
What’s the biggest mistake that communicators make? According to author Joel Schwartzberg, they don’t have a point. In his book, Get to the Point!, he contends that all types of communication should be formulated with clear points in order to be conveyed effectively. Schwartzberg believes that although you may have powerful ideas or information, you must communicate your message with strategic precision to be heard.

The Mind of the Leader, by Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter
Employees respond positively to leaders who understand their basic needs. In this summary, authors Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter present a practical strategy for meeting employee expectations by focusing on mindfulness, selflessness, and compassion or MSC. Through this strategy, leaders can establish workplace environments that promote motivation, retention, and productivity.

The High-Potential Leader, by Ram Charan and Geri Willigan
In this summary, author Ram Charan (along with Geri Willigan) argues that in order to adapt and survive, businesses will need high-potential leaders. These individuals can see the big picture, manage on a large scale, and ask anyone — regardless of position — for help or information.

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