Summary of Unusually Excellent

The Necessary Nine Skills Required for the Practice of Great Leadership

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Unusually Excellent book summary
Good leaders invest in the basics.

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5 Innovation

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Superb – “unusually excellent” – leadership involves three core values and nine basic skills, including elements such as authenticity, vision and trustworthiness. Leadership consultant John Hamm analyzes and presents these qualities in an expert, inspirational and engaging manner. At times, the author uses offensive language to make his points, which hardly seems necessary in this otherwise worthy book. With appreciation for the author’s passion, as well as his leadership savvy, getAbstract recommends this insightful guide to aspiring and experienced leaders.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why an “unusually excellent” leader masters the basics
  • What the three “legacy values” and nine skills of unusually excellent leadership are and how you can apply them
 

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About the Author

John Hamm is a leadership expert with experience as a CEO, board member, investor, executive coach, CEO adviser and professor at the Leahy School of Business at Santa Clara University.


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    Julie Smith 4 years ago
    nothing particularly new or revolutionary in this but nicely packaged and makes sense -logically and emotionally. A good abstract for auding ones own performance and seeing the common sense advice proffered is already your common practise!

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