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 Power of Reputation

    Strengthen the Asset that Will Make or Break Your Career

    by Chris Komisarjevsky

    Learn how to be authentic, open to ideas, a strong communicator, and by your actions, demonstrate that you are a person of character.

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    The Groundbreaking New Strengths Assessment from the Leader of the Strengths Revolution

    by Marcus Buckingham

    StandOut introduces the next-generation strengths assessment from Marcus Buckingham, co-author of Now, Discover Your Strengths. The StandOut assessment unveils your two key strength roles and shows you how to find your edge and win at work. Whether you're an individual who wants to find your edge, a manager trying to fully understand the strengths of your team, or a leader in an organization looking to stay on the cutting edge of the strengths movement, you need ...

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    The Seven Mind-Sets that Drive Performance and Build Trust

    by Bill Wiersma

    In this groundbreaking book, Wiersma outlines the seven key mind-sets of trusted professionals, offering a blueprint for both individuals and organizations interested in fostering a culture of professionalism. Professionalism is the ladder upon which all other organizational virtues rest. That's why organizations whose members view themselves as professionals will outperform, outsmart, and outlast organizations that don't.

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  • Image of The Art of Possibility
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    Transforming Professional and Personal Life

    by Benjamin Zander, Rosamund Stone Zander

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    In both work and life, there are those who see nothing but roadblocks. The authors view each situation that arises as one of infinite possibility. All a person needs is the right mindset and an understanding of the coaching tools that are described in this Featured Book Review. Learn about the way that possibility can open doors, change perspectives and provide a more direct path to personal achievement and satisfaction.

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  • Image of Linchpin
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    Are You Indispensable?

    by Seth Godin

    Linchpins are the essential building blocks of great organizations. Like the small piece of hardware that keeps a wheel from falling off its axle, they may not be famous, but they’re indispensable. And in today’s world, they get the best jobs and the most freedom. Seth Godin’s latest book shows you how to become a linchpin in your organization.

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    The Secret Fast Track to Business Success

    by Scott Halford

    Shortcuts are individuals and companies that function like lifelines to the people and organizations that most depend on them. They are available when needed, they humbly perform tasks without complaint, they are masters of their own specific skill, and they always present a positive attitude. Great Shortcuts are able to make time for things about which they are passionate. They use that same efficiency and passion in the workplace, making other people's jobs easier, creating a better...

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  • Image of The Black Swan
    Image of The Black Swan

    The Impact of the Highly Improbable

    by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    According to Taleb, regardless of what we know from history, a single improbable event can change everything we think about the world. Taleb calls these improbable events Black Swans.

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