The cover of Dr. Tom Jones’s revelatory book invites the question: In what ways are Doers in the workplace like knights in chess?
To start with knights control the middle of the chessboard and are especially effective when used in combination with other pieces. Like knights, Doers are often misused and their value underestimated.
Knights and Doers both make strategic moves that count. They protect and advance the organization’s competitive advantage. In a supportive environment where management understands and trusts the influential power of Doers, they become a highly prized asset.
Doers: The Vital Few Who Get Things Done stems from Tom’s experience working as a turnaround consultant with organizations that failed to understand how to recruit, reward, and retain high achievers. In this precisely crafted book Tom Jones shows management how to make the best use of the Doers’ natural desire to exceed expectations.
Each chapter highlights a problematic situation through the use of anecdotal stories and graphic illustrations of rational remedies. Doers are also shown how to succeed in situations where their enthusiasm for excellence may not be appreciated.
Tom also provides coaching and consultation services to individuals and organizations enabling both to make the highest and best use of the skills Doers bring to the workplace. This proprietary methodology is practical and immediately applicable.