Grass Roots Leaders galvanizes the emotional enthusiasm of the workforce and taps the wealth of their brain power to create an engine of innovation that ripples through the organization from the bottom up and powers it forward.
Tony Buzan, Tony Dottino and Richard Israel pick up a theme they first introduced nearly a decade ago in The Brain Smart Leader and document a way of fundamentally changing the perspective and behaviour of leaders and employees in your organization.
Their approach shows how to:
* use the brain's capacity for solving problems and implementing innovative plans to make the organization's vision a reality;
* adopt a three-speed technique – first gear to slow down and allow new learning or support for difficult transition periods. Second gear shifts up to a productive work outcome, and then third gear revs up to champion innovation and change;
* apply a series of proven models for dealing with information overload, making the best use of scarce resources, such as time, and keeping sight of successful outcomes as they are developed.
The book accurately captures the current state of thinking in organizations, as well as the latest research on how our brains work, to deliver a radical blueprint for how organizations need to change to survive and what this means to their managers and to their employees.
If you are a leader who longs to use the grass roots intellectual capital in your organization but, given the quantity of meetings, e-mail, crises and reorganizations, you simply haven't had the time, this book is for you.
And if you are an employee who is sick and tired of daily stress, bad planning and poorly thought-through changes and implementations, customer complaints but no improvements, this book is for you, too.
A Brain Smart Revolution in Business starts with one person.