Power Tools: 33 Management Inventions You Can Use Today

Power Tools: 33 Management Inventions You Can Use Today

by Sam Deep, Lyle Sussman
     
 

Every day managers wish they could open their desks, pull out a power tool, and fix a knotty problem for good. Now they can reach for Power Tools. In what has been called “their inimitable, cut-to-the-core style,” Deep and Sussman chop through the biggest challenges of management.Having consulted for organizations ranging from Alcoa to the

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Every day managers wish they could open their desks, pull out a power tool, and fix a knotty problem for good. Now they can reach for Power Tools. In what has been called “their inimitable, cut-to-the-core style,” Deep and Sussman chop through the biggest challenges of management.Having consulted for organizations ranging from Alcoa to the Pittsburgh Symphony, from General Electric to Southwestern Bell, Deep and Sussman know the responsibilities managers face. And they know what works. Power Tools shows how to fix problems like these: Friction keeps team members from working well together? You’ll make permanent improvements with Team Builder and Team Links. Setting strategy? You’ll find half a dozen tools to help, from analyzing trends with Vista to Deep and Sussman’s ten-step Strategic Planner. Employees complain it’s hard to get useful customer feedback? Teach them the power of One-Finger Questions. Want to make your idea shine? Take five minutes and learn to Sell It. Here you’ll find the techniques, tips, and tactical advice that consultants might provide, presented so clearly that they can be do-it-yourself projects with minimal costs. Power Tools is the toolbox that all managers should have in their desks.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The authors, who conduct seminars for and consult with several Fortune 500 companies and governmental bodies, have coauthored three books on management, e.g., Yes, You Can (Addison-Wesley, 1996). Their new book is composed of 33 short chapters that can be used as needed. After presenting five management challengesleadership, teamwork, motivation, continuous improvement, and balancethe authors explore 64 problems and then recommend specific tools for countering them. They acknowledge that their quick fixes often need further study, but they have successfully created a handy book that can help businesses solve management problems at many levels. Public, special, and academic libraries that serve businesses and business students should have this volume.Littleton M. Maxwell, Business Information Ctr., E. Clairborne Robins Sch. of Business, Univ. of Richmond, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201772975
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Pages:
233
Product dimensions:
5.57(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.66(d)
Lexile:
1040L (what's this?)

Meet the Author


Sam Deep is a consultant and trainer from Pittsburgh.

Lyle Sussman, Ph.D., is Professor of Management at the University of Louisville. Their other books include Yes, You Can! (80,000 sold) and What to Say to Get What You Want (60,000 sold). The Sandler Sales Institute provides sales training through its national network of 180 affiliates.

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