To begin with, anyone can have a great career. It doesn’t matter what your line of work is. It’s all in how you define “Great Career”. Do you define it as something that brings you a lot of money and power? Of course a livable wage is important, but this is not what we mean by “Great Career”. Take a minute and think about the most effective influential people you have ever known professionally. It could be a teacher, a co-worker, a friend or a leader. What contribution did that person make to your life, to your organization and to the world? And did it necessarily have much to do with wealth and power? I guess not!
"The authors encourage the reader to define what a “great career” means to him or her – to reflect on the level of loyalty, trust, and contribution one currently experiences in the workplace. They cite some profound examples of individuals who have achieved an obvious level of greatness (borrowing from Leading at the Speed of Trust workshop content) such as Dr. Fiona Wood, “Australia’s most trusted person.” Their brand of storytelling draws the reader in and makes the message more relatable and interesting." FranklinCovey
Gamify shows gamification in action: as a powerful approach to engaging and motivating people to achieving their goals, while at the same time achieving organizational objectives. It can be used to motivate people to change behaviors, develop skills, and drive innovation. The sweet spot for gamification objectives is the space where the
Do More Great Work gets to the heart of the problem: Even the best performers are spending less than a fraction of their time doing Great Work —the kind of innovative work that pushes us forward, stretches our creativity, and truly satisfies us. Michael Bungay Stanier, Canadian Coach of the Year in 2006,
Unlike many self-help books offering advice on how to improve either your career or your personal life, Coach Yourself to Win bridges the two worlds in order to help you improve your performance whether you're earning your living or living your life. It is written for the vast number of people who seek to create a
Bringing to life seminal research that identifies the characteristics that define expert or elite performers, 5 Steps to Expert is the first to provide a sequential set of deliberate practice steps for all those who aspire to advance from their current competency to the next stage of mastery--and for those who coach and
The authors reveal why employers are three times more likely to hire people with the right mindset over those who are more qualified on paper. This book provides an actionable approach for both assessing and developing these essential traits.
Finding the work you were “born to do” isn’t just about discovering your passion. Those who jump out of bed excited to go to work every morning don’t just have jobs that turn their passions into paychecks. They have jobs where they also can lose themselves for hours in the flow
Envisioning, defining and designing your contribution statement are the first steps on the path to a great career.
It is better to write contribution statements for every position or project you take on, as once you have written it, you will naturally want to make it happen.
We are so busy just trying to get through each day, working feverishly at the current job, that we never take the time to map out what we would really like to do.
Passion and talent do not necessarily connect, but often you will find your talent through your passion.
If the work you do bothers your sense of integrity or honesty, no other success will make up for your disappointment in yourself.
Most people looking for jobs don’t really know what they want, so they send out a passive resume and get passive interviews.
The main challenge is to change your paradigm of yourself from dependant and useless to independent and full of capacity.
People are tempted to see each other as means to an end; they seek out others only when they need something from them.
If you believe that what you do truly makes the lives of others better, if you satisfy a real business need, then you are serving others in the network.
Smart Trust has met the strict scrutiny of business leaders around the globe and is validated by research from multiple sources that confirms that high-trust organizations outperform low-trust organizations by nearly three times. Smart Trust shares findings that verify how enduring success, vitality, and happiness are directly related to the level of trust in
Almost all the literature in the first 150 years or so focused on what could be called the “Character Ethic” as the foundation of success—things like integrity, humility, fidelity, temperance, courage, justice, patience, industry, simplicity, modesty and the Golden Rule. Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography is representative of that literature. It is, basically,