While the author advocates self-understanding, his chief objective is to encourage readers to look outward to find inner satisfaction. --Library Journal, November 15, 2009
From the Publisher
From the mission of Davies-Black Publishing staff and authors--affecting change at work, with others, and in the world--to a single employee mentoring a co-worker or organizing a blood drive, there are hundreds of ways to make a difference in process and outcomes, with tasks or people. And while we all are hardwired to seek purpose and happiness, what brings meaning to one person vs. another has remained a mystery.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE BY BEING YOURSELF deconstructs the puzzle by zeroing in on how our unique personality type frames what "making a difference" means and drives the actions we take to leave our mark on the people and organizations we care about. Building on the powerful fundamentals of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator(r) assessment, a dynamic framework identifies four key types--Stabilizers, Harmonizers, Catalysts, and Visionaries--and combines with research and stories from over 500 people to chart a journey of self-discovery and beyond. With dozens of exercises, assessment tools, and examples, MAKING A DIFFERENCE BY BEING YOURSELF delivers a complete toolkit to take personal insight and awareness to the next level: to live life consciously and exploit our strengths and talents in ways that make a meaningful difference.