Ubuntu!: An Inspiring Story About an African Tradition of Teamwork and Collaboration

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A powerful story about the African philosophy of teamwork and collaboration that has the power to reshape our workplaces, our relationships with our coworkers, and our personal lives, written by the bestselling coauthor of Fish! and the bestselling author of 1001 Ways to Reward Employees.

John Peterson, a new manager in the credit department at a major big-box retailer, is struggling in his job. The people under him are not working as well or effectively as they need to, and his...

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Overview

A powerful story about the African philosophy of teamwork and collaboration that has the power to reshape our workplaces, our relationships with our coworkers, and our personal lives, written by the bestselling coauthor of Fish! and the bestselling author of 1001 Ways to Reward Employees.

John Peterson, a new manager in the credit department at a major big-box retailer, is struggling in his job. The people under him are not working as well or effectively as they need to, and his department is falling behind in meeting its goals. His only solution is to take on more work himself, burning the midnight oil and coming in most weekends to pick up the slack and keep his department above water.

When one of the employees stays behind to help him—a young man who came to America from a small village in Africa—he learns of the ancient wisdom and hidden power of the African philosophy of Ubuntu. Before long, it begins to change the way he thinks about the people he works with, about himself, and about how he runs his department and his life.

In an engaging and completely fresh narrative that holds a unique message for today’s business world, Ubuntu! shows us a way to overcome our fears, insecurities, and the “me-ism” that so often permeates our workplaces, and replace it with a culture of genuine respect and collaboration. It promises to take its place alongside Fish! and other business parables as the next bestselling classic in the business category.

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“The teachings in Ubuntu! can not only help us improve our relationships with others.  These teachings can help us make peace with ourselves and be proud of the way we are living our lives.”
from the foreword by Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times bestsellers MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

From the Hardcover edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307587886
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/30/2010
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 237,733
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Bob Nelson is one of the nation's premier speakers and trainers, is a keynote speaker and lecturer at over 100 business events a year. Among his bestselling books is 1001 Ways to Reward Employees.  Dr. Stephen Lundin is a national and international speaker, writer, and entrepreneur.  He is the primary co-author of the bestselling Fish! books.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Wolfpelt to Transformers.

    Its me. From JayClan. I really would like you to stay. No cat wants you to leave. I dont have powers, and I just think the rp clans should be like the book clans. But I thought about it, and I decided sometimes you should just be different. If you want powers you can have powers. I dont want to dictate your rp life. Do what you want, be who you want, and live how you want. If you dont want to be in JayClan, I respect that. I just hope you reconsider.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    A wave of water

    Leaps from the ocean and puts out the fire,but splashes zuko as well,making him resemble a mop...a giggle seemed to echo quietly from somewere above in the sky...but all there was in the sky was the stars and a dimly lit moon..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Lestari

    She let a large jet stream of water out on Azula, knocking her backwards.

    (Band concert. Dont fight without me :D)
    Lestari

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Transformers

    Try telling that to Wolfpelt. *Aerosky says bitterly.*

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  • Posted May 16, 2010

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    Everyone Should Read this!

    I was vaguely familiar with the term Ubuntu but this book gave me a better understanding and appreciation for the concept. Having worked in human services for 15 years I thought I had heard it all about team work but this book helped me to move to another level of understanding. I recommend that everyone read this book!

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    Posted July 17, 2011

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