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 Mastering Business Negotiation

    A Working Guide to Making Deals and Resolving Conflict

    by Roy Lewicki, Alexander Hiam

    A valuable resource — grounded in solid research — for any leader or manager who needs practical strategies when conducting business negotiations. Lewicki and Hiam assert that the basic skills and techniques of what they call “the master negotiator” are essential for resolving conflicts, handling difficult conversations, protecting oneself against a competitor and managing good business deals.

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  • Image of The Speed of Trust
    Image of The Speed of Trust

    The One Thing that Changes Everything

    by Stephen M.R. Covey

    According to Covey, trust is one of the essential elements of business, and the ability to create, preserve and restore trust has become one of the most important skills today, inside and outside the office. In The Speed of Trust, Covey gives his readers all the key tools to cultivating trust in their relationships, while offering up the wisdom of other great leaders on the topic.

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  • Image of Breakthrough Business Negotiation
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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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  • Image of The Trusted Advisor
    Image of The Trusted Advisor

    by Charles H. Green, David H. Maister, Robert M. Galford

    Here’s a how-to guide on building trust-based, long-term client relationships. Included are the three core skills of trusted advisors and the five stages of developing trust.

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