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Catalyst: How You Can Become an Extraordinary Growth Leader
     

Catalyst: How You Can Become an Extraordinary Growth Leader

by Jeanne Liedtka, Robert Rosen, Robert Wiltbank
 

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This book will help every executive—especially those middle managers caught in the middle, between bureaucratic structures and the need for profitability—deliver the organic growth that is demanded of them. It also will help their bosses—the C-Suite executives—unleash the corporate creativity lying dormant with the organization.

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This book will help every executive—especially those middle managers caught in the middle, between bureaucratic structures and the need for profitability—deliver the organic growth that is demanded of them. It also will help their bosses—the C-Suite executives—unleash the corporate creativity lying dormant with the organization.

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“Jeanne Liedtka has dedicated herself for years–with passion and rigor–to an inspired concept: people can build pockets of greatness deep inside any organization. Growth leadership is a choice, not a blessing from above–a choice made by largely unknown heroes who create exceptional enterprises, no matter what the bureaucratic obstacles. By studying these remarkable internal entrepreneurs and lending fresh insight as to how they achieve success, she has done the world of management a tremendous service.”
—Jim Collins, author of Good to Great and coauthor of Built to Last

“Bob Rosen, Jeanne Liedtka, and Rob Wiltbank unlock the secret to growth in today’s turbulent and uncertain times. The Catalyst is a must-read book for all leaders of the twenty-first century.”
—Marshall Goldsmith, bestselling author of What Got You There Won’t Get You There

“For anyone who really wants a practical, commonsense approach to how innovation and growth really happen . . . these guys have cracked the nut!”
—HARRY KRAEMER, former CEO of Baxter International and clinical professor of Management and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management

“The timing of this book couldn’t be better. When the markets are tough and you can still grow, you’ve really differentiated yourself–you’ve risen above. This book will show you how to develop a sustainable growth engine. We’ve used its principles at Harris and they work.”
—Howard L. Lance, chairman, president, and CEO, Harris Corporation

“Finally! A book that unlocks the secrets of the middle managers who create new innovative businesses inside the heart of big companies. This is Built to Last for the rest of us.”
—Gerry Langeler, director, OVP Venture Partners, and founder, Mentor Graphics Corp

“A radical, totally original book on how to create and sustain organic organizational growth. A must-read for all managers.”
—Warren Bennis, distinguished professor of business, University of Southern California, and coauthor of Transparency and Judgment

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933199368
Publisher:
Racom Communications
Publication date:
09/15/2011
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Jeanne Liedtka, a corporate strategy expert, is the Johnson and Higgins Research associate professor of Business Administration at the Darden School of the University of Virginia and executive director of the Darden School's Batten Institute. Previously, she was a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and chief learning officer at United Technologies Corporation.

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