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Are Your People Fired Up or are They Just Showing Up for Work? Organizations need everyone to contribute their best. Fired Up! is a leadership book designed to show executives, business owners and leaders how to boost performance and create a high energy work culture from the bottom to the top. You will learn how to accelerate individual and organizational performance creating a dynamic place to work that makes more money, generates higher sales and provides outstanding service to your customers and workers alike. People have the capacity of performing at a higher level. They want to be part of something bigger than themselves. The challenge for leaders and managers is to discover how to tap into those talents and create a positive culture at work. This is especially true today when morale in the workplace is lower than ever before. A 2010 survey conducted by the Conference Board showed only 45 percent of Americans are satisfied with their work. This is the lowest level ever recorded by the Conference Board in more than 22 years of research. This book provides you dozens of tips and strategies on improving performance, motivating your people to new levels, and illustrates innovative ways to grow your business, increase sales and capture new customers. These new ideas and concepts will take you and your organization to the next performance level and help you achieve measurable, bottom-line improvement results immediately. As a result you will be able to adapt to changing trends and manage shifts in markets, competition and customer preferences. A comprehensive range of practical and highly effective leadership tools and approaches are included to help you: --Boost performance and generate bottom-line results --Harness the creative talents and skills of your workforce --Inspire and lead people to sustained high performance --Shift people from status quo to total commitment --Solve problems in an innovative and creative way --Build ownership among all employees --Create customer loyalty that adds to a healthy profit margin
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Greg Smith is the founder and Lead Navigator of Chart Your Course International Inc. As a business strategist, he helps executives and business owners accelerate individual and organizational performance and navigate through increasing rates of change. He helps design strategies and processes to grow organizations and implements business initiatives creating clearer direction, increased profitability, stronger executive teams, improved communication and happier and more productive employees. He has addressed organizations in 26 countries. Some of his clients include Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winners and the Fortune magazine's Top 100 Best Places To Work. Greg worked for the Army Surgeon General as a senior consultant responsible for quality management and strategic planning for the entire U.S. Army Medical Department. In addition, he served on the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest honor for business excellence presented by the President of the United States. Smith believes the pen is mightier than the sword. He has written and published over 350 articles and nine books including his latest, Fired Up! Leading Your Organization to Achieve Exceptional Results. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs including Bloomberg Business News and PBS television. He has received many awards and honors including being listed in Harvard University's Profiles in Business and Management: An International Directory of Scholars and Their Research. The Human Resource Executive magazine selected him as one of the nation s Top 10 Rising Stars in Human Resource Management. Other awards include the Legion of Merit from the U.S. Army, the Order of Military Medical Merit, and the Eagle Scout award. He is listed in the Who's Who of Professional Speaking, and holds both a B.S. degree from North Georgia College and State University and an M.S. degree in Human Resource Management from Troy State University.Review:
Fired Up! is packed with ideas, tips and practical information to help transform your business and accelerate performance. I have worked with Greg first hand and I know his book and his methods will improve your organization, get your staff motivated and achieve the goals you desire. --David Cooper, President, Premier Platforms
Fired Up! is a must-read for any leader who wants to accelerate their organization to achieve dynamic, bottom-line results. Chocked full of practical ideas, strategies and real-world examples, this book is a valuable asset to every leader in any industry. --Kathleen Occhiogrosso, Vice President of Human Resources/CHRO, Seton Health
The only competitive edge businesses have today is the natural talent, ideas and suggestions of the workforce. Greg has compiled an excellent book that will help you and your organization become more innovative, engage your employees, and accelerate their performance. Every manager and business owner will benefit from this book; make it a reading requirement for your staff and keep a copy in the library. --Paula Davis, Executive Director, Employee Involvement Association
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Book Description Chart Your Course International, 2010. Paperback. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 0967684366_abe_bn