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Open-Book Management: The Coming Business Revolution
Open-Book Management
The Coming Business Revolution
Paperback      ISBN: 0887308023
An editor of Inc. magazine explains his management strategy, which involves opening a company's financial records to all its employees, and shows how it has positively impacted such companies as Wal-Mart and Wabash National
Developing the Leader Within You
Developing the Leader Within You
Paperback      ISBN: 0785267255
In the Developing the Leader Within You Workbook, John Maxwell examines the differences between leadership styles, outlines specific ways each reader can apply principles for inspiring, motivating, and influencing others. These principles can be used in any organization to foster integrity and self-discipline and bring a positive change. Developing the Leader Within You Workbook also allows readers to discover how to be effective in the highest calling of leadership by understanding the five characteristics that set "leader managers" apart from "run-of-the-mill managers." In this companion to the bestseller, John Maxwell shows readers how to develop the vision, value, influence, and motivation required of successful leaders.
Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable
Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive
A Leadership Fable
Hardcover      ISBN: 0787954039
In this stunning follow-up to his best-selling book, The Five Temptations of a CEO, Patrick Lencioni offers up another leadership fable that's every bit as compelling and illuminating as its predecessor. This time, Lencioni's focus is on a leader's crucial role in building a healthy organization--an often overlooked but essential element of business life that is the linchpin of sustained success. Readers are treated to a story of corporate intrigue as the frustrated head of one consulting firm faces a leadership challenge so great that it threatens to topple his company, his career, and everything he holds true about leadership itself. In the story's telling, Lencioni helps his readers understand the disarming simplicity and power of creating organizational health, and reveals four key disciplines that they can follow to achieve it.
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
Now, Discover Your Strengths
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 Articulate Executive: Learn to Look, Act, and Sound Like a Leader
The Articulate Executive
Learn to Look, Act, and Sound Like a Leader
Paperback      ISBN: 0070653380
Granville N. Toogood is a top executive communications expert, as well as an established speaker, trainer, and writer. Before starting his own company in 1982, Mr. Toogood was a television reporter and network news producer for NBC and ABC. Today he works with a long list of blue-chip clients and has served as a consultant to 38 of the Fortune 50 CEOs, as well as thousands of senior-level executives, elected officials, and diplomats throughout the world. This book is based on his acclaimed corporate workshops in executive communications. Mr. Toogood resides in Darien, Connecticut.
The Challenge of Organizational Change: How Companies Experience It and Leaders Guide It
The Challenge of Organizational Change
How Companies Experience It and Leaders Guide It
Hardcover      ISBN: 0029169917
In an era of increased global competition, of takeovers, downsizing, restructuring, and even outright failure, managing intelligent organizational change is the most difficult challenge facing business. Kanter, Stein, and Jick present here a comprehensive overview and an authoritative model for how to and, in some cases how not to, institute change in organizations. Building upon their "Big Three" model of change, the authors focus on internal and external forces that set events in motion; the major kinds of change that correspond to external and internal change pressures; and the principal tasks involved in managing the change process. Several "portraits" of companies undergoing different types of change, coupled with the authors' own expert analyses, prove that no one person or group can make change "happen" alone. Instead, the authors assert that it is the delicate balance among key players that makes organizational change a success. The authors analyze the forces for change by examining Banc One, Apple Computer, and Lehman Brothers, among others, to illustrate environmental and cyclical change as businesses grow. Then they turn to forms of change, drawing on the Western-Delta merger, strategy change at Bell Atlantic, and takeover turmoil at Lucky Stores, to show how companies change their structures and cultures. The section on execution of change shows "change masters," to use Kanter's own famous term, at work at Motorola, General Electric, and other leading firms, as well as the difficulties of implementing change at General Motors and Microswitch. Fundamental organizational change, they argue, is exemplified by identity change, involving much more than the transfer of tangible assets. Managing the feelings, fears, and hopes of people must be the central strategy during such transitions. In this essential volume for managers and analysts of change, Kanter, Stein, and Jick offer powerful insights, practical new directions for action, prospects for the future of deliberate organizational change, and advice on where to begin the change process, and when: NOW!
Six Thinking Hats
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.
On Becoming a Servant-Leader
On Becoming a Servant-Leader
Hardcover      ISBN: 0787902306
Describes the author's personal philosophy of leadership, and shares his views on power, ethics, management, organizations, and service
Six Sigma: The Breakthrough Management Strategy Revolutionizing the World's Top Corporations
Six Sigma
The Breakthrough Management Strategy Revolutionizing the World's Top Corporations
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385494378
The radical new approach to management touted by GE, Motorola, and Sony demonstrates how to establish a virtually defect-free production process as opposed to correcting mistakes after they happen. 50,000 first printing.