Revved! An Incredible Way to Rev Up Your Workplace and Achieve Amazing Results

Harry Paul and Ross Reck, Ph.D.

McGraw-Hill,  May 2006

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Imagine a new kind of business model: one where caring for people is your capital investment and the returns redefine your bottom line.

Revved! is the story of Katie Adams, an up-and-coming manager who's struggling to rekindle the enthusiasm and support of her team at work. When she's passed over for a long-awaited promotion, the message from her boss is clear: turn things around or get out.

But how? How do you inspire people to work harder, reach higher, and achieve more? How do you get them to support you and go above and beyond in everything they do? How do you get them to care?

You show that you care about them.

From the coauthor of Fish!, the bestselling book that put fun and passion back into the workplace, comes Revved! -- an incredible three-step program that helps you to maximize the returns that come from caring about your most important asset: your people.

Jump-start your passion and put yourself and your team on the road to real results:

  • Win Them Over: Release that reservoir of positive energy in people by listening to them and voicing your appreciation. When people know you care, they're excited about going the extra mile.
  • Blow Them Away: Take that excitement to the next level by creatively recognizing and rewarding your people. They'll feel so good about going that extra mile, they'll look for every opportunity to do it again.
  • Keep Them Revved: Sustain that level of excitement indefinitely by consistently and sincerely maintaining positive, honest relationships with everyone you encounter.

Once you put this program into practice, you'll learn two very important lessons about caring: how huge the returns can be and how quickly your life can change for the better. So get ready, get Revved!, and put your team on the road to high-speed success.

hardcover | ISBN: 9780071465007 | Publication Date: May 2006

"Revved! is the perfect interconnected follow-up to Fish! The three levels of caring are beautifully embedded in a compelling story -- which shows how through the power of choice we can master our own emotions and actions -- all of which reinforces the saying, 'I don't care how much you know until I know how much you care.'''
--Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness

"Revved! by Harry Paul and Ross Reck, presents an exciting new approach to energizing and motivating people to bring out the best in themselves and others. Read it, enjoy, and apply!"
--Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and The Secret

"This is a super book -- a must read! Learn how to recapture your caring, compassionate 'hugging' self and share the story of Revved! with your associates and family."
--Jack Mitchell, CEO, Mitchells/Richards/Marshs and author of the best-selling book Hug Your Customers

"In my travels with Fish!, I have heard many sad stories about coworkers who seem to dedicate to their own dissatisfaction; to their detriment of the firm. Thanks to Harry Paul and Ross Reck, who have brilliantly captured the antecedent conditions leading to a crusty worker, I now have something positive to suggest -- Revved!
--Stephen C. Lundin, coauthor of Top Performer and the Fish! series of books

"Look out! This is no ordinary book you hold in your hands. Revved! is a tool for extraordinary performance in work and in life. It is a catalyst to turn on your innovative mind and tone up your creative mindset. It won't take much time to read, but its impact will last for all time." 
--Nido R. Qubein, President, High Point University and Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Company

"What you give is what you get. Give others something great and then enjoy the benefits of greatness all around you! This book will show you how!" 
--Tom Morris, author, If Harry Potter Ran General Electric

"Revved! is a very inspirational and quick read -- easy to remember and follow. It's a book I will pick up and read again and again whenever I feel the energy level in my work unit starting to slip, because I know it works!"
--Jody Robertson, Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank

"I took delight in reading Revved! It's a really fun read that explicitly mirrors what I live and breathe each day. Truly caring about people is what drives their performance to the next level. Revved! works for me, and it will work for you!"
--Mary Beth Galey; Director, Customer Care, Honeywell

"It really is a simple recipe for success. Revved! makes you look in the mirror and see all of the missed opportunities to Blow them away. Revved! is a must read for the first-time manager and the experienced manager. Harry Paul and Ross Reck have created a three-step process that will stand the test of time. Revved! will definitely be added to our management curriculum. I don't think I will ever get tired of hearing, 'Is there anything else I can do for you?'"
--Peter Marchesini, Vice President, Training and Development, Ventiv Health

"Revved! is a practical reflection of the key elements needed to motivate people to achieve their moments of magnificence. A pick-it-up-again-and-again book with practical examples that reminds us of the power of motivated people."
--Garry Ridge, President and CEO, WD-40 Company