New book details how four outstanding companies use six simple TIGERS principles to excel---and your business can too.
Bend, OR (1/30/10)…What makes a good company great? TIGERS Among Us: Winning Business Team Cultures and Why They Thrive, reveals what four successful companies have in common that makes them thrive in any economy.
Author and organizational leadership expert Dianne Crampton has spent 20 years studying and analyzing how businesses work. She has a proven track record of turning troubled companies and organizations around with six key team-building principles she calls TIGERS: Trust, Interdependence, Genuineness, Empathy, Risk, Success.
“I help remove obstacles so people from the loading dock to the CEO’s office can do their jobs well. The bottom line is, I’m a coach. I love to help people succeed. TIGERS explains how I help leaders build teams where their employees care as much about the company as they do,” Crampton said.
Crampton was instrumental in the effective merger of warehouse club giant Price/Costco; she played a key role in the merger of Northwest Medstar, and her work with Native Americans was featured at a United Nations conference on cooperation and excellence in the workplace.
TIGERS Among Us takes a rare, in-depth look inside four cutting edge companies: Zappos.com, Dos Gringos, 4Refuel and Tribe, Inc.
Crampton details how both large and small companies can create highly motivated workforces that are collaborative, team-focused and exemplify the TIGERS concepts. “While most companies are satisfied with a comfortable market share, these four organizations often achieve market superiority with roaring success,” she said.
After each company’s chapter, Crampton offers summary “action items” that businesses and organizations can use to brainstorm and help increase their own success.
“It’s no accident that these are highly successful companies. All four have remarkably happy and dedicated employees, from the boardroom to the break room and beyond. The TIGERS values are the key to building ethical, quality-focused, productive, motivated and enthusiastic groups of people inside and outside of the workplace,” Crampton said.
TIGERS Among Us will teach you:
- Why companies with individualistic cultures are out, and those with collaborative core values are in.
- Why the human desire to make a difference is rarely tapped by traditional national and international business leaders.
- How companies can attract and retain happy, hardworking staffs, plus increase profits in a down economy.
- A step-by-step approach to assess your company, improve team culture, and become more productive and successful.
In TIGERS Among Us, Crampton examines the history and development of team culture in business, while providing a foundation for companies to assess and improve their own team cultures. The book’s rare glimpse into the behind-the-scenes workings of four innovative companies in TIGERS Among Us will fascinate and inspire you.
About the Author:
Dianne Crampton founded the TIGERS model for teams in 1987. In 1990 she formed TIGERS Success Series (www.corevalues.com) to serve motivated leaders and teams looking for collaborative solutions to refine and improve their teamwork. Through consultation, surveys, games and other innovative techniques, Crampton teaches companies and organizations of all sizes how to evolve from good to great.
Crampton is a sought-after professional speaker and featured presenter at national and international conferences. She has also served as adjunct faculty for four Pacific Northwest universities. Crampton has a B.A. in communications from Washington State University, a post-graduate degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University, and is a graduate of the Coach Training Alliance.
When she’s not helping executives, business leaders and entrepreneurs develop successful collaborative leadership skills, Crampton enjoys travel, gardening and hiking the beautiful high desert of Central Oregon where she lives with her husband and family.
TIGERS Among Us, Winning Business Team Cultures and Why They Thrive Three Creeks Publishing
Author: Dianne Crampton
Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Size: 6 x 9
Publication Date: March 1, 2010
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