Saturday, October 12, 2019

Top Performance, Revised Edition by Zig Ziglar and others

This book is a classic as it originally came out in 1986. The principles it contains are as relevant now as they were then. It's been revised and updated to continue its impact in a changing business culture.

Ziglar was probably the most positive and enthusiastic person to hit the people management realm. He identified himself as an incurable optimist. No wonder the very first item in the Ziglar performance formula is attitude.

No wonder the emphasis of the book is managing our self and leading others to excellence. Ziglar wrote about self management and the gift we have been given of being able to choose the way we think and feel. We are responsible for our mental and emotional health. He included many tips and suggestions for bringing out the best in people, encouraging them to reach their potential.

This is a good book for managing one's self and others. You will find insights on every page. You'll get a good dose of “others first” philosophy too. Ziglar suggested you'll get what you want when you help others get what they want. “One of the fasted ways to improve our own self-esteem,” he wrote, “is to focus our attention on others.” (Loc 1272/3913)

My rating: 4/5 stars

Zig Ziglar (1926-2012) was the bestselling author of many books on personal growth, leadership, sales, faith, and success, and a speaker who worked with clients and corporations of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to churches, schools, and nonprofit associations.

Revell, 240 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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