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All Hands on Deck:

8 Essential Lessons for Building

a Culture of Ownership

by Joe Tye


In the stormy seas of today's world economy, organizations need people to own their work, not just rent a spot on the organization chart. All Hands on Deck is a fun-to-read story that is both a business strategy book about creating competitive advantage through corporate culture, and a personal development book that will inspire readers to be more committed and engaged with their work and their organizations.

Drawing upon the wisdom of some of the greatest and most beloved business leaders of the 20th century, this essential guide:

  • Creates a virtual roadmap for building a culture of ownership where so workers are inspired to think and act like partners in the enterprise, and not just hired hands
  • Shares practical and proven strategies for earning employee buy-in and commitment to the values, vision, and purpose of the organization
  • Features the real-world wisdom of some of the most successful and beloved business leaders of the 20th century, including Walt Disney, Ray Kroc, Mary Kay Ash, Bill Hewlett, and Dave Packard

A stirring resource for today's business environment, All Hands on Deck shares the tools you need to create an organization that competes and succeeds and the inspiration that your people need to put those tools to work.

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No one ever changes the oil in a rental car. Why?

Because they don't own it. Why invest in something that you don't own?

What about your staff or those you lead? Do they own their work, or are they just renting space on the organization chart?

The truth is, you can't hold people "accountable" for the things that really matter. Caring, pride, loyalty, fellowship, and passion all come from a spirit of partnership that is created by a culture of ownership.

In this eye-opening and action-inspiring book, Joe Tye will show you why having a culture of ownership is the only sustainable source of competitive advantage. All Hands on Deck also provides a roadmap of action steps that you can take to build that culture of ownership on a foundation of value. Along the way you will meet legendary business leaders like...Henry Ford, who inspired a company, and changed the world with a compelling vision... Tom Watson, who created the cultural blueprint that transformed IBM into a powerhouse... General Robert Wood Johnson, who fostered cultural toughness at J&J to turn every adversity into advantage... Ray Kroc, who built a worldwide fast food empire held together with the glue of trust... Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, who shaped “the HP Way” with the power of stories... Mary Kay Ash, who inspired one of the most enthusiastic sales forces the world has ever seen.

Here are a few highlights that you'll learn from reading All Hands on Deck :

  • Why you need to put as much thought into the "Invisible Architecture" of core values, corporate culture, and emotional climate as you do your visible blueprints for bricks and mortar.
  • How cultural toughness can help your organization triumph over every challenge, and how The Self-Empowerment Pledge will help you inculcate this spirit of resilience in your people.
  • How to shift the Attitude Bell Curve to engage your Spark Plugs, wake up your Zombies, and marginalize your Vampires.
  • Why Toxic Emotional Negativity (TEN) is the emotional equivalent of cigarette smoke in the workplace, and a proven method to "clear the air" of complaining, gossiping, and passive-aggressive learned helplessness.
  • Why left-brain process improvement will never optimize productivity unless it is accompanied by right brain attitude improvement.
  • How to replace the attitude of "not my job" with the spirit of "how can I help?"
  • Eight essential characteristics that you must cultivate to build a culture of ownership.

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Praise for All Hands on Deck:

"Once again Joe Tye hits a home run!"

Matthew Kelly - New York Times Bestselling author of The Dream Manager and The Rhythm of Life

“Joe Tye delivers a little package of dynamite here. I had never really thought about corporate culture as being the primary determinant for an organization’s long-term success. But Joe’s crisp, authoritative fable made me a believer fast… A terrific read, very thought-provoking.”
Steven Pressfield, author of The Legend of Bagger Vance, Gates of Fire, and The War of Art

"Joe Tye has hoisted the sails high with this captivating book. The necessity for, and returns of, building a culture of ownership are a relatively common business mantra; Joe makes a Culture of Ownership a
reality, rather than just a slogan."

Kevin A. Sheridan, CEO, HR Solutions, Inc.

"After I read the first few pages I was hooked. If you want to build a great culture and a winning team, read this book and let Joe Tye show you how to get all hands on deck!"

Jon Gordon, Author of The Energy Bus and Soup

"In All Hands on Deck, Joe Tye takes us on an Alice in Wonderland journey to observe some of history's most successful leaders in action. With this dramatic technique, Tye reveals again the too-often-forgotten principles of leadership, how they are made real in the workplace, and the results they produce. This is a teaching tale that also entertains. I highly recommend this book to those who want to be leaders and to leaders who want a refresher course."

James A. Autry, author, The Servant Leader

"Over the past ten years, Joe has given presentations for our 3,400 associates and thousands of our independent insurance agents across the country. His message of building a culture of ownership on a foundation of values is more important today than ever before. Whether you are a Fortune 500 Company or an independent insurance agency, a large hospital or a community clinic, a big university or a local nonprofit agency, you must learn and apply these eight essential lessons if you want to build an organization that endures and creates a legacy that lasts."

From the book's foreward by Roger Looyenga chairman and CEO(retired) of Auto-Owners Insurance, a Fortune 500 company


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