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Take Charge of Your Talent: Three Keys to Thriving in Your Career, Organization, and Life

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Unrealized potential is rampant in today’s workplace—if you’re frustrated, you’re not alone. Even top performers say that 30 to 40 percent of their talent lies untapped, according to surveys by Don Maruska and Jay Perry. A Gallup survey found that only 29 percent of all US employees felt engaged by their work, costing employers an estimated $400 to $500 billion a year. Company-sponsored talent development programs can help, but they can’t reach everyone.

The good news is you have the power to develop your own talent, without waiting for someone else to give you the thumbs up.

Take Charge of Your Talent presents three keys that you can use to determine your own career destiny. You’ll begin by gaining a fresh perspective on your aspirations and opportunities through a carefully structured conversation with your chosen Talent Catalyst—a coworker, relative, or friend. Then you’ll discover a host of ways to accelerate through obstacles, keep your hopes and energy high, and turn challenges into opportunities. Finally, you’ll put it all together and transform your knowledge and skills into tangible assets and a personal brand that give you room to grow and multiply the payoffs for yourself and your organization.

“Maruska and Perry’s book shows us how we can harness our talents in ways that expand our horizons, ramp up our ability to bring out our best, and energize those around us in the same way. Indispensable.”

—Michael Ray, coauthor of Creativity in Business, author of The Highest Goal, and professor emeritus, Stanford Business School

Synopsis:

If you feel stuck, stymied, or stagnant in your career, this book shows you how to make the most of your talent now. Whether on the front line or in the corner office, every employee and every manager can take charge of their own talent development and find greater career success and job satisfaction.

This book provides proven tools to target your potential and unlock your better brain performance. You'll enjoy a Talent Catalyst Conversation to stimulate new ideas. Then, easy-to-follow Talent Boosters and Talent Asset Builders will help you translate your intentions into lasting results. What's more, you'll see how you can work with others to create a bubble-up culture of talent development that works for everyone. Start right now, right where you are, to reap benefits for your career, your organization, and the world around you.

Synopsis:

Unlock the Greatness in Yourself and Others

Whether youre the new kid in a cubicle, the boss in the executive suite, or self-employed, you have huge potential for greater productivity and fulfillment. Even very high performers in excellent organizations—large and small, for profit and nonprofit—report that 30 to 40 percent of their talent is untapped. Imagine what lies waiting for you.

Take Charge of Your Talent details three keys to develop and enjoy your abilities. Youll discover new ways to identify your aspirations and opportunities, power past obstacles, and translate your intentions into results. Finally, youll create a personal brand with enduring career assets that will multiply the payoffs for yourself and your organization.

 

Synopsis:

Unlock the Greatness in Yourself and Others

Whether youre the new kid in a cubicle, the boss in the executive suite, or self-employed, you have huge potential for greater productivity and fulfillment. Even very high performers in excellent organizations—large and small, for profit and nonprofit—report that 30 to 40 percent of their talent is untapped. Imagine what lies waiting for you.

Take Charge of Your Talent details three keys to develop and enjoy your abilities. Youll discover new ways to identify your aspirations and opportunities, power past obstacles, and translate your intentions into results. Finally, youll create a personal brand with enduring career assets that will multiply the payoffs for yourself and your organization.

“This inspiring book will teach you how to unlock your gifts and release your power and potential.”

—Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Great Leaders Grow

“This wonderfully practical and inspiring book is based on a belief I cherish: that all humans are creative and have talent.”

—Margaret J. Wheatley, author of Leadership and the New Science and So Far From Home

“Maruska and Perrys book shows how we can harness our talents in ways that expand our horizons, ramp up our ability to bring out our best, and energize those around us in the same way. Indispensable.”

—Michael Ray, professor emeritus, Stanford Business School, coauthor of Creativity in Business, and author of The Highest Goal

About the Author

Don Maruska lives in Morro Bay, CA.

Jay Perry lives in Charlottesville, VA.

Table of Contents

Foreword & Introduction: The Perfect Moment Is Now

Your Take Charge Checklist

1st Key: Power Up Your Talent Story

Chapter 1 Be Your Own Hero

Chapter 2 Change Your Story for Good

Chapter 3 Connect with a Catalyst

2nd Key: Turn Obstacles into Stepping Stones

Chapter 4 Keep Your Hopes Alive

Chapter 5 Grab the Opportunity to Grow

Chapter 6 Challenge Yourself to Stretch

3rd Key: Make the Payoff Big for Yourself and Others

Chapter 7 Create Enduring Career Assets

Chapter 8 Share the Wealth and Everyone Wins

Chapter 9 Champion a Take Charge Talent Culture

Appendix A: Frequently Asked Questions for the Talent Catalyst Conversation

Appendix B: Sample Talent Catalyst Conversation Transcript and Summary

Online Resources; Notes [resources by chapter]; Acknowledgments; Index; About the Authors

Product Details

ISBN:
9781609947231
Author:
Maruska, Don
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Author:
Kouzes, Jim
Author:
Perry, Jay
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Business - General
Subject:
Talent Management
Subject:
Employee retention
Subject:
Career development
Subject:
talent development
Subject:
Employee engagement
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Subject:
talent development, employee engagement, career development, talent management, employee retention, executive coaching, performance, talent, career, retention, Wellsprings of Talent
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
If you feel stuck, stymied, or stagnant in your career, this book shows you how to make the most of your talent now. Whether on the front line or in the corner office, every employee and every manager can take charge of their own talent development and find greater career success and job satisfaction.

This book provides proven tools to target your potential and unlock your better brain performance. You'll enjoy a Talent Catalyst Conversation to stimulate new ideas. Then, easy-to-follow Talent Boosters and Talent Asset Builders will help you translate your intentions into lasting results. What's more, you'll see how you can work with others to create a bubble-up culture of talent development that works for everyone. Start right now, right where you are, to reap benefits for your career, your organization, and the world around you.

"Synopsis" by ,
Unlock the Greatness in Yourself and Others

Whether youre the new kid in a cubicle, the boss in the executive suite, or self-employed, you have huge potential for greater productivity and fulfillment. Even very high performers in excellent organizations—large and small, for profit and nonprofit—report that 30 to 40 percent of their talent is untapped. Imagine what lies waiting for you.

Take Charge of Your Talent details three keys to develop and enjoy your abilities. Youll discover new ways to identify your aspirations and opportunities, power past obstacles, and translate your intentions into results. Finally, youll create a personal brand with enduring career assets that will multiply the payoffs for yourself and your organization.

 

"Synopsis" by ,
Unlock the Greatness in Yourself and Others

Whether youre the new kid in a cubicle, the boss in the executive suite, or self-employed, you have huge potential for greater productivity and fulfillment. Even very high performers in excellent organizations—large and small, for profit and nonprofit—report that 30 to 40 percent of their talent is untapped. Imagine what lies waiting for you.

Take Charge of Your Talent details three keys to develop and enjoy your abilities. Youll discover new ways to identify your aspirations and opportunities, power past obstacles, and translate your intentions into results. Finally, youll create a personal brand with enduring career assets that will multiply the payoffs for yourself and your organization.

“This inspiring book will teach you how to unlock your gifts and release your power and potential.”

—Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Great Leaders Grow

“This wonderfully practical and inspiring book is based on a belief I cherish: that all humans are creative and have talent.”

—Margaret J. Wheatley, author of Leadership and the New Science and So Far From Home

“Maruska and Perrys book shows how we can harness our talents in ways that expand our horizons, ramp up our ability to bring out our best, and energize those around us in the same way. Indispensable.”

—Michael Ray, professor emeritus, Stanford Business School, coauthor of Creativity in Business, and author of The Highest Goal

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