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Career & Self-Development

Whether you’re a veteran top-level executive seeking new challenges or a recent college graduate looking for your first job, people take great interest in building their career path and achieving professional growth. Not surprisingly, Career & Self-Development is our most popular category. You’ll find more than 1,000 summaries on a wide range of topics from crafting a persuasive sales presentation to conquering procrastination to dealing with a difficult boss.

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Leadership Sustainability
Book

Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood

McGraw-Hill, 2013

(8)

Supercommunicator
Book

Frank J. Pietrucha

AMACOM, 2014

(7)

How the Worst Moments in Our Life Make Us Who We Are
Video

Andrew Solomon

TED Conferences LLC, 2014

(9)

The Effective Executive
Book
 

Peter F. Drucker

HarperBusiness, 2006

(10)

How to Speak so that People Want to Listen
Video

Julian Treasure

TED Conferences LLC, 2013

(8)

Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever
Book
 

Karen Hough

Berrett-Koehler, 2014

(8)

Executive Presence
Book
 

Sylvia Ann Hewlett

HarperBusiness, 2014

(7)

A More Beautiful Question
Book
 

Warren Berger

Bloomsbury USA, 2014

(8)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Book
 

Stephen R. Covey

Free Press, 2004

(10)

F.I.R.E.
Book
 

Dan Ward

HarperBusiness, 2014

(9)

Pitch Perfect
Book
 

Bill McGowan and Alisa Bowman

HarperBusiness, 2014

(7)

Left Brain, Right Stuff
Book

Phil Rosenzweig

Public Affairs, 2014

(9)

Focus
Book
 

Daniel Goleman

Harper, 2013

(8)

The One Thing
Book
 

Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

Bard Press, 2013

(8)

How to Make Hard Choices
Video

Ruth Chang

TED Conferences LLC, 2014

(8)

Leadership Agility
Book

Bill Joiner and Stephen Josephs

Jossey-Bass, 2006

(7)

Problem Solved!
Book
 

David Goldsmith

CreateSpace, 2014

(7)

Thinking, Fast and Slow
Book
 

Daniel Kahneman

FSG, 2011

(8)

Seeing What Others Don’t
Book
 

Gary Klein

Public Affairs, 2013

(8)

The Last Lecture
Book
 

Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow

Hyperion, 2008

(10)

How to Deliver a TED Talk
Book
 

Jeremey Donovan

McGraw-Hill, 2013

(7)

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