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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    Image of Business Made Simple

    60 Days to Master Leadership, Sales, Marketing, Execution, Management, Personal Productivity and More

    by Donald Miller

    This is the must-have guide for anyone who feels lost or overwhelmed by the modern business climate, even if they attended business school.

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    9 High-Impact Ways to Take Responsibility for Your Own Success

    by Ed Evarts

    Ed Evarts' Drive Your Career is for the ambitious and talented who are ready to take their careers to the next level, but aren’t quite sure where to start.

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    Transformational Lessons to Help You Find Success and Purpose, and Create a Life That You Love

    by Valentina Savelyeva

    Get CLEAR on Your Career is a guide for people who are ready to let go of the training wheels and test out what they can do.

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    A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals

    by Michael Hyatt

    Michael Hyatt shares a powerful, proven, research-driven system for setting and achieving goals. Anyone who is tired of not seeing progress in their personal, intellectual, business, relationship or financial goals will benefit from the field-tested wisdom found here.

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  • Image of 52 Essential Habits of Success
    Image of 52 Essential Habits of Success

    by Robert Stevenson

    According to Stevenson, if you spend a few minutes in the morning and the evening reviewing and contemplating a single essential successful habit for seven days, then by the end of 52 weeks you will have absorbed and incorporated all 52 habits into your life.

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  • Image of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
    Image of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

    How Successful People Become Even More Successful

    by Marshall Goldsmith

    The corporate world is full of intelligent and skilled executives, but few will ever reach the top and, according to Goldsmith, subtle nuances make the difference.

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    Image of Goals!

    How to Get Everything You Want - Faster than You Ever Thought Possible

    by Brian Tracy

    Prolific author, speaker and sales trainer Tracy (his book Advanced Selling Strategies was summarized in 1995) offers specific advice to help executives and others achieve their personal and workplace goals. Clarifying your values and finding your “major definite purpose” is a key step. Tracy also identifies the self-imposed barriers that so many people put between themselves and their goals.

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