Remarkable was written by Dr. Randy Ross and David Salyers. Dr. Ross is the CEO of Remarkable!, a corporate advisory and consulting firm specializing in talent selection instruments, cultural development, and organizational health. He has traveled throughout the world as a speaker, consultant, and coach, building teams and development leaders.
David is the vice president of national, regional, and local marketing for Chick-fil-A. He has spent his entire career as part of a team and building culture. He has spent more than 30 years seeing the principles in this book play out in a corporate setting and in more than 1,600 Chick-fil-A restaurants.
The book is comprised of the following sections:
Both authors, who are successful business leaders tell the reader a story to demonstrate how workplace culture is the main factor between average and remarkable. The lessons told in this book are derived from observing some extraordinary people and organizations. As a result of the work ethics of leaders, their employees are impacted in a positive way, which in effect moves companies forward.
The story throughout the book explores the relationship with a mid level manager and a seasoned business leader. The manager is mentored by the business leader, which is transformational for his career, life, and company. By understanding and implementing the business principles learned from the mentor, he is able to make positive changes throughout his life by becoming a better leader, father, husband, and citizen.
If you want to become a better leader, then Remarkable is worth a read. It is an easy and enjoyable business book that is told in a fun and engaging story.