Title: All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results Author: Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton Stars: ****
Authors, Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton first establish the important role that culture plays in the workplace. Next, they provide a seven step road map for creating and sustaining a vibrant culture.
1) Define your burning platform – Create a clear mission – a reason for people to want to change. 2) Create a customer focus – Focus on the client drives the right decisions 3) Develop Agility – The ability to adapt to change is essential 4) Share Everything – Constant communication to include sharing “hard truths” is essential 5) Partner with your talent – Grow and develop team members 6) Root for each other – Reward good performance. Say thank you 7) Establish clear accountability – Assign responsibility with realistic goals, evaluate progress making appropriate corrections, remove obstacles, celebrate success
They also provide some additional goodies – like the chapter entitled, Fifty- two Ways to Get Your People All In.
It’s a quick and easy read with many examples from companies that have successfully created winning cultures. It contains lots of helpful and practical tips to help managers turn their organizations around.