1st Edition

Creating Excellence
Managing Corporate Culture, Strategy, and Change in the New Age

ISBN 9781138479630
Published November 4, 2019 by Routledge
306 Pages

USD $46.95

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Book Description

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

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