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To be successful today, leaders need more than an impressive title and superficial "friends" in high places. They need to be able to do some basic things--build partnerships, share leadership, and develop and empower people–-to name just a critical few. The challenge is that none of these are possible if people don’t trust or believe in their leaders. That’s where this new book, It’s Not Just Who You Know, fills an important gap in leadership education. In it, Tommy Spaulding hits on the important issue of building and sustaining relationships–-real relationships, authentic relationships as opposed to those less genuine, selfish relationships that do not build morale in the organization or trust between people. Tommy’s is a great book because he doesn’t just tell you that relationships are important, he tells you why, and he tells you how to practice building them. If you pick up one book today, let it be this one. You’ll be glad you did!
I put this book on my Kindle, and will read it over and over.
Tommy takes you down a path that causes you to dig down deep into who you are and how you can work to better your relationships with others.
I still think this is a very important section because it outlines how easy it was to understand the message of the book.
After hearing Tommy Spaulding speak at an industry conference I knew I had to read his book. I was not disappointed. His message is both inspirational and heart warming. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Utility Infielder
I won this book from the 12 Books Group and overall, really liked May's selection. I felt it was easy to ready and had a good overall message. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jack Korpob
The author talks about this book as a modern evolution of Carnegie's classic, "How To Win Friends and Influence People. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jacob Paulsen
'It's Not Just Who You Know' is more that a tremendous success story of someone who overcame a significant learning disadvantage, dyslexia, and turned it to his advantage, but also... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jary Welker
To start off I want to thank 12books for giving me this book.
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I just finished reading this book. I took it slowly because of the memoir aspects of the book. I am also an introvert, and that can be a problem. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Susan Beamon
Interesting read. Good stories which are a good model for storytelling. The author is transparent and writes in an easy-to-read style. I enjoyed the book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by GAGIRL
I had the opportunity to read "Its Not Just Who You Know" when I found out that Tommy Spaulding was going to be the keynote speaker at a conference I was attending. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Joseph R.
I heard the author speak which encouraged me to purchase the book. Outstanding and motivational book!
I recommend everybody should read it.