Beyond Talent: Become Someone Who Gets Extraordinary Results

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Apr 19, 2011 - Business & Economics - 304 pages

New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell shows that talent is just the starting point for a successful impact in any organization. It's what takes you beyond your talent that matters.

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 to 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 go beyond talent and really stand out.

 

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Beyond Talent is an extraordinary book that can be very helpful in exploring your gifts and talents beyond what you see. It is a delightful in becoming who God called you to be and expanding your ... Read full review

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Contents

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
6 PRACTICE SHARPENS YOUR TALENT
103
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 bestsellingauthor, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 24 million books in fiftylanguages. Maxwell was identifiedas the most popular leadership expert in the world by Inc. magazine in 2014. He is the founder of theJohn Maxwell Company, the John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP. He can be followed at Twitter.com/JohnCMaxwell. For more information visit JohnMaxwell.com.

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