Good To Great Why Some Companies Make The Leap And Others Dont

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Good to Great

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The Challenge Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning. But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness? The Study For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great? The Standards Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. How great? After the leap, the good-to-great companies generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of seven times in fifteen years, better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the world's greatest companies, including Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck. The Comparisons The research team contrasted the good-to-great companies with a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to make the leap from good to great. What was different? Why did one set of companies become truly great performers while the other set remained only good? Over five years, the team analyzed the histories of all twenty-eight companies in the study. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness -- why some companies make the leap and others don't. The Findings The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice. The findings include: Level 5 Leaders: The research team was shocked to discover the type of leadership required to achieve greatness. The Hedgehog Concept (Simplicity within the Three Circles): To go from good to great requires transcending the curse of competence. A Culture of Discipline: When you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, you get the magical alchemy of great results. Technology Accelerators: Good-to-great companies think differently about the role of technology. The Flywheel and the Doom Loop: Those who launch radical change programs and wrenching restructurings will almost certainly fail to make the leap. “Some of the key concepts discerned in the study,” comments Jim Collins, "fly in the face of our modern business culture and will, quite frankly, upset some people.” Perhaps, but who can afford to ignore these findings?

Good to Great

Good to Great Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Instaread
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Good to Great by Jim Collins | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review Preview: What does it take to make something—an activity, a work of art, a company—great? What are the factors that distinguish the merely good from the truly great? In Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don’t, Jim Collinsoffers insight into what makes a business truly great… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread of Good to Great:Overview of the bookImportant PeopleKey TakeawaysAnalysis of Key Takeaways

Built to Last

Built to Last Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim Collins,Jerry I. Porras
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"This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders. It is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or visionary market insights. Nor is it about just having a corporate vision. This is a book about something far more important, enduring, and substantial. This is a book about visionary companies." So write Jim Collins and Jerry Porras in this groundbreaking book that shatters myths, provides new insights, and gives practical guidance to those who would like to build landmark companies that stand the test of time. Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Collins and Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies -- they have an average age of nearly one hundred years and have outperformed the general stock market by a factor of fifteen since 1926 -- and studied each company in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day -- as start-ups, as midsize companies, and as large corporations. Throughout, the authors asked: "What makes the truly exceptional companies different from other companies?" What separates General Electric, 3M, Merck, Wal-Mart, Hewlett-Packard, Walt Disney, and Philip Morris from their rivals? How, for example, did Procter & Gamble, which began life substantially behind rival Colgate, eventually prevail as the premier institution in its industry? How was Motorola able to move from a humble battery repair business into integrated circuits and cellular communications, while Zenith never became dominant in anything other than TVs? How did Boeing unseat McDonnell Douglas as the world's best commercial aircraft company -- what did Boeing have that McDonnell Douglas lacked? By answering such questions, Collins and Porras go beyond the incessant barrage of management buzzwords and fads of the day to discover timeless qualities that have consistently distinguished out-standing companies. They also provide inspiration to all executives and entrepreneurs by destroying the false but widely accepted idea that only charismatic visionary leaders can build visionary companies. Filled with hundreds of specific examples and organized into a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels, Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will prosper long into the twenty-first century and beyond.

Turning the Flywheel

Turning the Flywheel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim Collins
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Turning the Flywheel by Jim Collins Summary

A companion guidebook to the number-one bestselling Good to Great, focused on implementation of the flywheel concept, one of Jim Collins’ most memorable ideas that has been used across industries and the social sectors, and with startups. The key to business success is not a single innovation or one plan. It is the act of turning the flywheel, slowly gaining momentum and eventually reaching a breakthrough. Building upon the flywheel concept introduced in his groundbreaking classic Good to Great, Jim Collins teaches readers how to create their own flywheel, how to accelerate the flywheel’s momentum, and how to stay on the flywheel in shifting markets and during times of turbulence. Combining research from his Good to Great labs and case studies from organizations like Amazon, Vanguard, and the Cleveland Clinic which have turned their flywheels with outstanding results, Collins demonstrates that successful organizations can disrupt the world around them—and reach unprecedented success—by employing the flywheel concept.

Great by Choice

Great by Choice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim Collins,Morten T. Hansen
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Great by Choice by Jim Collins,Morten T. Hansen Summary

Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns withanother groundbreaking work, this time to ask: why do some companies thrive inuncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research,buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins andhis colleague Morten Hansen enumerate the principles for building a truly greatenterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous and fast-moving times. This book isclassic Collins: contrarian, data-driven and uplifting.

Start with Why

Start with Why Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Simon Sinek
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101149035
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The inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the author of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER. In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY -- the third most popular TED video of all time. Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won't truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it. START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.

Optimal Thinking

Optimal Thinking Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rosalene Glickman
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471421313
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"The quantum leap beyond positive thinking, Optimal Thinking offers a whole new way of looking at life, business, and relationships. This prescriptive self-improvement book is filled with superlative information for every type of reader."

How the Mighty Fall

How the Mighty Fall Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim Collins
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Decline can be avoided. Decline can be detected. Decline can be reversed. Amidst the desolate landscape of fallen great companies, Jim Collins began to wonder: How do the mighty fall? Can decline be detected early and avoided? How far can a company fall before the path toward doom becomes inevitable and unshakable? How can companies reverse course? In How the Mighty Fall, Collins confronts these questions, offering leaders the well-founded hope that they can learn how to stave off decline and, if they find themselves falling, reverse their course. Collins' research project—more than four years in duration—uncovered five step-wise stages of decline: Stage 1: Hubris Born of Success Stage 2: Undisciplined Pursuit of More Stage 3: Denial of Risk and Peril Stage 4: Grasping for Salvation Stage 5: Capitulation to Irrelevance or Death By understanding these stages of decline, leaders can substantially reduce their chances of falling all the way to the bottom. Great companies can stumble, badly, and recover. Every institution, no matter how great, is vulnerable to decline. There is no law of nature that the most powerful will inevitably remain at the top. Anyone can fall and most eventually do. But, as Collins' research emphasizes, some companies do indeed recover—in some cases, coming back even stronger—even after having crashed into the depths of Stage 4. Decline, it turns out, is largely self-inflicted, and the path to recovery lies largely within our own hands. We are not imprisoned by our circumstances, our history, or even our staggering defeats along the way. As long as we never get entirely knocked out of the game, hope always remains. The mighty can fall, but they can often rise again.

Nali

Nali Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Esther Henry
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462874673
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NALI By Esther Henry In an era of darkness, mystery, tropical jungles and cannibalism, Nali tries to buck the ancient traditions, only to find herself deeply entrenched in them. As a young girl full of dreams, she is given to a tribal elder in marriage and quickly learns that her girlhood dreams could be shattered overnight. The rain forest held a secret refuge that only Nali knew, where she took her dreams and her delusions. Will she be forced to succumb to a subservient role the rest of her life, or can she overcome the hopelessness that comes with isolation, ignorance and tradition? Deep in the heart of New Guinea lies the village of Mendoka, beautifully camouflaged from the rest of the world. Although the village has yet to be discovered, the outside world would soon have an influence on their lives. An interruption to their peaceful simplicity would both terrify them and cause them to search for answers. Readers will be able to follow the lives of those who lived in a much simpler time and become immersed in the culture that controlled their everyday existence.

Don't Mess It Up

Don't Mess It Up Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Les Trachtman
Editor: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1632991896
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In Don’t Mess It Up: How Founders and Their Successors Can Avoid the Clichés That Inhibit Growth, author and six-time second CEO Les Trachtman offers his expertise on the most effective ways to successfully hand off your company to a worthy successor. He also has advice for those who are inheriting a business and want to take it to the next level, as well as for boards who are dealing with these leadership transitions. In his direct, no-nonsense approach, Les shows readers how seemingly harmless business clichés such as “get it right” and “be careful” can have a detrimental effect on a company’s future by conveying that such imperative ingredients such as risk and innovation are things to now be avoided. Readers will learn how to: • Understand the metamorphosis required to transition from great founder to great CEO • Know when, and if, it’s time to replace yourself • Pick the right successor • Prepare yourself and your company for the fragile transition • Create a successful CEO transition • Separate yourself from the company ​There is likely no one more experienced in founder transitions than Les Trachtman. He has been an innovative and respected successor at six different companies; let his hard-won advice guide you through your transition and toward success.

Execution

Execution Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Larry Bossidy,Ram Charan,Charles Burck
Editor: Currency
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than two million copies in print! The premier resource for how to deliver results in an uncertain world, whether you’re running an entire company or in your first management job. “A must-read for anyone who cares about business.”—The New York Times When Execution was first published, it changed the way we did our jobs by focusing on the critical importance of “the discipline of execution”: the ability to make the final leap to success by actually getting things done. Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan now reframe their empowering message for a world in which the old rules have been shattered, radical change is becoming routine, and the ability to execute is more important than ever. Now and for the foreseeable future: • Growth will be slower. But the company that executes well will have the confidence, speed, and resources to move fast as new opportunities emerge. • Competition will be fiercer, with companies searching for any possible advantage in every area from products and technologies to location and management. • Governments will take on new roles in their national economies, some as partners to business, others imposing constraints. Companies that execute well will be more attractive to government entities as partners and suppliers and better prepared to adapt to a new wave of regulation. • Risk management will become a top priority for every leader. Execution gives you an edge in detecting new internal and external threats and in weathering crises that can never be fully predicted. Execution shows how to link together people, strategy, and operations, the three core processes of every business. Leading these processes is the real job of running a business, not formulating a “vision” and leaving the work of carrying it out to others. Bossidy and Charan show the importance of being deeply and passionately engaged in an organization and why robust dialogues about people, strategy, and operations result in a business based on intellectual honesty and realism. With paradigmatic case histories from the real world—including examples like the diverging paths taken by Jamie Dimon at JPMorgan Chase and Charles Prince at Citigroup—Execution provides the realistic and hard-nosed approach to business success that could come only from authors as accomplished and insightful as Bossidy and Charan.

Into That Darkness

Into That Darkness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steven Price
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Acclaimed Canadian poet Steven Price has conjured a stunning debut novel that explores what we ask from each other, and how much we are prepared to give. Set in the city of Victoria, British Columbia, Into That Darkness opens at the moment when a massive earthquake hits the entire west coast with devastating results. Amid the destruction of the city, survivors are left to negotiate a calamity in which bonds of civility are pushed to their limits and often broken. When Arthur Lear hears a voice crying in the rubble, he finds himself descending deep under a collapsed building in a desperate attempt to save a young boy and his mother. But what he discovers there will change him forever — as circumstances lead him across the city’s broken landscape, through the chaos of its hospitals and streets, in a harrowing search for the mother’s lost daughter. Over the days that follow, Lear’s very sense of humanness will be tested and compromised, as he faces the limits of himself and his fellow survivors, in his long journey home. A novel for our age of anxiety and fear, Steven Price delivers a powerful story about the physical manifestation of the darker things lurking in our culture, in ourselves.

Eternity

Eternity Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maggie Shayne
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“A rich, sensual, bewitching adventure of good vs. evil with love as the prize.” ~Publisher’s Weekly on ETERNITY 300 years ago, Raven St. James was hanged for witchcraft. But she revives among the dead to find herself alive. She is an Immortal High Witch, one of the light. A note from her mother warns that there are others, those of the Dark, who preserve their own lives by taking the hearts of those like her. Duncan Wallace’s forbidden love for the secretive lass costs him his life. 300 years later, he loves her again, tormented by hazy memories of a past that can’t be real. She tells him of another lifetime, claims to be immortal. Though he knows she’s deluded, he can’t stay away. And the Dark Witch after her heart is far closer than either of them know. If you liked the TV Series HIGHLANDER, you will LOVE this series. Don’t miss Book 2, INFINITY. “A hauntingly beautiful story of a love that endures through time itself.” ~New York Times Bestselling Author, Kay Hooper “This captivating story of a love that reaches across the centuries, becomes as immortal as the lover’s themselves, resonates with timeless passion, powerful magic, and haunting heartbreak.” ~BN.com’s official review

Excellence Wins

Excellence Wins Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Horst Schulze
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 031035210X
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"Horst Schulze created a culture of service that should be a role model for all of us. By committing to the highest standards of professionalism - and creating the right systems to achieve them - he inspired thousands of people to embrace and embody the core ideal of sheer unadulterated excellence. With this profoundly useful book, Schulze now shares his story, and his methods, so that the rest of us can be uplifted and taught by the master himself." -Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, co-author of Built to Last "Horst Schulze's influence on my family and our business is undeniable. His approach to customer service revolutionized the hotel industry and set a high bar for all of us. His new book, Excellence Wins, weaves Horst's personal story with the practical wisdom he's gleaned from an incredible career of servant leadership. It's a must read for leaders and anyone passionate about serving people." -Dan Cathy, chairman and CEO, Chick-fil-A *** CEOs. Leaders without titles. Startups. Corporations. For-profits. Nonprofits. It doesn't matter who you are or what you do - you want to become the best. You want to win, every time. Horst Schulze knows how to win. In Excellence Wins, Schulze, in his absolute no-nonsense approach, shares the visionary and disruptive principles that have produced immense global successes over the course of his still-prolific fifty-year career. As the co-founder and former president of Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., Schulze fearlessly led the company to unprecedented multi-billion dollar growth, setting the business vision and people-focused standards that made the Ritz-Carlton brand globally elite. Schulze's principles are both versatile and utterly practical to leaders of every age, career stage, and industry. You don't need a powerful title or a line of direct reports - you have everything you need to use them right now. If you're searching for the blueprint to beating the competition and out-performing everyone around you, look no further than Excellence Wins. Schulze pulls no punches as a masterful guide to becoming the very best in a world of routine compromise. Unleash the disruptive power of your true potential, own your career trajectory, and experience the game-changing proof firsthand: Excellence Wins.

The End of Power

The End of Power Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Moises Naim
Editor: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465065686
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We know that power is shifting: From West to East and North to South, from presidential palaces to public squares, from once formidable corporate behemoths to nimble startups and, slowly but surely, from men to women. But power is not merely shifting and dispersing. It is also decaying. Those in power today are more constrained in what they can do with it and more at risk of losing it than ever before. In The End of Power, award-winning columnist and former Foreign Policy editor Moisés Naím illuminates the struggle between once-dominant megaplayers and the new micropowers challenging them in every field of human endeavor. Drawing on provocative, original research, Naím shows how the antiestablishment drive of micropowers can topple tyrants, dislodge monopolies, and open remarkable new opportunities, but it can also lead to chaos and paralysis. Naím deftly covers the seismic changes underway in business, religion, education, within families, and in all matters of war and peace. Examples abound in all walks of life: In 1977, eighty-nine countries were ruled by autocrats while today more than half the world's population lives in democracies. CEO's are more constrained and have shorter tenures than their predecessors. Modern tools of war, cheaper and more accessible, make it possible for groups like Hezbollah to afford their own drones. In the second half of 2010, the top ten hedge funds earned more than the world's largest six banks combined. Those in power retain it by erecting powerful barriers to keep challengers at bay. Today, insurgent forces dismantle those barriers more quickly and easily than ever, only to find that they themselves become vulnerable in the process. Accessible and captivating, Naím offers a revolutionary look at the inevitable end of power—and how it will change your world.

The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All

The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Josh Ritter
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 0369705807
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From singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, a lyrical, sweeping novel about a young boy's coming-of-age during the last days of the lumberjacks. In the tiny timber town of Cordelia, Idaho, ninety-nine year old Weldon Applegate recounts his life in all its glory, filled with tall tales writ large with murder, mayhem, avalanches and bootlegging. It’s the story of dark pine forests brewing with ancient magic, and Weldon’s struggle as a boy to keep his father’s inherited timber claim, the Lost Lot, from the ravenous clutches of Linden Laughlin. Ever since young Weldon stepped foot in the deep Cordelia woods as a child, he dreamed of joining the rowdy ranks of his ancestors in their epic axe-swinging adventures. Local legend says their family line boasts some of the greatest lumberjacks to ever roam the American West, but at the beginning of the twentieth century, the jacks are dying out, and it’s up to Weldon to defend his family legacy. Braided with haunting saloon tunes and just the right dose of magic, The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All is a novel bursting with heart, humor and an utterly transporting adventure that is sure to sweep you away into the beauty of the tall snowy mountain timber.

Playing to Win

Playing to Win Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A.G. Lafley,Roger L. Martin
Editor: Harvard Business Press
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Are you just playing—or playing to win? Strategy is not complex. But it is hard. It’s hard because it forces people and organizations to make specific choices about their future—something that doesn’t happen in most companies. Now two of today’s best-known business thinkers get to the heart of strategy—explaining what it’s for, how to think about it, why you need it, and how to get it done. And they use one of the most successful corporate turnarounds of the past century, which they achieved together, to prove their point. A.G. Lafley, former CEO of Procter & Gamble, in close partnership with strategic adviser Roger Martin, doubled P&G’s sales, quadrupled its profits, and increased its market value by more than $100 billion in just ten years. Now, drawn from their years of experience at P&G and the Rotman School of Management, where Martin is dean, this book shows how leaders in organizations of all sizes can guide everyday actions with larger strategic goals built around the clear, essential elements that determine business success—where to play and how to win. The result is a playbook for winning. Lafley and Martin have created a set of five essential strategic choices that, when addressed in an integrated way, will move you ahead of your competitors. They are: • What is our winning aspiration? • Where will we play? • How will we win? • What capabilities must we have in place to win? • What management systems are required to support our choices? The stories of how P&G repeatedly won by applying this method to iconic brands such as Olay, Bounty, Gillette, Swiffer, and Febreze clearly illustrate how deciding on a strategic approach—and then making the right choices to support it—makes the difference between just playing the game and actually winning.

Culture Renovation: 18 Leadership Actions to Build an Unshakeable Company

Culture Renovation: 18 Leadership Actions to Build an Unshakeable Company Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kevin Oakes
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Seize and expand the competitive edge with a smart, well-managed culture “renovation” Most business leaders understand the power of a dynamic, positive culture—but almost every effort to change culture fails. Why? The approach is often all wrong. Rather than attempt to “transform” a new culture from the ground up, leaders need to instead spearhead a culture renovation. It’s all about keeping what works, changing what needs to be changed, and ensuring proper care and maintenance—much like refurbishing and living in a beautiful historic home and improving its overall value. In Culture Renovation, the head of the world’s leading HR research firm—the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp)—Kevin Oakes provides tangible, tactical insights drawn from a robust data set and informed by CEOs and HR leaders at many of the world’s top companies. You’ll find everything you need to rebuild your corporate culture with care and expertise, including: Three phases and detailed action steps for architecting the change you want to see Practical insights and examples from T-Mobile, Microsoft, 3M, and other top companies The traits of a healthy corporate culture Proven talent practices to maintain your new culture for long-term success Oakes identifies 18 proven leadership actions for turning any culture into an agile, resilient, and innovative high-performance organization. You’ll learn how to best understand the culture in place today and set a new cultural path for decades to come; develop a co-creation mindset; identify influencers and blockers; ferret out skeptics and non-believers; measure, monitor, and report progress; and implement “next practices” in talent strategies to sustain the renovation. Culture Renovation delivers everything you need to plan, build, and maintain a corporate culture that drives profits, growth, and business sustainability now and well into the future.

The New School Management by Wandering Around

The New School Management by Wandering Around Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William A. Streshly,Susan P. Gray,Larry E. Frase
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452283621
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The New School Management by Wandering Around by William A. Streshly,Susan P. Gray,Larry E. Frase Summary

Achieve success step by step The topic of management by wandering around is not new, but the authors’ approach is fresh and timely. This current rendition based on the original work by Frase and Hetzel gives new and seasoned administrators smart, practical advice about what to do in critical school leadership circumstances. This text cites more than 20 well-constructed research studies that show how management by wandering around produces desirable outcomes, including: Higher student achievement Improved school culture Higher teacher efficacy Topics covered include developing meeting agendas, supervising instruction, dealing with marginal teachers, and creating safe campuses.

Creating Enlightened Organizations

Creating Enlightened Organizations Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Neal
Editor: Springer
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There is a growing movement to incorporate faith and spirituality in the workplace, to do things better, to utilize all the human capabilities of employees, and to truly revolutionize the role of business in the world. Creating Enlightened Organizations is the first book to provide a truly comprehensive approach to creating an organization designed to unleash full human potential in the workplace. Businesses have learned how to involve employees in problem solving, improve the emotional intelligence of their leaders, reengineer the business processes and create customer delight, but they have left out one essential ingredient that makes all the difference - the human spirit. There is a hunger for meaning and purpose in our workplaces and in our institutions. This book simplifies and organizes the best of what is going on in organizations at the individual, team and systems levels and provides guidance for putting it to practical use. It also offers a radically new view of the purpose of business in society and provides examples of leading edge organizations that make a positive difference in the world. Spirituality is the new competitive edge, and enlightened organizations know how to integrate the human spirit and spiritual values into their business practices.

Work Life Balance Movement in the U.S.

Work Life Balance Movement in the U.S. Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephan Kaufmann
Editor: GRIN Verlag
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Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,3, University of Cooperative Education Stuttgart, course: Intercultural Management, language: English, abstract: Typing in ‘Work Life Balance Movement in the US’ in various search engines does not deliver a very satisfying result. Google, Yahoo and Bing are totally overloaded with information like newspaper articles, books and Human Resource consulting firms trying to sell their idea of Work Life Balance, Tips & Tricks and of course their best and only way to achieve it. Where does all that content come from and which is right? Is there any right or wrong? Is Work Life Balance a black or white topic? Is it something where only one opinion is right and all others are useless and doomed to failure? Hundreds of studies within the last couple of years and an unknown vast mass of self-declared experts suggest that Work Life Balance is a topic of fashion. Like burnout – a huge bubble ready to burst and ready to be used as excuse for almost everything. Used as an excuse for failure in business, family and friends. Obvious it is a topic that attracts lots of attention in both the employees’ and employers’ mind.

Defining Moments

Defining Moments Pdf/ePub eBook Author: P. Shaw
Editor: Springer
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Defining Moments by P. Shaw Summary

Our lives are full of defining moments, but do we recognize them? We often fail to appreciate the significance of these moments. At work the pressure can be relentless and we can fail to enjoy these moments. The author shows how to recognize and appreciate these moments, which in turn helps us to better cope during more difficult times.

The Intentional Leader

The Intentional Leader Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. Donald Davenport
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When we say we will act with intention, what does that mean? We intend to set the alarm to get up and go to work. We intend to pick the kids up from school. We intend to watch this TV program or read that magazine. There are also many other things that we intend to do that we never do. I believe that in leadership whether it is in the private or public sector, home or in a church organization, to be effective, one has to be intentional. This intention begins with the leader. When the leader is clear about who they are, the culture of the organization takes notice and evolves and is shaped by that intention. Through this book we will seek what it means to be an intentional leader through 7 intentions: 1. Intentionally Capacious - Expanding and growing beyond your level of comfort 2. Intentionally Collaborative - Knowing that one of us is never greater than all of us 3. Intentionally Challenging - Standing tall in the midst of conflict 4. Intentionally Compassionate - Connecting and emphatic to the people you serve 5. Intentionally Communicative - Clarifying the vision,values and expectations of the mission 6. Intentionally Conscious - Being aware of your strengths, challenges and the environment around you 7. Intentionally Called - Understanding that God’s purpose is larger than yourself

The Aspiring Leader's Guide to the Future

The Aspiring Leader's Guide to the Future Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Clay Scroggins
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The Aspiring Leader's Guide to the Future by Clay Scroggins Summary

Leadership is not what it used to be and not what it once was. Too many leaders today are calibrated for a world that no longer exists. And people are demanding something so much different in leaders of today. Like a new house outfitted with the greatest VHS system on the planet, too many leaders are addressing today's problems with the style and substance of yesterday's leadership. In The Aspiring Leader's Guide to the Future, author Clay Scroggins uncovers nine counterintuitive axioms of leadership that will help leaders adapt to the rate of change while becoming today's version of a leader worth following. For every principle of leadership, there is a counter principle that only those knee-deep in the mess of everyday life can understand. With the rapid nature of change happening today, these counter principles provide a new way forward for today's leaders. With disarming candor and simplicity, Clay dispels several age-old myths of what makes a great leader, showing why the old way needs updating. Today's leaders rarely feel ready to lead, don't always have the right people on the bus, and are more willing to be vulnerable even when they don't have the answers. The way forward requires an understanding of the past, a conviction of what's at stake today, and a vision for how different tomorrow will be. There is a moment coming in your life that will require great leadership. Whether or not you're able to rise to the occasion will be determined by how much you understand the substance and style of leadership required for today. Good news, though. You don't have to wait for tomorrow's leadership challenge to begin. As soon as you're ready to see it and accept it, leading like this and not like that can start today!

Business Gurus

Business Gurus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ian Wallis
Editor: Crimson Publishing
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Business Gurus by Ian Wallis Summary

Business Gurus is an essential introduction to business and leadership thinking. A must-read for anyone working in or studying business, Business Gurus explains simply and clearly the most important elements from the world's most influential leadership and management thinkers. All major gurus, both past and present, are featured including: Michael Porter, Tom Peters, Peter Drucker, Michael Gerber, Peter Senge, Jim Collins, Ken Blanchard, Charles Handy, Richard Koch, John Kotter, Richardo Semler, Stephen Covey, Seth Godin and many more. For each of these Gurus, the book explains their background, the main theories for which they are known, the context for these theories, and how they compare to other business thinking. Crucially the book also looks at how each theory works in practise.

How to: Be a Better Leader

How to: Be a Better Leader Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stefan Stern
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509821279
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How to: Be a Better Leader by Stefan Stern Summary

We know that businesses and organisations expect people at all levels to show initiative and display good leadership qualities, but to put this into practice is easier said than done. This book will show you how you can become a better leader, whether you're already in charge of a large team, or you're paving the way for your future career. How to Be a Better Leader is designed to help you truly understand what it means to be a leader, as well as what good and bad leadership look like. Stefan Stern investigates the different ways in which men and women lead - and, crucially, how we can get nearer to genuine equality at work. He also highlights the language of leaders, and gives examples from around the world of different prominent leaders from business and politics, including Jeff Bezos, Indra Nooyi, Winston Churchill and Rosa Parks.

Trust Agents

Trust Agents Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Brogan,Julien Smith
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111966599X
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The 10th Anniversary Edition of Trust Agents helps companies get back on track in their efforts to build reputation, attention, and trust In the years since authors Chris Brogan and Julien Smith first released their groundbreaking book Trust Agents, social media channels have become inundated by questionable, low-quality content. As a result, many businesses have suffered from damaged reputations and poorly performing social media initiatives. The power of social media is as strong as ever, yet businesses are struggling when trying to re-capture the trust and attention of their audience. This special 10th Anniversary Edition of Trust Agents helps companies of all kinds regain their reputation and re-establish the attention and trust of the marketplace. Celebrating a decade in print, this New York Times bestseller has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the new business realities of social networks and the latest digital technologies. All-new content and supplemental materials show business leaders how to attract the right kind of attention, communicate directly to specific groups, and leverage human innovation and originality in this age of Artificial Intelligence and automation. From using the latest social apps and platforms to build trusted networks of influence, to implementing laser-focused marketing strategies to cut through the digital clutter, critical information is supported by real-world examples and case studies, advanced theory, and practical, actionable guidance. This must-have guide: Provides expert advice on creating and growing brand influence Features specific strategies for small businesses, nonprofits, the hospitality industry, corporations, and more Discusses the six main tenets of trust agents and their use Explores online tools that foster better relationships, increased sales, and greater profits Explains the relationship between trust, social capital, and media The 10th Anniversary Edition of Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust is a valuable source of knowledge for any organization operating in the Digital Age.

Systemic Change Management

Systemic Change Management Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G. Roth,A. DiBella
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Systemic Change Management by G. Roth,A. DiBella Summary

Weaving together prescriptions with a series of cases, Systemic Change Management describes the value and how-to of a systemic or enterprise approach to organizational change. Each capability presented here promotes change, but when used together create synergies that magnify their individual impact within and between collaborating organizations.

The Purpose of Business

The Purpose of Business Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Albert Erisman,David Gautschi
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The Purpose of Business by Albert Erisman,David Gautschi Summary

Business is a vital institution for a flourishing society, but there is mounting concern about its role in distorting wealth distribution, enabling and rewarding unethical behaviour, and despoiling the natural environment. A Consortium was formed in 2009 under the leadership of David Gautschi to bring together academics, business people, and interested members of society from around the world to discuss two questions: what is the purpose of business, and what is the role of the business school in the academy? Consortium Fellows gathered in eight sessions over five years from 29 countries to discuss, debate, and share perspectives on these questions. The Purpose of Business is an edited collection drawing from the perspectives of these sessions, with contributors from North America, South America, Europe, and Asia bringing culturally and intellectually diverse perspectives on these critical questions. This multifaceted work offers an exploration of business in relation to religion, art, neuroscience, geopolitics, energy, and beyond to inspire a better understanding of the role of business in the 21st century interconnected world.

Assessing Information Needs: Managing Transformative Library Services

Assessing Information Needs: Managing Transformative Library Services Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert J. Grover Professor Emeritus,Roger C. Greer,John Agada
Editor: ABC-CLIO
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Assessing Information Needs: Managing Transformative Library Services by Robert J. Grover Professor Emeritus,Roger C. Greer,John Agada Summary

Based on a tested model for community analysis, this book offers a guide to the management of client-centered transformative information services that can be applied in any type of library or information agency. • A case study of a community analysis for a county library system, illustrating how the model can be applied • 13 tables presenting information collected from the case study • Several graphic models, presented and described • References at the end of each chapter • A bibliography at the end of the book

Developing Multicultural Leaders

Developing Multicultural Leaders Pdf/ePub eBook Author: F. Muna,Z. Zennie
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ISBN: 1137104643
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The authors identify three stages of leadership development:early ingredients for success starting from childhood;paths that current and aspiring leaders should follow once they start a career; and what leaders should doexceptionally well to become and remain outstanding in organizations operating in multicultural environments.

Before the Singing

Before the Singing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. Barbara Tagg
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199920699
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Before the Singing by Dr. Barbara Tagg Summary

All children must have an opportunity to share the joy of choral music participation - whether in school, church, or community choirs. What happens before the singing begins, is critical to supporting, sustaining, and nurturing choirs to give every child the opportunity to experience the wonder of choral singing. Based on years of experience conducting and teaching, Barbara Tagg brings a wealth of practical information about ways of organizing choirs. From classroom choirs, to mission statements, boards of directors, commissioning, auditioning, and repertoire, Before the Singing will inspire new ways of thinking about how choirs organize their daily tasks. The collaborative community that surrounds a choir includes conductors, music educators, church choir directors, board members, volunteers, staff, administrators, and university students in music education and nonprofit arts management degree programs. For all these, Tagg offers a wealth of knowledge about creating a positive environment to support artistry, creativity, dedication, and a commitment to striving for excellence.

Leadership and Culture

Leadership and Culture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Montgomery Van Wart,A. Hondeghem,E. Schwella,Vivien E. Nice
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 113745413X
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Leadership and Culture by Montgomery Van Wart,A. Hondeghem,E. Schwella,Vivien E. Nice Summary

This collection examines the leadership training of public administration in 19 countries and provides information on where, what, and how the training occurs as well as the up-to-date cultural, political, economic background for each. Factors affecting perceived importance, quality and robustness of top civil servant training are examined.

Survival to Growth

Survival to Growth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. Hout
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Survival to Growth explores human nature and illustrates how occupational goals and objectives can be achieved by applying a basic organizational approach while upgrading the skill level of each company employee.

Preparing Educators to Communicate and Connect with Families and Communities

Preparing Educators to Communicate and Connect with Families and Communities Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt
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Preparing Educators to Communicate and Connect with Families and Communities by Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt Summary

This unique and visionary text is a compilation of fascinating case studies by New York State teachers, parents and professors. These down-to-earth case studies highlight effective specific approaches to provide bridges between home and school and a look to the future for preparing teachers to communicate and connect with families and communities. This book promises to make a signifi-cant contribution to preparing teachers to engage all families and communities in the education of our children. It is filled with activities coming out of an incredible body of educational research done by the contributors. This book has given us the answers to the questions that Schmidt raised and it will move family involve-ment from high rhetoric to high practice. This book will change the way we prepare teachers and it is a must read for those in teacher education programs.

Coherence in the Midst of Complexity

Coherence in the Midst of Complexity Pdf/ePub eBook Author: H. Letiche,M. Lissack,Ron Schultz
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Coherence in the Midst of Complexity by H. Letiche,M. Lissack,Ron Schultz Summary

A discussion on the social complexity approach, where dialogue and stories allow for the degrees of freedom needed for the opportunities of emergence to take root. The authors focus on the experience of coherence and how such experiential lessons differ from the establishment and maintenance of categories and labels.

The Product Manager's Reference and Survival Guide

The Product Manager's Reference and Survival Guide Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steven Haines
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
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The Product Manager's Reference and Survival Guide by Steven Haines Summary

Three E-Books in One The Product Manager's Desk Reference Whether a business sells tangible goods or services, product management holds a critical position in the organization's pursuit of profits. Because traditional departmental roles continually evolve, and because the business climate is so competitive, the job of product manager has become exceedingly critical—yet it remains very complex. The Product Manager's Desk Reference is the first book to lay down a comprehensive body of knowledge for this critical function, and it is the only book that can effectively guide product managers so that they can establish and build a successful career in product management. Here, product management expert and practitioner Steven Haines clearly illustrates the entire product life cycle, from beginning to end. This outstanding work is packed with an array of best practices and helpful hints which are critical to the efficient management of products. The Product Manager's Survival Guide The Product Manager's Survival Guide provides best practices, practical on-the-job advice, and a step-by-step blueprint for succeeding in Product Management. Whatever your level of experience--whether you're a novice product manager or seasoned Product Management leader--you’ll find everything you need to make consistent positive impacts on your business. With this practical guide in your hands, you have the most powerful tool available for increasing your productivity quickly and dramatically--in a way that is noticeable and measurable. Managing Product Management Does your company use Product Management to its fullest potential? In Managing Product Management, Steven Haines lays the groundwork for moving Product Management out of a supporting role and establishing it as a vital, strategic partner with other business functions. He provides a solid, implementable framework that takes you step-by-step through a process that will transform your company in profound ways. Design and support cross-functional product teams to steer a product line and deliver agreed-upon business results Institute a governing model that sustains Product Management in its dynamic role

ASAE Handbook of Professional Practices in Association Management

ASAE Handbook of Professional Practices in Association Management Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John B. Cox,Susan S. Radwan
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118934997
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ASAE Handbook of Professional Practices in Association Management by John B. Cox,Susan S. Radwan Summary

A new edition of one of the flagship books for CAE preparation The ASAE Handbook of Professional Practices in Association Management covers the core functions of association management at a high but practical level, making it a go-to resource for professionals who are leading and managing membership organizations and those preparing for the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential. Now in its third edition, this core text in the ASAE association literature offers practical, experience-based insights, strategies, and techniques for managing every aspect of an association or membership organization. Organized into 35 chapters and presenting information based on experience and proven research into the skills and knowledge required for successfully managing an organization of any size, this book covers governance and structure, leadership processes, management and administration (including finance and human resources), internal and external relations, programs and services, and much more. This new edition incorporates increased emphasis on the c-level judgment required of Certified Association Executives and CEO-aspirants, as well as more comprehensive coverage of essential functions such as planning. Covers the range of functions essential to managing an association Serves as a flagship handbook for CAE prep and is one of only five designated "CAE Core Resources"; new edition is applicable to prep beginning with the May 2015 CAE exam Information is relevant and applicable to students and professionals alike Edited by the founding editor of Professional Practices in Association Management and a CAE instructor with more than 30 years of experience in preparing CAEs Put the experts to work for you with this essential resource—written by association professionals and experts with 300 years of cumulative experience!

Stories to Tell Your Students

Stories to Tell Your Students Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joan Marques,Satinder Dhiman,Jerry Biberman
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ISBN: 0230370438
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Stories to Tell Your Students by Joan Marques,Satinder Dhiman,Jerry Biberman Summary

This non-traditional, OB-oriented book is designed to provide teachers in Organizational Behavior and management courses, as well as corporate workshops, with a highly effective way to address important issues in modern-days' management and organizational behavior-related issues.

The Right Leader

The Right Leader Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nat Stoddard,Claire Wyckoff
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470527733
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The Right Leader by Nat Stoddard,Claire Wyckoff Summary

A trailblazing approach to choosing executives who both match the needs and fit the cultures of the organizations they will lead Leadership failures damage or even destroy companies every day. To reduce the costs of leadership failure, the author has developed a revolutionary process for selecting executives based on his years of consulting for some of America's largest corporations. The Right Leader details this new approach and how it eliminates the leadership failures that plague so many companies around the world today. When executives don't address the right needs, or can't lead the organization because of a poor fit with the corporation's cultures, the company loses competitive advantage, talented people, and momentum. The Right Leader introduces the revolutionary Match-Fit Model and explains how it reduces the risks and costs of executive failure by changing the factors that are considered and by taking into account the cultural dynamics at play in any organization. Nat Stoddard (New York, NY) is Chairman of Crenshaw Associates, a New York-based consulting firm specializing in career and transition management for senior executives. Claire Wyckoff (New York, NY) is an accomplished writer and editor, who has held executive positions in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors.