Who Kidnapped Excellence?

  • by Harry Paul, John Britt, Ed Jent
  • Narrated by Erik Synnestvedt
  • 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Most companies talk about excellence, but what does excellence really mean? What specific attitudes and practices lead to excellence? Drawing on years of study and decades of experience, authors Harry Paul, John Britt, and Ed Jent have zeroed in on five core qualities of excellence. In this entertaining and enlightening book, they tell how to give and be your best in each of these five critical dimensions and foster excellence in your organization and in your life.The audiobook begins with a crime being committed: Excellence (personified) has been kidnapped, and Leadership assembles Excellence’s team (Passion, Flexibility, Communication, Competency, and Ownership) and challenges them to work together to get their Excellence back. And who is the culprit? It is Average who has kidnapped Excellence and replaced Excellence’s team with his own: N. Different, N. Ept, N. Flexible, Miss Communication, and Poser. But a mysterious ransom note sparks a struggle between Average and Excellence.Integrated into this tale of organizational excellence is the story of Dave, a delivery man. The kidnapping causes Dave to contemplate his own life and relationships in a way that makes the paths of personal and organizational excellence cross and intertwine. Who Kidnapped Excellence? is a parable that helps organizations and individuals achieve their best in every aspect of their lives.


What the Critics Say

“The privilege of a lifetime is to be the best of who you are and to exercise that privilege every day. Who Kidnapped Excellence? will show you how!” (Rick Peterson, Director of Pitching Development for the Baltimore Orioles and Pitching Coach for the Oakland A’s during the Moneyball era)


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who kidnapped excellence

loved it!.

The story was so eye open help me learn how to evaluate my life
The narrator was awesome. ..
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- Vickie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-10-2014
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC