When a raft full of people is plunging through rapids, it is vital that every oar and every person is actively contributing at every turn. This is the metaphor Charles Archer brought to his new staff when he shifted from co-founder to CEO of a large New York social service agency in 2007. His bold approach helped the teamovercome a rocky managerial transition, get everyone in the same boat, and set the course for maintaining a strong, unified team.
This cooperative, results-oriented concept has since expanded into the
Everybody Paddles Movement. The six key principles that emerged have become a premier management model that is now used by organizations and companies throughout the US and abroad.
In his energetic, crowd-pleasing speeches Charles focuses on how any team can use these principles to successfully build company consensus through clear communication, solve problems more eff ectively, recognize individual needs within the team, and define a common purpose.