A toolkit for increasing productivity by replacing employees? sense of entitlement with a sense of ownership
|About the book|
It?s an insidious disease that is crippling companies, destroying our economy, and crushing potential. It?s infecting the very roots of business performance, and it?s spreading fast. It isn?t the recession, market volatility, scandal, or greed.
And it may be killing your business.
In myriad ways, entitlement has been cultivated for decades. As a result, too many employees today believe that they are entitled to a paycheck simply because they show up. Brad Hams has proven that we are not doomed to a path of entitlement and dependence. After more than 15 years working with hundreds of companies, he knows that the vast majority of employees addicted to entitlement actually want to engage, want to contribute, and feel much better about themselves when they are in an environment that requires them to do so.
Now, with Ownership Thinking, Hams shares his strategy that will increase your company?s productivity, employee retention, and profitability:
Your employees will learn to think and act like owners and will become active participants in the financial performance of the business. They will gain the self-esteem that is only possible through achievement and will reap rewards that are in alignment with the success of their organization. Meanwhile, you will enjoy your role more, sleep better at night, and leave a legacy that is far more inspiring and significant than you dreamed possible.
Praise for Ownership Thinking
?You would have to read a dozen other books to even come close to Ownership Thinking?a systematic and practical process for getting your employees to give that extra effort and brain power we know they possess.?
?Verne Harnish, CEO, Gazelles; author, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits
?Brad Hams tells it like it truly is: transparency creates trust; trust creates engagement; engagement creates a healthy enterprise. This thoughtful and practical book shows you how to achieve all of these things and more.?
?Chip Conley, founder and executive chair, Joie de Vivre; author, Peak
?Comprehensive and marvelously clear, Ownership Thinking?s techniques for creating change are focused, direct, and motivating. This is a wise book, unusually useful, and I recommend it most highly.?
?Judith M. Bardwick, Ph.D., author, Danger in the Comfort Zone and The Psychological Recession
?Brad Hams is one of the most persuasive and creative thinkers I know. His book is a specific guide you can (and should) implement now.?
?Corey Rosen, founder, National Center for Employee Ownership
?Hams is masterful at outlining the engagement practices that inspire people to care and to be deeply vested in business results.?
?Jim Haudan, CEO, Root Learning; author, The Art of Engagement
?Hams? book is like a candid conversation with a wise friend. . . . A `must read? for any business leader wanting to create a culture of ownership.?
?Dean Schroeder, author, Ideas Are Free
|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.
|Table of contents|
Introduction: This Is Not Your Typical Business Book
Chapter 1: Why Ownership Thinking Is Desperately Needed
Chapter 2: How to Create Incentive Plans . . . That Work!
Chapter 3: Your Employees Think You Make Wheelbarrows of Money
Chapter 4: Measure Through the Windshield, Not the Rearview Mirror
Chapter 5: Get RIP'd: Rapid Improvement Plans
Chapter 6: Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs): Do Ownership Thinkers Have to Own?
Chapter 7: Ownership Thinking for the Long Term