Successful students and successful employees have something in common: a well-developed skill set that goes beyond book smarts. The skills needed for success in the classroom and on the job can be honed with deliberate effort and the right resources.
Academic success skills—note-taking, reading for understanding, preparing for and taking exams, using resources such as advisors and academic coaches, participating in experiential education opportunities—enable students to perform at the level of their academic ability.
Soft skills—communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, time management, ability to work on a team, strong work ethic, and professionalism—underpin academic and career success.
Leadership—influencing people to achieve common goals—is the key to personal and shared success.
Success Skills for High School, College, and Career provides step-by-step guidelines and hands-on exercises to enable students to enhance their academic performance and prepare for future career success. This book helps students construct realistic expectations for achieving success, develop self-awareness, build a future-oriented attitude, and improve their academic success skills, leadership skills, and soft skills. If you want to build skills essential for academic success and career readiness, this book is for you.
Testimonials for Success Skills for High School, College and Career
“This unique and inspirational book teaches students how to be successful in school right now, while developing the skills that employers absolutely need in the 21st century. Just the soft skills discussion alone, including critical thinking and problem-solving, working with others, professional communication, and time management, makes this a one of a kind resource that every student must have and use to empower their future. I also highly recommend this book for parents and teachers who want to build success skills in their students.” —Pat Wyman, “America’s Most Trusted Learning Expert” and CEO of HowToLearn.com.
“Believing you can achieve success is fundamental to achieving success. Cary Green’s excellent new book can help you understand your skills and abilities so that you have the confidence to go for it—confidence to take action—actions that put you on the path to a thriving, successful life. Don’t limit your future based on your current skills. Empower your future by learning from Cary and his wonderful book.” —Rebecca Kochenderfer, CEO of Homeschool.com.
“Success Skills is not only a book. It’s a movement. The author, Cary Green, spent twenty years teaching, advising, mentoring, and supervising university students. He graduated in the top 10% of his class in high school, but got a D in college because he didn’t have the success skills. He illustrates powerful concepts with great stories. Cary Green is a great teacher, mentor, sage and his words are wrappers for amazing truths. I’m giving this book to every high school and college student I know. Read this book and reap.” —Linda Hollander, CEO of Sponsor Concierge.
“Success Skills contains a simple, yet powerful set of keys that will unlock the doors standing between you and all you can be – all you are meant to be; no matter your circumstances. That’s a crucial distinction, too. No matter your past, no matter your present difficulties or obstacles. Dr. Green’s easy to grasp book is a road map bursting with science-backed information, tips and advice in a clear, step-by-step plan, as well as a psychological primer illuminating the missing link between self-doubt and self-awareness; leading you to the gateway of self-confidence and achievement.” —R.A. Conroy, Award-winning filmmaker and author of Shelter – Lost and Found.
“If you want to intentionally put yourself on the path to success, read Dr. Cary Green’s new book Success Skills today. It is on target and direct. It hits the bulls eye in laser like fashion. Dr. Green’s keen insights will benefit every student who reads the invaluable resource. It will sharpen their thinking and accelerate their journey to advancement. Having the right map makes it is easier and more time efficient to reach one’s goals. Success Skills is a right map and enriching read.” —Sam X Renick, Founder, SammyRabbit.com
“The attributes, traits, and characteristics that Cary Green has defined in his Success Skills will serve you well in becoming an influential leader. Beyond advancing your college and career goals, these soft skills can make your life richer and more meaningful.” —Audrey Halpern, soft-skills trainer at ARH Training.
“Dr. Green captures the essence of a young adult’s mind and connects some unfamiliar areas with an action plan to learn! His book includes insights that would be accepted by teens and young adults with eagerness and optimism. As a professional counselor, I value how Dr. Green has young adults take inventory of strengths and weaknesses, as well as values and life balance. His work is impressive and useful. As a mother of three young adults, I can’t wait to go through this information with each of them. I especially like that Dr. Green speaks often about mentoring, and even devotes a chapter to that. This is a great concept for young adults to embrace and use throughout life. Dr. Green has developed a comprehensive road map for young adults to follow as they head into high school, college, and career. This is a wonderful resource to inspire, enable, and enhance the academic performance and success skills of young adults.”-Jami Kirkbride Licensed Professional Counselor, Author of The You Zoo, Personality Trainer, and Mother of 7.
“Success Skills for High School, College, and Career is a useful resource that will help young people build the skills they need to be successful in both academics and on the job. It is available in both print and digital formats. Highly recommended.” -Andy Morkes, College and Career Press.
“Dr. Green’s message reaches far beyond the class room and prepares young people for a lifetime of achievement in any endeavor. His teachings have proven to have an immediate and lasting impact on my youth program members.” -Gary S.
Reviews of Success Skills for High School, College, and Career
Leadership and Soft Skills for Students: Empowered to Succeed in High School, College, and Beyond
(The first edition of Success Skills)
“This remarkable book teaches you how to play to your strengths, overcome your weaknesses, and build a rewarding future!” — Marshall Goldsmith, #1 Leadership Thinker in the World and top-ranked executive coach.
“As a learning expert, author, college professor and CEO of HowtoLearn.com, I’ve read a lot of books about leadership but none as stellar and results-oriented as this one…This is definitely the official book on leadership and soft skills for students. ..The book has my highest recommendation!” –Pat Wyman, America’s Most Trusted Learning Expert.