Good Enough Isn't Enough...: Nine Challenges for Companies That Choose to be Great

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Weiss presents nine challenges that can lead the way out of the "good enough"mentality and help companies pursue true excellence.
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Weiss presents nine challenges that can lead the way out of the "good enough"mentality and help companies pursue true excellence.
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Declares war on corporate mediocrity, offering many examples of companies that fail to perform because their leaders and managers lack the drive to excel. Describes practices and attitudes that characterize excellent companies in the form of nine challenges that managers and leaders can use to measures their progress. These challenges include insisting on high standards, creating accountability, and ceasing attempts to grow by reducing. The author is president of a consulting group, former vice president of an international training firm, a popular speaker, and author of numerous books and articles. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780814405055
  • Publisher: AMACOM
  • Publication date: 10/5/1999
  • Pages: 251
  • Product dimensions: 6.33 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

1. How Good Companies Get That Way How Great Companies Stay That Way
2. Challenge 1: Pursue Excellence, Not Mediocrity: Train for the Pole Vault, Not the Limbo
3. Challenge 2: Create Accountability: No One Rallies Behind Generals Who Fall Off Their Horse
4. Challenge 3: Reestablish Common Sense: The Erosive Nature of the Touchie-Feelies
5. Challenge 4: Create a Literal Corporate Vision - The Ability to See Well: Consultants Aren't Always Competent Consultants, and Are Never Good Optometrists
6. Philosophic Interlude I
7. Challenge 5: End the Mindless Mantra of Litigation Threats: They're "Courts of Law, Not "Courts of Justice," for a Reason
8. Philosophic Interlude II
9. Challenge 6: Stop Trying to Grow by Reducing: Boards Act Like Houdini, But Disappearing is Forever
10. Challenge 7: End Executive Compensation Plans That Reward Mediocrity: Or, the Bigger They Are, the Softer They Fall
11. Challenge 8: Communicate As a Consumer: A Customer Offensive and an Offensive Customer Are Two Different Things
12. Challenge 9: Make the Choice: Decline or Excellence in Business and Society
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