“The Dream Manager” by Matthew Kelly is a short read, but a highly inspirational book. The story centers around a janitorial-services company that struggles with maintaining its employees. Desperately needing a revolutionary operating method, one of the leaders of the organization changes his title and role, and beings to learn more about the employees by conversing with them, and actively listening to their hopes and dreams.
After discovering the employees were deeply affected my personal life issues and dreams of achieving something greater than being a janitor, he began regularly meeting with and counseling them on how to achieve their dreams — from financial goals to extravagant vacations. Word traveled quickly after the testimony of a few staff members permeated the office walls to their coworkers, and the effect was viral!
The reader gets an inside look at this approach and the transition in employee morale, attitude, attendance and overall affinity toward their employer.
Kelly also challenges the reader to list every single dream he has, and to start working toward those with some type of accountability partner.
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