Instant Turnaround!: Getting People Excited About Coming to Work and Working Hard

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Imagine a company where people are excited about coming to work and giving their best efforts every day. In this innovative and engrossing business parable, Harry Paul and Ross Reck show managers at all levels how they can immediately and easily increase productivity by tapping into the discretionary effort of the people who work for them. Starting from the most basic aspect of business reality—that people intentionally regulate the amount of effort they put into their jobs based upon how they feel they're being treated—the authors point out that the most important part of the job of every manager, team leader, supervisor, and executive is to treat people in such a way that they become excited about applying all their discretionary effort toward performing their jobs.

At the book's center is the story of Nancy Kim, a human resources director at a magazine that is struggling with all the problems associated with unhappy employees—low productivity and morale along with high absenteeism and turnover. After she openly challenges the CEO's new management-by-the-numbers system, she's charged with turning the situation around immediately. Filled with real-world studies, Instant Turnaround! shows anyone how to turn the workplace into a destination—a place where working hard feels like hardly working because it's engaging, enjoyable, and fulfilling.

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A longtime associate of the Ken Blanchard Companies, Harry Paul is the coauthor of the bestselling Fish! series. He lives in San Diego, California. Ross Reck, Ph.D., is a management consultant whose clients include Hewlett-Packard, John Deere, American Express, Xerox, the Chicago Cubs, and many others. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Together they are the authors of Revved!



A longtime associate of the Ken Blanchard Companies, Harry Paul is the coauthor of the bestselling Fish! series. He lives in San Diego, California. Ross Reck, Ph.D., is a management consultant whose clients include Hewlett-Packard, John Deere, American Express, Xerox, the Chicago Cubs, and many others. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Together they are the authors of Revved!

From Publishers Weekly:

In this compact and accessible business parable, Paul and Beck (coauthors of Revved!) claim that savvy managers can turn any company around by creating a happy, positive workplace and valuing employees. While empowering employees is a straightforward concept, according to the authors, most managers don't live it. Lessons in making this seemingly effortless turnaround are recounted through the story of an ambitious HR director at a distressed magazine publishing company. With the guidance of a successful entrepreneur, she revitalizes productivity and amazes her skeptical, numbers-oriented boss. While elementary in tone and message, a simple wisdom emerges that can be understood and shared by any manager in any industry. In dismal economic times, this small and genial fable provides the hopeful message that it is still the individual human spirit and cooperation that propels innovation and productivity. (May)
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