Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Success Intelligence: Essential Lessons and Practices from the World's Leading Coaching Program on Authentic Success Paperback – May 1, 2009
"Rebound" by Kwame Alexander
Don't miss best-selling author Kwame Alexander's "Rebound," a new companion novel to his Newbery Award-winner, "The Crossover,"" illustrated with striking graphic novel panels. Pre-order today
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Robert is a gifted teacher. His work transforms lives. -- Deepak Chopra M.D., the author of Seven Spiritual Laws of Success One of Britain's best kept secrets. Mail Online --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Robert Holden, Ph.D., is the Director of The Happiness Project and Success Intelligence. His innovative work on happiness and success has been featured on Oprah and in two major BBC-TV documentaries, The Happiness Formula and How to Be Happy, shown in 16 countries to more than 30 million television viewers. He’s the author of ten best-selling books, Including Success Intelligence and Shift Happens!
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
In a nutshell, this book is basically a self-help on self-discovery. The author talks a lot about vision and purpose in life, but he does not define them. He directs his clients toward self-discovery.
The best part of the book is in chapter 1, "The Manic Society." After that, every chapter seems to be the same. He just talks about the same topic from different angles using different terms. The book is like a two dimensional space, lacking the third dimension and therefore depth or much substance.
What I really like about this book is that it breaks away from the usual hyped-up view of success where it is only about more, better, best. Robert Holden offers a sane and compelling view of success which allows the deeper parts of ourselves to participate. He helps us discover our deeper purpose and how to express this in productive, meaningful and enjoyable ways. He shows that it is from our deepest self that we can experiences the most fun and the most success.
Success Intelligence is an eminently practical book. It takes a balanced view of handling our own deepest needs for fulfillment while also being able to best serve the organisation we work for. That is probably why Robert gets invited to deliver his material to a wide rage of organisations from large corporations to theatre companies.
Robert Holden is himself a brilliant example of the principles he teaches as he goes from strength to strength and from success to more success.
I should declare an interest in that Robert Holden wrote a lovely endorsement for my book Forgiveness is Power.
Forgiveness Is Power: A User's Guide on Why and How to Forgive
Forgiveness is Power: A User's Guide to Why and How to Forgive
All throughout the book / audio CD the author makes frequent references to God and to the prophets. He does not praise any religion over the others. Although the ideas he puts forward are not necessarily religious his approach is still from a religious perspective. That's OK if this is what the reader is looking for.
In the audio CD I found his voice dull and boring. I don't think that the voice should have been excessively excited like many motivational speakers do. But his voice should have been a little more energetic. He hasn't used humor at all. The topics are serious but a little bit of humor without exaggeration could have made the audio CD less boring to listen to. OK, the purpose is not to make the readers / listeners laugh in this book but this method is very boring when I compare it with many other self help books I read.
For readers who are interested in topics such as finding a purpose in life, success, happiness, organizing life effectively I recommend that they read the following books before this one. I think they treat more or less the same subjects much better :
* The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and First Things First by Stephen Covey,
* Man's Search For a Meaning by Viktor Frankl
* Happier by Tal Ben Shahar
* The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
The Power of Full Engagement explains among others the method of positive rituals to change our habits for the better. It is very difficult to apply the many good advice in self help books without changing habits first. The do's and don'ts given in most self help books including in Success Intelligence are good ideas but usually difficult to put into practise because they require deep changes in habits. The Power of Full Engagement suggests an effective method to develop positive habits.