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Succeed on your own terms: lessons from top achievers around the world on developing your unique potential

Author: Greenberg, Herb ; Sweeney, PatrickPublisher: McGraw-Hill, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 294 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 007144534XType of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Asia Campus
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Print BF637 .S8 G74 2006
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Succeed on your own terms Contents Xlll ... 1 PART I Knowing Where You're Going and Defining Success CHAPTER 1 You'm GOT TO KNOWWHEREYOUARE TO KNOWWHERE YOU'RE GOING Herb Greenberg shares his own successjourney, Ffom how he dealt with losing his sight to what led him to explore how others succeed on their own terns. CHAPTER 2 FIRST YOUHAVE TO DEFINESUCCESS Several individuals share their personal definitions of success, including Faribom Ghadar,who had to leave Iran during the revolution, and Rebecca Stephens, who climbed Mount Everest. CHAPTER 3 TAPPING YOURDEFINING INTO QUALITIES W all have drfferentstrengths. Learn to discover yours and make e them yourfocus. PART I1 Profiles of Those Who Have Succeeded on Their Own Terms CHAPTER 4 PERSEVERANCE Samuel Pisar on how he survived the Holocaust and reclaimed his life CHAPTER 5 GOAL-ORIENTED Rebecca Stephens on how climbing Mount Everest became her all-consuming purpose CHAPTER 6 SELF-AWARENESS Ben Vereen on how he continues to redefine himselfand rediscover what success means t o him CHAPTER 7 RESILIENCE Muggy Bopes on how he defied countless critics and became the shortest NBA player of all time CHAPTER 8 WILLINGNESS TAKE TO A RISK Senator Barbara Boxer on the importance offightingfir what you believe in, even when you know you're going to lose CHAPTER 9 THRMNG PRESSURE ON Roger Staubach, who led the Dallas Cowboys to two Super B m l victories, on why the best comes through in the$nal two minutes of the game CHAPTER 10 OPTIMISM Janet Lasley on how she stayspositive, even when it appears all hope is gone CHAPTER 11 EMPATHY Claude Grunitzky on transcending boundaries and becoming a global citizen CHAPTER 12 COMPETITIVENESS Geofiq Bodine, winner of the Daytona 500, on coming back afier a near-fatal crash because he didn't want to be replaced CHAPTER 13 PATIENCE Daiy Myers on standing up to the Ku klux Klan when they threatened her family CHAPTER 14 PERSUASIVENESS ' David Oreck, inventor of the famous lightweight vacuum cleaner, on bringing people around to your point of v i m CHAPTER 15 CONFIDENCE Jeffi-y Lurie, owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, on the attitude of a winner CHAPTER 16 PASSION Joio Carlos Martins on how, after losing the use of one of his hand, he still went on to pe$om a landmark Bach recital at Carnegie Hall CHAPTER 17 INTEGRTTY Connie Jackson on finally hearing her own voice CHAPTER 18 TRUST Gordon Gund, the founder of Gund Investment Corporation, on losing his sight and finding m s t CHAPTER 19 HAVING FUN Angelo Chianese, owner of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dab Singing Telegram Company, on howfieeing it can be to realize that everything is jurt temporary CHAPTER 20 BEINGOPEN Libby Sartain, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Yahoo!, on knowing when it is time t o leave and go after a new opportunity CHAPTER 2 1 CREATMTY Michael Graves, the renowned architect and designer, on how he stays inspired CHAPTER 22 COUKAGE Congresman John Lewis, the legendary civil rights advocate, on pushing through fear and acting on your beliefs 154 PART 111 Lessons in Success: What They Discovered About Themselves Along the Way 2 3 KNOWKG YOURSELF Is who mcceeded by knowing themselves tended to on their inner strengths. 1. Focus on What You Have Rather Than What You Don't: 179 181 181 183 Paul Scbulte, an Olympic wheelchair basketball player ng Out for the Team: 3. Be Who You Are h g h t Now: Jose' Luiz Ejon Megido, a bum victim?om Brazil, who went on to incredible accomplishments 4. Pursue Something That Is Completely and Totally Lnteresting to You: Angelo Sotira, who, while still in high school, sold his business to Michael Ovitz 5. Embrace Your Roots: Congressman Charles Rangel, on coming ?om and representing Harlem 6. Customize Yourself: Sonny Barge? one of the most legendary members of the Hell's Angels 7. Respond From the Heart When Disaster Strikes: David Oreck, on helping his employees through Hurricane Katrina 8. Understand Your Past So That You Can Create Your Future: Laura Kohler, part of thefourth generation leading a global company 9. Be True to Your Convictions: Congressman Rzlsh Holt, on the line between compromising and standing up for your beliefs 10. Look in the Mirror and Be Able to Say, "I Did the Right Thing": Francis Samuel, on reinventing his company became of the European shz$ in currency 11. Know What You Stand For: Senator Debbie Stabenow, on being open with people you disagree with 12. Sometimes You Just Have to Quit and Start Over: Howard Rubenstein, the premier public relations advisor 13. Don't Let Others Define You: Congressman Bill Shwter, on stepping out of hisfather's shadow 14. Reinvent Yourself: Susan Magrino, who literally became allergic to herjob 15. Accept Your Own Challenges: N m York State Senate Minority Leader David Patterson, on hisfear of underachieving 185 187 189 191 196 199 2 02 203 205 207 209 211 213 16. When You Get Sick of What You're Doing, Stop Doing It: Jane Sanders, who found her calling afier herjob made her ill CHAPTER 2 4 KNOWINGTHE WORLD AROUND YOU The individuals who mcceeded by knowing the world around them had a natural ability to sense the oppomnities that came their way. 17. Challenge the Status Quo: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, on how power is to share, @anger and understand 18. Admit When You've Made a Mistake, Then Turn the Situation Around: Sara Mathew, ChiefFinancial Oficer of Dun and Bradstreet 19. Realize When You're Lucky and Grab Your Opportunity: Danny Goldberg, Vice Chaimzan of Air America 20. Find Something That N o One Else Is Doing and Make It Yours: Fergal Murray, the Guinness Brewmaster 2 1. Develop the Strength of Your Own Voice: Susan Rice, ChiefExecutive of Lloyds TSB Scotland 22. Don't Leave Your Past Behind: Annette Krschuren, Division President of Home Depot? Canadian operations 23. Know How to Retire: Pierre Ralet, the Belgian advertising executive who is busier than ever now that he is retired 24. Assert Yourself: GovernorJon Comine, on standing up for your point of v i m 25. Surround Yourself with the Right People: H. Edward Hanway, Chaimzan 6Chief Executive Oficer of CIGNA Corporation 26. Set Your Watch for Now: Elizabeth Elting, who started her company in her college domz room 2 7 . Don't Take I t Personally: Mara Swan, Senior Yice President of Manpower 2 8 . Don't Be Afraid to Be First: Melinda Large, Regional People Director-Americasfor Wal-Mart 29. Defy the Odds: Eric Braveman, M.D., Director of The Place for Achieving Total Health PART IV Defining Moments, Lessons, and Qualities and What They All Mean CHAPTER 2 5 RECOGNIZING YOUR DEFINING MOMENT IT'S (BEFORE IN T H E REARVIEW MIRROR) With insigh and reflectionsfiom Paul Schulte on competing in the Olympics; Rocky Bleier, who recoveredfiom being shot in Yiemam and went on to help win a Super Bowl game; Gaston Caperton on needing to leave his home state in order to keep growing; Marc Koska on inventing a device to save peoplefiom getting AIDS; and Dave Power on starting his own business because he could not bear to have his work misrepresented. CHAPTER 26 HAVINGA LESSON YOUR FOR CHILDREN What would you like a child to learnfiom your life? CHAPTER 27 WHAT DOESIT ALL MEAN? It? all aboutfonring on yoand strengths, being seIf-aware, taking chances, and loving what you are doing. YOUR OWN DEFINING CHAPTER 28 H o w TO DISCOVER QUALITIES Ask yourselfsome serious questions and take afiee personality assessment to help you discover your own de$ning qualities.

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