This week’s Resource Recommendation – Challenge Your Employees to Give It Their All and They’ll Give You Even More By Mark Murphy
“Hundred percenters” are the focus for this book on leadership from Mark Murphy, Chairman and CEO of Leadership IQ. The book uses extensive research to ferret out the key things leaders can do to find and influence “hundred percenters”.
In the introduction Mark offers research that will help you determine your leadership style in a four-quadrant model with Challenge and Emotional Connection as two variables. The introduction itself is worth the price of the book, and is likely the most valuable introduction I’ve read.
The rest of the book focuses on:
- Constructive feedback
- Positive reinforcement
- Dealing with “talented terrors” – people with “100% skills and 0% Attitude”
Each chapter provides fresh ideas, some of which may refute the wisdom you’ve heard and read before.
This is a well-written, research-based book that doesn’t read like a textbook; actually it’s very easy to read. If you are a leader, you want to read this book.