Oliver’s Spot: The 5 Ps Leading Teams to Top Results


  • Paperback : 156 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 147011898X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1470118983
  • Dimensions : 6 x 0.36 x 9 inches
  • Item Weight : 7.7 ounces
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Susan Walker was beyond frustration. After fifteen years at Outdoor Essentials, and the last four as the Human Resources manager, she found herself struggling to deal with her company’s recent acquisition by a much larger organization, new leadership, increased accountability, and diminishing resources. At her wits end, she ventured into a local bookstore. There, she met Oliver Stanton and learned the professional lesson of a lifetime. Readers will enjoy the fast-paced story and practical tools they can use today to improve performance and foster a culture of trust, commitment, accountability, and results!

From the Inside Flap

Every year, businesses invest millions, if not billions of dollars to generate sales, launch new products, improve customer service increase employee effectiveness, and reduce inefficiencies, all in an effort to ultimately deliver maximum return to their shareholders.  Process improvement initiatives, computer systems sporting acronym-laden names, and continual reorganization efforts often lead the pack.  At times, desired results are achieved and the investment is validated. However, all too often, initiatives die on the vine due to leadership changes and lack of continued funding, or the muffled conversation that the effort should have never started in the first place eventually wins the day.  This story discuses how one group of leaders in one company worked to get it right.  The story is a work of fiction, and the characters exist only in the author’s mind.  However, the five Ps outlined in this book are grounded in reality and represent how leaders and their teams can work together to accomplish remarkable results.
157 pages

About the Author

Patrick has benefited from both hands-on leadership and management experience coupled with academic rigor and expertise. He served as a U.S. Army airborne, infantry, ranger-qualified officer, worked as a Project Manager at KPMG Consulting, and, along with Jamie, started and ran a Inc. 5000 recognized consulting firm which was acquired in 2012.

His speaking engagements and consulting work have allowed him to partner with clients and present to countless audiences in the United States, Canada, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Great Britain, Aruba, Iceland, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Guam, and many other countries around the world.

In addition to his work at Leddin Group, Patrick is an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University where he teaches Corporate Strategy, Negotiation, Advanced Marketing, and Crisis Leadership.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 6 × 2 in