146 pages | 7 B/W Illus.
The greatest concern for all Americans today - leaders and followers alike – is how their prosperity seems to depend on a shrinking foundation of technology-only growth. And the onset of artificial intelligence only threatens to marginalize people even more with job loss and increasing isolation inside the few remaining jobs that it will leave behind.
This book helps us understand that business growth fueled by labor productivity does not rely on leadership as we’ve come to celebrate it, but on our ability to sustain loyalty and commitment to one another– a following if you will - inside and outside our workplaces. When we recognize and understand our historical Followership Cycles, we can begin to restore our workplaces to their lost role as a place to meet the demand of all Americans for a better future.
This illuminating book:
New Giants Rising takes us on a journey of the Followership Cycles of our recent past. And, more importantly, it puts forth a plan of action - voiced very simply by Henry Ford during the last cycle over a century ago when he faced the same moment then as we do now: "Coming Together is the Start. Keeping Together is Progress. Working Together is Success."
"A thought-provoking narrative that illustrates the future of business growth. It is a must read for those who will lead the accounting profession - and our society - to the future. I share Paul’s belief that we can fundamentally re-imagine and re-engineer our workplaces to better meet the needs of people - and provide a better life for everyone."
"A must read for leaders charged with building new social capital inside today’s organizations - the people-glue that they will need to survive and grow in the very near future."
"New Giants Rising is a profound and timely read about our arrival at the doorstep of the future of economic growth and social progress. Paul Fisher shows us that - to step through that door today - people must believe they can participate in a positive future. The principles of Followership will help people and companies do that - and much more. Read it today."
Model of Change: The Mayo Clinic
Shared Purpose: A Reason to Grow
Step one: Define your reason to grow
Relevance. Transparency. Choices.
Shared Quality: Balancing Results and Outcomes
Step Two: Design your new process control environment
Shared Quality: A Case Study
Shared Language: Accountability to the Clinic
Step Three: Implement Your New Operating System
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