Catalyst by Steven Smith
How Confidence Reacts with Our Strengths to Shape What We Achieve and Who We Become

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...while the authors could have provided more tools to help readers dissect strength and weaknesses in their own lives, this is an engaging study that will be useful to most people.
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Everyone wonders where their true strengths lie. Each year millions devote themselves to discovering those strengths for the first time, and building those strengths into true potential. What most people don’t realize is the level of confidence it takes to get there.

And that limits them.

In spite of decades of clichés and motivational speeches about confidence, true confidence has a radically different set of rules than what tradition tells us. As perhaps the greatest catalyst of human achievement, one that has the capacity to impact everything we do to realize potential, confidence deserves a closer look and undivided attention.

Based on an eight-year study of human strengths and confidence, Catalyst reveals the true confidence that sets top performers apart from everyone else. Discover the social science that redefines what it means to be confident, and get infinitely more from your strengths in every aspect of your career and life.

 

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Surveying 8,000 people in over 1,200 organizations, Steven Smith conducted an eight-year study of the interplay between human strengths and confidence. The result is his latest book, Catalyst: How Confidence Reacts with Our Strengths to Shape What We Achieve and Who We Become.? As a graduate of the University of Utah in both Psychology and Management, his work has been published by Simon & Schuster in 24 languages in over 50 countries, and reached hundreds of thousands of people across the world, including organizations such as Microsoft, Disney, Cox Communications, American Express and Lockheed Martin. His work has been featured by CBS MarketWatch, BusinessWeek, U.S. News and World Report, and Portfolio. Smith is the cofounder of G5 Learning, a company dedicated to help young professionals build career capital and realize their potential. Surveying 8,000 people in over 1,200 organizations, David Marcum conducted an eight-year study of the interplay between human strengths and confidence. The result is his latest book, Catalyst: How Confidence Reacts with Our Strengths to Shape What We Achieve and Who We Become.? As a Managing Director for FranklinCovey, David is a globally recognized expert in complex sales and negotiation whose work has been published by Simon & Schuster in 24 languages in over 50 countries. His work has been featured by CBS MarketWatch, BusinessWeek, U.S. News and World Report, and Portfolio. Marcum is also the co-founder of G5 Learning, a company dedicated to help young professionals build career capital and realize their potential.
 
Published March 5, 2014 by Veracity, LC. 110 pages
Genres: Self Help. Non-fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Jul 28 2014

...while the authors could have provided more tools to help readers dissect strength and weaknesses in their own lives, this is an engaging study that will be useful to most people.

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on May 26 2014

"With its intelligent and lively mix of anecdotes, academic insights and research findings, Catalyst’s value lies not only in the business world, but it may also help readers build more fruitful relationships at home, among friends and in life generally."

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