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FYI: For Your Improvement, A Guide for Development and Coaching (4th edition) Paperback – January 1, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0974589237 ISBN-10: 0974589233 Edition: 4th

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  • Paperback: 629 pages
  • Publisher: Lominger Ltd Inc; 4th edition (January 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974589233
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974589237
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,243 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The information is simple and easy to use and is actually very helpful.
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The reader encounters concise lists of the behavioral indicators of unskilled performance, skilled performance and overuse of this competency.
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Well organized - chapter by chapter allows for easy access to the information you need.
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By John M. Ford TOP 1000 REVIEWER on July 4, 2008
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FYI presents a comprehensive list and description of competencies needed for leadership, according to the Lominger Group. This model may differ in some respects from the one used by your organization, but it won't be far off.

The competencies in this book are organized into six factors: Strategic Skills, Operating Skills, Courage, Energy & Drive, Organizational Positioning Skills, and Personal & Interpersonal Skills. The authors add the two negative factors Trouble With People and Trouble With Results. Nested within these factors are clusters and individual competencies. One might quibble with the details, but this map covers the terrain.

Readers are skillfully guided through this territory. The initial chapters provide solid advice for deciding which competencies to develop, recognizing that sometimes it is more useful to compensate for a weakness with other strengths and that it is possible to unproductively overuse one's strengths. The authors' willingness to deal seriously with negative issues such as overapplication of strong competencies and barriers to success is valuable--and often lacking in competency publications.

Individual competency chapters have a predictable and useful structure. Each chapter begins by locating the competency within its factor and cluster and "inspires" the reader with an appropriate quote. The reader encounters concise lists of the behavioral indicators of unskilled performance, skilled performance and overuse of this competency. These lists cross-reference other competencies that can either substitute for unskilled peformance or compensate for overuse.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Juergen Hadden on August 15, 2007
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Not only a succinct guide for improvement in itself, many references to detailed research on improvement of individual traits.

My Team members each have a copy. Works well with 360 degree review approach.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JM Andrews on October 4, 2008
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Amazing book that provides insight as to what the essential characteristics for leaders to achieve in order to be successful. It even goes into when a particular skill is overused by a leader and what skills to use to compensate for that. If you are one who is honest about your strengths and development needs, this is absolutely the book for you! I've had it since I attended a corporate retreat 10 years ago and have since bought the updated version a few years back. I've even provided a copy to my second level managers as a guide to improve themselves. Couldn't recommend it more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kyle on March 3, 2010
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FYI is a very comprehensive review of leadership competencies. My organization is using the book to assist its leaders with 10 understanding what competencies are; 2) what their personal strengths and opportunities are; 3) developing a plan to more effectively develop their own leadership performance. Easy to read and understand with a wealth of ideas to address developmental opportunities. We have purchased the Card Sort that goes along with the book too.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Business of Leadership on February 15, 2008
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Lominger really does have the best leadership development system out there. I would never consider using anything else.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robin Donelson on August 27, 2013
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I and my team of managers live by these books. They allow you to identify exactly what a person is doing wrong and give them constructive actions for correction. Shortens time to write reviews and provides the correct verbiage for other things like "Performance Plans" or "Personal Improvement Plans".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Karina on February 26, 2014
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This helps one to meet expectations for fluent dialog with upper management. It is a great find, and can be referred to again and again for continued success.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Noggin on August 31, 2013
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This book makes it easy to be prepared for Performance Evaluations and also for job interviews. This also can work as a guide for preparing for behavioral based interviewing.
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