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Adversity quotient : turning obstacles into opportunities.

Author: Paul Stoltz
Publisher: New York ; Chichester : Wiley, 1999.
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Introduces the concept of the Adversity Quotient, the ability to thrive in the face of adversity, offering exercises and activities designed to help readers boost their own AQ and their ability to succeed despite difficulties.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Stoltz
ISBN: 0471344133 9780471344131
OCLC Number: 40646970
Notes: Originally published: 1997.
Description: 330 pages
Contents: PART ONE THRIVING IN THE AGE OF ADVERSITYCHAPTER 1 A New View of Success 3 The Ascent Redefining Success 5 The Fundamental Question of Human Effectiveness 5 What Is AQ? 6 The Mountain Ascending toward Success 13 The Adversity Dilemma 27 The Tree of Success 29 Adversity Quotient 34 CHAPTER 2 The Age of Adversity 37 Three Levels of Adversity 38 How Did It Get So Bad? 44 Four Dangerous Forks in the Trail to the Top 46 A Safer Path 52 CHAPTER 3 The Science of AQ 53 The Three Building Blocks of Your AQ 53 PART TWO MEASURING AND UNDERSTANDING YOUR AQ CHAPTER 4 The Adversity Response Profile : Measuring Your AQ and Your Ability to Climb 87 Validity and Reliability 88 The Adversity Response Profile (ARP) Quick Take 88 CHAPTER 5 Interpreting Your Adversity Quotient and Your Power to Ascend 101 The AQ Continuum 104 Interpreting Your Overall AQ 104 The CO2RE Dimensions of Your AQ 106 Graphing Your CO2RE 125 Life in the Middle: A Moderate CO2RE Profile 137 Personalizing Your Profile 139 Your AQ and Taking Action 140 PART THREE IMPROVING AQ IN YOURSELF, OTHERS, AND YOUR ORGANIZATION CHAPTER 6 LEAD: Improving Your AQ and Your Ability to Ascend 145 Hands-On Proof 147 Where Do These Skills Come From? 149 How and Why LEAD Works 151 Climbing Skills 153 Applying the LEAD Sequence 180 LEADing Yourself through Major Setbacks 183 The Overhang 185 CHAPTER 7 STOP! Catastrophizing 187 Wildfire in the Mind 189 Stoppers! and LEAD 199 CHAPTER 8 Improving Others AQs and Their Ability to Ascend 201 LEADing a Friend 202 The Guts of LEADing Others 209 Rethinking the Role of LEADer 213 LEADing a Colleague 214 The Teflon Kid: LEADing Your Child toward Accountability 222 The Hidden Benefits of LEADing Others 227 CHAPTER 9 The High AQ Organization: Creating the Climbing Culture 231 The Right Time for AQ 235 AQ and Change 235 Challenges You Face as a Leader 238 Organizational AQ 240 The Role of AQ in Any Organization s Success 245 Roadblocks to Creating a High AQ Organization 253 Life after the Seminar: What Goes Wrong? 259 The Climbing Organization 263 AQ at Work 274 CHAPTER 10 The Climber s Habit 277 Why Most Learning Goes Down the Tubes: Howell s Five Levels of Competence 278 Two Factors That Influence Your Success 281 What You Can Expect 281 Strengthen the Climber 283 AQ and the Greater Good 283 Appendix 289 Notes 301 Bibliography 307 Acknowledgments 319 Index 323


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"Why do some people prevail where others despair? The difference lies in their 'adversity quotients.' An adversity quotient is a measure of how well someone handles bad news, said Paul Stoltz, who Read more...

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