Skye Book Review: The Why of Work: How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations That Win – David Ulrich and Wendy Ulrich


By Morag Barrett on June 1, 2012

Posted by Morag Barrett | June 1, 2012Skye Book Review: The Why of Work: How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations That Win – David Ulrich and Wendy UlrichThe Why of Work: How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations That Win by Dave Ulrich and Wendy Ulrich explores the “why” of work and the common driving force behind every successful organization.Their advice is that before asking “Why aren’t my employees working harder?”… leaders should be asking “Why are my employees working?”Dave Ulrich and Wendy Ulrich introduce the concept of an abundant organization, one in which the work environmentMake Meaning in the workplace – to bring out the best in everyone.Create Value –  for your employees, your customers, your company, and yourself.Build Hope –  for the future by building ‘the abundant organization.’The book is presented around seven core questions and as you read each chapter you will be prompted to identify your own answers and action plan.What am I known for?Where am I going?Whom do I travel with?How do I build a positive work environment?What challenges interest me?How do I respond to disposability and change?What delights me?The  Why of Work includes checklists, questionnaires, and other tools that will help transform your answers to the questions from each chapter into an action plan.Related ArticlesTags »Best Leadership BooksCultivating Winning RelationshipsEmotional IntelligenceEmployee EngagementHigh Performing Team Share
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