Who's the Driver Anyway?: Making the Shift to a Collaborative Team Culture by John KuypersWho's the Driver Anyway?: Making the Shift to a Collaborative Team Culture by John Kuypers

Who's the Driver Anyway?: Making the Shift to a Collaborative Team Culture

byJohn Kuypers

Hardcover | January 31, 2011

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If you assign work and it comes back late or not up to the standards you expect (and your business needs), Who’s The Driver Anyway? is for you. Based on five years of in-field research, author John Kuypers pinpoints the simple truth that sub-par work comes from sub-par decisions. Giving example after example, Who’s The Driver Anyway? shows you exactly how managers, directors, vice-presidents and CEO’s realize their greatest opportunity to develop better leaders who get better results is to change the way they make decisions. The cool part is that this method is surprisingly easy…all it takes is the courage to try it. Everyone affected knows when they like or don’t like a decision.  But once a decision is made, it becomes difficult to change it.  People are left to either resist it or resentfully comply. This is bad decision-making and it causes work to be mediocre.  It’s the leadership problem you need to solve. This book shows you how.  It makes visible the underlying truth that people need to agree on who gets to decide – upfront and before the final decision.  Kuypers calls this “the Decision before the Decision.” It’s like our political system. We accept that whichever party gets 50.1% of the seats, gets 100% of the decision-making power. At work, deciding who gets to decide is usually unspoken and buried in cultural norms.  When you make clear how you share decision-making power, you get amazingly better results.<_o3a_p>

John Kuypers is President and founder of Performance Shift Leadership Tools.  A former vice-president of sales and director of marketing with Cadbury Schweppes, John has taken his skills over the past 15+ years to consult with a wide variety of companies and industries of all sizes.   He is the author of two other books, including the ...
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Title:Who's the Driver Anyway?: Making the Shift to a Collaborative Team CultureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:270 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 31, 2011Publisher:CarswellLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0779834763

ISBN - 13:9780779834761

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great study of the whys and hows of collaboration. Who’s The Driver Anyway? is really quite a tool bag – maybe more of a chest of tools – really it’s a full workshop! I didn’t expect that it would be so comprehensive. It makes a strong case for why “command and control” won’t work anymore and why business needs to shift to a culture of collaboration. That message instantly resonates in today’s business world but up until this book there haven’t been any tools to make it happen – or understand why it’s a lot harder than it sounds. The driver/passenger model of collaboration is a breakthrough! It is very intuitive and the overlying concept of Near/Far explains behaviours that we have all seen. All the tools are so easy to remember – Rift/Shift/Lift, the Expectations Pyramid, Time Frame, HURD, WIN, and the dreaded "opposite effect". It sounds like alphabet soup but they are all very simple and easy to use tools that work in harmony to diagnose problems and make the positive change to a culture of high-performance collaboration. Great stuff!
Date published: 2011-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent 'quick read'. Developing positive relationships within any organization depends on clear and effective communication. Understanding why and how to make it work is nicely articulated in John’s “Who’s The Driver, Anyway?”. It provides a quick way of learning some highly effective fundamentals to reflect on and put into practice.
Date published: 2011-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must for your management toolbox Who's the Driver Anyway is an invaluable resource for all managers who need to get things done. It's thorough, clearly written, comprehensive, and provides practical insights to deal with the problems managers face with getting the job done.
Date published: 2011-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A corporate masterpiece John Kuypers walks his audience through a logical sequence of steps towards accountability, responsibility and productivity, and he accomplishes that through vivid and relevant anecdotes. This is a corporate masterpiece which is equally relevant in any setting where relationships are important. Who’s the Driver Anyway? is both articulate and relevant.
Date published: 2011-01-31