Growing Great Employees: Turning Ordinary People into Extraordinary Performers

Growing Great Employees: Turning Ordinary People into Extraordinary Performers

By Erika Andersen

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Based on Andersen's 30 years of experience as a consultant and business leader, "Growing Great Employees" offers a practical approach to the art of being a great boss.


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Book Information

Publisher: Portfolio
Publish Date: 01/01/2008
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 9781591841906
ISBN-10: 1591841909
Language: English

What We're Saying

December 28, 2009

Our third installment of articles from past issues of In the Books, our annual review of the finest business books, comes from the indomitable spirit of Erika Andersen, founder of Proteus International. Erika is a friend of the company, and I've always thought of her as our cool and world-wise aunt. She is one of those people that teaches you something about yourself every time you meet her and, lucky for us, she does so for organizations as well. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

May 26, 2009

Eduardo Castro-Wright, vice chairman of Wal-Mart Stores was the subject of the Corner Office column in Sunday's New York Times. The question that caught our attention was: Q. So you find that people make business more complicated than it is? READ FULL DESCRIPTION

March 05, 2009

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December 09, 2011

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A few of us just returned from this year's Author Pow Wow in Austin, TX at The Driskill. As for me, I'm exhausted, but also refreshed with a sense of perspective. In support of my previous post, I do feel empowered, and I know others that attended do as well. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

October 11, 2012

Leading So People Will Follow by Erika Andersen, Jossey-Bass, 224 Pages, $26. 95, Hardcover, October 2012, ISBN 9781118379875 Call it what you will: “Buy-in,” “Loyalty,” or “Enthusiasm. ” Use whatever metaphor for the phenomenon you like—maybe “Everyone’s onboard” and “rowing the oars together”—but the simple reality is that every organization needs leaders, and leaders need followers. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

March 29, 2013

POST & WIN! Post a reaction or question for Erika in one of her Thinker in Residence posts, and not only will Erika pop by for the discussion, but we'll randomly pick one participant to win a copy of Leading So People Will Follow! In our past two Thinker in Residence posts featuring the thoughtful and motivating work of Erika Andersen, we introduced you to her newest book on leadership, Leading So People Will Follow, and also shared an in-depth Q&A with Erika about strategy. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

March 27, 2013

The next featured author in our Thinker in Residence series is Erika Andersen, author of Leading So People Will Follow (Jossey-Bass, 2012); Being Strategic: Plan for Success, Out-Think Your Competitors, Stay Ahead of Change (St. Martin's, 2010); Growing Great Employees: Turning Ordinary People Into Extraordinary Performers (Portfolio, 2007), and the author and host of Being Strategic with Erika Andersen on Public Television. Erika is the founding partner of Proteus International, a consulting and training firm that focuses on leader readiness. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

March 10, 2016

Erika Andersen teaches us how to become better learners to confront an age where information is expanding exponentially. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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How to develop an all-star staff, even if you don't know the first thing about managing "Your employees are, like you and me, flawed and hopeful human beings whose success is at least partly dependent on your skill as a manager, human beings who will thrive with skillful and consistent attention and wither without it." Erika Andersen has helped some of the best-managed companies in the world develop their employees. Now she explains how to stay ahead of the competition by investing in your people. You'll discover that:
- Listening is your most powerful asset. Use it to motivate and build commitment.
- Everything you know about interviewing is wrong. Discover what you really need in a potential employee.
- Successful companies hire for keeps. Get people feeling like part of the team from day one. Whether you're a first-time manager or a senior executive, Andersen will help you create a dynamic workplace, where the efforts you make today will blossom into success for years to come.

About the Author

Erika Andersen is founding partner of Proteus, a coaching, consulting, and training firm that focuses on leader readiness. Much of her recent work has focused on organizational vision and strategy, executive coaching, and management and leadership development.

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