The One Thing You Need to Know:...About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success

The One Thing You Need to Know:...About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success

by Marcus Buckingham
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The One Thing You Need to Know:...About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success by Marcus Buckingham

The principal author of the extraordinary bestsellers First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths offers a dramatically new way to understand the art of success.
Great managing, great leading, and career success — Buckingham draws on a wealth of examples to reveal the single controlling insight that lies at the heart of each. Lose sight of this "one thing" and even your best efforts will be diminished or compromised. Success comes to those who remain mindful of the core insight, understand all of its ramifications, and orient their decisions around it. Buckingham backs his arguments with authoritative research from a wide variety of sources, including his own data and in-depth interviews with individuals at every level of an organization, from CEOs to hotel maids and stockboys.
In every way a groundbreaking audiobook, The One Thing You Need to Know offers essential performance and career lessons for businesspeople at all career stages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743543064
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date: 03/07/2005
Edition description: Abridged
Pages: 3
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 5.75(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Marcus Buckingham spent seventeen years at the Gallup Organization, where he conducted research into the world's best leaders, managers, and workplaces. The Gallup research later became the basis for the bestselling books First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Best Managers Do Differently (Simon & Schuster) and Now, Discover Your Strengths (Free Press), both coauthored by Buckingham. Buckingham has been the subject of in-depth profiles in The New York Times, Fortune, BusinessWeek and Fast Company. He now has his own company, providing strengths-based consulting, training, and e-learning. In 2007 Buckingham founded TMBC to create strengths-based management training solutions for organizations worldwide, and he spreads the strengths message in keynote addresses to over 250,000 people around the globe each year. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Jane and children Jackson and Lilia. For more information visit: marcusbuckingham.com

Marcus Buckingham spent seventeen years at the Gallup Organization, where he conducted research into the world's best leaders, managers, and workplaces. The Gallup research later became the basis for the bestselling books First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Best Managers Do Differently (Simon & Schuster) and Now, Discover Your Strengths (Free Press), both coauthored by Buckingham. Buckingham has been the subject of in-depth profiles in The New York Times, Fortune, BusinessWeek and Fast Company. He now has his own company, providing strengths-based consulting, training, and e-learning. In 2007 Buckingham founded TMBC to create strengths-based management training solutions for organizations worldwide, and he spreads the strengths message in keynote addresses to over 250,000 people around the globe each year. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Jane and children Jackson and Lilia. For more information visit: marcusbuckingham.com

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One Thing You Need to Know... about Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Many soothsayers pontificate sonorously about leadership to anyone who will listen, but over time they gradually lose touch with their subject matter. You may at first wonder if best-selling guru Marcus Buckingham has stumbled into this very ditch after he devotes eight pages early in the book to what makes great marriages (FYI: he says it¿s always interpreting everything your spouse does in the warmest possible light, whether or not that is logical). Well, not to worry ¿ Buckingham is just warming up. An original thinker who lets his intellect roam, he brings sharp insights to the evergreen topic of leadership. Although this book is essentially creative in nature rather than intellectually rigorous, you'll come to respect the powerful perceptions it has to offer. Buckingham must navigate a perilous balance between clarity and oversimplification, and he pulls it off rather well. While we wouldn't say this is the only book you need to read to understand leadership, we highly recommend it.
bah_bah_black_sheep-mh More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was an easy read, and took me less than two days to finish. Marcus Buckingham's thoughts on leadership and management were interesting, and spot-on. One of my favorite points he makes in the book is the differentiation between leadership and management. Usually, those two words have interchangeable meanings in the self-help/occupational realm, but not to Buckingham. To paraphrase Buckingham: leadership is about having a vision for employees/teammates to follow, and management is about the employees themselves. He also uses real-life examples of good leadership to illustrate his concepts. The book is easy-to-understand without being overly simplistic. It has changed my understanding and thoughts on management.
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Read it, but don't weep. Success you will reap!