Practical Genius [Audio]
The Real Smarts You Need to Get Your Talents and Passions Working for You
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|Format:||CD-Audio, Unabridged Edition|
|Published In: ||United States, 17 October 2011|
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Are YOU a genius? You might be surprised.Gina Rudan lays out a life-changing plan to help listeners tap into practical, street-level, everyday genius that can unleash hidden potential and bring extraordinary success and satisfaction to work and life.The problem with the concept of genius is that it's a quality-like creativity-that has a magical, elusive connotation. Most people consider genius to be a gift, a "lightning bolt from the gods" that strikes people like Einstein or Mozart, but not the rest of us.That simply is not true, says Gina Rudan. Every one of us has a capacity for genius. Anyone is capable of achieving something so extraordinary that it could change the game for them, their business, and every aspect of life. In Practical Genius, Rudan shows us how.The book breaks "practical genius" down into its five basic components, teaching the listener how to identify his or her genius, how to express it in everyday life, how to market it for maximum success, how to surround oneself with genius, and how to sustain genius for a lifetime of personal and professional satisfaction. Each stage has exercises that tease out the learning, leaving the listener feeling accomplished and ready for the next stage. The outcome is a revelation: the ability to realize greatness both in and out of the workplace and the tools to put it to work for extraordinary success.
About the Author
Gina Rudan is the founder and president of Genuine Insights, Inc., a contemporary professional development and training practice. Before launching her own firm, Gina worked at Fortune 500 companies, including Avon Products and PR Newswire. She lives in Miami with her husband and son. Visit her at practicalgenius.com. Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to being an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, she has been nominated multiple times for a prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, her titles include Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman, Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts, and several Jayne Ann Krentz novels. Joyce lives in West Michigan.
Leadership development coach Rudan challenges readers to intertwine their strengths, passions, and values to establish the complete formula for success. She offers a series of reflective exercises to help readers find their innate genius by identifying, taking responsibility for and using both their own soft assets (values, creativity, passion) and hard assets (strengths, skills, expertise). Rudan surrounded herself with authors, educators, and entrepreneurs who were living at the intersection of what they love and excel at, and she likewise encourages readers to cultivate meaningful relationships that will feed their genius, incorporate brain food into their diets, get plenty of sleep, consume content voraciously, and learn to shut down and unplug to let their own intuitiveness flourish. Rudan warns that meaningless tweets deplete genius. Although her methods sound familiar, this serves best as a workbook for corporate clients who have gone through her coaching firsthand. As a stand-alone without the full force of her personality, the book feels flat and hackneyed. Illus. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"It's hard to imagine a narrator who would sound more effective performing this material than Joyce Bean." ---AudioFile Earphones Award Winner
|Publisher: ||Tantor Media, Inc|
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 13.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.07 kg)|