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Power of 2: How to Make the Most of Your Partnerships at Work and in Life

Rodd Wagner

Many of the greatest accomplishments can only be reached by two people working together. Tenzing and Hillary were first to scale Everest. Malone and Stockton were the key to each other's success on the basketball court. Eisner was never as effective at Disney without Wells. But while some partnerships reach great heights, others fall short. Why do some people click while others clash? What do great pairs have in common? And what can be learned from the most powerful partnerships to strengthen collaboration in work and life? Based on Gallup's groundbreaking research, "Power of 2" details the eight elements that prepare partners to succeed in their most important endeavors. Rodd Wagner and Gallup World Poll leader Dr. Gale Muller share the science and the secrets of successful collaboration. Mixing key insights about human nature, field-tested discoveries, and the inspiring stories of partnerships that reached the pinnacle, "Power of 2" will change the way readers think about working with someone else.

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Publisher: Gallup Press
Publish Date: 10/31/2009
Pages: 243
ISBN-13: 9781595620293
ISBN-10: 159562029X
Language: English

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New York Times bestselling author Rodd Wagner and Gallup Vice Chairman Gale Muller explore the crucial dimensions of a successful partnership and the stories of famous pairs who epitomize those elements. Many of the greatest accomplishments can only be reached by two people working together. Tenzing and Hillary were first to scale Everest. Malone and Stockton were the key to each other's success on the basketball court. Eisner was never as effective at Disney without Wells. But while some partnerships reach great heights, others fall short. Why do some people click while others clash? What do great pairs have in common? And what can you learn from the most powerful partnerships to strengthen collaboration in your work and life? Based on Gallup's groundbreaking research, Power of 2 details the eight elements that prepare partners to succeed in their most important endeavors. Rodd Wagner, coauthor of the bestseller 12: The Elements of Great Managing, and Gallup World Poll leader Dr. Gale Muller share the science and the secrets of successful collaboration. Mixing key insights about human nature, field-tested discoveries, and the inspiring stories of partnerships that reached the pinnacle, Power of 2 will change the way you think about working with someone else.

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