The Canoe Theory: A Business Success Strategy for Leaders and Associates

The Canoe Theory: A Business Success Strategy for Leaders and Associates


By (author) Dave Hibbard, With Marhnelle Hibbard, With Jack Stockman


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  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • Format: Paperback | 168 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 15mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Bloomington IN
  • ISBN 10: 0595363415
  • ISBN 13: 9780595363414
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

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" "The Canoe Theory" compares an organization and its members to a canoe and its crew. Like canoes, businesses need every member to "paddle" together for greater success. Today, more than ever, employers and employees feel disconnected from one another. "The Canoe Theory" provides solutions to difficult challenges business leaders and employees alike face and details how to bridge the gap and "paddle" together. This short yet powerful book lays out the seven simple principles of "The Canoe Theory" and how implementing them equals organizational success. Business leaders from across the country from organizations such as The Irvine Company, DuPont, and Steelcase (just to name a few) practice "the canoe theory." Evaluate your organizational needs, read this book, and turn your business or organization into a dynamic force with "The Canoe Theory"!" editorial review ""The Canoe Theory" captures the essence of the type of corporate culture which produces best in class results. It is a must read for anyone in management." -Patricia Cochran, CFO of VSP, the nation's largest specialized health plan for vision care, which has been listed on "Fortune" magazine's "100 best companies to work for" list for the past six years. A fifteen-year corporate research study indicated a major disconnect between management and employees in 87 percent of the organizations surveyed in the U.S. (1989-2004). "The Canoe Theory" helps you bridge this gap and offers simple answers to complex issues in the corporate world.

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