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The Patient Organization

Attracting, Engaging, and Empowering Team Players
Narrated by: Byron Wagner, Walt Brown
Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
Categories: Business, Management
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The Patient Organization - Seven keys for making systems like Traction, EOS®, Scaling Up, 4DX work.

Why do Traction, EOS®, and Scaling Up work?

The Patient Organization is a companion book to be used alongside today’s popular Organizational Operating Systems (OOS), to explain what’s under the hood, why they work, why they don’t work, and what you can do about it.

If your OOS implementation feels mechanical, or like there is just something missing and you can not seem to put your finger on it, then you're ready for the TPO message and approach.

Are you running your company on an Organizational Operating System (OOS) like Traction, EOS®, the Entrepreneurial Operating System®, Rockefeller Habits, Scaling Up, Gazelles, 4DX, Holocracy, or The Advantage? If you are using one of these systems, or if you have developed your own internal system, The Patient Organization is a must-listen, as it unlocks the underlying reasons why the tools in your OOS are working, or not working. It is your Rosetta Stone for getting everything out of your system that you can.

“An organization is essentially a human fiction, only given meaning and power by those who believe in it.” - Walt Brown

The reason a solid OOS works is that it helps drive and maintain an organization’s common set of beliefs. There are seven areas humans need to align with at work in order to share in an organization's common belief. The more alignment and shared belief, the stronger your organization.

Seven Areas: Belong, Believe, Accountable, Measured, Heard, Developed, Balanced

The Patient Organization dives into the psychology and neurology behind the seven questions and then anchors the theory in your OOS with what Brown calls real-world “heavy lifts” - exercises you can do with your team to test the strength of your OOS and advance the progress you have made in leveraging all your OOS can deliver.

What is in it for you?

  • You will know how you will attract, engage, empower, and retain the worker of the future - our fresh workforce: millennials.
  • You will know how you are going to dominate your competitors before, during, and after the next economic opportunity, i.e., a downturn.
  • You will know how you will address the scourge of instant competitor imitation. 
  • You will know how strong your organization is. 
  • You will know how to measure the strength of the culture in your organization. 
  • You will really know if you are a “Best Place to Work” organization.

With the seven keys inside TPO, you will unlock and harvest the true potential of your organization's investment into an OOS.

©2018 Walter Brown (P)2018 Walter Brown

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Good Team Maintenance Boom

Listening to Walt's book helped me to see why I am not currently have a at my current job, why I was happy at previous jobs, and how to help my people feel happier and more satisfied in their work.

Walt's 7 questions lead you through a logical order of figuring out if you business or workplace is a good place or if it needs some help. The book also does a great job of giving you ideas of how to make improvements.

Byron does an amazing job narrating the book to make it fun to listen to and easy to digest.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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great rundown on OOS with an EOS bent

Well written and organized. The seven questions leading to seven promises do a great job of explaining what makes an organization great, and employees confident that they are in the right organization. I highly recommend this book as a companion book for Traction and implementing any organizational operating system.

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Great information presented concisely.

The Seven Questions that make up The Patient Organization framework provide a clear and easy to understand path to employee engagement. Well Done.