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Recommended Business Book: “It’s My Company Too!”

When was the last time you heard employees taking “ownership” and responsibility for the success and sustainability of the company?

The likelihood is, maybe, 1 in a million.

While I have always been a strong proponent of the concept of employee engagement, few authors rarely go into any specific nuts and bolts about how to achieve it.  Not only do I love the fact that this book is based on actual case studies of companies who have achieved a high level of employee engagement.

The authors take engagement to a whole new level — calling it employee entanglement — with a philosophy and system for cultivating employee responsibility, accountability and a leadership mindset that drives exceptional company performance.

That’s powerful stuff!

In Tom Walter’s words, “Like college athletes, engaged employees are valuable, but entangled employees, like Olympians, are the ones who take an organization to new heights. What makes these top-performing employees have such an impact on the success of each of their organizations? What encourages their sense of organizational ownership?

With deep insight into eight award-winning, market-leading companies, It’s My Company Too! explores how the highest-performing organizations entangle employees, systems, culture, and leadership into a unified drive for excellence. The entangled culture emerges from a unique synergy and magnetism within the organization that is the result of leaders:

– Doing extraordinary things

– Building an ethical organization

– Focusing human capital

– Using processes to guide performance

– Building self-efficacy and esteem

– Developing freedom and responsibility within a culture of discipline

– Hardwiring discretionary thinking and actions

– Guiding the transformational process

Through interviews and extensive field research, the authors analyze how companies across industries tackle internal and external challenges, constructing the pieces of the entanglement puzzle. Along the way, they show you how to develop motivated, involved, and entangled employees who embody an organization’s core values, vision, and mission–and succeed beyond imagination.”

Authors:  Thomas J. Walter, Kenneth R. Thompson, Raymond L. Benedetto, Molly Meyer

Buy the book at HERE!


Denise Corcoran works with CEOs and executive teams seeking rapid growth yet are challenged by the “invisible barriers” that keep them stuck, overwhelmed or in crisis mode. Her company —The Empowered Business — is one of the few companies providing whole brain, strategic solutions for unleashing leadership and organizational potential. Her secret sauce is assisting CEOs and executive teams develop the “X factor” – i.e., the mindset, attitudes and game-changing thinking -- that drives double and triple digit growth … by design.


Posted by Denise Corcoran on October 1, 2013 in Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Leadership Performance, Organizational Performance, Organizational Transformation and tagged , , , , .

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