Hot Groups: Seeding Them, Feeding Them, and Using Them to Ignite Your Organization

Hot Groups: Seeding Them, Feeding Them, and Using Them to Ignite Your Organization

by Jean Lipman-Blumen, Harold J. Leavitt
     
 

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Whether you're a CEO, creative director, manager, or marketer, you've seen it happen. A project is assigned to a team of workers, and somehow boundless enthusiasm overtakes them. Learn how this important workplace phenomenon, during which people actually eat, sleep, and breathe their job, can transform your company's morale and structure.See more details below

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Whether you're a CEO, creative director, manager, or marketer, you've seen it happen. A project is assigned to a team of workers, and somehow boundless enthusiasm overtakes them. Learn how this important workplace phenomenon, during which people actually eat, sleep, and breathe their job, can transform your company's morale and structure.

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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

Teresa McUsic
Lipman-Blumen and Leavitt present a thorough and detailed discussion of hot groups, a new term but not a new concept....The authors have a timely premise and identify a group that may be down the hall just waiting for a chance to light a fire under your organization.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195144055
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/07/2001
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.80(d)

What People are saying about this

Robert C. Fisher
Jean Lipman-Bluman and Hal Leavitt take the reader into the world of "hot groups," a world they know so well but remains elusive to most of us. Lipman-Blumen and Leavitt dissect the inner workings of "hot groups" with their boundlesss 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 extraordinary relevant book for our dynamic but chaotic times. -- (Robert C. Fisher, Schroder & Co. Inc.)
Edward C. Stone
Captures the attributes of intense, task dominated teams that energize both individual and organizational effectiveness in doing what hasn't been done before. -- (Edward C. Stone, Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Warren Bennis
I haven't a question in my mind that Hot Groups will be the most important management book of '99.... It is wonderfully original. It is uncannily timely. It is gorgeously written. It is practical. It is very wise and authoritative. -- (Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor, University of South Carolina and author of Why Leaders Can't Lead)
Jean Lipman- Blumen & Harold Leavitt
Q. If I want to cultivate hot groups, where do I start?
A. "Selection is the most important. Diversity is of great value. And forget about more on-the-job training — that's a great conformist tool. You need to change the climate....The idea is to reward risk. You know soon enough if it's not going to work out."
— Interviewed in Wired, August 1999
Barry Munitz
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, President, The J. Paul Getty Trust)
Tom Peters
Jean Lipman-Blumen and Hal Leavitt's book [is] so timely...important...and, yes, hot.

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