The One Thing You Need to Know: ... about Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success

By Marcus Buckingham
Following the success of the landmark bestsellers "First, Break All the Rules" and "Now, Discover Your Strengths, " Marcus Buckingham offers a dramatically new way to understand the art of success.
With over 1.6 million copies of "First, Break All the Rules" (co-authored with Curt Coffman) and "Now, Discover Your Strengths" (co-authored with Donald O. Clifton) in print, Cambridge-educated Buckingham is considered one of the most respected business authorities on the subject of management and leadership in the world. With "The One Thing You Need to Know, " he gives readers an invaluable course in outstanding achievement -- a guide to capturing the essence of the three most fundamental areas of professional activity.
Great managing, leading, and career success -- Buckingham draws on a wealth of applicable examples to reveal that a controlling insight lies at the heart of the three. Lose sight of this "one thing" and even the best efforts will be diminished or compromised. Readers will be eager to discover the surprisingly different answers to each of these rich and complex subjects. Each could be explained endlessly to detail their many facets, but Buckingham's great gift is his ability to cut through the mass of often-conflicting agendas and zero in on what matters most, without ever oversimplifying. As he observes, success comes to those who remain mindful of the core insight, understand all of its ramifications, and orient their decisions around it. Buckingham backs his arguments with authoritative research from a wide variety of sources, including his own research data and in-depth interviews with individuals at every level of an organization, from CEO's to hotel maids and stockboys.
In every way a groundbreaking book, "The One Thing You Need to Know" offers crucial performance and career lessons for business people at all career stages.


NEWS & OPINION: getAbstract's Best Books of 2005

Posted December 9, 2005, 2:44 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
getAbstract has a list of their favorite business books for 2005: Irrational Exuberance by Robert Schiller Scenarios by Kees van der Heijden The One Thing You Need to Know by Marcus Buckingham The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman Blue Ocean Strategy by Renee Mauborgne and W. Chan Kim The People's Tycoon by Steven Watts And the Money Kept Rolling In (and Out) by Paul Bluestein Winners Never Cheat by Jon Huntsman The German Economy by Horst Siebert Wedding of the Waters by Peter Bernstein Icon Steve Jobs by Jeffery Young and William Simon Brand Hijack by Alex Wipperfurth How to Grow Leaders by John Adair Trillion-Dollar Moms by Bonnie W. Read more

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Posted December 7, 2005, 2:47 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
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NEWS & OPINION: HR and BusinessWeek

Posted October 3, 2005, 6:31 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
The October 10, 2005 issue of BusinessWeek features the cover story on HR. I found a sidebar on What not to do especially enlightening. The four most common pitfalls are: Inventing Make-Believe Metrics HR is far too often judged on activity rather than results-meaningless measures like how many executives attend development classes. Read more

NEWS & OPINION: Books People Like

Posted March 11, 2005, 4:46 PM with category of Marketing & Sales
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JACK COVERT SELECTS: Jack Covert Selects - The One Thing You Need to Know

Posted March 9, 2005, 8:41 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
The One Thing You Need to Know:About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustaining Individual Success by Marcus Buckingham, The Free Press, 280 Pages, $29. 95 Hardcover, March 2005, ISBN 0743261658 Marcus Buckingham has written two of the best selling business books in the past five years: First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover your Strengths . The books continue to sell and I wouldnt be surprised if their sales increase each year, like Jim Collins books do. Read more


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Publisher Free Press
Publish date 03/07/2005
Pages 289
ISBN-13 9780743261654
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