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Leading Organizations from the Inside Out: Unleashing the Collaborative Genius of Action-Learning Teams, 2nd Edition

Leading Organizations from the Inside Out: Unleashing the Collaborative Genius of Action-Learning Teams, 2nd Edition

Bruce LaRue, Paul Childs, Kerry Larson, Marshall Goldsmith (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-0-471-77167-8

Dec 2005

204 pages

Select type: Paperback

$62.95

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Description

With this innovative book, readers will discover how to effectively implement change initiatives by gaining a better understanding of both the behavioral and operational aspects of an organization. The new second edition continues to show them how, through Action-Learning Teams, they can accomplish tangible business objectives while creating superior workforce development within their organizations. New material integrated throughout the book will help them facilitate these teams in a virtual environment. It also clearly shows them how to design and deploy significant organizational initiatives and change processes.
Introduction.

PART I: THE DESIGN AND DEPLOYMENT OF STRATEGIC CHANGE.

1. Getting Started.

2. Inquiry - Discovering Gaps that Impede Effectiveness.

3. Design - Innovating the Roadmap Forward.

4. Deployment - Transformation in Action.

5. Integration - Aligning Core Systems.

PART II: ACTION-LEARNING TEMAS: AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY.

6. How Can Action-Learning Teams Benefit Your Organization?

7. The New Strategic Imperative.

8. Leading Effective Action-Learning Teams.

9. Action-Leaning Teams and Knowledge Worker Development.

10. The Action Context as Learning Environment.

PART III: SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS.

11. The Transformation of the U.S. Army Through Action-Learning Teams.

12. Executive Mastery - Cyberspace and the New Frontiers of Executive Education.

13. Corporate and Higher Education Practices in an Action-Learning Context.

References.

About the Authors.

-Readers will discover how to effectively implement change initiatives by gaining a better understanding of both behavioral and operational aspects of an organization.
-The new second edition coninutes to show readers how, through Action Learning Tems, they can accomplish tangible business objectives while creating superior workforce development within their organizations.
-New material integrated throughout the book will help facilitate these teams in a virtual environment.
-Provides four stages of development of stratefic inititaives, including the tools, procedures, and leadership qualitites needed for aligning organizational core systems in each deployment phase.
-Outlines the creation of innovatiev ALT's as fluid constructs with minimal need for traditional management controls
-Clarifies how training, policy, communication and structural changes ma be required to manage the emerging adaptive system, including the alignment of process with front line support and reward systems.
-Identifies key stakeholders to make transition work; key questions to explore; tendancies to avoid; leadership styles and communication tips for each phase of the project and organizational alignment. Practical examples and proven theories are distilled to foster an ongoing culture of innovation that attracts and retains top talent.