Beyond Talent: Become Someone Who Gets Extraordinary Results

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HarperCollins Leadership, Apr 18, 2011 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
Some talented people reach their full potential, while others self-destruct or remain trapped in mediocrity. What makes the difference? Author John C. 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. In other words: if you really want to make an impact in your organization, it’s the skills that take you beyond talent that matter most. In Beyond Talent, Maxwell shares thirteen attributes to add to your talent to maximize your potential and live the life of your dreams. Among other truths, readers will learn: belief lifts your talent; initiative activates your talent; focus directs your talent; preparation positions your talent; practice sharpens your talent; perseverance sustains your talent; and character protects your talent.You can have talent alone--but you’ll inevitably fall short of your potential. Beyond Talent teaches you how to really stand out.
 

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User Review  - Ben Umnus - Christianbook.com

I have a friend who LOVES John Maxwell's books and I wanted to see why. When reading certain titles/descriptions of leadership books I've been a little turned off from reading them. Part of this ... Read full review

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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

Contents

WHEN IS TALENT ALONE ENOUGH?
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1 BELIEF LIFTS YOUR TALENT
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2 PASSION ENERGIZES YOUR TALENT
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3 INITIATIVE ACTIVATES YOUR TALENT
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4 FOCUS DIRECTS YOUR TALENT
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5 PREPARATION POSITIONS YOUR TALENT
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6 PRACTICE SHARPENS YOUR TALENT
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7 PERSEVERANCE SUSTAINS YOUR TALENT
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9 TEACHABILITY EXPANDS YOUR TALENT
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10 CHARACTER PROTECTS YOUR TALENT
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11 RELATIONSHIPS INFLUENCE YOUR TALENT
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12 RESPONSIBILITY STRENGTHENS YOUR TALENT
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13 TEAMWORK MULTIPLIES YOUR TALENT
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THE LAST WORD ON TALENT
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Notes
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About the Author
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8 COURAGE TESTS YOUR TALENT
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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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