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Talent Is Never Enough: Discover the Choices That Will Take You Beyond Your Talent

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New York Times best-selling author Dr. John C. Maxwell has a message for you, and for today's corporate culture fixated on talent above all else: TALENT IS NEVER ENOUGH.

People everywhere are proving him right. Read the headlines, watch the highlights, or just step out your front door: Some talented people reach their full potential, while others self-destruct or remain tra
Hardcover, 283 pages
Published April 3rd 2007 by Nelson Business (first published January 1st 2004)
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In this volume, he asserts that "talent is never enough." If it were, "then the most effective and influential people would always be the most talented ones but that is often not the case...Clearly talent isn't everything." That said, he hastens to add, talent is worthy off our admiration and must be perceived in the proper perspective. For Maxwell, it is "a God-given gift." For others who do not share his faith, it is nonetheless usually referred to as a "natural" as opposed to an acquired capa ...more
من أفضل كتب التنمية الذاتية التي قرأتها ، بل من أفضل الكتب التي قرأتها على الأطلاق، و من الكتب القليلة التي أستطيع القول بأنها أثرت في تفكيري و جعلتني أعيد النظر إلى كا ما يدور في فلك حياتي، أنصح به كثيراً، ومهما كانت خلفيتك الثقافية أو طموحك الذي تتطلع إليه ،ستجد قراته ممتعة و مفيدة في مجالك
Nguyên ngộ ngộ
Sách viết về 13 lựa chọn để phát triển tài năng thiên bẩm.
Song sau cả thảy, những dẫn chứng lang mang và thiếu thuyết phục.
Cụ thể: trích dẫn lung tung quote của ông này ông nọ mà không có hệ thống, giống như sưu tập câu nói hơn là cố làm rõ hay chen vào các dẫn chứng thuyết phục.
Viết lang mang và lặp lại. Nếu để ý kỹ sẽ thấy là nhắc tới coach John Wooden rất nhiều, qua chương khác thì lấy câu khác của ổng, đọc khá khó chịu.
I think I can reduce the thesis of this book to the following: "Talent can get you in the door, but it takes a lot sweat and tears to make it to the top."

This is a pretty recent book, having been published in 2007. As such, it has more contemporary references than many of the other Maxwell books I have read.

I felt less of the self-promotion in this book, but it was still present. If humility is something Mr. Maxwell was blessed with, it doesn't come across well in his books.

This book is good, b
الكتاب الذي جعلني أشمر عن ساعدي و اشعل روحي في سبيل موهبتي
من هنا تحولت الموهبة الى شغف يتخذ شكل الإحتراف !
انصح به كل من يريد خوض مجال احترافي
و انصح به اصحاب الوظائف كمرتبة ثانية
أناأؤمن بأن لدي مواهب ليس لها مثيل (وكل إنسان لديه مواهب فريدة من نوعها) فلماذا لم أستغلهااستغلالاً أمثل أين تكمن المشكلة هل أنا السبب أم الآخرين الذين لا يقدرون ما أملك أم الظروف المحيطة أم ... أم ... إلخ
لماذا أرى بعض من هم أقل مني موهبةأراهم قد استثمروا مواهبهم استثمارًا رائعاً بينما أنا لم أفعل ذلك ؟؟ لماذا .. و كيف ؟؟
هذه وغيرها من التساؤلات لطالما خاطبنا بها أنفسنا باحثين لها عن إجابات شافية ولكن دون جدوى .. أليس كذلك ؟!ا
الإجابة في هذا الكتاب ... إنه يعلمنا كيف نحرر مواهبنا من قيودها

Finally finished reading this book - have half-started at least twice. Some of the items that most caught my eye had nothing to do with talent at all (punctuality, effort, patience, unselfishness), which is at least 25% of the overall point of the book.

Once you move beyond the breakers of the book (believe in yourself, passion is greater than the plan, take initiative and kick fear in the teeth), the chapters on Focus and Practice have some very good illustrations. The John Walsh story (America
A feelgood book. In summary:-

1. Belief lifts your talent.
2. Passion energizes your talent.
3. Initiative activates your talent.
4. Focus directs your talent.
5. Preparation positions your talent.
6. Practice sharpens your talent.
7. Perseverance sustains your talent.
8. Courage tests your talent.
9. 'Teachability' expands your talent.
10. Character tests your talent.
11. Relationships influence your talent.
12. Responsibility strengthens your talent.
13. Teamwork multiplies your talent.
Alison Livingston
This does what "Talent is Overrated" and "Outliers" fails to do, it gives you concrete steps on how to be a talent plus person. Talent is as common as table salt, but a talent plus person is rare. This book is filled with advice on how to be a talent plus person. I enjoyed it and will read it again!
Abdullah Alzahim
Belief lifts your talent
Passion energizes...
Focus directs...
Practice sharpens...
Perseverance sustains...
Courage tests...
Teachability expands...
Character protects...
Responsibilty strengthens...
Teamwork multiplies...
My very 1st Maxwell's and it was mind-blowing!
Inspirational guide to maximizing your talent

The professional sports world is filled with athletes who have extraordinary talent and yet end up with mediocre careers. Of course, every field has people who have failed to achieve their individual talent potential. Why? Talent alone is not remarkable. In fact, it is commonplace. What is special is “talent plus,” the term leadership author John C. Maxwell uses to describe the achievement level of people who maximize their talents. Maxwell says you m
Pharm Matthew
No amount of words is worth retaining except one practiced by the speaker. A big task is done by efficiently doing individual tasks very well. I like the way Maxwell went about writing this book. It is chronological, practical and easy to follow. He speaks what is already obvious but in a way so unpredictable. I was talented but could not publish a book till i read this one. It gives a sense of responsibility that makes talent noticeable. I didn't waste my time reading this.
Adewale Odumeru
This is a brilliantly written book,letting me understand i can't stand out with my talent alone.john c maxwell is a great writer,he gave 13 points,which one has to live to be a talent plus person. good book! brilliant author!
Tony Rogers jr
Another great work from John Maxwell teaching the choices you need to make to get the most from your talent.

My favorite chapters were Character protects your Talent and Teamwork multiples your Talent. A great read
Bernard Bentley
Talent is never enough. Everyone has talent but it takes character to succeed and to remain successful. John Maxwell one of my all time favorite authors and public speakers.
Excelente obra

Sólidas herramientas para explorar y explotar el talento que todos traemos, el que aprendemos y podemos llegar a tener en la vida.
Fernando Sosaya
This book really helped me to think about how can I be better. Even if I think I have not found my talent to do something... because I'm good at nothing. This book tells me to use these qualities that John C. Maxwell points... and maybe if I follow them, I will become great even with my lack of talent. That would be amazing... I'd like to exploit the minimum talent I have. Also, after I read "17 essential qualities of a team player" I realized with the knowledge I got from "Talent is never enoug ...more
Adegoke Obasa
This book taught me a lot, no matter how talented you are, you need to do some things for you to attain the best.
Aye Melo
-El éxito surge de esforzarse y entrenar más que los demás.
-Un poco de esfuerzo extra siempre le da a la persona una ventaja.
-Cada una de nuestras acciones puede ser mejorada.
-El éxito es el logro de lo que las personas piensan que no puede hacerse.
-Ponte parámetros altos y mantenlos altos.
-Entre mayor sea tu visión, mayor necesidad habrá de un buen equipo.

Lo que comiences... Termínalo. Las personas responsables siguen hasta el final.
don't let my three star rating fool you. I think this is a pretty solid book but like a teacher on a bell curve I have to be stingy with my rating system. one thing i have learned by reading this book is that talented people are often time their own worst enemy.. it made me sit back and evaluate my ways and what i considered to be my personal talents. the line for the book that hit me most was this: "when it comes to believing in themselves people are simply agnostic!" yeah chew on that for a mi ...more
Maynard Jansi
Este libro ha descubierto y explicado el misterio del por que tantos talentos no llegan a mucho en su estadia en la tierra, despues de leerlo estoy totalmente conciente de que debo trabajar más en ciertos puntos que llevaran a mi talento a su maxima expresión
What can I say by Mr. Maxwell one of my favorites just do the work.
Dec 01, 2009 Jason rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2009
I read this book very quickly.

Just so you know, I don't think that I have a ton of talent. Some say it, but I don't want to believe it because I don't want to be prideful.

Regardless of having talent, this book should be a must for anyone desiring to develop their skillset better. It was a huge motivation for me to read.

Maxwell's books are usually pretty good and this one had a ton of great quotes that I will concentrate on for years to come.
Richard Stephenson
I really liked it!

I enjoyed this somewhat longer offering by Mr. Maxwell. I enjoy his simple and effective writing style. It's good to have a bit more of his teachings thrown into one piece at a time here. This is a good, relatively high-level look at a very important part of living life. Enhance your tools, there's so much more that lingers inside. Bring it alive! If you've not read Maxwell before, this is a good start.
Marja Meijers
With authentic examples and time-tested wisdom Maxwell shares thirteen attributes you need to become a talent-plus person. Every one has talent, but not everyone succeeds. Maxwell explains the importance of adding to your talent. You can have talent alone and fall short of your potential or you can have talent-plus and really stand out.
A great read if you're following your dream and stepping out to become who God destined you to be.
Tamuno-opubo Cookey-gam
Amazing book that truly helps one define his/her goals.
Lisa Mcleod
Before I could even get to the point of evaluating my talent, this book had me considering my character and other aspects of my being. Thought the questions at the end of each chapter are excellent for self discovery and inquiry. The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because i felt his anecdotal stories dragged on in some parts.
John Plock
I'm a John Maxwell fan and love all of his books. Having said that, this book is one of his best. Absolutely anyone can read this book and immediately implement the principles he explains. From athletes to executives, young or old, the principles in this book, when applied, will help you become and remain successful in your chosen endeavors.
I had to read this book for a work seminar. It really wasn't all that good. The concept were just fine but the writing was bad, bad, bad -- gimmicky and poorly organized. The author's voice was arrogant. Combined, these traits made it hard to get through the book. It's too bad, too, because the concepts really are worthwhile.
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John C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold over 16 million books. His organizations have trained more than 2 million leaders worldwide. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP and INJOY Stewardship Services. Every year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and audiences as diverse as the United States Military Ac ...more
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