In its first week of sales, Great Work (McGraw-Hill Professional), by David Sturt and the O.C. Tanner Institute, has reached No. 6 on The New York Times Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous best-seller list already released online and appearing in the Sept. 22 issue of The New York Times Book Review. The book is full of inspiring stories of real people who deliver a meaningful difference, along with research-backed advice on how each of us can also accomplish great work.
“We want to congratulate David Sturt on the overwhelmingly positive response to his new book, Great Work,” said Mary Glenn, associate publisher at McGraw-Hill Professional. “The high demand for the book is evidence that David’s in-depth research with the O.C. Tanner Institute and his accessible approach in presenting data and real-life examples resonate with business people striving to find meaning and fulfillment in their day-to-day lives. The book empowers people to truly make a difference.”
Sturt’s insights from the largest-ever study of award-winning work are helping people resist mediocrity in their professional and personal lives. These insights were distilled from a sample of 1.7 million records of award-winning work and hundreds of interviews from people providing, supervising or receiving great work.
The book outlines two key mindsets and five skills difference makers use to create work that peers, leaders and customers love. Difference makers becoming indispensable to organizations are highlighted in the book with stories from employees at companies such as Netflix, Subaru and Motorola. Readers will learn:
- Simple but powerful skills: Five intuitive and doable skills that will dramatically increase your chances of creating great work no matter who you are or what your job is.
- Innovation is for everybody: You don’t have to change jobs or careers to enjoy your work. Most of the fulfillment we experience comes from making a difference with the jobs we already have.
- You can work with what you’ve got: If you think you’re in a situation where great work isn’t possible, you limit yourself. All innovation involves starting with the good that already exists and then adding new value through improvements that benefit others.
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