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Adversity Quotient: Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  161 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Warum halten manche Menschen in st�ndig ver�nderlichen Situationen durch, wo andere l�ngst aufgegeben haben? Wie schaffen es Athleten, sich von Niederlagen zu erholen? Warum sind manche Teams enorm leistungsf�hig, warum erzielen manche Verk�ufer extrem hohe Verkaufszahlen? Auf der Grundlage bahnbrechender Erkenntnisse der Immunologie, Physiologie und Psychologie stellt der ...more
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Published May 11th 1999 by John Wiley & Sons (first published April 21st 1997)
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Will Bryan
Jan 03, 2022 rated it liked it
Distinct parts of this book had a profound impact on me...so much so that I have referenced it in talks I have given. However, as a whole, the book did not capture my attention, thus my 3 star vs. what might have been a 4 or even 5 star.
MsSmartiePants ...like the candy...
An overview on attitudes toward adversity. Everyone gets some, some get more than others. Already into disc 4, I like the way the author categorizes our response to adversity on a continuum, but that's not exactly how life is. We don't usually respond in a nice pattern. My friend pointed that out to me today, and I agreed. We are more likely to slide up and down and then back up the 'continuum', kind of like we do as we process loss.
I am probably not going to complete this book. It has become te
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Vinh Nghiem
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It is a little bit boring at the beginning, but from page to page, it makes me more interested in the inspiring lessons.

AQ can be simply understood as resilience ability, how to confront to conflicts and changes in a VUCA world. And this book will help you with some valid advice and technique. However, you will be the person making the call and take full accountability for your life. Read - Understand and Practice will make U stronger and more successful in future.

A good book to read, to make a
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Nguyễn Minh
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
(Bản tiếng việt: AQ - Chỉ số vượt khó - Biến khó khăn thành cơ hội)

Một công trình nghiên cứu về tâm lý của con người, đồng thời giúp đỡ mọi người hoàn thiện bản thân mình hơn qua bài kiểm tra và những chỉ dẫn chi tiết. Tất cả nhằm mục đích thành công và hạnh phúc.

"Biết giải quyết khó khăn quan trọng hơn nhiều so với chỉ đơn thuần biết "lạc quan"" - Martin Selignman.

"...tuyệt vọng kéo dài không phải là một lựa chọn".

"Nghệ thuật khó nhất của con người là làm sao để sống cho đúng nghĩa trong mỗi n
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Lori
Jul 26, 2022 rated it it was ok
Definitely dated, somewhat sexist, and many of the examples turned me off from his message. The tone was condescending. It had a very, “pick yourself up by your bootstraps” vibe to it, with no real acknowledgement of systematic or societal impacts on a person’s ability to deal with adversity.
Oktagerard
Certainly, it is a self help book.
I pursue another point of view about psychological self help.
It gives me what I expect.
The book suggests that the obstacles are the triggers for success.
The matter is how we see that obstacles, how we think and react about it!
Interesting book.
It really helps to overcome our reactive habits and start to think, say, and act more details and diligent. You may see yourself as a different person if you try the advises from the book.
Read and try it!
Ria Basuki
Mar 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
Saya belajar jangan takut thd masalah. Hehe..biasanya,, masalahnya adalah cara pandang kita thd masalah. Terlalu fokus dg masalahnya, bukan fokus memecahkan masalahnya (pd solusinya). Hahaaa...kalau ngga mau punya masalah, yaa kita sdh tidak ada di dunia ini dong ;)
Tyler Leary
Jun 01, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is dumb.
Karin
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Excellent book.
Hilmi
Jan 29, 2008 rated it liked it
ingatkanku untuk selalu mendaki...
Dave Pereira
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm learning quite a bit about myself and those people around me. Your AQ deserves some focus. ...more
Adhe Priyambodo
Jan 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: leadership
Inspiring!
Dina Rizki
Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
good
J Crossley
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book looks at how to better handle adversity. By being able to handle adversity better, you can then use adversity as a catapult to success.
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