________________________________________________________________________In The Driver's Seat

Who’s in the Driver’s Seat? 

Using Spirit to Lead Successfully
The book is built around two business leaders, George and Dave and tells the story, chapter by chapter, of how the different behaviors and communications of the ego-driven George, and the spirited Dave, impact the performance of their respective teams. This is a practical, hands-on book that can be read quickly and applied easily.
The concept of ego has been around forever. There is nothing new about the fact that we all have an ego. The question is whether as leaders and managers our ego drives our success or hampers our success. Similarly the terms ‘team spirit’ and ‘having great spirit’ have been around forever. The idea that being spirited is a positive attribute is not new.   What is new about “Who’s in the Driver’s Seat” is the idea of Spirited Economics™ – the concept that employee spirit is an untapped and quantifiable financial asset existing in all organizations.

What does being spirited have to do with hard core issues like operational costs, productivity, profit, and revenue? In “Who’s in the Driver’s Seat?”, Sandy Gluckman presents a strong business case for the point of view that a spirited organization has a powerful competitive edge . You will also learn the specific behaviors and language style of the Spirited Leader.

The flip side of spirit is ego. The chapters on how the ego acts and speaks will help you identify your own ego behaviors and language. Leadership ego is good, as long as it is managed and kept in the ‘passenger seat.’ Unmanaged ego is an organizational liability because leadership ego crushes employee spirit. At a time when organizations are faced with a war for talent, and political, economic and competitive challenges like never before, knowing how to mobilize the spirit of the employees is critical.