Talent Is Never Enough: Discover the Choices That Will Take You Beyond Your Talent
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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...more
Hardcover, 283 pages
Published April 3rd 2007 by Nelson Business (first published 2007)
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Robert
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
Shayma'a
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
Gian Fiero
This book contains interesting stories that contextualize the overall theme and message which John C. Maxwell makes very clear: Talent is NEVER enough - especially in the absence discipline, character, integrity, and perhaps most importantly, the 13 key choices that must be taken to maximize it. It also contains invaluable and introspective exercises that are designed to assist you in developing a healthy perspective and a winning attitude that will help you make full use of your talent - no mat...more
مهنا
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
Adam
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...more
Yaqoub
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

كتاب...more
Justine
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...
Apollo73
My very 1st Maxwell's and it was mind-blowing!
getAbstract
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...more
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.
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
Kelvin
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
Jason
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.
Corinne
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.
Colleen
Really helpful, especially the first few chapters. It had a good collection of anecdotes to illustrate each point, and the quotes were really encouraging and inspiring. "... seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith" (Doctrine and Covenants 88:118).
Stephanie
This was a very informative book. It was easy to read and yet it had a lot of great ideas. It's a great book to use as a reference guide. It's not one that I would sit down and read for fun but more as a way to gain knowledge and some new insight on management and working with others.
Sarah
Made me trust my talent ... pushed me forward ..made me read a lot of successful stories.
I have more than enjoyed this book to the point that I copied it for my self (I borrowed from a library) . It made me trust the major decision I made till now. If you have a talent .. read this book
Sami Tareq
i was expect new ideas and new information from this book
but it was Disappointing all the ides was Duplicate
and nothing new

قرأت الكتاب بالنسخة المترجمة
توقعت ان احصل على افكار ومعلومات جديدة
لكن كل الافكار كانت مكررة
ولم يأتي بشيء جديد او ملهم
Lue Ben
Interesting! Amazing! ...Now I know that I need more than talent in order to stand-out. The key choices I make every day of my life, go a long way in defining and sustaining my success. Truly, talent is never enough! I recommend this book to EVERYONE, it's a must read.
Kayla
I read this book as I thought about a career change and attending business school. It was helpful in becoming really self-aware of who I am. Sometimes, people can get bogged down in the the daily grind that we often forget our overarching purpose in life.
Lilia
This is a very good book! Inspiring... For some people, we believe that talent is enough. But this book says different. Indeed talent is important, but you'll need more than talent to succeed in the real world. And this book will tell you how. great book!
Derek
this is an ok book if your in to his type of writing. i don't highly recommend it only because it seems to be more about things which you should commonly already know about success in life. but of course that is my opinion.
Dante
I always find it invigorating to read 'business motivation' books like these, but only in small doses. I OD'd on them once a few years ago and had to be detoxed through a steady diet of classic novels and People magazines.
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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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