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Flip the Pyramid: How Any Organization Can Create a Workforce that is Engaged, Aligned, Empowered and On Fire Hardcover – March 25, 2013
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Not only is this book a great guide for organizational leaders, it also provides sound principles that people can apply to their individual lives.
The journey for Mr. Slamowitz in guiding his company to what it is today was a long an arduous one that took all of his faculties, namely dedication, sacrifice, grit and passion.
What struck me most however was the author's humility. There were many instances in the book where a less humble person might have stayed the same ill-advised course to the detriment of the company, but Mr. Slamowitz on numerous occasions was humble enough to recognize when he needed to change course in order to right the ship.
An inspirational read. A treasure trove of insight that shows not only how leaders can nurture a successful company, but also provides sound principles that individuals can apply to their own lives in order to find and achieve their own passion.
It took Mr. Slamowitz many years to guide his company to becoming the inspired group it is today. The benefit for us as readers is that we get to learn about and apply his proven principles right out of the gate. He's done all of the leg work for us.
Using the company he co-founded and later sold as a case study, the Professional Employer Organization (PEO) Ambrose, Slamowitz lays out a concise, clearly argued and persuasive argument for how to create a corporate environment that is continually improving and capable of unleashing the potential of every member in the organization.
While Duro UAS could not be more different than Ambrose in terms of our products and services, every chapter of Flip the Pyramid was directly applicable to what we are working to achieve as a company — happier employees, better ideas, more productivity.
For any organization with more than one person this book should be required reading.
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There are plenty of colorful "lessons learned" here from the days when Ambrose was a startup in a volatile period of boom and bust (the dot-com collapse, September 11th, and more). These experiences ultimately led Slamowitz to synthesize his own unique formula for success - one that is original in many key ways, but is built on bits and pieces of advice from such well-known leadership voices as Jim Collins and Verne Harnish - something that Slamowitz reminds us of again and again. He basically tested their theories, adapted the strategies that actually worked for him, and then enhanced them with his own IP, rolling everything into a blueprint that really brings a practical and powerful "oomph" to organizational strategy. That's all leavened further by a series of "Pyramid Perspectives" from Ambrose employees that drive home the ways in these values and guidelines actually work - brilliantly - in the real world.
And yes, ultimately this book is all about flipping the traditional org chart and ditching productivity-killing micromanagement. Apparently, it really works. Greg Slamowitz is on to something here, as proven time and time again in these pages by the logic of his advice and success of his company. A "must read" for sure.
In a global world of uncertainty with an insatiable hunger for downsizing and squeezing more profitability out of people and companies, this book turns the `old school' management approaches `upside down, inside out' or as the title of the book so succinctly states, "flips the pyramid". This book is for every strategic leader who actively wants to create a framework and a culture that is truly aligned.
Flip The Pyramid is a brilliant and concise work!
This reader has experienced the successful application of the design of the revolution and passion as a member of Ambrose Employer Group.