Leading yourself and a team of people has never been more complicated than it is today.
As a leader, every move you make is either breathing life into your organization or slowly killing it. The atmosphere can easily turn toxic, with negativity, blame, and doubt poisoning the culture.
Just like every human being on the planet needs good air to breathe, every organization needs leadership that breathes life into its people to sustain the energy required to complete its mission.
Nine out of every ten employees say they would take a pay cut to work for a more meaningful culture. Are you breathing enough oxygen into your organization to give it meaning?
Over the past decade, leadership expert Jason Barger has advised some of the world's biggest brandsincluding Deloitte, Wendy's, Caribou Coffee, Ultimate Software, Syracuse University, Nationwide Insurance, NetJets, Kaiser Permanente, and many otherson how to engage the minds and hearts of their people.
In Breathing Oxygen, Barger explores six key mindsetsClarity, Inclusivity, Agility, Grit, Rest, and Ownershipthat bring energy to every team and expand their productivity and your organization's potential.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
Why I Wrote This Book i
The Case for Developing Leaders and Culture vii
1 Breathing Oxygen
Mindsets That Expand 1
Vision + Direction 9
Participatory + Alignment 25
Possibility + Adaptability 43
Resolve + Toughness 57
The Secret to Elite Performance 77
Accountability + Action 93
Actions That Expand or Deflate 115
About the Author 125
The Invitation: Breathing Oxygen into Others 127