Buying Options

Digital List Price: $14.99
Kindle Price: $8.45

Save $6.54 (44%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group.Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others

Select quantity
Buy and send eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time.  Learn more

These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Quantity: 
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Enter your mobile phone or email address

Processing your request...

By pressing "Send link," you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.

You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message & data rates may apply.

Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Sync or Swim: A Fable About Workplace Communication and Coming Together in a Crisis by [Gary Chapman, Paul White, Harold Myra]
Audible Sample
Playing...
Loading...
Paused

Follow the Authors

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Sync or Swim: A Fable About Workplace Communication and Coming Together in a Crisis Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 108 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$8.45
Digital, Unabridged
Amazon Business: Make the most of your Amazon Business account with exclusive tools and savings. Login now

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Sync or Swim is a quick and easy read with a simple but powerful message for anyone who hopes to effectively manage and lead others. It reminds us of what we all need to remember but too quickly forget—that everyone needs appreciation, but that everyone needs it communicated in their own unique way. This book is a beautiful introduction to the basics of the true art of appreciation in the workplace."
— Jack Canfield | Coauthor of The Success Principles and Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work

"I’ve always said that business is easy . . . until people get involved. The key word is teamwork. If you can’t work together, you can’t win together. In Sync or Swim, Chapman, White, and Myra tell a quick, fun story that gives you the tools you need to bring your people together like never before."
— Dave Ramsey | New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio show host

"I was sitting waiting to board a flight, with twenty things on my to-do list. But I decided to look at this fable . . . and couldn’t stop reading! It really drew me in and I instantly started thinking about how I need to purposefully tell (and show) my amazing team members how much I genuinely appreciate them—and to do so much more often. Sync or Swim makes a tremendously important point in an incredibly simple way—that I don’t think I’ll ever be able to forget."
— Shaunti Feldhahn | Author, For Women Only and The Male Factor

"Congratulations! Sync or Swim is a quick and easy read with valuable insights. Wherever you work, whatever your role, you will see yourself and your team in this little story . . . and you will learn. Extremely well done."
Gary Bradt, PhD | Primary trainer for Who Moved My Cheese?;Author, The Ring in the Rubble: Dig Through Change and Find Your Next Golden Opportunity

Not since Patrick Lencioni’s The Five Dysfunctions of a Team has someone encapsulated a critical leadership lesson in a quick and fun-to-read fable. After fifteen years as a turnaround executive and seven years as a leadership coach, I recognized old familiar patterns in Sync or Swim and picked up several new useful techniques for keeping executive teams motivated and working together. A valuable and enjoyable read!
Glenn Hellman | CEO, DrivenForward; executive coach

"In an age fixated on quarterly results, bottom-line growth, and increased value for the stakeholders, this book turns our attention to HOW those results get produced. The people who make them happen (or not) are real-life human beings, not cogs in a machine. And each of them is unique. Sync or Swim sheds valuable light on the everyday human interactions that can make or break any organization. Leaders and managers will do well to take heed."
Dean Merrill | Publishing executive and bestselling author/collaborator of more than forty titles

"'It’s about people, stupid.' That’s the first line in our book Brains on Fire and that’s the big management lesson I learned reading Sync or Swim. We all want to be seen as individuals. And heard. This short fable is a simple and wonderful reminder."
Robbin Phillips | Courageous President, Brains on Fire; Coauthor, Brains onFire and The Passion Conversation

"Sync or Swim points out how easy it can be to help others improve their performance with positive affirmation, genuine encouragement, and open communication. Every manager and executive will recognize themselves—and others—in this fun, readable tale."
Judy Bryson | Pioneer Clubs president/CEO, retired

"There are many Friscos, Tias, Alanas, et al in the workplace. The trick is for managers to appreciate the differences and lead accordingly. This book will help managers appreciate people for WHO they are and recognize them for what they DO in an appropriate manner."
Peter W. Hart | CEO, Rideau Recognition, Inc.

"I was surprised at how I was drawn into Sync orSwim, despite the fact that I’m a lover of practical, proven management case studies. This fresh and creative approach gave me insights on how to appreciate, understand, and communicate with each colleague through their eyes that I wouldn’t have gotten from any “typical” business book. Now I’m challenged to put into practice these unforgettably practical lessons."
John LaRue | Founder, ChristianityToday.com; Chief Development Officer, Jesus.net

"The title Sync or Swim was not lost on me. As a leader, I not only see myself and my team in Chapman, White, and Myra’s latest book, I identify things we could have done much better in our own journey. If you lead or ever want to lead, this is a must-read. You did it again guys!"
Mike Novak | President and CEO, KLOVE

"I really enjoyed the story and the perspective it gives business leaders at all levels. Sync or Swim is a great, easy read with a terrific message that allows the reader see the value of targeted, sincere appreciation."
Mike Byam | Terryberry Company

"Sync or Swim is a compelling tool for management training and a refresher course for those who’ve spent years leading people. You’ll find yourself smiling and resonating with the sequence of events in this delightful fable."
Carol Thompson | Chief Operating Officer, Christianity Today

"Sync or Swim is a brilliant modern-day fable that captures the essence of everything that is wrong in the workplace, and it offers real, authentic solutions steeped in practical wisdom! If you manage people or plan to in the future, you must read this fable!"
Aaron Broyles | Entrepreneur, speaker, and author of Do Great Things

"Sync or Swim is an awesome read with many in-depth messages.  Even though this delightful book does not take long to read, the lessons it teaches can take a lifetime to understand and integrate into our personal and corporate worlds. It is a message that every leader who desires to be affective must learn and put into practice. "
Golden Jenkins | Executive Director, LifeCare Counseling and Coaching

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

From the Back Cover

Sync or Swim is a small tale with enormous insight on ways you can empower, engage, and energize employees or volunteers facing discouragement or cynicism. It’s a delightful quick read that will:

  • teach you communication techniques that enhance teamwork and productivity;
  • bring to life principles used by hundreds of successful organizations;
  • provide relevant, practical insights based on real-world experiences; and
  • stimulate lively and positive interaction (discussion guide included).
--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00J48B1K2
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Northfield Publishing; New edition (October 16, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 16, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3049 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 112 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 108 ratings

About the authors

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.

Customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3 out of 5
108 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2021
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on May 9, 2020
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on August 5, 2018
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 4, 2015
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2018
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on March 7, 2017
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 6, 2018
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2016
Verified Purchase

Top reviews from other countries

L. Seabrook
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a fable
Reviewed in Canada on February 18, 2019
Verified Purchase
Connie Coughler
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
Reviewed in Canada on January 22, 2020
Verified Purchase
Matthew Wiley
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read!
Reviewed in Canada on February 17, 2019
Verified Purchase
Andrew Dorey
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in Canada on October 2, 2016
Verified Purchase