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Growing Pains: Building Sustainably Successful Organizations / Edition 5

Growing Pains: Building Sustainably Successful Organizations / Edition 5

by Eric G. Flamholtz, Yvonne Randle
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ISBN-13: 9781118916407
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/23/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 754,628
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

ERIC G. FLAMHOLTZ is president and cofounder of Management Systems Consulting Corporation. He teaches in various Executive Education programs at UCLA's Anderson School of Management, where he is Professor Emeritus. He also teaches Executive Education programs for various universities in China.

YVONNE RANDLE is executive vice president and co-owner of Management Systems Consulting Corporation, where she has been a consultant since 1983. She also lectures at UCLA's Anderson School of Management in various Executive Education programs.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xiii

PART I A Framework for Developing Successful Organizations 1

CHAPTER 1 Transitions Required to Build Sustainably Successful Organizations® 5

CHAPTER 2 Building Sustainably Successful Organizations®: The Pyramid of Organizational Development 25

CHAPTER 3 Identifying and Surviving the First Four Stages of Organizational Growth 47

CHAPTER 4 Managing the Advanced Stages of Growth 71

CHAPTER 5 Recognizing Growing Pains and Assessing the Need for Change 93

PART II Mastering the Tools for Building Sustainably Successful Organizations® 113

CHAPTER 6 Strategic Planning 117

CHAPTER 7 Organizational Structure 159

CHAPTER 8 Organizational Control and Performance Management Systems 185

CHAPTER 9 Management and Leadership Development 215

CHAPTER 10 Corporate Culture Management 243

PART III Special Aspects of Organizational Transitions in Growing and Changing Enterprises 275

CHAPTER 11 Building Sustainably Successful Nonprofits 277

CHAPTER 12 The Challenge of Leadership Throughout the Organizational Life Cycle 305

CHAPTER 13 Building Sustainably Successful Organizations®: The Frameworks, Tools, and Methods in Action 331

About the Authors 363

Index 365

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"This book provides a proven framework and a practical approach for dealing with what matters most for the success of any growing organization. I found it comprehensive and compelling."—Madhavan Nayar, founder and company leader, Infogix

  “Although we already had a culture of pursuing continuous improvement, we lacked a framework for planning to restructure Pardee Homes to take advantage of our talented people, resources, and systems to expand our business into new markets. Utilizing ‘the pyramid’ we have developed a disciplined approach to truly strategic planning (and planning for contingencies), excellence in execution and objective measurement of goals and objectives in every department and in every division.”—Michael McGee, CEO, Pardee Homes

Growing Pains documents the proven system utilized by Flamholtz and Randle to guide numerous companies through the start-up phases to national-level growth.  This is not a book of academic platitudes or untested abstractions, but is a practical guide book based on hands-on experiences and demonstrable successes. Because Flamholtz and Randle have developed their perspectives from having worked closely with many companies and management teams, their judgments are solid and their principles can be followed with confidence.”—

Henry Cisneros, executive chairman, CityView

“I have had the great fortune to personally witness a multitude of small business owners and nonprofit executives successfully apply the principles taught in this book to transition their organizations toward enduring success. The concepts in this book provide the critical tools and knowledge for any entrepreneur to channel their passion into a concrete strategy that enables them to take their business to the next level. Flamholtz and Randle’s Growing Pains is worth the investment of the most precious of our commodities—time and intellectual energy!”—Helen Han, CEO, National Association of Women Business Owners-LA

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