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The Resiliency Advantage by Al Siebert

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Chapter Nine Integrating Your Paradoxical Abilities

Why do some people achieve much more career success than others? David McClelland, a psychology professor at Harvard University, spent many years searching for answers to this question. McClelland was perplexed by evidence that a high IQ and a college education do not assure success in life. Many college graduates flounder in their careers while people with little education are very successful. Many members of MENSA, the society for people with high IQs, work without distinction in ordinary jobs.

McClelland used his research skills to develop a test that provided answers to his questions. In fact, he became so skilled with his test, he was able to accurately predict, twenty years into ...

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