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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  • Image of Talent Is Overrated

    Talent Is Overrated

    by Geoff Colvin
    Item #: 3106
    What’s the real solution to the mystery of high performance? According to distinguished journalist Geoff Colvin, what really makes all the difference is a highly specific kind of effort, what he calls “deliberate practice.” It’s difficult. It hurts. But more of it equals better performance. Tons of it equals great performance.
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    Mastery

    by George Leonard
    Item #: FBR0108A
    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    This unique book is the business equivalent of a master class from a black-belt martial artist. Leonard, a practitioner of aikido, helps executives understand the five essential keys to mastery. Executives can learn the methods to achieve greatness and find harmony between a successful career and fulfilling personal life.
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    Talent is Never Enough

    by John C. Maxwell
    Item #: 2915
    Maxwell, a leadership expert, asserts that talent is often misunderstood and overrated. To combat this, he suggests that people build their strengths and become a “Talent-plus person.”
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  • Image of Success Built to Last

    Success Built to Last

    by Stewart Emery, Mark Thompson, Jerry Porras
    Item #: 2905
    Imagine discovering what successful people have in common, distilling it into a set of simple practices and using them to transform your company, your career and your life. Authored by three nationally acclaimed thought leaders in organizational development and self-improvement –– including Built to Last co-author Jerry Porras –– Success Built to Last challenges conventional wisdom at every step.
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  • Image of Go Put Your Strengths to Work

    Go Put Your Strengths to Work

    by Marcus Buckingham
    Item #: 29ASE
    Research data show that most people do not make full use of their strengths on the job –– only 17 percent of individuals believe they use all of their strengths at work. Buckingham intends to change that through a six-step, six-week experience that will reveal the hidden magnitude of your strengths.
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