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Ubuntu! - An Inspiring Story About an African Tradition of Teamwork and Collaboration-logo

Ubuntu! - An Inspiring Story About an African Tradition of Teamwork and Collaboration

Bob Nelson

A powerful story about the African philosophy of teamwork and collaboration that has the power to reshape our workplaces, our relationships with our coworkers, and our personal lives, written by the bestselling coauthor of Fish! and the bestselling author of 1001 Ways to Reward Employees. John Peterson, a new manager in the credit department at a major big-box retailer, is struggling in his job. The people under him are not working as well or effectively as they need to, and his department is falling behind in meeting its goals. His only solution is to take on more work himself, burning the midnight oil and coming in most weekends to pick up the slack and keep his department above water. When one of the employees stays behind to help him-a young man who came to America from a small village in Africa-he learns of the ancient wisdom and hidden power of the African philosophy of Ubuntu. Before long, it begins to change the way he thinks about the people he works with, about himself, and about how he runs his department and his life. In an engaging and completely fresh narrative that holds a unique message for today's business world, Ubuntu! shows us a way to overcome our fears, insecurities, and the "me-ism" that so often permeates our workplaces, and replace it with a culture of genuine respect and collaboration. It promises to take its place alongside Fish! and other business parables as the next bestselling classic in the business category. From the Hardcover edition.

A powerful story about the African philosophy of teamwork and collaboration that has the power to reshape our workplaces, our relationships with our coworkers, and our personal lives, written by the bestselling coauthor of Fish! and the bestselling author of 1001 Ways to Reward Employees. John Peterson, a new manager in the credit department at a major big-box retailer, is struggling in his job. The people under him are not working as well or effectively as they need to, and his department is falling behind in meeting its goals. His only solution is to take on more work himself, burning the midnight oil and coming in most weekends to pick up the slack and keep his department above water. When one of the employees stays behind to help him-a young man who came to America from a small village in Africa-he learns of the ancient wisdom and hidden power of the African philosophy of Ubuntu. Before long, it begins to change the way he thinks about the people he works with, about himself, and about how he runs his department and his life. In an engaging and completely fresh narrative that holds a unique message for today's business world, Ubuntu! shows us a way to overcome our fears, insecurities, and the "me-ism" that so often permeates our workplaces, and replace it with a culture of genuine respect and collaboration. It promises to take its place alongside Fish! and other business parables as the next bestselling classic in the business category. From the Hardcover edition.
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A powerful story about the African philosophy of teamwork and collaboration that has the power to reshape our workplaces, our relationships with our coworkers, and our personal lives, written by the bestselling coauthor of Fish! and the bestselling author of 1001 Ways to Reward Employees. John Peterson, a new manager in the credit department at a major big-box retailer, is struggling in his job. The people under him are not working as well or effectively as they need to, and his department is falling behind in meeting its goals. His only solution is to take on more work himself, burning the midnight oil and coming in most weekends to pick up the slack and keep his department above water. When one of the employees stays behind to help him-a young man who came to America from a small village in Africa-he learns of the ancient wisdom and hidden power of the African philosophy of Ubuntu. Before long, it begins to change the way he thinks about the people he works with, about himself, and about how he runs his department and his life. In an engaging and completely fresh narrative that holds a unique message for today's business world, Ubuntu! shows us a way to overcome our fears, insecurities, and the "me-ism" that so often permeates our workplaces, and replace it with a culture of genuine respect and collaboration. It promises to take its place alongside Fish! and other business parables as the next bestselling classic in the business category. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Lundin, Dominic Hoffman

Length:

3h 35m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:32