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Hot Groups: Seeding Them, Feeding Them, and Using Them to Ignite Your Organization

Hot Groups: Seeding Them, Feeding Them, and Using Them to Ignite Your Organization

by Jean Lipman-Blumen, Harold J. Leavitt


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195126860
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/20/1999
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jean Lipman-Blumen and Hal Leavitt have worked together for many years. Jean is the Thornton F. Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. Co-director of The Institute for Advanced Studies in Leadership, she has served as Director of the Women's Research Program at the National Institute of Education and as special advisor to the domestic policy staff of the Carter administration. Her recent book The Connective Edge received wide acclaim. Hal is the Kilpatrick Professor Emeritus at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he directed the Stanford Executive Program. He has also taught at INSEAD in France and London Business School. He is the author of Corporate Pathfinders and Managerial Psychology, now in its 5th edition and 18th language.

Table of Contents

Foreword, Tom Peters

What People are Saying About This

Robert C. Fisher

Jean Lipman-Bluman and Hal Leavitt take the reader into the world of "hot groups," a world they know so well but remains elusive to most of us. Lipman-Blumen and Leavitt dissect the inner workings of "hot groups" with their boundlesss energy, creativity, and crystal clear sense of mission. This book will drive most readers to search for their own "hot group" experience, whether it's to be found in their work, community, or family. An extraordinary relevant book for our dynamic but chaotic times. -- (Robert C. Fisher, Schroder & Co. Inc.)

Edward C. Stone

Captures the attributes of intense, task dominated teams that energize both individual and organizational effectiveness in doing what hasn't been done before. -- (Edward C. Stone, Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Warren Bennis

I haven't a question in my mind that Hot Groups will be the most important management book of '99.... It is wonderfully original. It is uncannily timely. It is gorgeously written. It is practical. It is very wise and authoritative. -- (Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor, University of South Carolina and author of Why Leaders Can't Lead)

Jean Lipman- Blumen & Harold Leavitt

Q. If I want to cultivate hot groups, where do I start?
A. "Selection is the most important. Diversity is of great value. And forget about more on-the-job training — that's a great conformist tool. You need to change the climate....The idea is to reward risk. You know soon enough if it's not going to work out."
— Interviewed in Wired, August 1999

Barry Munitz

Hot Groups makes a passionate case for injecting strategic disorder into disciplined organizations. Packed with information, it is clearly written, superbly organized, and entirely original. Anyone who has an interest in fostering quick and real organizational change to confront a rapidly transforming world will want to read it and refer to it. -- (Barry Munitz, President, The J. Paul Getty Trust)

Tom Peters

Jean Lipman-Blumen and Hal Leavitt's book [is] so timely...important...and, yes, hot.

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