La Duke's Third Book Takes On Business Beyond Safety
The author of the books I Know My Shoes Are Untied. Mind Your Own Business and Lone Gunman. Rewriting the Handbook On Workplace Violence Prevention follows up with a controversial new book.
By: Philip La Duke
"Of course I have a certain style that my readers have come to expect and mostly enjoy, but I got a little tired of being the "barking rat" of worker safety," says La Duke. "Anyone can point out the cracks in the system and I wanted to write a book that did more than pick knits. For every problem I point out, I tried—and I think succeeded— to offer practical no-nonsense solutions that didn't require the intervention of an expensive consultant,"
The book tackles safety holistically, dealing with issues as diverse as leadership, process capability, accountability, competency, and employee engagement; all elements of a well-run, and thus safer company.
The book is surprisingly in-depth and draws on La Duke's extensive experience in leadership development and Organizational Development (OD) and while his depth of knowledge of the topics is clear, the book never strays into academic theory and instead stays firmly grounded in the reality of the work world.
The book can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and independent book stores.
"We even did a special edition for Barnes & Noble for this one and the hardcover is in full color so it truly is worth the extra money," according to La Duke.
About The Author:
Phil La Duke is a popular speaker & writer with more than 1000 works in print. He has contributed to Entrepreneur, Monster, Thrive Global and is published on all inhabited continents. His first book is a visceral, no-holds-barred look at worker safety, I Know My Shoes Are Untied! Mind Your Own Business. An Iconoclast's View of Workers' Safety. His most recent book is Lone Gunman: Rewriting the Handbook On Workplace Violence Prevention listed as #16 on Pretty Progressive magazine's list of 49 books that powerful women study in detail. His third book, Blood In My Pockets Is Blood On Your Hands was recently released and will be followed by Loving An Addict: Collateral Damage Of the Opioid Epidemic due to be released in December. Follow Phil on Twitter @philladuke or read his weekly blog www.philladuke.wordpress.com