From executives complaining that their teams don’t contribute ideas to employees throwing up their hands because their input isn’t sought—company culture is the culprit. Courageous Cultures provides a road map to build a high-performance, high-engagement culture around sharing ideas, solving problems, and rewarding contributions from all levels.
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“Silence isn’t always golden. Effective organizations need people to speak up. Courageous Cultures is the ultimate guide to building a workplace environment that values outspokenness. By following the guidance in this savvy book, you’ll attract first-rate talent, serve your customers better, and liberate people to perform their best.”
DANIEL H. PINK
#1 New York Times bestselling author of When, Drive, and To Sell Is Human
“Hurt and Dye offer leaders a wonderfully practical road map for how to get the most from their people—by creating a culture where safe silence dies and small acts of courage compound to increase innovation, problem solving, and customer advocacy. If you want to increase contribution and multiply the capability of your team, Courageous Cultures is a must-read.”
New York Times bestselling author of Multipliers and Rookie Smarts
“Imagine if you could cast a magic spell over your entire team and suddenly all the complainers became problem solvers, the safely silent became innovators, and your bystanders became upstanders. Courageous Cultures, by Karin Hurt and David Dye, will teach you how to cast that spell. Unlike other management tomes that are short on specifics, this book gives you the specific advice, ac- tion plan, and templates to transform your organization.”
CEO of LEADx and New York Times bestselling author
“Courageous Cultures offers a compelling and actionable roadmap for business leaders to tap into the energy and wisdom lying just below the surface within their own organizations. With data- backed insights and a straightforward approach, Courageous Cultures will help leaders create a strong culture where the great ideas brewing in the minds of knowledgeable frontline workers are always welcomed and fully encouraged by every manager. In a business environment faced with continually shifting customer expectations and rapidly changing competitive forces, no leader should be without this valuable resource.”
President and CEO of ProMedica Health System
“In today’s uncertain times, courage is indispensable to effective leadership. Without a culture of courage, leaders cannot lead or ganizations to seize opportunities for growth that change brings. This book offers simple steps on how leaders can nurture a bold organizational culture that encourages people to speak up, take smart risks, innovate, become problem solvers, and seize com- petitive advantage in a fast-transforming business environment.”
President and Chief Executive Officer of Project Management Institute
Karin Hurt and David Dye
Karin Hurt and David Dye are the founders of Let’s Grow Leaders, a leadership training and consulting firm in Maryland. Recently named on Inc’s list of Top 100 Leadership Speakers and one of the American Management Association’s 50 Leaders to Watch, Karin and David work with leaders around the world who want to achieve breakthrough results without losing their soul (or mind) in the process. They’re known for their deep experience, innovative approach, and highly practical tools.