The Power of Us
How we connect, act and innovate together
Updated edition with fresh insights for 2022
‘PUT THIS ON EVERY LEADER’S DESK NOW!’ Jack Milner, Executive Coach
Fans of Matthew Syed, Angela Duckworth, Simon Sinek, Brené Brown, Timothy Ferris and Malcolm Gladwell should read The Power of Us now!
Why do some organisations thrive while others seem paralysed by inaction? How do we become more innovative?
The Power of Us is the result of a three-year journey around the world seeking out highly successful companies from BrewDog and Patagonia to inner city schools and renewable energy co-ops to find the answers.
Cultivating people-powered innovation enables everyone to collaboratively work to figure things out. We just need to nurture the mindset and culture that makes innovation an everyday occurrence.
Consultant, global thought leader and author David Price shows you how with a practical toolkit of ideas centred on 8 key principles:
Trust and Transparency
Engagement and Equity
Autonomy and Agency
Mastery and Meaning
Thought-provoking and incisive, The Power of Us is an urgent call for leaders, teams and individuals to challenge the status quo, transform our lives and rebuild a better world for the future.
Praise for The Power of Us:
‘Brilliant… If you only read one book this year, make it this one.’ Jamie Smith, CEO C-Learning
‘One of the most important titles of our time on one of the most important topics of our time.’ Jeff Ikler, Getting Unstuck podcast
‘Packed with fascinating case studies showing that innovation often comes from unexpected places and is the result of ordinary people who are willing to go against the grain. Essential reading if you want to imagine a better future and get inspired.’ Sam Conniff Allende & Alex Barker, Be More Pirate
‘…the closest thing we're going to get to a single handbook…of all of the things that we need to do and consider as organisations and leaders…Funny, helpful and engaging and full of actionable ideas and anecdotes. Do yourself and your organisation a favour and read this book!’ Dave Coplin, CEO Envisioneers Ltd
‘Whether you lead thousands or are looking to make a personal contribution to the planet, The Power of Us… is for us!’ Peter Hutton, Director, Future Schools Alliance
‘Thought-provoking and incisive…an urgent call for leaders, teams and individuals to challenge the status quo.’ Tom vander Ark, CEO Getting Smart
‘Truly inspired… A magnificent learning book for now.’ Garry Ridge, CEO & Chair, WD-40 Company
‘A book of our time… will inspire you, drive you and ultimately connect us all.’ Dr Richard Gerver; speaker, author, educator
‘The Power of Us is the first book that captures the cultural forces that power innovation, the structural elements to fuel people power, and the tool-kit to nurture mass innovation.’ Annalie Killian, sparks & honey
The Power of Us
David Price makes a strong case for organizations to actively engage employees, customers and even competitors to add their ideas to the success of the enterprise. He visited several companies where a policy of sharing makes for happy people from top to bottom.