How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success By Magnifying Your Strengths

Hardcover | August 7, 2012

byJohn Zenger, Joseph Folkman, Jr., Robert H. Sherwin

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Rethink Everything You Know About Leadership Strengths

"A must-read for anyone wanting to positively stand out in an organization or for leaders wanting to raise the overall performance of the organization." -- Cindy Brinkley, Vice President, Global Human Resources, General Motors
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"The authors take the groundbreaking concept of driving leadership effectiveness by building our strengths to a whole new level of practical implementation, providing us with a brilliantly clear road map. I have found this body of work to be absolutely invaluable . . . I cannot imagine a person in a leadership role today who would not find value from reading this book cover to cover." -- Loren M. Starr, Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Invesco Ltd.

"How to Be Exceptional is a milestone in the emerging business case for evidence-based management. Building on two decades of earlier research, the authors brilliantly lay out a simple, concrete, scientifically validated model for achieving consistently superior business results through leadership. . . . Its magic is its simplicity, pragmatism, and focus." -- Eric Severson, Senior Vice President, Talent, Gap Inc.

"How to Be Exceptional is the best book on professional development I have read in decades. It reinforces the emerging wisdom that the path to greatness is really about building profound strengths, rather than through relentlessly focusing on one's weaknesses. This is a great road map for any leader seeking to optimize their growth and impact." -- Michael A. Peel, Yale University, Vice President, Human Resources and Administration

"Once in a decade, there's a business book worth reading and remembering.there are many excellent books that simply reiterate things we should already know. Then there are those destined to become classics of new knowledge..." I plan to "re-read a few times as more details click into place each time." --Dave Crisp, Canadian HR Reporter

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Rethink Everything You Know About Leadership Strengths"A must-read for anyone wanting to positively stand out in an organization or for leaders wanting to raise the overall performance of the organization." -- Cindy Brinkley, Vice President, Global Human Resources, General Motors"The authors take the groundbreaking concept of driving l...

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"We have moved from a focus on fixing leadershipweaknesses all the way over to a focus on buildingstrengths. Without question, it is the most profound change in this realm to occur in the past 50 years." -- John Zenger and Joseph Folkman, from the bookYou run a business department, a division, or an entire company. Everything is going ...

Zenger Folkman utilizes evidence-driven, strengths-based methods to improve organizations and the people within them. "Jack" Zenger and Joe Folkman are the cofounders of Zenger Folkman and bestselling coauthors of The Inspiring Leader and The Extraordinary Leader. Bob Sherwin, Jr., is Chief Operating Officer and Barbara Steel is Senior...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.3 × 6.2 × 0.9 inPublished:August 7, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780071791489

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