The Essentials Collection

The Essentials Collection
Item #: PKSES07

The Essentials Collection is a 20-title compilation that showcases Soundview's most essential book summaries for aspiring leaders and managers. This collection provides a one-stop toolkit and includes summaries of books that deal with all of the most important business topics, including leadership, management, marketing, human resources, sales, communication, presentations, innovation, and more. See the complete list of titles below.

  • The Online Edition includes summaries in 5 digital formats, including PDF, MP3, and multiple formats for laptops, smartphones and tablets. This edition is available in your Online Library immediately after purchase.

The Essentials Collection is a wealth of knowledge that no executive's library should be without!

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  • Image of The 2020 Workplace

    The 2020 Workplace

    By Jeanne C. Meister, Karie Willyerd
    Item #: 3226
    The multi-generations that will make up the workforce in 2020 will place new demands on employers who will be challenged to manage employees who have vastly different values, beliefs and expectations. The 2020 Workplace can be a useful guide to help you and your organization create tomorrow’s workplace of choice.
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    Overpromise and Overdeliver

    By Rick Barrera
    Item #: 32BS10
    The old cliché in business is that smart companies underpromise and overdeliver. But in a crowded marketplace, underpromising is a one-way ticket to oblivion. In Overpromise and Overdeliver, Rick Barrera shows that today's most successful companies master Touchpoint Branding — the art of making sure that every point of contact between a company and its customers is well executed and fulfills an over-the-top brand promise.
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  • Image of Change the Culture, Change the Game

    Change the Culture, Change the Game

    By Roger Connors, Tom Smith
    Item #: 3311
    In this executive book summary of the newest release from the best-selling authors of The Oz Principle, you will learn how to build a culture of accountability in your organization. The authors reveal how to transform your entire organization through each level of the Results Pyramid: Experiences, Beliefs, Actions and Results.
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    By Nancy Duarte
    Item #: 3306
    In this executive book summary of Nancy Duarte's bestselling book Resonate, you will learn how to transform any presentation into an engaging journey by leveraging techniques normally reserved for cinema and literature. You will discover how to understand your audience, create persuasive content and elicit a groundswell response.
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  • Image of A Seat at the Table

    A Seat at the Table

    By Marc Miller
    Item #: 3203
    Bestselling author Marc Miller delivers a new, critical tool for connecting with decision makers to make more and bigger sales. He offers a new sales approach designed to help salespeople earn A Seat at the Table – the place reserved for those select people who set the direction and the budget of an enterprise.
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  • Image of The Truth About Leadership

    The Truth About Leadership

    By Barry Z. Posner, James Kouzes
    Item #: 3229
    Leadership experts James Kouzes and Barry Posner share 10 time-tested fundamental truths about leadership and becoming an effective leader. These principles can be especially valuable to both new leaders and experienced leaders in transition.
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    Just Listen

    By Mark Goulston
    Item #: 3204
    Veteran psychiatrist and business coach Mark Goulston reveals the secret to how to get through to anyone, even when productive communication seems impossible. With this powerful and engaging book, you learn how to: get the attention of a total stranger who you need to know; talk an angry person from an irrational state to receptivity; use the “magic paradox”; and master the critical art of buy-in.
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    The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan

    By George B. Bradt, Jorge E. Pedraza, Jayme A. Check
    Item #: 33BS04
    Moving into a new leadership position is one of the toughest challenges an executive can face. Whether you're a veteran leader taking over a new organization or a novice moving into your first leadership role, this practical guide will help you manage your leadership transition so you can take charge, build your team, and deliver results. This executive book summary of the second edition of The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan presents proven solutions and cutting-edge techniques...
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    By John Caslione, Philip Kotler
    Item #: 3121
    As the fallout from the financial meltdown of 2008 grows progressively worse, companies, industries, and entire markets cling precariously to life or have ceased to exist altogether. And the turbulence may not be over anytime soon. Here noted business strategists Kotler and Casilone argue that these troubled times are not an aberration, but the new face of normal. Chaotics teaches how to be prepared for –– and thrive in –– this New Age of Turbulence.
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  • Image of Rookie Smarts

    Rookie Smarts

    By Liz Wiseman
    Item #: 3701
    Leadership expert Liz Wiseman explains how to reclaim and cultivate the curious, flexible, youthful mindset of a rookie in order to keep up with what’s needed from employees in a rapidly changing world. Rookie smarts is a state of mind available to those willing to unlearn and relearn. Learn the four modes of the rookie mindset that lead to success.
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  • Image of The Purpose Economy

    The Purpose Economy

    By Aaron Hurst
    Item #: 3622
    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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    By Joseph McCormack
    Item #: 3619
    Senior marketing executive Joseph McCormack offers a step-by-step approach to getting to the point quickly and delivering every message with maximum impact. Brief describes how to use BRIEF maps, narratives and visual media to make your message more compelling. A master of brevity says less and gets more done –– learn how.
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  • Image of Real Influence

    Real Influence

    By John Ullmen, Mark Goulston
    Item #: 3509
    In this groundbreaking book, authors Mark Goulston and John Ullmen reveal a new model for authentic influence — the kind that creates a strong initial connection and survives long after agreement has been reached. Based on listening, genuine engagement and commitment to win-win outcomes, Real Influence provides a powerful four-step method you can use to: examine your priorities; learn about the key players and what they need; earn their attention and motivate them to hear more...
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  • Image of The Power of Habit

    The Power of Habit

    By Charles Duhigg
    Item #: 3425
    In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.
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  • Image of Smart Trust

    Smart Trust

    By Rebecca R. Merrill, Stephen M.R. Covey, Greg Link
    Item #: 3420
    After illustrating the global relevance of trust with his book The Speed of Trust by selling more than one million copies in twenty-two languages, Stephen M. R. Covey again illuminates the hidden power of trust to change lives and impact organizations in Smart Trust. In a compelling and readable style, he and long-time business partner Greg Link share enlightening principles and anecdotes of people and organizations that are not only achieving unprecedented prosperity from...
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  • Image of Disciplined Dreaming

    Disciplined Dreaming

    By Josh Linkner
    Item #: 3316
    We live in an era when business cycles are measured in months, not years. The only way to sustain long term innovation and growth is through creativity — at all levels of an organization. This executive book summary of Disciplined Dreaming shows you how to create profitable new ideas, empower all your employees to be creative, and sustain your competitive advantage over the long term. Josh Linkner distills his years of experience into a 5-step process that will make creativity...
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  • Image of Drive


    By Daniel H. Pink
    Item #: FBR0710
    In Drive, Daniel Pink examines the three elements of true motivation — autonomy, mastery, and purpose — and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action.
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  • Image of Leadership 2030

    Leadership 2030

    By Georg Vielmetter, Yvonne Sell
    Item #: 3614
    Leadership 2030 presents six converging megatrends that will reshape businesses by the year 2030 including the forces of globalization 2.0, environmental crisis, individualization and value pluralism, the digital era, demographic change, and technological convergence.
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  • Image of Anticipate


    By Rob-Jan de Jong
    Item #: 3709
    Strategy and leadership expert Rob-Jan de Jong explains how to develop the ability to see things early and incorporate them into the future of your organization. Anticipate offers proven techniques for looking ahead and exploring potential futures, which can create enormous strategic advantage.
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    The Innovative Sale

    By Mark Donnolo
    Item #: 3620
    Sales and creativity expert Mark Donnolo details six Innovative Sale principles –– pattern, variety, unity, contrast, movement and harmony –– that can be used to create better value propositions and assess your team’s Creative Quotient for Sales. This guide will help you incorporate creativity into your sales practices and better understand your customers.
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