"Joe Tye wants to change the world. In this far–ranging fable, he might just be able to persuade you to join him."
—Seth Godin, New York Times bestselling author of Linchpin
"My own work with senior leaders around the world resonates with Joe′s advice: creating a culture of ownership is the best way to achieving personal, organizational, and societal outcomes that improve lives!"
—David Altman, Executive Vice President, Research, Innovation and Product Development, Center for Creative Leadership
"After I read the first few pages, I was hooked. If you want to build a great culture and a winning team, read this book and let Joe Tye show you how to get all hands on deck!"
—Jon Gordon, author of The Energy Bus and Soup
"People don′t do anything worthwhile until they are inspired, which is perhaps why Martin Luther King didn′t stand on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and say, ′I have a strategic plan.′ Inspire them, engage them, invite them to take ownership, and your employees will move mountains. Once again, Joe Tye hits a home run!"
—Matthew Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of The Dream Manager and The Rhythm of Life
"Joe Tye has hoisted the sails high with this captivating book. The necessity for, and returns of, building a culture of ownership are a relatively common business mantra; Joe makes a culture of ownership a reality, rather than just a slogan."
—Kevin A. Sheridan, CEO, HR Solutions, Inc.
"Joe Tye draws on the best business literature and his own substantial experience to show how work in groups can be generative of new possibilities in work and life. Start your new journey with this book and keep it at your side."
—Michael L. Ray, Stanford Graduate School of Business; author, Creativity in Business and The Highest Goal; and coeditor, The New Paradigm in Business
"In All Hands on Deck, Joe Tye takes us on an Alice in Wonderland journey to observe some of history′s most successful leaders in action. With this dramatic technique, Tye reveals again the too–often–forgotten principles of leadership, how they are made real in the workplace, and the results they produce."
—James A. Autry, author, The Servant Leader
Introduction: Why a Culture of Ownership Matters xix
Chapter 1 Changing “Us and Them” to “We” 1
Chapter 2 Real Ownership Is of the Heart, Not of the Wallet 9
Chapter 3 Lesson 1: Start with a Mission that is Bigger Than the Business 19
Chapter 4 Lesson 2: Use Structure and Process to Create Culture 31
Chapter 5 Lesson 3: Build Culture on a Foundation of Values 43
Chapter 6 Lesson 4: Trust Is the Glue in a Culture of Ownership 51
Chapter 7 Lesson 5: Use Stories to Reinforce Cultural Norms 61
Chapter 8 Lesson 6: Invest in Character Building 73
Chapter 9 Lesson 7: Unleash Individual Creativity and Ingenuity 87
Chapter 10 Lesson 8: Everyone Is a Volunteer 99
Chapter 11 The Four Essential Elements of a Culture of Ownership 109
Chapter 12 It Takes Courage and Strength of Character to Be a Culture Leader 121
Chapter 13 A Culture of Ownership Is a Bilateral Relationship 129
Appendix 1: Blueprinting the Invisible Architecture 137
Appendix 2: The Self–Empowerment Pledge 141
Appendix 3: Study Questions 147
About the Author 157
Services from Values Coach Inc. 159
Joe Tye’s Speaking Topics 160