Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Beyond Talent by John C. Maxwell

Beyond Talent is another great motivational book from John Maxwell. It discusses talent and how it is just a starting point for successful people and companies. Maxwell shows how talent is influenced by a number of other factors including: belief, passion, initiative, focus, preparation, practice, perseverance, courage, teachability, character, relationships, responsibility, and teamwork.

Maxwell’s main point in this book is that talent alone is not enough to succeed; it takes many other factors in order to be successful. One of my favorite quotes from the book revolves around initiative from Chapter 3, “They know a secret that good leaders understand: momentum is their friend. As soon as they take that first step and start moving forward, things become a little easier. If the momentum gets strong enough, many of the problems take care of themselves and talent can take over.”

This book would be recommended reading for anyone in a management position or looking to advance their career. I give it four stars!

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