What does success mean to you?
A corner office and a seven–figure income? The chance to spend more quality time with your family and friends? Making it big with your own business start–up?
Success isn′t just a result of luck and hard work. It′s about knowing how to define success for yourself and how to get into the right frame of mind to truly achieve it. With an effective framework based on 10 key aspects of a successful professional and personal life, The Art of Deliberate Success helps you establish what success really means to you and gives you the tools to make it happen.
Inside you′ll discover how to:
- tap into your deepest values so you engage fully with your goals
- identify your unique style of work and boost your performance
- reduce your stress level significantly
- align what′s really important to you with how to manage your time
- become an assertive decision maker
- develop team members and enhance productivity
- link your personal goals and aspirations with those of your organisation
- achieve a better work–life balance for you and your family.
Drawing on over two decades of working with some of the world′s most successful leaders, Dr David Keane distils what he has learned about success into a strong set of unique and powerful lessons, including a self–assessment quiz (available online at [external URL] that helps you identify your strengths and shows you where to direct your efforts.
Easy to read and highly effective, The Art of Deliberate Success is the perfect guide for people who want to reach new heights and stay there. Discover how to achieve your version of success purposefully, passionately and deliberately.
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
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.