Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth http://www.bizsum.com/ Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:00:18 -0500 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:28:59 -0500 Fearless and Free http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fearless-and-free <div>Author: Sachs, Wendy</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Madeleine Albright once said that women’s careers are not linear; they zigzag. In the current business landscape, women must embrace this phenomenon and also learn to pivot. Today, employees are expected to learn...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Upgrade Your Life http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/upgrade-your-life <div>Author: Divilly, Pat</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The difference between success and failure is action. To achieve success, you must hold onto your dreams and take steps to make them a reality. In <strong>Upgrade Your Life</strong>, Pat Divilly lays out a simple, six-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Executive Function http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/executive-function <div>Author: Sparrowhawk, Keiron</div> <div>Publisher: LID Publishing Ltd</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>It’s common knowledge that keeping your body fit can result in improved health and a better quality of life. But did you know the same principle applies to your mind? According to neuroscientist Keiron Sparrowhawk,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Job Search Navigator http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/job-search-navigator <div>Author: Durfee, Matt</div> <div>Publisher: Agate Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Job Search Navigator</strong>, human resources expert Matt Durfee shares the wisdom he has developed over the years on getting hired, surviving job loss, and building a career—both from his perspective...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth From Crisis to Calling http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crisis-calling <div>Author: Chanoff, Sasha | Chanoff, David</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>From Crisis to Calling</strong>, Sasha and David Chanoff tell the gripping story of a complex refugee crisis, and the crucial pathway Sasha followed as he made difficult moral decisions. By learning how to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth HBR Emotional Intelligence Series: Resilience http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr-emotional-intelligence-series-resilience <div>Author: Harvard Business Review Press</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>To thrive in today’s fast-paced and competitive work environment, professionals must master the social skill of resilience. In the Harvard Business Review Press title <strong>HBR Emotional Intelligence Series:...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Gift of Anger http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/gift-anger <div>Author: Solmonese, Joe</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Gift of Anger</strong>, Joe Solmonese leans on his experience as a lobbyist, which often requires him to understand other people’s feelings and overcome his own frustration, to show the positive side of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth HBR Emotional Intelligence Series: Mindfulness http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr-emotional-intelligence-series-mindfulness <div>Author: Harvard Business Review</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many individuals spend their days on autopilot, repeating routine behaviors, ruminating over past events, or anticipating the future. But the fact is, the only reality is the present. In the absence of mindfulness—an...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth You Did What?! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/you-did-what <div>Author: Zoller, Kim | Preston, Kerry</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Missteps and inappropriate business behaviors have derailed many professional careers. People who want to build successful, long-lasting careers must learn how to navigate through a wide array of professional...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Emotional Intelligence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr%E2%80%99s-10-must-reads-emotional-intelligence <div>Author: Harvard Business Review Editors</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Skill, talent, and experience are all requirements for good leadership. But what distinguishes a great leader from all the others is emotional intelligence—the awareness of and ability to regulate one’s emotions to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth You Are What You Believe http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/you-are-what-you-believe <div>Author: Smith, Hyrum W.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Companies waste millions of dollars on behavior-based training programs that fail to deliver long-term results. Individuals embark on self-improvement initiatives, then revert to previous self-destructive patterns. Why...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Humility Is the New Smart http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/humility-new-smart <div>Author: Hess, Edward D. | Ludwig, Katherine</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The rapid pace of technological change is precipitating a disruptive Smart Machine Age that will dramatically change the organizational landscape. In<strong> Humility Is the New Smart</strong>, Edward D. Hess and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Personal Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/personal-success <div>Author: Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Personal Success</strong>, motivational speaker Brian Tracy argues that some professionals achieve more success and wealth than others because they have a winning edge. A winning edge can be defined as being...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth HBR Emotional Intelligence Series: Empathy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr-emotional-intelligence-series-empathy <div>Author: Harvard Business Review Press</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Which leadership quality can boost performance levels to new highs, yet drive them into the ground if overused? The answer is empathy. In the new Harvard Business Review title <strong>HBR Emotional Intelligence Series...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Positively Resilient http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/positively-resilient <div>Author: Hensch, Doug</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Positively Resilien</strong>t, certified executive coach, consultant, and corporate trainer Doug Hensch shares more than 40 years of research and 20 years of professional experience to help readers become...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Triggers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/triggers <div>Author: Goldsmith, Marshall | Reiter, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Penguin Random House LLC</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>People can derail their personal and professional lives by allowing environmental and psychological triggers to ignite negative behaviors. In <strong>Triggers</strong>, Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter show people...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The 3 Gaps http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/3-gaps-0 <div>Author: Smith, Hyrum W.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many people desire to make a lasting positive impact on the world. In <strong>The 3 Gaps</strong>, Hyrum W. Smith explains that people often fail to accomplish their goals because of three distinctive gaps between...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Springboard http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/springboard <div>Author: Shell, G. Richard</div> <div>Publisher: Penguin Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Springboard</strong>, G. Richard Shell helps readers to develop a personal definition of success by considering the importance they place on happiness, family, professional status, fame, fortune, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Leave Your Mark http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leave-your-mark <div>Author: Licht, Aliza</div> <div>Publisher: Hachette Book Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Whether a person is entering the working world for the first time or making a dramatic career change, professional development can be both exhilarating and intimidating. In <strong>Leave Your Mark</strong>, author and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Winning the Brain Game http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/winning-brain-game <div>Author: May, Matthew E.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although the human brain is capable of great things, it is also susceptible to a variety of unproductive thinking patterns. In <strong>Winning the Brain Game</strong>, Matthew E. May defines the seven fatal flaws of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Pivot http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/pivot <div>Author: Markel, Adam</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Pivot</strong>, Adam Markel outlines the steps necessary for people to pivot toward new careers. By adopting the right mindsets, establishing ritualistic behaviors, and continually building momentum,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Get Momentum http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/get-momentum <div>Author: Womack, Jason W. | Womack, Jodi</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Whether it is completing a creative project or landing a promotion at work, professionals cannot make new changes in their lives by relying on old strategies. In <strong>Get Momentum</strong>, motivational coaches...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Expect to Win http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/expect-win <div>Author: Harris, Carla A.</div> <div>Publisher: The Penguin Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Professionals in today’s fluctuating work environment must take responsibility for actively and aggressively managing their careers, but most lack the practical and strategic tools to help them reach their career goals...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Good Is Not Enough http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/good-not-enough <div>Author: Wyche, Keith R. | Alleyne, Sonia</div> <div>Publisher: The Penguin Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Good Is Not Enough</strong>, Keith R. Wyche provides practical advice for minority business professionals who want to overcome career obstacles and achieve their professional goals. Wyche’s strategies are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth 7 Secrets of Persuasion http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/7-secrets-persuasion <div>Author: Crimmins, PhD, James C.</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most people make decisions so quickly that they may not even know they are making them; therefore, logic seldom has anything to do with the process. Psychological and scientific studies have proven that the brain’s...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Art of Authenticity http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/art-authenticity <div>Author: Thacker, Karissa</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders are constantly challenged to be their true selves, but achieving authenticity can be difficult when they are faced with persistent business demands and career-making decisions. In <strong>The Art of...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Zero to Breakthrough http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/zero-breakthrough <div>Author: Armour, Vernice "FlyGirl"</div> <div>Publisher: Penguin Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>There are few challenges harder than those faced by U.S. Marines in combat. Given a mission, Marines plan carefully and then succeed through a disciplined execution of that plan. They confront enormous fears, yet they...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Your Creative Mind http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/your-creative-mind <div>Author: Cochrane, Scott</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many people mistakenly believe that creativity and innovative potential are static, inherent qualities. In <strong>Your Creative Mind</strong>, Scott Cochrane offers insight into how individuals can master their minds...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Focus http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/focus-0 <div>Author: Halvorson, Ph.D., Heidi Grant | Higgins, Ph.D., E. Tory</div> <div>Publisher: Penguin Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Every person has a natural inclination to view his or her goals as either opportunities for advancement or opportunities to minimize risks. Those with the first point of view are promotion-focused. These individuals...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Invisibles http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/invisibles <div>Author: Zweig, David</div> <div>Publisher: Penguin Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many of the most fulfilled and happy people do not achieve fame or fortune as a result of the work they do, nor do they care to. Rather, they enjoy a deep sense of satisfaction from the unrecognized contributions they...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Simple Is the New Smart http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/simple-new-smart <div>Author: Fazio, PhD, Rob</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Simple Is the New Smart</strong>, Rob Fazio emphasizes the importance of simplifying the pursuit of success. He offers working professionals and managers smart cuts for making inroads in their careers and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Be Bad First http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/be-bad-first <div>Author: Andersen, Erika</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The modern world is defined by constant connection, abundant choices, and rapid change. Information that once took years to travel across the globe now spreads in seconds. As society is propelled forward by new...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Wisdom of Oz http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/wisdom-oz <div>Author: Connors, Roger | Smith, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: Penguin Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Improving results, setting and attaining a series of goals, and realizing visions are fundamental components of business acumen. However, achieving lasting change and success is rarely easy. In <strong>The Wisdom of Oz...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Work Like a Spy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/work-spy <div>Author: Carleson, J. C.</div> <div>Publisher: Penguin Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Work Like a Spy</strong>, J.C. Carleson taps into her experience as both a seasoned CIA clandestine officer and a corporate executive to illustrate the different ways professionals can use the fundamentals...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Stretch http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/stretch <div>Author: Willyerd, Karie | Mistick, Barbara</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Increased technology, a declining birthrate, the aging workforce, and globalization of large companies are some of the factors changing the way America does business. Many employees are working from virtual locations,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth When the Pressure’s On http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/when-pressure%E2%80%99s <div>Author: Csoka, Louis S.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today’s business environment is more fast-paced, stressful, and demanding than ever before. Factors that cause stress—such as pressure to deliver, steep learning curves, collaborative responsibilities, ever-changing...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Career Courage http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/career-courage <div>Author: Kelley, Katie C.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Katie C. Kelley was a driven professional living out the dream she carefully constructed as a teenager: to have her own psychotherapy practice in Manhattan. Despite that success, she grew...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Mastering Fear http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mastering-fear <div>Author: Maurer, Robert | Gifford, Michelle</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">For many people, success in work, health, or relationships remains an elusive if not impossible goal. For others, they achieve success only to later sabotage their accomplishments. In&nbsp;...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Confidence Effect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/confidence-effect <div>Author: Killelea, Grace</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Women looking to succeed in the workplace often blame themselves for falling short. However, to truly realize their leadership potential, women must learn to balance competence with confidence....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Power of Fifty Bits http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-fifty-bits <div>Author: Nease, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>People’s natural inclinations when making decisions tend to default to patterns that do not help them in the long run. While there is broad agreement among researchers about the science underpinning these tendencies,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Organized Mind http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/organized-mind <div>Author: Levitin, Daniel J.</div> <div>Publisher: The Penguin Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>The Organized Mind</strong>, Daniel J. Levitin discusses the latest findings in brain and memory research and applies the concepts to everyday situations in both the home and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Everyday Bias http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/everyday-bias <div>Author: Ross, Howard J.</div> <div>Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph"><strong>Everyday Bias&nbsp;</strong>by Howard J. Ross explores the idea that every human being is biased. Biases are not always malicious, but they do invade every aspect of life. Ross helps...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Disrupt Yourself http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/disrupt-yourself <div>Author: Johnson, Whitney</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>Disrupt Yourself</strong>, Whitney Johnson seeks to empower individuals to actively take risks and understand how applying their personal strengths to their problems can yield big...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Definitive Personal Assistant & Secretarial Handbook http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/definitive-personal-assistant-secretarial-handbook <div>Author: France, Sue</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The term assistant may identify a secretary, office manager, administrative assistant, or similar title. Regardless of the moniker, these individuals are responsible for making their bosses—and themselves—appear...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Pivot Points http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/pivot-points <div>Author: Martin, Paul T.</div> <div>Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph"><strong>Pivot Points</strong>&nbsp;by Paul T. Martin is a cultural manifesto about the importance of disaster preparedness in the United States. In addition to explaining why preparedness is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Darn Easy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/darn-easy <div>Author: McColl, Peggy | Proctor, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph"><strong>Darn Easy</strong>&nbsp;instills basic principles for success with intuition and faith to create a simple yet inspiring formula for positive growth. Peggy McColl and Brian Proctor write...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Developing Mental Toughness http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/developing-mental-toughness <div>Author: Strycharczyk, Doug | Clough, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>Developing Mental Toughness</strong>, Doug Strycharczyk and Peter Clough provide readers with a strategy for coping with and overcoming the daily pressures of the business...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Stress Less, Achieve More http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/stress-less-achieve-more <div>Author: Bernstein, Aimee</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>Stress Less, Achieve More</strong>, Aimee Bernstein provides a road map to understanding ways in which leaders and their teams can turn pressure-filled situations into positive...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Power of Being Yourself http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-being-yourself <div>Author: Plumeri, Joe</div> <div>Publisher: Da Capo Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>The Power of Being Yourself</strong>, Joe Plumeri challenges people to be truly authentic in both their professional and personal lives and not shy away from emotion and passion....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Stronger http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/stronger <div>Author: Everly Jr., George S. | Strouse, Douglas A. | McCormack, Dennis K.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>Stronger</strong>, George S. Everly Jr., Douglas A. Strouse, and Dennis K. McCormack discuss people's ability to overcome adversity and develop resiliency. They focus on five core...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Getting (More of) What You Want http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/getting-more-what-you-want <div>Author: Neale, Margaret A. | Lys, Thomas Z.</div> <div>Publisher: Basic Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Negotiation can be intimidating, particularly when it is viewed as a conflict with clear winners and losers. With proper planning and discipline, though, negotiating can be a problem-solving tool...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Power of 100! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-100 <div>Author: King, Shaun</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph"><strong>The Power of 100!</strong>&nbsp;by Shaun King is an inspirational guide to setting, pursuing, and ultimately achieving 100 life goals. People who do not set specific goals give themselves...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Quitting http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/quitting <div>Author: Streep, Peg | Bernstein, LCSW, Alan</div> <div>Publisher: Da Capo Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Quitting</strong>, bestselling author Peg Streep and social worker Alan Bernstein expose the defects in the culture of persistence, and explore the science of healthy quitting in life situations, from...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Your Own Terms http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/your-own-terms <div>Author: Davidds, Yasmin | Bidou, Ann</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">For women, negotiations of all types are fraught with myths and misinformation, much of it encouraging them to adjust their styles to be more like men. In&nbsp;<strong>Your Own Terms</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Episodic Career http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/episodic-career <div>Author: Chideya, Farai</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Careers rarely follow a linear process anymore. In the past, young workers would begin at a low level within a company and steadily progress in rank. Today, fewer people are staying within the same industry, let alone...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Focus http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/focus <div>Author: Goleman, Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>Focus</strong>, Daniel Goleman discusses the many attributes of attention and how important it is in a person's daily life. Without focus, it is nearly impossible to thrive in the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Your Ultimate Success Plan http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/your-ultimate-success-plan <div>Author: Jacobs, Tamara</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Your Ultimate Success Plan</strong>, Tamara Jacobs describes ways that people prevent themselves from having the career success they desire. She offers stories that demonstrate how behaviors like...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Reset http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/reset <div>Author: Schenck, Dwain</div> <div>Publisher: Da Capo Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Few people talk about the emotional side of unemployment. Long-term unemployment can have severe emotional consequences, and undergoing it is similar to undergoing the stages of grief....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Hello Stay Interviews, Goodbye Talent Loss http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hello-stay-interviews-goodbye-talent-loss <div>Author: Kaye, Beverly | Jordan-Evans, Sharon</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Although talent is the greatest asset of any company, most managers do not try to keep their key players from leaving until it is too late. In&nbsp;<strong>Hello Stay Interviews, Goodbye Talent...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Highly Paid Expert http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/highly-paid-expert <div>Author: Allen, Debbie</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Highly Paid Expert</strong>, Debbie Allen provides readers with the tools and knowledge to market themselves as experts in their particular fields. She emphasizes a varied self-marketing strategy that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Achievement Habit http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/achievement-habit <div>Author: Roth, Bernard</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>People always find excuses to not change their lives, including issues with their families, work lives, and finances; however, Professor Bernard Roth believes these reasons are often invalid. In <strong>The Achievement...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Don’t Wear Flip-Flops to Your Interview http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dont-wear-flip-flops-interview <div>Author: Powers, Paul</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Competition for jobs has become tougher, and people have become a lot more astute about conducting a job search, so just sending out a few résumés and waiting for a response is no longer a valid way to look for a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Broadcasting Happiness http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/broadcasting-happiness <div>Author: Gielan, Michelle</div> <div>Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A positive broadcaster is someone who focuses on the positive in order to motivate others and produce results. In <strong>Broadcasting Happiness</strong>, Michelle Gielan challenges readers to develop more positive...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Mogul, Mom, & Maid http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mogul-mom-maid <div>Author: O'Donnell, Liz</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Mogul, Mom, & Maid</strong> by Liz O’Donnell aims to prove that women have a number of options when trying to balance working and having children. O’Donnell discusses what it is like to wear many hats as a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/13-things-mentally-strong-people-dont-do <div>Author: Morin, Amy</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do</strong>, author and therapist Amy Morin presents the 13 most important things that people who are emotionally on top of their games do not do. No one does...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Moment You Cant Ignore. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/moment-you-cant-ignore <div>Author: Connor, Malachi O. | Dornfeld, Barry</div> <div>Publisher: </div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When an organization experiences an event that stops it in its tracks, it has experienced an un-ignorable moment. Such moments exemplify the clash between the existing ways of work and new cultural shifts. In <strong>...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Leave Your Legacy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leave-your-legacy <div>Author: Newman, Ben</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Pierce Edwards left his family and his business to make a big change. When he returned home, however, he realized his quest had only just begun. His journey to greatness unfolds in <strong>Leave Your Legacy</strong> by...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth All In http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/allin <div>Author: Levs, Josh</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>America fancies itself the country of “family values,” yet modern workplace policies continue to leave families by the wayside. In <strong>All In</strong>, Josh Levs performs an extensive analysis of America’s family...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Activate Your Brain http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/activate-your-brain <div>Author: Halford, Scott G.</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Activate Your Brain</strong>, Scott G. Halford explains how the average person can become above average by gaining a better understanding of his or her own brain. Arguing that there is science to becoming a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Trajectory http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/trajectory <div>Author: Van Rooy, David L.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Trajectory</strong>, David L. Van Rooy advocates the adoption of intentional professional planning. Drawing on his background in industrial and organizational psychology, as well as his extensive experience...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth #GIRLBOSS http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/girlboss <div>Author: Amoruso, Sophia</div> <div>Publisher: Random House, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In just seven years, self-described former anticapitalism anarchist Sophia Amoruso went from dumpster diving, petty thievery, and hitchhiking her way up and down the West Coast to becoming the CEO of the multimillion...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Confidence at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/confidence-work-0 <div>Author: Taylor, Ros</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As psychologist Ros Taylor argues in <strong>Confidence at Work</strong>, confidence on the job is equally as important as knowledge and ability. People who underestimate their skills, stay in the background, or de-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Not Knowing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/not-knowing <div>Author: D'Souza, Steven | Renner, Diana</div> <div>Publisher: LID Publishing Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Life is full of uncertainty, which makes people anxious. To alleviate their anxiety, people look to experts who may not know the answers, try to manage circumstances over which they have no control, and search for...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Sacred Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/sacred-success <div>Author: Stanny, Barbara</div> <div>Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Sacred Success</strong> by Barbara Stanny is a guide for those who wish to tap into their personal power and exploit their potential for wealth and influence. Stanny aims to do three things: Reveal the feminine...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Darling, You Can’t Do Both http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/darling-you-can%E2%80%99t-do-both <div>Author: Kestin, Janet | Vonk, Nancy</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Advertising executives Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk took a creative approach with a campaign (Dove) that caused sales to skyrocket. Their unconventional approach resulted in professional rewards, which they attribute to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth How the World Sees You http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-world-sees-you <div>Author: Hogshead, Sally</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>How the World Sees You</strong>, Sally Hogshead presents an empowering guide to discovering one’s unique Archetype. Hogshead outlines 49 different Archetypes, each of which has a special skill set that can...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Mind Gym http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mind-gym <div>Author: Bailey, PhD,, Sebastian | Black, Octavius</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Sometimes life’s circumstances are out of people’s control. However, how individuals think, feel, and behave as a result of those circumstances is very much within their control. It is simply a matter of learning to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Joy of Strategy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/joy-strategy <div>Author: Rimm, Allison</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>No one would invest in a company that had no business plan, yet many people invest their time and energy in unplanned and aimless lives. Allison Rimm, author of <strong>The Joy of Strategy</strong>, has developed and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Payoff Principle http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/payoff-principle <div>Author: Zimmerman, Dr. Alan R.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Payoff Principle</strong>, Dr. Alan R. Zimmerman discusses his highly effective blueprint for achieving success both professionally and personally. By following his advice and focusing on their purposes...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Inner Game of Stress http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/inner-game-stress <div>Author: Gallwey, W. Timothy | Hanzelik, MD,, Edd | Horton, MD, John</div> <div>Publisher: Random House, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Stress wreaks havoc on people's lives and health. In&nbsp;<strong>The Inner Game of Stress</strong>, authors W. Timothy Gallwey, Edd Hanzelik, MD, and John Horton, MD, demonstrate how people can...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Taking the Stage http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/taking-stage <div>Author: Humphrey, Judith</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Individuals who are successful in business and in their personal lives engage in confident self-expression. This is often difficult, however, for women. The reality is that women must communicate with greater clarity...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Only the Crazy and Fearless Win Big http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/only-crazy-and-fearless-win-big <div>Author: Wylie, Arthur | Nicol, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: BenBella Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Being bold and a little wild will bring great success to entrepreneurs and those seeking to advance their careers. This is the message of Arthur Wylie’s book, <strong>Only the Crazy and Fearless Win Big</strong>. Wylie...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth What Works for Women at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-works-women <div>Author: Williams, Joan C. | Dempsey, Rachel</div> <div>Publisher: New York University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Gender discrimination in the workplace may no longer be blatantly obvious, but gender bias does in fact still exist. Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey interviewed 125 women at the top of their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Think Smarter http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/think-smarter <div>Author: Kallet, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Being successful at business requires persistence and the ability to think critically. In <strong>Think Smarter</strong>, Michael Kallet explains how and when to apply critical thinking and shares the tools and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Dare, Dream, Do http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dare-dream-do <div>Author: Johnson, Whitney</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Women can be so focused on doing for others that they forget to dream for themselves. In&nbsp;<strong>Dare, Dream, Do</strong>, Whitney Johnson encourages women to take the time to discover and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Refire! Don’t Retire http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/refire-don%E2%80%99t-retire <div>Author: Blanchard, Ken | Shaevitz, Morton</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Most people view retirement and aging as a period of increased health problems, mental confusion, and social withdrawal that must be endured until they die. However, in&nbsp;<strong>Refire! Don't...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Becoming Your Best http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/becoming-your-best <div>Author: Shallenberger, Steven R.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Steven R. Shallenberger's&nbsp;<strong>Becoming Your Best</strong>&nbsp;outlines 12 principles of highly successful leaders. Building on the work of Stephen M. R. Covey, who introduces this book...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Power of Habit http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-habit <div>Author: Duhigg, Charles</div> <div>Publisher: Random House, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Scientific discoveries explain how habits are formed and how people can change them. In&nbsp;<strong>The Power of Habit</strong>, Charles Duhigg uses well-known figures and companies, such as...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Spiraling Upward http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/spiraling-upward <div>Author: Wallbridge, Wendy</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Many professional women receive approval and accolades but become disillusioned because external rewards do not lead to wholehearted success. Rather than follow the clear linear path forged by...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Confidence Myth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/confidence-myth <div>Author: Lerner, Helene</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Lack of confidence has long been a stumbling block for many women in their quest for success in the business world. In large part, this dynamic is due to both the pervasive belief that an...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Overworked and Overwhelmed http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/overworked-and-overwhelmed <div>Author: Eblin, Scott</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Most professionals do not realize that&nbsp;<em>mindfulness</em>, or the balance of awareness and intention, is the antidote to extreme stress. While mindfulness may initially seem like a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Black Hole Focus http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/black-hole-focus <div>Author: Hankel, PhD, Isaiah</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The toughest decision a person will ever make is determining his or her ultimate purpose in life. Most people let life make this critical decision for them instead of making their own choices. The result is that they...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The 5 Choices http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/5-choices <div>Author: Kogon, Kory | Merrill, Adam | Rinne, Leena</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As the demands of work and home life continue to escalate, people are feeling more overextended, overwhelmed, and overstressed than ever before. However, at the same time, people want to be more meaningfully productive...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Glass Closet http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/glass-closet <div>Author: Browne, John</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>John Browne was the chief executive at BP when he was forced out of the closet by the national press. His ex-boyfriend sold their story for a large sum of money, and despite being a successful and respected executive,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Mindfulness at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mindfulness-work <div>Author: McKenzie, Dr. Stephen</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The professional world is characterized by high levels of stress, discontentment, and burnout. Individuals spend their entire lives laboring in their chosen professions, and the joyless attitudes that define much of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Selfish, Scared & Stupid http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/selfish-scared-stupid <div>Author: Gregory, Dan | Flanagan, Kieran</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>People are naturally selfish, scared, and stupid, yet society sees these as negative attributes. To fit into the norm, people fight these tendencies and force themselves into more acceptable behaviors, often failing...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Compassionate Careers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/compassionate-careers <div>Author: Pryor, Jeffrey W. | Mitchell, Alexandra</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Members of today’s young Millennial generation strive to become part of something bigger than themselves. Despite the social stigmas, family objections, and financial concerns that have typically deterred people from...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth A Winner’s Guide to Negotiating http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/winners-guide-negotiating <div>Author: Fletcher, Molly</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A great negotiator does five things well: sets the stage, finds common ground, asks with confidence, embraces the pause, and knows when to leave. By mastering these steps, any individual can negotiate anything in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth How to Stress Less http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-stress-less <div>Author: Bonetti, Benjamin</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>People tend to see stress as a negative aspect of their lives, but as Benjamin Bonetti states in <strong>How to Stress Less</strong>, stress can actually have a positive influence. Many people, including athletes,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Leading the Life You Want http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-life-you-want <div>Author: Friedman, Stewart D.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Leading the Life You Want</strong>, Stewart D. Friedman demonstrates that leaders do not have to choose between a rich personal life and a fulfilling career—they can have both. To illustrate this fact,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Blind Ambition http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/blind-ambition <div>Author: Walsh, Patricia</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Blind ambition is the dedication to overcoming all of the inevitable challenges that pop up in life. People with blind ambition tap into their inner strength and relentlessly believe in themselves. They ignore...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Change Your Day, Not Your Life http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/change-your-day-not-your-life <div>Author: Core, Andy</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The pace of modern life is hectic, and today’s typical workdays can be overwhelming for even the most ambitious, hardworking professionals. Increasing and maintaining productivity is a challenge for both individuals...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth What Do You Want to Create Today? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-do-you-want-create-today <div>Author: Tobin, Dr. Bob</div> <div>Publisher: BenBella Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>What Do You Want to Create Today?</strong>, Dr. Bob Tobin dispels the notion that a satisfying work life is too good to be true. Using his own story and those of the many executives he has coached, he...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Always in Fashion http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/always-fashion <div>Author: Weber, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Always in Fashion</strong> is Mark Weber’s story of his meteoric rise from retail clerk to CEO, his dramatic plunge into unemployment, and his subsequent resurrection to even greater heights of success and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Your Self-Sabotage Survival Guide http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/your-self-sabotage-survival-guide <div>Author: Berg, Karen</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Your Self-Sabotage Survival Guide</strong>, Karen Berg states that people who want to be successful in business and in life have to move from self-sabotage to reinvention. They can no longer blame other...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth One Big Thing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/one-big-thing <div>Author: Cooke, Phil</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>People can go their entire working lives without truly knowing what they really want to do. This is true for both those at the bottom of the earnings ladder and those at the top. According to Phil Cooke in <strong>One...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Driven to Distraction at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/driven-distraction-work <div>Author: Hallowell, MD, Edward M.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s fast-paced work environment, distractions are everywhere. Emails are constantly coming in, mobile phones ring with calls and texts, and meetings consume hours every day. It is no surprise that many people...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth How to Be Happy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-be-happy <div>Author: Webb, Liggy</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>How to Be Happy</strong>, Liggy Webb explores the meaning of happiness and provides a toolkit of approaches and techniques to build confidence and resilience in order to become a healthier and happier person...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Rise to the Top http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rise-top <div>Author: Hawley, Stacey</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Rise to the Top</strong>, Stacey Hawley presents a guidebook for any woman who wants to earn what she’s really worth in the workplace. Hawley’s guide helps women in the business world identify their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth HARD Goals http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hard-goals <div>Author: Murphy, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many people attribute not achieving their goals to poor execution or a lack of motivation. The truth is that most goals fail because they were subpar from the moment they were set. In <strong>HARD Goals</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Why People Fail http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-people-fail <div>Author: Reynolds, Siimon</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Why People Fail</strong>, business mentor and Photon Group cofounder Siimon Reynolds draws on his personal success story to explore the 16 most common causes of failure in people’s personal and professional...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Shortcut to Prosperity http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/shortcut-prosperity <div>Author: Hopkins, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many people would like to achieve prosperity, whether this means becoming entrepreneurs, being financially successful, or living fulfilling personal lives. Unfortunately, most people do not acquire the skills needed to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Confidence Code http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/confidence-code <div>Author: Kay, Katty | Shipman, Claire</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Confidence is essential to professional success. However, for so many educated and ambitious women, confidence remains both enigmatic and just out of reach. In <strong>The Confidence Code</strong>, journalists Katty...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The 10X Rule http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/10x-rule <div>Author: Cardone, Grant</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>People have long sought a definitive answer to why some people succeed in life and in business and why others do not. While there are no shortcuts or magic bullets to achieving success, author Grant Cardone believes he...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Truth Doesn’t Have to Hurt http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/truth-doesn%E2%80%99t-have-hurt <div>Author: Bright, Deb</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The giving and receiving of criticism is one of the top ten stressors in the workplace. Most people admit that they do not have the skills to receive criticism well and also struggle with how to criticize others. To...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Sometimes You Win—Sometimes You Learn http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/sometimes-you-win%E2%80%94sometimes-you-learn <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Center Street, Hachette Book Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Sometime You Win—Sometimes You Learn</strong>, John C. Maxwell suggests that people who are successful view losing differently than most people do. These individuals do not hide from failure or shy away from...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Enhancing Your Executive Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/enhancing-your-executive-edge <div>Author: Zoller, Kim | Preston, Kerry</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Technical and job skills only carry individuals so far. The difference between those who get promoted to leadership positions and those who remain stuck comes down to interpersonal skills. In fact, interpersonal skill...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Winning from Within http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/winning-within <div>Author: Fox, Erica Ariel</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Winning from Within</strong> provides a road map to aid readers in understanding their inner landscapes and develop more agility to access all their intrinsic leadership characteristics. It provides a seven-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Success on Your Own Terms http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/success-your-own-terms <div>Author: Rosseau, James B., Sr.</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>James B. Rosseau, Sr., is an experienced business executive, an accomplished musician, and a heavyweight producer in the Christian hip-hop world. Hailing from a difficult background, Rosseau worked hard to realize his...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Forget Strategy. Get Results. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/forget-strategy-get-results <div>Author: Tobin, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Forget Strategy. Get Results.</strong>, Michael Tobin explains that the essence of good management is the willingness to be creative, take risks, and adhere to a vision while allowing for necessary course...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Reinventing Professional Services http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/reinventing-professional-services <div>Author: Kaplan, Ari</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As Ari Kaplan explains in <strong>Reinventing Professional Services</strong>, industry experience and education are no longer enough for professionals. Savvier clients and the need for more transparency now require...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/bring-work-life-bringing-life-work <div>Author: Brower, Tracy</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work</strong>, work environment sociologist Tracy Brower draws on her years of experience with hundreds of companies to explore the integration of work and life, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth HBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr-guide-managing-stress-work <div>Author: Review Editors, Harvard Business</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Stress in the work environment is a given. However, while a little bit of stress can be motivating, too much stress can be debilitating. Most people are more than familiar with the usual advice: set priorities, manage...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth What I Didn’t Learn in Business School http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-i-didn%E2%80%99t-learn-business-school <div>Author: Barney, Jay B. | Gorman Clifford, Trish</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many of the widely accepted strategy tools taught in business schools do not apply in the real world. In <strong>What I Didn’t Learn in Business School</strong>, Jay B. Barney and Trish Gorman Clifford relate the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Nothing Is Impossible http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/nothing-impossible <div>Author: Oliver, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Success does not depend on having wealth, a big name, an Ivy League education, or an unusual amount of talent. In <strong>Nothing Is Impossible</strong>, Tom Oliver argues that being successful comes from having a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Opportunity Knocking http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/opportunity-knocking <div>Author: LaRocco, Lori Ann</div> <div>Publisher: Agate Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Opportunities abound for those who are willing to seize them and put in the work required to achieve their goals. Successful people share the key traits of passion, persistence, and confidence. They also have the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth How to Play the Game at the Top http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-play-game-top <div>Author: Pearson, Fenorris</div> <div>Publisher: Agate Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>How to Play the Game at the Top</strong> by Fenorris Pearson tells the truth about getting ahead in corporate America. It is a game plan for getting to the top and staying there. It busts myths, such as “an MBA...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Indispensable! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/indispensable-0 <div>Author: Cottrell, David | Nix, Robert</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Over the course of their careers, many people have wondered how they can be indispensable to their organizations. With cuts and layoffs, it is important for people to know which qualities will keep them around for the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Great Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/great-work <div>Author: Sturt, David</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Great Work</strong>, David Sturt surveys people across various industries to determine how difference makers think and why what they do is considered “great work.” His conclusions are drawn from discussions...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Could I Do That? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/could-i-do <div>Author: Hartley, Simon</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Could I Do That?</strong> by Simon Hartley is about overcoming limiting beliefs people have so that they can tackle their personal challenges and embrace the changes that they will bring about. Successful...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Coach Yourself to Win http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/coach-yourself-win <div>Author: Guttman, Howard M.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>People have the ability to change many of the behaviors that hinder their success at work and in their personal lives. But self-improvement takes self-scrutiny, honesty, and effort. Additionally, it requires a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Kiss Your But Goodbye http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/kiss-your-goodbye <div>Author: Azelby, Joe | Azelby, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Everyone has flaws, but many people fail to realize how their flaws are impeding their career progress. For people to reach their potential, they need to recognize and manage their “BUTs,” the shortcomings that hold...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Essential Digital Interview Handbook. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/essential-digital-interview-handbook <div>Author: Bailo, Paul J.</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Essential Digital Interview Handbook</strong>, Paul J. Bailo explains that there is a scarcity of knowledge pertaining to how applicants handle themselves during digital interviews. Since the Internet...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth What to Ask the Person in the Mirror http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-ask-person-mirror <div>Author: Kaplan, Robert Steven</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The ability to reflect and ask astute questions is an often overlooked skill in business. Some people mistakenly believe inquiry is a sign of weakness when, in fact, it is a critical practice for both individuals and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Empress Has No Clothes http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/empress-has-no-clothes <div>Author: Roché, Joyce M. | Kopelman, Alexander</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>It is not uncommon for successful people to feel that they are imposters. They often think they are the only ones who feel this way, but this could not be further from the truth. In <strong>The Empress Has No Clothes...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Do Cool Sh*t http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/do-cool-sht <div>Author: Agrawal, Miki</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Contrary to popular belief, it is possible for people to have enjoyable careers and work with like-minded people who share their interests. In <strong>Do Cool Sh*t</strong>, Miki Agrawal, a young, successful...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Become the Real Deal http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/become-real-deal <div>Author: Dieken, Connie</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Regardless of people’s business goals, whether they aspire to reach the highest levels of leadership or become influential within their own spheres, they must do what it takes to be viewed as the “real deal.” <strong>...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth What’s Next, Gen X? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what%E2%80%99s-next-gen-x <div>Author: Erickson, Tamara</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Stuck behind a large generation of Boomer leaders, challenged by an eager generation of Millennial whiz kids, and facing the tough mid-career years, Generation X faces a multitude of challenges in the workplace. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Blindspot http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/blindspot <div>Author: Banaji, Mahzarin R. | Greenwald, Anthony G.</div> <div>Publisher: Delacorte Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Blindspot</strong>, psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald utilize a procedure they created called the Implicit Association Test (IAT) to objectively examine the hidden biases that many...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Assertiveness http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/assertiveness <div>Author: Suzanne Potts, Conrad and</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many people conduct their daily interactions without understanding how to make the most of them—or how to avoid confrontations and communication breakdowns. The key is assertiveness: a worldview, behavior strategy, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Getting from College to Career http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/getting-college-career <div>Author: Pollak, Lindsey</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Getting from College to Career</strong>, Lindsey Pollak provides 90 tips designed to help young people land the perfect job and become successful and happy in their careers. This is a modern take on career...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Life at the Speed of Passion http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/life-speed-passion <div>Author: Wright, Eve</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>All people experience setbacks in life. Unmet expectations, unexpected failures, and unfulfilled goals can all cause an individual to lose sight of his or her true passion—or prevent it from ever being found. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Art of Deliberate Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/art-deliberate-success <div>Author: Keane, David</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Art of Deliberate Success</strong>, David Keane illustrates the ways in which people can become successful. While working with some of the world’s most successful people for more than two decades, Keane...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Your Brain at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/your-brain-work <div>Author: Rock, David</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The modern workforce is made up of increasing numbers of knowledge professionals: people employed to solve problems, make decisions, and be creative. These people can benefit greatly by understanding the brain’s...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Stealing the Corner Office http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/stealing-corner-office <div>Author: Reid, Brendan</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many people develop their concepts of how success is achieved through the lens of Hollywood rags-to-riches movies, which begin with hard work, include lots of talent and passion, and end with fame and fortune. However...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Be a Direct Selling Superstar http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/be-direct-selling-superstar <div>Author: Christensen, Mary</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In this present age of downsizing, job insecurity, and crippling debt from student loans and credit cards, many people are looking for more than just financial stability and lasting employment—they are seeking true...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth How to Win http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-win <div>Author: Yeung, Dr. Rob</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As Dr. Rob Yeung asserts in <strong>How to Win</strong>, success comes to those who realize that people can grow and change. People who are responsibly assertive, yet still respectful of others, can win arguments...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Work Smarts http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/work-smarts <div>Author: Liu, Betty</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>If there is anyone who knows the secret ingredients to success, it is Betty Liu. As an award-winning financial journalist and Bloomberg Television anchor, she has had the opportunity to interview billionaires, CEOs,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Soft Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/soft-edge <div>Author: Karlgaard, Rich</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Soft Edge</strong>, Rich Karlgaard puts forth a strong argument for the importance of often overlooked values in the business world. The soft edge is comprised of these values, and Karlgaard not only...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Personality Power http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/personality-power <div>Author: Zichy, Shoya | Bidou, Ann</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Shoya Zichy created the personality assessment model known as Color&nbsp;Q, which organizes human behaviors into four basic personality temperaments: Gold, Green, Red, and Blue. In <strong>Personality Power</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr-guide-managing-and-across <div>Author: Harvard Business Review Press</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For professionals who lack formal authority in the workplace, achieving goals and getting ahead can be a challenge. Not only are their colleagues reluctant to rally behind the ideas of someone who is not the boss, but...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Eyes Wide Open http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/eyes-wide-open <div>Author: Hertz, Noreena</div> <div>Publisher: HarperBusiness</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Everyone is faced with decisions in their personal and professional lives. The decision-making process can be daunting since making the wrong choice can have serious repercussions. Despite this fact, many people do not...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Economy of You http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/economy-you <div>Author: Palmer, Kimberly</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>With the American economy still recovering from the recent recession, many people feel trapped in unstable employment with shrinking prospects. The search for financial security and deeper meaning has created a rising...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Managing Yourself http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr%E2%80%99s-10-must-reads-managing-yourself <div>Author: Harvard Business Review Editors</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Great managers are those who first effectively manage themselves. Self-awareness, introspection, and thoughtful planning and action in all aspects of life are what enable a manager to effectively lead others. <strong>...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Business Brilliant http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/business-brilliant <div>Author: Schiff, Lewis</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Business Brilliant</strong>, journalist and entrepreneur Lewis Schiff reveals what keeps the majority of the middle class from becoming rich: their belief in conventional success myths. They lack what the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Powerful Phrases for Successful Interviews http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/powerful-phrases-successful-interviews <div>Author: Beshara, Tony</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When it comes to job hunting, interviewing well can make the difference between success and failure. Even with the best qualifications, a bad interview can nix a job opportunity in a matter of minutes. Tony Beshara...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth This Is How to Get Your Next Job http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-get-your-next-job <div>Author: Kay, Andrea</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Anyone who thinks skills, education, and experience should be enough to snag a coveted position needs to think again. In <strong>This Is How to Get Your Next Job</strong>, Andrea Kay informs readers that behavior,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Necessity of Strangers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/necessity-strangers <div>Author: Gregerman, Alan</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As Alan Gregerman explains in <strong>The Necessity of Strangers</strong>, strangers rarely figure into one’s thinking about business or personal success. However, the ability to engage, learn from, and collaborate...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Social Media Side Door http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/social-media-side-door <div>Author: Greenleigh, Ian</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Society is in the midst of a social revolution. New social media platforms connect more people, more frequently, and with greater ease than any previous era. However, with all that noise, it is also increasingly...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Sidetracked http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/sidetracked <div>Author: Gino, Francesca</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Sidetracked</strong>, Francesca Gino diligently explains how imperceptible outside forces can affect peoples’s decisions in a major way. These forces fall into three main categories: forces from within,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Charge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/charge <div>Author: Burchard, Brendon</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Charge</strong>, Brendon Burchard identifies ten different drives, or aspects, that motivate and inspire people. By focusing on and improving each individual drive, readers can find themselves living...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Clarity http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/clarity <div>Author: Smart, Jamie</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Clarity</strong>, Jamie Smart describes how people encumber their minds with mistaken perceptions that are based on external circumstances. These perceptions tend to be superstitions that degrade thinking...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Dream It, Do It, Live It! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dream-it-do-it-live-it <div>Author: Newton, Richard | Rusen, Ciprian Adrian</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Everyone has dreams, but not everyone is able to achieve them. Achieving a dream takes work, but it can be fun too. In <strong>Dream It, Do It, Live It!</strong>, Richard Newton and Ciprian Adrian Rusen explain how...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Profit from the Positive http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/profit-positive <div>Author: Greenberg, Margaret | Maymin, Senia</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Positive psychology is the study of what creates excellence in people, societies, and work environments. Theories of positive psychology have been proven in research journals, but much of the data is not easily...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Job Search Checklist http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/job-search-checklist <div>Author: Birkel, Damian</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Job loss can be one of the most devastating experiences in a person’s life. Regardless of someone’s education, income, or job level, job loss can trigger a personal and professional identity crisis. After personally...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Resilience http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/resilience-0 <div>Author: Zolli, Andrew | Healy, Ann Marie</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Resilience </strong>is a valuable guide to effective rebounding from setbacks and catastrophes. In today’s global marketplace, the ability to weather all types of storms—financial, emotional, physical—is a key...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Respect Effect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/respect-effect <div>Author: Meshanko, Paul</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Respect Effect</strong>, Paul Meshanko explains the underlying neurobiology of respect. Arguing that a respectful workplace is an essential component in the growth and profitability of any company,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Essential Job Interview Handbook http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/essential-job-interview-handbook <div>Author: Baur, Jean</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The job market in today’s economy is highly competitive, and more people than ever are looking to land the right job—not just one that pays the bills, but one that best suits their skills and ambitions. However,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth 9 Things Successful People Do Differently http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/9-things-successful-people-do-differently <div>Author: Halvorson, Heidi Grant</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The hallmark of success is reaching one’s personal and professional goals. Yet, what makes some people more successful than others is often unclear. In<strong> 9 Things Successful People Do Differently</strong>, Heidi...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Reinventing You http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/reinventing-you <div>Author: Clark, Dorie</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Change is essential to growth, and reinvention is a strategy to cope with ’today’s shifting business environment. In <strong>Reinventing You</strong>, Dorie Clark shares her own story of transformation from political...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Think Twice http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/think-twice <div>Author: Mauboussin, Michael J.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While the mind’s natural pathways may have once been advantageous for survival, they are not well adapted to managing modern decision making. Today, approaching decisions of consequence requires going beyond intuition...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth What You're Really Meant to Do http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-youre-really-meant-do <div>Author: Kaplan, Robert Steven</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most people long for success, but how is it gained? Some believe success is gained through impressive and recognized accomplishments, becoming financially well off, achieving an impressive career title, notoriety,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Embrace the Chaos http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/embrace-chaos <div>Author: Miglani, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Too many people today spend their lives in a never-ending attempt to control the uncontrollable. Besides being highly stressful and exhausting, this severely undercuts one’s ability to remain flexible, to respond...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Quiet Influence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/quiet-influence <div>Author: Kahnweiler, Jennifer B.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s workplace, it often seems that extroverts get all the attention, and all the success. Consequently, many introverts resort to pretending to be extroverts in order to get ahead. Jennifer Kahnweiler contends...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Art of Insight http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/art-insight <div>Author: Kiefer, Charles | Constable, Malcolm</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Art of Insight</strong>, Charles Kiefer and Malcolm Constable provide tools and exercises to enable individuals and organizations to tap into the power of insight. The authors define insight as a fresh...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Breaking the Fear Barrier http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/breaking-fear-barrier <div>Author: Rieger, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: Gallup Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Breaking the Fear Barrier</strong>, Tom Rieger exposes the corrosive element that eats away at the fabric of many organizations: fear. It is what forces employees and managers to protect themselves at all...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Win http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/win <div>Author: Luntz, Frank I.</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As a renowned communication professional, Dr. Frank I. Luntz often finds himself in conversations with some of America’s greatest businessmen, politicians, entertainers, and athletes. It is through these unique...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/reality-based-rules-workplace <div>Author: Wakeman, Cy</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass,</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many employees are frustrated by the ever-increasing demands of the workplace, and they struggle to keep up. They see themselves as passive bystanders with no real power. In <strong>The Reality-Based Rules of the...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Dive In http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dive <div>Author: Vogel, Nadine O. | Brown, Cindy</div> <div>Publisher: Paramount Market Publishing, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The rapid aging of the American workforce, together with other demographic trends, means that the competition to attract and retain top employees is fiercer than ever before. But smart companies recognize that there is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Where Winners Live http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/where-winners-live <div>Author: Porter, Dave | Galindo, Linda | Malley, Sharon O.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Where Winners Live</strong>, Dave Porter and Linda Galindo reveal the secret weapon of every successful sales professional: personal accountability. People who live “where winners live” embody constant,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Three Simple Steps http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/three-simple-steps <div>Author: Blake, Trevor</div> <div>Publisher: BenBella Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Acquiring success in business and even in life can be very difficult. While some people seem to just naturally fall into being successful, there are others who must work at it, especially if they come from a simple...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth inGenius http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ingenius <div>Author: Seelig, Tina</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the early pages of <strong>inGenius</strong>, Tina Seelig explains that the book’s title is derived from the Latin word “ingenium,” meaning “natural capacity” or “innate talent.” This is fitting, as everything...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The 12 Week Year http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/12-week-year <div>Author: Moran, Brian P. | Lennington, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The 12 Week Year</strong>, Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington provide strategies to help people execute their life plans successfully. They provide steps for individuals that will lead to increased...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Why Wait to Be Great? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-wait-be-great <div>Author: Hawkins, Terry</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Too often, people remain chained to their pasts simply because they are afraid of the pain that comes with change. In <strong>Why Wait to Be Great?</strong>, Terry Hawkins, CEO of People in Progress Global, offers...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Young Professional’s Guide to the Working World http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/young-professional%E2%80%99s-guide-working-world <div>Author: McDaniel, Aaron</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The Millennial Generation is flooding the workforce with an abundance of ambition but a lack of knowledge about how to succeed. While many companies have comprehensive orientation programs for new employees, few give...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Leaving on Top http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leaving-top <div>Author: Heenan, David</div> <div>Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Leaving on Top</strong>, former CEO, business school dean, and established business writer David Heenan looks at what it takes to depart from a profession with grace, poise, and the knowledge that something...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Amazing Things Will Happen http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/amazing-things-will-happen <div>Author: Chapman, C. C.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Amazing Things Will Happen</strong> by C.C. Chapman is a guide to achieving happiness and success—two goals that cannot be reached without passion and belief in one’s convictions. While a lifetime of hard work...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Fear Your Strengths http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fear-your-strengths <div>Author: Kaplan, Robert E. | Kaiser, Robert B.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A person’s strengths are usually viewed as positive attributes. Yet if a specific strength is overused, it can become a liability. In fact, in many cases, careers have been ruined due to overplayed strengths. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Resilience http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/resilience <div>Author: Webb, Liggy</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><em>Resilience </em>is defined as the ability to persevere and adapt when faced with challenges—being able to bend with pressure instead of breaking under it. Beyond adaptability, resilience also manifests as the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Brain Wars http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/brain-wars <div>Author: Beauregard, Mario</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The prevailing scientific paradigm of materialism holds that only matter exists, and that the mind and consciousness are nothing more than neural activity. In <strong>Brain Wars</strong>, neuroscientist Dr. Mario...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Bounce http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/bounce <div>Author: Syed, Matthew</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Bounce</strong>, Matthew Syed debunks the “talent theory of expertise,” the idea that top performers are born with greatness in their genes. Innate talent can provide a head start, but it is hours and hours...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Finch Effect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/finch-effect <div>Author: Carson, Nacie</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>If finches can adapt to their changing environment, so can workers at all levels, according to Nacie Carson’s <strong>The Finch Effect</strong>, a career guide that takes its title and premise from Charles Darwin’s...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Rebooting Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rebooting-work <div>Author: Webb, Maynard | Adler, Carlye</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Rebooting Work</strong>, Maynard Webb and Carlye Adler point out that today people have the tools and technology to work from anywhere. Location, location, location is a thing of the past. This paradigm...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Beyond the Call http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beyond-call <div>Author: Woods, Marc | Coomber, Steve</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Beyond the Call</strong>, Marc Woods and Steve Coomber explore the psychological phenomenon behind why some individuals go the extra mile and others do not. The difference is often additional employee input...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Power of Consistency http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-consistency <div>Author: Long, Weldon</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The difference that separates successful people from everyone else is <strong>The Power of Consistency</strong>, according to Weldon Long. It is a basic human conundrum: While most people recognize the things they...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth How to Shine http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-shine <div>Author: Hartley, Simon</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Individuals and organizations have come to realize that in today’s highly competitive climate, average is not good enough. Indeed, people or companies who believe they have found success may find others enjoying even...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Care to Dare http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/care-dare <div>Author: Kohlrieser, George | Goldsworthy, Susan | Coombe, Duncan</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Care to Dare</strong>, George Kohlrieser, Susan Goldsworthy, and Duncan Coombe demonstrate how to combine leadership, safety, and stretch to become a Secure Base Leader, regardless of one’s position or...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Art of Choosing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/art-choosing <div>Author: Iyengar, Sheena</div> <div>Publisher: Twelve, Hatchette Book Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Art of Choosing</strong>, Sheena Iyengar presents a fascinating look at the power of choice and how people use this power to change their lives. Born in India, Iyengar moved to the United States with her...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/shut-stop-whining-and-get-life <div>Author: Winget, Larry</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Larry Winget is not the typical self-help author. He is not going to tell people to stay positive, or to feel good about themselves, or to just be themselves. In his unique, and somewhat irreverent, way, he explains...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth What’s Holding You Back? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what%E2%80%99s-holding-you-back <div>Author: Herbold, Robert J.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders must be bold, brave, and gutsy in order to be effective. However, in the face of tough decisions many managers “wimp out” rather than face decisions head-on. In <strong>What’s Holding You Back?</strong> Robert...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Superpower! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/superpower <div>Author: Saeks, Ford</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p></p><P><STRONG>Superpower!</strong> by Ford Saeks challenges readers to discover new ways to face obstacles, solve problems, and improve their performances at work and on a personal level. Saeks disputes the benefits...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Invisible Influence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/invisible-influence <div>Author: Hogan, Kevin</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>There’s a lot more to selling—whether it’s oneself, a product, or a service—than most people would imagine, according to Kevin Hogan. Of course, there’s the message, but that is secondary to other factors, including...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Own Your Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/own-your-success <div>Author: Newman, Ben</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Own Your Success</strong>, a business fable by consultant and business coach Ben Newman, emphasizes the importance of believing in oneself, teamwork, and serving others. It tells the story of Pierce Edwards, a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth How Will You Measure Your Life? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-will-you-measure-your-life <div>Author: Christensen, Clayton M. | Allworth, James | Dillon, Karen</div> <div>Publisher: Harper Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>How Will You Measure Your Life?</strong>, Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth and Karen Dillon detail a series of guidelines for finding meaning and happiness in life—both personally and professionally....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Fantastic http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fantastic <div>Author: Austin-Smith, Alan</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Fantastic</strong>, author Alan Austin-Smith attempts to answer the age old question of why some people are consistently more successful than others. Having studied many successful people, Austin-Smith...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth When Talent Isn’t Enough http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/when-talent-isn%E2%80%99t-enough <div>Author: Fischer, Kristen</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When creative professionals become freelancers, starting part-time or full-time businesses of their own, talent is just one part of the equation. In &nbsp;<strong>When Talent Isn’tnough</strong>, Kristen Fischer...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth StandOut http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/standout <div>Author: Buckingham, Marcus</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>StandOut</strong>, Marcus Buckingham asserts that everyone has their own particular genius that is innate to their being. Buckingham explains that by understanding their strengths and learning how to apply...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Google Resume http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/google-resume <div>Author: Laakmann McDowell, Gayle</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many recent college graduates dream of the opportunity to work at a top tech company. But relatively few make the cut and get hired by firms like Apple, Microsoft, or Google. In <strong>The Google Resume</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Professional Presence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/professional-presence <div>Author: Stevens, Peggy Noe</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group LLC</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The world is full of brands identified strongly with certain positive characteristics. In <strong>Professional Presence</strong>, Peggy Noe Stevens shows people how to create their own personal brands and associate...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth What’s Stopping You? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what%E2%80%99s-stopping-you <div>Author: Kelsey, Robert</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>What’s Stopping You?</strong>, Robert Kelsey warns that fear of failure can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. This common, yet rarely addressed condition alters behaviors in ways that make failure a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth I’d Rather Be in Charge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/i%E2%80%99d-rather-be-charge <div>Author: Beers, Charlotte</div> <div>Publisher: Vanguard Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p></p><P>Leadership is a buzzword that means to guide, direct, or take charge. It is a journey of self knowledge, learning from the past, creating a self portrait, and being afraid, according to Charlotte Beers. As the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Success Under Stress http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/success-under-stress <div>Author: Melnick, Sharon</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s work environment, most people are faced with too much to do and too little time to accomplish everything. With a constant barrage of emails and texts and network access 24/7, stress has become the new normal...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth More Time for You http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/more-time-you <div>Author: Tator, Rosemary | Latson, Alesia</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In a world that bombards people with information every second of every day, it can be difficult to not feel overwhelmed and overstressed. In <strong>More Time for You</strong>, Rosemary Tator and Alesia Latson show...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Pushback http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/pushback <div>Author: Rezvani, Selena</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Negotiation is an accepted and fundamental part of the business world, yet women initiate negotiations four times less often than men. The result is that women receive less of what they want and deserve: promotion...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Who Says It’s a Man’s World http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/who-says-it%E2%80%99s-man%E2%80%99s-world <div>Author: Bennington, Emily</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>There are more women than ever entering the top echelons of management, but that does not mean it has become easier to advance. In fact, career-transition consultant Emily Bennington has found that ambitious women...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth How Not to Worry http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-not-worry <div>Author: McGee, Paul</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Worry can adversely impact people’s daily lives and the lives of those around them. In <strong>How Not to Worry</strong>, Paul McGee explores why worry is such a significant part of people’s lives. He exposes some of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Quitter http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/quitter <div>Author: Acuff, Jon</div> <div>Publisher: Lampo Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Quitter</strong>, Jon Acuff challenges the idea that work is just what people do to finance the rest of their lives. Rife with personal anecdotes and pop-culture references, and aimed at readers in their 20s...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Consider http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/consider <div>Author: Forrester, Daniel Patrick</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Consider</strong>, author and strategist Daniel Patrick Forrester issues a call to individuals and institutions across the globe, urging them to carve think time out of their busy schedules and engage in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Reinvention http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/reinvention <div>Author: Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Brian Tracy’s <strong>Reinvention </strong>unlocks the secrets to achieving true happiness and success. The process begins when individuals wipe out the unsatisfying elements of the present, recognize their singular...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Fast Track Networking http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fast-track-networking <div>Author: Rosen, Lucy | Copquin, Claudia</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Fast Track Networking</strong>, Lucy Rosen and Claudia Gryvatz Copquin offer ideas that are primarily, but not exclusively, designed to help women move quickly into the business world. They share guidance on...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Never Apply for a Job Again! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/never-apply-job-again <div>Author: Gurney, Darrell W.</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p></p><P>People tend to do business with people they trust. The same principle can be applied to a job search—people stay connected to the people they trust, and they recommend these people to others who can use their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Designed for Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/designed-success <div>Author: Scumaci, Dondi</div> <div>Publisher: Excel Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p></p><P>Despite significant strides toward gender equality in recent years, women still face unique challenges in the workplace. They are expected to play by different rules and meet different expectations than men....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth No Excuses! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/no-excuses <div>Author: Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: Vanguard Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p></p><P>In <STRONG>No Excuses!</strong> Brian Tracy dispels the notion that talent and chance are responsible for success and instead presents compelling support for his theory that self-discipline is the key to being...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Accidental Salesperson http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/accidental-salesperson <div>Author: Lytle, Chris</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p></p><P>Though people often come to sales accidently, success is not accidental. Chris Lytle asserts that people will benefit most from <STRONG>The Accidental Salesperson</strong> by intently applying the concepts...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Stand Up for Yourself Without Getting Fired http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/stand-yourself-without-getting-fired <div>Author: Ballman, Donna</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Employment laws are complex. As a result, many people frequently interpret them incorrectly. Anyone involved in the workforce should have a strong understanding of their rights and responsibilities, which will benefit...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Harvesting Intangible Assets http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/harvesting-intangible-assets <div>Author: Sherman, Andrew J.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In a sense, all people are farmers; marking their turf, planting seeds, nurturing them, and preparing for the harvest. People follow a deeply rooted agricultural-like process in their daily lives, hoping that the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Pilot: Learning Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/pilot-learning-leadership <div>Author: Hensley, Bill | Hensley, Colleen</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Pilot: Learning Leadership</strong>, Bill and Colleen Hensley describe the lessons they learned from supersonic jet training and how they transfer beyond the cockpit to everyday leadership. Each chapter...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Ethical Intelligence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ethical-intelligence <div>Author: Weinstein, Bruce</div> <div>Publisher: New World Library</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Ethical Intelligence</strong>, Bruce Weinstein presents five core principles to improve the business and personal lives of his readers. By adopting these key principles, people can boost their ethical...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Leader Who Had No Title http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leader-who-had-no-title <div>Author: Sharma, Robin</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Leader Who Had No Title</strong>, Robin Sharma shows how individuals, regardless of title, have the power to demonstrate leadership wherever they are. The lessons recounted in this book will help...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Do More Great Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/do-more-great-work <div>Author: Stanier, Michael Bungay</div> <div>Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Too many people spend their work days busy with tasks that are not important to them or their organization. Michael Bungay Stanier wrote <strong>Do More Great Work</strong> for those people who want to move beyond busy...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Earn What You're Really Worth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/earn-what-youre-really-worth <div>Author: Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: Vanguard Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Earn What You’re Really Worth</strong>, Brian Tracy argues that by using care, planning, goal-setting, and written exercises, people can thrive in even the toughest of economies. In order to do so, people...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The 11 Laws of Likability http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/11-laws-likability <div>Author: Lederman, Michelle Tillis</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The 11 Laws of Likability</strong>, Michelle Tillis Lederman suggests that in order to be truly successful at networking, it is first important to tap into what is likable about every specific personality....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Optimism Bias http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/optimism-bias <div>Author: Sharot, Tali</div> <div>Publisher: Vintage Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Optimism Bias</strong>, Tali Sharot examines ways in which the human brain deceives its owner—to the owner’s advantage. Normal people misperceive their surroundings, choose to delay pleasure but...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Choke http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/choke <div>Author: Beilock, Sian</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Psychology professor Sian Beilock presents compelling evidence in <strong>Choke </strong>that there are scientific reasons to explain why people “choke” or fail when the stakes are high. Using numerous personal...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Panic Free Job Search http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/panic-free-job-search <div>Author: Hill, Paul</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Panic Free Job Search</strong>, author Paul Hill presents a radically different approach to finding employment. Most job seekers sift through endless online job ads, and respond by sending out an...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Self-Made Myth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/self-made-myth <div>Author: Miller, Brian | Lapham, Mike</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Self-Made Myth</strong>, Brian Miller and Mike Lapham examine the widespread belief that successful people in America are “self-made,” with little outside help. While hard work, creativity, and sacrifice...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Be the Hero http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/be-hero <div>Author: Blumenthal, Noah</div> <div>Publisher: Berret-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most everyone feels stressed, frustrated, or out of control at work or at home at some point. In <strong>Be the Hero</strong>, Noah Blumenthal challenges people to transform self-defeating thoughts and victim behaviors...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Black Faces in White Places http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/black-faces-white-places <div>Author: Pinkett, Randal | Robinson, Jeffrey | Patterson, Philana</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Black Faces in White Places</strong>, Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson acknowledge that things have improved in America when it comes to race, but there is still progress to be made to leave a better...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Self-Aware Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/self-aware-leader <div>Author: Gallagher, Daniel | Costal, Joseph</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Self-Aware Leader</strong>, Daniel Gallagher and Joseph Costal offer four pillars of leadership to help aspiring leaders understand their own strengths and weaknesses and become capable of working toward...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Great Leaders Grow http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/great-leaders-grow <div>Author: Blanchard, Ken | Miller, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Great Leaders Grow</strong>, best-selling business author Ken Blanchard teams with Chick-fil-A vice president Mark Miller to guide executives on the path to becoming great leaders. The authors assert that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Elements of Power http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/elements-power <div>Author: Bacon, Terry R.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Elements of Power</strong>, Terry R. Bacon explores the concept of power—what it is, where it comes from, how it is built, and how it is used to lead and influence others. Those who harness their power...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Likeonomics http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/likeonomics <div>Author: Bhargava, Rohit</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Likeonomics</strong>, Rohit Bhargava asserts that the most trusted people and organizations always win. He offers the five principles of the TRUST formula of Likeonomics to solve what he calls the “modern...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Kiss That Frog! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/kiss-frog <div>Author: Tracy, Brian | Tracy Stein, Christina</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Psychologists believe that the way people think about themselves has a profound effect on the quality of their lives. Negative mental attitudes or mindsets are one of the biggest obstacles that prevent individuals from...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Stepping Up http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/stepping <div>Author: Izzo, John</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Stepping Up</strong>, executive coach and leadership speaker Dr. John Izzo describes how taking responsibility can improve lives, businesses, and relationships. The principles he introduces enable people to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/7-hidden-reasons-employees-leave-0 <div>Author: Branham, Leigh</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to conventional wisdom, employee turnover is usually about pay and beyond the control of most companies. But in <strong>The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave</strong>, human relations consultant Leigh Branham...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Mindful Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mindful-leadership <div>Author: Gonzalez, Maria</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Mindful Leadership</strong>, Maria Gonzalez offers a guide to leadership for anyone who is in a position to influence others. She shows how to use mindfulness meditation to achieve clarity, focus, and self-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth They Don't Teach Corporate in College http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/they-dont-teach-corporate-college <div>Author: Levit, Alexandra</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>They Don’t Teach Corporate in College</strong>, Alexandra Levit aims to offer “twenty-somethings” a reality check about the corporate world. A successful transition from college to the corporate working...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Zen Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/zen-leader <div>Author: Whitelaw, Ginny</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Zen Leader</strong>, Ginny Whitelaw addresses the unprecedented amount of pressure that many leaders feel today. It causes leaders to burn out, exhausting themselves and their employees. However, there...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth How to Be Great at The Stuff You Hate http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-be-great-stuff-you-hate <div>Author: Davies, Nick</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>How to Be Great at the Stuff You Hate</strong>, author Nick Davies aims to help readers face a crucial fact: most people in sales hate the actual act of selling. In general, the act of selling someone on a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Self-Made Me http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/self-made-me <div>Author: Burch, Geoff</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Why would an adult hand themselves over to be managed by someone else? That is the question posed by author Geoff Burch in his self-employment how-to book, <strong>Self-Made Me</strong>. According to Burch, working in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Your Best Just Got Better http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/your-best-just-got-better <div>Author: Womack, Jason W.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Your Best Just Got Better</strong>, executive coach and author Jason W. Womack presents actionable strategies to help managers, employees, and entrepreneurs alike in their quest to make lasting, sustainable...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth SuperCompetent http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/supercompetent <div>Author: Stack, Laura</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>SuperCompetent</strong>, Laura Stack details the six keys to attaining super competent status: activity, availability, attention, accessibility, accountability, and attitude. Becoming super competent...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth 10 Steps to Successful Time Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/10-steps-successful-time-management <div>Author: Maxey, Cyndi | O'Connor, Kevin E.</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>10 Steps to Successful Time Management</strong>, communications consultants Cyndi Maxey and Kevin O’Connor explain how to view time as a resource. The key is to achieve an understanding of what matters in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Essential Phone Interview Handbook http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/essential-phone-interview-handbook <div>Author: Bailo, Paul J.</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s increasingly competitive job market, phone interviews have become a necessary step in the interviewing process. A phone interview is more than just a phone conversation with a potential employer; it is the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Power of Reputation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-reputation <div>Author: Komisarjevsky, Chris</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Power of Reputation</strong>, public relations leader Chris Komisarjevsky explains how to build and leverage character, communication, and trust. In every facet of life, a good reputation is among our...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth No Fear of Failure http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/no-fear-failure <div>Author: Burnison, Gary</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>No Fear of Failure</strong>, Gary Burnison uncovers the traits that anchor effective leaders through candid conversations with well-known leaders in business, government, military, education, and sports....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Put Your Dream to the Test http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/put-your-dream-test <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Put Your Dream to the Test</strong>, John C. Maxwell describes ten questions that people must answer in order to realize their dreams. Maxwell defines a dream as “an inspiring picture of the future that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Winning Factor http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/winning-factor <div>Author: Jensen, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Extraordinary individuals perform well and inspire others, but nobody becomes extraordinary by themselves. The task of leaders is to enable the development of those entrusted to them, inspiring them to become the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Job Search Solution http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/job-search-solution-0 <div>Author: Beshara, Tony</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>With the large number of people out of work in today’s job market, landing a job can be a difficult endeavor. Being aware of how hiring authorities and business managers think is necessary for anyone in search of a job...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth I Got My Dream Job and So Can You http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/i-got-my-dream-job-and-so-can-you <div>Author: Liebman, Pete</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>I Got My Dream Job and So Can You</strong>, Pete Liebman gives young professionals a comprehensive outline to getting the job of their dreams and starting on the path towards a fulfilling career. He provides...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Synthesis Effect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/synthesis-effect <div>Author: McGrail, John</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Synthesis Effect</strong>, Dr. John McGrail shows how people who are suffering from stress, depression, anxiety or other forms of unhappiness can heal themselves by understanding and marshalling their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Business of Being the Best http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/business-being-best <div>Author: Fletcher, Molly | Spizman, Justin</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In every field there are certain individuals that excel and demonstrate outstanding performance. Many aspire to emulate these leaders, but are unsure how to attain their goal. In <strong>The Business of Being the Best...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Upside of Irrationality http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/upside-irrationality <div>Author: Ariely, Dan</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Upside of Irrationality</strong>, Dan Ariely draws on his background in behavioral economics to examine irrational human behavior and how it affects decision making in the workplace and in human...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Leadership Lessons http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-lessons <div>Author: Swartz, Greg | Thorpe, Julie K.</div> <div>Publisher: </div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Leadership Lessons</strong>, authors Greg Swartz and Julie K. Thorpe explore how great achievers throughout history can influence an individual’s or organization’s performance in the modern world. They argue...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Practical Genius http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/practical-genius <div>Author: Rudan, Gina Amaro</div> <div>Publisher: Touchstone</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Genius is often considered to be a quality that is not obtainable by everyone. It is viewed as something special that is exclusive to people like Einstein or Mozart. In <strong>Practical Genius</strong>, Gina Amaro...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Web 2.0 Job Finder http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/web-20-job-finder <div>Author: Greene, Brenda | Byrne, Coleen</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Networking has long been a key component to a successful job search, but in recent years social media and virtual networks have become an incredibly powerful piece of the networking equation. In response to the social...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Myth of Stress http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/myth-stress <div>Author: Bernstein, Andrew</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The idea that “life is stressful” is a common myth based on a faulty interpretation of the nature of stress. While stress is very real, people often misjudge where stress really comes from and what can be done about it...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Change Anything http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/change-anything <div>Author: Patterson, Kerry | Grenny, Joseph | Maxfield, David | McMillan, Ron | Switzler, Al</div> <div>Publisher: Business Plus</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many people believe that permanently changing their habits is difficult, if not impossible. However, through behavior change, it is possible to significantly improve results in many different areas of life. In <strong>...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Three Feet from Gold http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/three-feet-gold <div>Author: Lecther, Sharon L. | Reid, Greg S.</div> <div>Publisher: Sterling Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Three Feet from Gold </strong>is based on the principles put forth by Napoleon Hill in his best-seller, <em>Think and Grow Rich</em>. Published in 1937, <em>Think and Grow Rich </em>inspired a large amount of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Power of Presence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-presence <div>Author: Hedges, Kristi</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Presence, the ability to command attention and inspire commitment plays a defining role in people’s relationships, their ability to garner buy-in, and even their compensation. Those described as having charisma,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Mojo http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mojo <div>Author: Goldsmith, Marshall | Reiter, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Some people just seem to have their “mojo” working. The salesman who closes with seven tough customers in a row, the baseball player who hits nothing but home runs, and the bartender who is never late with drinks—all...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Driven to Lead http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/driven-lead <div>Author: Lawrence, Paul R.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Driven to Lead</strong>, Paul R. Lawrence describes how human beings are designed to balance the needs of four conflicting drives when making decisions. These drives—acquisition of the necessities for...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Act Like a Sales Pro http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/act-sales-pro <div>Author: Hansen, Julie</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>It is often assumed that great sales people are naturals. But in <strong>Act Like a Sales Pro</strong>, author Julie Hansen asserts that what is seen as natural talent is actually the result of years of hard work and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Hold On, You Lost Me! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hold-you-lost-me <div>Author: McCarthy, Bernice | O'Neill-Blackwell, Jeanine</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Hold On, You Lost Me</strong>, authors Bernice McCarthy and Jeanine O’Neill-Blackwell assert that every person has an individual learning style, one that dictates how information is perceived and processed...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Driven http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/driven <div>Author: Imam, Razi | Walshak, Hank</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Driven</strong>, Razi Imam introduces the concept of Junoon, an ancient Arabic/Persian term that describes the obsession to achieve an impossible goal infused with a super-human level of motivation. The...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Science of Influence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/science-influence <div>Author: Hogan, Kevin</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Science of Influence</strong>, author Kevin Hogan provides detailed instruction on the topic of persuasion. He takes the latest findings in behavioral research, tests them under real-world conditions,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/21-indispensable-qualities-leader-0 <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc.Thomas Nelson, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader</strong>, John C. Maxwell examines the personal characteristics that he believes every leader should recognize, develop, and refine to become a truly effective...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Compromise Trap http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/compromise-trap <div>Author: Doty, Elizabeth</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s corporate environment, many individuals feel pressured to compromise their values, principles, or beliefs. They compromise what they know is right because they believe that is what it takes to get ahead. But...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Creating Your Own Destiny http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/creating-your-own-destiny <div>Author: Snow, Patrick</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Creating Your Own Destiny</strong>, Patrick Snow gives people the tools and resources they need to break out of the corporate grind and take control of their professional lives. The author discusses the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Unwritten Rules http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/unwritten-rules <div>Author: Beeson, John</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Unwritten Rules</strong>, John Beeson asserts that “companies offer few guideposts for advancing to the executive level.” In his work as a consultant and executive coach, he has questioned decision...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Great Work, Great Career http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/great-work-great-career <div>Author: Covey, Stephen R. | Colosimo, Jennifer</div> <div>Publisher: FranklinCovey Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Great Work, Great Career</strong>, authors Stephen R. Covey and Jennifer Colosimo discuss the immense opportunities the new “knowledge” economy has presented to the working population. They outline the ways...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Kick Your Own Ass http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/kick-your-own-ass <div>Author: Johnson, Robert Early</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Kick Your Own Ass</strong>, Robert Early Johnson presents a guide for salespeople to change the arc of their potential and perform better in their careers. The title is meant to evoke the idea of achieving...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Work Your Strengths http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/work-your-strengths <div>Author: Martin, Chuck | Guare, Richard | Dawson, Peg</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Work Your Strengths</strong>, Chuck Martin, Richard Guare, and Peg Dawson have explored this concept of position and personality, and created a set of “executive skills.” This set of skills is found...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Change Your Questions, Change Your Life http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/change-your-questions-change-your-life <div>Author: Adams, Marilee</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Change Your Questions, Change Your Life</strong>, Marilee Adams uses the story of Ben in order to show how the principles of Question Thinking benefit individuals in the workplace and at home. The primary...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Thrive on Pressure http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/thrive-pressure <div>Author: Jones, Graham</div> <div>Publisher: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders are subjected to intense pressure and stress that they must effectively deal with in order to keep employees and themselves highly motivated and avoid burn out. <strong>Thrive on Pressure</strong> explores the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Smart Networking http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/smart-networking <div>Author: Lynch, Liz</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Networking events make many people uncomfortable. In <strong>Smart Networking</strong>, author Liz Lynch confesses to feeling so small and overwhelmed at her first networking event that she only lasted five minutes....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Living for the Weekday http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/living-weekday <div>Author: Swindall, Clint</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Living for the Weekday</strong>, Clint Swindall examines what causes employees to stare at the clock in anticipation of their days off, and offers strategies on how to boost their engagement and satisfaction...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Now Habit at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/now-habit-work <div>Author: Fiore, Neil</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Now Habit at Work</strong> offers those who seek to be more productive in their professional lives the tools and strategies necessary for more effective time management. A follow-up to author Neil Fiore’s...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Star Profile http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/star-profile <div>Author: Janove, Jathan</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Corporate success should extend far beyond the dollars-and-cents bottom line of any given company, as many notable executives attest. Managerial excellence and employee development is an important long-term investment...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Today Matters http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/today-matters <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Hachette Book Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When problems arise, people want immediate solutions. In <strong>Today Matters</strong>, renowned leadership guru John C. Maxwell offers a radical alternative to this quick-fix approach. As any leader knows, today’s...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Work Makes Me Nervous http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/work-makes-me-nervous <div>Author: Berent, Jonathan | Lemley, Amy</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many people experience anxiety on the job. This problem affects employees at every level of organizations, from entry-level workers to senior executives. Although workplace anxiety can be debilitating, it does not have...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Comebacks http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/comebacks <div>Author: Redmond, Andrea | Crisafulli, Patricia</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the world of work, setbacks happen. In <strong>Comebacks</strong>, Andrea Redmond and Patricia Crisafulli explore the experiences of ten high profile leaders who endured some type of professional upset. The authors...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Successful Time Management for Dummies http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/successful-time-management-dummies <div>Author: Zeller, Dirk</div> <div>Publisher: Wiley Publishing, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Time is a precious commodity. Each person has the same amount of time given to them to use productively or to waste. In <strong>Successful Time Management for Dummies</strong>, Dirk Zeller describes a broad variety of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Seeing Red Cars http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/seeing-red-cars <div>Author: Goodrich, Laura</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Can heightened awareness, a focus on personal strengths, and intentional thinking create positive results? In <strong>Seeing Red Cars</strong>, author and consultant Laura Goodrich aims to prove that they can, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Think Better http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/think-better <div>Author: Hurson, Tim</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Think Better</strong> by Tim Hurson outlines a six-step productive thinking program that helps individuals to think more efficiently, more powerfully, and more strategically. The program entails making a long...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Increase Your Influence at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/increase-your-influence-work <div>Author: McIntosh, Perry | Luecke, Richard A.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Influence gives people the ability to have an effect on others in the workplace, making it an important skill for success within a company. From entry-level workers to CEOs, people with influence make more effective...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Deep Change http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/deep-change <div>Author: Quinn, Robert E.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>At some point in their lives, many individuals get overwhelmed and disconnected. They feel that their lives lack meaning, and they realize they need to do something to alter their present situation but lack the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth ISD From the Ground Up http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/isd-ground <div>Author: Hodell, Chuck</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>ISD From the Ground Up </strong>by Chuck Hodell provides the basics of good instructional system design (ISD), including practical ways to apply ISD principles. The book presents instructional design as a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Built on Values http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/built-values <div>Author: Rhoades, Ann</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As Ann Rhoades and Nancy Shepherdson explain in <strong>Built on Values</strong>, the “perfect company culture” does not exist. The right culture for any company can be defined by determining what values are important...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth How Risky Is It, Really? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-risky-it-really <div>Author: Ropeik, David</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>How Risky Is It, Really?</strong>, David Ropeik discusses how the human brain determines whether a person is at risk and the methods it takes to reach that conclusion. Today, significant advances in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth An Insider's Guide to Building a Successful Consulting Practice http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/insiders-guide-building-successful-consulting-practice <div>Author: Katcher, Bruce K. | Snyder, Adam</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For people who long to be independent in their work and to make the most of their time, independent consulting may be the ideal. <strong>An Insider’s Guide to Building a Successful Consulting Practice</strong> by Bruce...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Outsiders on the Inside http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/outsiders-inside <div>Author: Couper, David</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many individuals feel that they just do not fit in at their workplace. This may be because of their personality, their appearance, or the way they think. In <strong>Outsiders on the Inside</strong>, David Couper...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Joy of Retirement http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/joy-retirement <div>Author: Borchard, David C. | Donohoe, Patricia A.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When people reach the age of 50 they begin to consider retirement and often assume that this means taking on a passive life style, simply sitting around at home or in a retirement community. In <strong>The Joy of...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth How Successful People Think http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-successful-people-think <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Center Street</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In all aspects of life, from the professional world to family interactions, good thinkers help solve problems. In <strong>How Successful People Think</strong>, Maxwell discusses the 11 skills that good thinkers exhibit...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Essentials of Business Ethics http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/essentials-business-ethics <div>Author: Collins, Denis</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The most successful companies credit their achievement, in part, to the ethical way in which they conduct their business and the ethical standards their employees follow. Organizations that operate with high integrity...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Negotiate to Win! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/negotiate-win <div>Author: Collins, Patrick</div> <div>Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Whether it is buying a new car, or finalizing a business contract, knowing how to effectively negotiate is an essential skill. In <strong>Negotiate to Win!</strong>, expert negotiator Patrick Collins offers training in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Why of Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-work <div>Author: Ulrich, Dave | Ulrich, Wendy</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Why of Work</strong>, Dave and Wendy Ulrich contend that organizations that have found ways to engage their employees are rare in American industry. Most fail to transmit positive attitudes and define...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth 10 Steps to Successful Business Writing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/10-steps-successful-business-writing <div>Author: Appleman, Jack E.</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While studies point to an inadequate level of writing in the business world, most business professionals view writing as a soft skill that is not worth an investment of time and money. Recently, however, some employers...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Success Principles http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/success-principles <div>Author: Canfield, Jack</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Success Principles</strong>, written by Chicken Soup for the Soul co-author Jack Canfield, is a comprehensive guide to the timeless practices that have driven success for centuries. Whether your definition...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth 5 Steps to Expert http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/5-steps-expert <div>Author: Schempp, Paul G.</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>What does it take to become an elite performer? How can anyone become more expert in their field? Author Paul Schempp has spent his career as a professional speaker, coach, and consultant examining these questions. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Strengths Finder 2.0 http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/strengths-finder-20 <div>Author: Rath, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: Gallup Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>It is a cultural norm to inspire children with the idea that they can be anything they want to be. The truth is, however, that every individual possesses both strengths and weaknesses that remain mostly consistent...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Put Emotional Intelligence to Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/put-emotional-intelligence-work <div>Author: Feldman, Jeff | Mulle, Karl</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The idea that emotions are just as important as intellect in determining success has gained wide acceptance in recent years. Often our success or failure may not be governed by external events, but by how we experience...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Making a Difference by Being Yourself http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/making-difference-being-yourself <div>Author: Huszczo, Gregory E.</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For most of us, our sense of well-being is closely tied to whether or not we have a sense of purpose and of making a difference. Employees who feel they are simply part of a bureaucracy and unable to contribute to the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Find Your Strongest Life http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/find-your-strongest-life <div>Author: Buckingham, Marcus</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Women today lead lives in which work, home, friends, hobbies, and special interests are both technologically and physically interwoven, and in which they are expected to do more and succeed more than ever. In <strong>...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Happiness at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/happiness-work <div>Author: Pryce-Jones, Jessica</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The old saw says that money cannot buy happiness. But what about the reverse? Does happiness matter in the workplace? In <strong>Happiness at Work</strong>, Jessica Pryce-Jones demonstrates that happy employees are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Career Contentment http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/career-contentment <div>Author: Garton, Jeffrey</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Career Contentment</strong>, career coach and veteran&nbsp;human resources manager Jeffrey Garton advises&nbsp;employees how to develop strategies for searching&nbsp;for the right job or career, how to make...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Who's Got Your Back http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/whos-got-your-back <div>Author: Ferrazzi, Keith</div> <div>Publisher: Broadway Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>After taking part in an exceptional business team early in his career, Keith Ferrazzi realized the “incredible power of having a team of people guide me, encourage me, help me to be open and candid, hold me accountable...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The 5 Essential People Skills http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/5-essential-people-skills <div>Author: Carnegie, Dale</div> <div>Publisher: Fireside</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many people feel awkward in certain situations – a handicap that can prevent them from moving ahead personally and professionally. Drawing on almost 100 years of experience by Dale Carnegie Training, <strong>The 5...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Leadership from the Inside Out http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-inside-out <div>Author: Cashman, Kevin</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In 1998, Kevin Cashman first published <strong>Leadership from the Inside Out</strong>, a breakthrough bestseller, connecting personal growth and leadership effectiveness. Since then, the book has been integrated into...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Hands-Off Manager http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hands-manager <div>Author: Chandler, Steve | Black, Duabe</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Hands-Off Manager</strong>, authors Steve Chandler and Duane Black explore ways to nurture success in the form of hands-off leadership that results in happy employees and increased productivity. The...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Igniting the Third Factor http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/igniting-third-factor <div>Author: Jensen, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Performance Coaching Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Research indicates that coaching can increase performance much more than skill-focused job training alone. Most leaders, however, never learn the basic principles of successful coaching, why they are important, or how...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Developing Exemplary Performance One Person at a Time http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/developing-exemplary-performance-one-person-time <div>Author: Sabbag, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When it comes to performance development, many leaders are happy to accept work that is merely “satisfactory.” But what if each employee could be developed into an exemplary performer, executing their duties at a level...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Click http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/click <div>Author: Fraser, George C.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In "Click," author George C. Fraser reveals offers anyone longing for meaningful connections in and out of the office Ten Truths regarding how to find their social voice, cultivate their beneficial offerings to others...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth How http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how <div>Author: Seidman, Dov</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Krazy George Henderson, on an October day in 1981 at Oakland Stadium, invented the sweep of crowd enthusiasm now known as the Wave. His seemingly trivial feat of coordinating humans to work together toward a common...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The 40+ Job Hunting Guide http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/40-job-hunting-guide <div>Author: Birsner, E. Patricia</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Satisfied employees generally begin a description of their workplace by mentioning its unique or attractive benefits. Quickly, however, their comments turn to descriptions of the atmosphere, or feel, of the work...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth What To Say To Get What You Want http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-say-get-what-you-want <div>Author: Deep, Sam | Sussman, Lyle</div> <div>Publisher: Addison Wesley</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Deep and Sussman present a work characterized by clarity, simplicity, and directness. However, its accessibility does not at all diminish its authoritativeness or its value to the professional at the highest level....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth A Rock and a Hard Place http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rock-and-hard-place <div>Author: Hodgson, Kent</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Far more attention needs to be given to the values and principles-both business and ethical-that business people hold, for the simple reason that they make up the foundation upon which decisions are made. Solving...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Managers Caught in the Crunch http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-caught-crunch <div>Author: Jenks, James M. | Zevnik, Brian L. P.</div> <div>Publisher: Franklin Watts</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Prior to 1982, the position of most middle managers was very secure and nearly sacrosanct. Since then, however, thousands of managers have been dismissed. In fact, middle management seems targeted for termination and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth A Great Place to Work. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/great-place-work <div>Author: Levering, Robert</div> <div>Publisher: Random House</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Satisfied employees generally begin a description of their workplace by mentioning its unique or attractive benefits. Quickly, however, their comments turn to descriptions of the atmosphere, or feel, of the work...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth One Up on Wall Street http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/one-wall-street <div>Author: Lynch, Peter | Rothchild, John</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Personal preparation is what distinguishes the successful stock picker from the chronic loser. Defining your objectives and clarifying your attitudes are important first considerations. Logic is most helpful in picking...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Harassed http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/harassed <div>Author: McCann, Nancy Dodd1 | McGinn, Thomas A.2,3,4</div> <div>Publisher: Business One/Irwin</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Harassed </strong>stands as an effective first step in changing the attitudes of both men and women that lead to widespread sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. The book has several...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth How To Stay Cool, Calm & Collected When the Pressure's On http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-stay-cool-calm-collected-when-pressures <div>Author: Newman, John E.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The American Institute of Stress reports that 66 percent of all visits to primary care physicians are stress-related. Whether we recognize it or not, most of us have an automatic this-is-how-I-deal-with-problems...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Work Smart, Not Hard http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/work-smart-not-hard <div>Author: Sullivan, George</div> <div>Publisher: Facts on File Publications</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>There is no set formula for success, although some general characteristics can be discerned. Successful people are those who pursue success and make it happen, but other factors are enumerated and discussed. "Expert"...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Performance Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/performance-edge <div>Author: Cooper, Robert K.</div> <div>Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Performance Edge</strong> is a comprehensive, up-to-date, and thoroughly researched guide to the latest thinking on personal effectiveness and workplace performance. Cooper identifies six pivotal...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth If I Knew Then What I Know Now http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/if-i-knew-then-what-i-know-now <div>Author: Edler, Richard</div> <div>Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Edler asked 150 CEOs and top executives from the worlds of business, advertising, entertainment, politics, education, journalism, religion, science, industry, etc., the simple question: "What do you know now that you...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Pushing the Envelope http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/pushing-envelope <div>Author: Mackay, Harvey</div> <div>Publisher: Ballantine Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Those who push the envelope are looking to maximize their advantage by finding the edge or angle. And, according to Harvey Mackay, that edge, or window of opportunity, is always there. In <strong>Pushing the Envelope...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth How To Keep Your Savings Safe http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-keep-your-savings-safe <div>Author: Updegrave, Walter L.</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Reveals the hidden risks associated with common investments, such as bank deposits, money-market funds, annuities, guaranteed investment contracts, and other investments traditionally considered "safe," and evaluates...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/5-patterns-extraordinary-careers <div>Author: Citrin, James M. | Smith, Richard A.</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many believe that a successful career is the result of dumb luck, good timing, political savvy, good business and/or social connections, high levels of intelligence, brown nosing, and/or unethical behavior. However,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Swim With the Dolphins http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/swim-dolphins <div>Author: Glaser, Connie | Steinberg Smalley, Barbara</div> <div>Publisher: Warner Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Corporate America is just now beginning to realize that effective managers must possess the right technical skills to get the job done, as well as the right people skills to ensure a sense of cohesiveness in the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth We Are All Self-Employed http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/we-are-all-self-employed <div>Author: Hakim, Cliff</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>This second edition of Cliff Hakim’s bestseller, <strong>We Are All Self-Employed</strong>, is not about starting a business. It is instead, about challenging and influencing our beliefs about work - an empowering...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Professional's Guide to Working Smarter http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/professionals-guide-working-smarter <div>Author: Henry, Lauchland A.</div> <div>Publisher: Burrill-Ellsworth Associates, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Success traditionally goes to those who set goals, make plans to achieve them, and carry out those plans. Individuals who have problems achieving usually plan or execute poorly. 1. Self-Evaluation will indicate where...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Paycheck Disruption http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/paycheck-disruption <div>Author: Lacey, Dan</div> <div>Publisher: Hippocrene Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1988</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>More than half of us would run out of money in approximately three months if we lost our jobs, yet we still involve ourselves in long-term financial commitments on the strength of the regular paycheck. Job disruptions...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Artful Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/artful-work <div>Author: Richards, Dick</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Issues that the business world now believes to be important, such as values, empowerment, service, quality, and environmental responsibility, are matters of feeling and spirit. Although most people acknowledge that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth HR from the Heart http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hr-heart <div>Author: Sartain, Libby | Finney, Martha I.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Sartain, talented human resource professionals can build rewarding careers that are consistent with their personal values while, simultaneously, growing world-class organizations and having a positive...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Territorial Games http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/territorial-games <div>Author: Simmons, Annette</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>With clarity, intelligence, and wit, <strong>Territorial Games</strong> draws upon hundreds of in-depth interviews and explores the internal dynamics that operate to compel people to wrangle for information,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth How to Retire Young http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-retire-young <div>Author: Tauber, Edward M.</div> <div>Publisher: Dow Jones-Irwin</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>If life can be divided into three periods: schooling, working, and retirement, it can be planned in three equal installments of 25 years each-giving you a longer time in which to enjoy your later years. In addition,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Critical Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/critical-edge <div>Author: Weisinger, Hendrie</div> <div>Publisher: Little, Brown & Company</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Criticism has its roots in philosophy and art. Coined by Aristotle, the word originally meant "able to discern or judge accordingly." Criticism was seen as an intellectual activity based on well-defined criteria,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth He Works She Works http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/he-works-she-works <div>Author: Carter, Jaine | Carter, James D.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The fact that the dynamics of the workplace ultimately alter the dynamics of personal relationships creates challenges that couples need to meet if both partners hope to enjoy life while pursuing their goals. This book...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Healthy, Wealthy & Wise http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/healthy-wealthy-wise <div>Author: Edstrom, KRS</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Edstrom introduces the findings of a serious study involving real people-presidents, CEOs, and chairpersons of such companies as J.C. Penny, Boeing, Dow Chemical, Ford Models, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Xerox, ABC-TV,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Performance Consulting http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/performance-consulting <div>Author: Robinson, Dana Gaines | Robinson, James C.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Performance Consulting </strong>provides both a conceptual framework and specific techniques for making the transition from the role of Traditional Trainer to the role of Performance Consultant. The authors...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth When Women Retire http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/when-women-retire <div>Author: Sinclair, Carole</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Business</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Carole Sinclair writes a personal handbook enabling women to take charge of their lives and lifestyles in retirement. Sinclair discusses the unique problems-lack of benefits, reduced health care, dependent spouses and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth 10 Steps to Successful Sales http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/10-steps-successful-sales <div>Author: Lambert, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Sales is among the oldest and most conflicted professions on earth — at once reviled and revered, valued for its promise of heavy paychecks and prestigious career paths, maligned for its loose ethics, and made...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Time Trap http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/time-trap <div>Author: Mackenzie, Alec | Nickerson, Pat</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Who has never felt the need for more hours in the day to accomplish what must be done? The struggle to use time effectively in the face of overwhelming daily demands has not diminished since the late Alec Mackenzie...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Secret Language of Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/secret-language-business <div>Author: Hogan, Kevin</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Nonverbal communication affects and influences all aspects of daily life, and its impact is widely overlooked. Successful professionals must be able to interpret the nonverbal signals everyone displays. In business,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Getting to Resolution http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/getting-resolution <div>Author: Levine, Stewart</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In traditional models of conflict resolution, disagreeing parties are pitted against one another in a highly adversarial win/lose scenario. According to Stewart Levine, author of <strong>Getting to Resolution...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Work with Passion in Midlife and Beyond http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/work-passion-midlife-and-beyond <div>Author: Anderson, Nancy</div> <div>Publisher: New World Library</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Nancy Anderson’s book Work with Passion in Midlife and Beyond presents a simple process for reshaping your life both inside and outside the workplace. Her seven-step process for change begins by eliminating layers of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Mindset http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mindset <div>Author: Dweck, Carol S.</div> <div>Publisher: Random House</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Carol S. Dweck, one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation, there are two main belief systems, or mindsets, that people can possess: fixed and growth. These mindsets strongly...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Introverted Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/introverted-leader <div>Author: Kahnweiler,, Jennifer B.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In an outgoing, Type-A business culture, the introvert may feel excluded, overlooked, and misunderstood. Reticence can be mistaken for reluctance, arrogance, or even lack of intelligence. These impressions can result...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Art and Science of Communication http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/art-and-science-communication <div>Author: Perkins, P. S.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>P.S. Perkins’ <strong>The Art and Science of Communication </strong>informs the reader of the seven types of communication, beginning with the individual and ending on a global scale. Perkins argues that effective...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth 10 Steps to Successful Training http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/10-steps-successful-training <div>Author: Biech, Elaine</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Training programs are only as effective as the trainers who design them, and <strong>10 Steps to Successful Training</strong> explains in detail the characteristics, actions and behaviors that define truly successful...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Just Listen http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/just-listen <div>Author: Goulston, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Though the seemingly simple act of communication is as natural to humans as breathing and eating, every individual occasionally runs across someone else who is not easily “reachable.” In <strong>Just Listen</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Imagination First http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/imagination-first <div>Author: Liu, Eric | Noppe-Brandon, Scott</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Imagination is an immensely powerful tool; when tapped, both individuals and companies have almost limitless access to creativity, innovation, and competitive advantages. The future of society relies heavily on...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Adversity Paradox http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/adversity-paradox <div>Author: Griswell, J. Barry | Jennings, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: St. Martin's Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Adversity can be a friend. Whether it is working to overcome humble beginnings, lack of knowledge, or unexpected setbacks, failure has a way of making people take stock of their careers and lives in a way that success...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Be a Shortcut http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/be-shortcut <div>Author: Halford, Scott G.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Be a Shortcut</strong>, Scott Halford defines a shortcut as that indispensible person in the workplace who is always available when needed; who can be counted on to do the job right without complaint; and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Words That Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/words-work <div>Author: Luntz, Dr. Frank</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Communication is about the effective use of language in the context of understanding the audience. The best product or service can have a great slogan or advertisement, but the message fails if the communicator does...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Power Presenter http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-presenter <div>Author: Weissman, Jerry</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Jerry Weissman has spent twenty years teaching executives how to deliver successful, profitable presentations, and his techniques have been used to raise financing, sell products, propose partnerships, and seek...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Personal Efficiency Program http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/personal-efficiency-program <div>Author: Gleeson, Kerry</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The problems of overwork can plague anyone in today's hectic business world where technology has increased both projects and expectations. The paperless society has only half arrived, so many have to deal with an...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Secret Language of Money http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/secret-language-money <div>Author: Krueger, David | Mann, John David</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>If money were about math, none of us would be carrying any debt.</span><span> The numbers are simple.</span><span> What's complicated is what we do with money....</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Beyond the Babble http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beyond-babble <div>Author: Matha, Bob | Boehm, Macy</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Communication is one of the most important tools leaders can use to focus their employees on understanding, embracing, and delivering a company’s strategy. However, most individuals reach positions of leadership...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth 10 Steps to Successful Coaching http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/10-steps-successful-coaching <div>Author: Oberstein, Sophie</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Workplace coaching has gained in popularity, and it has evolved from being viewed as a punishment for poor performance to a perk for those being groomed for positions of greater responsibility. In <strong>10 Steps to...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Now, Discover Your Strengths http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/now-discover-your-strengths <div>Author: Buckingham, Marcus | Clifton, Donald</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Now, Discover Your Strengths</strong>, Marcus Buckingham and Donald Clifton assert that most employees feel as though their strengths and talents are not being utilized in their everyday work. Successful...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Capitalizing on Being Woman Owned http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/capitalizing-being-woman-owned <div>Author: Christy, Janet W.</div> <div>Publisher: Janet W. Christy</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>This is the best time ever to be a woman business owner! And Capitalizing On Being Woman Owned will show you why. Government agencies need you in order to meet their...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Other Kind of Smart http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/other-kind-smart <div>Author: Deutschendorf, Harvey</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In his book <strong>The Other Kind of Smart</strong>, Harvey Deutschendorf shows that emotional intelligence can be more important than general intelligence when determining an individual’s personal and professional...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Impulse Factor http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/impulse-factor <div>Author: Tasler, Nick</div> <div>Publisher: Fireside</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Impulse Factor</strong>, Nick Tasler offers insight into what leads people to make decisions by drawing on research in genetics, psychology, politics, and even the animal kingdom. He states that there...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Strengths Based Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/strengths-based-leadership <div>Author: Rath, Tom | Conchie, Barry</div> <div>Publisher: Gallup, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Strengths Based Leadership</strong>, Tom Rath and Barry Conchie discuss the importance of identifying one’s natural strengths and how they fit into the four domains of leadership: Executing, Influencing,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Talent Is Never Enough http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/talent-never-enough <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>We frequently attribute great accomplishments to great talent. However, if success depends on talent alone, then why do we all know talented people who are not successful? In <strong>Talent Is Never Enough</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth It's All Politics http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/its-all-politics <div>Author: Reardon, Kathleen Kelley</div> <div>Publisher: Broadway Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Business is not a spectator sport. Regardless of skills and hard work, anyone who aspires to advance in business cannot afford to be apolitical. In <strong>It’s All Politics</strong>, Kathleen Kelley Reardon explains...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Monster Careers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/monster-careers <div>Author: Taylor, Jeff | Hardy, Doug</div> <div>Publisher: Penguin Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><span>Where are you in your work life today?</span><span> Are you looking for a job?</span><span> Are you employed, but wondering if there's something better out there?</span><span> Are you just entering the workforce...</span></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth From Average to Awesome http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/average-awesome <div>Author: Smith, Jr., Jim</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Through dozens of uplifting true-life stories, <strong>From Average to Awesome </strong>by Jim Smith, Jr., demonstrates how others have catapulted themselves from mediocrity to stellar achievement, despite the odds....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Get The Job You Want Even When There's No One Hiring http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/get-job-you-want-even-when-theres-no-one-hiring <div>Author: Myers, Ford R.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>You can find a job in a bad economy - but not with conventional search strategies.</span><span> To win a job now, you need a recession-proof plan.</span><span> Get...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Leadership Beyond Reason http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-beyond-reason <div>Author: Townsend, John</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Leadership Beyond Reason</strong>, Dr. John Townsend speaks from a background of both psychological and theological expertise to urge leaders to go “beyond reason,” to connect with their values, feelings,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth High Altitude Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/high-altitude-leadership <div>Author: Warner, Chris | Schmincke, Don</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>High Altitude Leadership</strong>, Chris Warner and Don Schmincke, apply the lessons learned in the world of extreme mountaineering to the world of business. According to the authors, the dangers faced by...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Authentic Conversations http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/authentic-conversations <div>Author: Showkeir, Jamie | Showkeir, Maren</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;Authentic&nbsp;Conversations, Jamie Showkeir and Maren Showkeir show the way to change the ways in which you communicate with both your peers and your subordinates at work. The authors...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth A Manager's Guide to Coaching http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-guide-coaching <div>Author: Emerson, Brian | Loehr, Anne</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In A Manager's Guide to Coaching, authors Brian Emerson and Anne Loehr operate under the premise that without engaging employees on a human level which responds to a coach's leadership, workplace production and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Emotional Intelligence for Managing Results in a Diverse World http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/emotional-intelligence-managing-results-diverse-world <div>Author: Gardenswartz, Lee | Cherbosque, Jorge | Rowe, Anita</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Over the past decade, emotional intelligence has been recognized more and more as a critical underpinning of success both on and off the job. It has become even more important as work environments have become...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Results Through Relationships http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/results-through-relationships <div>Author: Takash, Joe</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the business world, it is sometimes easy to focus on the business of making money and lose sight of people, be they co-workers, clients, vendors, or customers. This is a mistake, according to Joe Takash, author of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Leadership Solutions http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-solutions <div>Author: Weiss, David S. | Molinaro, Vince | Davey, Liane</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Organizations often struggle to build the leadership capacity necessary to thrive in an ever-changing global business environment. In fact, leadership development may be one of the biggest challenges facing businesses...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Change Cycle http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/change-cycle <div>Author: Salerno, Ann | Brock, Lillie</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although change is usually unpredictable, the process of how people move through life’s change can be anticipated. In <strong>The Change Cycle</strong>, Ann Salerno and Lillie Brock provide readers with the six...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Connect Effect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/connect-effect <div>Author: Dulworth, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Connect Effect</strong>, Michael Dulworth provides readers with a simple networking framework (the right people, the right conversations, the right time) and set of tools for developing personal,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Leadership and the Sexes http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-and-sexes <div>Author: Gurian, Michael | Annis, Barbara</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Gender differences are apparent in all facets of life, and work settings are no exception. Some companies ignore these differences, breeding miscommunication and misunderstanding. Other companies work to become gender...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Executive Stamina http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/executive-stamina <div>Author: Seldman, Marty | Seldman, Joshua</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most executives have an intense desire to achieve, and equally exhibit a strong sense of responsibility, but sometimes they overlook the fact that raising their endurance and energy levels can strengthen their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Three Signs of a Miserable Job http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/three-signs-miserable-job <div>Author: Lencioni, Patrick</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Miserable jobs – those that breed deep cynicism, unhappiness, and frustration – exist across all industries and status levels. Unfortunately, far too many employees experience job misery each day. Not only can this...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Divide or Conquer http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/divide-or-conquer <div>Author: McLain Smith, Diana</div> <div>Publisher: Portfolio</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Teams are only as strong as their weakest relationships. How well and how quickly they make decisions, inspire innovation, tackle performance problems, or learn from mistakes depends on the strength of the team. Since...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Transparency http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/transparency <div>Author: Bennis, Warren | Goleman, Daniel | O'Toole, James | Biederman, Patricia Ward</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Transparency</strong>, Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman, James O’Toole, and Patricia Ward Biederman use three essays to explore the complexities of transparency and reflect on becoming a transparent leader,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth How to Sell Yourself http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-sell-yourself <div>Author: Lustberg, Arch</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Everything a speaker does sends signals to members of the audience. Where we gaze, the way we speak or gesture, and the inflection in our voice all cause the audience to reach certain conclusions and judgments about...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Working Relationships http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/working-relationships <div>Author: Wall, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: Davies Black</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Being able to work with people is one of the most important factors in determining success on the job. The things that we need to improve our jobs are only a conversation away. Ideas go unexpressed or unheard because...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Judgment http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/judgment <div>Author: Tichy, Noel M. | Bennis, Warren G.</div> <div>Publisher: Portfolio</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Noel Tichy and Warren Bennis, leaders are remembered for their best and worst decisions. Whether they are running a country, a military unit, a global corporation, or a sports team, the quality of their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Becoming an Extraordinary Manager http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/becoming-extraordinary-manager <div>Author: Sandler, Len</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most jobs in the business world come with a set of easily recognizable attributes: a desk, a paycheck, and a manager. While the first two are easily dealt with by most, the third can make an otherwise fulfilling job...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Power of Story http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-story <div>Author: Loehr, Jim</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Power of Story</strong>, Jim Loehr, the noted performance expert and sports psychologist, presents the idea that our lives unfold in accordance with the stories we tell ourselves and others. Telling...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Secret Language of Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/secret-language-leadership <div>Author: Denning, Stephen</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><div>The power to communicate a complex idea or engender transformational change in a company and its people is a key characteristic of a good leader. Generating enduring enthusiasm through <em>compelling storytelling...</em></div></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Executive Coaching for Results http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/executive-coaching-results <div>Author: Underhill, Brian O. | McAnnally, Kimcee | Koriath, John J.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Increasingly, corporations are turning to coaching to develop their executive leadership. As a field of study and practice, coaching is less than a decade old, so there is little information available about when and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Power of Body Language http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-body-language <div>Author: Reiman, Tonya</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Research in the fields of psychology, anthropology, linguistics, and sociology has found that as much as 93 percent of interpersonal communication is nonverbal, and these nonverbal signals are the most honest and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth I Didn't See it Coming http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/i-didnt-see-it-coming <div>Author: Widmann, Nancy C. | Eisenman, Elaine J. | Kopelan, Amy Dorn</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The organizational landscape has undergone so many transformations over the last decade that thousands of talented professionals who managed to thrive through all sorts of difficulty have suddenly found themselves the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Practical Intelligence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/practical-intelligence <div>Author: Albrecht, Karl</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Determining that IQ, as a singular measure of competence, could no longer be supported, Harvard professor, Howard Gardner, proposed (in Frames of Mind, 1985) a range of key competencies, which he calls multiple...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Egonomics http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/egonomics <div>Author: Noltemeyer, Amity</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When people hear the word “ego,” they invariably think of negative characteristics. Self-centeredness, selfishness, and arrogance are some of the terms that typically come to mind. However, ego also has a positive...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Influencer http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/influencer <div>Author: Patterson, Kerry | Grenny, Joseph | Maxfield, David | McMillan, Ron | Switzler, Al</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Everyone faces challenges in their personal, work, and community lives. Although these challenges vary in intensity, pervasiveness, and type, all require influence to solve. Rather than surrender to circumstances,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth True North http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/true-north <div>Author: George, Bill | Sims, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>True North</strong>, the sequel to Bill George’s 2003 bestseller Authentic Leadership, readers are shown how to follow their <em><strong>“True North,”</strong></em> their internal compass that will guide...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Motivating the "What's In It For Me?" Workforce http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/motivating-whats-it-me-workforce <div>Author: Marston, Cam</div> <div>Publisher: </div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>No matter who you are, it seems, your place in the generational chain dictates not only how you work, but how disconnected you are from all other groups - older and younger. Though one might say that this is simply the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Leadership Challenge, 4th Edition http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-challenge-4th-edition <div>Author: Kouzes, James M. | Posner, Barry Z.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Leadership Challenge</strong>, one of the best-selling leadership books of all time, is considered by many as the most trusted source on becoming a better leader. With this fourth edition, James M. Kouzes...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Opt-Out Revolt http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/opt-out-revolt <div>Author: Mainiero, Lisa A. | Sullivan, Sherry E.</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>More and more highly talented employees – particularly women – are leaving the traditional workforce in a trend termed the “opt-out” phenomenon. Some of these individuals pursue careers outside traditional corporate...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Go Put Your Strengths to Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/go-put-your-strengths-work <div>Author: Buckingham, Marcus</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Beginning with First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths, Marcus Buckingham posited the idea that, because excellence is not the opposite of failure, all that can be learned from mistakes are the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Adversity Advantage http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/adversity-advantage <div>Author: Stoltz, Paul G. | Weihenmayer, Erik</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Adversity Advantage</strong>, authors Paul Stoltz and Erik Weihenmayer use the metaphor of the Seven Summits to represent the inspiration and challenge inherent in harnessing adversity. At each Summit,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Talent IQ http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/talent-iq <div>Author: Murphy, Emmett C.</div> <div>Publisher: Adams Media</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Sustained organizational success relies on the ability to recruit and retain the best talent. At the same time, skillful management of top talent can determine the success or failure of that individual’s career. The...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth What Got You Here Won't Get You There http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-got-you-here-wont-get-you-there <div>Author: Goldsmith, Marshall | Reiter, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>There are some leaders who go through life without the need for a career roadmap. Marshall Goldsmith describes these people as “grounded” and as “role models and heroes.” Goldsmith sees his role as helping successful...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Smarts http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/smarts <div>Author: Martin, Chuck | Dawson, Peg | Guare, Richard</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Why do certain tasks seem easier for some people than for others? Why do some individuals excel in one job and flounder in another? Why are personal weaknesses relatively stable and difficult to change?<br /><br />In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth World Wise http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/world-wise <div>Author: Denslow, Lanie</div> <div>Publisher: </div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>At the heart of the world economy, business professionals are striving to communicate across different cultural heritages and experiences. However if these professionals do not understand the range of values, attitudes...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Failing Forward http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/failing-forward <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Failing forward tells you how to look at life's setbacks and learn from your mistakes.</span><span> If you haven't failed at anything, it means you haven't really...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Getting Things Done http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/getting-things-done <div>Author: Allen, David</div> <div>Publisher: Piatkus Books, Ltd</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>From the moment we wake up until the time we go to bed, most of us have an overwhelming number of things to do everyday, at home, at school, at work.</span><span>...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Run With the Bulls Without Getting Trampled http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/run-bulls-without-getting-trampled <div>Author: Irwin, Tim</div> <div>Publisher: Nelson Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Author Tim Irwin uses his experience running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain as a profound metaphor for individuals’ professional lives. Work, although often filled with opportunities, can also be plagued by dangers...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Trust Your Gut http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/trust-your-gut <div>Author: Robinson, Lynn A.</div> <div>Publisher: Kaplan Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Intuition can be described as insight, instinct, or a hunch. There are two thoughts about where intuition comes from. The first is that intuition is a synthesis of prior knowledge — a blend of logic, experience, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth A Leader's Legacy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leaders-legacy <div>Author: Kouzes, James M. | Posner, Barry Z.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Kouzes and Posner's The Leadership Challenge was first published in 1987, and revised in 1996 and 2002, to become one of the bestselling leadership books of all time. Although each revision was offered to address the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Career Intensity http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/career-intensity <div>Author: David V. Lorenzo</div> <div>Publisher: David V. Lorenzo, Ogman Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Are you one of those people who always get a creeping feeling of dread on Sunday evenings because they know they have to get up and go to work again the next day...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Online Learning Today http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/online-learning-today <div>Author: Shea-Schultz, Heather | Fogarty, John</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Online learning (i.e., e-learning, iLearning, online training, Web-based training, "webucation," etc.), the union of education and the Internet, is an ever-evolving system, which has altered the way companies do...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Allure of Toxic Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/allure-toxic-leaders <div>Author: Lipman-Blumen, Jean</div> <div>Publisher: Oxford University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the wake of highly publicized examples of toxic leadership - in politics, business, and even religion - Americans are growing increasingly cynical about leaders’ morality and motivations. Despite frustrations with...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Emotional Intelligence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/emotional-intelligence <div>Author: Goleman, Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: Bantam Dell</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When people with high IQ flounder, and those of modest IQ do relatively well, it can be argued that the difference is that people are being judged in a new way -- not by being smart but by how they manage themselves...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Speed of Trust http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/speed-trust <div>Author: Covey, Stephen M. R. | Merrill, Rebecca R.</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Stephen M. R. Covey (son of the bestselling author Stephen R. Covey), there is one thing that is common to every individual, relationship, team, family, organization, nation, economy, and civilization...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Leading at a Higher Level http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-higher-level <div>Author: Blanchard, Ken</div> <div>Publisher: Financial Times Prentice Hall</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders in any realm of life can become self-serving when the driving reason for being in business is based solely on profit. While profit is a legitimate goal, neglecting to see leadership as part of a higher calling...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Becoming a Person of Influence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/becoming-person-influence <div>Author: Maxwell, John C. | Dornan, Jim</div> <div>Publisher: Nelson Business</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Each of us is influenced by others. People of influence can include presidents, entertainers, and athletes. In <strong>Becoming a Person of Influence,</strong> Maxwell and Dornan stress that this is not something that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Crunch Point http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crunch-point <div>Author: Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>In this book, success expert Brian Tracy presents 21 practical and proven techniques for overcoming setbacks inherent in our lives and jobs.</span><span> These...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Productive Narcissist http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/productive-narcissist <div>Author: Maccoby, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Broadway Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For our age of rapid social and economic change, author Michael Maccoby proposes a new paradigm of leadership, one that is based on a classic Freudian personality trait – narcissism. Challenging prevailing theories of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Success Built to Last http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/success-built-last <div>Author: Porras, Jerry | Emery, Stewart | Thompson, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Wharton School Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>People who make an impact doing what matters most to them have the potential for enduring success. Some of the world’s most enduringly successful people have become so by harvesting their failures and summoning the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Succeed on Your Own Terms http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/succeed-your-own-terms <div>Author: Greenberg, Herb | Sweeney, Patrick</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>All successful individuals maintain a defining quality that sets them apart, and often, a clear vision of their own success. Those who know what motivates people and who have a clear sense of purpose and meaning in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Transparency Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/transparency-edge <div>Author: Pagano, Barbara | Pagano, Elizabeth</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In his foreword, Stephen Lundin (coauthor of Fish, Fish Tales, and Fish Sticks) notes that change agents worldwide have rewritten the rules of change and motivation, and initiated massive cultural revolutions, in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Art of Connecting http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/art-connecting <div>Author: Raines, Claire | Ewing, Lara</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In every kind of business and in every industry, workplaces are becoming more diverse, which has important and challenging implications for communication and for relationship building. In <strong>The Art of Connecting...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Focus Like A Laser Beam http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/focus-laser-beam <div>Author: Haneberg, Lisa L.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Focus is defined as concentrating energy on something, achieving a distinct vision, or attending to the right thing. Focus is purposeful, not accidental; and it is different than giving attention to something....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Next Level http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/next-level <div>Author: Eblin, Scott</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>40 percent of new executives fail in their positions within eighteen months of promotion. Could it be that CEOs and executive teams have chosen the wrong person for the job nearly half the time? Scott Eblin doesn’t...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The DNA of Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dna-leadership <div>Author: Glaser, Judith E.</div> <div>Publisher: Adams Media</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The DNA of Leadership</strong>, which follows her successful <strong>Creating WE</strong>, author Judith Glaser identifies the seven leadership practices that can re-shape an organization into a culture that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Woman's Advantage http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/womans-advantage <div>Author: Cantando, Mary</div> <div>Publisher: Kaplan Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Women are fast becoming formidable contenders in the world of business.</span><span> This has been evidenced by the rise of multi-million and billion dollar...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Power Mentoring http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-mentoring <div>Author: Ensher, Ellen E. | Murphy, Susan E.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today, few employees spend their entire career at one company. Some people move from company to company in search of raises and promotions; while some move from project to project. Employment patterns have also changed...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/six-disciplines-breakthrough-learning <div>Author: Wick, Calhoun | Pollock, Roy | Jefferson, Andrew | Flanagan, Richard</div> <div>Publisher: Pfeiffer</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Training and development is often viewed as expendable, a department that is nice to have when times are good, but one that organizations can do without when times are bad. This line of reasoning exists because many...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Ten Faces of Innovation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ten-faces-innovation <div>Author: Kelley, Thomas | Littman, Jonathan</div> <div>Publisher: Currency Doubleday</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Tom Kelley (The Art of Innovation), individuals, who assume the role of Devil’s Advocate, can be some of the most potent destroyers of innovation in a corporation. These ubiquitous idea wreckers cloak...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Likeability Factor http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/likeability-factor <div>Author: Sanders, Tim</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><div><strong><strong>The Likeability Factor</strong></strong> defines “likeability” as “an ability to create positive attitudes in other people through the delivery of emotional and physical benefits.” Regardless of a...</div></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Measure of a Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/measure-leader <div>Author: Daniels, Aubrey C. | Daniels, James E.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most leadership guides today select the traits and techniques of individual successful leaders and then present them as universal truths that can be passed on to others aspiring to leadership.&nbsp;In <strong>Measure...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Hershey http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hershey <div>Author: D'Antonio, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Not only does the name Hershey mean chocolate to America and the world, it also signifies an inspiring and uniquely successful experiment in humanistic capitalism—one that has produced a business empire devoted to a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The 360-Degree Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/360-degree-leader <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders today face the challenge of influencing people from all sides of an organization. Yet, many managers with leadership responsibilities feel that because they are not the main leader, they cannot influence their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Leading Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-leaders <div>Author: Salacuse, Jeswald W.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders are in for a new set of challenges when they are called upon to manage people who are themselves leaders. This challenge is particularly prevalent in “high talent” organizations made up of people with high...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth How Great Leaders Get Great Results http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-great-leaders-get-great-results <div>Author: Baldoni, John</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In order to create a strong, results-driven organization with increased sales, improved customer service, quality, and productivity, great leaders must be attentive to seven specific management principles: vision,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Job Search Solution http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/job-search-solution <div>Author: Beshara, Tony</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Today, the competition for top jobs is tougher than ever.</span><span> Job security is now a thing of the past and more and more professionals are experiencing the...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Number http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/number <div>Author: Eisenberg, Lee</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Secretly, many people agonize over whether they have enough money put away in order to survive the rest of their lives as they age and “downshift” in jobs toward retirement. According to author Lee Eisenberg, tens of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Social Intelligence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/social-intelligence <div>Author: Albrecht, Karl</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Having pondered why some people with very high IQ scores fail miserably in their personal lives, Harvard professor Howard Gardner, concluded that the concept of “intelligence,” as a singular measure of competence,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Beyond Code http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beyond-code <div>Author: Setty, Rajesh</div> <div>Publisher: SelectBooks, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In a world of specialization--by both businesses and the people who work in them, it should not be a surprise that business books are also becoming more specialized and directed towards a more narrow audience. With...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Baron Son http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/baron-son <div>Author: Davis, Vicky Therese | Patterson, William | Patton, D. Marques</div> <div>Publisher: Long & Silverman</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Three students travel across a vast desert to seek the wisdom and guidance of the most prosperous man in the world.</span><span> Seeing the dedication in their...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Leadership Presence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-presence <div>Author: Halpern, Belle Linda | Lubar, Kathy</div> <div>Publisher: Gotham Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Whether they are actors, politicians, or business moguls, great leaders have one thing in common – presence. Laurence Olivier had presence; so did Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, Mahatma Gandhi, and Eleanor...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Creating the Good Life http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/creating-good-life <div>Author: O'Toole, James</div> <div>Publisher: Rodale</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Five hundred years before the Christian Era, teacher and consultant, Aristotle, offered practical guidance that is just as applicable to thoughtful people in today's post-9/11 era as it was to the leaders of ancient...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Nobodies to Somebodies http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/nobodies-somebodies <div>Author: Han, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Penguin Group Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Nobodies to Somebodies </strong>is a fascinating peek into the early lives and career decisions of one hundred of the most influential leaders in the world today. The interviewees include an amazing variety of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Lion Taming http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lion-taming <div>Author: Katz, Steven L.</div> <div>Publisher: SourceBooks, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Lion Taming</strong>, Steven Katz, former advisor to four U.S. senators and senior advisor to leaders and executives spanning the realms of business, non-profits, politics, and government, uses the analogy...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Leadership Gap http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-gap <div>Author: Weiss, David S. | Molinaro, Vince</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Canada Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Because leaders must shape their organizations, build teams, drive results, and inspire their employees to deliver value, leadership is a critical source of competitive advantage in today’s economy. However, Weiss and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Time Mastery http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/time-mastery <div>Author: Clemens, John K. | Dalrymple, Scott</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Every executive has wished for more hours in a day in order to meet all of his or her business goals. John K. Clemens and Scott Dalrymple suggest that more hours are not necessarily the best answer. They contend that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Survival of the Savvy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/survival-savvy <div>Author: Brandon, Rick | Seldman, Marty</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Each day in the business world, a corporate version of “survival of the fittest” unfolds in the form of power plays, turf battles, deceptions, and sabotages. As a result, individuals’ careers are thwarted and companies...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth A Whole New Mind http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/whole-new-mind <div>Author: Pink, Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: Riverhead</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>A Whole New Mind</strong>, Daniel Pink describes a new era already underway in the global economy - the Conceptual Age. Success in this new era calls for a set of skills and talents that have been largely...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The One Thing You Need to Know http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/one-thing-you-need-know <div>Author: Buckingham, Marcus</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In his first best seller, First, Break All the Rules, Buckingham, breaking with conventional wisdom, offered managers valuable guidelines on how to avoid the mistake of coercing their employees into overcoming their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth How Would You Move Mount Fuji? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-would-you-move-mount-fuji <div>Author: Poundstone, William</div> <div>Publisher: Little, Brown and Company</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Have you ever been asked "Why are manhole covers round instead of square?</span><span>" during a job interview?</span><span> Or asked to answer other riddles and...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Career Warfare http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/career-warfare <div>Author: D'Alessandro, David F.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Career Warfare </strong>outlines the various ways that individuals working within business can create their own successful personal brand. A personal brand is really the individuals themselves; how they present...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth A Journey Into the Heroic Environment http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/journey-heroic-environment <div>Author: Lebow, Rob</div> <div>Publisher: Select Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>A Journey into the Heroic Environment</strong>, Lebow contends that, the secret to job satisfaction is the way an individual treats others and how that conduct causes others to treat the individual. Over the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The New Workforce http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-workforce <div>Author: Hankin, Harriet</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Kohler</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The difference between the market value of a publicly held company and its official net value is the value of its intangible assets. In most companies, the value of these assets exceeds the value of tangible holdings....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Leading the Way http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-way <div>Author: Gandossy, Robert | Effron, Marc</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the past, there has been little real research to show that leadership development has resulted in positive, long-term success. Now studies are showing that leaders can change, but aren’t necessarily doing so....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The 8th Habit http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/8th-habit <div>Author: Covey, Stephen R.</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Covey’s first book, <strong>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People</strong>, has helped tens of millions of individuals in business, government, education, and families to focus on effectiveness and dramatically...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Great Motivation Secrets of Great Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/great-motivation-secrets-great-leaders <div>Author: Baldoni, John</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Motivation is an authentic trait of leadership. While many have written before about motivation and leadership, <strong>Great Motivation Secrets of Great Leaders </strong>simplifies, by example, ways in which great...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Building the Bridge As You Walk On It http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/building-bridge-you-walk-it <div>Author: Quinn, Robert E.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>"Building the Bridge as You Walk on It" is Robert Quinn’s final book in the trilogy focusing on personal change and organizational leadership that began with "Deep Change" in 1996. In "Deep Change," Quinn teaches that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/nice-girls-dont-get-corner-office <div>Author: Frankel, Lois P.</div> <div>Publisher: Warner Books Inc</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Quit being a girl.</span><span> Unlearn the things you were taught with during early childhood about being overly nice.</span><span> Being polite, soft-spoken,...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Your Inner Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/your-inner-edge <div>Author: Lambert, Charles</div> <div>Publisher: Trafford Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The author contends that personal training and coaching can help individuals to gain the "edge" required for them to excel. As other success-minded professionals avail of the services of personal trainers and coaches...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/7-habits-highly-effective-people <div>Author: Covey, Stephen R.</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today's complex and interdependent world is plagued by a myriad of common human challenges. These include fear, insecurity, blame, hopelessness, selfishness, conflict, personal stagnation, and a lack of life balance....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Blink http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/blink <div>Author: Gladwell, Malcolm</div> <div>Publisher: Little, Brown and Company</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Blink is a book about split-second decisions and first impressions. The book is filled with intriguing examples of the "Blink" process, or rapid cognition, at its most impressive - a psychologist who has developed a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Prisoners of Our Thoughts http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/prisoners-our-thoughts <div>Author: Pattakos, Alex</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Victor Frankl’s <strong>Man’s Search for Meaning </strong>is considered one of the most influential books of modern times. His personal story of discovering a reason to live while in the Nazi concentration camps...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Crucial Conversations http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crucial-conversations <div>Author: Patterson, Kerry | Grenny, Joseph | McMillan, Ron | Switzler, Al</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Crucial conversations happen to everyone. They are the conversations that affect the quality of our lives, whether in the personal or the professional realm. Crucial conversations are those in which opinions vary, in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Leadership: The Inner Side of Greatness http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-inner-side-greatness <div>Author: Koestenbaum, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders are not born; they are developed. Furthermore, leadership is not a characteristic confined to business, but is a way of thinking and a way of living. In the thoroughly revised <strong>Leadership: The Inner Side...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Leveraging The New Human Capital http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leveraging-new-human-capital <div>Author: Burud, Sandra | Tumolo, Marie</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Burud and Tumolo, people live and work differently today than they did in the past. Because employees no longer have the “invisible” support of the home-based partner who backed workers of the Industrial...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Crucial Confrontations http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crucial-confrontations <div>Author: Patterson, Kerry | Grenny, Joseph | McMillan, Ron | Switzler, Al</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Behind the problems that plague organizations are individuals who cannot, or will not, deal with broken promises and violated expectations. The problems often involve broken rules, missed deadlines, and simply...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Confidence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/confidence <div>Author: Kanter, Rosabeth Moss</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Rosabeth Moss Kanter in <strong>Confidence</strong>, winning creates a “halo” effect, which encourages positive behavior, and positive behavior, in turn, makes further wins more likely. In addition, the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Face It http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/face-it <div>Author: Horn, Art</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Fear comes in many different—and often disguised—forms. In addition to preventing many from achieving the levels of professional success of which they are capable, fear is also the root cause of most conflict in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Legacy Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/legacy-leader <div>Author: Lopez, Anthony</div> <div>Publisher: 1st Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Because of recent events in our society, especially in the world of business, many no longer expect leaders, in any arena, to be people of integrity, but accept flawed character as business as usual and of no real...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Beyond Neutrality http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beyond-neutrality <div>Author: Mayer, Bernard S.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>After a journey toward acceptance and establishment over the last quarter century, conflict resolution, as a professional practice, is now facing a crisis. In large part, this is because it has not addressed conflict...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Skilled Negotiator http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/skilled-negotiator <div>Author: Reardon, Kathleen Kelley</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Regardless of job or profession, eventually, everyone has to negotiate - something. Although expertise in negotiation requires observation and a trial-and-error approach, in <strong>The Skilled Negotiator</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Leader's Voice http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leaders-voice <div>Author: Clark, Boyd | Crossland, Ron</div> <div>Publisher: SelectBooks, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Often, leaders speak, their constituents applaud on cue, and the illusion is formed that communication has occurred. Unfortunately, this disconnect only breeds communication static that, over time, pushes leaders to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Reinventing Strategy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/reinventing-strategy <div>Author: Pietersen, Willie</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Pietersen, today’s new leadership challenge is a journey of discovery in which management, particularly in large, established firms, must learn to “think out of the box” and “move out of their comfort...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Put The Moose On The Table http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/put-moose-table <div>Author: Tobias, Randall | Tobias, Todd</div> <div>Publisher: Indiana University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Some problems are like having a moose in the room; the more one tries to ignore it, the more of an issue it becomes. Thus, the best thing to do is to confront it - to put the moose on the table - and look for a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Good Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/good-business <div>Author: Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly</div> <div>Publisher: Viking Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience </strong>(1990), Csikszentmihalyi spoke to a general audience. And, there, he offered his views (culled from decades of research) on joy, creativity, and the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Wise Moves http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/wise-moves <div>Author: Ludwig, George</div> <div>Publisher: CRL Publishing Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>In <strong>Wise Moves</strong>, author George Ludwig offers 60 “quick tips” to help the reader advance in life and business.</span><span> The first 20 of these...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Make A Life, Not Just A Living http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/make-life-not-just-living <div>Author: Jenson, Ron</div> <div>Publisher: Broadman & Holman Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>This book provides us with a healthy number of principles and wisdoms to live by, in order to be happy and truly make a life, especially in today's highly materially oriented world. These principles on how to live...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader's Day http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/21-most-powerful-minutes-leaders-day <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>The best-selling author of&nbsp; <strong>The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader's Day </strong>gives us 21 weeks of daily lessons on leadership that are based...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Power Of Full Engagement http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-full-engagement <div>Author: Loehr, Jim | Schwartz, Tony</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the fiercely competitive world that exists today, every possible advantage is needed. However, digital technology has produced such crushing workloads that everyone is forced to cram more and more into days that are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Awakening the Leader Within http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/awakening-leader-within <div>Author: Cashman, Kevin | Forem, Jack</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Cashman believes that many of the business, political, ethical, and spiritual dilemmas individuals face today in their personal and professional lives are symptomatic of a larger crisis of authenticity and purpose. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Built to Learn http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/built-learn <div>Author: Purington, Cliff | Butler, Chris | Gale, Sarah Fister</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In 1998, aerospace giant, Rockwell Collins, was representative of the outdated approach to organizational learning that existed throughout the business world. Its training program, budgeted for $17.3 million, was...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Cycles http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/cycles <div>Author: Dychtwald, Maddy</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In past generations, when the average human life span was much shorter, people journeyed along a predictable, linear, chronological path that ran through birth, education, work, marriage, childrearing, retirement, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Self Motivation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/self-motivation <div>Author: Lindenfield, Gael</div> <div>Publisher: Thorsons, London</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Gael Lindenfield is a well-known British author who has written several self-help books. In Self Motivation, she does a good job of going over many aspects of self-development and she provides solutions to a variety of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Accelerated Learning for the 21st Century http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/accelerated-learning-21st-century <div>Author: Rose, Colin | Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: Colin Rose and Brian Tracy, Dell Pub Co</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>This package is a combination of six cassette tapes along with a workbook and other handouts.</span><span> Colin Rose is a British expert on accelerated learning...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth What Would Buddha Do at Work? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-would-buddha-do-work <div>Author: Metcalf, Franz | Hateley, BJ Gallagher</div> <div>Publisher: Ulysses Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Using the teachings of Buddha in real-world workplace situations, this little book of wisdom will inspire employees, employers, executives, and entrepreneurs alike with its practical answers to everyday problems...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Five Dysfunctions of a Team http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/five-dysfunctions-team <div>Author: Lencioni, Patrick</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Team builders will, at one time or another, face the challenge of fostering group harmony in groups where there are inevitably going to be flaws due to human nature. According to author Patrick Lencioni, human beings...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Why Decisions Fail http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-decisions-fail <div>Author: Nutt, Paul C.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Kohler</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In his 20 years of studying decisions, how they are made, what works, what fails, and why, Nutt s key finding is that despite the vast sums spent implementing decisions, organizations only realize benefits half of the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Managers as Mentors http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-mentors-0 <div>Author: Bell, Chip R.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the contemporary workplace, where the requirement for learning is constant, the traditional boss-subordinate relationship is rapidly becoming obsolete. The old authoritarian, patriarchal leader/manager model is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/communicating-managerial-effectiveness <div>Author: Clampitt, Phillip G.</div> <div>Publisher: Sage Publications</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>It is Clampitt's premise that because communication is at the core of managerial effectiveness, managers must have a clear view of their abilities to communicate and the challenges involved in the process, however,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Collaborative Approaches to Resolving Conflict http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/collaborative-approaches-resolving-conflict <div>Author: Isenhart, Myra Warren | Spangle, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Sage Publications</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Conflict is intrinsic to daily modern life an inescapable part of family, organizational, and societal dynamics. However, the increase of violence in families, schools, communities, and workplaces, and the rapid...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/100-absolutely-unbreakable-laws-business-success <div>Author: Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: </div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Human potential expert Brian Tracy has applied many laws of effective self development to the field of business and created a fascinating and easily understandable guide that can enhance both your personal and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Passion Plan at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/passion-plan-work <div>Author: Chang, Richard | Smith, Fred</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Everyone enjoys something, but that "something" is usually not the job. This is unfortunate because a job consumes a large portion of an adult’s life, and spending countless hours toiling at a career that is neither...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Positioning: The Battle For Your Mind http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/positioning-battle-your-mind <div>Author: Ries, Al | Trout, Jack</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The average American consumer is exposed to $376 worth of advertising per day over 365 days. With this enormous volume of communication, the only way to score big is to be selective and concentrate on narrow targets...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Magic of Dialogue http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/magic-dialogue <div>Author: Yankelovich, Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Never before in our nation’s history has the need for effective dialogue been so profound. Concurrent with heightened conflict, loosened social bonds, and an increased reliance on “top-down talk,” Americans are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Other 90 Percent http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/other-90-percent <div>Author: Cooper, Robert K.</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although a host of recent scientific discoveries have found that human capacity is limitless, most people, because of an innate biological predisposition, use only a tiny fraction of the immense power of their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Free Agent Nation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/free-agent-nation <div>Author: Pink, Daniel H.</div> <div>Publisher: Warner Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>William Whyte’s “Organization Man”-“[The] ones of our middle class who have left home, spiritually as well as physically, to take the vows of organization life …who are the mind and soul of our great self-perpetuating...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Breakthrough Creativity http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/breakthrough-creativity <div>Author: Levesque, Lynne C.</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Levesque, many people fail to believe they are creative because their skills are not those that they often associate with creativity-musical/artistic ability or scientific genius, for example. In reality,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Love the Work You're With http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/love-work-youre <div>Author: Whiteley, Richard C.</div> <div>Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Everyone is inspired by highly successful people who enjoy their work and do their jobs with verve and enthusiasm. However, the fear and uncertainty that can be created by ever-changing circumstances in the business...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The 48 Laws Of Power http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/48-laws-power <div>Author: Greene, Robert | Elffers, Joost</div> <div>Publisher: Penguin Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A comprehensive, well-researched synthesis of timeless philosophies-from Machiavelli to Suntzu, as applied in real-life situations by powerful figures in history such as Queen Elizabeth I and Henry Kissinger. Absorbing...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth FISH! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fish <div>Author: Lundin, Stephen C. | Paul, Harry | Christensen, John</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In a reality where you may be working at a job that is not exactly ideal, here are ways to learn to love what you do, and make your workplace an energetic, enthusiastic and wonderful place to be. Through the delightful...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Identity is Destiny http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/identity-destiny <div>Author: Ackerman, Laurence D.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For the most part, the term corporate identity is used to mean logos and advertising tag lines. However, these narrow and superficially manufactured elements lack any connection to the unique, value-creating...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Emotional Value http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/emotional-value <div>Author: Barlow, Janelle | Maul, Dianna</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Not only is emotion central to human life in terms of its role in interactions with family and friends, it is also becoming increasingly recognized as a critical aspect of interactions in the service economy. In fact,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Working Life http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/working-life <div>Author: Ciulla, Joanne B.</div> <div>Publisher: Times Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Americans live in a work-oriented society where, even though there is more freedom, flexibility, convenience, and efficiency, work determines the lives of most individuals. It is a culture of paradox that celebrates...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Arc of Ambition http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/arc-ambition <div>Author: Champy, James | Nohria, Nitin</div> <div>Publisher: Perseus Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Everyone has a dream that, for most, translates into a modest goal. However, some individuals are so driven that they are able to turn their dreams into spectacular achievements that forever change the world around...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Your Best Year Yet! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/your-best-year-yet <div>Author: Ditzler, Jinny S.</div> <div>Publisher: Warner Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Here is a book with a thought-provoking questionnaire recommended for anyone who is either new to the field of personal growth, or want to take themselves to the next level. The first part of the book is largely a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Calm at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/calm-work <div>Author: Wilson, Paul</div> <div>Publisher: Penguin Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Work can often be one of the most stressful situations in our lives. We have to work with people that we don't necessarily have anything in common with and perform boring and repetitive tasks. In the United States and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth If Life is a Game, These are the Rules http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/if-life-game-these-are-rules <div>Author: Carter-Scott, Cherie</div> <div>Publisher: Broadway Book</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>This #1 New York Times bestseller offers some useful and understandable advice that can be applied to many situations. The idea of life as a series of lessons can help to put things into perspective and add to anyone's...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Permission to Win http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/permission-win <div>Author: Pelletier, Ray</div> <div>Publisher: Oakhill Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>From a new breed of motivators, America's Attitude Coach Ray Pelletier gives you a practical guide for translating your personal mission into concrete action. Make today your January 1st. Say goodbye to negative...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Effective Networking for Professional Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/effective-networking-professional-success <div>Author: Hart, Rupert</div> <div>Publisher: Stirling Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In an uncertain world where we are all effectively self-employed, networking skills make all the difference for freelancers, job changers, and career climbers. Increase your chances of landing that all-important job or...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and It's All Small Stuff http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dont-sweat-small-stuffand-its-all-small-stuff <div>Author: Carlson, Richard</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The co-author of "Handbook for the Soul" offers 100 simple but powerful strategies for bringing harmony and peace of mind into individual life. The strategies allow for changes in paradigm and changes in practice --...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/seven-spiritual-laws-success <div>Author: Chopra, Deepak</div> <div>Publisher: Amber-Allen Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1994</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Dr. Deepak Chopra is a well-known author of more than 25 books. He is one of the leading spokespersons for a growing movement of physicians who are combining modern Western medicine with ancient Eastern healing methods...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth The Second Coming of the Woolly Mammoth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/second-coming-woolly-mammoth <div>Author: Frost, Ted S.1</div> <div>Publisher: Ten Speed Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Offering the fully revised and updated original ideas of his first book, Where Have All the Woolly Mammoths Gone (1976), Frost recognizes the improved environment for small business and shares the entrepreneurial...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth Principle-Centered Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/principle-centered-leadership <div>Author: Covey, Stephen R.</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A compass to personal fulfillment and professional success through timeless ethical and managerial principles. Covey incorporates the <strong>Seven Habits of Highly Effective People </strong>and related principles and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth From Executive to Entrepreneur http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/executive-entrepreneur <div>Author: Zoghlin, Gilbert G.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A self-help guide to the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship that are unique to the established corporate executive or manager. Using actual stories of numerous corporate professionals who have become business owners...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Personal Growth