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Creating We: Change I-Thinking to WE-Thinking & Build a Healthy, Thriving Organization Hardcover – April 30, 2005
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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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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I purchased the item for a friend of mine and my friend loved it and said that is very satisfiedPublished on March 5, 2013 by Adnor Pitanga
Very interesting book to read. Not always easy, but idea behind it is pretty clear. In order to create healthy working environment managers have to encourage curiousity and... Read morePublished on August 4, 2006 by Eugenia
This book is a thorough investigation and synthesis of the best thinking on leadership. Judith Glaser's new and fresh perspective helps leaders see how to create leaders, not... Read morePublished on December 19, 2005 by John Watson Ph.D.
Judith has been the catalyst for transformational success for an impressive resume of clients but her writing style clearly reflects the thoughts of a person who has not elevated... Read morePublished on August 2, 2005 by E. Karpinski
Reading "Creating We" is like working with a master coach. As you read, you can get an accurate picture of yourself as a leader, and see the powerful impact your actions, and... Read morePublished on May 31, 2005 by Judith Katz
As part of two management book club groups; to date, this is by far the most outstanding book on leadership that both groups have decided to read and discuss. Read morePublished on May 22, 2005 by Susan Peabody
"Creating WE" is an amazing book. It's about relationships, in business and also in life. At the heart of Creating We is a universal truth: we are all connected, and to grow to... Read morePublished on May 19, 2005 by Janice Goldstoff
As business learns the limits of the I-focused executive, this book provides the kind of perspective and guidance we all need to help leaders build creative, energized and... Read morePublished on May 8, 2005 by Amazon Customer