About the Book
Enhance your personal performance by applying the four practices of high achievers to help you find your passion, develop your network of peers and mentors, and discover new opportunities to learn.
What do astronauts, Olympic champions, and Nobel laureates do differently that allows them to achieve at such a high level?
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.
Review Quotes The Success Factor
is a transforming book where you find the true stories of high achievers and the foundations of their success. Ruth invested years to find out what their secret is... and her research, perseverance and passion is raising the bar of excellence. Anyone can implement Ruth's ideas and tools and improve their success!-- "Darek Lenart, SVP, People and Capability, North America Markets and Strategic Growth Mastercard"The Success Factor
makes success attainable to anyone who wants it and is willing to work. Ruth Gotian
has reverse-engineered the path to success, based on her research with extreme high achievers, and offers useful tools and strategies which will give you a giant leap forward on your own path to greatness.-- "Dorie Clark, author of 'The Long Game' and executive education faculty, Duke University Fuqua School of Business"The Success Factor
provides a playbook for the strategic pursuit of excellence, elite performance and ultimately success. Using compelling stories, Dr. Gotian provides insights into the commonalities and traits for high achievers and emphasizes the role of mentoring in achieving success.-- "RC Buford, CEO, San Antonio Spurs, Two-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Executive of the Year"
An indispensable guide for leaders who realize that exceptional and continued success depends on their capability of understanding the needs, nurturing and motivating a team of high performers. This book is like a well-equipped gym where you train your muscles and skills to continuously improve on the infinite game of success.-- "Fabrizio Parini, Member of the Board and former CEO, Lindt Chocolate and Sprüngli Italy"
As someone who advises and mentors many high-achieving graduate students, scientists and health professionals, I'm often struck by their inability to construct a roadmap for success. Building on case studies from diverse fields including sports, science, law and business, The Success Factor
offers an important toolkit for that essential first step.-- "Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, DSc (hon), Dean and Professor, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine"
By providing a comprehensive path to move anyone, in business or in life, toward their own perception of success, Ruth Gotian's
work will undoubtedly have a profound impact on readers. With this recent work, Dr. Gotian answers that question posed to her on that first day at Teachers College, Columbia University 'In what area do you consider yourself a thought leader?'-- "Katie Embree, EdD, Vice President for Planning and Strategy and Chief of Staff to the President, Teachers College, Columbia University"
If success always seems like tomorrow's goal, Ruth Gotian
has written the resource for you. Distilling years of research into the world's most successful thinkers and doers into this engaging book, she offers concise and actionable ways to map their habits into your life.-- "Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of 'When, ' 'Drive' and 'To Sell Is Human'"
If you seek a guide to launch you on the path to true meaningful success, read this book. With keen analysis and compelling storytelling, Ruth Gotian
unlocks the secrets of success and gives us actionable tools to achieve it.-- "Sanyin Siang, Thinkers50 #1 Coach & Mentor, and Author of 'The Launch Book'"
Success has never been more beguiling, alluring and elusive. Ruth Gotian
cuts away the mystery and delivers an inspiring and practical take on success which will open your eyes to what it really takes to succeed. Filled with remarkable stories, The Success Factor
gets to the heart of success.-- "Stuart Crainer, co-founder, Thinkers50"
What do high-achievers have in common? THIS BOOK. That's because peak performers are always searching for a secret sauce that will give them a competitive edge. You'll love the real-life success stories and best practices you can use immediately in your life, career and endeavors. Read it and reap.-- "Sam Horn, CEO of The Intrigue Agency, author of 'Tongue Fu!'"Ruth Gotian
sets the record straight on how to take control of your career and reach success. The Success Factor
showcases insights and personal stories of high achievers from diverse fields to show-- in a highly personal way-- what works for different people. I gleaned something new from each different vignette. As an advisor and mentor to PhDs and MD-PhDs, I strongly suggest this book as a must-have for them.-- "Ushma S. Neill, PhD, Vice President, Scientific Education & Training, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center"The Success Factor
is a call to action to anyone who has the passion for success but needs a plan. Backed by research and interviews with the world's most successful people, Ruth Gotian
reveals a powerful template for catapulting our own success. This book will be your inspiration and guide.-- "Benjamin Croft, founder and chairman, World Business & Executive Coach Summit (WBECS)"The Success Factor
is truly a compelling must-read book for anyone who is looking to understand the blueprint for what makes a high achiever and successful leader.-- "Faisal Pandit, President, Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America"
Does success seem elusive to you? Ruth Gotian
provides each of us with a roadmap to achieve success. Based on years of research, Gotian has identified the secret sauce to optimizing our success and provides us with practical tools to get us there. Your quest for success is a journey, and I highly recommend you bring The Success Factor
along as your guide.-- "Laine Joelson Cohen, Director of Learning, Human Resources, Citi"
About the Author Ruth Gotian
, based in New Rochelle, New York,
is a leadership coach, keynote speaker, educator, and social scientist who researches the most successful people in order to learn about their mindsets and practices. She serves as the Chief Learning Officer and is Assistant Professor of Education in Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, New York. She is the 2021 recipient of the Thinkers50 RADAR Award, making her the world's #1 emerging management thinker. Her work regularly appears in Forbes
, Psychology Today
, Scientific American
, Academic Medicine
, and Harvard Business Review