The Dream Manager


By Matthew Kelly

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A business parable about how companies can achieve remarkable results by helping their employees fulfill their dreams Managing people is difficult. With disengagement and turnover on the rise, many managers are scratching their heads wondering what to do. It’s not that we dont dream of being great managers, it’s just that we havent found a practical and efficient way to do it. Until now . . . The fictional company in this remarkable book is grappling with real problems of high turnover and low morale — so the managers begin to investigate what really drives the employees. What they discover is that the key to motivation isnt necessarily the promise of a bigger paycheck or title, but rather the fulfillment of crucial personal dreams. They also learned that people at every level need to be offered specific kinds of help and encouragement — or our dreams will forever remain just dreams as we grow dissatisfied with our lives and jobs. Beginning with his important thought that a company can only become the-best-version-of-itself to the extent that its employees are becoming better-versions-of-themselves, Matthew Kelly explores the connection between the dreams we are chasing personally and the way we all engage at work. Tackling head-on the growing problem of employee disengagement, Kelly explores the dynamic collaboration that is unleashed when people work together to achieve company objectives and personal dreams. The power of The Dream Manager is that simply becoming aware of the concept will change the way you manage and relate to people instantly and forever. What’s your dream?

  • "The Dream Manager will forever change how companies think about their employees, and how managers define what it means to do their job."
    Patrick Lencioni, author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  • "The Dream Manager emphasizes that a key and critical role of leadership is the ability to recognize the dreams of those that we lead and inspire them to achieve those visions...I believe Matthew Kelly's new book will be an important contribution to the literature of leadership."
    Robert A. McDonald, COO, Procter & Gamble
  • “Kelly, consultant and author, proffers an idea that seems simple to implement. His philosophy is that organizations can only become best versions of themselves if their employees can realize that same opportunity…It is true that the pursuit of dreams ‘creates passion, energy, enthusiasm, and vitality.’”

On Sale
Aug 21, 2007
Page Count
176 pages
Hachette Books

Matthew Kelly

About the Author

Matthew Kelly is the New York Times bestselling author of The Rhythm of Life and more than twenty other books that have been published in over twenty-five languages and have sold more than 15 million copies.

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