Career & Self Development

Soundview Executive Book Summaries® publishes summaries of the best business books of each year on career and self-development subjects including business communication, time management, public speaking, negotiation, work-life balance, emotional intelligence, presentation skills, decision-making and more. Browse our list of summary titles to find those that will move your career and life forward.

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    Creating Meaning and Achievement in Your Career and Life

    by Alan Weiss, Marshall Goldsmith

    Alan Weiss and Marshall Goldsmith outline six building blocks of character that will help you to challenge your belief system, develop a leadership mindset, and overcome the stumbling blocks that keep you from success.

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    Transforming Professional and Personal Life

    by Benjamin Zander, Rosamund Stone Zander

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    In both work and life, there are those who see nothing but roadblocks. The authors view each situation that arises as one of infinite possibility. All a person needs is the right mindset and an understanding of the coaching tools that are described in this Featured Book Review. Learn about the way that possibility can open doors, change perspectives and provide a more direct path to personal achievement and satisfaction.

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    Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior

    by Al Switzler, Kerry Patterson, Ron McMillan, Joseph Grenny

    Mastering crucial confrontations requires a specific skill set. In Crucial Confrontations, consultant Kerry Patterson and executive coach Joseph Grenny join forces with their fellow researchers and trainers Ron McMillan and Al Switzler to help others develop the skills it takes to resolve the most pressing problems, including quality violations, safety infractions, cost-cutting mistakes, and medical errors. The authors write that their research shows that most organizations are ...

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    A Toolbox for Managers

    by Michael Watkins

    Michael Watkins, associate professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, lays out the major steps involved in any negotiation, including diagnosing a situation, shaping the structuring, managing the process and assessing the results. He also offers key insights into building coalitions, managing conflicts and negotiating crises.

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