Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accountability for Results
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Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accountability for Results

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by Roger Connors, Tom Smith
     
 

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A fully revised and updated installment from the bestselling author of The Oz Principle Series.

Two-time New York Times bestselling authors Roger Connors and Tom Smith show how leaders can achieve record-breaking results by quickly and effectively shaping their organizational culture to capitalize on their greatest asset-their people.

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A fully revised and updated installment from the bestselling author of The Oz Principle Series.

Two-time New York Times bestselling authors Roger Connors and Tom Smith show how leaders can achieve record-breaking results by quickly and effectively shaping their organizational culture to capitalize on their greatest asset-their people.

Change the Culture, Change the Game joins their classic book, The Oz Principle, and their recent bestseller, How Did That Happen?, to complete the most comprehensive series ever written on workplace accountability. Based on an earlier book, Journey to the Emerald City, this fully revised installment captures what the authors have learned while working with the hundreds of thousands of people on using organizational culture as a strategic advantage.

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"Lloyd James expertly narrates [this]…book on organizational effectiveness. His comfortable performance softens the book's serious intentions." —AudioFile

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ISBN-13:
9781591843610
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Pages:
222
Sales rank:
271,974
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"Lloyd James expertly narrates [this] . . . book on organizational effectiveness. His comfortable performance softens the book's serious intentions." —-AudioFile

Meet the Author

Roger Connors and Tom Smith are the authors of The New York Times bestsellers The Oz Principle and How Did That Happen? They are also co-founders of Partners in Leadership, Inc., the premier provider of Accountability Training Services around the world. Connors lives in Alpine, UT, and Smith lives in Temecula, CA.

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Change the Culture, Change the Game 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
Thesaint More than 1 year ago
Truly impressed with the content of this book. I have read many books on changing the culture in a organization, but have never found a book that puts how to create a shift in an organization in to such understandable terms. I was happy to see the inclusion of true real world stores showing how the concepts presented in the book can be applied in multiple business settings. Great read I would recommend this to anyone looking to effect change at any level of their business.
Birdie36 More than 1 year ago
The experts on accountability have really laid it all out on the table in this new book. The authors' 20 plus years of consulting experience and use of actual client case studies and stories in the book really validate the tools they introduce (and reiterate) relative to Culture management and change. This book is a must read for leaders. If you don't have time to sit down to read it, keep your eyes open for the audio version that is coming out soon.
JZ68 More than 1 year ago
Powerful in its simplicity, the book's core model speaks volumes about how an organizational culture becomes what it is, and how to change it into what you want it to be. Packed with real world examples of successful cultural transition, Change the Culture, Change the Game truly is a GAME CHANGER! I will be talking about this book for many years to come.
trishromley More than 1 year ago
Just as before, Roger Connors and Tom Smith have given us an outline, and tools to guide us all in the right direction to create change and to show others how to do the same in a way that is easy to apply in business and on a personal level as well. This is a must read for anyone wanting to make changes in leadership skills and positive changes within any organization.
Rudy22 More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for your business. Learn how to successfully build a foundation and align the company to achieve great results and consistently focus on results within a competitive market. Great book!!
shayna65 More than 1 year ago
Very impressed with the "real life" stories in the book. The concepts are easy to use and would benefit anyone looking to effect change in their organization! This is perfect for anyone who feels trapped in their current workplace culture.
Gracebubbles More than 1 year ago
As time changes so does the game. Understanding how to transform your organization from old to new requires a well executed culture changing method, found within this book!
Bonnie-S_1970 More than 1 year ago
I read the previous books by Roger Connors and Tom Smith and thought the principles they describe in their books are easy to apply to the "real world". I was excited to get my hands on their latest book and I have to say that it is a must read! If you are interested in a no-nonsense approach to changing your culture, you need to read this book.
JL33JL More than 1 year ago
In todays competitive environment and economic challenges, understanding the importance of not only personal accountability, but joint accountability within the workforce is imperative! Change the Culture, Change the Game is a must read. It provides real corporate stories with the implemented strategies demonstrated in this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Roger Connors and Tom Smith have done it again! A fabulous practical approach to changing culture - a growing problem with our society today. Looking forward to seeing it on The New York Times Best Sellers list for 2011!
Nancyh01 More than 1 year ago
Great book on accountability. The diagrams are easily understood, and provide step by step instruction on how to successfully create a business culture from ground up. Real corporate experiences with amazing results.
TamraKeller More than 1 year ago
Change The Culture Change The Game was a good, easy to understand read that was very useful and beneficial not only in the work place, but in every day life.
JRPETERSEN More than 1 year ago
Change the Culture, Change the Game is a must read book if you want to learn how to create long lasting positive results within your company. I have learned that my experiences within a company are creating beliefs that drive the actions leading to positive or negative results. This book provides excellent examples of real companies making a positive cultural transition, and bringing about outstanding results again and again.
noce More than 1 year ago
Love it, I think is great highly recommended !! enjoy
Sage4 More than 1 year ago
The concepts included in this book work in the "real" business environment!
Aracely49 More than 1 year ago
Excellent book, I truly recommend it!!!
mexigirl More than 1 year ago
This book is filled with client stories of successful cultural changes leading to amazing results. Understanding the importance of personal accountability and joint accountability within the workforce is essential to creating great experiences, which lead to positive results.
selliott5683 More than 1 year ago
This book gives culture change a new meaning, it's not just about managing change, it's about creating new experiences by embracing accountability within you. You can apply these principles in your professional environment as well as in your personal life and make a greater impact on how you achieve results.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the book very interesting. I am working for Morpho Trust USA whose top management has made the decision to make a complete change to the company in hopes of attaining ambitious goals in the future. I would add 3 types of thinking that must be discarded entirely prior to successfully changing the culture. Many people in management at companies think to just cut and only that, then change will come. This company says yes to cut out inefficiencies derived from feedback given by employees. They want to innovate based on suggestions, not just cut. This change is “touchy feely” and “soft”, not hard and financial. It appears too many also think only the latter should be done and disdain the former as something that cannot be measured. The measure comes in improved results and productivity in the future. Finally, this company has the long term perspective. The results they hope to see are 5+ years down the road. This is a rarity. The pages of business sections appear filled with companies only looking at the bottom line next quarter, or next year which is short range thinking. If you move from the 3 points expressed above and make the changes outlined in this book, hopefully the company will be successful. Management is aware they must continually work on the process, stay above the line, be positive and believe that the change can occur.
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RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
In this new, revised version of their 2002 book, "Journeys to the Emerald City", management consultants Roger Connors and Tom Smith offer wisdom, anecdotes and facts to help you modify your organizational culture for positive business results. The authors discuss change, culture, and people by providing three-step programs, five-principle approaches, three-level matrices, and a pyramid. The authors employ multiple models because they address elements of the workplace that are as intangible as they are important. As Connors and Smith are fond of saying, "Either you will manage the culture, or it will manage you." This is proven true even though formulas and jargon occasionally muffle their sound methods and useful message. getAbstract recommends this book to CEOs, executives, human resources professionals, parents and anyone running a team who wants better results.
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