A bestselling author, business thought leader and CEO, Stan Slap shows how to revolutionize performance for the world's biggest, smartest companies.
Emotional commitment from managers is the holy grail for explosive results, proclaims author, corporate strategist and business speaker Stan Slap. From Microsoft and HP, to Banana Republic and Four Seasons, Stan Slap has become the consultant of choice for many of today’s biggest, smartest, and fastest-growing companies, companies that don’t include “patience” on their list of corporate values.
His first book,
Bury My Heart at Conference Room B: The Unbeatable Impact of Truly Committed Managers, won “Best Leadership Book of 2010” by 800-CEO-Read, and was in the top five on the best-seller lists of the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal. It was also named one of the best books of year by Inc. magazine, Fast Company and the Miami Herald. In addition, it got a starred review from Booklist, and was called “must read” by Publisher’s Weekly. Slap’s most recent publication Under the Hood: Fire up and Fine-Tune Your Employee Culture casts new light on the process of building and maintaining a powerful unified company culture.
Stan Slap’s keynote speeches to audiences all over the world are provocative and smart, hysterical and heartfelt. Whether creating a custom strategic plan or a keynote speech, Stan Slap is intent on making a profound difference in the world before he is forcibly removed from it. Organizations recently benefiting from his message include Disney, Motorola, Limited Brands, Lockheed Martin and State Farm.
Under the Hood: How to Fire Up Your Employee Culture for Maximum Performance
Based on thought leader Stan Slap's much anticipated second book, Stan delivers a story filled, high content presentation on how employee cultures work and how to work it. If your job success involves achieving results through others and those others work for you -understanding the true motivation of an employee culture is the most important information that you can have. This session will change how the culture accepts and promotes the strategies upon which the success of the enterprise rests.
Bury My Heart at Conference Room B
Your managers' emotional commitment is worth more than their financial, intellectual and physical commitment combined. Slap shows you how making a personal investment to promote and protect your company can create a culture where managers can thrive as leaders and achieve extraordinary success.
Tough Times, Tougher Teams
"Whining" is not a strategy and "Victim" is not a job description. Successful companies take the same accountability for their mistakes as for their successes. In this blistering, funny and empowering speech, Slap debunks the most common excuses for poor performance and provides the foundation for creating a solution mentality throughout any company, in good times and bad.
The Hungry and the Hunted
Becoming a brand is the ultimate achievement for any company because you transfer sustainability to your customers, who advertise and sell for you, and protect you if necessary. To become a brand you need to secure the deepest trust of both your employee and internal cultures and to be branded for how you sell, not just what you sell. Slap shows how a company becomes a brand and explains why brand success is not about marketing and is in the hands of every manager and employee.
Under the Hood: Fire Up and Fine-Tune Your Employee Culture
You can't sell it outside if you can't sell it inside
You want maximum business performance? Look under the hood and you’ll find your employee culture: it is the power that drives the enterprise engine. To harness that rumbling power you’ve got to solve the mystery of what an employee culture actually is, how it operates and how to move it forward. These are the keys that this book will put right in your hands.
Renowned business culture expert Stan Slap knows the difference between understanding your employees and understanding your employee culture. The distinction isn’t semantics; it’s the key to whether your strategies will succeed or fail. This myth-busting book reveals why an employee culture is an independent organism with its own rules, beliefs, and motivations—and the power to make or break any management plan (and any manager right along with it).
Slap shows you how to get whatever you want from your employee culture, whether it’s improved accountability, innovation, flexibility, resilience, energy, loyalty, or trust. Along the way he solves mysteries that have puzzled managers since the first Mesopotamian farmer hired some help, including:
Why does an employee culture really resist change?
What does it care about more than money?
Why does it respond to leadership differently than to management?
How does it talk to itself, and what does it mean when it won’t talk to you?
Why are company values the most dangerous threat to gaining its trust?
If you have a wonderful employee culture, this book will help you scale it. If you have a troubled employee culture, this book will help you fix it. If you have an employee culture under pressure, this book will help you ease it. If you have a new employee culture, this book will help you shape it. And if you are investing in a company, this book will help you protect your greatest purchasable asset.
Under the Hood is informed by immaculate research, including surveys of more than 15,000 employees from companies the world over. It’s packed with original tactics that have driven performance for many organizations and countless managers. And it includes jaw-dropping inside stories of employee cultures from the likes of Samsung, Oracle, Progressive, CNN during wartime, Paul McCartney’s band, and the Super Bowl film crew.
It’s all delivered in classic Stan Slap style: profound and provocative, heartfelt and often hysterical. This is not simply a management book; it is the business case for humanity. Management advice doesn’t get realer or more important than this.
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