Fit. When Talent And Intelligence Just Won't Cut It

  • ID: 3610104
  • Book
  • 312 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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′Warren Kennaugh has written the definitive book on high performance. His research, compelling case studies and experience shares insights that are profoundly true. I recommend this to managers, leaders, and any individuals interested in performing at their highest levels.′
—Steve Weston, CEO, Mortgages, Barclays UK

′If you′re interested in exceptional performance then this book is for you.′
—Brett Rumford, PGA Golfer, five times winner on the EPGA Tour


Why are some high performers better than others? Why do we spend so much on talent, but see so little benefit? Why is talent not always transferable? Fit casts away the myths and challenges conventional thinking on talent and performance to reveal the critical impact personality and fit has on an individual and their role, team or organisation.

Using the dynamic Hogan Personality Profiles, Warren Kennaugh helps you uncover the factors that can lead to performance failure, and shows how to find the ideal balance between activities and performance to ensure actions are sustainable and repeatable. Learn how to:

  • identify successful patterns of behaviour that can be easily replicated
  • determine derailing factors and learn how to minimise their impact on your reputation
  • use motives, values and preferences to maximise engagement
  • understand drivers to improve performance.

Discover why star performance is less about what you do, and more about how you do it, why you do it, and where you do it. With Fit′s simple steps, learn how to achieve high performance in any situation and find the right fit for you.

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About the author xi

Acknowledgements xiii

Foreword xv

Introduction xvii

Part I 1

1 Talent is not the answer 3

2 The cost of performance failure 23

3 The impact of personality on performance 39

Part II 55

4 Appreciating your bright side 57

5 Embracing and managing your dark side 95

6 Recognising what’s driving you from the inside 159

Part III 207

7 Finding the right fit 209

8 Team analytics 225

9 Start from where you are 231

Conclusion 243

Index 245

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Warren Kennaugh
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