This week’s Resource Recommendation – Outstanding! 47 Ways to Make Your Organization Exceptional By John G. Miller
I love a couple of things when I pick up a book. I love when the title is clear and promises me something tangible (something of course that I care about). I also love when the book delivers. Plus, when the book is written by a really smart person, who I’ve had the privilege to work with a bit, it’s even better.
This book is all of those things.
John G Miller, author of QBQ – the Question Behind the Question among others, has written a fast-paced, easy-to-read and hard-to-put down book about making our organizations more (you guessed it) outstanding!
John offers 47 short chapters with titles that make the lesson clear. Some examples include:
- Make No Excuses
- Do What You Promise
- Be Fast
- Be Flexible: Put People Before Policies
- Seek No Culprits
- (and 42 more!)
A cynic would say “I already know or have read most of those things.” Perhaps this is true. Though I doubt it would be true for all 47, and I more highly doubt that you and your organization are doing all 47.
Each chapter is carried by at least one story or example, and is illustrative rather than preachy.
You could read one a day or the entire book over a couple lunch breaks (or in one sitting). My guess is you will find one or more that resonate with you in a way that leads you to share it with your team or colleagues.
However you choose to use it, do use it!
And here is a special offer for you: I have an extra copy of the book (John sent me two – after I already purchased my own copy). One of those other copies is being shared with the team here at Remarkable House. However, the other one could be yours.
Just write a comment about why I should send the book to you – and how you plan to use it. The best submission by Noon ET on February 4 (as decided by my team) will get the book and a special surprise from us too.
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