The Book of Management Wisdom: Classic Writings by Legendary Managers / Edition 1by Peter Krass
Michael Eisner, Jack Welch, Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie-imagine that you could consult at will with the world's greatest business managers, past and present, whenever you were faced with a crucial management decision. The Book of Management Wisdom lets you do just that. This unique resource offers insight into how these and scores of other legendary business… See more details below
Michael Eisner, Jack Welch, Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie-imagine that you could consult at will with the world's greatest business managers, past and present, whenever you were faced with a crucial management decision. The Book of Management Wisdom lets you do just that. This unique resource offers insight into how these and scores of other legendary business managers have triumphed over the conflicts, challenges, and dilemmas that come with the territory. Never before have the deepest insights of such a large and diverse group of brilliant managers been collected into a single informative and inspiring volume. The Book of Management Wisdom brings together the essays and speeches of more than fifty of the most successful business managers of all time and presents their ideas, tips, and management secrets in their own words. Drawing on their personal experiences, these world-class managers offer a range of practical advice, case studies, humorous anecdotes, and management philosophy. You'll hear from Sam Walton on creating a corporate culture, Lee Iacocca on his famous skip meetings, and Michael Dell on his "campaign of internal evangelism." Klaus Luft details what American CEOs can learn from German management; Harold Geneen describes the essential qualities of great managers; and Thomas Watson weighs in on what growth and change have taught us. These are just a few of the major figures who reveal fascinating details of their characters and personalities as they educate, enlighten, and entertain you with their often surprising views on the most compelling issues faced by managers in every corner of the business world. For easy reference, these essays and speeches are organized into eight categories, each of which highlights a certain set of management tools and techniques and how to use them. These include essential qualities of great managers; productivity, empowerment, and conflict management; hiring, firing, and day-to-day management; the power of technology; lessons from around the world; evolution of the organization; bashing bureaucracy; and reengineering and transformation. Each essay is preceded by a brief introduction that places it in historical perspective and offers interesting and insightful information about the author's life and career. Highlighted passages call your attention to each author's most pithy, profound, or quirky ideas. Offering timeless wisdom and practical advice from the most successful business managers ever, The Book of Management Wisdom is must reading for managers at every level, from the junior executive cubicle to the presidential suite.
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Table of Contents
Partial table of contents: ESSENTIAL QUALITIES OF GREATMANAGERS.
Harold Geneen: The Essential Elements.
Charles D. Tandy: The CEO as Entrepreneur.
Edouard Muller: Personality in Business.
Robert A. Lutz: Lutz's Immutable Laws.
Andrew W. Robertson: Management's Responsibility.
PRODUCTIVITY, EMPOWERMENT, AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT.
Robert Townsend: People.
Jack Stack: Mad about Layoffs.
Sam Walton: Creating a Culture.
Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank: The Invisible Fence.
John Sculley: Managing Creativity.
HIRING, FIRING, AND DAY-TO-DAY MANAGEMENT.
David Ogilvy: Managing Crown Princes.
Mark McCormack: How to Make or Break a Hire.
Louis F. Swift: How G. F. Swift Bossed His Job.
Lee Iacocca: Skip Meetings.
Henry Ford: Machines and Men.
THE POWER OF TECHNOLOGY.
Charles B. Wang: Repairing the CEO/CIO Disconnect.
J. Willard Marriott, Jr. and Robert G. Cross: Room at the RevenueInn.
Esther Dyson: Friction Freedom.
James D. Robinson III: Managing Technology through People.
LESSONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.
Roberto C. Goizueta: Globalization: A Soft Drink Perspective.
Shelly Lazarus: Global Branding.
Kenichi Ohmae: The Mind of the Strategist.
Anita Roddick: It's All Our Business.
Giovanni Agnelli: Closing the Management Gap.
EVOLUTION OF THE ORGANIZATION.
Charles Babbage: On the Division of Labour.
Charles R. Flint: Industrial Consolidation.
Alexander Graham Bell: When Does Profit Become Usury?
Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.: Modern Ideals of Big Business.
Jan Carlzon: Flattening the Pyramid.
John F. Welch, Jr.: Removing Walls.
Patrick J. McGovern: The Networked Corporation.
George N. Hatsopoulos: A Perpetual Idea Machine.
REENGINEERING AND TRANSFORMATION.
Gordon Bethune: From Worst to First.
Stanley Gault: No One Excluded.
David Rockefeller: Managing Change Creatively.
John E. Martin: Reengineering the Corporation.
William S. Paley: Planning for Succession.
Credits and Sources.
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