Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Beyond Talent

From the publisher: People everywhere are proving him right. Read the headlines, watch the highlights, or just step out your front door: Some talented people reach their full potential, while others self-destruct or remain trapped in mediocrity. What makes the difference? 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.

I had heard of John C. Maxwell from my mentor in high school but had never actually picked up on of his books. This book was great. Each chapter held your attention, allowing the reader to be engaged and hopeful for what they could potentially do with their talent. What I really appreciated about the book was that at the end of each chapter he had a very practical application to get the reader on task to what the chapter had been talking about. The “application exercises” is what I feel really made this book great. Theory and ideas by authors are great to read but when an author makes it very practical that is when a book becomes great.

I would recommend this book to anyone—especially if you have a dream that you want to become a reality.

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