Defining You: How to profile yourself and unlock your full potential (Paperback)

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Have you ever wondered what a profiling session would tell you about yourself?

Fiona Murden helps some of the most successful people in the world to understand their behavior and improve their performance. Here she guides you through the professional profiling assessment process in private, to help you discover your strengths, understand what really drives you and learn which environments will help you to excel.

Our behavior is at the core of what we do. This is your ultimate self-awareness toolkit to help you understand both your own and other's behavior and to positively influence it. Along the way you may even start to sleep better, think more clearly and have good moods more often.

Defining You opens a window into the elite process of psychological profiling and presents a clear path to improving your effectiveness with immediate actions and tangible tips.


Dear reader, please note that the Credo test and participant report featured in Chapter 5 of Defining You is no longer available free of charge to readers. We trust this will not spoil your enjoyment of the book.

About the Author

Fiona Murden is a leadership psychologist who has spent the past fifteen years working with multi-national companies and with some of the UK's most successful business leaders, policy makers, top academics and sports people.

As a leadership coach to a raft of senior executives, an articulate and engaging public speaker, her day-to-day business puts her in a position to influence many of the great leaders of today, in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Her speaking commitments take her into boardrooms as diverse as the Institute of Directors, Cabinet Office, Royal College of Surgeons and Lloyd's of London. They have also seen her appear on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show.

Fiona has a BSc in Psychology from Warwick University, a Master of Arts in Organizational Studies from Warwick University Business School and a Master of Science in Psychology, gained with distinction, from the University of London. She lectures widely at academic and city institutions.

Praise For…

"With the proliferation of digital media and devices over the past decade, the personal development scene has become cluttered with charlatans, gurus, and goofballs pedaling unsubstantiated data and dictum that leaves one baffled and bemused. Defining You by Fiona Murden to the rescue! This book provides, not only the what and why backed up by years of experience, study, and 'perpetual curiosity', but it cuts right through the chaotic and provides authentic, useful, relevant, and actionable exercises at every turn."—Mel Carson-Microsoft Advertising's Digital Marketing Evangelist and author of Introduction to Personal Branding

"Fiona's coaching style is personable and instantly engaging and the output was insightful, pragmatic and actionable". Howie Silver, Regional Technology Director, BP

"In most lists of "What Successful People Do" you will always find at least one entry that relates to self-improvement and/or fueling the mind. As an avid chaser of self-improvement myself, I am constantly searching for the best ways to attain this lofty goal. Fiona's book, Defining You, is an invaluable addition to my list of pertinent tools. It is truly insightful - a flashlight on the human psyche-- and comes complete with pragmatic exercises and actionable instruments, which are easy to implement. I am grateful to Fiona for her excellent work in making me just a little bit wiser, happier and mentally healthier."—Casey Badach, Partner, Redburn NYC

"Defining You puts the spotlight on your own journey, helping you find your way to a happier, more successful life and ultimately to fulfil your potential."Kenny Wilson, CEO of Cath Kidston

"A really compelling and rewarding read that is highly recommended for anyone serious about understanding themselves and becoming the very best they can be."

Jo Walmsley, HR Director for Waitrose

"Whoever you are, and at whatever point you find yourself, here's a bespoke map for what happens next."—Jon Hendry, CEO of Prezzo Ltd

"Every reader will find a range of really helpful tools to understand their values, passions and interests - and to identify development goals to live life with a purpose."—Professor Anthony Forster, University of Essex

Product Details
ISBN: 9781473668393
ISBN-10: 1473668395
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
Publication Date: September 24th, 2019
Pages: 256
Language: English