In today's volatile marketplace, it's rare for firms to lastmuch less consistently increase earningsfor more than four decades. That's what makes the story of 115-year-old global manufacturing and technology leader Emerson so remarkable, and so valuable, for today's managers. How does Emerson do it? And what can other companies learn from its success? Celebrated business leader Charles F. Knightwho was CEO of Emerson for 27 of its 43 consecutive years of increased profitssays the secret behind Emerson's long-term competitiveness is a dynamic management process carried out with unrelenting discipline. In Performance Without Compromise, Knight breaks down the key components of the Emerson management process in detail for the first time, and shows how this core process enables Emerson to address and overcome major challenges ranging from technological discontinuities to intense global competition. A remarkable success story, Performance Without Compromise is filled with insightful lessons about leadership, management, and competitiveness that can be applied in any company or industry.
|Publisher:||Harvard Business Review Press|
|Edition description:||2nd ed.|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Charles F. Knight is Chairman Emeritus of Emerson and serves on the boards of Anheuser-Busch Companies, IBM, and other major corporations. He was CEO of Emerson from 1973 to 2000. Davis Dyer is the author of Rising Tide: Lessons from 165 Years of Brand-Building at P&G (HBS Press, 2004).