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The Only Leadership Book You'll Ever Need - Peter Barron Stark and Jane Flaherty
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The Only Leadership Book You’ll Ever Need

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Discover the heartbeat of every successful organization – employee engagement – and achieve excellence in your workplace. Every organization faces challenges and hardships. The Only Leadership Book You’ll Ever Need teaches leaders how to overcome their most difficult obstacle: employee engagement. By pinpointing specific areas leaders can focus on and change, this book shows how one leader can effectively change the entire workplace environment… for the better.

Topics addressed include:

  • The 10 Keys to Workplace Excellence
  • Becoming the Leader Who Makes the Difference
  • The 11 Stupid Things Managers Do to Mess Up Workplace Excellence
  • 76 Strategies to Effectively Lead and Engage Employees

Timely and accessible, this is an essential book for every leader as it provides all the necessary information organizations need in order to grow and thrive in today’s economy. Based on years of research and data from over 100,000 employees and managers, The Only Leadership Book You’ll Ever Need offers what other business books don’t: Results.

What our readers are saying:

“The Only Leadership Book You’ll Ever Need outlines what every organization aspires its workforce to become…and how to get there!”
- Pete Wong, vice president, human resources, Phoenix Suns-U. S. Airways Center

“I found Peter and Jane’s insights to rival those from Built to Last & Good to Great. We have been strategic partners now for almost twenty years. As a result, our organization has earned the Peter Barron Stark Companies Award for Workplace Excellence multiple times. I think that says it all.”
- Mike Maslak, president and CEO, North Island Credit Union

“Too many companies pay lip service to the simple yet effective practices that can become part of the fabric of the culture and make the workplace not just the place where folks go to earn a living but one where they can make a difference!”
- Garry Ridge, CEO, WD-40 Company

“The Only Leadership Book You’ll Ever Need is a must read for anyone in a leadership role. It identifies the keys to workplace excellence and provides you with the leadership skills and strategies needed to transform your organization into one of the best.”
- Sharon Owen, office administrator, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

The Only Leadership Book You’ll Ever Need is an excellent guide to fundamental management practices and should be required reading for any person aspiring to be a leader, believe they are a leader, and/or currently direct tasks or employees within an organization. It should also be mandatory reading for HR staff.”
- Bob Adams, group vice president, Crain Communications

“This book identifies why good employees leave and specifies the keys to building a culture of workplace excellence. It is straightforward, easy to read, practical, and written in terms that anyone can understand. I guarantee it would improve any organization.”
- Jim Daues, senior vice president, property claims, Farmers Insurance

“I’m all about creating a workplace where people look forward to going and want to be their best. What I like about The Only Leadership Book You’ll Ever Need is that it not only shows us how the Best-of-the-Best do this but, more importantly, it shows us how we can create such a workplace as well.”
- Harry Paul, best-selling coauthor, Fish! and Instant Turnaround!

“Regardless of the business you are in, people who come to work fully engaged and firing on all cylinders are your major point of differentiation. Why? Inspiring impassioned people is the hardest thing to get right. It’s also the hardest thing for your competitors to replicate. Loaded with great stories and backed with irrefutable research, Stark and Flaherty deliver the blueprint for creating a culture where people want to work and choose to stay!”
- Dr. Kevin Freiberg, author of Boom!, Guts!, and Nuts!

“It’s a compelling read with turn-key ‘do it now’ suggestions that I can put into practice today.”
- Chris Folz, vice president, human resources, Wells Fargo

“If your company has any employees, this book is a must read. Peter and Jane cut to the bottom line in the very complicated, and sometimes messy, arena of employee opinion surveys and the leaders who have the courage to ask.”
- Michael Easley, CEO, Powder River Energy Corporation

“Once again, Stark and Flaherty have qualified and quantified the how’s and why’s of creating an environment in which associates are passionate, and are energized to contribute discretionary efforts to make an organization a success. Quite frankly, you’re doing your business a disservice by not embracing the concepts.”
- Paul Barnes, president, SheaHomes, San Diego Division

The Only Leadership Book You’ll Ever Need offers strategies that are critical to increasing organizational excellence, especially in these turbulent times. If you want to energize your employees so they are giving their best work to you and your customers then this book is mandatory reading.”
- Jon Peters, president, The Institute for Management Studies

“This timely book puts the focus on what the Best-of-the-Best leaders actually do to make a difference. [The Only Leadership Book You'll Ever Need] risks sharing what works and what doesn’t work… Don’t just read it-devour it!”
- Terry Paulson, PhD, professional speaker and president, Paulson and Associates, Inc.

“Great information, quick and easy to read. Very frank and to the point. Employee engagement is the key of any organization-most organizations know that. But what they don’t know is how to get there. What does employee engagement look like in the workplace, and what specific things can be done to create that culture? This book addresses that specifically with lots of practical things to do to get there.”
- Pam Smith, deputy director, San Diego County Health & Human Service

“This book has it all – simple, straightforward, and actionable!”
- Sadie Stern, director of human resources, LG Electronics

“Anyone who leads a world-class organization or who is trying to create a world-class organization should not only read The Only Leadership Book You’ll Ever Need but should put its practical advice to work. The strategies in the book are relatively easy to implement and can create huge impact. The Only Leadership Book You’ll Ever Need provides many great ideas that will move your organization to the front of the pack.”
- Doran Barnes, CEO, Foothill Transit

“The authors have drawn from years of experience working intimately with leaders and organizations to set forth a helpful guide for leaders. The book helps one take stock of one’s own leadership and organization and the do’s and don’ts of building a productive culture where employees not only enjoy their work, but produce at high levels. I found the practical and down-to-earth strategies extremely helpful as I continue to strive to become an even more effective leader.”
- Don Phillips, superintendent, Poway Unified School District

“Great book. Quick reading with ideas on ways to improve the way employees feel about their company.”
- Bruce Hendricks, president and CEO, Bank of Nevada

The Only Leadership Book You’ll Ever Need is a must read for all CEOs, upper-level, mid-level, and new managers who aspire to become great leaders. Recognizing that your company’s greatest assets are its people is the first step, but recognition is not enough. This book will give you the tool set to develop your leadership skills to their full potential and help you create a management team and work culture that is productive, customer friendly, and will have your people whistling as they are driving to work on Monday morning.”
- Timothy Fennell, CEO/GM, Del Mar Fairgrounds/Racetrack

“Organizational change is all about first changing behaviors and ultimately attitudes of your employees. This book moves to the heart of attitudinal change.”
- Lowell Billings, superintendent, Chula Vista Elementary School District

“This book is a very informative document that enables managers to learn how to be leaders who engage their employees and create the employer of choice.”
- Gail Sullivan, Deputy City Manager, City of Escondido

“For many senior people it is not so much that we need to be taught as we need to be reminded about these items. But, for many relatively new to management roles it may be their initial exposure and the need is real. Have them all read this book.”
- Jim Konrath, retired chairman and CEO, Accredited Home Lenders

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