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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 Let the Story Do the Work

    The Art of Storytelling for Business Success

    by Esther K. Choy

    Let the Story Do the Work shows you how to mine your experience for simple narratives that convey who you are, what you want to achieve, and why others should care.

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    Image of The Icarus Deception

    How High Will You Fly?

    by Seth Godin

    In his bravest and most challenging book yet, Seth Godin shows how we can thrive in an economy that rewards art, not compliance.

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    The Power to Change Anything

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

    From the authors that brought you Crucial Confrontations comes their thought-provoking look at how individuals –– no matter who they are –– can become the type of influencers that are bringing about change in the world. Influencer takes readers on a journey across the globe, showing them how seemingly “insignificant” people are making incredibly significant improvements in solving problems others would think impossible.

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    Image of Mastery

    The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment

    by George Leonard

    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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  • Image of A Whole New Mind
    Image of A Whole New Mind

    Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age

    by Daniel H. Pink

    Bestselling author Daniel H. Pink offers a fresh look at what it takes for individuals and organizations to move from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age in A Whole New Mind. He also reveals the six essential aptitudes — Design, Story, Symphony, Empathy, Play, and Meaning — on which professional success and personal fulfillment now depend. A Whole New Mind includes a series of tools, tips and hands-on exercises drawn from international experts that help readers sharpen th

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  • Image of The 360 Degree Leader
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    Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization

    by John C. Maxwell

    According to leadership expert John Maxwell, you can learn to develop your influence from wherever you are in the organization by becoming a 360-degree leader. You can learn to lead up, lead across and lead down. He writes that only 360-degree leaders influence people at every level of the organization, and by helping others, they help themselves. In The 360 Degree Leader, Maxwell explains that becoming a 360-degree leader is within the reach of anyone who possesses average or better...

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  • Image of Winning with People
    Image of Winning with People

    Discover the People Principles that Work for You Every Time

    by John C. Maxwell

    In Winning with People, renowned leadership expert and author John Maxwell describes how anyone can improve his or her relationship skills. With 25 “People Principles” that anyone can learn and use anywhere he or she might be, Maxwell shows how relationships can be created and strengthened for success in work and life, and provides the tools needed to immediately improve existing relationships as well as cultivate strong, exciting and new ones. The skills used plus the relationships cho

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  • Image of The Confident Decision Maker
    Image of The Confident Decision Maker

    by Roger Dawson

    A decision can change your life forever, so don't leave it to intuition or a coin toss. This summary gives you a systematic, effective way to make the right decisions time after time.

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