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Is Your Genius At Work?: 4 Key Questions to Ask Before Your Next Career Move Paperback – October 3, 2005
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As ancient as Greece, as trendy as New Age, the concept of genius is fully grounded in contemporary life through dozens of inspiring stories of people who have realized the transformative power of this simple yet life-changing process. Filled with practical strategies and hands-on exercises, IS YOUR GENIUS AT WORK? explores four important questions to help career-seekers define and give name to their genius, uncover the secrets to their life's purpose, and chart a career path to bring their genius to life: What is your genius? Is your genius at work? What is your purpose? Is your genius on purpose?
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The four questions that the book asks are, What is your genius, Is your genius at work, What is your purpose and Is your genius on purpose. About 2/3 of the book is devoted to working through these questions and the last third is filled with excercises to help you narrow down the search for the name of your genius. The excercises are awesome-nothing trivial or useless here. These are thoughtful and clearly designed to help you think in new directions and they do it well. I've been working through the excercises and they're hard for me. This kinda bums me out because there was a time, not all that long ago, that I was intently focused on self-knowledge, and I felt like I knew myself pretty well. To some degree the excercises make me feel kinda bad that I don't simply have snap answers anymore. On the other hand, it's been good to get to know myself again.
I'm still unsure of the name of my genius. The book describes several ways that you might know when you've landed on your genius' name. I experienced none of this when I wrote Exploring Service.Read more ›
Dick Richards' new book Is Your Genius at Work? is designed for people contemplating a career change. Its focus is on helping people find their genius -- the one thing they are especially and uniquely good at, and then finding application for that genius in the work world. Its audience is anyone who believes they are currently doing they than they could or should, both for their own fulfillment and to make a contribution to the betterment of the world. It's especially valuable for those who are in need of an ego-boost -- those who don't believe they have genius, and don't believe they are especially good at anything.
There is no rocket science to Richards' process. It is essentially a workbook, in the vein of Bolles' What Colour Is Your Parachute? but less focused on researching jobs at the intersection of What you love, What you're good at, and What's needed, and more on identifying and naming What you're good at, and Why you're here.
Like Parachute, Genius is full of exercises, and I worked through them to see whether they provided insights different from Parachute's. Richards seems to take it on faith that What you're good at is congruent with What you love. I think that's debatable, but perhaps it doesn't matter -- since the exercises get you to identify both, and then find 'common denominators', the result is one genius, one talent, that lies at the intersection between them (spaces 2 & 3 in my diagram above).
I particularly liked the 'sales pitch' at the start of the book for working through it.Read more ›
Genius makes the bold statement that every person has one and only one core genius, and that genius is unique. Think of your genius as your greatest strength. Long before reading this book I had developed a strong awareness of my key strengths and weaknesses, but I hadn't given serious consideration to the idea that I might have only one "genius" from which all my key strengths could be derived.
As I went through the exercises in the book, I easily identified many of my own strengths. I'm able to learn very quickly. I'm good at understanding complicated concepts. I can communicate well with both humans and computers. I've developed great synergy between my logic and intuition. And so on. But when I listed them all out, I didn't see any single root genius from which all these strengths could be derived. It was as if they were all relatively prime, with no single common denominator.
But Genius pushes us to think outside the box when looking for our core genius. For example, what's the lowest common denominator between the numbers 9, 15, 21, and 30? It's 3, right? How about 15, 25, 65, and 90? The LCD there is 5. Now what about 2, 10, 13, 29, and 300? The book says it's the letter t, since all these numbers begin with a t. Very sneaky.Read more ›
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I found this book to be much like many others I have read on this subject. I gave it to my son-in-law who is unemployed.Published on September 30, 2013 by twinkletoes31
This book is...sheer GENIUS! Richards poses the tough questions that make you consider those things that resonate with your core, who you really are, and what your true genius is. Read morePublished on June 12, 2013 by Brenda J. Levos
Dick Richards has created an excellent resource for helping people uncover and name their core gift. I wish I would have had this book given to me when I was a teenager. Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This book is a must for those who want to explore their gifts and passions on a deeper level. It is particularly useful for those who are going through job transition since it... Read morePublished on August 23, 2010 by M. Wold
I'm lazy so I'm going to keep this short.
I'm extremely happy to have discovered my genius. It will only help me with my life and career. Read more
Is Your Genius At Work? 4 Key Questions to Ask Before Your Next Career Move by Dick Richards (did his parents name him Richard Richards? Read morePublished on July 28, 2010 by Angela Greco
In his book, Richards argues that everyone not only has unique talents, but there's a core talent, a "Genius" that's unique to every individual. Read more
This book talks mostly about your genius, which can be understood as your talent or gift. It helps you to find answer to four questions: find your genius, understand whether or not... Read morePublished on February 19, 2009 by Rodrigo De Castro
I have been slogging through this book for over a year. It is tough work and it is a deep subject. Lots of penetrating exercises. Read morePublished on July 20, 2008 by Rocco Kaplan