Mission First People Always: The Definitive Guide to Balancing People and Performance

Do I focus on accomplishing the mission, or do I take care of my people? How do I do both?
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As a member of the corporate legal world, I've noticed how often people are left as an afterthought as leaders in the firm focus solely on accomplishing their mission. This book was highly effective in getting it's research-backed message across. While I found it useful in my particular field, the truths set forth in "Mission First, People Always" are relevant in just about every field. Maybe most importantly, I actually had fun reading it! The author provides engaging and relatable examples to really drive the points home. I highly recommend the book!

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Book Description:

Do I focus on accomplishing the mission, or do I take care of my people? How do I do both?

This is a practical guide for building dynamic and respectful workplace relationships, while also achieving the loftiest of organizational goals. It’s about creating a culture where collaboration thrives, communication flows freely, and conflict is rare and brief. Each chapter provides practical tips that are supported by inspirational stories, personal anecdotes, and scholarly research, along with opportunities for reflection and developmental activities. All are designed to give you a clear path to achieving results with, through, and for people.

Mike Patterson (Author)
Dr. Mike Patterson is a consultant, educator, and speaker committed to helping leaders and teams achieve more by working better together. In addition to his work with clients, Mike teaches in the doctoral programs at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology, as well as California Baptist University. He is also a frequent conference and keynote speaker. Mike began his career as a U.S. Army officer, and then spent 20 years as a pharmaceutical executive, culminating in a role in which he was responsible for leadership and talent development for 4,000 employees. More recently, Mike was a principal and thought leader at Core Strengths, the global talent development company and creator of the world’s first digital platform to promote collaboration and improve communication. While at Core Strengths, Mike became a master facilitator of all learning based on the SDI 2.0, a valid and reliable assessment that helps people build their relationship intelligence (RQ). His previous book, Have a Nice Conflict: How to Find Success and Satisfaction in the Most Unlikely Places, coauthored with Tim Scudder and Kent Mitchell, is a business fable loosely based on Mike’s life and experiences. Widely acclaimed, “HANC” was the basis for a successful training program on conflict prevention and management. Mike lives in the hills above Temecula, California with his beautiful wife, Eunice, where they enjoy hosting family and friends at their vineyard property. Learn more about his work at www.drmikepatterson.com or contact him directly at mike@drmikepatterson.com
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