"Great Work is a great work. It captures how people and organizations can help their employees have both passion and productivity at work. The five tools (ask, see, talk, improve the mix, and deliver) are well grounded in research and practice. The marvelous stories bring the ideas to life and offer specific tools any employee or leader can use. The ideas in the book educate, inspire, and capture the essence of a new way to produce great work."
Dave Ulrich, Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Partner, The RBL Group
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? Making waves? Creating a difference the world loves?
We’ve long been told our ability to succeed depends on our job title, social status, gender, I.Q., or when and where we were born. Great Work turns that conventional thinking on its head to reveal innovation can come from anyone, anywhere.
With insights from the largest-ever study of award-winning work, Great Work reveals five practical skills that will help you become a difference maker at work. You’ll learn to make improvements that delight customers, inspire team members, help your company grow, and put a spark in your career.
Great Work is filled with stories of real people in real jobs who did the work they were assigned and then shattered expectations to deliver better-than-asked-for results. The differences they’ve made will inspire you. Better still, they’ll teach you how to make a difference of your own.
From the organization behind The Carrot Principle and other national bestsellers that taught the world’s managers to recognize great work, this book will help a new generation of readers do work worth recognizing.
David Sturt is an Executive Vice President of the O.C. Tanner Company. He regularly consults with Fortune 1000 company leaders and speaks at conferences across the U.S., Canada, and the UK. He has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Human Capital, and other media outlets.