Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers: Developing Change-Ready People and Organizations [NOOK Book]

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Sacred cows--outdated and costly business practices such as the reports that are never read or a slow-down of innovative ideas--exist in every company. Inspired by insights gained from more than 450 programs conducted with all types of organizations, the authors of SACRED COWS MAKE THE BEST BURGERS show how corporations can kill off the sacred cows that are crippling them.

Sacred cows--outdated and costly business practices such as the reports that are never read or ...

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Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers: Developing Change-Ready People and Organizations

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Overview

Sacred cows--outdated and costly business practices such as the reports that are never read or a slow-down of innovative ideas--exist in every company. Inspired by insights gained from more than 450 programs conducted with all types of organizations, the authors of SACRED COWS MAKE THE BEST BURGERS show how corporations can kill off the sacred cows that are crippling them.

Sacred cows--outdated and costly business practices such as the reports that are never read or a slow-down of innovative ideas--exist in every company. Inspired by insights gained from more than 450 programs conducted with all types of organizations, the authors show how corporations can kill off the sacred cows that are crippling them. 336 pp. Targeted print ads. Airport ads. Author publicity. 30,000 print.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
From a bestselling business expert, advice to shake one's wasteful routines. (Apr.)
Library Journal
Kriegel (If It Ain't Broke, Break It, LJ 4/15/91) and Brandt, a clinical psychologist specializing in change and transition, have written a guide to managing corporate change. They describe business's most common "sacred cows" and why they should be changed. These include "paper cows" (the more communication the better) and the "downsizing cow" (to cut costs, cut people). The authors also detail ways to build the change-ready environment and motivate people to change. A personality inventory and exercises for personnel are also included. Although other recent titles take on corporate change (e.g., Harry Woodward's Navigating Through Change, Irwin Professional Pub., 1994), none focuses on the need for change within traditional paradigms. Easy to read, with humorous illustrations, this book is recommended for public libraries.-Kathy Shimpock-Vieweg, Muchmore & Wallwork Lib., Phoenix
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446550093
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/15/2008
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 511,914
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Robert Kriegel, Ph.D. is a psychologist and a trailblazer in the science of human performance. He is the author of If It Ain't Broke... BREAK IT!

David Brandt, Ph.D. is a nationally renowned speaker and psychologist, and the author of Don't Stop Now, You're Killing Me.

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