Once you master The Circle: an individual map of life choices that shape the quality, satisfaction, and impact of your life, you will find contentment. We all long to live meaningful lives; The Circle helps to guide you on a life–long fulfilling and satisfying track. Based on the authors' proprietary, scientifically validated assessment, The Circle Blueprint clearly shows you how to evaluate the current size, quality, and balance of your unique circle.
To help you better understand where you are on your personal journey, the psychometric self–assessment is designed to bring forward your latent dispositional and enduring personality traits as they pertain to the concepts and elements of your circle. You will understand the way you are wired on the inside and how to best align with the world around you.
Throughout the book, the authors explore the various options for expanding and improving your circle, and include specific exercises that will assist you in making clear and compelling changes in your life in order to unlock your ability to thrive. They also refer you to a series of supplemental workbooks that offer many more exercises to help you master the four key developmental areas explored in The Circle Blueprint.
This book is your starting point for tapping into a proven system created and designed to move you forward on a journey to true contentment in your life. It introduces and explains both the concepts and the key elements required to sustain you on your way.
Discover Your Unique Circle to Find Fulfillment and Achieve Greatness in Business and in Life
"In my years coaching, I've seen plenty of talented basketball players, but the ones that sustain greatness are more than just great basketball players. I tell my team that learning to manage yourself is just as important as being a great ball player; that the best athletes live in their power by consistently executing ALL their skills and improving each day. They rise above the rest because they know who they are, they understand their goals, and they never get sidelined by failure or carried away in their success.
The Circle Blueprint really captures the essence of finding balance between independence, power, humility, and purpose. It teaches you how to take these crucial elements?the ones that can take your performance from 'good' to 'amazing'?and develop them for your specific goals. The assessment shows you what you need to work on. The tools in this book can help you achieve these objectives both on the court and off. If you want to really see how far you can go, read The Circle Blueprint right now."
?MARK FEW, Head Men's Basketball Coach, Gonzaga University
"Run out and buy The Circle Blueprint. It is a comprehensive guide to leading and succeeding. Truly a book you cannot afford to miss."
?DR. LAURA BERMAN, world renowned sex and relationship educator and therapist; popular TV, radio and Internet host; New York Times bestselling author; and Assistant Clinical Professor of OB–GYN and Psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago
"To get a great job, it used to be enough to graduate from a great school. No longer. Today's organizations require leaders that thrive, and that means impressive degrees aren't enough. To be a great leader at any level you must be an authentic and balanced 'whole person.' In a deeply competitive global marketplace, being responsible for a company's most valuable assets?its employees?requires an incredibly honed skill set. The Circle Blueprint lays out a path to becoming a productive, successful, emotionally intelligent human being in the workplace, at home, and in the community. It's a new day and Jack Skeen, Greg Miller, and Aaron Hill have written a book that equips us to thrive in it."
?MARK MITCHELL, Chief Accounting Officer, Frontier Airlines
"The authors provide the insights and ask you the fundamental, and sometimes uncomfortable, questions to drive you through a process to find your path to greater contentment and happiness in life. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is truly curious to grow into a more authentic life."
?FRANK SANDS, CFA, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Sands Capital Management, LLC
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Chapter 1 The Circle Blueprint
Chapter 2 Enlarging and Balancing Your Circle Blueprint
Chapter 3 Four Critical Developmental Tasks
Chapter 4 Balancing the Circle Blueprint
Chapter 5 Distress and Vision in the Expanding Circle Blueprint
Chapter 6 Driving your Circle BlueprintExpansion: Brakes and Gas Pedals
Chapter 7 Creating a Road Map
Chapter 8 Impact on Others
Chapter 9 Assessing Your Circle Blueprint
Chapter 10 Independence
Chapter 11 Power
Chapter 12 Humility
Chapter 13 Purpose
Chapter 14 Balancing Purpose within the Circle Blueprint
Chapter 15 Achieving Greatness
Chapter 16 Conclusion
JACK SKEEN, PHD, is the founder of Skeen Leadership Group, an executive consulting firm. Skeen coaches successful leaders, addressing every imaginable leadership, business, and life issue with wisdom and professionalism.
GREG MILLER, PHD, is CEO of CrossCom, a technology services company. Miller has successfully led CrossCom to become a market leader through process efficiency, technology innovation, and rigorous execution.
AARON HILL, PHD, is the William S. Spears Chair in Business Administration at Oklahoma State University.