The Success Factor

Developing the Mindset and Skillset for Peak Business Performance

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.
EAN: 9781398602298
Edition: 1
Format: 235x155
240 pages

About the book

WINNER: Book Excellence Awards 2024 - Leadership
WINNER: Independent Press Award 2022 - Business Motivational
FINALIST: Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2023 - Career
WINNER: International Book Awards 2023 - Business: Motivational

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.

About the authors

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, Nature, Scientific American, Academic Medicine, and Harvard Business Review.

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'