Talent Is Never Enough: Discover the Choices That Will Take You Beyond Your Talent

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HarperCollins Leadership, Apr 1, 2007 - Business & Economics - 304 pages

New York Times best-selling author Dr. John C. Maxwell has a message for you, and for today's corporate culture fixated on talent above all else: TALENT IS NEVER ENOUGH.

People everywhere are proving him right. Read the headlines, watch the highlights, or just step out your front door: Some talented people reach their full potential, while others self-destruct or remain trapped in mediocrity. What makes the difference? Maxwell, the go-to guru for business professionals across the globe, insists that the choices people make-not merely the skills they inherit-propel them onto greatness. Among other truths, successful people know that:

  • Belief lifts your talent.
  • Initiative activates your talent.
  • Focus directs your talent.
  • Preparation positions your talent.
  • Practice sharpens your talent.
  • Perseverance sustains your talent.
  • Character protects your talent. . . . and more!!

It's what you add to your talent that makes the greatest difference. With authentic examples and time-tested wisdom, Maxwell shares thirteen attributes you need to maximize your potential and live the life of your dreams.

You can have talent alone and fall short of your potential. Or you can have talent plus, and really stand out.

 

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Iam learning alot from this book!!! The words in this book will change your life COMPLETELY if you know thoroughly know what your talent is. I can totally say that this book has changed the way that I think!! There are alot of truths in this book. If you truly read and do this book you will make amazing changes in your life! 

Contents

WHEN IS TALENT ALONE ENOUGH?
1
1 BELIEF LIFTS YOUR TALENT
11
2 PASSION ENERGIZES YOUR TALENT
31
3 INITIATIVE ACTIVATES YOUR TALENT
47
4 FOCUS DIRECTS YOUR TALENT
67
5 PREPARATION POSITIONS YOUR TALENT
83
7 PERSEVERANCE SUSTAINS YOUR TALENT
125
8 COURAGE TESTS YOUR TALENT
147
10 CHARACTER PROTECTS YOUR TALENT
191
11 RELATIONSHIPS INFLUENCE YOUR TALENT
211
12 RESPONSIBILITY STRENGTHENS YOUR TALENT
235
13 TEAMWORK MULTIPLIES YOUR TALENT
255
THE LAST WORD ON TALENT
273
Notes
277
About the Author
283
Copyright

9 TEACHABILITY EXPANDS YOUR TALENT
167

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John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 31 million books in fifty languages. He has been identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. He is the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, organizations that have trained millions of leaders from every country of the world. A recipient of the Horatio Alger Award, as well as the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders. He can be followed at Twitter.com/JohnCMaxwell. For more information about him visit JohnMaxwell.com.

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