One must always be mindful of books, for words have the power to change us. So take caution when buying or gifting a book like Off-centered Leadership: The Dogfish Head Guide to Motivation, Collaboration & Smart Growth. You might just propel a friend or family member toward an occupation in the industry of brewing beer.
A revolutionary brewer and a thirsty businessman, Sam Calagione, founder and president of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, is releasing a new book with Wiley Publishing that explores the power of collaboration in the business world and what happens when companies and co-workers stop competing and start collaborating. Available nationwide beginning Feb. 22, Calagione shares the story of how he and his expanding team of fellow leaders have built Dogfish into a successful business.
Off-centered Leadership includes practical information and tips for entrepreneurs and leaders in all industries to apply to their own professional journeys, giving insight into the methods and approaches Dogfish has used to develop a rich and diverse brand and leadership team. Throughout the book Calagione candidly reveals the rewards and challenges of growing Dogfish in the last two decades as it evolved from being the smallest craft brewery in America to becoming one of the most recognizable names in the beer industry.
Like any growing business leader, Calagione realizes he has much to learn in his journey. He shares insights from his fellow co-workers in leadership roles and many revelatory interviews on leadership and collaboration with a range of accomplished, thought-provoking visionaries including Terri Kelly, CEO of W.L. Gore & Associates, Nick Brayton, President & CEO of Woolrich, and even the artist Will Oldham.
“In business, I believe there is good karma that comes with focusing on collaboration instead of competition,” Calagione said. “Both within the organization and externally in the marketplace.”
With a candid approach, Calagione gives readers a fresh and honest perspective on the counter-intuitive business model that proves how embracing collaboration and partnering with the competition can contribute to a business’ success. What started as a company basing decisions on the gut and whims of a founder has evolved into a robust and company-wide strategic approach that allows Dogfish to stay creative and maintain its irreverent off-centered culture.
Off-centered Leadership: The Dogfish Head Guide to Motivation, Collaboration & Smart Growth retails for $25 and will be available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com and other fine retailers.