The Success Factor: Developing the Mindset and Skillset for Peak Business Performance

  • 4h 23m
  • Ruth Gotian
  • Kogan Page
  • 2021

High achievers share the same four attributes: intrinsic motivation, perseverance, strong foundation, constantly learning through informal means. The key to their success is that they do all four of these things at the same time. Based on research and in-person interviews with astronauts, Nobel Prize winners, and Olympic champions, The Success Factor outlines the approach that individuals aspiring to improve their performance can adopt.

Using these four shared attributes as a guide, The Success Factor helps you reach your peak by applying the lessons of high achievers in your own life: identify your passion using a Passion Audit; learn how and where to find a mentor and how to build a mentoring team; develop your own community of practice; pursue your interests through informal learning; manage your time and energy. The Success Factor comes with online resources that feature a downloadable Passion Audit worksheet, Mentoring Team worksheet, and Goal Audit worksheet. The book offers scripts for approaching potential mentors and a list of uncommon places to find a mentor, such as webinars, airports, and social media.

The Success Factor features exclusive interviews with high achievers, including such people as Dr. Tony Fauci NIH/NIAID Institute Director; Dr Mike Brown, Nobel prize winner; Dr Peggy Whitson, Former NASA Chief Astronaut; Maxine Clark, founder and former CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop; and Steve Kerr, eight time NBA Champion and head coach of the Golden State Warriors.

In this Book

  • List of Notable Leaders
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • What Defines a High Achiever?
  • Controlling Your Destiny
  • Leading, Supporting, and Retaining High Achievers
  • Intrinsic Motivation
  • Perseverance
  • Building a Strong Foundation
  • Learning and Growing are Never Over
  • Finding and Making Room for Your Passion
  • Finding a Mentor
  • Your Mentoring Team
  • Finding Your People
  • Degrees are Starting Lines
  • Conclusion


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