Non-Fiction - Business/Finance

The Balanced Business: Building Organizational Trust and Accountability through Smooth Workflows

Category:Non-Fiction - Business/Finance

Author:Andrew Temte

  • Publisher: Amplify Publishing Group
  • Publication Date: October 3, 2023
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • ISBN-10: 1637557507
  • ISBN-13: 978-1637557501
  • ASIN: 1637557507

The Balanced Business by Andrew Temte is a comprehensive guide for leaders seeking to navigate the intricate balancing act between trust and accountability within their organizations. Following his previous work, Balancing Act: Teach, Coach, Mentor, Inspire, Temte goes deeper into the practical implementation of these principles, offering a roadmap for creating a management operating system (MOS) that fosters clarity, alignment, and sustainable growth. Temte begins by debunking the myth of a “silver bullet” for management success, emphasizing the need for structured approaches over quick fixes. He introduces the concept of the accidental manager, highlighting the challenges faced by individuals promoted to leadership roles without adequate training. Through the lens of a management operating system, Temte illustrates the importance of systematic approaches to leadership, advocating for agility, flow, and balance between trust and accountability.

Throughout the book, Temte provides actionable insights and tools for leaders to implement within their organizations. He discusses the significance of purpose, vision, and culture in driving organizational success, offering practical frameworks for defining and aligning these elements. Drawing from his extensive experience, Temte shares real-world examples and case studies to illustrate the effectiveness of his approach. One notable aspect of the book is its focus on values and behaviors as foundational components of organizational culture. Temte emphasizes the importance of aligning values with actions, cautioning against using values as recruitment tools. He challenges the prevalent use of familial terminology in describing workplace dynamics, advocating for a “family-first” culture that prioritizes personal well-being and work-life balance. The Balanced Business offers a compelling blueprint for leaders seeking to build trust and accountability within their organizations. Temte's pragmatic approach and actionable strategies and insights make this book valuable for leaders at all levels. By embracing the principles outlined in this book, organizations can cultivate a culture of transparency, collaboration, and continuous improvement, laying the foundation for long-term success. There is so much in this book, the wisdom for every business owner and leader poised to drive positive change and growth within their organizations. 

Reviewed By: Romuald Dzemo

Reviewed Date: April 8, 2024

Category: Non-Fiction - Business/Finance