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The guru guide : the best ideas of the top management thinkers
Boyett, Joseph H.
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New York : Wiley, [1998]

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xiii, 385 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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HD31 .B7193 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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"A savvy guide to the ideas driving business conversation."-Fast Company

The one book you need in your drive to succeed If you're striving to make your mark in the business world, you don't have time to read all of the business books that hit the bestseller list- but you do need the essential information they contain. You need to keep up with the latest business trends and understand emerging ideas and new terminology. You need concise, penetrating explanations of today's most advanced thinking on business management and leadership. You need The Guru Guide(TM).

In this easy-to-use primer, two internationally respected business consultants provide an executive summary of the most effective and successful management ideas put forth by the leading business thinkers and doers of our time: Warren Bennis, Stephen Covey, Peter Drucker, Michael Hammer, Peter Senge, Margaret Wheatly, and many more. They also give you:
* Clear explanations of essential business terms, concepts, and theories
* Profiles of more than 75 top management figures and their ideas
* Cross-links to issues on which these gurus agree and disagree
* Insightful commentaries and real- world case studies
* Quick-reference charts, bulleted lists, chapter summaries, and other creative quick-learning tools

To make the most of the powerful ideas that can brighten your business future, start reading The Guru Guide(TM) today.

"It's tough to keep up with the latest management thinking. This book can help . . . and stimulate you to go to original sources of the greatest value."-Joseph B. White, Dean, University of Michigan Business School

Author Notes

JOSEPH H. BOYETT, PhD, is cofounder and Partner of Boyett & Associates, an Atlanta-based consulting and research firm specializing in helping companies implement state-of-the-art management and organizational practices. He has been a consultant to a number of Fortune 500 companies, including IBM, British Petroleum, Merck, EDS, and BellSouth. He is the author or coauthor of several influential books, including Workplace 2000: The Revolution Reshaping American Business, which has been dubbed a "visionary classic." Publishers Weekly called his book The Quality Journey-a fascinating account of IBM's struggle to reinvent itself-"One of the top books of the year [1993]." Previously, Dr. Boyett served as a principal adviser on performance management and quality improvement to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.

JIMMIE T. BOYETT is cofounder and Partner of Boyett & Associates and coauthor of Beyond Workplace 2000. She is a recognized expert on business process redesign and reengineering and the application of leading-edge information systems technology. Her clients have included Hartmarx, Brunswick Corporation, Burlington Industries, Methodist Hospitals, J. P. Stevens, and SouthWestern Bell. Prior to cofounding Boyett & Associates, Ms. Boyett was Assistant Vice President and Group Manager at Bank South, Atlanta.

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Choice Review

Although this anthology of management thought is not inherently unique, what sets it apart from many other similar management books is its organization. Drawing on the ideas of 79 of the world's top management experts, the authors present the material in a concise and structured format. The volume is divided into seven chapters (Leadership, Managing Change, The Learning Organization, Creating High-Performance Organizations through Teamwork, The Pursuit of Market Leadership, Managing and Motivating People, and Business, Work, and Society), each opening with a list of the "gurus" relevant to the topic, and his/her contributions to the area. In addition, the chapters contain exhibits that summarize the contributions of the experts and highlight areas of both agreement and conflict in particular areas of management thought. The authors utilize quick-reference charts, bullet point lists, and end-of-chapter summaries to make the reader aware of key concepts. The organization and structure of this book make it an especially useful reference for professional managers. Recommended for public, academic, and professional library collections. E. Garaventa; College of Staten Island, CUNY

Table of Contents

Managing Change
The Learning Organization
Creating High-Performance Organizations Through Teamwork
The Pursuit of Market Leadership
Managing and Motivating People
Business, Work, and Society
The Gurus