ISBN 9788126514366,Results



Gary Neilson


Winsome Book India



Winsome Book India

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788126514366

ISBN-10 8126514361


Language (English)


Just as you can understand an individual's personality, so too can you understand a company's type - what makes it tick, what's good and bad about it. Results explains why some organizations bob and weave and roll with the punches to consistently deliver on commitments and produce great results, while others can't leave their corner of the ring without tripping on their own shoelaces. Gary Neilson and Bruce Pasternack help you identify which of the seven company types you work for - and how to keep what's good and fix what's wrong: 1. Passive-Aggressive ('everyone agrees, smiles, and nods, but nothing changes'): entrenched underground resistance makes getting anything done like trying to nail jelly to the wall 2. Fits-and-Starts (let 1,000 flowers bloom): filled with smart people pulling in different directions 3. Outgrown (the good old days meet a brave new world): reacts slowly to market developments, since it's too hard to run new ideas up the flagpole 4. Over managed (we're from corporate and we're here to help): more reporting than working, as managers check on their subordinates' work so they can in turn report to their bosses 5. Just-in-Time (succeeding, but by the skin of our teeth): can turn on a needle and create real breakthroughs but also tends to burn out its best and brightest 6. Military Precision (flying in formation): executes brilliant strategies but usually does not deal well with events not in the script 7. Resilient (as good as it gets): flexible, forward-looking, and fun; bounces back when it hits a bump in the road and never, ever rests on its laurels About the Author Gary L. Neilson is a senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton and has been with the firm since 1980. Located in Chicago, he is a member of the firm's board of directors and leads the global team that developed the OrgDNA ideas and the related Organizing for Results service offering. Bruce A. Pasternack is president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Special Olympics. He was a senior vice president for almost thirty years at Booz Allen Hamilton, served on its board of directors, and was a founding partner of its organization and strategic leadership practice. Table of Contents A Tale of Two Managers The Four Building Blocks Laying the Foundation For Results The Passive-Aggressive Organisation Everyone Agrees But Nothing Changes The Fits-and-Starts Organisation Let 1,000 Flowers Bloom The Outgrown Organisation The Good Old Days Meet a Brave New World The Over managed Organisation We're From Corporate and We're Here to Help The Just-in-Time Organisation Succeeding by the Skin of Our Teeth The Military Precision Organisation Flying in Formation The Resilient Organisation As Good as it Gets Caterpillar's Journey to Resilience The Cat That Came Back The Research Behind the Book Notes Acknowledgements Index

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