Making Common Sense Common Practice: Achieving High Performance Using What You Already Know, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Making Common Sense Common Practice

Achieving High Performance Using What You Already Know, 1st Edition

By Victor R. Buzzotta

CRC Press

248 pages

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Hardback: 9781574441949
pub: 1997-09-26

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The business world today is full of buzzwords such as empowerment, teamwork, and continuous improvement. In a desperate attempt to get a jump on the competition, many business leaders are so busy searching for the "next big idea" that something important is being overlooked-common sense!

Making Common Sense Common Practice tells you how to get full use of the most powerful management tool around-your own common sense. Learn how to trust yourself when it comes to making leadership decisions and sound judgments. Learn how to take tension that sidetracks high performance and turn it into an energizing, creative force. Learn how to use what you already know!

Using five common sense techniques, you will discover how to lead your people to build a high-performance organization. Grounded on the common sense principle that manager-leaders are regulators of tension in the workplace, Making Common Sense Common Practice discusses pragmatic actions that raise and lower tension, keeping it in the constructive, energizing range. These actions are woven into a step-by-step program that result in optimal performance for your organization.


"An excellent handbook for busy executives searching for advice on how to relieve the tensions in highly stressed organizations."

-Archie W. Dunham, President and CEO, Conoco

"It could easily be called The Busy Executive's Must-Read Handbook. It's practical, concise and loaded with important lessons for all levels of executives."

-James E. Preston, Chairman and CEO, Avon Products, Inc.

"A step-by-step formula for building performance. Its common sense principles are both easy to understand and hard to disagree with."

-Richard L. Battram, Executive Vice Chairman, The May Company

Table of Contents


Common Sense, Change, and Tension

What Kind of Leader Should You Be?

Calibrate Your Own Thermostat

Know Where You Are Going

Ensure People Have What It Takes

Develop and Enable the Right People

Help People Stay on Track

Trust, the Glue That Holds It All Together

The Road to High Performance



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science