Smarts (Hardcover)

Are We Hardwired for Success?

By Chuck Martin, Peg Dawson, Richard Guare

AMACOM/American Management Association, 9780814409060, 228pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2007

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Description

"Twelve specific and very important cognitive functions begin developing in the brain at birth. These ""skills" are built in to every individual and are fully developed -- and unchangeable -- by adulthood. Everyone has these same capabilities, but to varying degrees. And it is this unique and unalterable combination of one's strengths and weaknesses that determines success or failure in any given role.

Smarts contains the groundbreaking Executive Skills Profile: a powerful self-assessment tool that will identify, once and for all, a person's innate strengths and weaknesses. The results offer tangible proof of why we gravitate to certain tasks and struggle with others. With this newfound clarity, readers will learn to play to their stronger skills, and avoid wasting time on lesser ones they can never improve upon. Most important, they will discover their own unique potential for excellence.

Supported by proprietary primary research and grounded in widely accepted principles of clinical and neuro-psychology, Smarts is a truly eye-opening book that will change how we think about ourselves -- and others."



About the Author

Chuck Martin (Madbury, NH) is a highly sought-after speaker, and Chairman and CEO of NFI Research, a firm that analyzes business and management trends. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Digital Estate. Peg Dawson, EdD (Brentwood, NH), is a psychologist at the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders at Seacoast Mental Health Center. Richard Guare, PhD (Rye, NH), is a neuropsychologist and is Director of the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.