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Top Performance: How to Develop Excellence in Yourself and Others

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Zig Ziglar shows readers how to get the most out of themselves and others by developing people management skills. He reveals the qualities of good leadership and provides specific solutions for overcoming and correcting poor management practices. Rich with anecdotes and vivid illustrations, Top Performance provides specialized instruction for improving relationships with supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates to achieve maximum effectiveness in any profession.
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Overview

Zig Ziglar shows readers how to get the most out of themselves and others by developing people management skills. He reveals the qualities of good leadership and provides specific solutions for overcoming and correcting poor management practices. Rich with anecdotes and vivid illustrations, Top Performance provides specialized instruction for improving relationships with supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates to achieve maximum effectiveness in any profession.
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Readers of Ziglar's other how-to-succeed books will know what to expect: formulas and slogans by the dozen, illustrative anecdotes (often drawn from his own experiences), a few facts of behavioral psychology made easy, and some arrestingly provocative statementsamong them ``You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want!'' As a rule, success-winning formula books tend to ignore the problems presented by the differences in people's individual capacities, with the result that they too easily assume the practice by everyone of a few simple principles will guarantee success. Ziglar's book is no exception to this rule, but, all things considered, it is a cut above most titles of this kind. A. J. Anderson, Graduate Sch. of Library & Information Science, Simmons Coll., Boston History Fairbank, John King. The Great Chinese Revolution: 1800 to the present.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800759742
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 355,858
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Zig Ziglar, a talented author and speaker, has traveled over five million miles and worked with clients and corporations of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to churches, schools, and non-profit associations. He has written twenty-one books on personal growth, leadership, sales, faith, and success, nine of which have been bestsellers. He lives in Carrollton, Texas.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Introduction 13
Part I The Art of Top Performance
1 Choosing to Be a Top Performer 17
2 Causing Others to Want Your Leadership 31
3 Look for the Good 44
4 Expect the Best 67
5 "Wait for Me, I'm Your Leader!" 89
6 "People Just Don't Care..." 109
Part II The Science of Top Performance
7 "But I Thought You Said..." 117
8 "The Firings Will Continue Until Morale Improves" 140
9 Recognizing, Rewarding, and Role Modeling for Top Performance 158
10 Getting to Know You...and Me, Too! 180
11 Management Gems 196
Part III Motivating the Top Performer
12 A Formula for Motivation 203
13 Why You Manage... Why They Follow 220
14 Education to Overcome Management Paralysis 231
15 The Secret to Management Motivation 245
16 It Takes Time 259
Epilogue: A Unique Opportunity 281
Recommended Reading 285
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