Completely Updated and Revised This revised edition of Peter Senge´s bestselling classic, The Fifth Discipline, is based on fifteen years of experience in putting the book´s ideas into practice. As Senge makes clear, in the long run the only sustainable competitive advantage is your organization´s ability to learn faster than the competition. The leadership stories in the book demonstrate the many ways that the core ideas in The Fifth Discipline, many of which seemed radical when first published in 1990, have become deeply integrated into people´s ways of seeing the world and their managerial practices. In The Fifth Discipline, Senge describes how companies can rid themselves of the learning ´´disabilities? that threaten their productivity and success by adopting the strategies of learning organizations?ones in which new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, collective aspiration is set free, and people are continually learning how to create results they truly desire. The updated and revised Currency edition of this business classic contains over one hundred pages of new material based on interviews with dozens of practitioners at companies like BP, Unilever, Intel, Ford, HP, Saudi Aramco, and organizations like Roca, Oxfam, and The World Bank. It features a new Foreword about the success Peter Senge has achieved with learning organizations since the book´s inception, as well as new chapters on Impetus (getting started), Strategies, Leaders´ New Work, Systems Citizens, and Frontiers for the Future. Mastering the disciplines Senge outlines in the book will: ? Reignite the spark of genuine learning driven by people focused on what truly matters to them ? Bridge teamwork into macro-creativity ? Free you of confining assumptions and mindsets ? Teach you to see the forest and the trees ? End the struggle between work and personal time
Drive Strategy With Simplicity-On A Single Sheet Of Paper! The One-Page Project Manager set a new standard as an understandable and easy-to-apply organizational tool, allowing managers to summarize complex projects on a single information-rich page. This book, third in the OPPM series, describes how to combine the OPPM with the Toyota A3 report to create an enhanced, integrated management tool. With a refreshingly clear style, the authors walk users through implementing the OPPM/A3 using a variety of real-world case studies, as well as their own experience at O.C. Tanner Company. Rich with tools, templates, and teaching, the emphasis throughout remains on maintaining simplicity across the organization--communicating the right information to the right people at the right time to get the right things done. Praise for The One-Page Project Manager ´´Executives want the answers to two questions: Where are we today? Where will we end up? Do you really believe this cannot be accomplished on a single sheet of paper? The One-Page Project Manager series of books is encouraging you to do just that. Making this part of your Project Management methodology will simplify and improve your project communication, especially for busy executives.´´ --Harold D. Kerzner, PhD, Senior Executive Director, International Institute for Learning, Inc. Clark Campbell fills a void and bridges a communication gap that has long existed between company executives and project or program managers. OPPM successfully links corporate strategy to those in the trenches managing projects.´´ --Dr. Denis R. Petersen, PMP President and CEO, Milestone Management Consultants, LLC ´´Clark Campbell and Mike Collins present how OPPM works to drive strategy deployment. With OPPM in our lean tool kit, we have tapped into the creativity of our people to pump up productivity, cut cycle times, reduce inventories, and sustain world-class quality.´´ --Harold Simons, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain, O.C. Tanner Company Member of the Shingo Prize Board of Governors
For nearly half a century, Peter Drucker inspired and educated managersand powerfully shaped the nature of businesswith his landmark articles in Harvard Business Review . Here, framed by a thoughtful introduction from ´´HBR´´ editor Thomas A. Stewart, is a priceless collection of Drucker´s most significant work. Through his unique lens, Drucker traces the evolution of the great shifts in organizations and the role of managers in the ongoing effort to balance change with continuity. He paints a clear, comprehensive picture of management thinking and practiceas it was and as it will be. Revealing a celebrated thinker at his best, Classic Drucker offers a wealth of insights and practical guidelines for managers seeking to address today´s thorniest organizational challenges.For example, you´ll find selections on how to enhance your company´s innovative prowess, make effective decisions, raise knowledge workers´ productivity, remain engaged and productive during a long work life, know when the assumptions on which your business was founded must change, and get the data you need to execute your company´s competitive strategy. Doing what´s right for your company will always be challenging. But thanks to the clear focus, broad vision, and practical wisdom of Peter Drucker, the task is now a little less daunting.
#1 New York Times Bestseller Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth-and how it can help any organization thrive. In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up whom he´d just given $12.5 million, the biggest investment of his career. Larry Page and Sergey Brin had amazing technology, entrepreneurial energy, and sky-high ambitions, but no real business plan. For Google to change the world (or even to survive), Page and Brin had to learn how to make tough choices on priorities while keeping their team on track. They´d have to know when to pull the plug on losing propositions, to fail fast. And they needed timely, relevant data to track their progress-to measure what mattered. Doerr taught them about a proven approach to operating excellence: Objectives and Key Results. He had first discovered OKRs in the 1970s as an engineer at Intel, where the legendary Andy Grove (´´the greatest manager of his or any era´´) drove the best-run company Doerr had ever seen. Later, as a venture capitalist, Doerr shared Grove´s brainchild with more than fifty companies. Wherever the process was faithfully practiced, it worked. In this goal-setting system, objectives define what we seek to achieve; key results are how those top-priority goals will be attained with specific, measurable actions within a set time frame. Everyone´s goals, from entry level to CEO, are transparent to the entire organization. The benefits are profound. OKRs surface an organization´s most important work. They focus effort and foster coordination. They keep employees on track. They link objectives across silos to unify and strengthen the entire company. Along the way, OKRs enhance workplace satisfaction and boost retention. In Measure What Matters, Doerr shares a broad range of first-person, behind-the-scenes case studies, with narrators including Bono and Bill Gates, to demonstrate the focus, agility, and explosive growth that OKRs have spurred at so many great organizations. This book will help a new generation of leaders capture the same magic.
Strategic Management is a core strategy textbook, covering all the major topics particularly from a global perspective. It delivers comprehensive coverage of the subject in an easy-to-read style with extensive examples and a range of free support material that will help you learn actively and effectively.
The book ´´Strategic Product Management´´ is the introduction to the topic of Product Management according to Open Product Management Workflow. Note: the tools and templates, which are mentioned in the book, are deliberately not included, but will be issued in the trainings, as their application needs to be explained and exercised under guidance in practical examples. Additionally the book can be downloaded as PDF for free on the proProduktmanagement website. Besides general questions about tasks and how to organize Product Management as well as roles in Product Management, the book offers a step by step explanation of how to get to a decision proposal or business plan, which is based exclusively on market facts. This way bad investments are avoided and discussions about strategies and future products are reduced. The exemplary product called ´´SelfBackup´´ shows comprehensibly, how you develop an innovative product on the basis of market facts. Starting from interviews with market participants, identifying problems and persona and simple analyses you are enabled to derive all strategies required for the consolidated business plan which is the end result of the workflow. In addition, the book ´´Strategic Product Management´´ contains numerous other tips and practical examples. This book is the first one in the series and the basis for the subsequent books ´´Technical Product Management´´ and ´´Successful Go-to-Market´´ according to Open Product Management Workflow. As mentioned above you can download the book ´´Strategic Product Management´´ on the proProduktmanagement website for free and read about the importance of strategic and market-driven Product Management. Thus, you create the basis for further steps such as Technical Product Management as well as Successful Go-to-Market.
Esther Cameron is a leadership coach and the co-Founder-Director of Integral Change, a management consulting company. She has designed and implemented change interventions for companies such as Ford and Hewlett-Packard. Mike Green is the Director of Transitional Space, which provides change management expertise, leadership development, and individual and team coaching. He is also the editor of Leadership and Personal Development (Information Age Publishing).Together, they co-authored Making Sense of Leadership (Kogan Page).
For undergraduate and graduate operations management courses. A managerial approach to operations management Operations Management provides students with a comprehensive framework for addressing operational process and supply chain issues and uses a systemized approach while focusing on issues of current interest. The text has ample opportunities for students to experience the role of a manager with challenging problems, cases, a library of videos customized to the individual chapters, simulations, experiential exercises, and tightly integrated online resources. MyOMLab ? is not included. Students, if MyOMLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MyOMLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MyOMLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. Features + Benefits This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States. Engage students with real world examples ? Chapter Opening Vignettes?engage and stimulate student interest by profiling how real companies apply specific operational issues addressed in each chapter. ? NEW! Five new videos and video cases featuring Crayola, Continental Tire, Some Burros, and W-T Graphix addressing the topics of operations strategy, process choice, inventory management, supply chain design, and facility location. Video Cases provide a summary of content covered in a series of on-location video profiles of real-world service and manufacturing companies and challenges they face in their operations. Questions are included for classroom discussion or assignment purposes. ? Updated! Cases challenge students to grapple with a capstone problem that can be used as an in-class exercise or a homework assignment or team project. ? Updated! Managerial Practices?provide current examples of how companies deal?successfully or unsuccessfully?with process and supply chain issues facing them as they run their operations. Most have been updated in this edition, giving current examples of operations management to students. ? Updated! Examples?demonstrate how to apply what students have learned and walk them through the solution process modeling good problem-solving techniques. These examples always close with a unique feature called Decision Point, which focuses students on the decision implications for managers. End of Chapter Resources ? NEW! Learning Goals improve learning by matching each learning goal with a major head in the chapter. Added Learning Goals in Review at the end of each chapter, which highlights where each goal is addressed in the chapter and cross references them with a rich set of MyOMLab resources including Videos, Active Models, Tutors, OM Explorer, and POM for Windows at the student?s disposal. ? Key Equations for review purposes, organized by major chapter head. ? Key Terms for review purposes, the page references highlight where the concept was first discussed. ? Solved Problems reinforce and help students prepare their homework assignments by detailing how to solve model problems with the appropriate techniques presented in the chapter. ? Discussion Questions test student comprehension of the concepts through the use of short scenarios. ? NEW! Refreshment or addition of about 20 percent of the Problems, all of which are now fully coded for difficulty, arranged by major chapter heads, and represented in the MyOMLab. ? Problems sharpen students? quantitative skills by providing a bridge between chapter materials with a wide selection of homework material. ? Active Model Exercises enable students to use provided spreadsheets to do ?what-if? analysis of examples presented in the text to see what would happen if certain parameters were changed. ? Experiential Learning forms students into teams who work both in and out of class on exercises that actively involve them in team-based discussion questions and decisions. The six exercises reinforce student learning. Each exercise has been thoroughly tested in class and proven to be a valuable learning tool. ? A Video Library in