Build a Better Organization
Title: Build a Better Organization: How Effective Leadership and Strong Culture Can Create a High-Performance Organization
Release Date: October 5, 2021
What does it take to build a high-performance organization?
In looking for help and understanding on how to build an organization and to select and manage your people, a good place to start would be to look for an organization that did that exceptionally well.
Cintas is a great American success story, and Bob Kohlhepp was an important part of that success for 50 years. He began his career as Controller but quickly moved up to ultimately become CEO and then Chairman. He was a key part of building Cintas from $1.6 million in sales in 1967 to over $7 billion today.
Drawing on his experience and wisdom you will learn:
—The importance of defining and communicating your culture.
—How to select the right people for your organization.
—How to stretch your people without breaking them.
—The characteristics of great leaders.
—And much more.
“Bob brings to life the dos and don’ts that apply equally to the first-line supervisor, the general manager, and the CEO, principals that apply to enterprises large and small.”
—John C. Lechleiter, Retired Chairman and CEO, Eli Lilly and Company
“Words of wisdom from one of the best executives I’ve ever met. A great manual to build a better organization and to be a better supervisor, manager, or executive.”
—Scott D. Farmer, Cintas Corporation Chairman and CEO
“As an architect of truly one of the great American business success stories, Bob’s insightful book is a must-read for budding entrepreneurs. He artfully stresses that a great corporate culture coupled with honest hard work equals a winning combination.”
—John F. Barrett, Chairman, President, and CEO, Western Southern Financial Group
“As an owner of a privately held small business, I found the principles and business strategies provided in Bob’s book to be extremely helpful. I believe that these principles related to culture, hiring and managing people, and leadership can be applied to businesses of all sizes as well as one’s personal life.”
—Michael Ingram, President and CEO, Premier Direct Marketing
“If you want to learn how to be a leader who leads with honesty and integrity, then you need to read this book.”
—Jeff Wyler, CEO, Wyler Automotive Family
“An ideal and idealistic in certain senses example of how with hard work, the right attitude, and an ideological marriage between good ethic and innovative quality one can achieve high levels of success and even be in a position to help shape the creation of a corporate endeavor going forward for the years to come.”
—Colin Jordan, Medium (read the full review)
“By explaining the daunting process of what it means to be a leader, Kohlhepp hits a literary home run. By unpacking heady concepts, he articulates the heart of the matter in its simple glory. It is, after all, very simple. Empathy in the corporate workplace is no longer a bad word.”
—Garth Thomas, The Hollywood Digest (read the full review)