Big Potential

Big Potential

How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-being

Book - 2018 | First edition
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"The bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage reveals why our potential is not limited by what we on our own can achieve; rather, our success is amplified by the successes of those around us. He offers five strategies for exponentially raising our achievement and performance by helping others--colleagues, teams, and employees--be better. For decades, we have thought about potential as being a constellation of individual traits: your creativity, your abilities, your intelligence. But new research shows that this version of potential--what Achor calls Small Potential--is deeply flawed, and places a ceiling on the level of success we can achieve. Because we now know that all these traits are in fact interconnected, and that by pursuing success individually, we have been leaving much of our potential untapped. Big Potential works not in isolation, but rather as part of an ecosystem. So when we help those around us succeed, we not only raise the performance of the group, but we also create a virtuous cycle by which we in turn become more successful ourselves. Drawing on cutting-edge original research as well as his work with executives, educators, and leaders around the globe, Achor shows how we can all lift the ceiling on our potential by helping others realize theirs"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Currency, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781524761530
Characteristics: 237 pages ; 25 cm


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May 13, 2018

If one is unaware of the concepts within, this book is enlightening. It outlines the concepts of working together as a team, allowing each individual to be the best they can lead, in their own expertise ("The key to real leadership is inspiriting others to be leaders”) and stating that a leader cannot shine without his/her team behind them.
If one is aware of these concepts, this is an easy read book that is laden with reminders of the importance of not forgetting to include your team in your successes, how to engage them in a positive manner and how to include them in planning & scope. Without the team, there would be no successes.
An easy, interesting concept. Too many personal examples and lots of quotes (rather than data) but having read more on this concept, the book still rings true.


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