Consultants-turned-authors Doug Davin and Diana Morris have a combined five decades of experience helping people, at all levels and career stages, reach new heights of success. Their experience with leaders and employees in blue-chip companies such as Pfizer, American Express, Novartis, and The Prudential tells them exactly what separates those who stall at a certain point in their careers from those who keep advancing: good old-fashioned people skills, or what they call the seven critical “Breakthrough Skills.”
The first of these skills highlighted in their new series of books is “High Possibility Thinking,” in which readers set great expectations and “equip” themselves with positive thinking to break through obstacles and reach new heights of success. “Step Out of the Box with a Bang!” shows readers how to use “High Possibility Thinking” to study their successes so they can learn how to create more of them. Combined with detailed advice and choice bits of “Working Wisdom,” the result is an essential guide that can remake or restart careers.
The authors’ “Breakthrough Buzz” surveys provided the spark that ultimately turned into “Step Out of the Box with a Bang!” Specifically, in a recent survey they asked professionals and business owners to tell them about the people skills that helped them most in their careers. 73-percent — nearly three quarters — of the 250 people who responded rated “High Possibility Thinking” as the skill most essential to anyone’s success, and 78-percent said that having a positive attitude personally helped them most in their careers.
To maximize the value of “Step Out of the Box with a Bang!,” the authors wrote a companion workbook called “The High Possibility Thinking Breakthrough Journal.” This interactive workbook is filled with worksheets and checklists that give readers an easy way to tackle the issues unique to their careers and see the progress they’re making toward a breakthrough.
Diana notes, “A positive, proactive, and excuse-free work life will help you take on every day with optimism, your head full of ideas and possibilities, your actions focused and purposeful. Your work life will have new energy, and you’ll look to the future with more confidence.” She adds, “No wonder so many people consider ‘High Possibility Thinking’ the most important of the ‘Breakthrough Skills,’ the one that holds the key to all the others.”