Book Reviews
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.  
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