10 TRAITS FOR MAXIMUM RESULTS
Do you have what it takes to succeed in business? When it comes to work performance, we tend to be our own worst critics, and it is often difficult to see where our true strengths lie. The key to overcoming this kind of self-defeating behavior is to change the way we think. Norman Vincent Peale's great classic bestseller, The Power of Positive Thinking, was the first book to introduce positive thinking as a means to personal growth. Now, after years of extensive research and field-testing, working in cooperation with the Peale Center and major corporations nationwide, Scott Ventrella has adapted those concepts into a systematic program for people in business to achieve greater levels of personal and professional performance.
The Power of Positive Thinking in Business provides a practical way for each of us to develop and actually strengthen the ten traits of a positive thinker. When we learn how to overcome negative internal barriers such as fear, lack of self-confidence, and low self-esteem, we develop the traits that characterize a positive thinker:
Optimism Enthusiasm Belief Integrity Courage
Confidence Determination Patience Calmness Focus
Scott W. Ventrella is principal of Positive Dynamics, a company that develops and implements performance improvement programs that tap the inherent potential in people. He began his career with the Juran Institute, a leading professional-services firm in quality management. An adjunct professor at Fordham University's Graduate School of Business, Ventrella lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut, with his family.
Kenneth Blanchard, Ph.D. author of The One Minute Manager If you read one book this year to help you become more successful in business (and in life), The Power of Positive Thinking in Business should be the one.