The Courage to Care About Your People, Your Clients, and Your Career
Hardcover ISBN: 0684834669
A consultant challenges professionals to closely examine the meaning of their work and to reach beyond their grasp, and advises professional institutions that they should invest in skill building. 30,000 first printing. Tour.
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.
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."
Leadership and the One Minute Manager
Increasing Effectiveness Through Situational Leadership
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0688039693
Providing a guide to effective business leadership, three management consultants' important concepts and techniques of leadership, including flexibility, diagnosis, contracts, building skill, confidence, and autonomy in others
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.
How to Manage the White Space on the Organizational Chart
Hardcover ISBN: 0787900907
Streamline the processes vital to optimum performance With over 100,000 copies sold worldwide, Improving Performance is recognized as the book that launched the Process Improvement revolution. It was the first such approach to bridge the gap between organization strategy and the individual. Now, in this revised and expanded new edition, Rummler and Brache reflect on the key needs of organizations faced with today's challenge of managing change. With multiple charts, checklists, hands-on tools and case studies, the authors show how they implemented their Performance Improvement methodology in over 250 successful projects with clients such as Hewlett-Packard, 3M, Shell Oil, and Citibank.
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.
Six Thinking Hats
Paperback ISBN: 0316178314
A leading authority on lateral thinking streamlines the decision-making process by identifying the central aspects of problem-solving and, by using real-life scenarios, describes how to focus thinking on each aspect individually, then link them into a productive progression. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.