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Off-Centered Leadership : The Dogfish Head Guide to Motivation, Collaboration and Smart Growth
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Competition has long been the name of the game in the business world, but what if there was a better way to approach business?Off-Centered Leadership offers an innovative approach to business by exploring what happens when companies stop competing and start collaborating—both externally, in the marketplace, and internally, by building a culture of communication, trust, and alignment. This extraordinary resource is brimming with lessons on entrepreneurship and company culture from Sam Calagione, the founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery—one of the fastest growing independent breweries in the country. It also features lessons from Sam's leadership team, as well as mentors from other fields.
This game-changing text illustrates how competitors can work together, and with other local businesses, to reach a common goal.Off-Centered Leadership shows how Dogfish Head incorporated a trail-blazing business model by calling upon musicians, community organizations, and even other breweries to keep their product development fresh and create engaging customer experiences.
Off-Centered Leadershipdemonstrates how Sam Calgione and his team dealt with the struggles that often take place as a company matures from an awkward, early start-up to a sustainable company with hundreds of employees. Calagione recalls his personal leadership experiences and divulges how he calls on other seasoned business leaders, inside and outside the company, to inspire his company's growth and evolving creativity. He discusses how he handled the changing leadership—from being the sole creative, strategic director to being one of many people to influence the nature of the company. Over time, Dogfish Head shifted from a company controlled by the whims of one founder to a company with a diverse leadership team and a robust, holistic approach—all while maintaining the company's innovation and signature, off-centered culture.
- Discover how ditching competitiveness and embracing collaboration can allow you to better serve your customers
- Explore innovative solutions to typical business challenges
- Determine how the collaboration over competition business model can help your company grow
- Leverage relatable experiences from successful leaders to fully appreciate the benefits of collaboration
The collaboration over competition approach has been proven to foster positivity, productivity, and ultimately success. Filled with candid, compelling accounts of leadership challenges and triumphs,Off-Centered Leadership contains practical information that you can use to increase innovation, company growth, and customer engagement.