WIN A FREE BOOK: “Bury My Heart at Conference Room B: The Unbeatable Impact of Truly Committed Managers”

WIN A FREE BOOK: “Bury My Heart at Conference Room B: The Unbeatable Impact of Truly Committed Managers”

I think it’s time to start a somewhat regular feature on this blog. We’ll call it FREE BOOK FRIDAY (although your chance to win extends way beyond just Friday). It’s where I’ll give away copies of a book that either I am working on (a client) or one that I just feel compelled to share because it’s impacted me in some way. Often both will be the case since I am thankfully in a scenario where most of my client’s books are stellar works and frankly game changers in many ways.

Up first on the list is one that just released yesterday (Thursday, August 12). It debuted at # 7 on Amazon, was featured on Fast Company’s blog and from what we’re hearing… it’s being tracked by the NY Times and just about every other big best-seller list. [ UPDATE: Bury My Heart is now #3 on the NY Times Best Sellers List]

Bury My Heart at Conference Room B: The Unbeatable Impact of Truly Committed Managers
By Stan Slap

Jack Covert from 800CEORead called it “one of the smartest and most compelling books on leadership.”

Before I get into the book description there are three things I want you to know.

1. I’m going to give away 30 free copies of the book (maybe a few more). If you want a chance to win simply leave a comment here and let me know. To make it fair and give everyone equal chance to win, I’ll pick the 30 winners at random from all submission and do so on MONDAY, AUGUST 23 (so you have from now until August 23 to enter which gives plenty of time for you to share this opportunity with others… hint hint). If you win I’ll email you directly in order to get your address for shipping. Simple. Easy.

2. If you don’t want to wait or risk a chance of not winning but want the book now, it’s at all bookstores and you can order it online from Amazon, B&N or just about anywhere else.

3. Swing over to the slap website and access a free downloadable ebook resource (just go ahead and enter your info in the form at the bottom of the page even if you haven’t purchased the book yet, it’s okay… I promise).

TOUGH TIMES, TOUGHER TEAMS: How To Keep Standing When Everything Around You Is Falling Down
It explains why what seems most out of your control to affect is most in your control and provides ten new leading edge excuses for why whatever has gone wrong isn’t your fault. This should hold you until you get the book.

Back to the information about the book…

Stan Slap is a gifted writer and strategist. This book is unique, funny, and has a style that you’ve not seen before. It’s edgy in places but the good kind of edgy that will make you think and challenge you. I like that but what I like most is that the book and the solutions it offers are not based on theory but rather tried and true methods that have been applied in a number of high capacity organizations. Simply put, what Stan has to say has been proven to work. That says a lot to me.

From the book website:

The potential for manager fulfillment and enterprise success has been completely redrawn.

  • The book that talks to managers like they talk to themselves
  • The highest rated management development solution in many of the world’s highest rated companies
  • Beta tested with tens of thousands of managers in over seventy countries
  • 23-person research team including Pulitzer-winning investigative reporters

This is not a management book. This is a book for managers.

Bury My Heart at Conference Room B is about igniting the massive power of any manager’s emotional commitment to his or her company-worth more than financial, intellectual and physical commitment combined. Sometimes companies get this from their managers in the early garage days or in times of tremendous gain, but it’s almost unheard of to get it on a sustained, self-reinforced basis.

Of course your company is only going to get it if you’re willing to give it. Slap proves that emotional commitment comes from the ability to live your deepest personal values at work and then provides a remarkable process that allows you to use your own values to achieve tremendous success.

This is not soft stuff; it is the stuff of hard-core results.

AGAIN, IF YOU WANT A CHANCE TO WIN A COPY, LEAVE A COMMENT HERE (you have until August 23 to enter).

Endorsements for the book:

“This book is game changing in a way I have never seen in a business book. I learned about myself and gained new insights into the work I’ve been doing for thirty years. It is a spectacular read.”
-John Riccitiello, CEO, Electronic Arts

“I urge you to follow where Stan Slap fearlessly leads us. He has the answer to making a career in management actually bring you a fuller, richer, better life.”
-Geoff Colvin, author of Talent Is Overrated; senior editor at large, Fortune

“A subversively radical triumph of a book which uniquely and definitively demonstrates the mystery of how organizations succeed.”
-Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business at the University of Southern California, author of Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership

“Slap has written the holy grail for companies seeking the most from their managers and for managers seeking the most from their companies. It is fascinating, thought provoking and actionable. This book is not just a “must read” but a “must experience.”
-Jack Calhoun, president, Banana Republic

“This book has the answer for any manager who thinks there must be a better way to do the job without hating the job. The single most powerful management book I’ve read in years.”
-Jason Jennings, author of Hit the Ground Running; Think Big, Act Small; and Less Is More

“You have to read Bury My Heart at Conference Room B. Stan Slap covers all the bases. A warm, witty book that will take you and your organization to a better place.”
-Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager(r) and Leading at a Higher Level

“Humanity in any organization, whether professional or political, is what will save us. The world needs this book.”
-Amir A. Dossal, executive director, United Nations Office for Partnerships

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    • Tom Baker

      Pleased to be the first to post a comment, all the way from London, England. Great blog, really enjoy reading it.

    • Mark Thompson

      Excellent. I saw this book on the Fast Company blog and bought a copy. Love to win a copy to share with someone else on my team.

    • Suan Foles

      Sign me up. I'd like a copy.

    • Blake Rogers

      Looks like a great book.

    • Gary

      I just checked out the website and watched a video of Stan. Looks like he's got a great message. Hope I win a copy of the book.

    • tfdopie

      I could use this in my line of work for sure!

    • Arthur Hsu

      I would like to win a copy of the book!

    • Margy

      Would love a copy of the book Seems to espouse the principles I teach to my corporate clients.

    • Jim Grenier

      Dan, I very much like the premise of this book. I'm looking forward to adding it to my ever growing list of excellent reads on the topic of management. Stay True.

    • Jimmy

      I would love to win a copy of this book! Wonderful blog, by the way.

    • Tracey H

      I'm not a manager, but I'd like to be! This should help me on my journey!

    • David McGee


      I work at Thomas Nelson and Michael Hyatt introduced me to you on Twitter. Your website is amazing. I learned this morning I am a nerd because I was reading a Seth Godin free book from your recommendation.

      I’d love a copy of Bury My Heart At Conference Room B.


    • @dscottwilke

      Sounds like a great book. I'd certainly like to win a copy. Thanks for the opportunity!

    • Cynthia

      Never heard of Free Book Friday but I will try it. I would like to read this book. My friend showed me your website. Good source of info.

    • susan

      could use all the help I can get!

    • zachary

      I would love to win a copy of this book. I have been managing a bank for about 6 years. I saw this on the side of facebook and it really grabbed my attention. I am sure that if i dont win the book i will be buying it. Wish me luck!


    • highlander

      Just started a new manager's job at the hottest computer retail store in the U.S. I need all the help I can get!!!!!

    • Karen

      Sounds like an interesting read. I'd love to win a copy.

    • Lee Fox

      Thanks for the opportunity – looks like a great book

    • Fred Wright

      This is on my reading list. Please consider sending me a copy

    • Nancy Sechrist

      This books sounds wonderful. Just what we need. Our company is going through a lot of changes and could use some help advancing our new managers.

    • Mary Bunger

      I found your blog thanks to Joe Tye and am liking what I see. Would love to win the book!

    • Elisa Maselli

      Love your blog, and am very interested in the book! Thanks for making it available to people …

    • Julie Vergari

      I recently started my own business and want to be the best manager I can be. Because a good manager will result in a good team, which results in good service to my clients. To do that, I'm thirsty for as much information as I can get.

    • jeanne napier

      I have worked in medical practices as a manager for over thirty years. In the past year, we have merged with a much larger medical group. I am really struggling with my identity and purpose as I move forward with the merger. Dont like the corporate medical concept but know it is the wave of the future in healthcare so that smaller practices are able to survive. I am a hard worker and love to learn and to read, would appreciate the book copy!!!! Thanks

    • Rajani

      Good to see a book ….which will Burn your heart….:-) on a lighter note. But really good to see book which i think will tak about the Conference room meetings and the tips to managers….how to handle the situations…. :-)

      All the very best and from # 3 NY top sellers, i wish this book to reach #1 positon.

    • Von M. Bridges

      I as a committed manager, I'm looking forward to studying what you have to share, as our current practices are old & failing staff & clients.
      Von M. Bridges

    • Michael Chambliss

      Committed…a big word…Conference Room B…I've been there! I would love to win a copy of the book!

    • Fred Wright

      Love to read about what it takes to be a committed manager!

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      Hi Daniel,
      In case you didn't get rid of all your copies back in August because someone did not email you his/her mailing address: I would love to win a copy of this book :)

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      A nice way to make encourage people not to download (the wrong way) and let them play (the right way)!
      Good idea!
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