You, Me, We
Why We All Need a Friend at Work (and How to Show Up As One!)
Every Batman needs a Robin: Move from me to we with the Ally Mindset.
In today’s age of Zoom calls and hybrid workplaces, how can leaders foster relationships that allow everyone to succeed? A trio of best friends and leadership consultants at SkyeTeam have the surprising answer: workplace success starts by being a friend.
Meet the Ally Mindset, a model for proactive, thoughtful work relationships. As you heal adversarial relationships and strengthen weaker ties, you’ll find that when you have best friends at work—colleagues who have your back—you thrive. Using personal stories, science-backed insights, and valuable lessons from clients including Google, the National Geographic Society, and Microsoft, the authors explore the five key parts of the Ally Mindset and demonstrate how to apply them to your relationships.
You, Me, We provides ample evidence for how adopting the Ally Mindset increases happiness, incentivizes collaboration, and improves business outcomes. Because to have a best friend at work, you need to be a best friend at work.
“We all want happiness, collaboration, and business success—and the bedrock that makes this possible at work is having deep, high-quality professional relationships. You, Me, We provides a powerful framework for making intentional decisions about how we connect. Follow this recipe and your work life (and the work lives of those around you) will change in a big way!”
“In a world of social isolation, emotional malaise, and political toxicity, this book offers hope. The Ally Mindset (moving from me to we) is not only a set of good ideas, but also specific actions that foster relationships. The simplest test of an effective leader is how often people leave an interaction with them feeling better about themselves. This great book will help make that happen.”
“Relationships with our colleagues are a key source of engagement and satisfaction, and building strong ones has never been more important, or more challenging. That’s why I strongly recommend You, Me, We. It lays out the practices for building an Ally Mindset, which can make every day you spend at work more rewarding.”
“One of the best things a leader can do for their people, especially during turbulent times, is to make sure they have a best friend at work. You, Me, We is the guide to make it happen.”
“We know that one of the characteristics of an engaged employee is one who is excited about opportunities to learn and grow at work—and feels as if they belong. Learning and growing happens more effectively in organizations with inclusive cultures. You, Me, We provides the road map we all need to look up, show up, and step up and build the ally relationships, the friendships, that ensure success for the long term—for employees, and for the business.”
“This insightful and practical book will help you navigate the world of work whether you are working in-office, remotely, or in hybrid mode. By creating an Ally Mindset, and by establishing close work friendships, you can favorably impact your well-being, and contribute to both your own personal effectiveness as well as the success of your organization.”
$32.00 CAD • $26.95 USD
Published October 18, 2022