I donâ??t think Iâ??ve ever said, â??You have to get this book.â?? But thereâ??s a first time for everything. Richardsâ?? ideas are at the very core of the work we need to be doing. If thereâ??s one book you read this year, it should be this one.Richard J. Leider, founder, The Inventure Group; author, The Power of Purpose and Repacking Your Bags
Is Your Genius at Work?: 4 Key Questions to Ask Before Your Next Career Moveby Dick Richards
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Behind the experience and talents cataloged in your resume lies an intrinsic power that fuels your soul and your success: your genius. As ancient as the Greeks, as trendy as New Age, the concept of genius is fully grounded in contemporary life in this powerful journey of self-discovery that takes you right to the core of what makes you unique.
Through dozens of compelling stories of people who have realÂized the transformative power of finding their genius-plus a wealth of practical exercises- Is Your Genius at Work? draws inspiring wisdom from ancient philosophies, spiritual traditions, modern sages, and the author's twenty years of research and study to help you define and give name to your genius, recognize your life's purpose, and discover how to bring your genius wholly alive through your life and work.
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Dick Richards has tested and refined this life-transforming process with more than 600 individuals and in fifty organizations across the U.S., Canada, South Africa, and in six European countries, including NASA, Lockheed, and the Center for Creative Leadership. Already well-known for his pioneering work to reunite artistry and industry in the award-winning Artful Work, he is also author of The Art of Winning Commitment and, as one of "today's leading business authors and thinkers," contributed to the landmark reference, Business: The Ultimate Resource.
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This is a serious self-help book which requires thoughtful effort on the reader¿s part, but promises a concomitant reward. Dick Richards urges you to find your genuine inner talents and spiritual beliefs, your ¿genius,¿ and to pursue them to find your career, your purpose and true fulfillment. However, the quest for genius is difficult to execute, though many successful people may have already completed this internal search and made genius-based career decisions without even knowing it. Richards is writing for those who have not. His audience is people who hold jobs that don¿t give them a sense of accomplishment or meaning. Richards spends a good bit of time explaining how people can find and name their genius, and perhaps not enough time telling them what they can do with it once that ¿eureka¿ moment has happened. As a result, we find that he articulates a noble goal but may leave some of its realization up to you. Then again, that seems valid: After all, no one can activate your genius for you. This book is useful for counselors and therapists, as well as for spiritually oriented readers who are willing to undertake serious introspection to refocus on their true gifts and purpose.