May 2

Power and Influence

Thursday’s Big Idea

The Rules of Power

Who gets to define success?

Harvard Business School’s Robert Steven Kaplan argues in his new book, What You're Really Meant to Do: A Roadmap for Reaching Your Unique Potential, that success is not about meeting someone else's definition, but reaching your potential by defining it on your own terms. 

Kaplan shares a specific and actionable approach to defining your own success and reaching your potential. In today's lesson, Kaplan lays out 5 rules of the road that must be followed. 

 

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    5 Rules of the Road for Reaching Your Full Potential

    Reaching your unique potential involves process, or specific steps that are required to take action.

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    The Secret of Malcolm Gladwell's Success

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    The first step to applying game theory to your career is to assess your playing field and understand the skills and goals of all the different actors—your bosses, your peers, and your subordinates.

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  4. How to Reach Your Potential

    How to Reach Your Potential

    Success is not about meeting someone else's definition, but reaching your potential by defining success in your own terms. 

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