An effective framework for professional and personal success Everyone wants to succeed in life, but not everyone knows how. Success isn't just a result of luck and hard work; you also need to know how to define success for yourself and put yourself in the right frame of mind to achieve it. Based on a powerful ten-part framework, The Art of Deliberate Success presents ten chapters that help you identify strengths and weaknesses so you can focus your attention and effort where it matters most. The book includes an online self-assessment tool that helps you pinpoint the areas you need to focus on, followed by chapters dedicated to helping you focus on what matters, using language more effectively, mastering your behaviour, getting things done, and ultimately reach your goals.
* Based on the author's 24 years of professional experience and research * Presents a flexible and effective system that allows you to achieve goals that are professional or personal in nature * Features a special online self-assessment tool for identifying strengths and weaknesses and personalising your self-development Informal, easy-to-read, and highly effective, The Art of Deliberate Success is the ideal guide for professionals who want to reach new heights and stay there.
Dr David Keane is an international presenter, workshop leader and author who has devoted his life to helping create workplaces that bring out the best in people. For the past 24 years he has worked with some of the world's top leaders to unlock the secrets of their success. Based on his own intensive research of successful managers as well as academic research, Dr David Keane has created programs that have a profound impact on participants. He is a former business school dean, research scholar, corporate executive, and consultant with Deloitte Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
About the author xi Prologue -- living by choice, not by chance 1 The Deliberate Quotient (DQ) Quiz 19 1 Decide -- what's important 31 2 Eliminate -- focusing on the important 61 3 Language -- your internal soundtrack 81 4 Information -- managing inward and outward flows 99 5 Beliefs -- guiding your behaviour 123 6 Energy -- synchronising your body and mind 145 7 Responsibility -- accepting and taking ownership 165 8 Action -- getting work done 187 9 Time -- achieving your priorities 209 10 Evaluate -- managing your overall performance 241 Epilogue -- living with success 261 Recommended reading 267 My story 291 Acknowledgements and gratitude 301 Index 307