Remarkable!

Maximizing Results through Value Creation

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When it comes to qualities such as passion, enthusiasm, energy, and creativity, a majority of the workforce could be described as "severely lacking." Too many people go through the motions, viewing work as something they have to do rather than something they love to do. This translates into lackluster performance, lost opportunities, and a staggering loss of profits. So how does a team leader turn a business-as-usual team into a remarkable one?

Discover the secret in Remarkable!

"For over three decades I've seen firsthand how the emotional climate of an organization and its culture are both created and sustained by leaders. Remarkable! has been masterfully crafted to help you, the leader, take control of your culture and make it come alive!"--Dr. Henry Cloud, clinical psychologist, acclaimed leadership expert, and New York Times bestselling author

"Infused with humor and a fascinating story line, this book sets forth principles of a value system that will ensure enduring success for any organization. It is a dramatic story that is both enjoyable and powerful. It is Remarkable!"--Earl T. Leonard Jr., retired senior vice president, the Coca-Cola Company; distinguished executive-in-residence, Terry College of Business, The University of Georgia

"There is significant empirical evidence that a healthy corporate culture facilitates sustained organizational success. Remarkable! provides compelling insight into how personal character development and a healthy corporate culture are inextricably linked."--Dave Ridley, senior vice president, Southwest Airlines

"When the culture of an organization is right, people are motivated by factors far more powerful than money. Remarkable! will help you get the culture right."--Andy Stanley, author and founder of North Point Ministries, Inc.


There is only one differentiating factor between average and Remarkable: value creation

Remarkable! is an entertaining and enlightening business parable that has the power to turn around any team. Through the humorous and eye-opening story of Dusty Harts, you'll discover how to build a workplace culture that inspires your team members to bring the best of who they are to the table every day, creating an environment that maximizes value creation in every endeavor.



Addressing the three dimensions of workplace culture--values, thinking, and behaviors--Remarkable! shows managers and CEOs alike the keys to building a strong team and avoiding the common workplace problems that sap energy and break down teamwork. By seeking to bring creativity, positivity, sustainability, and responsibility to every endeavor, you can craft a corporate culture in which people thrive and do their best work.


When it comes to qualities such as passion, enthusiasm, energy, and creativity, a majority of the workforce could be described as "severely lacking." Too many people go through the motions, viewing work as something they have to do rather than something they love to do. This translates into lackluster performance, lost opportunities, and a staggering loss of profits. So how does a team leader turn a business-as-usual team into a remarkable one?

Discover the secret in Remarkable!

"For over three decades I've seen firsthand how the emotional climate of an organization and its culture are both created and sustained by leaders. Remarkable! has been masterfully crafted to help you, the leader, take control of your culture and make it come alive!"--Dr. Henry Cloud, clinical psychologist, acclaimed leadership expert, and New York Times bestselling author

"Infused with humor and a fascinating story line, this book sets forth principles of a value system that will ensure enduring success for any organization. It is a dramatic story that is both enjoyable and powerful. It is Remarkable!"--Earl T. Leonard Jr., retired senior vice president, the Coca-Cola Company; distinguished executive-in-residence, Terry College of Business, The University of Georgia

"There is significant empirical evidence that a healthy corporate culture facilitates sustained organizational success. Remarkable! provides compelling insight into how personal character development and a healthy corporate culture are inextricably linked."--Dave Ridley, senior vice president, Southwest Airlines

"When the culture of an organization is right, people are motivated by factors far more powerful than money. Remarkable! will help you get the culture right."--Andy Stanley, author and founder of North Point Ministries, Inc.


Endorsements

"For over three decades, I've seen firsthand how the emotional climate of an organization and its culture are both created and sustained by leaders. Remarkable! has been masterfully crafted to help you, the leader, take control of your culture and help make it come alive!

Dr. Henry Cloud, clinical psychologist, acclaimed leadership expert, and New York Times bestselling author

"Infused with humor and a fascinating story line, this books sets forth principles of a value system that will ensure enduring success for any organization. It is a dramatic story that is both enjoyable and powerful. It is Remarkable!"

Earl T. Leonard Jr., retired senior vice president, the Coca-Cola Company and distinguished executive-in-residence, Terry College of Business, The University of Georgia

"There is significant empirical evidence that a healthy corporate culture facilitates sustained organizational success. Remarkable! provides compelling insight as to how personal character development and a healthy corporate culture are inextricably linked."

Dave Ridley, senior vice president, Southwest Airlines

"When the culture of an organization is right, people are motivated by factors far more powerful than money. Remarkable! will help you get the culture right."

Andy Stanley, author and founder of North Point Ministries, Inc.

"I wore out a highlighter on this one. After reading it three times, I have come to the conclusion that Remarkable! is not only the book's title, but it also perfectly describes the content of this incredibly valuable work."

Andy Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of The Traveler's Gift and The Noticer

"When you read Remarkable! you'll know why I go to people like David Salyers and Randy Ross with questions about leadership and life. I loved this book, and you will too!"

Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck

"Every organization has a culture. It will either be by design or by default. Remarkable! will help leaders intentionally craft a compelling culture, where team members are inspired to bring their best to the table every single day."

John Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author, speaker and founder of The John Maxwell Co.

"Indeed, true transformation begins on the inside before it's revealed on the outside. This book is a catalyst for personal and cultural transformation."

Orrin Woodward, New York Times bestselling author, founder of LIFE Leadership Company

"If fate has brought this book to your attention--you need to read it. My MBA professor once told me that the best professors don't just teach you--they teach you how to think. Reading Remarkable! makes you feel like you're a fly on the wall, listening to the most important conversation about life and business that you never heard."

Rick Schirmer, founder & CEO PartnersHub and former brand strategy executive, The Walt Disney Company

"Remarkable! is onto the powerful idea of organizing our businesses and our lives around the pursuit of values. It is not enough to know the 'what' and the 'how.' If we understand and embrace the 'why,' it changes everything."

Dave Stockert, CEO, Post Properties

"This book is a virtual cornucopia of ideas that will help build a culture replete with enthusiasm, productivity and widespread self-assessment--all leading to very high levels of individual and collective performance."

Stan Richards, founder and principal, The Richards Group

"Remarkable! takes competent scholarship, a wealth of practical experience, and solid good sense, and then adds an ingredient that is so often missing in most professional presentations--the ability to communicate in an interesting, intriguing, and engaging manner. It addresses topics and areas of essential concern to modern organizations in ways that leap beyond the sterile approaches so often seen today."

Steve Byrum, PhD, president, Judgment Index & Past President, Robert S. Hartman Institute

"Remarkable! is a clear and practical presentation of a transformational process guaranteed to change you personally and professionally. As you will read, it is up to you to take ownership and responsibility for the change you desire. Remarkable! shows you how to do just that."

Kevin Edmonds, senior director of talent, performance, and development, The Kroger Company

"The challenge of choice is woven into the fabric of our lives. Remarkable! describes clearly how our choices define us and provide a path to create value for the people we touch. It is undoubtedly one of the best life lesson books I have read and has had a profound impact on both my personal and business relationships."

Geoff Goodman, president, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

"In the battle of skill versus will, great leaders demonstrate a unique ability to focus on things that produce positive results. As Randy and David lay out in this wonderful parable, we are all designed to add value to the people around us. If you consciously make the decision to promote and put into practice the truths in Remarkable!, then optimal results are sure to follow."

Tommy Newberry, New York Times bestselling author of The 4:8 Principle

"Clear, compelling, and inspiring . . . if you need anything else to motivate you to read this book, it is simply transformational!"

Todd Duncan, New York Times bestselling author of Time Traps and High Trust Selling

"Dr. Randy Ross and David Salyers do a brilliant job connecting familiar processes (like how a clutch works in a car) with a simple, yet profound explanation of how these same processes can be applied to build a business, hire the right staff, create customer loyalty, and measure success from a fresh perspective. The story format is entertaining to read and makes it easy to remember the principles. Get two highlighters to read this book. I needed one color for ideas to implement personally, and the second was to make it easy to revisit the great training ideas!"

Michele Shoda Velcheck, founder of Solid Source Realty

"Remarkable! takes the entire philosophy behind associate engagement to the next level. As leaders we are required to create a positive work environment where people have the opportunity to express giftedness and achieve something greater than self. But this takes the next step. Instead of just putting the onus of engagement on the employer, Remarkable! suggests that the associate must then make a choice to engage and contribute to the organization and its mission. Only then can both the employer and the employee fully realize their potential. This is an easy-to-read, very powerful message."

Scott MacLellan, CEO, TouchPoint Support Services

"Randy Ross and David Salyers have hit the nail on the head with this book. They actually model what they teach and what they embody is what I wish college graduates all over the world could understand--that finding the right job means adding value, not extracting it from an organization. May this book spread like wildfire."

Tim Elmore, author and president of GrowingLeaders.com


The Authors

  1. Dr. Randy Ross
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    Dr. Randy Ross

    Dr. Randy Ross is founder and CEO (Chief Enthusiasm Officer) of Remarkable! A master of cultural transformation, Dr. Ross has a unique understanding of employee engagement and offers practical solutions for increasing both team morale and performance. The...

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  2. David Salyers

    David Salyers

    David Salyers is the vice president of national, regional, and local marketing for Chick-fil-A. As a passionate student of life and business, he has spent over thirty years seeing the principles in Remarkable! play out. Serving as a board member for...

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