“As John explains in these pages, if you care about others at work and find out about their outside-of-work passions, you’ll create a winning team that everyone wants to be a part of. What’s Your “And”? will inspire and encourage you to show people you care as a matter of practice.”
Former Notre Dame Football Head Coach
How sharing your personal passions
improves work performance, builds culture,
and strengthens relationships with
colleagues and clients (and bosses, too)
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Garrett does a brilliant job of explaining how each of us have characteristics, skills, and untapped abilities that make us stand out. In a time and age where finding a competitive edge is so crucial, John transforms the way we look at our people, our client relationships, and how we conduct business.
In What’s Your "And"?, John unlocks one of the best kept secrets to being an effective and trustworthy leader. Be authentic and let people see who you are as a person, as a HUMAN. Part of caring for others is letting them connect and intentionally connecting with them. As John demonstrates in every chapter, there’s no better way to connect than sharing what we love to do outside of our profession. Thanks John for a great read full of insights.
When you hear the phrase "easy read" that may imply less value, but that is absolutely not the case with John Garrett's book "What's Your "And"?. This book is chocked full of amazing, practical and DO IT NOW wisdom that everyone needs to read and take action on. Do yourself a favor, buy it, read it, enjoy it and find your "And" today!
Who thought the simple premise of sharing your out side of work passion with co-workers and clients could be so transformational? I really enjoyed John Garrett’s easy to read antedotes and action steps to help change the work culture to attract talent, build better client relationships and most of all, make work more fun and fulfilling. What’s Your "And"? redefines professionalism in the best kind of way!
I finished reading What’s Your "And"? in a few quick hours and was blown away! As someone who wants to turn the concept of professionalism on its head, John shows in easily digestible chapters how embracing your authentic, multi-dimensional self both inside and outside of work can change a culture for the better. Anyone who wants to move the ball forward in their quest for a sustainable, enjoyable work culture needs to read this book!
One of the lessons I've learned during my life is that relationship changes everything. In What's Your "And"?, John provides great context as to why your "And" matters - and, at it's core, it's all about relationships. Would you like a better culture in your organization? Lower turnover? Have more fun at work? Increased profitability? Then read What's Your "And"? and encourage your teammates to do the same.
There is a reason that this book is at the top of my reading list - it's an absolute MUST read for all employers and employees alike! I have ordered several copies for friends and clients alike. It's fun, it's fast, and unlike any other "business" book I've read before - very engaging!
Insightful and practical. What’s Your "And"? presents concise lessons for any engineering or consulting company to learn from. Necessary ideas for building a great company culture and connecting with clients. And implementing John’s ideas are a must do from a financial standpoint.
John highlights many opportunities for Firms to embrace interesting people and why it helps with retention and the Firm experience. More importantly, he encourages professionals to firstly have a passion outside of the office but also to share it! A must read for young professionals, HR and Managing Partners -- and everyone in between.
You'll be breathing in happy with every turn of the page in John Garrett's new book, What's Your "And"? Loaded with practical tips, critical reminders, and head-knocking good sense, it will change your life - and give you the easiest way ever to help those you care about change theirs, too!
It’s been exciting to hear your podcast over the years and to finally read more stories in your book. Living and sharing your “And” is what makes us human and gives our lives meaning. Thank you for encouraging us all to be proud of what gives our lives meaning.
What's Your "And"? challenges professionals to be who you are where you are by sharing your outside passions at work. John Garrett reminds us we should “work to live” rather than “live to work”. It is people that make our organizations unique and relatable, not our technical skills. I love that John has challenged the fundamental belief that our professional side and our outside-of-work passions should be kept separate -- because they shouldn’t!
Do you have expertise that’s not being utilized at work?
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What John Does
John partners with you to make your work culture better. He combines his research with his real-world experiences to help you build a culture that attracts and retains talent and clients. And he helps you stay connected even when working remotely.
John Garrett—thought provoker, catalyst for change, and podcast host—is on a mission to create better workplaces. What the two-time Emmy nominee may do best is champion the human side of professionals, consulting with organizations to develop more productive cultures while shining a light on their people’s rich lives outside of work. Delivering inspiring keynotes about his research and recording over 300 podcast episodes of What’s Your And? landed him on Accounting Today’s list of the top 100 most influential people in the profession.
John received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a letterman jacket as a trombone player in the marching band. He went on to pass the CPA exam and received his certified public accountant certificate while working at PwC and performing stand-up comedy as a hobby.
Since then, he’s been on stage over 2,000 times and tracks from his debut album, Outside the Box, can be heard on several channels on SiriusXM Satellite Radio and Pandora. He’s also been on The Bob & Tom Radio Network, featured in the New York Times, opened for Louie Anderson at resort casinos, opened for the band Train, and has been invited to perform at several comedy festivals.
John currently lives in Denver with his wife and enjoys watching college football and eating cookie dough ice cream—especially at the same time.