Ordinary Greatness: It's Where You Least Expect It ... Everywhere
Enabling readers to maximize leadership skills, no matter the venue, Ordinary Greatness helps those who are in leadership positions to optimize their organizational results by improving their ability to recognize and create greatness in those who they lead. Featuring real-world stories, this practical guide helps readers relate to both famous and everyday heroes and shows leaders how to improve their immediate environment. In addition, actionable tips and insights are included to equip business leaders to remove the blinders that keep them from seeing their organization's ordinary greatness.
Pamela Bilbrey and Brian Jones are organizational consultants, executive coaches, and international speakers and workshop facilitators
Chapter 1 What Is Ordinary Greatness?
Chapter 2 Ordinary Greatness Observed.
Chapter 3 Why People Do Not See Ordinary Greatness.
Chapter 4 How Leaders Open Their Eyes to Ordinary Greatness.
Chapter 5 Characteristics of Ordinary Greatness.
Chapter 6 Creating the Context for Ordinary Greatness.
Chapter 7 Promoting Ordinary Greatness.
Chapter 8 Cultivating the Potential for Ordinary Greatness.
Chapter 9 Changing the Way You View the World.
Chapter 10 Ordinary Greatness in Challenging Times.
Appendix A Assessments.
Appendix B Questions and Answers.
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About the Authors.
Brian Jones has been described by his clients as "a breath of fresh air" and "the most effective consultant we've ever hired." He travels the country helping teams and organizations achieve real results with ordinary, yet great tools and advice. As the former director of people development for Baptist Health Care, he was instrumental in the organization's recognition as Training magazine's Top 100 Training Organizations in America for five consecutive years. He is the author of several articles on leadership development and employee engagement.
"Attaining greatness in and out of the workplace may seem like a lofty aspiration-to say the least-but according to Pam Bilbrey and Brian Jones, the prerequisite steps are surprisingly pedestrian in nature." (Sales Marketing Management Monitor, July 21, 2009)
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