Building the Pyramid is a CMI Management Book of the Year. The competition is organised by the Chartered Management Institute in conjunction with Henley Business School and the British Library.
Building the Pyramid describes The Winning Formula® approach to delivering success on your organisation’s growth journey.
John Stein is the founder of The Winning Formula® and in common with his pragmatic, innovative and inspirational style of delivery he has written and produced an original ‘learning’ publication.
Building the Pyramid uses the metaphor of a Pharaoh’s journey to illustrate the powerful use of the Winning Formula Framework in the modern-day workplace. The book highlights the performance challenges faced by any organisation on its unique growth journey and the approach required to guarantee future success.
Important themes such as strategy, vision, culture, values, engagement, performance, efficiency, change, innovation, learning, trust and accountability are covered in the publication.
Great leaders are great storytellers and John has used the storytelling format to transpose the reader into the role of the Pharaoh and his team. The unique style of writing enables everyone connected with a growing organisation to read, relate to their role and responsibilities, learn valuable lessons and importantly work out their contribution towards helping their organisation perform more effectively on the journey.
Building the Pyramid is a working tool that many businesses have chosen to circulate amongst senior managers, team leaders and operational staff to spread the winning formula messages and compliment their existing development methods. The book is very popular as a support tool for company-wide induction, leadership, change management and strategy workshops, conferences and programmes.
The book also includes client case studies, practical checklists, development models, team exercises and other useful tips and pieces of performance advice.
Articles, features and reviews highlighting the powerful use of The Winning Formula® have been published in HRDirector, Training Journal, ILM Edge and other leading business magazines.
“An excellent teaching tool.” – Charles Handy, Business Philosopher
“Our verdict – a FIVE STAR RATING. In contrast to the many heavyweight business books, the style of the book is easy to get into and would work well as a teaching aid for managers in any organisation.” – Talk Business Magazine
“Stein has been using the story of how a pharaoh builds his own pyramid as the basis for a successful leadership training course. It’s an interesting approach and Stein covers a lot of ground in the book’s 128 pages.” – Scottish Business Insider Magazine
“Stein has certainly done his historical homework, but it’s in the small nuggets of general management wisdom where he’s most enlightening.” – CIPD People Management Magazine
“Unusual but quirky! the book brings into play issues as diverse as cultural awareness, commitment issues and developing tactical and operational approaches to dealing with moving the journey along and this is supported by a range of materials late in the book from case studies to ‘fifty important points to remember to deliver success on the journey.’” – HR Network Scotland Magazine
“Recommended reading” – HR Grapevine Magazine
“April Book of the Month” – HRDirector Magazine
For more detailed information about Building The Pyramid including feedback from entrepreneurs, chief executives, leaders and other professionals please visit our specialist book website Building The Pyramid