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 Your Best Year Ever

    A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals

    by Michael Hyatt

    Michael Hyatt shares a powerful, proven, research-driven system for setting and achieving goals. Anyone who is tired of not seeing progress in their personal, intellectual, business, relationship or financial goals will benefit from the field-tested wisdom found here.

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    Using Personal Accountability to Succeed in Everything You Do

    by Tom Smith, Roger Connors

    Connors and Smith present the principles of personal accountability that can guide you to own your goals, accept responsibility for your performance, and take control of your success.

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  • Image of The Secret to Peak Productivity
    Image of The Secret to Peak Productivity

    A Simple Guide to Reaching Your Personal Best

    by Tamara Myles

    Certified Professional Organizer (CPO(R)) and productivity expert Tamara Myles has developed a simple model--the Productivity Pyramid--which provides an actionable framework for anyone to achieve better results.

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  • Image of 52 Essential Habits of Success
    Image of 52 Essential Habits of Success

    by Robert Stevenson

    According to Stevenson, if you spend a few minutes in the morning and the evening reviewing and contemplating a single essential successful habit for seven days, then by the end of 52 weeks you will have absorbed and incorporated all 52 habits into your life.

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  • Image of Making Yourself Indispensable
    Image of Making Yourself Indispensable

    The Power of Personal Accountability

    by Mark Samuel

    According to Mark Samuel, who has helped thousands of people around the world get on the path to personal achievement and fulfillment, shows why the key to becoming indispensable is to embrace accountability rather than run from it in everything you do at work and in your personal life. Becoming indispensable doesn’t require a fancy degree, a senior management title or huge income. It’s a mind-set available to anyone.

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  • Image of The Purpose Economy
    Image of The Purpose Economy

    How Your Desire for Impact, Personal Growth and Community Is Changing the World

    by Aaron Hurst

    Globally recognized entrepreneur Aaron Hurst identifies an emerging Purpose Economy which describes the new context and set of ways in which people and organizations are focused on creating value. Hurst examines three types of purpose that are transforming the economy: personal, social, and societal. This is a guide on how to thrive in the new economy and change the world in the process.

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  • Image of Goals!
    Image of Goals!

    How to Get Everything You Want - Faster than You Ever Thought Possible

    by Brian Tracy

    Prolific author, speaker and sales trainer Tracy (his book Advanced Selling Strategies was summarized in 1995) offers specific advice to help executives and others achieve their personal and workplace goals. Clarifying your values and finding your “major definite purpose” is a key step. Tracy also identifies the self-imposed barriers that so many people put between themselves and their goals.

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