You are DESIGNED to choose and DEFINED by your choices.
In front of you are seven choices waiting to be made. Whether you are the leader or those being lead, these choices will determine the quality of your life and the significance of your contribution to the world in which you work.
In BOOM the Freiberg's have distilled 20 years of collective wisdom into 7 essential choices that cause culture, service, success, and business to BOOM
Choice #1: Be a Player
Choice #2: Be Accountable
Choice #3: Choose Service Over Self-Interest
Choice #4: Focus Forward
Choice #5: Play to Your Genius
Choice #6: Get It Done
Choice #7: Risk More - Gain More
These 7 choices are your wake-up call to freedom, and it's your invitation to create a community of like-minded people who - together - will create organizations that can blow the doors off business as usual and cure the Dead People Working™ syndrome
Drs. Kevin and Jackie Freiberg are two of the most influential voices on the professional-speaking circuit today. Their mission: to create corporate cultures where impassioned people exercise the freedom to make a difference and change the world! The Freibergs have coauthored the international bestseller NUTS! Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success and GUTS! Companies that Blow the Doors off Business-As-Usual. They have been interviewed by CBS's 60 Minutes and appeared on CNBC and the CBS Morning News for their insights on the links between gutsy leaders, passionate employees, cultures of accountability, and loyal customers.
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About the Author
Dr. Jackie Freiberg, with her husband, Dr. Kevin Freiberg, is a best-selling author and speaker, whose clients include American Express, Caterpillar, Frito Lay, and General Motors. The Freibergs have also published in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
Table of Contents
A Personal Note from the Authors xv
Introduction: You Are Designed to Choose...Defined by Choice xix
Be a Player, Not a Bystander: Extraordinary Happens When Ordinary People Do Whatever It Takes 1
Be Accountable: There Is No "They"-Only You and Me 41
Choose Service over Self-Interest: Me-First Rarely Delivers the Desired Outcome 77
Focus Forward: Your Future Isn't in the Rearview Mirror 109
Play to Your Genius: Your Work Is a Statement About You 147
Get It Done: Success Is the Reward for Those Who Make a Difference 185
Risk More - Gain More: The World Isn't Changed by Those Who Are Unwilling to Take Risks 223
Invitation: Blow the Doors off Business-as-Usual 267
The Manifesto 271
About the Authors 281
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This was one of the best books that I have read in years. It was a quick read. It really challenged me personally and professionally. I will use it for corporate training for years to come.