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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, motivation, goals, 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 Really 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 Generating Buy-In

    Mastering the Language of Leadership

    by Mark S. Walton

    A former senior correspondent and anchorman at CNN, Mark Walton draws on his rich communications background to help leaders master the language of leadership with Generating Buy-In. Walton describes “buy-in” as getting understanding, commitment and action from others in support of a person, idea, proposal, product, service or organization. He explains that buy-in is the essential emotional ingredient needed for any collaborative effort to be successful. Generating Buy-In shows

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    Image of Life Matters

    Creating a Dynamic Balance of Work, Family, Time, & Money

    by Rebecca R. Merrill, A Roger Merrill

    Everybody is concerned about work/life balance, but few understand that time and money are as important to life balance as work and family. Each area matters, and focusing on one without considering the others is ultimately unfulfilling, because they are so closely interrelated. It is possible that your expectations about work, family, time and money are unrealistic, and therefore you don’t see them properly. By examining your own experience, and seeking wisdom and inspiration, the Merrills writ

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