Bury My Heart at Conference Room B: The Unbeatable Impact of Truly Committed Managers


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About the Author

Stan Slap has revolutionized performance for some of the world's most demanding organizations. His international consulting company, slap, specializes in achieving ferocious commitment in manager, employee and customer cultures--the three groups that decide the success of any business. His client list ranges from Hewlett Packard and Microsoft to HSBC and Viacom. When he's home, he lives in San Francisco.


"The notion that values matter--in the workplace as well as at home--is certainly not new to the ranks of management gurus and corporate leaders. What are novel in consultant Stan Slap's first book are his passion for the subject, which bleeds from every page, and his easy-to-use framework for identifying and promoting values throughout the business world. Setting the stage, first, involves explaining the business case for values: why everyone must live their personal values in the workplace and which companies adhere to that philosophy. In sidebars, Slap tells the stories of EMC, HP, Rhino Records, SAS, Quad/Graphics, and others that showcase the bottom-line impact of managerial emotional commitment. Next, then, are the value exercises: the list and definition of 50 values and the winnowing to ten, five, and, finally, three. As to be expected, the author leads us to organizational implementation, focusing on the selling of values to staff and, ultimately, to the C-suite. In a passion- infused narrative, Slap gives every manager the tools to change. Now, if it will only stick!"
-Barbara Jacobs, Booklist Starred Review

"I urge you to follow where Stan Slap fearlessly leads us. He has the answer to making a career in management actually bring you a fuller, richer, better life."
-Geoff Colvin, author of Talent Is Overrated; senior editor at large, Fortune

"A subversively radical triumph of a book which uniquely and definitively demonstrates the mystery of how organizations succeed."
-Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business at the University of Southern California, author of Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership

"Slap has written the holy grail for companies seeking the most from their managers and for managers seeking the most from their companies. It is fascinating, thought provoking and actionable. This book is not just a "must read" but a "must experience."
-Jack Calhoun, president, Banana Republic

"This book has the answer for any manager who thinks there must be a better way to do the job without hating the job. The single most powerful management book I've read in years."
-Jason Jennings, author of Hit the Ground Running; Think Big, Act Small; and Less Is More

"Stan Slap's approach for developing managers who care resonates deeply with the principles we at Four Seasons strive to embody. There are great insights here for creating a true culture of ethics, integrity, and heartfelt service."
-Isadore Sharp, founder, chairman, and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

"Whether you are a first time supervisor or a CEO, reading this book will allow you to tap into the secret that will drive organizational success."
-Julia Stewart, CEO, DineEquity

"You have to read Bury My Heart at Conference Room B. Stan Slap covers all the bases. A warm, witty book that will take you and your organization to a better place."
-Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager(r) and Leading at a Higher Level

"Humanity in any organization, whether professional or political, is what will save us. The world needs this book."
-Amir A. Dossal, executive director, United Nations Office for Partnerships