Under the Hood

Fire up and fine-tune your employee culture.

To harness that rumbling power or your employee culture you've got to solve the mystery of what an employee culture actually is, how it operates and how to move it forward. These are the keys that this book will put right in your hands.

Learn the difference between understanding your employees and understanding your employee culture.

If you have a wonderful employee culture this book will help you scale it. If you have a troubled employee culture, this book will help you fix it. If you have an employee culture under pressure, this book will help you ease it. If you have a new employee culture, this book will help you shape it. If you are investing in a company this book will help you protect your greatest purchasable asset.

Like no other book, Under the Hood explains employee culture and why it decides to reject or support company plans.

Roy Chestnut

Chief Strategy Officer, Verizon

I have never met anyone who knows more about employee culture than Stan Slap. If you want your own culture to stay great or get great, you must read this book.

Robert Hohman

Chief Executive Officer, Glassdoor.com

A supportive relationship between a company and its employee culture is essential to business success. Under the Hood is the essential guide to achieving it.

Craig Jelinek

president and CEO, Costco

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  1. New York Times bestseller
  2. Wall St. Journal bestseller
  3. USA Today bestseller
  4. Porchlight Books best in category
  5. Inc. Best of 2010 list
  6. Fast Company Best of 2010 list
  7. Miami Herald Top 10 business books
  8. Soundview Top 30 best list
  9. Booklist Top Ten Business Books of the Year: Starred Review
  10. Publisher’s Weekly: “must read”


Bury My Heart at Conference Room B

The Unbeatable Impact of Truly Committed Managers

This is not a management book.
This is a book for managers.

Ever have the feeling that no matter how rewarding your job is that there's an entirely different level of success and fulfillment available to you? Lingering in the mist, just out of reach…

There is, and Stan Slap is going to help you get it.

You hold in your hands the book that entirely redraws the potential of being a manager. It will show you how to gain the one competency most critical to achieving business impact, but it won't stop there. This book will put a whole new level of meaning into your job description.

You will never really work for your company until your company really works for you

Bury My Heart at Conference Room B is about igniting the massive power of any manager's emotional commitment to his or her company - worth more than financial, intellectual and physical commitment combined. Sometimes companies get this from their managers in the early garage days or in times of tremendous gain, but it's almost unheard of to get it on a sustained, self-reinforced basis.

Of course your company is only going to get it if you're willing to give it. Slap proves that emotional commitment comes from the ability to live your deepest personal values at work and then provides a remarkable process that allows you to use your own values to achieve tremendous success.

This is not soft stuff; it is the stuff of hard-core results.

Bury My Heart at Conference Room B is the highest-rated management development solution at a number of the world's highest-rated companies—companies that don't include "patience" on their list of corporate values. It has been exhaustively researched and bench tested with tens of thousands of real managers in more than seventy countries. You'll hear directly from managers about how this legendary method has transformed their careers and their lives.

As Big as It Gets Stan Slap is doing nothing less than making the business case for a manager's humanity-for every manager and the companies that depend on them. Bury My Heart at Conference Room B gives managers the urgency to change their world and the energy to do it. It will stir the soul, race the heart, and throb the foot used for acceleration.

Buckle Up. We're Going Off-Road. Slap is smart, provocative, wickedly funny and heartfelt. He fearlessly takes on some of the most cherished myths of management for the illogic they are and celebrates the experience of being a manager in all of its potential and potential weirdness. And he talks to managers like they really talk to themselves.

I urge you to follow where Stan Slap fearlessly leads us. He has the answer to making a career in management actually bring you a full, richer, better life.

Geoff Colvin

author of <em>Talent is Overrated</em> & Senior Editor, Fortune

Slap has written the Holy Grail for companies seeking the most from their managers and for managers seeking the most from their companies. It is fascinating, thought provoking, and actionable. This book is not just a 'must read' but a 'must experience'.

Jack Calhoun

Chief Executive Officer, Banana Republic

A subversively radical triumph of a book that uniquely and definitively demonstrates the mystery of how organizations succeed.

Warren Bennis

Professor of Business, University of Souther California