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Leading Change
John P. Kotter
0875847471
Jan 1996
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Harvard Business School professor Kotter (A Force for Change) breaks from the mold of M.B.A. jargon-filled texts to produce a truly accessible, clear and visionary guide to the business world's buzzword for the late '90s?change. In this excellent business manual, Kotter emphasizes a comprehensive eight-step framework that can be followed by executives at all levels. Kotter advises those who would implement change to foster a sense of urgency within the organization. "A higher rate of urgency does not imply everpresent panic, anxiety, or fear. It means a state in which complacency is virtually absent." Twenty-first century business change must overcome overmanaged and underled cultures. "Because management deals mostly with the status quo and leadership deals mostly with change, in the next century we are going to...


Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great
Jim Collins
0977326403
November 30, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Jim Collins Answers the Social Sector with a Monograph to Accompany Good to Great. 30-50% of those who bought Good to Great work in the Social Sector. This monograph is a response to questions raised by readers in the social sector. It is not a new book. Jim Collins wants to avoid any confusion about the monograph being a book by limiting its distribution to online retailers. Based on interviews and workshops with over 100 social sector leaders. The difference between successful organizations is not between the business and the social sector, the difference is between good organizations and great ones.

About the Author
Jim Collins is a student and teacher of enduring great companies -- how they grow, how they attain superior performance, and how good...


Fish Sticks
Stephen C. Lundin
0786868163
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
In this third installment in the popular Fish! series, the authors examine change as a necessary, ongoing process that should never stop--at least not if one wants to keep the workplace vital and fully alive. Using a fictitious sushi restaurant as an example, this fable examines the three principles that Lundin, Christensen, and Paul believe are necessary for continuing success: Find It ("it" being each employee's personal vision of the business), Live It, and Coach It. Readers of the authors' previous books--Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results and Fish! Tales--should find its familiarity comforting. For those new to the series, this standalone volume is easy to read and highly valuable. --David Bombeck

From Publishers Weekly
This audio version of the third...


Strategic Organizational Change: A Practitioner's Guide for Managers and Consultants
Michael Beitler
0972606408
December 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
"Strategic Organizational Change: A Practitioner's Guide for Managers and Consultants" is written by a practitioner for practitioners. In this book, Dr. Beitler begins by providing a systematic approach for diagnosing organizational problems. Then he offers his step-by-step approach for designing and implementing organizational change interventions. Everything is written in a practical, easy-to-follow style, with an abundance of checklists and practice tools!

About the Author
Dr. Michael Beitler (pronounced Bite-ler) began his 25-year career as a management consultant with one of the world's largest consulting firms. He has earned an international reputation as a consultant, trainer, author, and speaker. Dr. Beitler's clients include Fortune 100 companies and mid-sized...


Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Jim Collins
0066620996
October 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review's Best of 2001
Five years ago, Jim Collins asked the question, "Can a good company become a great company and if so, how?" In Good to Great Collins, the author of Built to Last, concludes that it is possible, but finds there are no silver bullets. Collins and his team of researchers began their quest by sorting through a list of 1,435 companies, looking for those that made substantial improvements in their performance over time. They finally settled on 11--including Fannie Mae, Gillette, Walgreens, and Wells Fargo--and discovered common traits that challenged many of the conventional notions of corporate success. Making the transition from good to great doesn't require a high-profile CEO, the latest technology, innovative change management, or even a fine-tuned business strategy. At the heart of those rare and truly great companies was a...


The Heart of Change Field Guide
Dan Cohen
1591397758
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The practical implementation guide to John Kotter's revolutionary 8-step change process and the See-Feel-Change approach as introduced in Leading Change and The Heart of Change. John Kotter's change bible Leading Change has sold nearly 490,000 copies since publication in 1996 and The Heart of Change, co-written with Dan Cohen, has sold nearly 125,000 copies. Now, Dan Cohen delivers a highly practical, hands-on complement to both of these books in The Heart of Change Field Guide. Filled with practical tools, checklists and advice, this book will guide leaders and managers step-by-step through real change programs within their organisations.

About the Author
Dan Cohen is the coauthor, with John P. Kotter, of The Heart of Change and a principal with Deloitte Consulting,...


Built to Change: How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness
Edward E. Lawler
0787980617
February 2006
Hardcover
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Review
Back in the good old days, when news travelled at the speed of telex and the world seemed big, change was something that happened to companies once every few years.
Chief executives would initiate "change programmes" to rid their organisations of old habits and inculcate new ones. Strategy would be re-examined, priorities reset, jobs redesigned and reporting lines redrawn.
To be sure, these initiatives came with a variety of labels attached. In the 1970s, diversification and job enrichment were the watchwords. The 1980s belonged to strategic focus and quality. The 1990s gave us business process re-engineering and e-commerce. But the underlying assumption was always the same: change was periodic, planned and uncomfortable, given that the natural state of organisations was reckoned to be equilibrium.
The snag...


The Radical Leap
Steve Farber
0793185688
Apr 2004
Hardcover
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Tom Peters
Awesome! I am an unabashed Farber fan!

Patrick Lencioni; Author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team; President, The Table Group
Every leader needs to hear this message and take it to heart. This is a terrific book.

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Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change
William Bridges
0738208248
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Text explains in detail how successful organizational change takes place when employees have a purpose, a mental picture, a plan for, and a part to play in that change. Updated and expanded edition provides step-by-step strategies for reaching this goal and minimizing the disruptions caused by workplace change. Previous edition: c1991. Softcover.

Book Info
Text explains in detail how successful organizational change takes place when employees have a purpose, a mental picture, a plan for, and a part to play in that change. Updated and expanded edition provides step-by-step strategies for reaching this goal and minimizing the disruptions caused by workplace change. Previous edition: c1991. Softcover.

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Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within
Robert E. Quinn
0787902446
January 1996
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Business school professor Quinn (Univ. of Michigan; Master Manager, John Wiley, 1995), who believes that people can effect great change in large organizations by changing themselves, has written a self-help book similar to but less structured than Stephen R. Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (S. & S., 1989). In four sections, he defines "deep change," discusses the need for personal change, provides insights into the perceptions of an internally driven leader, and challenges the reader to develop a vision that includes the creation of excellence. Each chapter is followed by a set of questions that are to be used as springboards to personal and organizational change. His book reads easily, and the presentation is inspirational. Few self-help books aimed at developing an individual's leadership skills...


Managing Change
Robert Heller
0789428970
Jan 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
"Change is good" is the new mantra of organizational culture--but that doesn't mean that change is easy to take, especially if it's your responsibility to initiate and manage it. This snappy 72-page guide to weathering the winds of workplace change equips you with a quick-and-dirty plan for finessing change in three crucial phases: planning change (deciding what to change and what not to change, involving others, making an action plan, anticipating its effects and resistance to it, and testing and checking your plans), implementing change (communicating it, assigning responsibility, developing commitment to it, and limiting resistance), and consolidating change (monitoring progress, maintaining momentum, and building on it for future growth). On every page of this hard-working little handbook, boxed tips, mini case...


The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations
John P. Kotter, Dan S. Cohen
1578512549
August 1, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
The Heart of Change is the follow-up to John Kotter's enormously popular book Leading Change, in which he outlines a framework for implementing change that sidesteps many of the pitfalls common to organizations looking to turn themselves around. The essence of Kotter's message is this: the reason so many change initiatives fail is that they rely too much on "data gathering, analysis, report writing, and presentations" instead of a more creative approach aimed at grabbing the "feelings that motivate useful action." In The Heart of Change, Kotter, with the help of Dan Cohen, a partner at Deloitte Consulting, shows how his eight-step approach has worked at over 100 organizations. In just about every case, change happened because the players were led to "see" and "feel" the change. In one example, a sales representative...


Workflow Modeling: Tools for Process Improvement and Application Development
Alec Sharp, Patrick McDermott
1580530214
February 15, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Providing proven techniques for identifying, modeling, and redesigning business processes, and explaining how to implement workflow improvement, this book helps you define requirements for systems development or acquisition.


Results
Gary Neilson
1400098394
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Financial Times, November 6, 2005
"The book offers insights into why your passive-aggressive, over-managed, outgrown, stop-start business seems so hard to lead."

Review
Praise for Results: One of Harvard Business Review’s “Breakthrough Ideas”


“Highly readable and right on target, Results will help readers at all leadership levels understand why their organizations fall short, frustrate talented people, and deny even the most obvious needs for change. In the hands of committed leaders, Results will get results.” —Hank McKinnell, chairman and CEO of Pfizer, Inc., and author of A Call to Action: Taking Back Healthcare for Future Generations

“I highly recommend this practical book on how to organize and...


Creating A Lean Culture: Tools To Sustain Lean Conversions
David Mann
1563273225
May 13, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Lean production has been proven unbeatable in organizing production operations, yet the majority of attempts to implement lean end in disappointing results. The critical factor so often overlooked is that lean implementation requires day-to-day, hour-by-hour management practices and skills that leaders in conventional batch-and-queue environments are neither familiar nor comfortable with. Creating a Lean Culture helps lean leaders succeed in their personal batch-to-lean transformation. It provides a practical guide to implementing the missing links needed to sustain a lean implementation. Mann provides critical guidance on developing and using the key elements of a lean management system, including: leader standard work, visual controls, daily accountability processes, maintaining a process focus, managing key HR...


Presence
Peter M. Senge
038551624X
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
Presence can be read as a both a guide and a challenge to leaders in business, education, and government to transform their institutions into powerful agents of change in a world increasingly out of balance. Since business is the most powerful institution in the world today, the authors argue, it must play a key role in solving global societal problems. Yet so many institutions seem to run people rather than the other way around. In this illuminating book, the authors seek to understand why people don't change systems and institutions even when they pose a threat to society, and examine why institutional change is so difficult to attain.

The authors view large institutions such as global corporations as a new species that are affecting nearly all other life forms on the planet. Rather than look at these systems as...



Dealing with Darwin : How Great Companies Innovate at Every Phase of Their Evolution
Geoffrey A. Moore
1591841070
December 29, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"Innovation" is one of the great buzzwords of management theory, but this treatise accords it a thoroughgoing analysis. Management consultant Moore, author of the bestselling Crossing the Chasm, argues that companies can escape the marginless hell of commodity and price competition only through innovations that differentiate their products from their competitors' in the minds of consumers. He elaborates a taxonomy of 15 "innovation types," from "disruptive" breakthrough technologies like Apple's iTunes to more mundane marketing innovations like hiring a sports superstar to endorse athletic shoes. Unlike many business futurists, Moore doesn't exalt innovation for its own sake, insisting it must be tied to concrete business goals. To help companies determine the right-and wrong-strategies for innovation, he...


Leaning Into Six SIGMA
Barbara Wheat
0071414320
Mar 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
A brief business novel about combining today's two most powerful quality initiatives Leaning Into Six Sigma shows managers how to combine today's two most popular continuous improvement methodologies-- Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma--for dramatically improved quality and cycle time. This concise and fast-paced "business novel" tells the story of how one skeptical company gradually came to understand and implement a Lean Six Sigma initiative--improving quality at all levels of the organization. This engaging story will help employees and managers understand basic quality concepts from Design of Experiments (DOE) to Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), while learning how to: Implement work cells and preventive maintenance Get rid of excess inventory Speed up processes

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You're in Charge--Now What : The 8 Point Plan
Thomas J. Neff, James M. Citrin
1400048656
January 11, 2005
Hardcover
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Building the Bridge As You Walk On It: A Guide for Leading Change
Robert E. Quinn
078797112X
April 2004
Hardcover
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Review
“Quinn’s work captures a crucial truth about great leadership—that it is about who we are and not what we do. In facing our fears and harnessing our uniqueness, we bring forth the capacity for inspired leadership and for enduring change. Robert Quinn is a gifted storyteller. This is his best book to date.”
—Peter J. Frost, Edgar F. Kaiser Professor of Organizational Behavior, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, and author of Toxic Emotions at Work

“Quinn's fundamental state of leadership is fundamentally uncommon. Rather than focusing on how to lead others, he has served up authentic insights on how leaders can best lead themselves.”
—Jim Haduan, CEO, Root Learning, Inc.

“Read this book only if you are willing to...



The Next Revolution
Charlotte Shelton
0891062009
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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T&D Magazine, November 2005
The Next Revolution comes to us at a good time. Managers can create lasting future for the rest of us.

Kansas City Star, November 29, 2005
This fascinating book shares the views of mom and daughter. And they make some excellent points.

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The Essentials of Managing Change and Transition
Harvard Business School Press
1591395739
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This book provides an overview of the various approaches to change management, provides assessments and tools for preparing employees and the organization for a change initiative, and offers strategies for successfully managing the human and business aspects of the transformation as it rolls out. Today's HR professionals work side by side with senior executives to devise a strategy for their organizations and to marshal the talent and resources to implement it. That means going beyond the traditional HR domain and mastering the fundamentals of all aspects of business and management. The Business Literacy for HR Professionals series, developed in conjunction with the Society for Human Resource Management, is designed to help HR professionals do exactly that. Covering essential areas such as negotiation, decision...


The Radical Edge : Stoke Your Business, Amp Your Life, and Change the World
Steve Farber
1419511319
April 1, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
In his bestselling book The Radical Leap, Steve Farber introduced readers to Extreme Leadership, showing them how to renew their passion and excitement and become committed to changing the world for the better by disregarding normal constraints.Now, Farber takes readers to an even higher level of self-discovery in The Radical Edge. Management guru Steve is back, working with young Senior VP Cameron Summerfield, who has superstar sales skills but a severe and demoralizing leadership style. Along the way, both Steve and Cameron learn how taking responsibility for making the future markedly better than the present can improve the world. Readers will learn answers to these questions:•How can people amp up their lives to amazing levels of achievement?•If individuals assume personal responsibility,...

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