In 2018 after a twelve year career building a 400 person HR technology business, I published my first book. "Build It" shares everything I'd learned about how to treat people to enable them to do their best work.
Build It has been reprinted three times and was named an Amazon HR Bestseller, staying in the HR Management Top 20 for the whole of its first year in print.
It is now available in hardback, on Kindle, in iBooks and as an Audible Audiobook.
Through 10 chapters, I explain the 10 elements which make up The Engagement Bridge – the model that helps you focus on the key things that affect your relationship with your people.
The Bridge is not a prescriptive plan or a one-size-fits-all recipe, it's a lens to look through at your organisation. However big or small you are, whatever sector you are in and no matter if you are a start-up or a corporate, you can use The Engagement Bridge to make your own plan to improve employee engagement.
We wanted Build it to be both inspirational and practical so we researched hundreds of companies during the book's development.
Co-author Debra Corey led on over a hundred rebel interviews, getting exclusive, first-hand accounts of what companies like LinkedIn, McDonald's, Southwest Airlines, Atlassian, and Estée Lauder were doing.
We made dozens of video interviews as we went, including this one pictured with Michael Kim, Head of HR APAC for Spotify, so we could really bring these rebel stories to life on the book's website.Visit rebelplaybook.com
"Build it is your all-things guide to employee engagement. You'll learn what engagement means, why it is essential and how to instil it in your workforce. Packed with terrific case studies, Build it will help you transform work."
Daniel H. Pink - New York Times Bestselling Author of Drive and When
"Every company in the world is trying to disrupt before it is disrupted. Everyone knows why but most companies struggle with how. Here is a book bursting with great examples, concrete actions, real success. It'll give you ideas, debates, great arguments and most of all, hope."
Margaret Heffernan, CEO and Bestselling Author of Willful Blindness, A Bigger Prize, Beyond Measure and Women on Top
"Practical, thoughtful, logical advice and examples for building a high performance culture. This is a terrific playbook by and for fellow rebels all over the world!"
Patty McCord, author of Powerful and former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix