The book focuses on 30+ actionable outcomes you can use to manage and lead groups and teams. And, to manage and lead GREAMS - a group adopting the best qualities and action tools of a team. At the end of the day, you seek to manage and lead your employees and customers so they can live and work well together ... where they enjoy what they do and do what they enjoy.
Whatever actions you take after reading this book indicate those ideas you determine are most important to you. Therefore,
* choose your ideas wisely,
* act in service to others,
* reflect critically in and on the actions you take,
* document your learning,
* appreciate the journey you take, and
* celebrate the destinations you reach.
Dr Stephen (Steve) Hobbs' invites Shapers & Movers to make a movement using Extraordinary Experiences supported by the Wholistic Organization of Work (WOW) platform.
At all times he uses experience-based tools to lead learning and decision-making, and competence verification techniques to manage plans and actions.
He has written and self-published books such as Creating the Well-Living Workplace (2010) and Co-Creating the Well-Living World (2010). In addition, he self-publishes practical books highlighting the important elements of his Organization of Work approach. The series title is Managing-Leading [followed by the subject of the book]. These books are available though this website.
He balances his life with writing, walking, and cooking gluten-free/lactose-free meals. World travel is woven into his life decisions as he reinforces his #YourNextFifty odyssey to live and work around the world. He is doing great, so far!
Stephen’s [Organization of Work] program and thinking was the catalyst to the exceptional success we have today. Leading us on a journey, Stephen’s process created a safe environment for the newly acquired team and the Cervus team to discuss the current realities of the culture, the business and the obstacles to reaching the Cervus of Tomorrow Vision.
On the Journey we were able to create a set of celebrated mutual cultural attributes, a plan to enhance current successes and improve on the current business challenges. This work resulted in the development of our mutually agreed Five Year Strategy.
In each of the acquisition where Stephen’s [Organization of Work] Program was used we have seen the integration time line significantly reduced along with cultural alignment and financial performance well beyond our expectations.
Stephen has a unique way of engaging people in this manner that quickly allows them to open up with an immediate trust.
As with any valuable initiative, there needs to be a[n Organization of Work] framework in order to remain on track and be effective, along with a solid base to work from. Stephen is a master at setting up that foundation from the group’s current reality and instilling a framework through a set of easily learned stages.
Groups align their ideas and statements they have brought forward to a desired set of decision indicators. From here, major goal setting can begin through a simple turn-over of those statements. Once prioritized, a story begins to emerge that shows, not only the desired state of the future, but an identifiable and actionable path to get there via competency verification; all strategically aligned.