Sync or Swim: A Fable about Workplace Communication and Coming Together in a Crisis, Nov/2014
|Author(s)||Gary Chapman, Paul White, Harold Myra|
|Year Publish||2014 November|
Before You Can LEAD CHANGE, You Must Learn To Communicate effectively.
Sync or Swim will help you:
- Break through apathy and cynicism to inspire teamwork;
- Empower and energize frustrated colleagues; and
- Create an engaging work environment.
Based on principles successfully used by major corporations, health organizations, colleges and universities, government agencies, churches, and non-profits.
Sam, the new CEO, was ready to hit the ground running. But his team members-and Mother Nature-had other plans.
An ambitious yet naive sheepdog is called upon to lead Monarch Enterprises-a troubled organization on a beautiful isle. Confronted with broken systems and challenging personality types, Sam must learn how to marshal his team before the imminent storm washes everything away. Along the way, he gleans valuable lessons from an unlikely mentor-a wise, old puffin.
Sync or Swim is a small tale with enormous insight on ways you can empower, engage, and energize employees or volunteers facing discouragement or cynicism. It's a delightful quick read that will:
- teach you communication techniques that enhance teamwork and productivity;
- bring to life principles used by hundreds of successful organizations;
- provide relevant, practical insights based on real-world experiences; and
- stimulate lively and positive interaction (discussion guide included).
"We've all struggled with these issues, and the principles are wonderfully illustrated."
"I identified with the characters' pain. I love the realism and practical insights."
"I had to smile when I recognized my colleagues in the characters."
About The Authors:
Gary Chapman, one of America's most-read relationship experts, is author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages and numerous other books. He travels the world presenting seminars.
Paul White, is a psychologist, author, and speaker who makes "work relationships work." He has consulted with a wide variety of organizations including Microsoft, the U.S. Air Force, the Million Dollar Round Table, Princeton University, and many more. He and Gary Chapman coauthored The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the workplace.
Harold Myra, has written more than two books, including The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham. During his thirty-two years as CEO of a magazine publishing company, the organization grew from one magazine to thirteen while establishing a thriving internet site.