Bury My Heart at Conference Room B: The Unbeatable Impact of Truly Committed Managers (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Aug 12, 2010 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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#3 New York Times Advice/How-To Bestseller #7 Wall Street Journal Nonfiction Bestseller

"This book is game changing in a way I have never seen in a business book. I learned about myself and gained new insights into the work I've been doing for thirty years. It is a spectacular read."
– John Riccitiello, CEO, Electronic Arts

This is not a management book. This is a book for managers.

Ever have the feeling that no matter how rewarding your job is that there's an entirely different level of success and fulfillment available to you? Lingering in the mist, just out of reach...
There is, and Stan Slap is going to help you get it.
You hold in your hands the book that entirely redraws the potential of being a manager. It will show you how to gain the one competency most critical to achieving business impact, but it won't stop there. This book will put a whole new level of meaning into your job description.

You Will Never Really Work for Your Company Until Your Company Really Works for You

Bury My Heart at Conference Room B is about igniting the massive power of any manager's emotional commitment to his or her company-worth more than financial, intellectual and physical commitment combined. Sometimes companies get this from their managers in the early garage days or in times of tremendous gain, but it's almost unheard of to get it on a sustained, self-reinforced basis.
Of course your company is only going to get it if you're willing to give it. Slap proves that emotional commitment comes from the ability to live your deepest personal values at work and then provides a remarkable process that allows you to use your own values to achieve tremendous success.

This is not soft stuff; it is the stuff of hard-core results.

Bury My Heart at Conference Room B is the highest-rated management development solution at a number of the world's highest-rated companies—companies that don't include "patience" on their list of corporate values. It has been exhaustively researched and bench tested with tens of thousands of real managers in more than seventy countries. You'll hear directly from managers about how this legendary method has transformed their careers and their lives.

As Big as It Gets Stan Slap is doing nothing less than making the business case for a manager's humanity-for every manager and the companies that depend on them. Bury My Heart at Conference Room B gives managers the urgency to change their world and the energy to do it. It will stir the soul, race the heart, and throb the foot used for acceleration.

Buckle Up. We're Going Off-Road. Slap is smart, provocative, wickedly funny and heartfelt. He fearlessly takes on some of the most cherished myths of management for the illogic they are and celebrates the experience of being a manager in all of its potential and potential weirdness. And he talks to managers like they really talk to themselves.


  

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Review: Bury My Heart at Conference Room B: What Truly Drives the World's Most Passionate Managers

User Review  - Brett - Goodreads

The book is pretty good, but the exercises to help you identify your core values? Priceless! Read full review

Review: Bury My Heart at Conference Room B: What Truly Drives the World's Most Passionate Managers

User Review  - Agile Kindergarten - Goodreads

Enjoyable and challenging, Slap explains his 20 year process of moving enterprises from their Bitter Place to their Better Place by value driven leadership. The premise, which Slap intuited and was ... Read full review

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Contents

YOU HAD ME AT EVEN MORE IMPORTANT TO YOU
WHY ITS A BOOK
WHY IT CANT WAIT
WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT HERE?
RENDEZVOUS WITH REALITY
THE HOW AND WHY OF WHAT MATTERS
WHERE WERE GOING RIGHT NOW
Welcome to your personal life
DEFINE THE BETTER PLACE
BACK THE BETTER WITH THE BITTER
GIVE THEM SOMETHING FOR THE TRIP
CONNECT IT UP
SOLVE OLD PROBLEMS IN A NEW WAY
BENCH THE METRICS THAT MATTER
TALK IT UP
TAKE IT HOME

WELL SURE BUT
A TALE OF TWO MORE COMPANIES
WELL SURE BUT
FEAR ITSELF
THE SOLUTION CLEVERLY DISGUISED AS THE PROBLEM
ITS NOT YOUR FAULT BAD NEWS ITS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
BUSTING THE BIG MYTH
WHAT ARE YOUR VALUES?
WHERE ARE YOUR VALUES?
PICK FROM THIS LIST
CONSIDER THE CONSIDERABLE INFLUENCES
CONFIRM YOUR CHOICE
CONNECT THE MOMENTS OF TRUTH
TALK TO YOURSELF THEN TALK TO OTHERS
WHY JOHNNY CANT LEAD
DECLARE IT
WRAP IT UP ILL TAKE IT
THE POWER SOURCE
THE FULL MEANING OF THE BLANK STARE
PROVE IT
SCREW IT UP
NOW FIRST NEXT AND LATER
WHOS NEXT?
FIRST STEPS TO ENTERPRISEWIDE RESULTS
THE PURPOSE
THE PATH
THE WHOLE POINT
Looking Back at Twenty Years of Help Along the Way
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About the author (2010)

Stan Slap has revolutionized performance for some of the world’s most demanding organizations. His international consulting company, slap, specializes in achieving ferocious commitment in manager, employee and customer cultures––the three groups that decide the success of any business. His client list ranges from Hewlett Packard and Microsoft to HSBC and Viacom. When he’s home, he lives in San Francisco.

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