Andrew Freedman & Paul Elliott

Thrive provides leaders with a clear blueprint for building a high-performance culture. Drawing on extensive experience in change management, organizational development, and performance consulting, Andrew Freedman and Paul Elliott share their systematic approach, known as the Exemplary Performance System (EPS), in a way that enables leaders to take immediate action to shift workforce engagement and performance.

Thrive teaches leaders how to create clarity and alignment around what high performance looks like and how to replicate it at scale, identify and eliminate barriers to performance excellence, effectively align individual and team priorities with those of the company, and build organizational systems and processes that accelerate business and financial results.

Purchasing Thrive also gives readers access to more than twenty accelerators—downloadable tools, templates, and artifacts to help leaders implement the processes and practices that Andrew and Paul share throughout the book.

Press & Praise

Steve Pruett, Executive Chairman, Cox Media Group

"If you aren't leading change, you are going to be changed! Andrew and Paul live what they write with relentless assessment and problem solving in order to move organizations forward and create competitive excellence in the work environment. This book will provide you with the tools you need to move forward and lead change within your organization."

Joe Schriefer, Publisher, Agora Financial

"Imagine someone slid a blueprint across the table to you that increased production of your employees by multiples. Imagine that blueprint had a battle-tested, proven series of steps to go from a disengaged workforce to a thriving community of people who understand your business mission and feel energized to come to work and push your business forward. Every. Single. Day. Well, that's exactly what Thrive is about. The blueprint could be yours. All you have to do is reach across that table and take it!"

Joe Mechlinski, CEO, SHIFT

"For decades, the same arguments around nature versus nurture have circled the topic of high performance. But we have yet to experience a human-centered, comprehensive outline focused on what it takes to build a healthy and high-performing organization. Until now. Andrew transcends the narrowly defined scope of previous books and makes the teachings of high performance accessible, masterfully telling stories and delivering proof. With Andrew's unmatched knowledge and proficiency, you will not meet a more credible witness of someone who walks the high-performance talk."

Andrew Freedman is a lifelong advocate for maximizing human potential and creating positive change, both personally and professionally. For more than twenty-five years, he’s been a driving force in designing strategies that provide leaders with a foundation to translate individual, team, and organizational talent into tangible business growth. As Managing Partner of SHIFT Consulting, he’s helped countless companies across diverse industries flourish through vibrant company cultures and a high-performance mindset. Additionally, through his work as an affiliate faculty member of the University of Baltimore, Andrew’s continued goal is to use his insatiable passion for human performance to inspire new generations of business leaders with the art and science of creating and executing successful, people-focused business strategies.

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