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The passionate organization : igniting the fire of employee commitment
Lucas, J. R. (James Raymond), 1950-
Publication Information:
New York : AMACOM, [1999]

Physical Description:
xix, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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HD58.9 .L853 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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"Everyone's heard about companies that seem to have everything--great products, enormous capital resources, reputation, skilled employees, ""advanced"" planning--and they still fail. Why? Perhaps they lack passion.

Emphasizing ""big vision,"" mutual trust, and deeply held core values, Jim Lucas demonstrates how to win and keep the competitive edge by thinking with the heart as well as the head. He shows how a committed, passionate workforce can:

* make shifts and leaps that strategic planning alone cannot envision

* fight to achieve the organization's mission

* bring continuous improvement, creativity, and innovation to their work

* enjoy a more fulfilling life, personally and professionally, by committing to something greater than themselves."

Author Notes

JAMES R. LUCAS (Kansas City, MO) is president of Luman Consultants and an award-winning faculty member for the American Management Association. Previous AMACOM books are Fatal Illusions and Balance of Power.

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Library Journal Review

In the face of nonstop newness and constant changes, Lucas, president of Luman Consultants and faculty member of the American Management Association, instructs readers on how to find and inspire passionate employees who focus on diversity, originality, and feistiness. These workers must also share deeply held core values, mutual trust, and a common vision. Real-world stories and practical strategies illustrate passion from a business perspective as a "hard" skill. Lucas lists ten clues to whether workers are passionate about their company and their desire to make a difference. He tells how to align organizational goals with employee passions, pick and prepare passionate employees, and cut the deadwood or nonbelievers. This unique and thought-provoking book walks a fine line, daring to be spiritual while not treading on employees' religious beliefs. Lucas really believes that "the game is people and the formula for winning it is involvement." Recommended.ÄSusan C. Awe, Univ. of New Mexico Lib., Albuquerque (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.