‘An Everyone Culture’

Book Review

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:14 pm

In most organizations, nearly everyone is doing a second job no one is paying them for: covering their own weaknesses.

Book-Review--An-Everyone-CultureHaving employees spend time managing other people’s impressions of them is a waste of a company’s resources and people’s ability to realize their own full potential.

The ultimate cost is that people are not realizing their full potential. What if a company instead created a culture in which everyone could overcome their own internal barriers and used their vulnerabilities as prime opportunities for personal and company growth?

Authors Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey explore that idea in “An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization,” in which they study going beyond executive coaching or once-a-year off-site meetings and changing the way an organization is run.

“An Everyone Culture” dives deep into the worlds of three companies that embody this approach. It looks at the design principles, concrete practices, and underlying science at the heart of a “deliberately developmental organization,” and shows readers how to build this type of culture.

“An Everyone Culture,” is available on www.800ceoread.com for $25.60.

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