Top Performance Book Review

Book Review Top Performance How to Develop Excellence in Yourself and Others. Adult nonfiction book. Author Zig Ziglar. Christian Book Reviewer Shirley Alarie
Top Performance: How to Develop Excellence in Yourself and Others
Published: 9/1/2004
Goodreads Rating: 4.18
Zig Ziglar shows readers how to get the most out of themselves and others by developing people management skills. He reveals the qualities of good leadership and provides specific solutions for overcoming and correcting poor management practices. Rich with anecdotes and vivid illustrations, Top Performance provides specialized instruction for improving relationships with supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates to achieve maximum effectiveness in any profession.
A wealth of knowledge for any leader

The book Top Performance How to Develop Excellence in Yourself and Others is a relic that was originally published in 1986. This review is based on the latest version, released in 2019.

I regret not having read any of Zig Ziglar’s many books before now. Top Performance is a wealth of knowledge regarding successful leadership. It’s based on the foundation that success in life is about the choices we make. Top Performance touches on many attributes of a good leader. Each topic is covered concisely and many include interesting examples and stories that hammer the points home.

This book is about so much more than management. It covers communication, honesty, loyalty, expecting the best, happiness, picking the right people, and education, among so many more.

This book would be a great gift for anyone taking on more responsibility in their career or any budding, eager professional.

How this book affected me:

I regretted not reading this book twenty years ago when I was slogging it out in the corporate world. What Top Performance highlighted for me is how much it all boils down to how we’re treating people. It’s really pretty simple. Treating people well and fairly is the best way to get the best out of them.

Who would enjoy this book:

Theoretically, this is a business book for managers or small business owners, but it’s packed with tidbits that can help anyone. From team leaders to sports coaches, non-profit organizers, or religious leaders. It could also benefit professionals whose jobs require working well with people, such as engineers, technology professionals, administrators, or politicians. Young professionals who are looking to advance their careers would also benefit from the wisdom included in this book.

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Meet the Author:

The late Zig Ziglar was a motivational speaker, teacher and trainer who traveled the world over delivering his messages of humor, hope, and encouragement. As a world-renowned author and speaker, Zig had an appeal that transcended barriers of age, culture and occupation. Mr. Ziglar wrote over thirty celebrated books on personal growth, leadership, sales, faith, family and success.

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Reviewer - Shirley Alarie

Shirley Alarie began writing adult and children's books to benefit two causes she loves. 'Hope in the Hood' portrays the incredible story of Colleen Adams providing hope and help to disenfranchised inner-city youth. 'A Healing Haven' showcases the amazing work of Shawn Jayroe and her incredible volunteers at RVR Horse Rescue. Children's books 'A New Friend for Gilbert' and the Dominick the Donkey 2-part series are based on real animals and events at RVR. Now Shirley writes for Jesus - including children's books, her FindingGodAmongUs blog, and as a Christian adult and children's book reviewer. Sign up to receive reviews of hot-off-the-press Christian and Children's releases. Need a freelance writer? Check her out.

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