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What You're Really Meant to Do, with Robert S. Kaplan


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Robert S. Kaplan is the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean for External Relations. He is also co-chairman of Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm, as well as chairman and a founding partner of Indaba Capital Management LLC. He is the author of several case studies, articles and the recently published book What to Ask the Person in the Mirror: Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential (Harvard Business Review Press, 2011). He's also the author of What You're Really Meant to Do: A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential.

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What You're Really Meant to Do, with Robert S. Kaplan

  1. 1. The following insights& inspirational momentsare based on the 33voices Interview with robert s. kaplan
  2. 2. Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School Rob served as vice chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.Click to preview on Amazon
  3. 3. No.1Success is personal –take ownershipand define what yours looks like
  4. 4. No.2We all get to a level wherewe start to struggle –accept itand build on your strengths
  5. 5. No.3Part of reaching your true potentialis understanding your life story –craft it and keep refining it
  6. 6. No.4The best leaders know what they stand forand have the guts to act on those beliefs
  7. 7. No.5Isolation and the inability to learn is thebiggest contributor to a leader failing
  8. 8. No.6Your inner circle should be limited to peoplewhom you have a mutual understanding;a high level of trust, and respect for –and no one else
  9. 9. No.7The greatest learning for an entrepreneur today,should be the openness & willingness to learn
  10. 10. No.8What often keeps us stuck isn’t our reality;instead it’s the psychological prisonthat we’ve built for ourselves
  11. 11. No.9If you don’t define your dream job,you’ll never live it –vividly describe it 33voices Robert Kaplan - Dream Job (0.53)
  12. 12. No.10Always do a superb job with the job you’re doing andthe future will line up for you
  13. 13. Really reflect... ...tcefler yllaeRIf you had one year to live, how would you spend it?
  14. 14. Want more? Click to listen to the full conversation
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