Soup: A Recipe to Create a Culture of Greatness

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 29, 2010 - Business & Economics - 176 pages
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Why it matters who's stirring the pot

Soup offers an inspirational business fable that explains the "recipe" you can use to create a winning culture and boost employee morale and engagement. The story follows Nancy, the newly anointed CEO of America's Favorite Soup Company. She has been brought in to reinvigorate the brand and bring success back to a company that has lost its flavor and profit and has fallen on hard times. Fatefully, while eating lunch at a local soup shop, Nancy discovers the key ingredients to unite, engage, and inspire her team and create a culture of greatness.

  • From the bestselling author of The Energy Bus, The No Complaining Rule, and Training Camp
  • Find out how culture drives behavior, behavior drives habits, and habits deliver results
  • Create relationships that are the foundation upon which successful careers and winning teams are built
  • Features quick takeaways you can use to invest in your people, build trust, create unity, and enhance engagement

A turnaround tale like few others, Soup will inspire you to work in your own company to unleash the passion that delivers superior results.

 

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I've read business books on culture & communication, leadership & love, empowerment & engagement, rewards & recognition, missions and management, and on & on. This book puts it all together in under 160 EASY-to-read pages. I couldn't put it down. Now, I can't wait to put it to work! Read full review

Contents

Hungry
1
Grandmas Soup House
5
Grandma
9
Nancy
13
Another Bowl
15
Who Stirs the Pot Matters
19
Teachers Are Everywhere
23
Soup Culture
27
Relationships
93
Soup Is Meant to Be Enjoyed Together
95
Rules Without Relationship Lead to Rebellion
97
The Enemies Are Busyness and Stress
99
Engaged Relationships
103
Encourage Inspire Empower and Coach
105
A Team of Pot Stirrers
109
The Offer
113

A Culture of Greatness
31
Nightmare
35
Lead With Optimism
39
Leadership Is a Transfer of Belief
43
Guard Against Pessimism
47
The Mirror Test
51
Nancy Stirs the Pot
53
Hire Possibility Thinkers
55
A Unifying Vision
57
Spread the Vision
61
Build Trust
63
Busy
67
The Survey
69
Enhance Communication
71
Fill the Void
75
Add a Big Dose of Transparency and Authenticity
79
Treat Them Like Family
81
Love
83
Rumors
85
A New Measuring Stick
89
Another Shot
117
Days of Engagement
119
No One Eats Alone
121
Success Fridays
123
Fill Up with Appreciation
125
The Ultimate Recognition Program
129
Great Service
131
Leading by Example
133
Friday Night
135
Passion
137
Hot Soup
141
Tastier Soup
143
The Decision
147
An Offer They Couldnt Refuse
149
The Power of Relationships
153
Unity
155
The Recipe Book
159
Create a Culture of Greatness
162
Other Books by Jon Gordon
164
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JON GORDON's bestselling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous NFL, NBA, and college coaches and teams, Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals, and nonprofits. Jon invites you to visit and connect with him at www.JonGordon.com. Follow him on Twitter @JonGordon11.

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