Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Beyond Talent

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Book Review - Beyond Talent

About the Book
New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell shows that talent is just the starting point for a successful impact in any organization. It's what takes you beyond your talent that matters.

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. Among other truths, successful people know that:
  • Belief lifts your talent.
  • Initiative activates your talent.
  • Focus directs your talent.
  • Preparation positions your talent.
  • Practice sharpens your talent.
  • Perseverance sustains your talent.
  • Character protects your talent. . . . and more!
It's what you add to your talent that makes the greatest difference. With authentic examples and time-tested wisdom, Maxwell shares thirteen attributes you need to maximize your potential and live the life of your dreams.

You can have talent alone and fall short of your potential. Or you can go beyond talent and really stand out.

My Take on the Book
Another amazing book by John Maxwell. As a person who has read a number of Maxwell's books I am always looking for new books that he put out as they are always down to earth and practical. This book lives up to the standard that he set in many of his books that came before.

What I liked about this book was that it was so practical and Maxwell does a great job at setting a path in front of the reader to follow to make sure that they can work on maximizing the talents that they have.

The book also shares a ton of examples that make the book even more user friendly. I also loved that the book's examples were real people that used their own initiative and self determination along with other things to turn their talents into something bigger and better.

Maxwell's writes in such a way that is completely encouraging and filled with great advice that moves the reader forward. 

This is a great book that is one that will change your life if you let it!
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