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Product Details

  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation; 1 edition (April 30, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159337268X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593372682
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,326,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Judith E. Glaser is an executive coach and organizational coach and president of a communications company. Her high-powered client list includes Pfizer; Clairol; IBM; Price Waterhouse Coopers; Revlon; PepsiCo; Slim-Fast; Donna Karan International; and Reader's Digest.

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"To get to the next level of greatness depends on the quality of the culture, which depends on the quality of relationships, which depends on the quality of conversations. Everything happens through conversations."

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I have found this to be an excellent book, with a plethora of useful information.
Jonathan Slotkin
It is one of the best books I've ever read about leading, and I recommend it as a must read for anyone that aspires to be a transformational leader.
E. Karpinski
It's also a great book to give to a leader, boss, or manager who needs to develop awareness of the impact they are having on others.
Judith Katz

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By NYC Reader on April 6, 2005
Format: Paperback
Judith Glaser has herself tapped into the "we" philosophy that she so ably illuminates in her excellent new book. She has synthesized insights, anecdotes and examples from her very wide and deep circle of colleagues and clients and has created something both highly original and highly applicable. The book itself puts into practice the values it espouses, considering all of the different perspectives that must somehow get melded together in order for organizations to function well. By skillfully mixing stories, models, and practical advice, "Creating We" clearly spells out, for individuals, teams and entire organizations, what to do, and what not to do, in order to be successful.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Happy Gurl on April 1, 2005
Format: Paperback
Never before have I read a no nonsense book about business, relationships and daily problem solving that I can apply to my own life as well. Ms. Glaser approaches her ideas and concepts in a totally fresh and inspiring way. Most leadership books give you the theory of problem solving but in Creating We, the author encourages readers to come out of the "group think" and aspire to even greater heights of productivity, community spirit and a more intutive sense of self awareness...This is the bible for anyone searching to find more success in every area of their lives.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By susannePA on March 14, 2005
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"Creating We" is the definitive guide to managing - your business, your relationships, your life. It provides a step-by-step method that works in all situations to create the leader that is in everyone. It shows you how to turn situations around so that you become the one responsible for its succcess. It shows you how to re-position yourself as the leader - in all life's situations and relationships. Most particularly, it shows how you can be the catalyst for your business' success regardless of where you stand on the corporate ladder. I found this book invaluable in changing how I perceive every situation. I recommend it to everyone, as a primer for how to conduct your life.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Slotkin on April 6, 2005
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I have read this book in the context of my management of medical care application in a University-based system. I have found this to be an excellent book, with a plethora of useful information. This book is not a pedantic technical analysis nor a passive bedtime story book: it's a lean, mean primer on building a succesful organization.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rolf Dobelli HALL OF FAME on April 5, 2006
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Author and management consultant Judith E. Glaser helps organizations deal with change and challenges. She describes real companies and managers, and tells stories of how they worked through the issues that confronted them. While her narratives are instructive, albeit peppered with "I" and "WE" jargon, the process of changing organizational beliefs and attitudes isn't quick or easy. Therefore, even Glaser - with her expert background - can't provide any fast ways to convert an organization from "I-centric" attitudes to "WE-centric" attitudes. Instead, she shows the difference between I-thinking and WE-thinking, and provides tools that leaders can use to instill a WE-oriented corporate ethos. Although changing an organization's culture is a matter of great patience, we believe that managers who study this book's concepts will be able to boost their companies' productivity, adaptability and internal cooperation - over time.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Arthur Quinn on May 23, 2005
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Of the several hundred books I have read over the years related to the business topics of leadership and executive coaching, organizational change, and creating dynamic, positive work cultures, in my estimation, Creating WE, by Judith Glaser, is one of the Top 5 on my personal list of the best 15-20 - a must read for anyone who is serious about doing what every leader should want to do -- "making a positive difference" as a leader.

Judith Glaser is one of a few of the "thought leaders" in this field today that I have taken the time to carefully research and study their work.

In Creating WE, I believe Judith captures and clearly details many of the core essential elements that leaders and organizations need to demonstrate and build into the fabric of their corporate cultures.

Over the past 10+ years, there have been some great works published by respected authors such as Marshall Goldsmith, Ed Gubman, Dan Pink, and Daniel Goleman, just to name a few of the best, who have tried to inspire us and guide us in how to improve leadership capabilities, attract, engage, and retain the best talent possible, and create "workplace or employer of choice" cultures.

In my view, through rich and practical models, actual case studies, and truly unique insights into some of today's emerging "best practices", Creating WE shows us a very clear path to help leaders and organizations get to the next level in the areas of employee engagement, creating "employer of choice" cultures, and true leadership excellence.

Business research today makes a very compelling case that the companies who have successfully "cracked the engagement code" are more the successful and more profitable "market leaders" in their industries.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Meryl K. Evans on May 15, 2006
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Author Judith E. Glaser has helped numerous organizations large and small to change and deal with challenges. She tells stories about real organizations and managers and how they worked through their challenges. While the stories provide a learning tool, changing organizational beliefs and attitudes isn't quick and easy. Therefore, Glaser — even with her background — can't provide fast solutions to convert an organization from I to WE.

Instead, the author shows the difference between I-thinking and WE-thinking and provides tools for leaders to use while working toward WE-thinking and changing the organization's culture. It takes time, patience, and practice to make a change.

Judith E. Glaser's life turned upside down when she fought and won a battle with cancer. Her husband, president of a pharmaceutical company working on a cure for cancer, worked with the idea of reminding cells how to be normal, which in turn makes them healthy. Her battle, her work, and her husband's work led her to discover that cancer cells and toxic organizations have much in common. "Healthy cells" and "healthy organizations" succeed when they work together as a whole instead of separately.

Creating We consists of three elements for changing organizations from I-thinking to WE-thinking. "Believing WE" is about changing attitudes and beliefs in organizations and how employees should behave. "Learning WE" is about getting rid of old beliefs like the manager is in charge and that employees shouldn't speak up and adapting a healthy exchange of ideas between managers and employees. "Becoming WE" means changing the thinking and responding from I to WE.

The book provides many questions for managers to ask and explore as they go through their "I to WE" journey.
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