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What You're Really Meant to Do - by Robert S Kaplan (Hardcover)

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Highlights

  • How do you create your own definition of success--and reach your unique potential?Building a fulfilling life and career can be a daunting challenge.
  • About the Author: Robert Steven Kaplan is president and chief executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
  • 240 Pages
  • Business + Money Management, Careers

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About the Book



Kaplan describes a specific and actionable roadmap for helping readers define their own success and reach their unique potential. This effort requires several key steps in an integrated process, as well as a high level of motivation and hard work.



Book Synopsis



How do you create your own definition of success--and reach your unique potential?

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?

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.



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"This book opens the mind of the reader to a lot of self-exploratory questions rather than offering blind advice. It helps you understand yourself deeply and build a foundation based on this before starting a journey towards your dreams." -- Business World magazine

"compelling and personal and contains individual exercises that provide interesting insights readers likely haven't considered before--whether how to manage your career or a complete career change. If you have ever asked yourself, in any work situation, at any stage of your career, "Why doesn't someone just tell me what to do?" this book is a worthwhile trip for you." -- CIO Digest

ADVANCE PRAISE for What You're Really Meant to Do:

Rosabeth Moss Kanter, professor, Harvard Business School; author, Confidence and SuperCorp--
" What You're Really Meant to Do is a wise, deeply personal, and always practical book by a leader of leaders. It is essential reading for all those who want to define success their own way."

Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, professor, Harvard Medical School; co-founder, Partners In Health--
"As I have seen him do in classrooms in Haiti and at Harvard, Rob Kaplan provides a powerful and pragmatic prescription in What You're Really Meant to Do. Building on his widely praised work on leadership and efficacy, Kaplan offers compelling narratives of those he has coached and counseled--from executives to entrepreneurs to recent graduates--as a guide for anyone pursuing a purposeful professional life."

Henry M. Paulson, Jr., seventy-fourth secretary of the US Department of the Treasury; Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs (1999-2006)--
"Rob Kaplan has spent years mentoring and coaching executives and young professionals, and there is no one any better. This book is a superb guide for helping people understand themselves and reach their unique potential."

Bill George, professor, Harvard Business School; author, Authentic Leadership and True North--
"Rob Kaplan's brilliant new book inspires you to reach your full potential by taking responsibility for your development as a leader and as a human being. If you follow his thoughtful, pragmatic approach, you will live an even more satisfying life. Filled with real-world examples, Kaplan helps you build your road map to fulfillment."

Vanessa Kirsch, founder and Managing Director, New Profit Inc.--
"Forging a fulfilling career can be one of the most difficult challenges we face. What You're Really Meant to Do provides a compelling road map for discovering your passions and unlocking your full potential. A must-read for anyone looking for professional growth and fulfillment."



About the Author



Robert Steven Kaplan is president and chief executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Previously, he was the Senior Associate Dean for External Relations and Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He is the author of three books: What You Really Need to Lead, What You're Really Meant to Do and What to Ask the Person in the Mirror.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .79 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Careers
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Theme: General
Format: Hardcover
Author: Robert S Kaplan
Language: English
Street Date: May 7, 2013
TCIN: 14607623
UPC: 9781422189900
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-0699
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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