Saturday, July 13, 2013

Great Work: How to Make a Difference People Love by David Sturt

Book: Great Work: How to Make a Difference People Love
Author: David Sturt
Narrator (if applicable): n/a

Release date (if applicable): September 3, 2013

Synopsis: Laying out 5 critical skills, David Sturt discusses the traits of difference makers in any organization.

These traits include: 

+ Asking RIGHT questions and get multiple perspectives
+ Globally look at situations/options to develop the best resolution
+ Improve the mix
+ Following through to deliver
My rating: 5 Stars
My opinion: Gotta say that this book should be a "No Duh" book. Unfortunately, we see in corporations isn't. 

The book's focus was on what we do as individuals to do the best work that we can do? Do we demand the best from ourselves in creativity in our work lives? 

I have to admit that I did take it that way, but my questions were also targeted towards organizations:

1) Do we, as an organization foster our employees to do the best that they can do? 

2) Do we encourage creativity in our employees (from front line staff to leadership) to come up with new processes bolstering productivity and products or do we stifle our employees thus stifling our business?

Mr. Sturt gives excellent "case examples" and follows up with critical data. My favorite of the entire book were the key take-aways that summed up the chapters with a huge exclamation point.
Source:  McGraw Hill Business
Would I recommend? : Most definitely and already have. In today's corporate competitiveness, organizations need to use ever possible tool in their toolbox!
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Stand Alone

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for pointing me to Mr. Sturt's book. I am fascinated by the theory behind decision-making. His work seems to fit in with Clayton Christensen's Innovator's Dilemma and Daniel Khaneman's Thinking Fast, and Slow.