Most Professionals in High-Level Positions Believe Taking Risks Is More Important Than Playing it Safe

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In a recent survey of over 630 working professionals conducted by Caliper, a Princeton-based human resources consulting firm, over 7 out of 10 people feel that taking risks is more important to success than avoiding mistakes.

In a recent survey of over 630 working professionals conducted by Caliper, a Princeton-based human resources consulting firm, over 7 out of 10 people feel that taking risks is more important to success than avoiding mistakes.

In addition, people in high-level positions—those who are C-level and Vice Presidents—stressed the importance of taking risks much stronger than those in Administrative or Managerial positions.

Does these mean that if you want to move your career forward, you are better off trying something new, and possibly failing, then never trying at all?

Herb Greenberg, Ph.D., President and CEO of Caliper, shares, “Many top achievers are risk takers—they are simply not afraid to go out into uncharted waters. As a result, they move themselves, as well as their organizations, ahead.”

This theme is explored in much greater depth in Caliper’s new book, Succeed on Your Own Terms, which is being published by McGraw-Hill in June. The message is that people who are truly successful are willing to take risks. And willing to risk is only one of four qualities that top achievers had in common. The other three qualities these people shared are really loving what they do, self-awareness and the ability to focus on their strengths instead of their weaknesses.

Authors Herb Greenberg and Patrick Sweeney discovered that these are the qualities that drive more than four dozen remarkably talented individuals from a dozen countries who have made their marks in business, politics, sports, the arts and global affairs. Through their compelling stories, readers will learn to identify their defining qualities, develop their own definitions of success, and learn to recognize their defining moments.

As a bonus, readers also receive a free personality assessment to help them focus on their most powerful personal motivators and capitalize on their key strengths.

To learn more about Succeed on Your Own Terms please visit http://www.SucceedOnYourOwnTerms.com.

ABOUT CALIPER

Caliper helps companies achieve peak performance by aligning the potential and motivations of individuals with the goals of a business. Their expertise and accuracy, combined with the depth of their personal approach, has enabled them to provide objective, adaptable solutions for over 25,000 companies throughout the past four decades. By helping executives select the right people, manage individuals most effectively and develop productive teams, they are able to bridge the gap between where a company is and where it needs to be.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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