Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles, co-authors of the New York Times business bestseller Raving Fans, are back with Gung Ho!
Here is an invaluable management tool that outlines foolproof ways to
increase productivity by fostering excellent morale in the workplace. It
is a must-read for everyone who wants to stay on top in today's
ultra-competitive business world.
Raving Fans taught managers how to turn customers into full-fledged fans. Now, Gung Ho!
brings the same magic to employees. Through the inspirational story of
business leaders Peggy Sinclair and Andy Longclaw, Blanchard and Bowles
reveal the secret of Gung Ho--a revolutionary technique to boost
enthusiasm and performance and usher in astonishing results for any
organization. The three principles of Gung Ho are:
three cornerstones of Gung Ho are surprisingly simple and yet amazingly
powerful. Whether your organization consists of one or is listed in the
Fortune 500, this book ensures Gung Ho employees committed to success.
also includes a clear game plan with a step-by-step outline for
instituting these groundbreaking ideas. Destined to become a classic, Gung Ho! is a rare and wonderful business book that is packed with invaluable information as well as a compelling, page-turning story.
Raving Fans brilliantly schooled managers on how to turn customers into raving fans. Gung Ho!
now brings the same magic to employees. Here is the story of how two
managers saved a failing company and turned in record profits with
record productivity. The three core ideas of Gung Ho! are
surprisingly simple: worthwhile work guided by goals and values; putting
workers in control of their production; and cheering one another on.
Their principles are so powerful that business leaders, reviewing the
manuscript for Ken and Sheldon, have written to say, "Sorry. Ignored
instructions. Have photocopied for everyone. I promise to buy books, but
can't wait. We need now!" Like Raving Fans, Gung Ho! delivers.
This book presents a game plan for empowering
employees by defining three essential keys: sharing information,
creating autonomy through boundaries, and replacing hierarchy with
teams. Revised throughout, this edition uses more contemporary examples
and language to address concerns specific to younger employees.
When do we need vision? During times of growth, change, or
opportunity—so that we know we’re headed in the right direction. We also
need vision during times of uncertainty—when we’ve lost confidence in
our leaders, our institutions, or ourselves. Instead of focusing on
“what’s next,” we need to refocus on “what’s first.” Getting back to the
basics means knowing who you are, where you’re going, and what will
guide your journey—having a vision. This is the place from which we must
start (or revisit) if we want to thrive. When work is meaningful and
connected to what we truly desire, we tap into a productive and creative
power stronger than we ever imagined.
Ken Blanchard and Jesse
Stoner show how to create a vision for your organization, and for your
own life, that will unleash your power and potential and allow you to go
Full Steam Ahead! They offer numerous examples of effective visions and
show exactly how to create an enduring vision that will guide you on a
High Five! combines the spellbinding charm of a timeless
parable with cutting-edge information about why teams are important and
what individuals and organizations can do to build successful ones.
Through the story of Alan Foster, a workplace one-man band, High Five!
identifies the four key ingredients of winning teams. Although Alan is
an effective producer, he is unwilling to share the spotlight by
partnering on projects and is fired because, as his boss puts it, "Alan,
we need good producers who are good team players, too." It is a bitter pill for him to swallow.
mulling over his disappointment, he takes his son to his grade-five
hockey practice, where it is clear that his son's team, the Riverbend
Warriors, knows nothing about teamwork, either. When the team's two
overworked coaches learn of Alan's plight, they persuade him to join
their ranks, and he finds himself charged with teaching himself and the
players the meaning of teamwork. With the help of a woman friend-a
former girls' basketball coach who has "won more high school basketball
championships than anyone"-Alan and the Warriors learn the magic of
teamwork and that "none of us is as smart as all of us."
Newly updated and backed by decades of
research, this classic guide will equip leaders and team members alike
to unleash the power of teamwork.
Never before in the history of
the workplace has the concept of teamwork been more important to the
functioning of successful organizations. Ken Blanchard, bestselling
coauthor of Raving Fans, The One Minute Manager® and Gung Ho!,
teams up with Donald Carew and Eunice Parisi-Carew to explain how all
groups move through four stages of development on their way to becoming
high performing teams—orientation, dissatisfaction, integration and
production. The authors then show how a manager can help any group
become effective quickly and with a minimum of stress.
Once, there was a
remarkable person who led with love. Her company succeeded where its
competitors struggled. Its customers were loyal, its employees loved to
work there, and it was profitable year after year, for decades. This
loving leader began her career as an executive secretary, yet the
company's founder chose her to succeed him as president. When asked why,
he said, "Because she knows how to love people to success." She is
Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus of Southwest Airlines. Lead with LUV is an extraordinary, wide-ranging conversation between Barrett and the legendary Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager.
Drawing on personal experience, Barrett and Blanchard reveal why
leading with love is the most powerful way to lead and how it can help
you achieve truly amazing levels of performance. Discover:
Many books are being published on how to manage employees of the
"millennial" generation, but the solutions offered are anecdotal at
best. Backed by years of serious research, Managing the Millennials
provides managers of all ages with specific recommendations and tools
for engaging this burgeoning demographic-some 78 million strong. Each
chapter shares relevant interviews, case studies, and offers
research-backed ideas and best practices to help any organization and
their leaders address the challenges generational diversity presents.
Answering the perplexing question of how does one lead and manage younger employees, this book
Insightful and practical, Managing the Millennials is a valuable tool for millions of managers globally whose job it is to manage and motivate their twenty-something workers.