Ordinary Greatness: It's Where You Least Expect It ... Everywhere

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How to leverage ordinary greatness to create a competitiveadvantage for any organization

Enabling readers to maximize leadership skills, no matter thevenue, Ordinary Greatness helps those who are in leadershippositions to optimize their organizational results by improvingtheir ability to recognize and create greatness in those who theylead. Featuring real-world stories, this practical guide helpsreaders relate to both famous and everyday heroes and shows leadershow to improve their immediate environment. In addition, actionabletips and insights are included to equip business leaders to removethe blinders that keep them from seeing their organization'sordinary greatness.

Pamela  Bilbrey and Brian Jones are organizationalconsultants, executive coaches, and international speakers andworkshop facilitators

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"Ordinary Greatness captures the essence of theexpression, 'what you see often depends on what you are lookingfor.' This book is chock-full of examples of how leaders canrevolutionize themselves, their organizations, and theirperformance by really 'seeing' the unlimited capacity of theirpeople. Pam and Brian remind us that people are always the enginethat drives results. This book is to be absorbed, not merelyread."
Melvin F. Hall, PhD, President and CEO, Press GaneyAssociates, Inc.

"Caveat lector (reader beware)! If you like your life the way itis, enjoy the road you're on, don't pick up this book. It willchallenge you to reconsider your life-and give you practical toolsto do so. Everyone can see the top 0.1% of great talent in theworld. It requires a special way of viewing the world to see theother 99.9%. Pam and Brian have welded research with wisdom anddecanted analysis with soul to give you an opportunity tounderstand greatness in a new light. And best of all-to see thegreatest in your own life."
Ron Crossland, former chairman, Bluepoint LeadershipDevelopment; former managing director, Tom Peters Group, Ltd.;coauthor of The Leader's Voice

"Ordinary Greatness is a powerful, practical resource forpositive change. A wake-up call for leaders and readers everywhere,this groundbreaking book is packed with pointers for capturing theoften-overlooked power of 'ordinary greatness.' Inspiring, relevantexamples from everyday life encourage us to learn to notice andcelebrate the greatness already surrounding us. Anyone who readsthis book and accepts the challenges offered by Pam and Brian willbecome not only a better leader but a better person."
Quint Studer, CEO and founder, Studer Group, authorof Results That Last and Hardwiring Excellence

"If we seek greatness, we will find it-in a local coffee shop;in a hospital; in a school; at home; within oneself-and withinOrdinary Greatness. Pam Bilbrey and Brian Jones have writtena compact gem that reveals how ordinary greatness can be found,encouraged, nurtured, and celebrated. If we all stepped into ourordinary greatness as Pam and Brian suggest, we would change theworld."
Lance Secretan, PhD, founder, Secretan Center, authorof Inspire!: What Great Leaders Do

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Ordinary people do great things in the business environment, butthese individuals and their deeds go largely unnoticed. Greatnessgets overlooked on a daily basis due, mostly, to how it's packaged.Leaders simply fail to grasp what is right there in front of them.Does this describe you as a leader?

Revealing how you can maximize your leadership skills, no matterthe venue, Ordinary Greatness helps you to optimizeorganizational results by improving your ability to recognize andcreate ordinary greatness in those you lead. This practical guidefeatures real-world stories relating to both famous and everydayheroes with tips to identify the blinders that keep you from seeingthe greatness within your organization.

Starting with a Foreword by renowned leadership thinker PatrickLencioni, this groundbreaking book includes a personal template forachieving ordinary greatness in your own life and those you lead soyou can:

  • Discover why people don't see greatness
  • Find out what defines greatness
  • Learn how leaders open their eyes to greatness
  • Create the systems and processes that support extraordinaryperformance
  • Elevate the energy, enthusiasm, and commitment of theworkforce
  • Cultivate the potential for greatness in everyone
  • Maximize your organizational results

A timely wake-up call for people in all walks of life, butespecially for those in leadership positions who struggle every dayto keep employees engaged and passionate about their work,Ordinary Greatness will transform the way you see-andlead-within your business.

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