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Ownership Thinking: How to End Entitlement and Create a Culture of Accountability, Purpose, and Profit Hardcover – September 7, 2011
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About the Author
Brad Hams is the founder and CEO of Ownership Thinking, an international consulting and training firm that has helped more than 1,000 companies engage all of their employees in the success of the business and replace cultures of entitlement with cultures of earning. Hams also spreads his message by speaking to more than 50 domestic and international audiences a year. He lives in Lakewood, CO.
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Top Customer Reviews
Hams book is filled with practical advice on how to create good culture in a business.
The book was dedicated to Ayn Rand (of Atlas Shrugged fame). Atlas Shrugged is a must read for any entrepreneur. Dedicating it to Rand does indicate the leanings of the author.
Ownership Thinking started with Hams personal story which hooked me even before getting into the book. Hams is a constant learner like me.
One comment he makes is "share the insomnia" which I thought was good. Basically, get others in the company to care as much as you do.
Summarizing some of the key points:
Great companies have the right:
Incentives (that become self funding)
Education (train people well)
Measures (measure what counts)
People (in the end, success is all about the people)
Have High expectations
There are good chapters with practical ideas and things to implement like Rapid Improvement Plans (RIPs he calls them) and Huddles.
The job of any entrepreneur is to choose and create the right culture. As a company grows I always say "coach on culture but let your people make decisions".
One of the many gems of wisdom from mr Hams is the chapter on "What your employees don't know can hurt your company".This chapter alone is worth the price of admission.Read this book, it will show you how all businesses should be run.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is awesome. If you own your business and want it to grow in a positive direction, this book is a must-read, and the ideas presented must be implemented. Read morePublished 11 months ago by MLeland
Several helpful exercises that complement the work I do with Leadership Teams.Published 12 months ago by Jill Young
I think whenever you open a book and read that the dedication is to Ayn Rand you get a certain feel for the general philosophy of the author. Read morePublished 13 months ago by B. Burton
Details on how to get started was very good
Concepts are solid and not too complicated
Adoption of Ownership thinking in your business could be the best business de ion... Read more
Loved the content. Very easy to follow. The book presents a straight forward plan to get your employees to start thinking and acting like owners instead of employees.Published 20 months ago by Jason V List