The Fifth Discipline
The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization
Paperback ISBN: 0385260954
An MIT Professor's pathbreaking book on building "learning organizations" -- corporations that overcome inherent obstacles to learning and develop dynamic ways to pinpoint the threats that face them and to recognize new opportunities. Not only is the learning organization a new source of competitive advantage, it also offers a marvelously empowering approach to work, one which promises that, as Archimedes put it, "with a lever long enough... single-handed I can move the world."
Turning to One Another
Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1576751457
The author of Leadership and the New Science discusses the power of conversation and the conditions--simplicity, personal courage, listening, and diversity--that support it and explains how such conversations can lead to essential social change on both a local and global scale. Original. 35,000 first printing.
What Your Boss Doesn't Tell You Until It's Too Late
How to Correct Behavior That Is Holding You Back
Paperback ISBN: 0684811464
A practical plan for minimizing and modifying personal behavior patterns that inhibit career success outlines specific steps for finding out how others see you and recasting negative perceptions. Original. 25,000 first printing.
The Five Temptations of a Ceo
A Leadership Fable
Hardcover ISBN: 0787944335
A popular management coach narrates a fable about young, ambitious Andrew O'Brian who, while contemplating his impending board review, is taught by a mysterious stranger the five perils that can befall a chief executive officer and how to avoid them. 50,000 first printing.
The Reengineering Revolution
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0887307361
Building on Reengineering the Corporation, a volume shares experiences of implementing reengineering in companies around the world, offering stories of successes and failures, practical techniques, and new ways of thinking. Original. 150,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Leadership in Administration
A Sociological Interpretation
Paperback ISBN: 0520049942
From the Preface: This essay outlines a perspective for the study of leadership in administrative organizations. It was written in the conviction that more reflective, theoretical discussion is needed to guide the gathering of facts that the diagnosis of troubles. This subject, like the larger study of government and society, requires our profoundest intellectual concern. We shall not find any simple prescriptions for sound organizational leadership; nor will it be purchased with a bag of tricks and gadgets. It requires nothing less than the proper ordering of human affairs, including the establishment of social order, the determination of public interest, and the defense of critical values. Thus conceived, our inquiry has ancient roots. The main problems and issues have been known for a long time, although they need to be restated for the purposes of administrative theory.
Leading Self-Directed Work Teams
A Guide to Developing New Team Leadership Skills
Hardcover ISBN: 0071349243
A new edition of the book that lead the self-directed work teams revolution. Leading Self-Directed Work Teams is one of the best-selling books on teams ever published. Now, the perfect guide for any team leader has been revised and expanded to reflect the new realities of team-based organizations. By explaining how team leaders differ from conventional supervisors, this informative volume which is based on the author's successful seminars and workshops is especially useful for those managers who move from hierarchical to participatory structures. This edition feature more practical examples and techniques than in the previous edition, new research, dozens of tips and checklists, case studies, and valuable training exercises. It has been used and praised by experts at Motorola, M.I.T., AT&T and many other organizations.
What Every Supervisor Should Know
The Complete Guide to Supervisory Management
Paperback ISBN: 0070055890
A guide to assist supervisors in meeting the challenges of the job discusses the supervisor's role in management and how to motivate employees and improve productivity