12

The Elements of Great Managing

12

Read by: Rodd Wagner
The Sequel to the Million-Copy Classic that Revolutionized Employee Engagement

How do great managers inspire top performance in employees? How do they generate enthusiasm, unite disparate personalities to focus on a common mission, and drive teams to achieve ever-higher goals?

More than a decade ago, The Gallup Organization combed through its database of more than 1 million employee and manager interviews to identify the elements most important in sustaining workplace excellence. These elements were revealed in the 1999 bestseller First, Break All the Rules. 12: The Elements of Great Managing is that management classic's long-awaited sequel. It follows great managers as they implement the 12 elements to turn around a failing call center, save a struggling hotel, improve patient care in a hospital, maintain production through power outages, and successfully face a host of other challenges in settings around the world.

Gallup's study now includes 10 million employee and manager interviews spanning 114 countries and conducted in 41 languages. In 12, authors Rodd Wagner and James K. Harter weave the latest Gallup insights with recent discoveries in the fields of neuroscience, game theory, psychology, sociology, and economics. Written for managers and employees of companies large and small, 12 explains what every company needs to know about creating and sustaining employee engagement.
  • Simon & Schuster Audio | 
  • ISBN 9780743568623 | 
  • February 2007

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Rodd Wagner
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Rodd Wagner

Rodd Wagner is a principal of The Gallup Organization. At Gallup, Wagner interprets employee engagement and business performance data for numerous Fortune 500 companies. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Utah Graduate School of Business. Wagner, his wife, Nora, and their three children live near Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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James K. Harter
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James K. Harter

James K. Harter, PH.D. is chief scientist for The Gallup Organization's international workplace management practice. Some of his research has been popularized in the business bestsellers First, Break All the Rules and How Full Is Your Bucket? Harter has worked for The Gallup Organization since 1985, and lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with his wife, RaLinda, and their two sons.

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