Born to Win: Keeping Your Firstborn Edge without Losing Your Balance

Born to Win: Keeping Your Firstborn Edge without Losing Your Balance

by Kevin Leman
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Born to Win: Keeping Your Firstborn Edge without Losing Your Balance by Kevin Leman

Firstborns are the natural movers, shakers, and leaders of the world. They can accomplish anything they set their minds to. They're the high achievers, the benchmark setters, the business moguls, the concert violinists, the heads of the PTA. But if they're out of balance, they can be overly perfectionistic, driven, and critical. They can become controllers (everything has to go their way) or pleasers (they exhaust themselves in meeting the demands of others).

Now available in trade paper, Born to Win identifies the qualities of firstborns . . . and there's a catch. Just because someone is the firstborn child in the family doesn't mean they'll have a firstborn personality. They can be third in a group of four siblings and still have a firstborn personality! Dr. Kevin Leman reveals why.

He helps firstborns understand their natural advantages--while becoming aware of their weaknesses and learning how to sidestep them--for the highest level of personal success at home, at school, at work, and in relationships. And he helps those who live or work with firstborns to understand them better. This fun, informative, and practical book will keep readers engaged and provide many "aha!" moments.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441207968
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, humorist, and bestselling author of The Birth Order Book and Have a New Kid by Friday. He is former consulting psychologist for Good Morning America and a frequent guest on The View, The Early Show, and Focus on the Family. He and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children and four grandchildren.
Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, radio and television personality, and speaker who has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and commonsense psychology. He has made house calls for hundreds of radio and television programs, such as Fox & Friends, The View, Fox's The Morning Show, Today, Dr. Bill Bennett's America in the Morning, 700 Club, CBS This Morning, James Robison's Life Today, Janet Parshall, CNN's American Morning, and Focus on the Family, and has served as a contributing family psychologist to Good Morning America.

A bestselling and award-winning author, Dr. Leman has written more than 50 books about marriage and family issues, including The Birth Order Book, Sheet Music, Making Children Mind without Losing Yours, and Have a New Kid by Friday. He is coauthor, with his son Kevin Leman II, of a series of illustrated children's books for each child in the family. He is also featured on 6 video series on marriage, parenting, blended families, and single parenting.

Dr. Leman and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children and four grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction: Will the Firstborn Please Stand Up? Just who are the firstborns? 11

1 What's This Birth Order Business About Anyway? 19

2 Who's on First? 35

3 The Firstborn Personality 59

4 Why Firstborns Are the Way They Are 73

5 Where Do I Got to Buy One of Those Firstborns? 91

6 Has the Critical Eye Turned on You? 109

7 The Firstborn Advantage at Home 147

8 The Firstborn Advantage at School 185

9 The Firstborn Advantage at Work 219

10 The Firstborn Advantage in Relationships 253

11 Making the Most of Being a Firstborn 271

Notes 279

About Dr. Kevin Leman 283

Resources Dr. Kevin Leman 285

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Born to Win: Keeping Your Firstborn Edge without Losing Your Balance 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
eg74 More than 1 year ago
This book explains how firstborns leadership skills make them successful. It also addresses how the same skills work against them in personal relationships. Then it provides the ways they can use their skills to an advantage. The book is well written, easy to follow and has examples to illlustrate the main points. The book has aha moments, and provides a guide on how to balance our life. I truly appreciated the author's candor and humor. I highly recommended the book, and suggest you first read the book: The Birth Order - Why you are the way you are? Before reading this book to better appreciate it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago