The Dream Manager
By Matthew Kelly
(Hyperion, Hardcover, 9781401303709, 176pp.)
Publication Date: August 2007
A business parable about how companies can achieve remarkable results by helping their employees fulfill their dreams
Managing people is difficult. With disengagement and turnover on the rise, many managers are scratching their heads wondering what to do. It's not that we dont dream of being great managers, it's just that we havent found a practical and efficient way to do it. Until now . . .
The fictional company in this remarkable book is grappling with real problems of high turnover and low morale -- so the managers begin to investigate what really drives the employees. What they discover is that the key to motivation isnt necessarily the promise of a bigger paycheck or title, but rather the fulfillment of crucial personal dreams. They also learned that people at every level need to be offered specific kinds of help and encouragement -- or our dreams will forever remain just dreams as we grow dissatisfied with our lives and jobs.
Beginning with his important thought that a company can only become the-best-version-of-itself to the extent that its employees are becoming better-versions-of-themselves, Matthew Kelly explores the connection between the dreams we are chasing personally and the way we all engage at work. Tackling head-on the growing problem of employee disengagement, Kelly explores the dynamic collaboration that is unleashed when people work together to achieve company objectives and personal dreams.
The power of The Dream Manager is that simply becoming aware of the concept will change the way you manage and relate to people instantly and forever. What's your dream?
Matthew Kelly is the author of several inspirational books on love, happiness and the keys to personal success, including the New York Times bestseller The Rhythm of Life and The Seven Levels of Intimacy. His most recent novel, Perfectly Yourself, teaches readers to be themselves while striving to reach their full potential. Kelly's books have appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including The New York Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal, and his world speaking tours are widely attended. He is president of Chicago-Based Beresford Consulting, and the founder of The Matthew Kelly Foundation, which helps young people find direction and meaning in life. He lives in Cincinnati area.