The Red Rubber Ball at Work
Elevate your Game Through the Hidden Power of PlayBook - 2009
Offers tips and techniques for bringing play into the workplace to motivate employees, inspire creativity, generate new ideas, and seek risk-taking behavior in order to encourage problem solving and establish new business growth.
In this petite volume with a thick binding and a truly rubber "red rubber ball" peeking out of the cover, Carroll, a consultant on creativity in corporate pursuits, describes how the skills developed and applied during childhood play can be useful in getting a business edge. Through interviews with playful business personalities, he applies the principal to the areas of innovation, results, teamwork, leadership, and curiosity. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Blackwell North Amer
How do you ignite creativity, problem solving, and risk taking to score big in business? According to bestselling author Kevin Carroll, it’s child’s play!
Former 76ers athletic trainer Kevin Carroll, has turned his childhood passion for playing ball into a bestselling franchise. In this fun and thoughtful follow-up to his bestselling Rules of the Red Rubber Ball (2007), Carroll switches the playing field to the workplace,where innovation, motivation, engagement, and teamwork are the headline issues. Drawing on “play profiles” from thought leaders, change agents, and business leaders, heexplains how to bring a sense of play into the workplace to stimulate creativity, encourage risk-taking, achieve goals--and have a great time doing it.
Fully illustrated, with 31 profiles of successful“players” including ESPN president George Bodenheimer, bestselling authors Seth Godin and Malcolm Gladwell, FoodNetwork host Duff Goldman, South Bronx activist Majora Carter, renowned author Paulo Coehlo, and many others