Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility
Patty McCord

Paperback (Trade paperback US) | Mar 2018 | Silicon Guild | 9781939714138 | 228pp | 210x140mm | GEN | AUD$24.99, NZD$29.99
Hardback (B401) | Mar 2018 | Silicon Guild | 228pp | 210x140mm | GEN | AUD$39.99, NZD$47.99

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 humour 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.