What would you rather have-conventional success or a high level beyond success? Dan Clark, one of the world's leading inspirational speakers and leadership trainers, vehemently opposes the conventional wisdom about success. He believes it's tragic and superficial to build our careers and personal lives around getting more money, bigger houses, cooler toys, and fancier job titles. What's it all worth in the end? How many outwardly successful people still feel empty inside? Clark has spent decades traveling around ...
What would you rather have-conventional success or a high level beyond success? Dan Clark, one of the world's leading inspirational speakers and leadership trainers, vehemently opposes the conventional wisdom about success. He believes it's tragic and superficial to build our careers and personal lives around getting more money, bigger houses, cooler toys, and fancier job titles. What's it all worth in the end? How many outwardly successful people still feel empty inside? Clark has spent decades traveling around the world, interviewing the famous and powerful; consulting with presidents and generals and sheikhs and corporate leaders; creating a multimillion-dollar business; and (before any of the above) overcoming a paralyzing injury
Is Clark’s latest a self-help book, a leadership book, or perhaps an all-round feel-good tome? In fact with all of the author’s (Puppies for Sale) personal accounts, family stories (particularly regarding his father), insights, and even a poem, Chicken Soup for the Soul might be the first thing to come to mind. The book is meant to be transformational, designed for readers “who want to achieve game-changing results.” Clark hopes readers will progress from wanting to be Successful to wanting to be Significant. For Clark, success is “getting what you want and finding happiness on a superficial level,” while significance is “a higher state of happiness and fulfillment beyond the merely successful,” where you understand that “being is more important that having.” But don’t expect philosophical arguments or theological sermons here. The book is mostly rhetoric and stories, passionately told, many coming from sports and the military. Agent: Nina Madonia, Dupree/Miller & Associates. (Mar.)
From the Publisher
“Dan Clark shows how success is but a stepping-stone to the real prize—making a difference that benefits others. He offers commonsense tools for character building and focusing on the greater purpose. Mr. Clark’s work affirms my belief that ‘the best exercise for the human heart is reaching down and lifting another up.’”
—JON M. HUNTSMAN, Sr., founder and executive chairman, Huntsman Corporation
“Dan Clark’s The Art of Significance is a magnificent read! His Twelve Laws urge us to chart a course beyond the fleeting success found in money, popularity, and fame in order to enjoy the enduring rewards found in service, obedience, harmony, and love. Leaving a lasting legacy is our true gift to the world.”
—STEPHEN M. R. COVEY, author of The Speed of Trust
“This is one of the most important life-changing and enriching books you will ever read. Rare and remarkable insights and transformational laws that will help you not only become successful but significant. Destined to become a classic!”
—JASON JENNINGS, author of The Reinventors and Think BIG, Act Small
“I recommend The Art of Significance as a must-read to all of the officer, enlisted, and civilian personnel enrolled in our professional military education courses. In this extraordinary read Clark articulates the highest laws of life-changing leadership while illustrating the practical application of our core values: integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.”
—LIEUTENANT GENERAL AL PECK (USAF, retired), former commander of Air University, the intellectual and leadership center of the U.S. Air Force
“This is not just another motivational self-help book. If you are open to being challenged and are willing to work to achieve that next level of achievement Clark rightly calls significance, then please read this book and complete the exercises and you will reach a new level of effective leadership and meaning in your life.”
—SAMUEL L. SALTER II, CEO, MTBC LLC
DAN CLARK is an internationally recognized Hall of Fame professional speaker and the bestselling author of twenty books on leadership, management, team building, humor, story power, public speaking, and self-mastery. He is a CEO, a consultant, a university professor, an adventurer, a songwriter, a philanthropist, and a community activist. He lives in the mountains outside Salt Lake City and with his wife has raised four significant children.