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"He got me to do more than I thought possible."
"She simply would NOT let us fail – we worked miracles for her."Buy Now from Amazon.com
How is it that some leaders can demand the most of you in such a way that you love them for it? When Dale Dauten and JT O’Donnell studied such leaders they came up with this surprising concept: MANDATORY GREATNESS. Said another way, creating a team that exceeds expectations is no accident.
Dauten and O’Donnell have turned their interviews with hundreds of exceptional leaders into a fast and entertaining read. Their new book unfolds as a conversation between a young everyman manager and a wise veteran consultant, a woman who’s been described as having “skirts of steel.” He wins a coaching day with her in a charity raffle – much to his disappointment. Reluctantly, he agrees to let her observe him as he works, and eventually she drags him to the revelation that, despite high ambitions, he is a typical manager with average prospects. He is, as she sums it up, “inadvertently mediocre.” Then, as she analyzes his work and philosophy, he learns new principles and techniques summed up in “The 12 Laws.”
Here is a book that will change forever how you view teamwork, management and the art of producing results.
There are hundreds of books on finding jobs, and dozens on hiring employees -- all guides to operating in the job market. But the best bosses and employees rarely use the traditional job market. No surprise there, at least not to sophisticated recruiters or job hunters.Buy Now from Amazon.com
After more than a decade, including ten foreign editions and 16 printing, William Morrow/HarperCollins is bringing out a Revised Edition. The conversation that is the heart of the book remains the same, but Dale has added a "quick start" guide to help readers implement the book's ideas, as well as a Discussion Guide to make it easy to build a program for managers around the book.
"Dauten's work clearly soars ahead of his time. He is the Obi-Wan Kenobi of business consultants."
-- Steve Chandler, author of The Story of You
"While Dale's writing will keep you up late reading, his book is like a great night's sleep – leaving you refreshed, renewed, and eager to try something new."
-- Bill McLaughlin, president and CEO, Select Comfort
(creator of "The Sleep Number Bed")
With lively language and entertaining stories, (Great) Employees Only reveals how gifted bosses hire, de-hire and inspire, and shows you how to emulate their tactics and success.Buy Now from Amazon.com
"Let's say we have two managers who, on the same day, take over identical teams. Both are bright and eager to excel. One has read all the management books on motivation; the other has just this book."
"In six months, the first manager will have increased productivity by 10 percent, maybe 20 percent. The second boss, using the great employees only system, will have increased productivity by over 100 percent, while putting in one-third fewer hours at the office."
"Along the way, the great employees only leader will have encountered less resistance, made more friends, learned more, and had far more fun."
You'll get an insider's look at forty-eight insights developed from Dale Dauten's decade of research into America's most effective leaders, including what it takes to:
Don't know what you want to do when you grow up? The Max Strategy is for you!
It argues that you don't need to be obsessive about planning and goal-setting, that success is usually an accident and that finding it requires a willingness to experiment.Buy Now from Amazon.com
In Better Than Perfect , you will meet:
How to Enjoy Killing the Status Quo, Dale Dauten's summary guide to a career of "creative usefulness."
He writes, "The warriors of the modern organization aren't just fighting deadlines or bureaucracy or even the competition, they are searching out better ways to serve, faced off against the current standard of quality.Buy Now from Amazon.com
Finding Work, Finding Inspiration (a story about coming back from being laid-off) Available in both e-Book and Audiobook formats, free!Get the Book »