There is only one true definition of success:Yours.Success is about understanding what drives you. When you know how to tap into your inner strengths and create your own definition of success, you are well on your way to succeeding on your own terms _ just like the individuals profiled in this profoundly inspiring book.Take Muggsy Bogues, who at 5''3, was the shortest player in NBA history. In his first pre-season game, he found himself facing 6'' 9 superstar, Magic Johnson. Bogues was quick to make his size work to his advantage, using his exceptional speed and skill to repeatedly steal the ball away from Johnson. By playing to his unique strengths, Muggsy forced his opponent to change his game.Succeeding on Your Own Terms provides a window into the hearts and minds of more than three dozen enormously talented individuals who''ve made their marks in business, politics, sports, the arts and global affairs. Through in-depth interviews with top achievers around the world - from Senator Barbara Boxer to entertainer Ben Vereen to architect Michael Graves - authors Herb Greenberg and Patrick Sweeney distill important lessons on recognizing and using your own potential.Greenberg and Sweeney pinpoint the specific qualities that define each of these highly successful individuals and also offer thought-provoking questions and a personality test enabling you to identify your own defining qualities and create your own personal definition of success. Along the way, you''ll learn how to overcome limitations and develop the clear sense of purpose that motivates others and puts leadership opportunities, professional successes and personal fulfillment within your grasp.Interior FlapWhat makes these people successful? Is it more energy? Luck? Drive? Focus? Vision? These are the questions answered in Herb Greenberg and Patrick Sweeney''s illuminating Succeeding on Your Own Terms. The authors spent two years traveling in more than a dozen countries interviewing some of the world''s most accomplished individuals. To uncover the qualities that enabled these remarkable people to succeed, the authors also incorporated the results of the Caliper Profile, a proprietary personality assessment, which has been used to identify the potential of more than two million individuals around the world.Greenberg and Sweeney discovered that each of these outstanding individuals was doing exactly what they were meant to do. These super-achievers were in tune with themselves and their world. They understood the defining qualities that set them apart; they could each clearly identify a moment they could call their own; and they had their own definitions of success.Readers will find inspiring, real-life examples of 19 defining qualities necessary for success, including:Creativity- Michael Graves, the renowned architect and designer, on where he finds inspirationPersuasiveness - David Oreck, inventor of the famous lightweight vacuum, on bringing people around to your point of viewThriving On Pressure - Roger Staubach, who led the Dallas Cowboys to two Super Bowl victories, on why the best comes through in the final two minutes of the gameCourage - Congressman John Lewis, the legendary civil rights advocate, on pushing through fear and acting on your beliefsPerseverance- Samuel Pisar on how he survived the Holocaust and reclaimed his lifeWillingness To Risk- Senator Barbara Boxer on the importance of fighting for what you believe in, even when know you''re going to loseSelf-awareness- Ben Vereen on how he continues to redefine himself as well as what success means to himConfidence - Jeffrey Lurie, owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, on the attitude of a winnerEmpathy - Claude Grunitzky, publisher and advertising executive, on transcending boundaries and becoming a global citizenThis book also provides a roadmap for discovering your unique strengths, so you can seek out situations that play to your abilities rather than weaknesses, recognize your defining moments and seize opportSweeney, Patrick is the author of 'Succeed On Your Own Terms Lessons From Top Achievers Around The World On Developing Your Unique Potential', published 2006 under ISBN 9780071445344 and ISBN 007144534X.