Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership
Paperback ISBN: 0786881267
An inspirational guide for business managers combines spiritual and professional advice on how to work with and motivate others as a means of accomplishing shared goals and achieving economic success. Reprint.
Paperback ISBN: 0029019869
In Negotiating Rationally, Max Bazerman and Margaret Neale explain how to avoid the pitfalls of irrationality and gain the upper hand in negotiations. For example, managers tend to be overconfident, to recklessly escalate previous commitments, and fail to consider the tactics of the other party. Drawing on their research, the authors show how we are prisoners of our own assumptions. They identify strategies to avoid these pitfalls in negotiating by concentrating on opponents’ behavior and developing the ability to recognize individual limitations and biases. They explain how to think rationally about the choice of reaching an agreement versus reaching an impasse. A must read for business professionals.
Leadership and Self-Deception
Getting Out of the Box
Paperback ISBN: 1576751740
Explains why self-deception is at the heart of many leadership problems, identifying destructive patterns that undermine the successes of potentially excellent professionals while revealing how to improve teamwork, communication, and motivation. Reprint.
Flawed Advice and the Management Trap
How Managers Can Know When They're Getting Good Advice and When They're Not
Hardcover ISBN: 0195132866
Demonstrates a new approach to communication and management while critically examining popular management techniques, revealing gaps in logic and implementation that doom many plans to failure
Now, Discover Your Strengths
Hardcover ISBN: 0743201140
Outlines a program developed by Gallup experts and based on a study of more than two million people to help readers discover their distinct talents and strengths and how they can be translated into personal and career successes. 100,000 first printing.
The Six Sigma Way
How Ge, Motorola, and Other Top Companies Are Honing Their Performance
Hardcover ISBN: 0071358064
An implementation blueprint for SIX SIGMA! "The Six Sigma Way demystifies Six Sigma with a real-world 'how-to 'guide. A good investment for any business planning to launch Six Sigma." John Biedry, VP Quality & Compliance, Sears Home Services. Cost reduction...productivity improvement...customer retention...these are the promises of the Six Sigma quality management system.The Six Sigma Way reveals how GE, Motorola, and numerous other companies are successfully using Six Sigma to fine-tune products and processes, improve performance, and increase profits. Now you can read the roadmap for implementing Six Sigma in your manufacturing or service organization. The authorswho have worked with some of the most visible Six Sigma companies including GEprovide step-by-step guidance and practical implementation guidelines. Whether your goal is to fix a process problem or implement Six Sigma company-wide,The Six Sigma Way will help you develop an approach customized for your company's needs and the challenges of the twenty-first century business environment.The Six Sigma Way: - Addresses the challenges and politics of launching, leading, and training people for Six Sigma. - Focuses on implementing the major steps and quality improvement tools in the Six Sigma system. - Features insights, comments, and examples from business leaders and managers using Six Sigma in their organizations.
What Would Machiavelli Do?
The Ends Justify the Meanness
Paperback ISBN: 0066620104
Applying Machiavelli's coldly pragmatic world view to the modern business world, the author offers readers with few moral scruples a battle plan for climbing the company ladder, or preventing others from doing so. Reprint.