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The Mindset of Success

The Mindset of Success

Accelerate Your Career from Good Manager to Great Leader

Jo Owen

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Unlock your true potential and accelerate your career by acquiring the seven key mindsets that lead to leadership success.

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About the book

This book is not about changing who you are, but becoming the best version of yourself. The Mindset of Success provides a clearly structured set of tools to change the way you think, act and perform, pushing you beyond good management to great leadership. After fourteen years of researching leaders around the world, Jo Owen has found that the best and most successful leaders have something more powerful than just skill. They act differently because they think differently. This book will help you unlock your true potential, showing you how to acquire the seven key mindsets that lead to success, whilst making the most of your existing talent and focusing on your natural strengths.

This is the second edition of the best-selling The Mindset of Success and it has been updated with new cutting-edge research, targeted business advice and guidance on how your mindset must change as you move through your career. From spies to sports, education to entrepreneurship, business to beyond, Jo Owen's original research and interviews will show you how outstanding leaders think and behave differently from the merely good. This is the mindset difference and, once you have it, you have an advantage which lasts for a lifetime and will work for you time and time again. Using this unique book to develop your right mindset will enable you to open up new career possibilities and achieve far more than you could have imagined.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: High aspirations: Dare to dream;
    • Chapter - 02: Courage: Dare to act;
    • Chapter - 03: Resilience: Stay the course;
    • Chapter - 04: Positive: Believe in better;
    • Chapter - 05: Accountability: Control your destiny;
    • Chapter - 06: Collaborative mindset: Succeed through others;
    • Chapter - 07: Growth: Adapt to thrive;
    • Chapter - 08: The dark side: Beware the demons;
    • Chapter - 09: Mindset and your leadership journey: Accelerate your career;
    • Chapter - 10: Conclusion;


Highly accessible, thought provoking and a refreshing pleasure to read.
Darren Ingram, Darren Ingram Media

This book reminds us that great leadership comes from a mindset to live by, rather than a set of skills to apply from 9 to 5.
Mike Tobin, OBE

Down to earth and very readable, this book is full of stories to inspire and remind us what leadership is all about.
Steve Munby, CEO, Education Trust

Jo Owen provides practical advice on how to ensure a leadership mindset pervades your work in this well-written, original book which was a truly enjoyable read. I would highly recommend it.
Brett Wigdortz, CEO, Teach First

Makes a compelling case that a leader's mindset can count far more than their skills in achieving breakthrough success. It has profound implications for how we think about leadership potential within ourselves and our organizations.
Sharath Jeevan, CEO, STIR Education

If you need a tool to help you along your journey to being a great leader, pick up your copy of The Mindset of Success.
Vernita Naylor, Readers' Favorite

Interesting reading, it is filled with real life stories. There are plenty of charts, text boxes and tables that provide supplemental information to support the information...An excellent guide.
John Chancellor

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749480356
  • Edition: 2
  • Published: 3rd December 2017
  • Paperback
  • Format: 220x140
  • 280 pages

About the Author

Jo Owen is a best-selling and multi-award winning leadership author, keynote speaker and social entrepreneur. He is a founder of eight charities, including the UK's largest graduate recruiter Teach First. His books The Mindset of Success, The Leadership Skills Handbook and Management Stripped Bare, all published by Kogan Page, have been translated into eight different languages.

Jo Owen

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