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Overview

Managing for Excellence isn't just for CEOs, presidents, and veeps - the battle-tested methods laid out in this book help middle managers turn the strategic designs of upper management into reality. Bradford and Cohen reveal how great managers succeed by bringing out the best in their employees. They show managers how to develop a cohesive team that jointly owns critical management issues; deal with difficult problems head-on and make core decisions through consensus; encourage healthy competition against objective standards of excellence; be decisive leaders while encouraging input from team members; and manage daily procedures, adapt to change, and maintain a vision of the future simultaneously.

This thought-provoking study that shows managers how to lay the groundwork for organizational excellence includes practical, step-by-step instructions for adopting a new management style.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471858072
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/5/1987
  • Series: Management Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID L. BRADFORD is Senior Lecturer at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and an active management consultant. ALLAN R. COHEN is Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculty at Babson College. He is the editor of The Portable MBA in Management, also available from Wiley. Professors Bradford and Cohen are the authors of Influence Without Authority.

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Table of Contents

1 The Need for a New Model of Leadership 1
2 The Manager as Technician or Conductor: Heroic Models of Leadership 25
3 The Post-Heroic Leader: The Manager-as-Developer 59
4 Overarching Goals 99
5 Getting the Most from Everyone: Developing and Utilizing Subordinates' Abilities 133
6 Building a Shared-Responsibility Team 169
7 You Can Get There from Here: Moving from Adequacy to Excellence 205
8 How to Get There from Here Even if You're Starting Upstream without a Paddle: Implementation under Tough Conditions 245
9 Final Words 279
Afterword: Ten Myths of Post-Heroic Leadership 291
App Leadership Style Questionnaire 303
Bibliography 307
Index 309
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