The Canoe Theory

The Canoe Theory

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qThe Canoe Theory compares an organization and its members to a canoe and its crew. Like canoes, businesses need every member to qpaddleq 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 qpaddleq 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 qThe Canoe Theory.q Evaluate your organizational needs, read this book, and turn your business or organization into a dynamic force with The Canoe Theory!q editorial review qThe 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.q-Patricia Cochran, CFO of VSP, the nation's largest specialized health plan for vision care, which has been listed on Fortune magazine's q100 best companies to work forq 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.Jeff called a meeting of all his senior managers and told them he needed their help craft the direction of Glassco. lt ... This was the first time the entire team had gotten together to chart out the course of where Glassco was headed. ... There was a true sense of connection that was beginning and it felt good. ... Jeff understood that roles and responsibilities are the seats and the paddles of an organization.

Title:The Canoe Theory
Author:Dave Hibbard, Marhnelle Hibbard, Jack Stockman
Publisher:iUniverse - 2006-11


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