"Success in any field, but especially in business is about working with people, not against them."
-Keith Ferrazzi

COMING SOON: Never Lead Alone: 10 Shifts from Leadership to Teamship

Competing In the New World of Work

A Wall Street Journal bestseller

You've shed antiquated systems and processes. You went all-in on digital. Your teams settled into new, often better, ways of doing things. But did your organization change enough to stay competitive in the post-pandemic world? Did you fully leverage the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to leap forward and grow stronger? Are you shaping the new environment to your advantage?

If not, it's not too late to learn from the best.

New York Times #1 bestselling author Keith Ferrazzi, along with coauthors Kian Gohar and Noel Weyrich, shows leaders how to shape their organizations and practices to remain competitive in a new, post-pandemic context. Based on an ambitious global research initiative involving thousands of executives, innovators, and changemakers who redefined their strategies, business models, organizational systems, and even their cultures, Competing in the New World of Work:

  • Offers a bold new vision for the organization of the future
  • Reveals the workplace innovations that emerged during the pandemic
  • Defines the new model of leadership—radical adaptability—for sustaining continuous change throughout the coming years of opportunity and transformation

Competing in the New World of Work is both your inspiration and your road map to embracing new realities, motivating talent, and winning bold frontiers.

Every new era opens with its crystallizing crisis. World War II accelerated aviation by twenty years, sparking the jet age that transformed travel. The pandemic accelerated the transformation of work. Ferrazzi has written the bible on the fluid adaptability that organizations now need to survive and thrive.

Leading Without Authority

In times of stress, we have a choice: we can retreat further into our isolated silos, or we can commit to “going higher together.”

When external pressures are mounting, and employees are working from far-flung locations across the globe, says bestselling author Keith Ferrazzi, we can no longer afford to waste time navigating the complex chains of command or bureaucratic bottlenecks present in most companies. But when we choose the bold new methodology of co-elevation as our operating model, we unlock the potential to boost productivity, deepen commitment and engagement, and create a level of trust, mutual accountability, and purpose that exceeds what could have been accomplished under the status quo.

And you don’t need any formal authority to do it. You simply have to marshal a commitment to a shared mission and care about the success and development of others as much as you care about your own. Regardless of your title, position, or where or how you work, the ability to lead without authority is an essential workplace competency.

Here, Ferrazzi draws on over a decade of research and over thirty years helping CEOs and senior leaders drive innovation and build high-performing teams to show how we can all turn our colleagues and partners into teammates and truly reboot the way we work together.

“Ferrazzi is breaking new ground in defining what leadership can mean in the emerging world of work. He shows that humility, curiosity, and candor can serve as the connective tissue binding us to our mission, to one another, and to a sense of purpose larger than ourselves.”

Never Eat Alone

Celebrating the bestseller that swept the world's 20th Anniversary

With the publication of Never Eat Alone, Ferrazzi redefined traditional networking into a way of life where those who practice Ferrazzi-style relationship management find themselves generously working toward relationships based on authenticity and mutual success. This now classic book, with timeless advice, is why it’s still a go-to reference for anyone looking to create opportunity in the world.

As Ferrazzi discovered in early life, what distinguishes highly successful people from everyone else is the way they use the power of relationships—so that everyone wins. In Never Eat Alone, Ferrazzi lays out the specific steps—and inner mindset—he applies to connect with the thousands of colleagues, friends, and associates on his contacts list. In the time since Never Eat Alone was published in 2005, the rise of social media and new, collaborative management styles have only made Ferrazzi’s advice more essential for anyone aspiring to get ahead.

Don’t walk… RUN to your closest bookstore… This is the most extraordinary and valuable book I’ve come across in a long, long time !

Who’s Got Your Back

In Who’s Got Your Back, Keith further develops the importance of relationships to your success, including lifeline relationships that are trusted enough to have, as Keith says, “butt-kicking privileges” to keep you from failing. It’s time to disregard ​the​ myth of the lone professional “superman” and the rest of our culture’s go-it alone mentality. The real path to success in your work and in your life is through creating an inner circle of “lifeline relationships” – deep, close relationships with a few key trusted individuals who will offer the encouragement, feedback, and generous mutual support every one of us needs to reach our full potential. Whether your dream is to lead a company, be a top producer in your field, overcome the self-destructive habits that hold you back, lose weight or make a difference in the larger world, Who’s Got Your Back will give you the roadmap you’ve been looking for to achieve the success you deserve.

Keith is at the forefront of understanding relationships as a technology for success. This book will grab you from the first page and shower you with ideas, provocations and insights that make it worth more than the price of admission

Press & Praise

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Who's Got Your Back

Keith's first book, "Never Eat Alone" focused on networking. I heard Keith speak in Atlanta, and he stated that even beyond being well-networked, each of us needs a personal Board of Directors in order to be successful. This group will help you succeed by giving you candid, honest and caring feedback as well as holding you accountable.

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Leading Without Authority

Masterfully written! If you're looking for guidance on leadership and how to drive a team forward, I highly recommend this book. This book really blows my mind! Working with a bunch of millennial, I found the concept of co-elevation discussed in this book very powerful. This modernizes how we think to lead a team and gain trust from/within the team. "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships."

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Never Eat Alone

As a 20 yr professional and manager I wasn't sure of how relevant this book would be. Frankly I found it to be excellent! I have ranked it as 5 stars, something I rarely do. Ferrazzi covers a range of topics which are as relevant for those veterans in the workforce as those starting out. One item I found especially refreshing was the approach to networking. A buzzword these days, I see Millenials and others "lunching" constantly and asking to join my LinkedIn or Facebook and then...

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