Stan Slap, the bestselling author of Under The Hood, convincingly argues that firms don’t want their managers to feel too free. Some companies, he says, hamper managers from living their values at work. The leaders of such companies fear that given too much freedom, managers might stop working 50 to 75 hours a week, touting the firm’s products or honoring its arcane policies. They worry managers might start to think for themselves, so they keep them on a short leash. Thus restricted, managers shut down emotionally and their performance suffers. Slap warns companies that impeding managers’ ability to be themselves is bad for the bottom line. He advises managers to demand to live their values at work. The author, who delivers these messages with great passion, says his polemic might work even better as an attention-rousing “pamphlet.” Slap unabashedly whacks companies and managers with stinging prose to wake them up with his inspiring message.
About the Author
Stan Slap, bestselling author of Under the Hood, is founder and CEO of Slap Company, an international consulting and management development firm.