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The One Thing You Need to Know: ... About Great Managing, Great Leading and Sustained Individual Success [Kindle Edition]

Marcus Buckingham
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Drawing on a wide body of research, including extensive in-depth interviews, THE ONE THING YOU NEED TO KNOW reveals the central insights that lie at the core of: Great Managing, Great Leadership and Great Careers. Buckingham uses a wealth of relevant examples to reveal that at the heart of each insight lies a controlling insight. Lose sight of this 'one thing' and all of your best efforts at managing, leading, or individual achievement will be diminished.
For great managing, the controlling insight has less to do with fairness, or team building, or clear expectations (although all are important). Rather, the one thing great managers know is the need to discover and then capitalize on what is unique about each person. For leadership, the controlling insight is the opposite - discover and capitalize on what is universal to all your people, regardless of differences in personality, race, sex, or age. For sustained individual success, the controlling insight is the need to discover what you don't like doing, and know how and when to stop doing it. In every way a groundbreaking work, THE ONE THING YOU NEED TO KNOW offers crucial performance and career lessons for business people at every level.

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"Marcus Buckingham's insights about what matters most have been enormously helpful for our people. His grasp of the pivotal difference between great managing and great leadership, and how to act on that knowledge has proven an essential insight for key leaders at Best Buy." -- Brad Anderson, Vice Chairman and CEO, Best Buy Co., Inc.

About the Author

Marcus Buckingham is the co-author of the best-selling books FIRST, BREAK ALL THE RULES and NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS. He is a renowned speaker and regular guest on American television. He lives in Los Angeles but was born in England and is a graduate of Cambridge University.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 375 KB
  • Print Length: 309 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0743261658
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (4 Sept. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI9GL2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #137,402 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Marcus Buckingham is the co-author of the bestselling books First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths. He is a renowned speaker and regular guest on American television. He lives in Los Angeles but was born in England and is a graduate of Cambridge University.

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For those who want to be great 29 Jun. 2005
By Marijke
Format:Hardcover
Marcus Buckingham, co-author of First, Break All the Rules:What the World's Best Managers Do Differently and Now, Discover Your Strengths, two of my favoured books, is crystallizing even more in this new book the essentials of great managing and leading.
No models, no black belts, just simple examples from happy marriages to amazing partnerships of Bill Gates, the right partner at the right time and Bill Gates is a genius in finding the right partners. So what is the secret great managers and leaders should know?
In his easy style Marcus Buckingham takes us from the vital distinction between managing and leading to the basics of good managing. The author doesn't repeat himself in this new book but provides additional reflections on the three levers: strengths and weaknesses, triggers for a person and the person's unique style of learning. Sustained Individual Success is again a very well written part with examples of twenty percenters, those few individuals, who manage to experience extraordinary, repeated and sustained success. I bought already 8 copies of this new book for friends, moreover some 35 times Now, Discover Your Strengths and some 30 times First, Break All the Rules. They form a nice and useful set for those professionals who want to be great, not just good.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick rules to success 27 Nov. 2007
Format:Paperback
An ambitious attempt at boiling down the main rule which can bring success in:

*Managing
*Leading
*Sustained personal success

Marcus Buckingham has used case studies and interviews of the most successful people in each of these areas. He also sets out how you can look to use these rules in your work and life.

Full of interesting examples, you'll be able to see how you can use the techniques to take you to a new level.

This book will be of particular interest to people who lead teams or oversee the work of others, but it is not limited to these situations. Most useful in a business context.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good solid stuff 29 Feb. 2012
By Helen
Format:Paperback
I've really enjoyed this book. Plenty of tips about managing, leading and individual success which draw on Marcus Buckingham's extensive research and contacts with "captains of industry". I'm doing research on management and this is a book not to be missed
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 22 Jun. 2015
By Steve S
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Excellent book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good 2 great 19 Mar. 2015
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
interesing
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