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The Five Lost Superpowers

Why We Lose Them and How to Get Them Back

There is a well of untapped potential inside you, just waiting to be unleashed. Everyone has superpowers when they are a child. We tend to lose them as we grow up, but they’re always there, right below the surface, ready for us to reactivate and fully manifest our human potential.

Learn to reclaim your own superhero birthright with The Five Lost Superpowers.

As you grew up, you were taught to dampen the natural strength of your Curiosity, Resilience, Authenticity, Compassion and Playfulness. Understand why you came to believe that powers don’t fit in a “grown-up” world, and discover how to reignite them to unlock your best self.

Chapter by chapter, you’ll explore the innate leadership tool belt you forgot you had and reconnect with the leader you were born to be—the kind of leader and person who knows how to activate superpowers in themselves and everyone around them.

“What’s happened to those innate gifts of childhood that were sure to bring us joy and success as adults? The authors identify five ‘superpowers’ we’ve lost along the way and cleverly reveal how they’ve been wiped out. Curiosity, Authenticity, Resilience, Compassion, and Playfulness all still need a place in our adult lives in order for us to thrive. And it’s not too late—thankfully, there are some ideas here on how we can reintroduce them into our lives and recapture some of the happiness that’s escaped us.”

– Genevieve Piturro, Founder of Pajama Program, Author of Purpose, Passion, and Pajamas

“As a true believer in the unique superpowers of children, I was thrilled by this exploration of ways we can reclaim and harness those same powers as adults and leaders who want to be and do good in the world. The authors don’t pretend that qualities such as Authenticity, Resilience, and Compassion come easily to grown-ups, but they thoughtfully illustrate that each and every one of us has access to the power we carry.”

– Jennifer Garner, Co-Founder of Once Upon a Farm, Ambassador and Board Member of Save the Children, Actress

Moving from Models to Mindsets

Rethinking the Sales Conversation

As sales manager, you want your people to perform at the peak of their abilities. Hiring outside organizations to train and motivate your team can be an expensive proposition. And most only provide outmoded, “one-size-fits-all” techniques, with no regard for a specific company’s products, services or customer base. There is a better way.

John Reid believes adaptability and communication are the keys to successful selling. He rejects the rigid, cookie-cutter methodology of many current training programs. Instead, he offers a more flexible approach, with conversations that focus on:

  • Practice and experiential learning
  • Listening more than speaking
  • Context rather than models, methodologies and tricks of the sales trade

Moving from Models to Mindsets provides a framework for a new way of thinking—and acting—when it comes to sales training. Your salespeople want to do their best, and now you can help them succeed.

“We partner with JMReid Group because their focus on context, the learner and the latest thinking gets results. It allows our companies to move from previous curriculums and training without the feeling of having to start over.”

– David Gau, Operating Partner, PPC Partners

“A radical reconsideration of sales training that moves away from one-size-fits-all models. Reid draws from elements of contemporary neuroscience as he presents his own training strategy—one that focuses less on inelastic pedagogical content and more on participatory exercises. His prose style is lucid, anecdotal, and relentlessly commonsensical. Along the way, he provides a running commentary of other literature on his topic, and he bluntly debunks some fashionable theoretical trends. This guide should be a powerful instrument for its intended audience of “medium to high” sales performers. An accessible and often insightful approach to sales instruction.”

– Kirkus Reviews

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