Adversity Quotient: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

Adversity Quotient: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

by Paul G. Stoltz
     
 

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Praise for Adversity Quotient.

"With AQ, Paul Stoltz has done something remarkable: He synthesizes some of the most important information on how we influence our own future and then offers a profound set of observations which teaches us how to thrive in a fast-changing world!"-Joel Barker, President, Infinity, LTD, author of Paradigm Shift.

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Praise for Adversity Quotient.

"With AQ, Paul Stoltz has done something remarkable: He synthesizes some of the most important information on how we influence our own future and then offers a profound set of observations which teaches us how to thrive in a fast-changing world!"-Joel Barker, President, Infinity, LTD, author of Paradigm Shift.

"Adversity Quotient will show that you have more control over events than you think. The key is changing your beliefs. Believe it or not, that can usually be done in One Minute." -Ken Blanchard, co-author, The One Minute Manager.

"Paul Stoltz's AQ explains why some people, teams, organizations, and societies fail or quit, and how others in the situation persevere and succeed. With this book, anyone or or organization can learn to reroute their AQ and hardwire their brain for success." -Daniel Burrus, author, Technotrends.

"AQ is one of the more important concepts of our time. Paul Stoltz's book provides the direction and tools necessary for putting this idea into practice. It is a must read for anyone interested in personal mastery, leadership effectiveness and/or organizational productivity." -Jim Ericson, Program Director, The Masters Forum.

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"Why do some people prevail where others despair? The difference lies in their 'adversity quotients.' An adversity quotient is a measure of how well someone handles bad news, said Paul Stoltz, who coined the term."-Seattle Post-Intelligencer,August 21, 1998

"Many (employers) in the work force are looking to the newly designated AQ, or adversity quotient...to get the results they want..."-Washington Post

No. 7 on the Denver Post Business List, September 27, 1998.

"Paul Stoltz has done something remarkable: He synthesizes some of the most important information on how we influence our future and then offers a profound set of observations which teach us how to thrive in a fast-changing world."-Joel Barker, President, Infinity, LTD, Author of Paradigm Shift

Library Journal
Proud of your IQ? It may indicate your raw intelligence, but experts say it's only a partial predictor of your future success. . . .organizational communication expert Stoltz writes about his theory that one's ability to thrive under adverse conditions may be the best indicator of overall success. The author presents an overview of prior research on what qualities of character and personality combine to create a successful person. There follows an explanation of the Adversity Quotient (AQ) theory and a shortened version of Stolz's AQ Profile. Detailed interpretations of AQ scores in the areas of control, ownership, reach, and endurance point to areas that are strong and those that could use improvement. Graphs and charts clearly illustrate ideas, and concepts are well organized and build logically, but the writing is stilted at times. The absence of footnotes is offset by a lengthy, detailed bibliography. -- Catherine T. Charvat, John Marshall Library, Alexandria, VA
Washington Post
Many (employers) in the work force are looking to the newly designated AQ, or adversity quotient...to get the results they want...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471344131
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/25/1999
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
263,141
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.72(d)

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