A Tale of Navigating the Unwritten Rules of the Hierarchy in a Half Changed World.

Excerpt From the Book

On a quiet night in the C-suite of Axis Medical Group, Brian Kelly holds a ten-pound sledgehammer, standing in front of a massive corner office. Staring back at him is his own name, etched across the door in polished block letters. He worked for twenty-five years to get it there, but tonight that has to change. And so, with every ounce of his strength… Brian starts to swing.

Book Overview

We’re entering the age of the Network, a world of hyper-connectivity and constant flux, where disruption is the norm and autonomy, empowerment and meaning are basic expectations of the new workforce. Organizations are being forced to execute and perform today while simultaneously maintaining the discipline to reinvent themselves for a very different future.
The fact is, we live in a half-changed world, where everything from communication and etiquette, policies, and procedures, where and when work happens, and “paying your dues” are still influenced by a long list of “unwritten rules” established by the world that preceded the Network: the Hierarchy. Responsible for the creation of incredible efficiencies and scale over the past 150 years, the top-down structures and culture of the Hierarchy are still deeply embedded in our organizations and leadership ideologies today.

Successfully navigating the challenge of thriving in two very different worlds is the mandate of the modern day leader.

This book will show you how.

Meet the Authors

Drawing from their experience guiding everyone from Fortune 500 executives to major-league coaches through the new world of work, Seth Mattison and Joshua Medcalf combine timeless truth with timely strategy in THE WAR AT WORK, a fable grounded in two leaders’ introspective journey from the top down world of the Hierarchy to the hyper connected world of the Network.


For anyone seeking to embrace the future, find meaning, purpose, and mastery in their career and leadership capacity, this story is a compass, providing new perspectives and practical solutions to navigate the disruptive waters of change, unleash human potential, and bring genuine transformation to a world that desperately needs it.

Fantastic Read!

Fantastic Read!

Seth and Joshua deliver a series of important scenes of what to do, and more importantly what not to do, in a world of free-information Unbound by the rules of yesteryear.

Loved it!

Loved it!

Awesome read…totally reframed and transformed my mindset on leadership and organizations. This book is a page burner… I couldn’t put it down.

Worth the read

Worth the read

Recommended! Thoroughly enjoyed this book from Seth Mattison and Joshua Medcalf. Actually read it in one setting! (approximately 3 hours)

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