Powerhouse: Insider Accounts into the World's Top High-performance Organizations

Powerhouse: Insider Accounts into the World's Top High-performance Organizations

by Brian MacNeice, James Bowen


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Why are the New Zealand All Blacks the best rugby team in the world? How does the Kirov Ballet produce generation after generation of exceptional ballerinas? How did Southwest Airlines evolve from being an idiosyncratic Texan airline to become one of the most successful businesses internationally? How does the Finnish School Education System deliver great results by breaking conventions? Powerhouse uncovers the performance secrets of some of the most impressive organizations around the world and reveals the key principles they have in common to enable any business to raise their own bar.

To understand what makes these organizations great, MacNeice and Bowen have conducted immersive and personal research; investigating their culture, interviewing their leaders and observing their everyday practice. Despite this diverse range of seemingly contrasting industries - business, sport, technology, finance, the arts - each of these successful institutions share a common bond: they are world-class industry leaders and have repeatedly outperformed their competition. Powerhouse explores what lessons can be learnt from these organizations to provide a unique and in-depth analysis of how enduring high performance can be developed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780749478315
Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd
Publication date: 10/28/2016
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Brian MacNeice is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Kotinos Partners, a consulting company that helps CEOs and leadership teams deliver sustained high performance.  He advises clients on driving improvements in performance focus and culture.
James Bowen is an expert in strategy and organizational design.  He is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Kotinos Partners and, along with Brian MacNeice, researches the topic of high performance in institutions, recently studying Toyota in Japan and the US Marine Corps.

Table of Contents

* Section - 01: Introduction;
• Section - 02: Grameen Bank;
• Section - 03: Médecins Sans Frontières;
• Section - 04: Southwest Airlines;
• Section - 05: US Marine Corps;
• Section - 06: Curtis Institute of Music;
• Section - 07: The Finnish state school education system;
• Section - 08: Tata Group;
• Section - 09: St Louis Cardinals;
• Section - 10: Inside the Mariinsky – the Kirov;
• Section - 11: New Zealand rugby;
• Section - 12: Mayo Clinic;
• Section - 13: Toyota Motor Corporation;
• Section - 14: Conclusion;

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