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Getting Results: Five Absolutes for High Performance

ISBN: 978-1-119-18533-8
224 pages
June 2015, Jossey-Bass
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You have the vision. Now you have the means to achieve it. Written by two experts from the University of Michigan Business School, this book outlines a proven five-step process for achieving the organizational imperatives you want in a systematic fashion you can follow. The authors offer field-tested guidance on how to focus company-wide efforts on desired outcomes, create a positive working environment that encourages achievement, and practice continuous improvement to sustain and improve operating results. Based on extensive research that includes data gathered from more than 2,000 managers, the book includes a wealth of illustrative case studies, vignettes, and self-assessments that will help you see your way to success.
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Table of Contents

Series Foreword xi

Preface xiii

1 The Call for Results 1

2 Absolute #1: Get Everyone on the Same Page: Focus on the Purpose of Your Organization 13

3 Absolute #2: Prepare for Battle: Equip Your Operation with Tools, Talent, and Technology 43

4 Absolute #3: Stoke the Fire of Performance: Create a Climate for Results 77

5 Absolute #4: Build Bridges on the Road to Results: Nurture Relationships with People 107

6 Absolute #5: Keep the Piano in Tune: Practice Continuous Renewal 139

Afterword: The Call for Action 171

Notes 181

The Authors 185

Index 189

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