- 出版社: Nicholas Brealey Publishing; Reprint (2019年9月19日)
- 平装: 272页
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 1473668395
- 条形码: 9781473668393
- 商品尺寸: 13 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm
- 商品重量: 191 g
- ASIN: 1473668395
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Defining You: How to profile yourself and unlock your full potential - SELF DEVELOPMENT BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019, BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS
Defining You puts the spotlight on your own journey, helping you find your way to a happier, more successful life. (Kenny Wilson, CEO of Cath Kidston)
Unpacks how to find a job that fits you. (The Pool)
Eager to change direction, but not sure which way to go? Follow these steps to discover your 'thing'... (Red magazine)
Whoever you are, and at whatever point you find yourself, here's a bespoke map for what happens next. (Jon Hendry, CEO of Prezzo Ltd)
A really compelling and rewarding read that is highly recommended for anyone serious about understanding themselves and becoming the very best they can be. (Jo Walmsley, HR Director for Waitrose)
[Defining You] helps you travel on the journey of self-discovery in a simple, yet thorough fashion. It will provide you with previous undiscovered insights and help you craft an action plan to pull it all together. It is a 'must read' for anyone who has that essential quality of exceptional leaders, curiosity. (David Sole OBE, former Scotland Rugby Captain and co-founder School for CEOs)
Fiona's warm and engaging style springs from the pages, providing guidance and helpful pragmatic examples which really make the experience come to life. (Sue Langley OBE Non-Exec Chairwoman Arthur J. Gallagher UK, Senior Independent Director UKAR, Trustee Macmillan Cancer)
[Fiona] manages to get to the bottom of complex issues, and communicate them in a way you can action. (Rowan Gormley, CEO Majestic Wine and Founder of Naked Wines)
Every reader will find a range of really helpful tools to understand their values, passions and interests - and to identify development goals to live life with a purpose. (Professor Anthony Forster, University of Essex)
This is a MUST read - read it, and then get your loved ones to read it. You owe it to them and yourself. (Wing Commander Jonathan McMullan, Commanding Officer, Royal Australian Air Force Officers' Training School)
Fiona Murden is a leadership psychologist who has spent the past fifteen years working with multi-national companies and with some of the UK's most successful business leaders, policy makers, top academics and sports people.
As a leadership coach to a raft of senior executives, an articulate and engaging public speaker, her day-to-day business puts her in a position to influence many of the great leaders of today, in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia Pacific. Her speaking commitments take her into boardrooms as diverse as the Institute of Directors, Cabinet Office, Royal College of Surgeons and Lloyd's of London. They have also seen her appear on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show.
Fiona has a BSc in Psychology from Warwick University, a Master of Arts in Organisational Studies from Warwick University Business School and a Master of Science in Psychology, gained with distinction, from the University of London. She lectures widely at academic and city institutions.
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Early on, I was able to see that this was not going to be a common, everyday self-help book. Not only are the exercises more in-depth and require you to be extremely introspective, but Ms. Murden has achieved her goal of giving each participant a virtual psychologist to help with understanding their personal data (I use the word participant rather than reader in this review, as readers will gain some knowledge from this book while participants will achieve a great amount of personal insight).
Early exercises help reveal how our childhood and then early adulthood has helped to fashion us into the people we are today. Ms. Murden encourages documenting both positive and negative events on our personal timelines, and she follows this exercise with additional questions to help us probe deeper. I found these exercises to be of great worth, revealing information about myself that has impacted my life in ways to both promote me while at times holding me back. The negatives are “beliefs” which I had reinforced over the years and believed to be true.
There is an opportunity to take a psychometric measurement, another tool in ascertaining more about yourself. In this case, it is a personality measurement. There are multiple methods the company offers to achieve this (I chose to complete it online), and I liked that I had the ability to protect some of my personal data, as well as requesting for it to be deleted.
Once you have collected and reviewed your personal data the author shows you how to put it all together in a way that makes sense and will become a platform upon which you can construct your future goals and accomplishments.
The book is broken into logical sections and chapters (which Ms. Murden refers to as “sessions”). Knowledge and insight are shared, although the author (perhaps recognizing the difficulty for anyone to make changes) allows a flexibility in the tasks. I see the value in this technique, as it would be better to perform a lighter version of a task than to become frustrated and set the book aside. And, as the author reminds us, we can always return to the harder tasks at a later date.
Over the years, I have read well over 100 books dealing with self-development and “Defining You” is by far the best of the lot. Ms. Murden’s writing style makes you feel as if she was there, giving guidance whenever needed, and helping you to establish your purpose and achieve your goals. If you are willing to put in the time, using the book as a textbook/workbook, I guarantee you will walk away with a treasure trove of personal knowledge that will aid you in your efforts to live a challenging and fulfilled life. Five stars.
Here are a few reasons to why and how it affects how you define you.
1. Be totally in control of what you can explore and when and how you explore.
2. have the time to reflect and to digest the information before moving on.
3. Back and add in time to reflect, the insights, the thoughts and the memories of what has become.
4. Try to keep the output to yourself or share it but it is up to you which one you choose to do. The output is up to you and only you can decide.
5. Make a complete guide of who we are though some insights towards our own potential, our own purpose, and our own development growth.
This book is split into three solid parts. The three parts will be reflections, insights, and actions. This first section is called reflecting, in this section, you will be able to find out who we are, we will be going through our own story of our life as a child to where we are today as adults. We go through a lot as a child and into adulthood and we need time to reflect on many things like where we want to be in our own lives and how to see ourselves too. While as an adult we sometimes don't have time to truly have time to reflect on what makes us who we are today.
The person I am today is not the same person I was years ago. I have changed a lot during the bad times of my own life, someone once told me that the bad parts of our lives tend to make us grow up into the person we are today. I have had a lot of time to reflect on a lot of things in my life and they made me into the strong adult I am today. I have set my own values into my own son and he has grown into the adult he has.
As a person, I never thought about trying to reflect on my past as a child and even being an adult. I hate my past and I truly do not live there anymore.
Ths next part is called insights...As you have reflected onto your own story, then you will have time to get all the information from many other good sources and you will be able to start putting some good insights into parts of your past and into the future to figure out which way to go into life. Life is funny at times it can be good and it can hand you bad stuff for you to handle as a child and even as an adult. Insights are very import because in this phase we can start to get all the information and to start to gather feedback.
Actions are all it says... In this section, we will start to pull all the information that you have gotten through reflections and insights so in this section here is what we will talk about... This will allow you to capture what we all explored our own personality, our own values, and our own interests. Our own strengths and all will be defined into one place that will completely define you. It will help you to be able to clearly find your own purpose in life and that will guide everything that you can do with a greater sense of the meaning of life.