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2nd Edition

The Committed Enterprise

ISBN 9780750661997
Published December 30, 2004 by Routledge
366 Pages

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Book Description

It is easier to describe vision and values than implement them. However this updated paperback edition of The Committed Enterprise shows how to achieve success by understanding the needs of stakeholders and maximising them.

It details the Seven Best Practices for making vision and values work and is based on research with leaders from 125 leading enterprises worldwide. Using a unique format to allow fast track or in-depth reading the book includes hundreds of examples from enterprises as diverse as PepsiCo, Caltech, Tesco, Mayo Clinic, BP, New York Police Department, DuPont, UPS and many others.

The text is essential reading for managers, and students of strategic organisational strategy.

Table of Contents

The new challenge for leaders; Meeting the challenge -the committed enterprise; The seven best practices for creating the committed enterprise; Building the foundations; Measuring the strength of the vision ... if there is one; Timing and building a new vision; Creating hard values for sustainable advantage; Emotional activism - communicating by actions, signals, words; Creating systems to embed vision and values; Branding the committed enterprise; The hard-edged emotional organization - measurement; Why most vision and values programmes fail; Vision and values before and after mergers; Aligning the individual and the organization; A renewable process for the committed enterprise

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Hugh Davidson