Book Review – No Greatness Without Goodness: How a Father’s Love Changed a Company and Sparked a Movement
Reading this book got me acquainted with Randy Lewis for the first time & I must say I’m impressed with what I’ve read.
As senior VP, Randy Lewis managed Walgreens’ supply chain for more than a decade. During this time, his autistic son was born. The attendant frustrations & fears of being a parent to a disabled child inspired Randy to pioneer the concept & practice of employing people with disabilities in the various Walgreens distribution centers.
Randy tells his story of moving from a fearful father to a disabled son to a senior VP implementing the most radical of changes in commercial supply chains; hiring people often considered unable to deliver due to their disabilities. He gives an inside look at the entire process & sets you as a fly on the wall as the events unfold. This had me learning a lot firsthand & I appreciated it.
His defense of disabled people being the same, if not better hires is proven again & again as production is ramped up in the centers where the program was first being tested. He also outlays the processes, lessons learnt & tips that helped managed a disabled workforce during the pilot stage when no prior experience/precedent existed. That will be a real eye opener to any a manger inspired to emulate the same program.
I recommend this book to:
1) Anyone interested in disability & how to reach out to those affected.
2) Any parent, relatives, friend, spouse etc of a disabled person.
3) Any manager, entrepreneur, CEO etc interested in making a difference in the lives of disabled people.
*The author will donate all proceeds from the purchase of this book according to a reader’s preference of charity. Go to www.nogreatnesswithoutgoodness.com to find out more.
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