For decades, we have thought about potential as a being a constellation of individual traits: your creativity, your abilities, your intelligence. But new research shows that this version of potential - what Achor calls Small Potential - is deeply flawed, and places a ceiling on the level of success we can achieve. To lift this ceiling and reach new vistas in our careers, we must strive for Big Potential.
Big Potential works not in isolation, but rather as part of an ecosystem: so that when we help those around us succeed, we not only raise the performance of the group, we also make ourselves better. Drawing on cutting-edge original research, as well as his work with executives, educators, and leaders around the globe, Achor shows how we all have the power to amplify our own potential by helping others realize theirs.