12 Habits of Valuable Employees

Your Roadmap to an Amazing Career

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You want to consistently add value to the company and yet often you feel unrecognized and confused as to what is required to succeed. No one really has the time to tell you the difference between what they really want and your performance. The company can’t really articulate what would be amazing for your role and most of the feedback you get if at all useful comes in the form of an annual review.

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a credible book that explained exactly the difference between adequate vs valuable based on what employers say in closed door meetings and gave you the exact tool and resources to become amazing in less than a year?

  1. This book clearly demonstrates Adequate vs Valuable behavior through engaging and contrasting stories of how to be average versus amazing.
  2. The stories demonstrate how to create value immediately and at every level of any company.
  3. The process of going to amazingly valuable is broken down into simple steps anyone can do at their own pace complete with multimedia resources.

Praise for 12 Habits of Valuable Employees

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers50 #1 Executive Coach and New York Times bestselling author of The Earned Life, Triggers, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

This is the essential guide for leaders and employees who strive to overcome mere “adequacy.” With this book, individuals will transform themselves into invaluable team members, while leaders will cultivate a culture that attracts, retains, and empowers top talent.

Dr. Geoff Smart, Chairman & Founder of ghSMART; New York Times bestselling author of Who, Leadocracy, and Power Score: Your Formula for Leadership Success

Once you’ve hired your Who, how do you make sure they develop into the rockstar they can be? These stories expose the hidden truths of why employees struggle to get ahead and why employers fail to inspire them to something more.

Colleen M. Bell, President of Innovation and Experience, Cambridge Investment Research

This is an easy read that gives employees a great perspective on how changing their approach can dramatically impact the value they bring. A great book to keep people thinking and encourage continuous learning!

Ken Sim, Co-Founder & Chairman, Nurse Next Door; Van Halen fan; Mayor of Vancouver, Canada

As an entrepreneur, founder, and now big city mayor, I‘ve found one thing more important than any other in building and growing teams: you need to find the right people, but above all, you need to help the team you have grow into the best they can be.

Bridgit Lombard, Consumer Brand Turnaround Specialist, Investor, YPO Member

This book will shift the mindset of individuals, teams, and employers so they all can scale, and develop from where they are to where they need to be. It’s a super practical guide that can be read, absorbed, and implemented repeatedly.

Jack Daly, CEO Coach and world-renowned bestselling author

Verne Harnish nailed it in Scaling Up, the best resource for entrepreneurs and leaders to build a successful company. Well, he’s done it again in 12 Habits of Valuable Employees, this time for individuals desirous of professional and personal growth resulting in career advancement.

Keith Ferrazzi, #1 NYT bestselling author and advisor to CEOs building transformative teams

This book reveals the conversations among CEOs and Presidents happening behind closed doors. Want to make yourself invaluable? Listen closely to this insider wisdom.

Verne Harnish

Founder and CEO of Gazelles,
Author of "Scaling Up"

Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), with over 16,000 members worldwide, and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program held at MIT, a program in which he still teaches today.

Founder and CEO of Scaling Up, a global executive education and coaching company with over 200 partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past four decades helping companies scaleup.

He’s the author of the bestseller Mastering the Rockefeller Habits; authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times,” for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword; and wrote Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) which has been translated into 22 languages and has won eight major international book awards including the prestigious International Book Award for Best General Business book. His latest book, Scaling Up Compensation, rocketed to the #1 HR book on Amazon.

Verne also chairs the annual ScaleUp Summits and serves on several boards including vice chair of The Riordan Clinic; co-founder and chair of Geoversity; and board member of the social venture Million Dollar Women. A private investor in many scaleups, Verne enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.