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  • SubGenre:Personal Success
  • Language:English
  • Pages:66
  • eBook ISBN:9781543982657
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781543982640

In Your Quest for Excellence

Practical Advice for Improving Individual & Organizational Performance

by Jeffrey Leventry

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In today’s competitive business world, the need to become an effective performer is critically important. In fact, an individual contributor’s performance normally influences the employee’s merit raise, promotional opportunities and ultimately – his / her career advancement.

In like manner, organizations that cannot perform at high levels will find it difficult to compete in a rapidly changing business environment. Firms that are unable to unlock the key to stellar organizational performance are not only at a competitive disadvantage – they face extinction.

This book addresses performance issues, and is organized by topics that serve as the building blocks for success in business, regardless of one’s role. These include: Career Management, Coaching, Organizational Development, Team Building, Management, and Leadership.

Whether your objective is to be a superior individual contributor, or an excellent manager or leader, the practical advice contained in this book will help you achieve your goal.


This book is based upon a collection of articles I have written over the past five years that focus on individual and organizational performance. I have drawn extensively from my personal experience helping people and organizations improve their performance to achieve success during my thirty-year business career.

The book is organized by topics that serve as the building blocks for success in business, and in life. These include the following: Career Management, Coaching, Organizational Development, Team Building, Management, and Leadership.

The book is comprised of 13 chapters that provide insight and advice for improving performance both individually and organizationally, as follows: 

·       Introduction

·       Career Management

o   Chapter 1 – The Benefit of an Effective Career Plan

o   Chapter 2 – The Importance of Likeability in Business

o   Chapter 3 – The Advantage of Having the Right Attitude

·       Coaching

o   Chapter 4 – Seeking Clarity Through Coaching

o   Chapter 5 – The Role and Impact of Coaching in Business

·       Organizational Development

o   Chapter 6 – The Value of Organizational Trust

o   Chapter 7 – Why Championing the Women in Your Organization Pays Dividends

·       Team Building

o   Chapter 8 – The Recipe for Building High-Performance Teams

o   Chapter 9 – The Cure for “Flying Under The Radar” Syndrome

·       Management

o   Chapter 10 – The 4 R’s of Good Management 

o   Chapter 11 – My Favorite Superboss

·       Leadership

o   Chapter 12 – The Critical Traits of Admired Leaders 

o   Chapter 13 – The Significance of Being a Servant Leader

·       Appendix

o   “Innovation through Collaboration”

Throughout the book, I stress a practical approach that is easy to understand and simple to implement.

It is my sincere hope that readers will take the time to peruse this book, reflect on how my advice may apply to them, and then implement the relevant concepts in their individual situation to achieve excellence!

About the author

Jeffrey Leventry is a pragmatic, results-oriented consultant / advisor with over 30 years experience delivering creative solutions that meet the needs of his clients while improving engagement / performance and delivering tangible business results.

Throughout his business career working for domestic and global organizations, he has developed experience and expertise in addressing business-critical Talent Management / Learning & Development / Organizational Development challenges that demand innovative solutions. He has held senior leadership positions in HR and Operations, and has created / managed high-performance Teams that consistently exceed performance expectations.

He is certified as a Coach, Facilitator, Negotiator, Manager / Leader, Course Designer / Instructor and Project Manager.

In addition to being the Founder and Principal of his consulting practice, he is an Adjunct Professor of Management at The College of New Jersey and Rider University.

He invites you to view his firm website to learn more about the programs and services he offers to clients:


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