Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility by Patty McCord
Patty McCord helped create the unique and high-performing culture at Netflix, where she was Chief Talent Officer. In her new book she shares what she learned there and elsewhere in Silicon Valley.
When it comes to recruiting, motivating, and creating great teams, Patty McCord says most companies have it all wrong.
Patty advocates practicing radical honesty in the workplace, saying good-bye to employees who don’t fit the company’s emerging needs, and motivating with challenging work, not promises, perks, and bonus plans. She argues that the old standbys of corporate HR—annual performance reviews, retention plans, employee empowerment and engagement programs—often end up being a colossal waste of time and resources. Her road-tested advice, offered with humor and irreverence, provides readers a different path for creating a culture of high performance and profitability.
Powerful will change how you think about work and the way a business should be run.
Patty was an inspiration to Glenn & Debra when they were writing Build it : The Rebel Playbook. She advised and contributed to Chapter 4 : Mission, Purpose & Values where the Netflix culture is discussed and referenced.
"Patty McCord's compelling account of the culture that made Netflix succeed should be required reading for everyone who wants their business to thrive in the 21st century”
Founder of The Huffington Post and Founder & CEO of Thrive Global