"The best that can be said about a truly great book is that its lessons were learned on the street. They call it 'Street Smarts.' I call it 'Well Done!' Congratulations to Tana Plewes! A must read for anyone who’s ready for great lessons from the street!"
- Michael E. Gerber, author of The E-Myth series of business books
"It's obvious we need a new way to understand leadership and management. Old systems just don't work. Tana Plewes provides a refreshing new vision that changes the game when it comes to leading people and producing the best possible outcomes."
- Jai George, CEO, DestinyCode.com
"The Possibility Process is an introspective breakthrough business book for those seeking answers on why their growth may be stalling. Tana teaches how effective 'systems leadership' results in happy stakeholders, resulting in growing and profitable operations. Highly recommend!"
- Tim Young, author, How Much Money Can I Make?
About the Book
Cool absence of emotion is the prevailing ethic in business. Workplaces value compliance over creativity and leave feelings out of the equation. It’s not working. At the root of most operational headaches are people issues: recruitment, engagement, performance, and retention. These aren’t people issues at all—they are system gaps. It’s obvious we need a new way of understanding how to lead and interact with others to bring out their best and address these gaps once and for all.
The Possibility Process: A Proven Method to Achieve Breakthrough Business Results delivers a refreshing new vision that changes the game when it comes to leading people and producing optimal outcomes in business. Tana Plewes provides tools to overcome blockages and create systems that serve your business, and everyone who is impacted by it, far into the future. Systems leadership is a cost-effective solution to operational problems that offers compounding benefits over time. It's the missing ingredient in businesses that struggle to get ahead, innovate, and grow.
About the Author
Tana Plewes has been building communities by focusing on the dreams and strengths of individuals for over twenty years. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Tana’s spirit of adventure led her on an unlikely journey to the Pacific coast, where she gained operational experience in marine transportation, underwater seafood harvesting, search and rescue operations, and fisheries enforcement. She is CEO of the Discovery Centre for Entrepreneurship, a leadership development academy with a compelling vision: empower clients achieve breakthroughs in their individual and organizational performance through systems leadership.
Her progressive thinking, creativity, and natural ability to pinpoint barriers that leave others stopped have inspired business leaders in multiple industries to create workplaces that work for everyone. Tana facilitates the development of concrete, scalable systems that transform how business is done, with game-changing results in worker satisfaction, productivity, and profits. Tana’s process helps overwhelmed owners become extraordinary entrepreneurs, which she believes is a powerful way of building communities and growing a healthy, vibrant economy.
Tana holds a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University. She lives in Kelowna, British Columbia, with her husband, Randy.
The Employer of Choice
A systemic approach
To the powers that be
Can create a job richer
For you and for me.
Though we each see the world
Through a different lens,
We all come together as the
Means and the ends.
For we ARE the system,
And like it or not,
The system is filled with
The riches we’ve brought.
These relationships form
The basis of trust.
Interconnected and growing,
Respect is a must.
In trust we move forward,
And bring our whole hearts.
And the whole will be greater
Than the sum of the parts.
From a rich work environment,
Meeting our needs,
Comes a flow of empowerment,
Planting new seeds.
As vessels o’er flowing,
We’ll speak a NEW VOICE,
And maybe become
The Employer of Choice.
—Lorri Hume, RN
Table of Contents
Countdown to Liftoff: Preparing for Explosive Growth
PART I: PERSONAL LEADERSHIP
1 Step into the Stream: It’s Time to Be Disruptive
2 Invisible Barriers: Getting to the Root of the Problem
3 Question the Disconnect: Why Prior Fixes Haven’t Worked
4 Invite Input, But Keep Your Hands on the Wheel
PART II: TEAM LEADERSHIP
5 The Cure for Business Blindness
6 Sink the S.S. Soul-Sucker Before It Sinks Your Business
7 Bright Ideas Travel Over the Hills and Through the Groans
8 Process Prevents Politics
9 Listen for Possibility: Ten Transformational Takeaways
10 Six Rules to Harness Emotion in Business Design
11 Balloon Management: Control Operations, Not People
12 The Spectrum of Control and Performance DNA
PART III: SYSTEMS LEADERSHIP
13 Kerplunk! Interrupt the Pattern and Start a New Game
14 Tapping Hidden Assets: Opportunity Is Everywhere
15 Getting to Launch: A Rapid-Fire Checklist for Putting Ideas into Action
16 Choice: Access to Inspired Emotional Engagement
17 Perpetual Wealth: How to Fuel Enduring Growth
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IT’S NOT YOU—IT’S YOUR SYSTEMS
In business, your SYSTEMS affect your OUTCOMES. This book gives you X-ray vision into which systems are working effectively and which need improvement to take your business to the next level. Click on the book image to learn more about the book or click the button to buy it on Amazon.
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