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Answering The Central Question: How Science Reveals the Keys to Success in Life, Love, and Leadership Paperback – December 14, 2010
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"Every once in a while, a book comes along that fundamentally shifts our perspective of what life, love and leadership are all about - it's ALL about creating value! Based on the ground-breaking science of applied neuro-axiology, this book reveals the how-to principles for integrating your heart, mind, and brain to unleash your strengths and create a truly extraordinary life."
~ Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The Leader in Me
"Answering The Central Question is spot on and right to the point. For anyone who wants to maximize value in their personal life, their organization, or the quality of life on this planet, this is the book to read, study and apply. It says it all! Once a person employs these tools, so generously shared with the reader, their improvement will be obvious and noteworthy. Readers who study, apply and live these principles, will find greater joy in life and increase their self-respect. They will feel glad to be alive, living with purpose, and proud to be part of the answer, not the problem."
~ Marvin Katz, Ph.D., author, Ethics as Science, Former Director, World Future Society - Midwest Region
"Peter and Harvey break down the immensely complicated subject of personal values into smart language to help anyone become a better, more accomplished person! Answering The Central Question provides the bedrock backbone for clarity in setting a new roadmap for personal and professional success."
~ Tom Schulte, Exec. Dir., Linked 2 Leadership, CEO, Recalibrate Professional Development
"This book is truly groundbreaking! It reveals the connection between mind and brain, science and spirit in a compelling, practical way. In the field of personal, leadership and organizational development this book reveals a rare and wonderful new paradigm for unleashing human potential, especially your own."
~ Lisa Kramer, MSW, PCC, Author, Loving With Intention: A Guide for Relationship Coaching, Faculty Member, Executive Coaching Program, University of Texas, President, Living with Intention, LLC
"This book has the power to actually change the way you operate in the world. I have read at least 300 books in the self-help, success genre. What's amazing about this book is that it combines real science in simple to understand language with powerful insights and tools to help you to create sustainable success in your life. What's more, it elicits a deep level of inspired self-motivation within the reader, which will move you into action. I highly recommend this read."
~ Ken D. Foster, CEO - Premier Coaching, Bestselling Author, Ask and You Will Succeed
"These pages contain the wisdom of the ages and the opportunity of a lifetime. Through 'The Central Question,' Peter and Harvey hand us a compass to navigate beyond the pain and suffering of the human condition; opening our hearts to embrace humanity. As a chiropractor I see the science, art, and philosophy of the book being put to use every day with unlimited benefits showing up like miracles in my life and my practice."
~ Sandy Johnson, Chiropractor
"This book is about the truth that is in every man and woman. 'The Central Question' brings true freedom; one no longer has need to chase after every wind of self-discovery and success."
~ David Njau
"Answering The Central Question breathes new life into the age-old quandary of how to tap into our limitless human potential. The authors' fresh thinking, sound ideas, and scientific basis can add immense value to everything we do. This book offers a special set of keys to unlock the potential in all of us."
~ Jeff Levy, Director, Center for Strategic Leadership, Dale Carnegie Training of Long Island
"This book explains the cutting-edge science of applied neuro-axiology in practical terms and provides readers with powerful tools that change lives. Centering questions are so simple, yet so amazingly powerful in helping people to think through their decision making process and be assured that they make good choices - every time. Axiogenics has great promise for increasing human potential. It's an exciting new world!"
~ Julie Donley (Fuimano), Personal Leadership Coach,
Author, The Journey Called YOU - A Roadmap to Self-Discovery and Acceptance
"In The Fifth Discipline, Peter Senge's message was: 'we are prisoners of our own thinking.' Answering The Central Question teaches us how to liberate ourselves from the thinking that holds us back! This work has been instrumental in my becoming top ranking among my peers."
~ Hugh J. Campbell, CPA
From the Back Cover
Life is about adding value. Success in life requires making good value judgments by knowing which choices and actions will create the greatest possible net value. This book is about learning how to consistently and accurately answer "The Central Question" of life, love, and leadership--
"What choice can I make and action can I take,
in this moment, to create the greatest net value?"
The better you can answer this question, the more value you can create and the greater success and happiness you can have. Chances are, there is nothing wrong with you. You are not broken or in need of repair. Your "weaknesses" do not need fixing. Everything you need to generate greater success and happiness is already right between your ears. All you need are the keys to unlock and liberate the natural strengths and wisdom you already have.
Peter and Harvey present a fresh and powerful new science-based paradigm for personal, leadership, and organizational development. Taking you on a journey that ranges from profound to practical and from educational to enlightening, this book sheds new light on the ancient quest to unleash greater human potential. Whether you are an individual looking to improve your own success in life or a leader seeking to take your entire organization to new levels of performance, Answering The Central Question may well hold the keys to your future.
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Top customer reviews
The writing style is slow and tedious, to the point of detracting from the message - it would be much better if at least a third was edited out.
It is very well written, with language anybody can understand.
It focuses on what really matters in life. How can we deliver and contribute with more value to others,
and therefore to ourselves.
Don't miss it.
Mindset is half of performance and "Answering the Central Question" illustrates how everyone can learn to have the right mindset to maximize net value (neuroscience / neuroplasticity).
The appeciation of how we value and its link to brain function are timely as we work to understand how to become more effective human beings.
The VQ profile is an excellent investment for receiving important feedback on our own valuing hierarchy,how it affects our behavior and how we can capitalize on our strengths.