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Creating Excellence

Managing Corporate Culture, Strategy, and Change in the New Age, 1st Edition

By Craig R. Hickman, Michael A. Silva


302 pages

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Creating Excellence, first published in 1984, proposes a rational yet visionary blend of approaches for a winning, strategy-driven culture that can provide you and your company with the confidence that gets results.

Based on a programme of six essential leadership skills – vision, sensitivity, insight, versatility, focus, and patience – this step-by-step blueprint for organisational excellence shows the New Age Executive exactly how to:

  • Know your firm’s capabilities – and make the most of them
  • Motivate your people to peak performance
  • Respond positivity to change from within and without
  • Develop long-term goals and see them through
  • And turn crisis into opportunity

All these principles are illustrated with fascinating case studies of the most spectacular successes and failures in the history of American enterprise. In addition, hands-on ‘exercises’ will enable you to test their application to the concerns of your own organisation.

Whether you work for a small business or a vast conglomerate, in a hot new industry or a mature, stable environment, Creative Excellence can help make you the most important corporate asset of the eighties – and beyond.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Preface; Part One: The Foundation of Excellence; 1. Creating Excellence: Toward a New Age Renaissance 2. On Becoming a Strategic Thinker 3. On Becoming a Culture Builder 4. Matching Strategy and Culture; Part Two: Six Skills for New Age Executives; 5. Creative Insight: Asking the Right Questions 6. Sensitivity: Doing unto Others 7. Vision: Creating the Future 8. Versatility: Anticipating Change 9. Focus: Implementing Change 10. Patience: Living in the Long Term; Part Three: Creating Excellence; 11. Start-Up: Originating Strategy and Culture 12. Growth: Holding Strategy and Culture Together 13. Crisis: Radically Altering Strategy and Culture 14. Evolution: Fine-Tuning Strategy and Culture; Bibliography; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Management

The 53 volumes in this set, originally published between 1955 and 1996, draw together research by leading academics in the area of management and provides a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine management techniques, managing for profit and non-profit organisations, and management training and development. This set will be of particular interest to students of Business Studies.

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