No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement, and Drive Big Results

  • 4h 45m 35s
  • Cy Wakeman
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2017

This New York Times best-selling author and leadership trainer says getting your employees to do their work shouldn't have to be so much, well, work! For years now, leaders in almost every industry have accepted two completely false assumptions: that change is hard and that engagement drives results. Those beliefs have inspired expensive attempts to shield employees from change, involve them in high-level decision-making, and keep them happy with endless satisfaction surveys and workplace perks. But what these engagement programs actually do, Cy Wakeman says, is inflate expectations and sow unhappiness, leaving employees unprepared to adapt to even minor changes necessary to the organization's survival. Rather than driving performance and boosting efficiency, these programs fuel entitlement and drama, costing millions in time and profit.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1. Drama and the Data
  • Chapter 2. Ego versus Reality
  • Chapter 3. A New Role of the Leader
  • Chapter 4. Broken Engagement (Let's Call the Whole Thing Off)
  • Chapter 5. The Happy Marriage of Accountability and Engagement
  • Chapter 6. Understanding Accountability
  • Chapter 7. Change Management is So 20th Century
  • Chapter 8. Business Readiness
  • Chapter 9. Buy-in