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"Captures the attributes of intense, task dominated teams that energize both individual and organizational effectiveness in doing what han't been done before."
"Jean Lipman-Blumen and Hal Leavitt take the reader into the world of 'hot groups', a world they know so well but remains allusive to most of us. Lipman-Blumen and Leavitt dissect the inner workings of 'hot groups' with their boundless energy, creativity and crystal clear sense of mission. This book will drive most readers to search for their own 'hot group' experience, whether it's to be found in their work, community or family. An extraordinarily relevant book for our dynamic but chaotic times." --Robert C. Fisher, Schroder & Co. Inc.
"Hot Groups makes a passionate case for injecting strategic disorder into disciplined organizations. Packed with information, it is clearly written, superbly organized and entirely original. Anyone who has an interest in fostering quick and real organizational change to confront a rapidly transforming world will want to read it and refer to it." --Barry Munitz, The J. Paul Getty Trust
"A new buzz term has just been spawned. It's called "hot groups" and was coined by Jean Lipman-Blumen and Harold J. Leavitt in their recently published book.... A hot group is a group that is totally passionate about a task...Although unnamed until now, hot groups have always existed. But, with a marked demand for innovation and new products and technology, they're more important than ever."--Bob Weinstein, The Washington Times
"Drawing on decades of research and experience working with groups and organizations s throughout the world, these renowned authors have written a provocative book detailing how small, egalitarian, disordered "hot groups" can bring about revolutionary change. Essential reading for senior executives, managers responsible for bringing about organizational change, and business scholars."--Social & Behavioral Sciences