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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    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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    The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference

    by Jennifer B Kahnweiler

    Jennifer Kahnweiler proves introverts can be highly effective influencers when, instead of trying to act like extroverts, they use their natural strengths to make a difference.

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    How High Will You Fly?

    by Seth Godin

    In his bravest and most challenging book yet, Seth Godin shows how we can thrive in an economy that rewards art, not compliance.

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    Creating Meaning and Achievement in Your Career and Life

    by Alan Weiss, Marshall Goldsmith

    Alan Weiss and Marshall Goldsmith outline six building blocks of character that will help you to challenge your belief system, develop a leadership mindset, and overcome the stumbling blocks that keep you from success.

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    Defining the Leadership Journey

    by Nitin Nohria, Jim Champy

    Authors Champy, former head of CSC Index and co-author of Reengineering the Corporation, and Nitin Nohria, a professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School, believe that ambition is the lifeblood of human achievement. In this summary, they cover the different stages of ambition, and how each stage can lead to great things for you and your company.

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    Image of The Marshall Goldsmith Collection

    This collection is included with our Professional Subscription.
    Four summaries of author Marshall Goldsmith's best business books including, including Mojo, What Got You Here Won't Get You There, The Leader of the Future, and The Leader of the Future 2.

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