Great Work: How to Make a Difference People Love / Edition 1

Great Work: How to Make a Difference People Love / Edition 1

by David Sturt
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Great Work: How to Make a Difference People Love / Edition 1


Great work lives inside all of us.

The question is: Do we make the contributions we're capable of? Is our best work getting out there? Breaking through? Creating a difference the world loves?

We've long been told our ability to succeed depends on our IQ, talent, education level, gender, job title, or when and where we were born. Great Work turns that conventional thinking on its head to reveal that innovation can come from anyone, anywhere.

Especially you.

With insights from the largest-ever study of award-winning work, Great Work reveals five practical skills that will help you ideate, innovate, and deliver work that gets noticed and appreciated.

Great Work is filled with stories of real people in real jobs who did what was asked and then added something extra--a personal touch all their own--to deliver better-than-asked-for results. Their stories will inspire you to write your own page in the book of human progress.


"Great Work has me believing anyone can deliver a difference. I predict that 'making a difference people love' will embed itself in our lexicon for decades to come. -- STEPHEN M. R. COVEY, AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLER THE SPEED OF TRUST

"I recommend it to everyone, from every background, who has dreams of accomplishing great work." -- BARBARA CORCORAN, REAL ESTATE MOGUL, "SHARK" ON ABC'S SHARK TANK

"We all know difference makers who, in small ways, make a profound impact on how we work and live. This book helps us celebrate them." -- TOM POST, MANAGING EDITOR, FORBES MEDIA

"Great Work is a great work. It educates, inspires, and offers specific tools any employee or leader can use." -- DAVE ULRICH, PROFESSOR, ROSS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN; PARTNER, THE RBL GROUP

"It takes passion, risk, and foresight to think beyond the status quo and see problems as opportunities. This book is inspiration for doing exactly that." -- KARIM RASHID, INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED DESIGNER

"Outstanding! A must read. Great Work will give you a whole new toolkit for success." -- LARRY KING, LEGENDARY INTERNATIONAL RADIO AND TELEVISION BROADCASTER

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071818353
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 570,123
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Incredible Disappearing School ix

Where this Book Comes From xvii

How Difference Makers Think

Chapter 1 Reframe Your Role 3

Chapter 2 Work with What You've Got 15

What Difference Makers Do

Chapter 3 Ask the Right Question 25

Chapter 4 See for Yourself 49

Chapter 5 Talk to Your Outer Circle 75

Chapter 6 Improve the Mix 103

Chapter 7 Deliver the Difference 137

Conclusion Get on the Wall 159

Appendices the Great Work Study 167

Notes and Resources 199

Acknowledgments 211

Index 215

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Great Work: How to Make a Difference People Love 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best business book I have ever read. The stories are relevant to every job type. I never thought I would say this about a business book, but I couldn't put it down.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a fabulous read! It gave me a lot of different perspective and knowledge about myself and my potential.  I bought it to help me be the "cutting edge"  at my job, but it has bled over into my life and made such a difference, even in the way I play with my children. This is one book I highly recommend for anyone who loves self-improvement.  This book gives you the confidence to be able to know how to make a difference and to create that mindset! Hope you all enjoy it like I did!