Building the Awesome Organization: Six Essential Components that Drive Entrepreneurial Growth

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Acclaim for Building the Awesome Organization "A quick, concise entrepreneurial guide that yields real-world solutions for both start-ups and established businesses." —Bob Nelson, Ph.D., Author of 1001 Ways to Reward Employees "Finally—a book that provides practical, actionable advice to entrepreneurs and CEOs on how to develop an organization to support growth. This book is a ‘must read’ for anyone trying to accelerate the growth of a company." —Pat Cloherty, President, The U.S. Russia Investment Fund and former...

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Overview

Acclaim for Building the Awesome Organization "A quick, concise entrepreneurial guide that yields real-world solutions for both start-ups and established businesses." —Bob Nelson, Ph.D., Author of 1001 Ways to Reward Employees "Finally—a book that provides practical, actionable advice to entrepreneurs and CEOs on how to develop an organization to support growth. This book is a ‘must read’ for anyone trying to accelerate the growth of a company." —Pat Cloherty, President, The U.S. Russia Investment Fund and former President and General Partner of Patricof & Co. Ventures, Inc. (now Apax Partners) "Building the Awesome Organization provides leaders and entrepreneurs with valuable tools for navigating the storms of growth." —Gary Hoover, Founder, Hoover's Inc., Author of Hoover's Vision: Original Thinking for Business Success "I read a lot of business articles and books looking for a few good nuggets I can use to build and improve our company. When I finished reading this book I got more than a few nuggets. I got an entire gold mine." —Jack Stack, CEO, SRC Holdings, Corp., Author of A Stake in the Outcome Launched in 1992 by Ewing Marion Kauffman to provide opportunity for other entrepreneurs, the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership is the largest organization focused solely on entrepreneurial success at all levels. Funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, the Center offers educational programs, initiatives, and partnerships aimed at helping youth, college students, and adults who want to learn more about entrepreneurship and growing their companies. For information on other books in the series, including Leading at the Speed of Growth, visit www.entreworld.org

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764554001
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Series: Kauffman Center Series on Managing Growt
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,154,931
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

For the past 15 years, Katherine Catlin has helped CEOs and their executive teams manage the challenges of fast-paced growth. She is the founding partner of The Catlin Group, a consulting firm that works with entrepreneurial companies nationwide.

Jana Matthews is president and CEO ofBoulder Quantum Ventures, a firm that helps CEOs and their top teams unlock their company's growth potential. Matthews was the architect of many high-growth programs at the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

The Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Launched in 1992 by Ewing Marion Kauffman to provide opportunity for other entrepreneurs, the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership is the largest organization focused solely on entrepreneurial success at all levels. Funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, the Center offers educational programs, initiatives, and partnerships aimed at helping youth, college students and adults who want to learn more about entrepreneurship and growing their companies.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Acknowledgments.

1. Why Build an Awesome Organization?

2. Take the Quiz: How Awesome Is Your Organization?

3. Develop an Innovative Culture for Growth.

4. Attract Awesome People for Growth.

5. Retain Awesome People for Growth.

6. Create Your Plan for Growth.

7. Prime Your Top Team for Growth.

8. Establish Your Infrastructure for Growth.

9. Become the Awesome Leader of Growth.

10. In the End, It's Up to You.

Appendix A: Glossary of Growth and Organization-Building Terms.

Appendix B: Stages of Growth and the Leader's Roles.

Appendix C: Creating a Core Values Statement for Growth.

Appendix D: Model for Creative Problem Solving.

Appendix E: Examples of Mission, Values, and Vision Statements.

Appendix F: Helping Build Your Company's Profit Spiral?(TM).

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2005

    Great Guide To Jump Start Growth In An Existing Business

    In the maze of business self-help books, Catlin and Matthews have created a clear and simple blueprint to quickly identify the missing components and positive changes for exisiting businesses. The format is easy to read especially for the busy small business owner! The BAO testing was the eye opener that redirected our focus and put us back on the successful path! Thank you for putting the 'awesome' back in our business!!

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