The Right Incentives: Create incentive plans that are self-funding and clearly align employees’ behavior to the organization’s business and financial objectives.
Your employees will learn to think and act like owners and will become active participants in the financial performance of the business. They will gain the self-esteem that is only possible through achievement and will reap rewards that are in alignment with the success of their organization. Meanwhile, you will enjoy your role more, sleep better at night, and leave a legacy that is far more inspiring and significant than you dreamed possible.
Praise for Ownership Thinking
“You would have to read a dozen other books to even come close to Ownership Thinking—a systematic and practical process for getting your employees to give that extra effort and brain power we know they possess.”
—Verne Harnish, CEO, Gazelles; author, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits
“Brad Hams tells it like it truly is: transparency creates trust; trust creates engagement; engagement creates a healthy enterprise. This thoughtful and practical book shows you how to achieve all of these things and more.”
—Chip Conley, founder and executive chair, Joie de Vivre; author, Peak
“Comprehensive and marvelously clear, Ownership Thinking’s techniques for creating change are focused, direct, and motivating. This is a wise book, unusually useful, and I recommend it most highly.”
—Judith M. Bardwick, Ph.D., author, Danger in the Comfort Zone and The Psychological Recession
“Brad Hams is one of the most persuasive and creative thinkers I know. His book is a specific guide you can (and should) implement now.”
—Corey Rosen, founder, National Center for Employee Ownership
“Hams is masterful at outlining the engagement practices that inspire people to care and to be deeply vested in business results.”
—Jim Haudan, CEO, Root Learning; author, The Art of Engagement
“Hams’ book is like a candid conversation with a wise friend. . . . A ‘must read’ for any business leader wanting to create a culture of ownership.”
—Dean Schroeder, author, Ideas Are Free