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Pathways to Performance: A Guide to Transforming Yourself, Your Team, and Your Organization Paperback – May, 1995
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Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A must read for any leader or aspiring leader. It will inspire and instruct you to be a change agent. -- Ken Blanchard, Co-author, The One Minute Manager
Cuts through the rhetoric of theoretical concepts to navigate the business leader on his journey to high performance. -- Roger Staubach, Chairman and CEO, The Staubach Company
More About the Author
In 1981 Jim co-founded and led The Achieve Group to become a major training and consulting company. Both were purchased by Times Mirror and merged with California-based Zenger Miller, Learning International, and Kaset, to form AchieveGlobal. In the past few decades, he's delivered over two thousand highly acclaimed keynote presentations, workshops, and retreats, as well as consulted to and coached executive teams in hundreds of major companies, the public sector, universities, family businesses, and healthcare organizations. This has been a rich source of experiences, perspectives, and practical applications for his writing.
Jim's books have sold nearly 400,000 copies in dozens of languages. He holds the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation. This is the highest earned designation in professional speaking awarded by the International Federation for Professional Speakers. Jim is also a Practitioner in Residence for the masters (MASc) and doctoral (PhD) students in the University of Waterloo's Industrial/Organizational Psychology program.
Top Customer Reviews
It draws its intellectual cues from three principal strands of high performance: organisational, leadership & personal effectiveness. In some way, it builds on the author's two earlier books, 'The VIP Strategy: Leadership Skills for Exceptional Performance' & 'Firing on All Six Cylinders'. I have read the latter book, which has a primary focus on service/quality improvement.
What I like about this book is the author's introductory premise: Before you try to change anyone else, you have got to change yourself. Self-leadership is at the heart of effectively leading others. Self-improvement is the beginning point to team or organisational improvement. The author is also candid about his book: Many of the principles & insights are not new. In fact, they have been with us for decades, if not centuries. But we continually need to rediscover them for ourselves; repackage them for our times; & to make them relevant for today. The author is obviously driven by what works. He argues that, when dealing with personal & people issues, the fundamentals of what works have remained fairly constant through the years.
Additionally, I also like the presentation format of the book: each chapter starts with a 'Pathways' section, covering success strategies that really work, but also ends with a 'Pitfalls' section, where the author visits several Do's and Don't's for the individual as well as for the organization.Read more ›