Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work

Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work

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Connection Culture, 2nd Edition
The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work
Michael Lee StallardTodd W. Hall, Katharine P. Stallard, and Jason Pankau
Tap Into the Power of Human Connection
Creating a thriving organization where employees feel valued, the environment is energized, and high productivity and innovation are the norm requires a new kind of leader who fosters a culture of connection within the organization. Connection Culture, 2nd Edition, is your game-changing opportunity to become that leader and to begin fostering a connection culture in your organization. Stop undermining performance and take the first step toward change that will give your organization, your team, and everyone you lead a true competitive advantage. Inspiring and practical, this book challenges you to set the performance bar high and keep reaching. Learn how to:
• Foster a connection culture. • Emulate best practices of connected teams—from Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists to the creators of the award-winning Broadway musical Hamilton. • Boost vision, value, and voice within your organization.
Published in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, the book messages the authors’ hope for post-traumatic growth; provides updated, research-supported theories about the relationship of stress and loneliness; and includes new examples and profiles of great leaders communicating during crisis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950496525
Publisher: Association for Talent Development
Publication date: 09/22/2020
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 254
Sales rank: 765,395
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Michael Lee Stallard is a thought leader, author, speaker, and expert on how human connection in culture affects the health and performance of individuals and organizations. He is the president and co-founder of E Pluribus Partners and the Connection Culture Group. Michael is the primary author of Fired Up or Burned Out: How to Reignite Your Team’s Passion, Creativity, and Productivity and Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy and Understanding.
Michael has appeared in media outlets worldwide, including Entrepreneur, Financial Times, Fast Company, Forbes, Fox Business, Inc., Knowledge@Wharton, Leader to Leader, New York Times and Wall Street Journal. His clients have included Costco, Lockheed Martin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NASA, Scotiabank, U.S. Department of Treasury, and Qualcomm. Texas Christian University founded the TCU Center for Connection Culture to advance Michael and his colleagues' ideas at TCU and in higher education. Learn more at

Table of Contents

ForewordIntroduction to the 2nd Edition
Part I: A New View of Leadership and Organizational Culture1. What Costco and Hamilton Have in Common2. Three Cultures You Need to Know: Connection, Control, and Indifference3. The Vision + Value + Voice ModelProfiles in Connection
Part II: The Superpower of Connection and Dangers of Disconnection4. Connection Helps Individuals Thrive5. Connection Provides a Performance and Competitive Advantage to OrganizationsProfiles in Connection
Part III: Operationalizing Connection Culture6. Taking Action: Connecting Through Vision, Value, and Voice7. Whom Will You Choose to Become?
AcknowledgmentsAppendix I: VIA Institute Classification of Character StrengthsAppendix II: Study Questions for Book GroupsAppendix III: Additional ResourcesReferencesIndexAbout the Author and Contributors

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