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The Inspiration Factor: How You Can Revitalize Your Company Culture in 12 Weeks Hardcover – March 1, 2010
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It doesn't have to be that way. As Terry Barber demonstrates throughout this terrific book, the way to build successful organizations is by creating and nurturing the right environment; by inspiring employees at all levels to be a part of something special. The way to accomplish this goal isn't complicated; in fact, it relies on taking a common sense approach to management, by making each employee feel as though their contributions are valued, and that they'll be rewarded for their efforts.
Trust and transparency are key ingredients in making all this good stuff happen; it must start at the very top of the organization and filter down to the employees in the trenches; these are the people who typically work the hardest, yet get paid on the lower end of the spectrum. If they feel all their hard work will eventually benefit their careers, they'll usually hang in there and do stellar work.
Unfortunately, most organizations nowadays are run by bureaucratic corporate hierarchies who do little to inspire their beleaguered employees to feel good about going to work. They desperately need to be revitalized; they desperately need to read this book.
For anyone in the upper echelon of management in any organization, this could be the most significant book you'll read this year; or perhaps in any year, for that matter. The message is clear: Inspiration drives success; lack thereof usually leads to failure. It's time to take action; "lip service" simply won't cut the mustard.
With these two concerns in mind, leaders must seek to build a genuine and heart-felt buy-in with their workforce.
In “The Inspiration Factor”, Terry Barber provides a road-map by which you can turn your organization into a workplace in which employees are ‘inspired’ – inspired to engage, inspired to thrive, and inspired to be a champion for the organization. If people desire to work for you because they view you as a source of inspiration in their lives, you will have an easier time recruiting, and will improve your retention.
Barber provides a twenty question personality test to determine which of four ‘Inspiring Personality Types’ applies to you. With the knowledge of their own type, the reader will be able to interpret how they can apply the Seven Principles outlined in the ‘Factor’. In a group, or team-building setting, these personality types are useful in guiding the group in how they are inspired, and can be inspiring to others.
Please note that this is not a recipe that can be executed once, and placed on the shelf. After all, your company’s culture likely took years to mold. Leaders must choose to apply the Inspirational Principles on an ongoing basis. With this guidebook, you and your leaders will want to provide an Inspiring workplace…..and the business rewards will undoubtedly follow.
He explains how to adapt your leadership type to accomplish more and to bring out more of the best in the people you manage. He suggests how to connect with others dreams and aspirations. Barber teaches you to see in others abilities what they don't see in themselves. If you help people get what they want, you will not only get what you want...but much more. He discusses how to create a new corporate culture that stems from helping others achieve and reach their goals. This will set you apart from the other millions of ordinary, boring corporate cultures and managers that strive only to bleed the most out of employees for the sake of getting the job done, or for profit. The author inspires you to do more and to do it differently.Read more ›
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How do you inspire folks? You really can't, to inspire is to be in spirit.
In The Inspiration Factor: How You Can Revitalize Your Company Culture in 12 Weeks By Terry Barber,... Read more
In an attempt to motivate their workforce, misguided employers can sometimes use threats, fear, and even manipulation. Read morePublished on March 29, 2011 by Vicki
Ever had the feeling that your employees are not really enthusiastic about what they are doing? Are you more energetic about your company's goals than they are? Read morePublished on February 20, 2011 by Frank Roettgers