Summary of Winning Well

A Manager's Guide to Getting Results – Without Losing Your Soul

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Winning Well book summary
To win well, balance producing results with nurturing employees.


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Management experts Karin Hurt and David Dye prescribe giving equal weight to four pillars of sound leadership: “confidence, humility, results and relationships.” This creates a positive work environment and generates long-term results while energizing your employees, recognizing their achievements and fostering their sense of fulfillment. Though the use of the “Winning Well” catchphrase can become repetitious, the authors do a great job of identifying and organizing strong leadership practices, and backing them up with examples, case studies, bullet points and acronyms. getAbstract recommends their manual to business majors and managers at all levels.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to apply the principles of the “Winning Well” leadership model, and
  • How leaders can achieve results while keeping employees engaged and motivated.


A Typical Scenario
Joe’s company tracks metrics, maintains scorecards, and evaluates people, managers and business units from top to bottom. Yet his 600-employee call center ranks last in the corporation. The vice president of operations hammers Joe for this poor performance with frantic...
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About the Authors

Karin Hurt, the CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders, is a leadership expert, speaker and consultant. David Dye is the president of Trailblaze, a leadership training and consulting firm.

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