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Creating We: Change I-Thinking to We-Thinking and Build a Healthy, Thriving Organization Paperback – June 4 2007
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They screwed up--it's their fault!
I have my own goals and numbers to meet!
Me. Us. Them. These seemingly innocent pronouns have the power to stymie growth and erode unity within companies of all sizes. In Creating WE, visionary executive coach Judith E. Glaser goes right to the root of the problem, revealing how an "I-centric" work environment can doom your company to failure.
Whether your company has recently been acquired, merged, restructured, downsized, or simply demoralized, this revolutionary book shows you how to help your team create a healthy "WE-centric" environment, one that can achieve extraordinary breakthrough success.
- Publisher : Adams Media (June 4 2007)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 368 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1598692836
- ISBN-13 : 978-1598692839
- Item weight : 522 g
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.26 x 22.86 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #802,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Some of the innovative ideas in this book include: balancing the growth principle of an organization with the nurture principle, the connection between conversations and long-term institutional direction, the profound power of co-creating, leadership and the patterns in our brains and neurons (this alone is worth the price of the book), leadership and cultural boundaries, rewiring-revising-rebirthing, the new rules of engagement and the three new challenges faced by any leader, how to expand your comfort zone, people don't fear change--they fear pain, leading by opening space, and many others.
When Orrin Woodward and I wrote the book LeaderShift: A Call for Americans to Finally Stand Up and Lead , we made a case that American needs a lot more people to stand up and be leaders in our society. In Glaser's book, she outlines 7 leadershifts (yes, she uses that exact word) that teach us how to be better leaders.
This is an excellent book. It reminded me of the depth and excellence of Goleman's Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence , Launching a Leadership Revolution: Mastering the Five Levels of Influence by Brady and Woodward, and Christensen's The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business . It belongs on your top leadership shelf right along with Gladwell's The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference , Collin's Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't , and Godin's Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us .
This is a must read for leaders.