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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover (August 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591843243
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591843245
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #196,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"There is more mythology, misdirection, superstition, and generalized academic babble about leadership than any other business subject," says management consultant Slap in this must-read for anyone who cares about organizational success. Slap shares the techniques he's used over several decades to transform the performance of some of the world's leading companies, quickly cutting to the chase with irreverence as he emphasizes drawing deep loyalty and vital energy from every rank in the workforce and allowing "each manager to work according to their individual values." Drawing on his successful engagements at such companies as Microsoft and software company, SAS, which has a culture so compelling and attractive that last year "they had 23 job vacancies and received 23,760 applications," he illustrates his points powerfully and persuasively. If Slap's discussion grows repetitive and drags on a few chapters too many, the strong kickoff and exploration of individual values makes for a provocative read sure to appeal to managers who want to connect with their employees in a fresh, meaningful, and lasting way.
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*Starred Review* The notion that values matter––in the workplace as well as at home––is certainly not new to the ranks of management gurus and corporate leaders. What is novel in consultant Slap’s first book is his passion for the subject, which bleeds from every page, and his easy-to-use framework for identifying and promoting values throughout the business world. Setting the stage, first, involves explaining the business case for values: why everyone must live his or her personal values in the workplace and which companies adhere to that philosophy. In sidebars, Slap tells the stories of EMC, HP, Rhino Records, SAS, Quad/Graphics, and others that showcase the bottom-line impact of managerial emotional commitment. Next, then, are the value exercises: the list and definition of 50 values and the winnowing to 10, 5, and, finally, 3. As to be expected, the author leads us to organizational implementation, focusing on the selling of values to staff and, ultimately, to the C-suite. In a passion-infused narrative, Slap gives every manager the tools to change. Now, if it will only stick! --Barbara Jacobs

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I was fortunate enough to attend in person "Bury My Heart at Conference Room B" by Stan Slap.
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The "grey pages" near the back of the book are particularly poignant, and are splashed with many pleasant quotes and notes.
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Once the values are understood, the book outlines how to lead yourself, your team, according to those values.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By steven pierce on January 8, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A number of the reviews of Bury My Heart at Conference Room B reference
having experienced it as a solution delivered within their company, which
the author states was used to test the book's central premise and gather
deep input from managers around the world before he wrote the book.

I am one of those managers whose career and life have been impacted by this process.
I was amazed that such an intense and individualized experience could be translated into a general
read. I don't know how he did it.

I still have my copy of the shorter "workbook" from that session all these years
later -- well thumbed and annotated. After reading the review complaining that
the content is identical to the workbook I compared the two. They are
sitting side by side as I write this and, as a rough estimate, I find that
about 65% of the book content is completely new or significantly reframed.
There is new documentation of results; interviews, case studies and stories;
tools for discovering personal values; applications for resolving management
issues and implementing the process within my own team, with my own manager
and company-wide; applications for use at home with my partner, children and
friends; a great chapter on how the brain works when deciding to commit; the
framing of the issue as a larger business concern and detailed research
notes. All of this is original to the book and even the central values
reduction exercise has been expanded.

As an Amazon customer and a regular purchaser of business books. I
don't recall ever seeing such a gap between reviews.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. Riley on December 16, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I have had the opportunity to participate in the Bury My Heart in Conference Room B (BMH) training three separate times - as an individual contributor in a silicon valley start-up company, a manager in a medium sized software company, and as a RVP in a Fortune 200 company. With experience and confidence, I can say that the book is applicable to any size company, regardless of role or level of responsibility.

Results - as the RVP I addressed 100 partners, employees, my manager, Sr leadership and did the "these are my values, this is how I run our business, this is where I'm going, follow me" presentation that Stan outlines in the book. Was I nervous? incredibly so. Could this have been a Career Limiting Move - possibly.

The outcome/impact was far beyond my expectations:
- Sales were up 30% the next quarter.
- Turnover was reduced.
- Two partners walked up to me and said, "We are proud to call ourselves your partner"
- Employee walked up in tears and said "thank you for showing your strength. Im going to change"
- Internal executives - I solidified myself as a trusted leader, business partner.
- My internal brand increased - people wanted to be on my team, be in my "family".
- My direct manager - he deepened his respect for me, he learned who I truly was and our relationship became stronger.
- Most importantly for myself - it was a breakthrough. it was therapy. it was real. once you know who you are, you begin to realize how powerful you are. You begin to understand the impact you can have on the world. Who wants to live life halfway - half of who they are?? half of what they can truly accomplish??

The book will enable the reader to develop a foundation to understand themselves, thier core values.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Andy W. Neillie on September 28, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
This book captures what so many hearts struggle to express. I know this content can have a profound impact on the leadership ethos of large corporations, but I've also been challenged to bring it to life in the small space I inhabit. Putting family and integrity at the top of the list with my clients, employees, family and friends is a tough challenge. I've been rejuvenated to keep on trying by this pragmatic, sarcastic, bad boy/good guy book.

Rare is a book that is both inspirational and practical. This one is. It goes on my leadership shelf next to The Power Principle, Principle-Centered Leadership, A Leader's Legacy and The Making of A Leader. Select company. Well-deserved.

Thanks, Stan.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Phillip Crockford on August 18, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Within hours of its arrival, this book was immediately and directly useful to me. Really. As a management consultant specializing in coaching executive teams, I am continually dealing with the consequences of the background mood of resignation that pervades so many enterprises; too many talented people living inside a story that nothing they say or do will really make any difference.

Here's what worked for me: before and during my last three client engagements, I flipped open Stan Slap's book at random, and read a paragraph or two. The subsequent short reflection instantly connected my heart, mind and body with my reason for being there. My game lifted immediately. And so did that of my clients. In my library I have some great books about various aspects of improving and transforming business, but none of them come close to offering that kind of rapidly accessible inspiration.

Bury My Heart at Conference Room B has the kind of authenticity that can only come from working with directly with hundreds, if not thousands of people. Personally, I'm a little over the pseudo academic research approach that is so popular in contemporary management literature. Slap's polemic style has an urgency that is more appropriate to the subject matter. He doesn't hide his passion in this relentless riff on what he calls emotional commitment. At the same time, for me he really delivers the goods by laying out a practical, adaptable plan, while his real life examples impart the grounded confidence to turn insight into action.

In his hip, conversational, seminar leader tone, that is at once irreverent and sincere, Slap lays out his method for aligning personal and organizational values.
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