Rework: The next book I’ll read

July 17, 2010 — 3 Comments

I have the unique privilege of serving as an executive in a very cool global organization. We’re doing a global restructuring this month (ok, this year) to stay true to our roots while leaning into the future.

One of our focal points is learning to share leadership through highly effective teams. Unfortunately, some of our old cultural baggage has translated this shift as “we need more meetings, with more people, so that everyone can have a voice in everything.” That’s not really what anyone wants, and it is certainly not what we need. That’s why I’m excited about Michael Hyatt’s review of Rework. I haven’t read it yet, but I’ve entered Hyatt’s online contest here to win a copy next Monday. If I don’t win a hard copy I’ll probably Kindle it. (Michael, if you’re reading this, please don’t let this disqualify me from the pool of potential winners, ok?).

Hyatt summarizes: “The authors’ simple premise is that work does not have to be as complicated as we make it. We gunk it up with too much planning, too many meetings, and too much process and paperwork. What we really need to do is to stop talking and start working.”

Have you read Rework? What were you moved to start, stop, or change?

3 responses to Rework: The next book I’ll read

  1. marilyn adamson July 17, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Ken, that’s so good, I just want it read again:

    Hyatt summarizes: “…work does not have to be as complicated as we make it. We gunk it up with too much planning, too many meetings, and too much process and paperwork. What we really need to do is to stop talking and start working.”

  2. You will really enjoy this book. I made a ton of notes as a read this one. One of the best books of the year.

  3. i wish i could have gave the book to everyone that participated in the blogference.

    the sentiments of this book are felt so strongly at the ground level. i hope we can continue to integrate the principles in the book.

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