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, 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.

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    The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work

    by Michael Lee Stallard

    In Connection Culture, Michael Lee Stallard draws on data and research from the world’s most successful company cultures to find out exactly what makes them so effective.

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    How Non-Conformists Move the World

    by Adam Grant

    In Originals, Adam Grant teaches readers how each and every one of us can become more original ourselves and in doing so, make life better for us all.

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    The Making of a Millennial Baby Boomer

    by Bob Fisch

    Bob Fisch shares motivational lessons learned from his years in retail, notably as CEO of Rue21. Millennial Baby Boomer captures the idea of staying ageless.

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    Free Yourself from Conflict at Work, at Home, and in Life

    by Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler

    Dr. Goldman-Wetzler’s innovative method blends mindfulness, Jungian psychology, and practical, step-by-step advice to free anyone from seemingly impossible conflict.

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    15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work

    by Todd Davis

    FranklinCovey’s Chief People Officer, Todd Davis, describes the most common relationship pitfalls that negatively affect personal careers and organizational results.

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    Seeing Beyond Ourselves

    by The Arbinger Institute

    Through true stories and simple yet profound guidance and tools, The Outward Mindset enables individuals and organizations to make the one change that most dramatically improves performance, sparks collaboration and accelerates innovation — a shift to an outward mindset.

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    The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong

    by Alina Tugend

    Better by Mistake turns our cultural wisdom on its head to illustrate the downside of striving for perfection and the rewards of acknowledging and accepting mistakes and embracing the imperfection in all of us.

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