unplugged: how to organizations lose their energy and how to get it back unplugged: how to organizations lose their energy and how to get it back

Wilson Learning’s New Book Unplugged

How Organizations Lose Their Energy and How to Get It Back, Selected as a Best Business Book for 2019

January 8, 2020

By Dr. Steve Buchholz, Tom Roth

Soundview Executive Book Summaries Best Business Book for 2019

Wilson Learning, a global leader in leadership development, is honored to announce its new book Unplugged: How Organizations Lose Their Energy and How to Get It Back was selected as a Best Business Book for 2019 by Soundview Executive Book Summaries.

Written by Tom Roth, COO of Wilson Learning Worldwide, and Dr. Steve Buchholz, a leader in the field of leadership and change management, Unplugged focuses on what happens to employees who lose their way amidst change, becoming disconnected from their purpose, direction, meaning, and value. This must-read book examines how to restore lost energy and the critical role leaders play in doing so.

“We are honored that Unplugged was recognized by Soundview Executive Book Summaries as a Best Business Book of 2019,” remarks Mr. Roth. “We believe leaders are the catalyst to reengaging the workforce and the recognition from Soundview of the value of this content is significant.”

Dr. Buchholz shares, “Unplugged is a culmination of years of research and experience related to what is important to employees when choosing to be engaged and what leadership’s role is in making that choice. It is an honor to have it recognized as a Best Business Book for 2019.”

Soundview focuses on the professional and career development of its customers. Business books chosen for summarization directly address the challenges that their customers face on a daily basis, while keeping them abreast of the newest ideas and strategies. These books go through a specific selection process that evaluates them against Soundview Summary criteria. Only the best earn the label of a Soundview Best Book of the Year.

Mr. Roth concludes, “Ultimately, leaders will not be judged so much by how well they lead, but by how well they are followed.”

To order the book on Amazon, click here.

Dr. Steve Buchholz

Dr. Steve Buchholz is the President and Founder of Emergence—a company dedicated to “helping discover the potential in people.” He is a recognized leader in the field of change management. Dr. Buchholz, along with Dr. Harry Woodward, coauthored the business best seller Aftershock: Helping People Through Corporate Change. Dr. Buchholz also wrote The Positive Manager and Creating the High-Performance Team.

Dr. Buchholz’s prior experience includes serving as Vice President of Wilson Learning Corporation where he was responsible for researching business trends and translating the findings into learning interventions for corporations. He was a founding partner of The Inventure Group, a company focused on leadership and life coaching. Wilson Learning maintains an ongoing relationship with Dr. Buchholz.

Tom Roth

Tom Roth is Chief Operating Officer of Wilson Learning Worldwide Inc. (U.S.) and President of Wilson Learning Worldwide Inc. (Japan). With more than 40 years of experience developing and implementing human performance improvement solutions, Mr. Roth is responsible for the strategic direction and business performance of Wilson Learning Worldwide Inc. operations. In addition, he leads the global marketing services and R&D solutions group, which is responsible for the research and development of all solutions and position papers. Mr. Roth assists global executive leadership teams with issues related to employee engagement, leadership development, strategy alignment, and business transformation. Before assuming his current role, he was President of the global R&D and solution development groups and also served as President of Wilson Learning Corporation.

Mr. Roth has extensive experience developing and implementing human performance improvement solutions. He is coauthor of the book Unplugged: How Organizations Lose Their Energy and How to Get It Back, coauthor of the book Creating the High-Performance Team, and is published in numerous business publications. Mr. Roth is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and client events, presenting on a wide variety of issues including leadership, employee engagement, change, and strategy implementation.