3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A positive, inspirational message,
This review is from: Polar Bear Pirates and Their Quest to Engage the Sleepwalkers: Motivate Everyday People to Deliver Extraordinary Results (Paperback)
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I'm not sure I'm completely sold on turning all your colleagues into cartoon character stereotypes, but the general message about how to maintain energy in a team and get it functioning as smoothly as possible makes a lot of sense.
While I'm not a manager, it pointed me at a couple of behavioural patterns I was falling into myself, and if nothing else the book proved useful for looking at my job from a different perspective. Looking at a team from a perspective of who is energising and motivating others, and how just because someone is in a relatively lowly position they're no less a person shifts away from the personal 'whats in it for me' perspective, and I'm sure that many who read this will at least gain a more balanced perspective on their own job.
Because of the writing style it's not necessarily a book I'd feel that comfortable passing on to a manager to read, but despite that I do think it's worthwhile reading - it is, after all, getting the message across in a short enough book to be readable in a single evening.