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Growing Great Employees

Turning Ordinary People into Extraordinary Performers

Erika Andersen


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How to develop an all-star staff, even if you don’t know the first thing about managing

“Your employees are, like you and me, flawed and hopeful human beings whose success is at least partly dependent on your skill as a manager, human beings who will thrive with skillful and consistent attention and wither without it.”

Erika Andersen has helped some of the best-managed companies in the world develop their employees. Now she explains how to stay ahead of the competition by investing in your people. You’ll discover that:
Listening is your most powerful asset. Use it to motivate and build commitment.
Everything you know about interviewing is wrong. Discover what you really need in a potential employee.
Successful companies hire for keeps. Get people feeling like part of the team from day one.

Whether you’re a first-time manager or a senior executive, Andersen will help you create a dynamic workplace, where the efforts you make today will blossom into success for years to come.

Portfolio, 9781591841906, 304pp.

Publication Date: December 18, 2007

About the Author

Erika Andersen is the founder of Proteus International (, a consulting firm established in 1990 that works with CEOs and top executives of many major corporations, including Molson Coors Brewing, MTV Networks, Union Square Hospitality Group, PepsiCo, ESPN, Comcast, Lifetime Television, Madison Square Garden, and Bank of America. Erika and her family live in Kingston, New York. The firm has offices in New York and Minneapolis.