Breaking the Mould is both innovative and quite unique - and is the story of Peter Hunter, a Managment Consultant, and the remarkable changes he has managed to bring about within different operations as diverse as dog -sled teams in Canada, to the jungles of Venezuela, to oil rigs in the North Sea. Quite simply, it is the understanding of when individuals are allowed to take ownership in the workplace, and the achievement, when doing so of a significant performance improvement, which is then sustained through the workforce themselves having made changes to the way they operate, resulting in working conditions that allow individuals to spark themselves, and in doing so, also spark their colleagues. (Peter has a Masters from Cranfield and works with organisations such as Shell, BP, and Deutag, and is an ex Royal naval Officer).
I am attaching herewith Comments on Breaking the Mould from Various Thought Leaders:
"Breaking the Mould is a personal and moving account of a management consultant on his experiences of empowerment, from the oil fields of Venezuela to Scotland. His anecdotal style is outstanding, and will help many of us enduring the problems of organizational life.....great read!"
Professor Cary L. Cooper, CBE, Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University Management School.
Peter got the groups he worked with to engage in the process and they found true value in what Peter was coaching them to do. He intrigued and he pushed them towards improvement. I saw them engage in the process once Peter showed them someone was listening. In addition, they went from being an intimidated silent front line work force to being one that was knowledgeable and proud of what they were doing.
Ana Ximenes CEO
RLG International, South America.
If you get the chance read it, then print out sections on A0 and hang it round the office!!!
It can be done.
Your book 'Breaking the Mould' reaches me so deeply that I have stopped halfway to be able to reflect on its rich messages thus far. I will continue with it soon.
The challenge for me is how to be as patient as is obviously required in nurturing the changes to get the outcomes desired.
Director of Strategy Consultancy