Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility

  • by Patty McCord
  • Narrated by Patty McCord, Alex Hyde White
  • 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When it comes to recruiting, motivating, and creating great teams, Patty McCord says most companies have it all wrong. McCord helped create the unique and high-performing culture at Netflix, where she was chief talent officer. In her new book, Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility, she shares what she learned there and elsewhere in Silicon Valley.  
McCord advocates practicing radical honesty in the workplace, saying good-bye to employees who don’t fit the company’s emerging needs, and motivating with challenging work, not promises, perks, and bonus plans. McCord argues that the old standbys of corporate HR—annual performance reviews, retention plans, employee empowerment and engagement programs—often end up being a colossal waste of time and resources. Her road-tested advice, offered with humor and irreverence, provides readers a different path for creating a culture of high performance and profitability.   
Powerful will change how you think about work and the way a business should be run.


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Great simple take home and action learnings

Where so many books struggle, caught up in overly complex stories and concepts, this book shares some good examples that I will take away and learn from.

The delivery is relaxed, self assured and very listenable, certainly not forced or droney, the killer for audiobooks.
Highly recommend, enjoy the book/audiobook.
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- jc


Great insight's, informal and very very useful. Would recommend to anybody interested or wanting to learn about business culture and change.
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- Ashden

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-01-2018
  • Publisher: Silicon Guild