Wisdom, Inc.: 30 Business Virtues That Turn Ordinary People into Extraordinary Leaders

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A look at the 30 virtues of good business that have inspired success in thousands of leaders, by the man voted Boss of the Year, 1994.

Persistent, honest, resourceful, creative — these adjectives begin to define the qualities of a great business leader. Along with the 26 other virtues enumerated in Wisdom, Inc., they are the fundamentals behind a business strategy that works, but they often get lost beneath passing fads and the color of one's parachute. Seth Godin's simple, ...

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Overview

A look at the 30 virtues of good business that have inspired success in thousands of leaders, by the man voted Boss of the Year, 1994.

Persistent, honest, resourceful, creative — these adjectives begin to define the qualities of a great business leader. Along with the 26 other virtues enumerated in Wisdom, Inc., they are the fundamentals behind a business strategy that works, but they often get lost beneath passing fads and the color of one's parachute. Seth Godin's simple, highly readable handbook of business virtues will help everyone from assistant managers to CEOs cultivate habits that lead to a lifetime of good business.

Godin interviewed 1,500 top executives from a wide range of industries to isolate the 30 virtues consistently named by respondents. Each virtue is addressed with inspirational stories of historical business leaders who distinguished themselves by exhibiting that virtue, as well as modern-day accounts by the executives interviewed demonstrating how the virtue has contributed to their companies' successes. Most important, each virtue is accompanied by a section entitled "To Do Today," which provides concrete suggestions for immediately incorporating the virtue into a daily routine. Both practical and inspirational, Wisdom, Inc. is a perfect gift or anyone in business.

Godin's simple, highly readable handbook of business virtues will help everyone from assistant managers to CEOs cultivate habits that lead to a lifetime of good business. Godin interviewed 1,500 top executives from a wide range of industries to isolate the 30 virtues consistently named by respondents.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830099405
  • Publication date: 9/15/1995
  • Pages: 160

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction 1
Copy of the Actual Survey 7
Attention to Detail 9
Balanced Lifestyle 15
Creativity 19
Curiosity 26
Drive 31
Efficiency 35
Ethics 40
Fearlessness 46
Focus 51
Goals 56
Grace Under Pressure 61
Hard Work 66
Initiative 71
Integrity 76
Intelligence 82
Leadership 87
Loyalty 93
Persistence 98
Resourcefulness 103
Responsibility 108
Self-motivation 113
Sense of Humor 118
Sense of Ownership 123
Strategy 129
Teamwork 134
Vision 140
Notes 145
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2001

    Interesting

    The author includes quotes, anecdotes, examples, statistics, and survey findings. Most of the material is good, but will come as nothing new to people who know about history and business. So I have to assume that this book might be intended as something to give to young or inexperienced people. However, much of the contents are wisdom from the 'old' world of business which probably don't apply much in the new age.

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