The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle

The Culture Code

An essential book that unlocks the secrets of highly successful groups and provides readers with a toolkit for building a cohesive, innovative culture, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code

Details The Culture Code

TitleThe Culture Code
Release DateJan 30th, 2018
GenreBusiness, Nonfiction, Leadership, Psychology, Management

Reviews The Culture Code

  • Carol (Bookaria)
    This is a nonfiction book that explores how groups succeed achieving their goals. It describes the characteristics of successful groups in different fields including sports teams and corporate environments. I learned new insights on what makes people genuinely engage in organizational goals. I recommend the book to anybody in management positions or people that have to work in groups or teams. 
  • Aimee (Book It Forward)
    This book is phenomenal! Who knew that reading a book about groups of people would be so interesting?? From chapter one I was immediately hooked. I learned so much and found myself engrossed in the stories about how the Navy Seals became such an incredible group, how PIXAR has churned out so many of my favorite movies and about how for one Christmas during wartime both sides called a truce and stopped fighting. This is just the tip of the iceberg...
  • Jenn
    I was lucky enough to get a copy of this as an ARC from NetGalley - and devoured it! I'm fascinated by the subjects of leadership and teams these days, mostly because I have experienced great team leadership in the past but too infrequently. After enjoying "Turn This Ship Around" -- this seemed like a great follow-on.In the first chapter, the author describes an experiment in teamwork and collaboration -- conducted between two different groups: k...
  • Mehrsa
    Interesting stories and pretty useful advice. Some of the same successes touted by all the business books (Pixar, Google, SEALS), but some new ones too (Daniel Meyers restaurants and pilots). It's fairly obvious that we need belonging cues, but I think sometimes we forget that even in board rooms and business settings, we are still primates who would die for friends and kill enemies.
  • Suzanne
    This is a really engaging, inspiring, and helpful book about the often subtle or misunderstood behaviors that make a team successful. There were so many great stories that Coyle has surfaced here! Some of my favorites:An experiment was run where entrepreneurs presented ideas to a group of angel investors. Tracking just the social cues exchanged by presenter and audience predicted the rankings by the investors with nearly perfect accuracy. So the ...
  • Cheryl
    Mr. Coyle does a great job with this book. Everyone from normal people living their daily lives like me to management and Jeff Bezos can find something useful in this book. In fact, Mr. Bezos would probably outline many of the steps and advice in this book as to how he built Amazon to the successful empire that it is today and still growing. As I was reading this book I could see practical ways that my employer could apply these principles better...
  • Jay Hennessey
    Absolutely LOVED this book! Dan Coyle does an amazing job of showing the converging validity of behaviors of the Highest Performing organizations. Organized broadly as psychological safety, vulnerability, and purpose (communication and alignment), it was fascinating to see how leaders and organizations made this happen, across a wide spectrum of organizations.I was intrigued by the variety of ways that organizations and leaders create safety and ...
  • Jane
    Why do some teams and organizations excel while others simply aren't as creative/effective/lasting? It isn't skills or intelligence, but the environment in which they work. Coyle conveys the research and shining examples of how creating a sense of true belonging, allowing for vulnerability, conveying a clear purpose, and more, creates the right space. Yes in a sense these things are old news, but Coyle gets into the specifics of what each means, ...
  • Andrew
    "Do I belong?" "Are we safe?" "Do we have a future together?"These aren't questions posed by early humans reaching out to build a community that will eventually trust and nurture its members. Answering "yes" to these questions indicates a high-performing team. Because teamwork is essentially about building a common micro-culture with ties that bind.I haven't come across a business book that puts a lump in my throat. But this one did because it is...
  • Venky
    "The Culture Code" seeks to unearth the secret behind a quintessential question that has been a quandary spanning geographies, time spans and intellects - "Why are some Groups more efficient than the rest?". In this book, the best selling author of "The Talent Code" attempts to unravel the mystery and makes a commendable fist of it. Relying on scientific, meticulous and measurable research and results, Daniel Coyle goes into the very core of what...
  • Cara Putman
    This book is an incredibly readable and story packed key to creating cultures that work. As a professor at a business school, I already have a list of classes that I will recommend this book to for personal study. It is jammed with examples of what works (and on occasion what does not) to create a culture where people feel committed and safe contributing. Tips are woven in with the stories, but the author also has a summary chapter after each of ...
  • Jeanie Phillips
    Do you lead a team? Work with others? Belong to the human race? Then this book is for you. Coyle expertly spells out three skills that make groups more successful: building safety, sharing vulnerability, and establishing purpose. His suggestions and ideas seem common-sensical, yet so often we do the opposite and limit our collective potential. His examples and stories bring home the power of focusing on belonging, sharing weaknesses and failures,...
  • Linda Vituma
    Jā, jā, jā!! Nosaukt vārdā, lai piešķirtu spēku. Nosaukt vārdā, lai skaidrāks skats. Nosaukt vārdā, lai dotu iespēju piedzīvot skaisto, radošo, nebijušo. Trāpīgi un iedvesmojoši.
  • Alex
    Little practical insight beyond what's obvious. I'm surprised by high ratings here.
  • Mugizi Rwebangira
    I'm inclined to give this 3.5 stars.One thing is I didn't realize that this author has written another book ("The Talent Code"), if I had known I would have checked that out first.I suppose I should start with the criticisms first. It was entertaining enough, but for large sections I got the sense that it had many of the same platitudes as in any other "management book". It just felt a bit too fluffy and padded to a certain extent, without a lot ...
  • James
    A lot of business books use examples that are not varied enough or only highlight one industry. The author does a terrific job choosing illustrative examples of great teams from an incredibly broad array of industries. The public sector is left out, unfortunately, but otherwise it's great. The concepts of safety, vulnerability, and purpose really resonated with me.Overall, it's a very enjoyable read - never dry - and sticks to its core framework....
  • Laura
    This was one of the best business / behavioral psychology books I've read in a long time! The examples were incredibly engaging, and drew from a variety of industries to make their points. As I read, I kept getting new ideas for things I could change on my own team to improve results. Highly recommend this book to anyone who leads a team!
  • Casey Wheeler
    I received a free Kindle copy of The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle courtesy of Net Galley and Random House, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my nonfiction book review blog. I also posted it to my Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google Plus pages.I requested this book as I have read a great deal about corporate culture and the development of teams. This ...
  • RA
    RecommendedI'm really glad that this book is the book club pick at work next month, because I would not have picked up this book otherwise. I read a fair number of business-y, social psychology books, and they tend to blend together, but this one felt different. The author provided a lot of new (to me) stories and examples that helped illustrate his simple framework of what makes an effective group: safety, vulnerability, and shared purpose. One ...
  • Ismail Elshareef
    Safety, Vulnerability and Purpose FTW! I loved this book. I devoured it in one sitting and will probably reread it before the end of the week. It’s a required read for all leaders of people. From CEOs to managers of one. Period. Full stop. End of story. The ideas in this book can help what I see as the colossal failure of leadership in our organizations. Failure to establish an air of safety amongst their group, show genuine vulnerability estab...
  • Roy
    Decent book. I preferred the Talent Code, but this is a good overview for why it's better working as a team. The discussion about how kindergarteners outperform business management majors (and pretty much anyone else) was interesting. Some practical things in there, but mostly a decent overview, similar to Adam Grant/Shawn Achor's new books.
  • Shawna Alpdemir
    A super approachable, easy to digest book on how different groups - from sports teams to thieves, corporations to the military - create great culture. I really enjoyed the case studies, and walked away with new ideas of how to increase great teamwork, high morale, and effective communication in various aspects of my life. :)
  • Vineta Peimane
    By far the easiest management book to read- it is so interesting! Definitely a must read for everyone who wants to make team succeed!I love that this book had variety of real life examples and did not look into 'why apple is successful' like other books tend to.Will have to buy talent code now!
  • Ravi Sinha
    In the beginning I thought it's just another book with lots of journalism leading up to a very simplistic conclusion (in this case: happy people perform better and work better together), but as I dove in further I found lots of elaboration on the topic - what makes people happier, what makes them stick together. It's a feel good with elaborate examples. Definitely worth the time.
  • Anne Janzer
    I really enjoyed this book - and was particularly taken with the advice for creative teams.
  • Mahesh Sheshadri
    An exceptional read for every leader and manager looking to creating high performance cultures.
  • Katie Lo
    An awesome read, similar to Malcolm Gladwell's style of writing - punchy, insightful and anecdotal. Highly recommend for people from all walks of life!
  • Dmytro Shteflyuk
    An amazing collection of stories about successful teams, digging deep into why they can achieve high goals without killing themselves in the process. Enjoyable and informative reading, highly recommended.