How do you take an underperforming unit—team, department, office, or company—that has run aground and get it moving forward?
In All Hands On Deck, Peter J. Boni shows any leader or aspiring leader exactly what to do. Following his advice, recognition and rewards come quickly. It even allows leaders without an MBA or Ivy League education to leapfrog over those who have superior credentials or stronger ties to the old boys’ network.
Peter’s own career is the best illustration of his methods. A former special operations infantry officer and decorated combat veteran, Boni became a high-tech CEO of a wide variety of companies during a 30-year business career, leading many of them through the varying stages of growth, maturity, trouble, and renewal.
Boni shows you how to use his scars of experience to rapidly advance your own career. Through his own experiences and detailed case studies, All Hands On Deck clearly illustrates how to:
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About the Author
Peter J. Boni has advanced by tackling tough assignments to reposition organizations that have run aground. During his career, he added $5 billion of value as a CEO, Fortune 500 executive, consultant, director, and venture capital investor. Twice cited in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year competition, he has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Investor’s Business Daily and commented for CNBC, TheStreet.com, and Fox Business. Drawing from real-world business and military experience, he has refined a three-phase leadership process to advance careers and guide organizational teams through troubled waters. Boni resides in the Philadelphia area and sails in his native Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
The author will be donating a portion of the proceeds for this book to the nonprofit Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Kedge Way 9
Section I The Greatest Captain of Them All
Chapter 1 Captain Josiah Nickerson Knowles and Wild Wave 15
Section II The ABCs to Advance
Chapter 2 The ABCs to Advance: The Origin 27
Chapter 3 Phase 1 of the ABCs: Hatch the Plan 34
Chapter 4 Phase 2 of the ABCs: Kick Off the Plan 51
Chapter 5 Phase 3 of the ABCs: Execute the Plan 72
Section III Stories of the ABCs to Advance in Action
In the For-Profit Sector
Chapter 6 Peter J. Boni: Back From the Brink at Safeguard Scientifics 89
Chapter 7 Dorvin D. Lively: Reforming Maidenform 149
Chapter 8 Kevin L. Rakin: Restrarting a Failed Business at Advanced BioHealing 184
In the Nonprofit Sector
Chapter 9 Dr. David M. Barrett: Recovering From a Botched Merger and Cash Crunch at the Lahey Clinic 213
Chapter 10 Shawn K. Osborne: Overcoming Misalignment and Defection at TechAmerica 239
Chapter 11 Ann Weaver Hart: Offsetting Stagnation at the University of Arizona 266
Conclusion: All Hands on Deck Revisited 300
About the Author 317
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a personnel manager I'm always looking for a way of getting my team to "buy in" to a shared vision and commit to working as a team. Peter Boni's "All Hands on Deck" provides not just a helpful way of getting your team to work as a unit but demonstrates with real live case studies how effective this can be for your business. The author deftly interweaves the historic tale of Capt.Knowles' 19th c. shipwreck in the South Pacific with modern examples of stuck or imperiled companies. By using his disarmingly simple "ABCs" approach Peter Boni demonstrates how to Hatch, Kick-Off, and Execute a plan that will make your team work efficiently and effectively. Unlike most business management books "All Hands on Deck" features real stories from real people actually working in their industries and how they've forged their way using their own backgrounds and versions of Peter's technique. Easy to read and digest, I must recommend this book to anyone looking to get the most out of their team, department, or company.