Harness the hidden power of kindness.
Kindness isn’t merely about getting along with people and being nice. It’s a game changer in business, the door-opener to opportunity, and the key to authenticity and confidence. It’s a superpower that can be honed through an intentional lifestyle of kindness and is especially important in these divisive times.
Can something as simple as kindness really be the answer?
Through years of developing her own kindness practices and studying those of others, Good Morning America correspondent and anchor Adrienne Bankert has experienced firsthand the unbeatable power of kindness and witnessed its transformative impact on others.
Adjusting our perspective from being closed off and self-centered to a mindset of kindness ripples into a staggering amount of personal fulfillment and growth. No matter our age or ethnicity, where we come from, or how much money we make, every one of us can be kind. Every one of us can be a change agent.
Your Hidden Superpower will help you:
- See simple acts of kindness from a new and empowering perspective;
- Learn how to make kindness a habit and experience more peace, inspiration, and impact;
- Engage kindness at work and enjoy remarkable opportunities—plus, know how to get from “here” to “there” quickly; and
- Activate kindness as a force to reconnect you to your authentic self, replenish your passion and creativity, and find your voice.
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About the Author
Emmy Award winning ABC News journalist and Good Morning America correspondent Adrienne Bankert has seen the power of kindness at work firsthand. Determined to pursue her dreams of being on national TV, she took a chance and landed a Los Angeles reporting job. Her new boss told her it was her reputation for kindness throughout her career that was the key to her being hired. Just a few months later, that opened the door to the biggest break of her life, landing a job at a major TV network. Adrienne is now known for her versatility and ability to connect whether interviewing, anchoring, or in the field. She speaks regularly on the topic of kindness as a key to identity and genuine engagement for living life wholeheartedly.
Table of Contents
Foreword Bill Krause xi
Chapter 1 The Ask: Kindness 2.0 1
Chapter 2 The Kind: Power to Be You 13
Chapter 3 Someone Is Always Watching 25
Chapter 4 Kind vs. Nice: Beyond Default Mode 41
Chapter 5 Famously Kind: Competing vs. Being Known 57
Chapter 6 Kind Connections: Building Trust in Seconds 71
Chapter 7 Power to Open Doors 89
Chapter 8 Yes, New Friends 101
Chapter 9 Kind to Your Crew: Allies at Work 125
Chapter 10 Resilience in a Crazy World 147
Chapter 11 Right Place, Right Time 161
Chapter 12 Favorite Things: Paying Attention 173
Chapter 13 The Power of Giving 185
Suggested Resources 203
About the Author 207