From the Inside Flap
RE/MAX chairman and cofounder Dave Liniger
From the Foreword
Everybody Wins is a detailed, compelling account of how RE/MAX grew into one of the largest real estate networks in the world. More than that, however, it provides firsthand lessons to leaders on how to drive growth in their own organizations.
Coauthors Phil Harkins and Keith Hollihan studied seven global companies and did a thorough case study of RE/MAX. They analyzed financial information of the companies and were given full, unrestricted access to RE/MAX files, information, and personnel. The result is a gripping, step-by-step inside story of one company's road to competitive mastery, with guidelines for emulating the positives while recognizing and sidestepping the roadblocks.
Valuable for all managing and leading organizations, Everybody Wins features:
- Guidance and ideas from colorful RE/MAX chairman and cofounder Dave Liniger, a high-impact leader cut from the same cloth as Sam Walton and Ray Kroc
- Hands-on techniques for leading an organization through tough times and actually moving ahead during low tidewhen you can "see the rocks"
- Strategies for focusing all employees on a common goal, while still promoting and rewarding their entrepreneurial instincts
- A template for getting top-to-bottom employee involvement and developing a culture in which everyone both contributes ideas and carries the boxes
- Additional detailed case studies of six of today's top high-growth/high-impact companiesBMW, Canon, McDonald's, Nokia, Toyota, and Wal-Mart
Everybody Wins combines a full-color snapshot of one of today's most remarkable companies with an exhilarating, universally applicable template for breakthrough business success. At a time in which companies struggle to register consistent growth against what can seem like insurmountable odds, this entrepreneurial idea-book presents a model for turning bold innovation, constant improvement, hard-driving persistence, and genuine passion into unmatched successnot just for the founder or the officers but for customers, vendors, and all individuals who dedicate their professional lives to the company.
From the Back Cover
Inside stories and strategies behind the remarkable growth of RE/MAX, and how to use them for competitive success in virtually any industry
"This is a book about dreaming with your eyes wide open, a book about success and winning and leading, and most of all, it is a book that contains important lessons for all organizations that want to become great."
Warren Bennis, author of On Becoming a Leader and Distinguished Professor of Business, USC
"I love the word 'Wow.' And though I've by now 'seen it all,' or most of it anyway, I found myself saying 'Wow' time and time again as I highlighted my way through Everybody Wins. The RE/MAX sagathe story of a huge industry turned upside-down and inside-out by an outrageously bold dream, incredible tenacity, and uncommon business senseyields inspiring and practical lessons for all of us. As I said, 'Wow.' "
Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence
"Everybody Wins is a must-read for any executive serious about sustainable growth and innovation. A powerful resource guide to the next generation of leaders focused on building great companies!"
James D. White, Senior Vice President Business Development, North America, The Gillette Company
"When the business dream is applied with leadership, passion, a clear brand, and committed people, incredibly great sustained performance and growth occur. The RE/MAX story is one of those inspiring fairy tales where a dream and passion of the founder have led to an incredible success and one where there is a unique outcomeeverybody does win!"
Steve Steinour, Chairman, Mid-Atlantic Regional Banking, Citizens Bank
"Everybody Wins offers valuable advice on how to build a culture that supports innovation, growth, and constant learning. The chapter on 'Pace Line Leadership' is essential reading for leaders who want to turn vision into action."
John Hammergren, Chairman and CEO, McKesson Corporation