…And why trust is the one thing that changes everything!
“People talk about businesses needing to be responsible as if it’s something new we need to do on top of everything else. But the whole essence of business should be responsibility. My philosophy is, ‘We don’t run companies to earn profits, we earn profits to run companies.’ Our companies need meaning and purpose if they’re to fit into the world, or why should they live at all?” ~ Tachi Kiuchi
“All organizations are perfectly aligned to get the results they get.” ~ Arthur W. Jones, Organizational design expert
“Organizations exist to make people’s strengths effective and their weaknesses irrelevant. And this is the work of effective leaders.” ~ Frances Hesselbein
“In my organizations I don’t have employees; I have teammates. Yes, I do pay people and offer them benefits. But people don’t work for me. They work with me. We are working together to fulfill the vision. Without them, I cannot succeed. Without me, they cannot succeed. We’re a team. We reach our goals together. We need each other. If we didn’t, then one of us is in the wrong place.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“All organizations are perfectly aligned to get the results they get.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit
“The problem when someone feels burned out, bored, unchallenged, or stifled by their work is not the job itself but rather the environment and playground rules given to them to do the job at hand.” ~ Tony Hsieh, Delivering Happiness
…And why a company’s success is directly related to the company’s culture and employee treatment.
“For individuals, character is destiny. For organizations, culture is destiny.” ~ Tony Hsieh, Delivering Happiness
By: Tony Hsieh
Book Overview: In Delivering Happiness, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares the different lessons he has learned in business and life, from starting a worm farm to running a pizza business, through LinkExchange, Zappos, and more. Fast-paced and down-to-earth, Delivering Happiness shows how a very different kind of corporate culture is a powerful model for achieving success-and how by concentrating on the happiness of those around you, you can dramatically increase your own.
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“Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.” ~ Arthur Miller
Book Overview: From Stephen R. Covey’s eldest son comes a revolutionary new path towards productivity and satisfaction. Trust, says Stephen M.R. Covey, is the very basis of the new global economy, and he shows how trust and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees and constituents is the essential ingredient for any high performance, successful organization. For business leaders and public figures in any arena, The Speed of Trust offers an unprecedented and eminently practical look at exactly how trust functions in our every transaction and relationship from the most personal to the broadest, most indirect interaction and how to establish trust immediately so that you and your organization can forego the time killing, bureaucratic check-and-balance processes so often deployed in lieu of actual trust.
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“If you hear my idea but don’t believe it, that’s not your fault; it’s mine. If you see my new product but don’t buy it, that’s my failure, not yours. If you attend my presentation and you’re bored, that’s my fault too.” ~ Seth Godin, Tribes
By: Stephen Covey
Book Overview: In order to thrive, innovate, excel and lead in what Covey calls the new Knowledge Worker Age, we must build on and move beyond effectiveness…to greatness. Accessing the higher levels of human genius and motivation in today’s new reality requires a sea change of new thinking — a new mind-set, a new skill-set, a new tool-set — in short, a whole new habit.
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“People want to be recognized. They want to be celebrated in some way. They want to be made to feel as if they really do count for something. And they want a place where they can belong in the community that stands for something more than just an enterprise that makes money.” ~ Martin Coles, Starbucks International President