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Management Golf

What's Your Handicap?, 1st Edition

By Michael J. Kami, William F. Martz

CRC Press

112 pages

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Do you believe in action-oriented planning, the speedy execution of ideas and realistic goal-setting in business management? So do the authors of this book-and that's why they've developed this fun, innovative evaluation tool that any business can use to assess its own operations and identify weak spots and trouble areas.

Management Golf has been arranged to resemble a round of golf: 18 of the most important business factors were selected to match the 18 holes in a golf game. Topics such as technology, strategy, resources, finance and customer service each get a score, and a graphic layout of each hole is shown at the end of each chapter. When you're done playing the game, it's time to figure out your handicap-the factors you need to work on to get your company playing "above par."

Once you know your score and your handicap, you can address the real challenge of this book-using what you've discovered about the inner workings of your company to boost innovation and creativity among your management team and make the business run better than it ever has before. As a game, Management Golf is great fun. As a self-assessment tool for your business, it's invaluable!


Michael J. Kami is considered one of the leading business advisors in the world. He was the strategic planner for IBM during its spectacular growth period in the 1950s and for Xerox during its boom in the 1960s. He retired young, moved to Florida and became a consultant, writer, publisher and entrepreneur. In the 1980s, he sat on the Board of Directors of Harley Davidson and was part of the team which transformed that company into one of the world's leading motorcycle manufacturers. He currently publishes the quarterly newsletter Kami Strategic Assumptions, which provides management advice to top executives in the United States and abroad.

William Martz is a long-time business consultant. Over the years, he has helped executives throughout the United States adapt to changing conditions, deal more effectively with competition and plan innovative new strategies for success. His ability to combine practicality with a vision for the future has earned him a reputation as a top management consultant for small and medium-size companies.

Table of Contents

Hole 1 Objectives

Hole2 Marketplaces

Hole 3 Customer

Hole 4 Product/Service

Hole 5 Competition

Hole 6 Technology

Hole 7 - Strategy

Hole 8 - Management

Hole 9 - Organization

Hole 10 - Marketing

Hole 11 - Production

Hole 11 - Work

Hole 13 - People

Hole 14 - Systems

Hole 15 - Information

Hole 16 - Resources

Hole 17 - Finance

Hole 18 - Public Responsibility

Hole19- How Did We Do?

Evaluation of Score and Handicap

Subject Categories

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