Rework: The next book I’ll read

I have the unique privilege of serving as an executive in a very cool global organization. We’re doing a global restructuring this month (ok, this year) to stay true to our roots while leaning into the future.

One of our focal points is learning to share leadership through highly effective teams. Unfortunately, some of our old cultural baggage has translated this shift as “we need more meetings, with more people, so that everyone can have a voice in everything.” That’s not really what anyone wants, and it is certainly not what we need. That’s why I’m excited about Michael Hyatt’s review of Rework. I haven’t read it yet, but I’ve entered Hyatt’s online contest here to win a copy next Monday. If I don’t win a hard copy I’ll probably Kindle it. (Michael, if you’re reading this, please don’t let this disqualify me from the pool of potential winners, ok?).

Hyatt summarizes: “The authors’ simple premise is that work does not have to be as complicated as we make it. We gunk it up with too much planning, too many meetings, and too much process and paperwork. What we really need to do is to stop talking and start working.”

Have you read Rework? What were you moved to start, stop, or change?

By Ken

Dr. Ken Cochrum (DMin, Bethel University) is Vice President of Global Digital Strategies at Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) in Orlando, Florida. An avid cyclist and aspiring guitarist, he also holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas and a Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He recently co-founded Indigitous.org, a movement passionate about connecting people to Jesus using digital strategies. He previously served as vice president of Cru’s student-led movements worldwide. He and his wife Ann spent 13 years in East Asia where they raised their two children. Ken blogs regularly at www.onleadingwell.com.

3 comments

  1. Ken, that’s so good, I just want it read again:

    Hyatt summarizes: “…work does not have to be as complicated as we make it. We gunk it up with too much planning, too many meetings, and too much process and paperwork. What we really need to do is to stop talking and start working.”

  2. You will really enjoy this book. I made a ton of notes as a read this one. One of the best books of the year.

  3. i wish i could have gave the book to everyone that participated in the blogference.

    the sentiments of this book are felt so strongly at the ground level. i hope we can continue to integrate the principles in the book.

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