The New York Times, Money, Off The Shelf Three books reviewed:
1.StrengthsFinder 2.0”: ...But the problem with taking the path of most resistance is multilayered: It is difficult, it can keep you from succeeding at your true calling, and it is extremely unlikely — despite what the folklore tells us — to lead to great success.
That, in a nutshell, is the argument of Tom Rath...
2. “Me, Inc.” : ...It is not enough to decide to get better, even if you know exactly how to do so. You need to track — with hard data — exactly how you are doing...
3.Firing Back: How Great Leaders Rebound After Career Disasters” (Harvard Business School Press)
a) Facing up to failures, b) Recruiting others to help them climb back, c) Rebuilding their image, d) Working to regain trust and credibility by proving they are still capable executives, e) Rediscovering their “historic mission.”
...And for anyone else who has ever been fired, it is nice to know that F. Scott Fitzgerald got it wrong. Apparently, there are second acts in American (business) lives. And that seems to be true even if you make the wrong career choice the first time around.