Rip Off Your Necktie and Dance

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For people who have been trained, educated and raised all of their lives to behave and play by the rules, it is extremely difficult to become creative, innovative and entrepreneurial all of a sudden. We know that more than 60% of all working people do NOT like their jobs. And you are still paying their salaries, while knowing that these 60% are not fulfilling their potential .

In order to be successful, companies need innovation. And to be innovative it is necessary to be creative and entrepreneurial. But being creative is just impossible for most of us, because were trained all of our lives not to be!

Leen Zevenbergen s book is a call for those in business to generate innovation within their businesses by being innovative themselves and also to encourage their staff to be innovative and creative, but in doing so to enjoy the process.

It is divided into four sections: Creativity, Enterprise, Sparkling, and Inspire. Going through the book you recognize these concepts immediately. It is in color throughout and written in a style that is easy-to-read, one that you can absorb in one go or browse when you have the opportunity, but above all, a cheerful and accessible book.

Leen describes a corporate vision radically different and fundamentally against the grain. Furthermore, he shows that it is possible to work towards such objectives while having fun. How? Against all odds, the keys to success are simple:

- Focus on the customer and the market regardless of the circumstances
- Reintroduce the possibility for everyone to be creative and innovative
- Allow everyone to meet challenges and achieve objectives
- Enhance the well-being at work, have fun, enjoy.

Leen Zevenbergen is a serial entrepreneur who has run three large multinationals and started about 20 new businesses including some in the United States and the UK. He is not the type of leader to put his foot down but in Rip Off Your Necktie and Dance he states that it is time for a change. As a leader and source of inspiration he has developed his own vision on the need for creative entrepreneurship.

Written for businesses worldwide--and with proven success within government departments--the book became Dutch Management Book of the Year and a bestseller, selling over 60,000 copies. Since then he has become one of the Netherlands most sought after speakers.

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Leen Zevenbergen is a serial entrepreneur and has founded fifteen companies and led a great number of companies with thousands of employees. He gives lectures on leadership, entrepreneurship, and the importance of being an authentic leader, based on his experience. Keywords such as creativity, entrepreneurship, sparkling and inspiring are important to him. He has now turned his attentions to the importance of sustainability and creating value for all stakeholders. He believes it is essential to mobilize the passion in an organization to achieve sustainability.

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"Beautiful, full color, creatively designed 223 pages of short chapters, manageable chunks of learning, packed with wisdom and ingenuity. Excellent case studies of creative and entrepreneurial companies, great book references and joy of joy a pretty decent section on ‘vision’. Highly Recommended 5 *****" (Valerie Dwyer http://www.mywonderfullifecoach.co.uk 2011-08-04)

"It's easy to follow the rules so well you become restrained by them. Rip Off Your Necktie and Dance is a guide to the rules and when to break them and revolutionize your business and try something different in that never ending search for success. Leen Zevenbergen offers much advice on embracing innovation and going against the corporate grain - not only for more profit, but for a lot more happiness in the workplace as well. Rip Off Your Necktie and Dance is a valuable resource, highly recommended." (Midwest Book Review 2011-05-01)

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