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Ordinary Greatness. It's Where You Least Expect It ... Everywhere. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1057498
  • Book
  • July 2009
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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Foreword ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

Chapter 1 What is Ordinary Greatness? 1

Chapter 2 Ordinary Greatness Observed 9

Chapter 3 Why People Do Not See Ordinary Greatness 23

Chapter 4 How Leaders Open Their Eyes to Ordinary Greatness 39

Chapter 5 Characteristics of Ordinary Greatness 55

Chapter 6 Creating the Context for Ordinary Greatness 75

Chapter 7 Promoting Ordinary Greatness 95

Chapter 8 Cultivating the Potential for Ordinary Greatness 109

Chapter 9 Changing the Way You View the World 123

Chapter 10 Ordinary Greatness in Challenging Times 143

Closing Comments 157

Appendix A Assessments 159

Appendix B Questions and Answers 166

Notes 180

For More Information 188

About the Authors 189

Index 190

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Pamela Bilbrey
Brian Jones
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