How do you take an underperforming unit—team, department, office, or company—that has run aground and get it moving forward?
In All Hands On Deck, Peter J. Boni shows any leader or aspiring leader exactly what to do. Following his advice, recognition and rewards come quickly. It even allows leaders without an MBA or Ivy League education to leapfrog over those who have superior credentials or stronger ties to the old boys’ network.
Peter’s own career is the best illustration of his methods. A former special operations infantry officer and decorated combat veteran, Boni became a high-tech CEO of a wide variety of companies during a 30-year business career, leading many of them through the varying stages of growth, maturity, trouble, and renewal.
Boni shows you how to use his scars of experience to rapidly advance your own career. Through his own experiences and detailed case studies, All Hands On Deck clearly illustrates how to:
• Create your plan and gain the buy-in of critical constituents
• Kick off the plan boldly, with your team completely aligned to achieve its critical success factors
• Execute the plan, overcome obstacles, and produce stellar, recognition-worthy results
“With All Hands on Deck, Peter Boni has given us a timeless guide to navigating the challenges of organizational change in today’s ever more turbulent seas. He provides us with powerful reflections from six change leaders representing a broad array of settings, embeds their work and his career in an easy-to-use framework, and takes us through the critical details of execution that spell success or failure for any change effort. A must read for anyone commencing a significant change effort!”
—Len Schlesinger, Baker Foundation Professor, Harvard Business School, President Emeritus, Babson College
“In a thoughtful but highly readable manner, Peter makes what he has mastered over decades of achievement accessible to others. This is the go-to read for anyone who has the courage and passion to want to lead transformative change.”
—Leslie E. Mitts, Practice Director, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
“Peter's thoughtful memoir offers insights and guidance on embracing opportunities and leading organizations to success.”
—Maria T. Pinelli, Global Vice Chair, Strategic Growth Markets at EY (formerly Ernst & Young); Chair, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
“Your best career opportunities often come out of chaos and failure. In All Hands on Deck, Peter Boni has given us the perfect playbook to recognize these opportunities and, more importantly, take advantage of them.”
—Matt Audette, CFO, eTrade
"An interesting, informative and real-life look at corporate situations going off course and the opportunities that are available for the intrepid entrepreneur/leader to move forward in spite of seemingly insurmountable odds. All Hands on Deck reads like a ship's log on a high seas adventure of adversity and triumph. It serves as a great instruction manual for dealing with stormy weather. Peter Boni captures the spirit of the risk-taker in unchartered waters. His own experiences and the stories he documents are instructive and inspiring for entrepreneurs/mangers/leaders dealing with inevitable change, adversity and yet, determined to find opportunity and move forward.”
—J. Thomas (AKA Tucker) York, Jr., Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Group
Peter J. Boni has advanced by tackling tough assignments to reposition organizations that have run aground. During his career, he added $5 billion of value as a CEO, Fortune 500 executive, consultant, director, and venture capital investor. Twice cited in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year competition, he has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Investor’s Business Daily and commented for CNBC, TheStreet.com, and Fox Business. Drawing from real-world business and military expp