Organization Development
The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization
The Fifth Discipline
The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385260946

A pioneer in learning organizations offers five disciplines that reveal the link between far-flung causes and immediate effects and that can save organizations from becoming learning disabled, helping them to learn better and faster.

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
Team of Teams
New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1591847486
From the New York Times bestselling author of My Share of the Task and Leaders, a manual for leaders looking to make their teams more adaptable, agile, and unified in the midst of change.

When General Stanley McChrystal took command of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in 2004, he quickly realized that conventional military tactics were failing. Al Qaeda in Iraq was a decentralized network that could move quickly, strike ruthlessly, then seemingly vanish into the local population. The allied forces had a huge advantage in numbers, equipment, and training--but none of that seemed to matter. To defeat Al Qaeda, they would have to combine the power of the world's mightiest military with the agility of the world's most fearsome terrorist network. They would have to become a team of teams--faster, flatter, and more flexible than ever.

In Team of Teams, McChrystal and his colleagues show how the challenges they faced in Iraq can be rel­evant to countless businesses, nonprofits, and or­ganizations today. In periods of unprecedented crisis, leaders need practical management practices that can scale to thousands of people--and fast. By giving small groups the freedom to experiment and share what they learn across the entire organiza­tion, teams can respond more quickly, communicate more freely, and make better and faster decisions.


Drawing on compelling examples--from NASA to hospital emergency rooms--Team of Teams makes the case for merging the power of a large corporation with the agility of a small team to transform any organization.
Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators
Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team
A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators
Paperback      ISBN: 0787976377

In the years following the publication of Patrick Lencioni's best-seller The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, fans have been clamoring for more information on how to implement the ideas outlined in the book. In Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni offers more specific, practical guidance for overcoming the Five Dysfunctions--using tools, exercises, assessments, and real-world examples. He examines questions that all teams must ask themselves: Are we really a team? How are we currently performing? Are we prepared to invest the time and energy required to be a great team? Written concisely and to the point, this guide gives leaders, line managers, and consultants alike the tools they need to get their teams up and running quickly and effectively.

The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability
The Oz Principle
Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability
Paperback      ISBN: 1591843480
The definitive book on workplace accountability by the New York Times bestselling authors of How Did That Happen?

Since it was originally published in 1994, The Oz Principle has sold nearly 600,000 copies and become the worldwide bible on accountability. Through its practical and invaluable advice, thousands of companies have learned just how vital personal and organizational accountability is for a company to achieve and maintain its best results.

At the core of the authors' message is the idea that when people take personal ownership of their organization's goals and accept responsibility for their own performance, they become more invested and work at a higher level to ensure not only their own success, but everyone's. Now more than ever, The Oz Principle is vital to anyone charged with obtaining results. It is a must have, must read, and must apply classic business book.
The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook
The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0385472560

Senge's best-selling The Fifth Discipline led Business Week to dub him the "new guru" of the corporate world; here he offers executives a step-by-step guide to building "learning organizations" of their own.

It's My Company Too!: How Entangled Companies Move Beyond Employee Engagement for Remarkable Results
It's My Company Too!
How Entangled Companies Move Beyond Employee Engagement for Remarkable Results
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 160832396x

Like college athletes, engaged employees are valuable, but "entangled" employees, like Olympians, are the ones who take an organization to new heights. What makes these top-performing employees have such an impact on the success of each of their organizations? What encourages their sense of organizational ownership?
With deep insight into eight award-winning, market-leading companies, " It s My Company Too " explores how the highest-performing organizations entangle employees, systems, culture, and leadership into a unified drive for excellence. The entangled culture emerges from a unique synergy and magnetism within the organization that is the result of leaders:
Doing extraordinary things
Building an ethical organization
Focusing human capital
Using processes to guide performance
Building self-efficacy and esteem
Developing freedom and responsibility within a culture of discipline
Hardwiring discretionary thinking and actions
Guiding the transformational process
Through interviews and extensive field research, the authors analyze how companies across industries tackle internal and external challenges, constructing the pieces of the entanglement puzzle. Along the way, they show you how to develop motivated, involved, and entangled employees who embody an organization s core values, vision, and mission and succeed beyond imagination.

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Artificial Intelligence for HR: Use AI to Support and Develop a Successful Workforce
Artificial Intelligence for HR
Use AI to Support and Develop a Successful Workforce
Paperback      ISBN: 0749483814

HR professionals need to get to grips with artificial intelligence and the way it's changing the world of work. From using natural language processing to ensure job adverts are free from bias and gendered language to implementing chatbots to enhance the employee experience, AI has created a variety of opportunities for the HR function. Artificial Intelligence for HR empowers HR professionals to leverage this potential and use AI to improve efficiency and develop a talented and productive workforce. Outlining the current technology landscape as well as the latest AI developments, this book ensures that HR professionals fully understand what AI is and what it means for HR in practice.

Covering everything from recruitment and retention to employee engagement and learning and development, Artificial Intelligence for HR outlines the value AI can add to HR. It also features discussions on the challenges that can arise from AI and how to deal with them, including data privacy, algorithmic bias and how to develop the skills of a workforce with the rise of automation, robotics and machine learning in order to make it more human, not less. Packed with practical advice, research and case studies from global organizations including Uber, IBM and Unilever, this book will equip HR professionals with the knowledge they need to leverage AI to recruit and develop a successful workforce and help their businesses thrive in the future.

If It Ain't Broke...Break It!: And Other Unconventional Wisdom for a Changing Business World
If It Ain't Broke...Break It!
And Other Unconventional Wisdom for a Changing Business World
Paperback      ISBN: 0446393592

Break-it thinkers have proven that challenging conventional thinking is theonly way to stay ahead of the competition in the corporate environment of thenineties.

The Reengineering Revolution
The Reengineering Revolution
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0887307361
Reengineering the Corporation &nbsphas swept through corporate America with a force unprecedented in recent years. Hailed by Business Week &nbsp as the best-written, most well-reasoned business book for the managerial masses since In Search of Excellence, the book has appeared on virtually every bestseller list, including a six-month run on The New York Times list. Reengineering has become a part of everyone's business vocabulary. It is undoubtedly the business concept of the nineties.

In The Reengineering Revolution, Michael Hammer and Steven Stanton build on this foundation to share with readers their experiences in successfully implementing reengineering in companies around the world. In an easy-reading, anecdotal style, the book offers behind-the-scenes stories of reengineering successes and failures; practical techniques for key aspects of reengineering, from breaking long standing assumptions to managing change; and insights into the new ways of thinking that reengineering requires.

Just as Reengineering the Corporation shot to the top of the bestseller charts, so has The Reengineering Revolution. It is the practical guide for which business people have been waiting to help them achieve the dramatic improvements -- in speed, productivity, quality, service and profits -- that reengineering promises.

Winning Em' Over
Winning Em' Over
Paperback      ISBN: 0743230345

A historic shift is occurring in the nature of management. Until recently, bosses could simply use the power of their positions to direct and order their subordinates. However, in today's workplace, which is significantly different from the remarkably homogenous and traditional business environment of just two decades ago, the approach of command authority no longer works effectively.

"Winning 'em Over" chronicles a revolution. We are witnessing an ancient model of managing built around command and hierarchy give way to a new model built around persuasion and teamwork. Jay Conger demonstrates to managers on all levels how to thrive in the wake of this momentous transformation.

Today we work in an environment where people don't just ask ""What" should I do?" but ""Why" should I do it?" To successfully answer this "why" question is to persuade. Yet many businesspeople misunderstand and still more make little use of persuasion. The problem? Persuasion is widely perceived as a skill reserved for selling products and closing deals. But in reality, good managers are persuading all day long. As Conger explains with insight and conviction, today's most effective managers are influencing others through constructive forms of persuasion -- and their employees give them levels of commitment and motivation that the managers of the last generation could only dream of.

Conger illustrates how three important forces -- new generations of managers and executives, cross-functional teams, and unprecedented access to information that was once the privilege of the most senior levels of management -- are undermining the old Age of Command and ushering in the new Age of Persuasion. He exposes the most commonly held myths about the art of persuasion and shows how to influence others productively, without manipulation. Most important, he outlines the four crucial components of effective managing by persuasion: building one's credibility, finding common ground so that others have a stake in one's ideas, finding compelling positions and evidence, and emotionally connecting with coworkers so that solutions resonate with them on a personal level. In "Winning 'em Over, " Conger explains how to implement a management style that will succeed in what is becoming a fundamentally and radically different business environment, and he provides readers with all of the new tools they will need to become effective, constructive persuaders.