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The first book from the pair that writes America's most popular newspaper column on career success...
Creating a team that exceeds expectations is no accident.
"He got me to do more than I thought possible."
"She simply would NOT let us fail - we worked miracles for her."
How is it that some leaders can demand the most of you in such a way that you love them for it? When Dale Dauten and JT O'Donnell studied such leaders they came up with 12 Laws that together equal this surprising conclusion: MANDATORY GREATNESS.
Dauten and O'Donnell have turned interviews with hundreds of exceptional leaders into a fast and entertaining read. Their wisdom includes...
• Never trust a manager who always loves what you do
• How to move beyond "Lean" to "Muscular"
• Stop and smell the roses, yes, but sometimes you have to stop and smell the fish
• "One sentence is worth a thousand meetings" - Change the conversation and you change the culture
Here is a book that will change forever how you view teamwork, management and the art of producing results.
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About the Author
As founder of The Innovators' Lab®, an organization devoted to developing and testing new ideas in management and marketing, Dale has done idea generation with dozens of organizations, including Honeywell, General Dynamics, Caterpillar, and NASA.
His consulting work includes educational programs for Certified Innovation Mentors, and his work on creating a culture of innovation yielded a patent-pending new advance on brainstorming called BrainTouring™.
Dale has been researching achievers since his student days at Arizona State and Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. His early work prompted a government publication to call him a "guru" to White House staffers, and since then, his books have developed a following worldwide, especially in Japan.
In addition to co-writing with J.T. O'Donnell the country's leading career newspaper column, "J.T. & Dale Talk Jobs," for many years Dale wrote the syndicated newspaper column "The Corporate Curmudgeon" and has written seven previous books, including his most popular book, The Gifted Boss.
He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
JEANINE TANNER "J.T." O'DONNELL
J.T. is founder and CEO of the leading career advice site/blog, Careerealism.com and for the provocative site CareerHMO - known as "the cure for chronic job search." Her job search accelerator program (JSAP), is recognized as a cutting-edge resource for conducting a "disruptive" job search. She has assembled a team of career coaches and subject-matter specialists who, as approved topic experts, contribute to the sites, allowing daily updates to the content.
She describes herself as being a "field expert" on careers and workplaces, working with individuals as a career strategist and corporations as a trainer. She speaks regularly on the subjects within her book, CAREEREALISM: A Smart Approach to A Satisfying Career, which includes her highly acclaimed career success methodology called, The G.L.O.W. Method.
In addition to her work on "J.T. & Dale Talk Jobs," she is frequently quoted in major newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, and many others.
She is a graduate of Tufts University in Human Factors Engineering, and after more than a decade in corporate life, has headed her career consulting/coaching firm since 2001.
She lives near Boston.