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The Only Way to Win: How Building Character Drives Higher Achievement and Greater Fulfillment in Business and Life

The Only Way to Win: How Building Character Drives Higher Achievement and Greater Fulfillment in Business and Life

by Jim Loehr
The Only Way to Win: How Building Character Drives Higher Achievement and Greater Fulfillment in Business and Life

The Only Way to Win: How Building Character Drives Higher Achievement and Greater Fulfillment in Business and Life

by Jim Loehr

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Overview

Why Winning with Character Is the Only Way to Win

The conditioning begins early in our lives. Great achievements will bring lasting happiness and fulfillment; great achievements form the bedrock of stable self-esteem and strong character; great achievements will become the foundation for a successful life. If these well-intentioned promises are true, why does winning never seem to be enough?

In The Only Way to Win, Jim Loehr draws upon two decades of work with Fortune 500 executives; world-class athletes such as Monica Seles, Dan Jansen, and Eric Lindros; and other high achievers at the Human Performance Institute (HPI) to reveal surprising insights about achievement motivation. Specifically, Loehr finds that the blind pursuit of external achievement often results in emptiness, addiction, and, ironically, poor performance. It's not really about what you achieve, he argues, it's about who you become as a consequence of the chase.

As Loehr powerfully demonstrates, success at work and fulfillment in life require a complete re-purposing of achievement, one where value is derived from growth in areas such as integrity, honesty, gratefulness, humility, optimism, and compassion. To help readers start this process, he provides them with the tools they need to develop these character traits, as well as the plan they need to use them effectively.

A compelling, practical, and hopeful read filled with relatable stories and useful exercises, The Only Way to Win will serve as a powerful wake-up call for business leaders, employees, teachers, and coaches. It will also provide inspiration for readers looking to perform better, achieve more, and change both their own lives and those of the people they influence. Jim Loehr is a world-renowned performance psychologist, co-founder of the Human Performance Institute, and author of fifteen books, including his most recent, The Power of Story. He also co-authored the national bestseller The Power of Full Engagement.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401324674
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 05/08/2012
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 436,443
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.96(d)
Age Range: 18 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jim Loehr is a world-renowned performance psychologist, Co-Founder of the Human Performance Institute, and author of 15 books including his most recent, The Power of Story. He also co-authored the national bestseller The Power of Full Engagement. Over the course of his career, Loehr has worked with hundreds of world-class performers from the arenas of sport, business, medicine and law enforcement including Fortune 100 executives, FBI Hostage Rescue Teams, and military Special Forces. Corporate clients of the Institute represent hundreds of Fortune 500 companies including Procter & Gamble, The Estée Lauder Companies, Dell, FBI, GlaxoSmithKline, PepsiCo, and Citigroup Smith Barney. A sampling of his elite clients from the world of sport include: golfers Mark O'Meara and Justin Rose tennis players Jim Courier, Monica Seles, and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario boxer Ray Mancini hockey players Eric Lindros and Mike Richter and Olympic gold medal speed skater Dan Jansen.Loehr and his work have been mentioned in leading national publications including the Harvard Business Review, Business Week, Fortune, Newsweek, Time, US News and World Report, Success, Fast Company and Omni. He has appeared on NBC's Today Show, ABC's Nightline with Ted Koppel, The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and CBS Morning News and the Oprah Winfrey Show. He lives in Orlando, Florida.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I The False Promise of Achievement

Chapter 1 A Parade of Failed Promises 13

Chapter 2 How Did We Get Here? 31

Part II The New Performance Scorecard

Chapter 3 The Cry for a New Scorecard 49

Chapter 4 Character Comes in Two Types 71

Chapter 5 Building Your Scorecard and Training the Muscles of Character 81

Part III Character in Action

Chapter 6 It's Never Just a Job 115

Chapter 7 What Business Leaders Can Learn from Sport 135

Chapter 8 Building Moral Character in Others: For Business Leaders, Parents, Teachers, and Coaches 155

Part IV Back to Chasing Achievement Again-with the New Scorecard

Chapter 9 Getting Your Story Straight About Achievement 193

Chapter 10 Winning with Your New Scorecard 211

Acknowledgments 225

Further Reading 221

Notes 231

Index 247

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