Succeed On Your Own Terms: Lessons From Top Achievers Around the World on Developing Your Unique Potential (Google eBook)

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McGraw Hill Professional, May 16, 2006 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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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.

  

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Contents

Knowing Where Youre Going and Defining Success
1
Profiles of Those Who Have Succeeded on Their Own Terms
39
Lessons in Success What They Discovered About Themselves Along the Way
179
Defining Moments Lessons and Qualities and What They All Mean
247
Acknowledgments
281
Bibliography
283
Index
285
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About the author (2006)

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.

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