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Off-Centered Leadership: The Dogfish Head Guide to Motivation, Collaboration and Smart Growth

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Find out what happens when companies stop competing and start collaborating.

Off-Centered Leadership considers an innovative approach to business by exploring what happens when companies stop competing and start collaborating — both externally in the marketplace and internally in building a culture of communication, trust and alignment. Brimming with lessons on entrepr

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Kindle Edition, 269 pages
Published February 12th 2016 by Wiley (first published December 14th 2015)
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Gina Ragland
Nov 26, 2017 rated it liked it
As a huge fan of Dogfish Head, I am a bit torn on this book. When reading about Sam's first-hand experiences, collaborations, and obstacles, I found the book to be incredibly interesting. Once it steered to interviews with other people in each chapter, I then found the book to be very dry, and found myself struggling to get through it on several occasions. It takes a lot for a leader to not only admit, but then actually implement change to try to overcome management challenges, which speaks volu ...more
Valerie
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sam Calagione is back and he has many stories to tell. In this book, we gain additional insights about DFH and his work to create partnerships. I appreciated how he went about approaching them and the insights that he shares throughout. An interesting read!
Stephanie Harvey
Jan 23, 2021 rated it it was ok
I don't know that I'll be taking advice from this guy. Especially on leadership. ...more
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Mark
Feb 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Collaboration and creativity over competition and corporatism... got it, Sam.
Tim
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
First, let me say I've been a big fan of Dogfish Head and founder Sam Calagione since Brew Masters, a short-lived television show. I love the beers and appreciate the company's approach to connecting with its audiences on social media. In the book, I liked Sam's self-awareness and willingness to look in the mirror. Here he was leading a highly successful 20-year-old company, which he built from the ground up. but he hadn't necessarily set it up to thrive as a family-owned business for the next 2 ...more
Tyler
A leadership book with the signature dogfish head off centered style. Sam's writing is as always, fun and a breeze to read. This book details the Dogfish Head leadership mantra of collaboration in the workplace instead of competition. It's an intriguing style but one I feel wouldn't work everywhere. Interviews are spread throughout with some top dogs across the brewing landscape. There is a part in the middle though that feel very un-dogfish head where Sam details some weird corporate chart theo ...more
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