Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Review: Remarkable! Maximizing Results Through Value Creation by Dr. Randy Ross and David Salyers

Review: Remarkable! Maximizing Results Through Value Creation
Dr. Randy Ross and David Salyers
Baker Books

Assessment, Alignment, Adjustment, Advancement, all woven into what the publishers have called a leadership parable.  It’s tale of a chat at a car repair shop that leads the wisdom seeker into change.  His business prompted the conversation, but, as with lots of things in life, the advice and instruction he receives goes deeper, but the focus remains on his business questions.
Ross and Salyers parable reads easily, is a bit pedantic to suit me, but gives the patient reader plenty to ponder.  Within the four sections listed above illustrations from car repair lead to application elsewhere, as is the way of the parable.  The meat comes in the last few chapters.  The first half is the ground work.  The rewards are to those that read both, even though I nearly set the book aside in that first half.

Summary graphics in the appendix tie it together in a neat package.  A glossary of terms is helpful too.  Beyond that, they provide a link to the Remarkable Engagement Index to evaluate your own performance in areas covered within the text.  Other material is available as well.

I did find the book helpful and do recommend it to you.  It does require chewing on the information presented; don’t expect an easy fix is what I am trying to say.

I received this book from the publishers in exchange for a review.

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