Building a fulfilling life and career can be a daunting challenge. It takes courage and hard work. Too often, we charge down a path leading to “success” as defined by those around us—and ultimately, are left feeling dissatisfied.
Each of us is unique and brings distinctive skills and qualities to any situation. So why is it that most of us fail to spend sufficient time learning to understand ourselves and creating our own definition of success? The truth is, it can seem so natural and so much easier to just do what everyone else is doing—for now—leaving it for later to develop our best selves and figure out our own unique path. Is there a road map that will enable you to defy conventional wisdom, resist peer pressure, and carve out a path that fits your unique skills and passions?
Harvard Business School’s Robert Steven Kaplan, leadership expert and author of the highly successful book What to Ask the Person in the Mirror, regularly advises executives and students on how to tackle these questions. In this indispensable new book, Kaplan shares a specific and actionable approach to defining your own success and reaching your potential. Drawing on his years of experience, Kaplan proposes an integrated plan for identifying and achieving your goals. He outlines specific steps and exercises to help you understand yourself more deeply, take control of your career, and build your capabilities in a way that fits your passions and aspirations.
Are you doing what you’re really meant to do? If you’re ready to face this question, this book can help you change your life.
Table of contents
- Title Page
- 1. What You’re Really Meant to Do
- 2. Assessing Your Strengths and Weaknesses
- 3. Finding Your Passions
- 4. Understanding Yourself
- 5. Making the Most of Your Opportunities
- 6. Good Versus Great
- 7. The Importance of Relationships
- 8. The Road Map
- About the Author
- Title: What You're Really Meant to Do: A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential
- Release date: May 2013
- Publisher(s): Harvard Business Review Press
- ISBN: 9781422189900
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