What You're Really Meant to Do by Robert Steven Kaplan
A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential

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How do you create your own definition of success—and reach your unique potential?

Building a fulfilling life and career can be a daunting challenge. It takes courage and hard work. Too often, we charge down a path leading to “success” as defined by those around us—and ultimately, are left feeling dissatisfied.

Each of us is unique and brings distinctive skills and qualities to any situation. So why is it that most of us fail to spend sufficient time learning to understand ourselves and creating our own definition of success? The truth is, it can seem so natural and so much easier to just do what everyone else is doing—for now—leaving it for later to develop our best selves and figure out our own unique path. Is there a road map that will enable you to defy conventional wisdom, resist peer pressure, and carve out a path that fits your unique skills and passions?

Harvard Business School’s Robert Steven Kaplan, leadership expert and author of the highly successful book What to Ask the Person in the Mirror, regularly advises executives and students on how to tackle these questions. In this indispensable new book, Kaplan shares a specific and actionable approach to defining your own success and reaching your potential. Drawing on his years of experience, Kaplan proposes an integrated plan for identifying and achieving your goals. He outlines specific steps and exercises to help you understand yourself more deeply, take control of your career, and build your capabilities in a way that fits your passions and aspirations.

Are you doing what you’re really meant to do? If you’re ready to face this question, this book can help you change your life.

About Robert Steven Kaplan

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Robert Steven Kaplan is Senior Associate Dean and the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He is also co-chairman of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm, as well as chairman and a founding partner of Indaba Capital Management. Before joining Harvard in 2005, Kaplan was vice chairman of the Goldman Sachs Group.
Published April 16, 2013 by Harvard Business Review Press. 234 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Help, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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every one else is taken", "potential" means "you ain't done it yet", Assessing Your Strengths and Weaknesses, “How Will You Measure Your Life?", Bill George, Building Your Relationship Muscles, Clayton Christensen, Creating Supportive Relationships, Creating the Good Life, Darrell Royal, Harvard ...

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Kaplan (management practice, Harvard Business Sch.) draws upon both his personal experience and his work advising students and colleagues in order to help readers formulate definitions of success and achie

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