Accountability: Freedom and Responsibility without Control / Edition 1

Accountability: Freedom and Responsibility without Control / Edition 1

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Accountability: Freedom and Responsibility without Control / Edition 1

Authors Rob Lebow and Randy Spitzer show how to transform a business by replacing the control and manipulation that typically characterize the workplace with personal accountability. The book helps readers determine the level of accountability that exists in a company, discusses the "Seven S's of Accountability, " and introduces the "member citizen" concept and the metaphor of the Wise Counsel — a coach, mentor, and leader who functions as a resource, not a controller.

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ISBN-13: 9781576751831
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Edition description: FIRST
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

ROB LEBOW is the founder and CEO of The Lebow Companies, an international consulting and training firm that specializes in installing the Shared Values Process in companies of all sizes and in all sectors. He is the author of A Journey into the Heroic Environment.
WILLIAM L. SIMON is a professional writer who has written several books and coauthored such best-selling titles as Profit from Experience and On the Firing Line.

Table of Contents

Prologue: A New Journey Begins1
Part 1The Control versus Freedom Dilemma9
1I'm Pedaling as Fast as I Can, But It's Not Fast Enough!11
2The Courage to Make the Change17
3Which Would You Rather Work In--A Freedom-Based or a Control-Based Work Environment?25
4Do Incentives Really Motivate People? Or Are They Just a Quick Fix?41
5Is Job Security Related to a Corporate Culture's Bottom Line?51
6Do You Want to Be Controlled?71
7Can We Overcome Human Nature by Trying to Control People?85
8Three Activities That Establish a Freedom-Based Workplace93
Part 2Creating the Transformation107
9The Transformation of National Stores: A Journey from the Old Control-Based Environment to the New Freedom-Based Workplace109
10The Wise Counsel121
11Creating the Right Conditions141
12Taking Personal Responsibility Is a Challenge for Everyone!157
13Transformation Begins with a Visionary Leader169
14The Freedom-Based Philosophy Is Adopted One Person at a Time179
15Owning Your Job Means No Excuses--The First Step to Freedom189
16Designing Your Job Means You Have the Power to Choose!201
17Finding Great People215
Pete Williams: A New Journey Begins225
The Freedom Survey (FS)229
About the Authors255
About the Company257

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