Suite Success: The Psychologist from the Apprentice Reveals What It Really Takes to Excel-- in the Boardroom and in Life

Suite Success: The Psychologist from the Apprentice Reveals What It Really Takes to Excel-- in the Boardroom and in Life

Suite Success: The Psychologist from the Apprentice Reveals What It Really Takes to Excel-- in the Boardroom and in Life

Suite Success: The Psychologist from the Apprentice Reveals What It Really Takes to Excel-- in the Boardroom and in Life

Synopsis

"As the psychologist for the hit reality shows The Apprentice and Survivor, Dr. Liza Siegel has seen firsthand the factors that can make or break a contestant when the pressure is on. What she has found, over and over again, while screening, testing, and interviewing each of the programs' applicants (not to mention serving as the personal escort to the Apprentice contestants when they are ""fired"" from the show) is that certain core beliefs and attitudes, particularly positive ones, are shared by those who succeed, both on reality shows and in reality. Luckily, for anyone who wants to emulate their level of accomplishment, these attributes aren't just gifts certain people are born with, but with the proper guidance, can be learned by anyone.

In Suite Success, Dr. Siegel draws on her years of experience in clinical psychology, as well as her close involvement with the reality show The Apprentice, to share with you exactly which psychological attributes can enable you not only to achieve success, but to turn your career and life into something far richer and more deeply satisfying.

Packed with real-life examples and stories about contestants from The Apprentice, Suite Success shows you how to develop the kind of positive mind-set that leads to self-confidence, improved work relationships, and other characteristics that breed success. You'll learn how to become tougher and more resilient and even-keeled in even the most high-stress and competitive environments, and develop the traits that will enable you to become a more charismatic and effective leader. The book defines the six essential psychological characteristics shared by those who achieve personal and professional success, including:

Optimism: The natural magnetism created by choosing to be realistically hopeful, even when a skeptical outlook seems natural, can have a remarkable impact on your working relationships and aptitude for leadership.

Creativity: On The Apprentice, contestants are required to develop advertising campaigns, create new products, and use out-of-the-box thinking as a matter of course. Find out how to tap into your own well of creativity and energize your ability to go beyond what you ever thought possible.

Resilience: Suite Success gives you the tools you need to make yourself more flexible and adaptable, and to use these characteristics to get what you want.

In addition, you'll find out how to measure and develop your own capacity for emotional awareness, sociability, and balancing self-control and passion to aid you in your quest to reach the top.

True success is often a function of mind over matter. With this unique and fascinating book you'll get the edge--and the attitude--you need to win."

Excerpt

When Dr. Liza Siegel first walked into my office in Santa Monica for her interview, I had my fingers crossed that we had finally found our location psychologist. We were scheduled to begin filming Survivor iii in Africa about five months later, and we were having trouble finding someone with just the right qualifications who would also be low-maintenance enough to tolerate the rugged conditions of location work.

Before we began the first Survivor we had hired Dr. Richard Levak, a leading expert in personality testing, to help us screen people during the casting process. Richard had proved to be an invaluable resource at helping us predict how people would fare under harsh conditions and social competition. Now all we needed to make it work was a psychologist who could help during the casting process and who would also be available on location after people were “voted off the island.”

Richard, who is quite good at predicting behavior, felt that Liza could do the job. She seemed warm and personable, and . . .

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