The Only Way to Win: How Building Character Drives Higher Achievement and Greater Fulfilment in Business and Life

Author(s): Jim Loehr


WHY WINNING WITH CHARACTER IS THE ONLY WAY TO WIN The conditioning begins early in our lives. Great achievements will bring lasting happiness and fulfillment; great achievements form the bedrock of stable self-esteem and strong character; great achievements will become the foundation for a successful life. If these well-intentioned promises are true, why does winning never seem to be enough? In The Only Way to Win, Jim Loehr draws upon two decades of work with Fortune 500 executives; world-class athletes such as Monica Seles, Dan Jansen, and Eric Lindros; and other high achievers at the Human Performance Institute (HPI) to reveal surprising insights about achievement motivation. Specifically, Loehr finds that the blind pursuit of external achievement often results in emptiness, addiction, and, ironically, poor performance. It's not really about what you achieve, he argues, it's about who you become as a consequence of the chase. From the bestselling author of On Form, comes a compelling, practical, and hopeful read filled with relatable stories and useful exercises. The Only Way to Win will serve as a powerful wake-up call for business leaders, employees, teachers, and coaches. It will also provide inspiration for readers looking to perform better, achieve more, and change both their own lives and those of the people they influence.


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Jim Loehr is a world-renowned performance psychologist, co-founder of the Human Performance Institute, and author of fifteen books, including his most recent, The Power of Story. He also co-authored the national bestseller The Power of Full Engagement. Over the course of his career, Loehr has worked with hundreds of world-class p erformers from the arenas of sports, business, medicine, and law enforcement, including Fortune 100 executives, FBI Hostage Rescue Teams, and military Special Forces. Loehr and his work have been mentioned in leading national publications including the Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Newsweek, Time, U.S. News and World Report, Success, Fast Company, and Omni. He has appeared on NBC's Today show, ABC's Nightline with Ted Koppel, The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, CBS Morning News, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. He lives in Orlando, Florida.

General Fields

  • : 9781857885927
  • : Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • : Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • : August 2012
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jim Loehr
  • : Paperback
  • : 8-Dec
  • : 650.1
  • : 272