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I'm Sorry I Broke Your Company: When Management Consultants Are the Problem, Not the Solution
Phelan, Karen
If management theories and systems (think: "Management by Objectives" and "Process Optimization") are the religion, consultants are the high-priests. With years as a top Fortune 100 executive and, yes, management consultant, Karen Phelan exposes the whole game. Takeaway: consultants have forgotten that business are made up of real people, not numbers. Empathy, not MBA's, is the real future of management.
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The Way of Nowhere: Eight Questions to Release Our Creative Potential
Nick Udall, Nic Turner

The Way of Nowhere is a business book by the UK’s hottest change management consultancy who have led transformations in some of Britain’s biggest and best known organisations. An invaluable resource for anyone who wants to make a creative difference in their lives and the lives of people around them.

Inspired by the unique practice of 'nowhere', a community of companies that specialise in co-creation, this is an inspirational book that will help you break through to a more creative and

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Management (Collins Business Secrets)
Michael Heath

The management secrets that experts and top professionals use.

Get results fast with this quick, easy guide to the fundamentals of Management.
Includes how to:
• Build a goal-oriented team
• Successfully manage individuals, teams and projects
• Set clear goals and give quality feedback
• Get things done on time and on budget
• Deal with difficult situations

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In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies
Thomas J. Peters, Robert H. Waterman

The "Greatest Business Book of All Time" (Bloomsbury UK), In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table.

Based on a study of forty-three of America's best-run companies from a diverse array of business sectors, In Search of Excellence describes eight basic principles of management -- action-stimulating, people-oriented, profit-maximizing practices -- that made these organizations

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Masters of Management: How the Business Gurus and Their Ideas Have Changed the World—for Better and for Worse
Adrian Wooldridge

In 1996, having completed a two-year research study, longtime Economist journalists and editors John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge published The Witch Doctors, an explosive critique of management theory and its legions of evangelists and followers. The book became a bestseller, widely praised by reviewers and devoured by readers confused by the buzzwords and concepts the management “industry” creates. At the time, ideas about “reengineering,”

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Big Vision, Small Business: 4 Keys to Success without Growing Big
Walters, Jamie S.
While most of the business world worships size and constant growth, Big Vision, Small Business celebrates the art—and power—of small. Based on interviews with more than seventy small-business owners and on her own experiences as a successful small-business entrepreneur, Jamie Walters shows how a business can stay small and remain vital, healthy, and rewarding. If you long to run a successful, socially conscious enterprise as one element of a fulfilling personal life, Big Vision, Small
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Managing Hispanic and Latino Employees: A Guide to Hiring, Training, Motivating, Supervising, and Supporting the Fastest Growing Workforce Group
Nevaer, Louis
The first book on supporting and developing Hispanic employees in any organization Identifies three overarching concepts that shape Hispanic culture and explores how they influence workplace behavior and expectations Written by a distinguished Hispanic author and authority on Hispanic economic behavior Hispanics are the largest minority group and the fastest growing demographic in the United States—they are already 15% of the population and 22% of the workforce, and it’s estimated that
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The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media
Bingham, Tony, Conner, Marcia
The first book to help organizations understand and harness the extraordinary workplace learning potential of social media Cowritten by the CEO of the world's largest workplace learning organization and a consultant and writer with extensive experience on the forefront of workplace learning technology Features case studies showing how organizations around the world have transformed their businesses through social media Most business books on social media have focused on using it as a marketing
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Living in More Than One World: How Peter Drucker's Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life
Rosenstein, Bruce
Millions revere Drucker as “the father of modern management”—this is the first book to share his reflections on self-management • Based on Bruce Rosenstein’s 20 years-plus study of Drucker’s life and thought • Helps you construct a complete life plan through exercises, questions, and illustrative anecdotes and quotes How can we have a rich and fulfilling life? For Peter Drucker, one of the most influential thinkers of modern times, the secret was “living in more than one
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My Way or the Highway: The Micromanagement Survival Guide
Chambers, Harry E.
By the author of the bestselling Bad Attitude Survival Guide (more than 40,000 copies sold), named one of the top business books of 1998 by Executive Book Summaries Everyone thinks they know what micromanagement is, but this book presents a specific, detailed definition illustrated with concrete examples Offers successful strategies for overcoming your own micromanaging behavior and for responding when you are being micromanaged Micromanagement is one of the most widely condemned managerial
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