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Change Creators and Momentum Maximizers

By William R. Miller

This is a book about the most critical balancing task that members of management face.
The basic premise of this book is that the organizations that will succeed are those in which there are:

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Overview

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Change Creators and Momentum Maximizers

By William R. Miller

This is a book about the most critical balancing task that members of management face.
The basic premise of this book is that the organizations that will succeed are those in which there are:

1) Teams of strong, multi-discipline protagonists, with clearly defined roles, intent on creating change;

2) Teams of strong, multi-discipline protagonists, with clearly defined roles, intent on maximizing results under the existing conditions and situation;

3) Senior management that understands this necessity, provides the support and measurements both sets of protagonists require, and is then able to achieve just the right balance in their activities to obtain the best possible over all results.

In order to provide an illustration of the concept in action, the reader is led through the component organizations of a typical manufacturing company. However, it is important to recognize that the concept developed is equally applicable to many other types of organizations such as governments, religious organizations, educational institutions, etc.

Throughout the book, the pervasiveness of core competence as an important management tool is also emphasized.

In a postscript, an analogy is drawn to the observation in Chaos Theory that the organism that survives, as the environment is modified, is one that has, contained within it, the proper balance between the chaotic state and frozen state.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591095248
  • Publisher: BookSurge, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/10/2002
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

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William R. Miller

Author of "Change Creators and Momentum Maximizers

Mr. Miller's fifty years of business experience include: President (two startups plus two small companies), Chief Technical Officer (two major companies), General Manager (Division of large corporation), Section Manager (GE), Owner (small business), and, more recently, Consultant to a number of major corporations. He has served on State technology oversight panels for both Pennsylvania and New York as well as on the Board of Directors of a two nonprofit corporations. He co-founded and served on the Engineering Advisory Board at Gannon University. Mr. Miller is the author of a number of magazine articles as well as of Regional Development Studies for both Northwest Pennsylvania (co-author) and the Syracuse, NY area. In addition he holds twenty patents. Mr. Miller received his B.S. & M.S. at M.I.T. and is listed in Who's Who in the East & Who's Who in Science & Technology.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2002

    Comments from executives who have read the book

    Interesting and novel perspective on management balance between the forces of change and those of continuing operations. Lew Allyn,Chairman Welch Allyn, Inc. .... Change Creators & Momentum Maximizers provides a fresh and insightful description of organizations and their productivity. This book catalyzes fundamental business structure and operations dynamics to yield a clear description and new perspective regarding the process of change within organizations. Carl E. Bretko, President/COO DentalEz Group .... An interesting and well presented treatise that can be helpful and thought provoking for top management. Since Momentum Maximizers and Change Creators are relatively new terms, they can be useful in managing an organization. Albert Duval, CEO & Chairman Hammermill Paper Co (retired) .... Author offers a very interesting premise in the way he segments the activities in a business. It¿s a logical and rational way to differentiate the various drivers that are present. James Perry, President & CEO Global Thermoelectric Inc. (Canada) .... William Miller has written a rare common sense guide through the jungle of the supply chain to maximize productivity while also driving change. The book is well written and erudite, unusual in management books. D.E.I. Smyth, Senior Vice President, Corporate and Government Affairs, H.J. Heinz Company .... This is a strong concept, present early in the text...unique and well presented. This is a good, no-nonsense book that should be helpful to those that read it. Writers Showcase Review

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