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Table Of Contents

Introduction
Matching Strengths to the Situation
The Executive Skills
The Benefits of Understanding Executive Skills
Frontal Lobes and Executive Skills
Railroad Accident and Frontal Lobes
Executive Skills vs. Personality
How to Use This Book
Background
Using What You Have
Skill 1: Self-Restraint
Skill 2: Working Memory
Skill 3: Emotion Control
Skill 7: Organization
Skill 8: Time Management
Skill 9: Defining and Achieving Goals
Skill 10: Flexibility
Skill 11: Observation
Skill 12: Stress Tolerance
Your Unique Set of Executive Skills
What Your Strengths Look Like
Task Effort
Don’t Save the Hardest for Last
Typical Combinations of Skills
Common Opposites of Skills
Situations That Play to Certain Combinations of Executive Skills
Working Against Type
Executive Skills Capacity: Trapped by Success
Goodness of Fit
Ranking Executive Skills
Task Skills Required Compared to Your Executive Skills
Assessing Project Team Fit
Assessing Management Team Fit
When Strengths Meet Strengths
When Strengths Meet Weaknesses
Executive Skills and Meetings
Interviewing for the Perfect Fit Job
Executive Skills at Home or Work
External Influences
Not Living a Lie
Don’t Count on Negative Feedback
The True Failure to Communicate
Be the First to Highlight Your Weakness
A Short List for Shortcomings
Change Behaviors: Improving Enough to Get By
Change the Environment
Complement Your Weakness
You ARE the Coach
Deciding What to Change
Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses in Others
Behavioral and Environmental Change
Solutions for Specific Executive Skills Weaknesses
Under the Gun
How Well Jobs Match
Finding the Right Match
Job Skills Profile
Task Skills vs. Executive Skills
Interview Questions to Find Strongest Executive Skills
The Case of the Over-Learned Domain
And Then the Job Changed
What Business Leaders Value
Task Skills Most Valued Compared to Your Executive Skills
Long-Term Goodness of Fit
Matching Values to Your Skills
The Halo Effect: Look More Valuable
Executive Skills Alignment as a Career Strategy
Outsourcing Your Weaknesses
Exceeding Cognitive Bandwidth
Stress at Work
E-Mail Overload
Working Too Many Hours
Identifying Outside Forces
Dealing with Outside Forces
The Final Frontier
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Smarts Are We Hardwired for Success

Smarts Are We Hardwired for Success

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