Invest Wisely in Your Team

12 Habits of Valuable Employees: Your Roadmap to an Amazing Career

Mastering the Rockefeller Habits 20th Anniversary Edition

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Bestselling authors Verne Harnish, Kevin Daum, and Anne Mary Ciminelli surveyed hundreds of employers to uncover what sets adequate employees apart from truly valuable players. Through insightful stories and practical tips, you’ll learn the 12 key habits in four essential areas – Will, Values, Results, and Skills – that lead to amazing careers and fulfillment at work.

Discover within:

  • Clear examples contrasting adequate versus valuable performance
  • Simple daily practices to master essential workplace skills
  • Ways to apply the habits to benefit your team, department, and company
  • Bonus guidance for employers seeking to inspire value in their workforce

Whether you aspire to leadership or want recognition for your efforts, this book provides the mindset and methods for workplace excellence. Follow this step-by-step guide based on decades of coaching successful companies, and develop the qualities that define MVP (Most Valuable Player) employees.

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.