Titel: The Exceptional Manager: Making the Difference
Autor/en: Rick Delbridge, Lynda Gratton, Gerry Johnson
OXFORD UNIV PR
Mai 2006 - gebunden - 264 Seiten
How do businesses go beyond the prescriptive policies and make the shift from the "low road" of cost to the "high road" of innovation and value? This ground-breaking book, the combined insight of some of the best minds in management, presents a clear analysis of the context and the challenges and offers managers and consultants a range of ideas that could take their companies well beyond "business as usual."
PART 1: SETTING THE SCENE; 1. Making a Difference; 2. Building on the National Context; PART II: THE BUILDING BLOCKS; 3. Transforming Strategy; 4. Managing Employment Relations; 5. Innovating Beyond the Steady State; 6. Measuring Performance in Innovative Firms; PART III: KEY ISSUES; 7. Adopting and Adapting Promising Practices; 8. Learning in Organizations; 9. Making Intelligent Decisions; 10. Cooperating across Boundaries; 11. Overcoming Busyness; 12. Taking the First Steps
Gerry Johnson is Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business in Glasgow. His research interests focus on management processes of strategy development and strategic change. Past research has included work on the links between strategy development and organizational culture and cognition; and micro aspects of institutional change. Current work is increasingly concerned with the links between major strategic issues and
everyday, often routine, activities and practices in organisations; and the development of an international network of scholars addressing this agenda.
He has published a number of books and written numerous papers in the field of Strategic Management. Exploring Corporate Strategy (FT Prentice Hall, 2004), of which he is co-author, is the best selling text on Strategy in Europe and regularly appears in the Top 10 Business Books in the UK.
The Exceptional Manager points in the right direction. Richard Donkin, Financial Times The authors get you thinking outside of the organisation, and consider the wider economic contexts in which businesses can thrive...I think those involved in transformation leadership and organisational change will find it valuable. The Exceptional Manager shows that managers at all levels within a business can make a significant difference to the success of the organisation PERSONNELTODAY.COM Many, perhaps most, management books sell success recipes - short cuts claiming to make the job simpler and easier. The twin originality of The Exceptional Manager (Oxford University Press) is that it starts from the other end, by identifying what is problematic about managing, and then fitting its advice to the context of the UK today...the book is itself both a working model of practice-led enquiry and a step towards an evidence base for UK management. The Observer This book combines both clarity and good sense and will help managers to think more clearly about what they are trying to do...Managers who want to see their organisations thrive in a world of increasing global competition can learn a great deal from this book. Business Executive