Their instinct may be to take the easiest paycheque they can find, but what they should realize is that this transitional time offers them teh chance to take a thorough inventory of their interests and abilities to reinvent their careers in the most successful way. Each year 1.23 million students do not graduate high school, while more and more college graduates are moving back in with their parents while they figure out what to do with their lives. Schools are meant to help students find their way in the world, but it’s clear that they are often stifling their motivation to learn and succeed.
According to Ken Robinson, PhD, internationally renowned leader and speaker on creativity, human resources and education, we urgently need to find new ways of tapping into the full range of our human capabilities. What we need to discover is the point where our natural abilities and personal passions meet – the point he calls the Element.
THE ELEMENT: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, provides an essential strategy for transforming education and business to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Author Ken Robinson also offers us the personal stories of many people – some well-known, others less so – who have connected their natural aptitude with their personal passions and are now achieving at the highest levels, often overcoming difficulties to do so. Individuals such as Paul McCartney, Richard Branson, Meg Ryan, Ridley Scott, Vidal Sassoon and Matt Groening were interviewed specifically for this book. By exploring living examples of this new paradigm with humour, passion and wit, Robinson explains how to define your Element and make it work for you.