John Hamm is one of the top leadership experts in Silicon Valley. He was named one of the country's top 100 venture capitalists in 2009 by AlwaysON and has led investments in many successful high-growth companies as a partner at several Bay Area VC firms. Hamm has also been a CEO, a board member at over thirty companies, and a CEO advisor and executive coach to senior leaders at companies such as Documentum, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, TaylorMade-adidas Golf and McAfee. John teaches leadership at the Leavy School of Business at Santa Clara University.
Unusually Excellent: The Necessary Nine Skills Required for the Practice of Great Leadershipby John Hamm
Often, when leaders experience trouble, they look to blame an outside source or expect a small tweak to right their ship. But many times they've actually lost their grip on the very basic foundation of leadership. The business environment may change, but no management trend can displace the/b>
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Often, when leaders experience trouble, they look to blame an outside source or expect a small tweak to right their ship. But many times they've actually lost their grip on the very basic foundation of leadership. The business environment may change, but no management trend can displace the core laws, proven over centuries, of excellent leadership. Unusually Excellent is an essential resource for leaders that brings these fundamentals together in a new and comprehensive way. This book will help leaders at any level keep their focus on the bedrock principles that will make them extraordinary..
- Thoroughly practical, day-to-day primer for achieving and maintaining their highest level of leadership, for today and for a lifetime
- The author's Harvard Business Review articles are among the most highly read in the magazine's history
- Written for all leaders who need to develop and renew their leadership skills
Using a sports analogy, the author breaks the work of leaders into three parts: pregame: a matter of character; game day: a matter of competence; and postgame: a matter of consequence.
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Superb - "unusually excellent" - leadership involves three core values and nine basic skills, including elements such as authenticity, vision and trustworthiness. Leadership consultant John Hamm analyzes and presents these qualities in an expert, inspirational and engaging manner. At times, the author uses offensive language to make his points, which hardly seems necessary in this otherwise worthy book. With appreciation for the author's passion, as well as his leadership savvy, getAbstract recommends this insightful guide to aspiring and experienced leaders.