Be the Hero: Three Powerful Ways to Overcome Challenges in Work and Life

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Aug 1, 2009 - Business & Economics - 155 pages
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In this engaging parable, author Noah Blumenthal shows that we are all master storytellers. Our stories are vivid, detailed, and convincing. These aren't the stories we tell around the watercooler or the campfire. They are the stories we tell ourselves—the ones that rattle around in our heads and move us to emotions and actions.

If we don't pay attention, these stories can take us down the victim path—blaming, frustrated, helpless, and hopeless. But at any moment, we have the power to identify and change these stories. We can choose the right stories—the ones that enable us to become “Everyday Heroes.”

Be the Hero brings to life the entertaining tale of a struggling young professional who moves from victim to hero by learning to become aware of and change the stories that are holding him back. Battling negativity, inertia, and anger, he learns to see life through a new lens, to create new hero stories that develop his capacity to chart his own course.

The powerful resources at the end of the book, including a hero tip of the week, smart cards, manager tip sheets, and more, will help you make your hero stories stick.

This simple parable will change your life forever.

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Windex for the Foggy Window to the Future. It was a gift from a good friend. That was a bit ago. Now, for my birthday, I decided I had gifts I had not embraced... and thus I picked up the book and ... Read full review

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Great book. The message that the stories you tell yourself affect how you interact with the world is nothing new. What I like is the simple framework he uses which enables you to identify and then ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Noah Blumenthal is president of Leading Principles, Inc., an executive coaching and consulting company whose clients rank among the Fortune and Global 500, including MTV Networks, Hilton Hotels Corporation, and DuPont. A keynote speaker and author of You’re Addicted to You (Berrett-Koehler), he was named one of the world’s “Top 100 Minds on Personal Development” by Leadership Excellence magazine and has been featured in such leading media outlets as the New York Times, CBS News, MSNBC News, Chicago Sun-Times, Investor’s Business Daily, and Newsday.

Marshall Goldsmith was born in Valley Station, Kentucky in 1949 and is an American author, professor, consultant, and executive coach. Dr. Goldsmith received his BS from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (1970), his MBA from Indiana University (1972), and his PhD from UCLA (1977). Goldsmith was Assistant Professor and then Associate Dean at Loyola Marymount University's College of Business from 1976-2000. He is currently a professor at Alliant International University, he teaches executive education at Dartmouth College's Tuck School, and is a frequent guest speaker at leading business schools. Goldsmith is a co-founder of Keilty, Goldsmith and Company and eventually of Marshall Goldsmith Partners. In November 2009 Dr. Goldsmith was recognized as one of the fifteen most influential business thinkers in the world in a study sponsored by The (London) Times and Forbes. Dr. Goldsmith's books include: The Leader of the Future, The Organization of the Future - 2 (Choice Award), Coaching for Leadership, and Succession: Are You Ready? and Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, and How to Get It Back When You Need It! He made The New York Times Best Seller List with his title Triggers: How Situations Shape Our Behavior--And How to Create Meaningful Change That Lasts.

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