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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    Overcoming Doubts and Doubters

    by Kara Goldin

    Kara Goldin turned her unsweetened flavored water into one of the most successful beverage businesses of our time.

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    Successful Strategies from Business, Government, and Daily Life

    by Joshua N. Weiss

    The art of negotiation requires creativity and quick thinking to find win-win solutions, especially when the stakes are high.

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    How to Change Anyone’s Mind

    by Jonah Berger

    In The Catalyst, Jonah Berger identifies the key barriers to change and how to mitigate them.

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    Embrace, Learn, and Adapt to Failure As a Way to Success

    by Bill Wooditch

    Bill Wooditch provides the knowledge, insight, and tools needed to use every failure - large and small - to actually create a successful business, career, and life

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    Building a Resilient Mindset for Lasting Success

    by Derek Roger, Nick Petrie

    Stress is not a natural response to the pressures at work. It’s a choice that you make. Derek Roger and Nick Petrie offer a new approach to stress. It has to do with being resilient, flexible, mentally awake and in the moment.

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    Develop the Resilience You Need to Succeed

    by Dennis K. McCormack, George S. Everly, Jr., Douglas A. Strouse

    Personal resilience is the ability to bounce back in the wake of adversity. The authors share a set of five core factors that protect successful people against psychological distress and emotional injury. These factors that act like psychological body armor can actually help a person to grow stronger.

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    An Unconventional Guide to Achieving Uncommon Business Success

    by J. Barry Griswell, Bob Jennings

    Obstacles and setbacks are an inevitable part of life, especially in today’s harsh and volatile economy. How can you use the very experiences that would stall or tumble a career to build uncommon success? The answer is found in “The Adversity Paradox”. Working to overcome humble beginnings, lack of knowledge, unexpected setbacks or any manner of misfortune can be the foundational step in a path to incredible achievement. Those who have benefited from the adversity paradox all relate similar...

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    Turning Everyday Struggles Into Everyday Greatness

    by Erik Weihenmayer, Paul Stoltz

    In The Adversity Advantage, authors Paul Stoltz and Erik Weihenmayer offer proven principles and practical tools that teach you how to use adversity as a force for superior achievement, resilience, agility, innovation, energy and happiness. These two adversity experts have developed seven guiding principles to teach you how to transform adversity into your most powerful advantage. This summary will show you how to pinpoint and bolster your adversity strengths in order to bring out your

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    The Power of Thinking without Thinking

    by Malcolm Gladwell

    Blink is about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant — in the blink of an eye — that actually aren’t as simple as they seem, and about those instantaneous decisions that are impossible to explain to others. In this summary, staff writer from The New Yorker Malcolm Gladwell reveals that great decision makers aren’t those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of...

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