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All Hands on Deck: 8 Essential Lessons for Building a Culture of Ownership

All Hands on Deck: 8 Essential Lessons for Building a Culture of Ownership

Joe Tye

ISBN: 978-0-470-59912-9

Jul 2010

192 pages

In Stock

$22.95

Description

In the stormy seas of today's world economy, organizations need all hands on deck

In the stormy seas of today's world economy, organizations need people to own their work, not just rent a spot on the organization chart. All Hands on Deck is a fun-to-read story that is both a business strategy book about creating competitive advantage through corporate culture, and a personal development book that will inspire readers to be more committed and engaged with their work and their organizations. Drawing upon the wisdom of some of the greatest and most beloved business leaders of the 20th century, this essential guide:

  • Creates a virtual roadmap for building a culture of ownership where so workers are inspired to think and act like partners in the enterprise, and not just hired hands
  • Shares practical and proven strategies for earning employee buy-in and commitment to the values, vision, and purpose of the organization
  • Features the real-world wisdom of some of the most successful and beloved business leaders of the 20th century, including Walt Disney, Ray Kroc, Mary Kay Ash, Bill Hewlett, and Dave Packard

A stirring resource for today's business environment, All Hands on Deck shares the tools you need to create an organization that competes and succeeds in today's turbulent world, and the inspiration that your people need to put those tools to work.

Foreword xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction: Why a Culture of Ownership Matters xix

Chapter 1 Changing “Us and Them” to “We” 1

Chapter 2 Real Ownership Is of the Heart, Not of the Wallet 9

Chapter 3 Lesson 1: Start with a Mission that is Bigger Than the Business 19

Chapter 4 Lesson 2: Use Structure and Process to Create Culture 31

Chapter 5 Lesson 3: Build Culture on a Foundation of Values 43

Chapter 6 Lesson 4: Trust Is the Glue in a Culture of Ownership 51

Chapter 7 Lesson 5: Use Stories to Reinforce Cultural Norms 61

Chapter 8 Lesson 6: Invest in Character Building 73

Chapter 9 Lesson 7: Unleash Individual Creativity and Ingenuity 87

Chapter 10 Lesson 8: Everyone Is a Volunteer 99

Chapter 11 The Four Essential Elements of a Culture of Ownership 109

Chapter 12 It Takes Courage and Strength of Character to Be a Culture Leader 121

Chapter 13 A Culture of Ownership Is a Bilateral Relationship 129

Afterword 135

Appendix 1: Blueprinting the Invisible Architecture 137

Appendix 2: The Self-Empowerment Pledge 141

Appendix 3: Study Questions 147

Bibliography 151

About the Author 157

Services from Values Coach Inc. 159

Joe Tye’s Speaking Topics 160