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 The Influence Book

    Practical Steps to Become a Strong Influencer

    by Nicole Soames

    An engaging handbook that will teach you how to draw on your influencing skills, inspire others to make a change, create deeper relationships, improve performance, and build personal brands.

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    Image of The Power of Presence

    Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others

    by Kristi Hedges

    Author Kristi Hedges has witnessed even the highest-level people struggle to connect and communicate. Her experiences have helped her develop the unique I-Presence™ model, which is equal parts communication aptitude, mental attitude and authentic style.

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  • Image of Maximum Influence
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    The 12 Universal Laws of Power Persuasion

    by Kurt Mortensen

    Maximum Influence combines scientific research with real-world studies, presenting the most authoritative and effective arsenal of persuasion techniques ever.

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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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    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 Executive Presence
    Image of Executive Presence

    The Missing Link Between Merit and Success

    by Sylvia Ann Hewlett

    Are you “leadership material?” Sylvia Ann Hewlett, a noted expert on workplace power and influence, shows how to identify and embody the Executive Presence (EP) needed to succeed.

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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 Unfinished Business
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    Women, Men, Work, Family

    by Anne-Marie Slaughter

    Anne-Marie Slaughter offers her own story as a backdrop for discussing the challenges that face women who seek to have an incredible career while nurturing a happy family.

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  • Image of Selfish, Scared and Stupid
    Image of Selfish, Scared and Stupid

    Stop Fighting Human Nature and Increase Your Performance, Engagement and Influence

    by Kieran Flanagan, Dan Gregory

    Behavioral research strategists Dan Gregory and Kieran Flanagan examine the basic instincts of fear, self-interest and simplicity and their impact on the success or failure of a company’s best ideas. They offer three interconnected principles that can be used to head off disengagement inside and outside of a company and to unlock human potential.

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