Creating We: Change I-Thinking to We-Thinking and Build a Healthy, Thriving Organization [NOOK Book]

Overview

Me, Us, Them. These seemingly innocent pronouns have the power to stymie growth and erode unity within companies of all sizes. In Creating We, visionary executive coach Judith E. Glaser goes right to the root of the problem, revealing how an "I-centric" work environment can doom your company to failure. Whether your company has recently been acquired, merged, restructured, downsized, or simply demoralized, this revolutionary book shows you how to help your team create a healthy "We-centric" environment, one that ...
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Creating We: Change I-Thinking to We-Thinking and Build a Healthy, Thriving Organization

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Overview

Me, Us, Them. These seemingly innocent pronouns have the power to stymie growth and erode unity within companies of all sizes. In Creating We, visionary executive coach Judith E. Glaser goes right to the root of the problem, revealing how an "I-centric" work environment can doom your company to failure. Whether your company has recently been acquired, merged, restructured, downsized, or simply demoralized, this revolutionary book shows you how to help your team create a healthy "We-centric" environment, one that can achieve extraordinary breakthrough success.

About the Author:
Judith E. Glaser, is an organizational anthropologist, executive coach, and the CEO of Benchmark Communications, Inc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440516702
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 6/4/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 896,446
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents


Preface     1
Introduction     15
Believing We     33
I'm Giving Orders-and You're Not Listening!: The Challenge of Authority     35
My Turf, Your Turf: The Challenge of Territoriality     63
It Must Be Your Fault...: The Challenge of Self-Interest     83
Learning We     111
Hello, Can You Hear Me?: Understanding the Culture     113
But That's How It's Always Been Done!: Embracing the Possibilities     144
Are We Really on the Same Team?: Opening the Space     175
Get Over It!: Shaping the Conversations     207
Friend or Foe?: Transforming the Culture     242
Being We     267
If They Don't Care, I Don't Care!: Working in Concert     269
They Said It Couldn't Be Done!: Sustaining We     300
Afterword: Standing at the Edge of a New Beginning     331
Index     347
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