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On High Performance Organizations: A Leader to Leader Guide

ISBN: 978-0-7879-6069-8
192 pages
March 2002, Jossey-Bass
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On High-Performance Organizations features the best thinking from top experts on organizational effectiveness, sustaining growth, and strategy. Written in a concise style that is ideal for the busy executive with little spare time, the book presents a stellar roster of contributors. On High-Performance Organizations is one title in the Leader to Leader Guides, which draw from the most compelling articles that have appeared in Leader to Leader, the Drucker Foundation's award-winning journal.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

About the Editors.

1. Putting One's House in Order (Frances Hesselbein).

2. High Reliability: The Power of Mindfulness (Karl Weick and Kathleen Sutcliffe, with David Obstfeld).

3. The Marketing of Leadership (Philip Kotler).

4. The View from a Cubicle (An Interview with Scott Adams).

5. Economically Correct Leadership (James O'Toole, Bruce Pasternack, and Jeffrey W. Bennett).

6. Laws of the Jungle and the New Laws of Business (Richard Tanner Pascale).

7. Better Than Plan: Managing Beyond the Budget (Douglas K. Smith).

8. An Alternative to Hierarchy (Gifford Pinchot).

9. A Passion for the Business (An Interview with Jacques Nasser).

10. Strategic Generosity (Leonard L. Berry).

11. Creating Your Next Business Model (Adrian Slywotzky).

12. Principles for Partnership (James E. Austin).

13. Leadership in a Virtual World (Deborah L. Duarte and Nancy Tennant Snyder).

Index.
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Author Information

Frances Hesselbein is chairman of the board of governors of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management and editor-in-chief of its journal Leader to Leader. She is also the lead editor for the best-selling Drucker Foundation Future Series. Hesselbein served as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. from 1976 to 1990 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor, in 1998.

Rob Johnston is president and CEO of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management. He was executive producer for Leading in a Time of Change, a 2001 video featuring Peter F. Drucker and Peter M. Senge and for the Nonprofit Leader of the Future video teleconference. He is a senior editor for the Leader to Leader journal, and has contributed a chapter to Enterprising Nonprofits (Wiley, 2001).
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