By Stephen Lundin and Bob Nelson
This powerful story about the African philosophy of teamwork and collaboration has the potential to reshape our workplaces, our relationships with our co-workers, and our personal lives.
John Peterson, a new manager in the credit department of a major big-box retailer, is struggling in his job. The people he supervises are not working as well as they need to. Thus, his department is falling behind in meeting its goals. He is forced to take on more work himself, to keep his department above water.
When one of the employees stays behind to help – a young man who came to America from a small village in Africa – he learns of the ancient wisdom and power of the African philosophy of Ubuntu.
It begins to change the way John thinks about the people he works with, about himself, and about how he runs his department and his life.
In this unique book, readers will find a fresh message for today’s business world and workplace.
144 pages. Hardcover. April 2010.