|About the book|
WHAT MAKES TOP ACHIEVERS SUCCESSFUL?
Is it more energy? Luck? Drive? Focus? Vision? These are some of the questions answered in Herb Greenberg and Patrick Sweeney's illuminating book, Succeed on Your Own Terms.
Greenberg and Sweeney spent two years traveling in more than two dozen countries interviewing some of the world's most accomplished individuals - including renowned architect Michael Graves; Chief Financial Officer of Dun and Bradstreet, Sara Mathew; former Dallas Cowboy Roger Staubach; legendary civil rights advocate Congressman John Lewis; actor Ben Vereen; Holocaust survivor Samuel Pisar; President of Home Depot Canada, Annette Verschuren; mountain climber Rebecca Stephens; the shortest NBA player of all time, Muggsy Bogues; Senator Barbara Boxer; cancer survivor Janet Lasley; and Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie.
Through in-depth interviews and results from a comprehensive personality assessment, the authors uncover the defining qualities that set each of these remarkable individuals apart. These inspiring individuals exemplify 19 defining qualities that can drive your success, such as
* Optimism * Resilience * Empathy * Persuasiveness * Courage * Perseverance * Willingness to Take Risks * Creativity * Competitiveness * Confidence * Self-Awareness
And you'll learn how to identify these qualities in yourself by taking a free, in-depth personality assessment that can help you discover your unique potential and strengths. Then you will be poised to seek out situations that play to your natural abilities, recognize your defining moments and seize opportunities to succeed on your own terms.
|About the author|
Herb Greenberg, Ph.D. is the founder, president and CEO, and Patrick Sweeney is executive vice president of Caliper, an international consulting firm. Through the use of its signature personality assessment, Caliper has helped over 25,000 companies around the world, including FedEx, Caterpillar, Johnson & Johnson, and even the World Series Champion Chicago White Sox, to assess and develop the talents of more than two million applicants and employees. Greenberg and Sweeney are also co-authors of How to Hire and Develop Your Next Top Performer, which is available in six languages.
|Table of contents|
Part I: Knowing Where You?re Going And Defining
Chapter 2: First You Have To Define Success
Chapter 3: Tapping Into Your Defining Qualities
Part 2: Profiles Of Those Who Have Succeeded On Their Own Terms
Chapter 5: Goal-Oriented
Chapter 6: Self-Awareness
Chapter 7: Resilience
Chapter 8: Willingness To Take Risk
Chapter 9: Thriving On Pressure
Chapter 10: Optimism
Chapter 11: Empathy
Chapter 12: Competitiveness
Chapter 13: Patience
Chapter 14: Persuasiveness
Chapter 15: Confidence
Chapter 16: Passion
Chapter 17: Integrity
Chapter 18: Trust
Chapter 19: Having Fun
Chapter 20: Being Open
Chapter 21: Creativity
Chapter 22: Courage
Part 3: Lessons In Success: What They Discovered About Themselves Along The Way
Chapter 24: Knowing The World Around You
Part 4: Defining Moments, Lessons, And Qualities And What They All Mean
Chapter 26: Having A Lesson For Your Children
Chapter 27: What Does It All Mean
Chapter 28: How To Discover Your Own Defining Qualities