Ordinary Greatness: It's Where You Least Expect It ... Everywhere (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 22, 2009 - Business & Economics - 160 pages
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How to leverage ordinary greatness to create a competitive advantage for any organization

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

  

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Contents

Its Where You Least Expect It EVERYWHERE Chapter 1 What Is Ordinary Greatness?
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Its Where You Least Expect It EVERYWHERE Chapter 2 Ordinary Greatness Observed
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Its Where You Least Expect It EVERYWHERE Chapter 3 Why People Do Not See Ordinary Greatness
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Its Where You Least Expect It EVERYWHERE Chapter 4 How Leaders Open Their Eyes to Ordinary Greatness
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Its Where You Least Expect It EVERYWHERE Chapter 5 Characteristics of Ordinary Greatness
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Its Where You Least Expect It EVERYWHERE Chapter 6 Creating the Context for Ordinary Greatness
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Its Where You Least Expect It EVERYWHERE Chapter 7 Promoting Ordinary Greatness
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Its Where You Least Expect It EVERYWHERE Chapter 8 Cultivating the Potential for Ordinary Greatness
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Its Where You Least Expect It EVERYWHERE Chapter 10 Ordinary Greatness in Challenging Times
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Its Where You Least Expect It EVERYWHERE Closing Comments
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Its Where You Least Expect It EVERYWHERE Appendix A Assessments
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Its Where You Least Expect It EVERYWHERE Appendix B Questions and Answers
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Its Where You Least Expect It EVERYWHERE Notes
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Its Where You Least Expect It EVERYWHERE For More Information
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Its Where You Least Expect It EVERYWHERE About the Authors
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Its Where You Least Expect It EVERYWHERE Index
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Its Where You Least Expect It EVERYWHERE Chapter 9 Changing the Way You View the World
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About the author (2009)

Pamela Bilbrey helps organizations maximize their current strengths and bring out their ordinary greatness to achieve extraordinary results. A sought-after consultant, coach, and international speaker, she has authored three books and over fifty articles on employee engagement, leadership and team development, and organizational change. She was senior vice president of corporate development at Baptist Health Care, a Fortune 100 Best Places to Work organization and a Baldrige National Quality Program recipient. She also founded the Baptist Health Care Leadership Institute.

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.

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