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.

  • Image of Talent Is Overrated
    Image of Talent Is Overrated

    What <i>Really</i> Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

    by Geoff Colvin

    What’s the real solution to the mystery of high performance? According to distinguished journalist Geoff Colvin, what really makes all the difference is a highly specific kind of effort, what he calls “deliberate practice.” It’s difficult. It hurts. But more of it equals better performance. Tons of it equals great performance.

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  • Image of Talent is Never Enough
    Image of Talent is Never Enough

    Discover the Choices That Will Take You Beyond Your Talent

    by John C. Maxwell

    Maxwell, a leadership expert, asserts that talent is often misunderstood and overrated. To combat this, he suggests that people build their strengths and become a “Talent-plus person.”

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