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Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration Paperback – June 4, 1998
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Top Customer Reviews
Among the fifteeen traits listed are: always having an enemy, seeing themselves as the underdogs, isolating themselves from unnecessary outside interferences, and hiring people that have both great ability and a talent for collaboration.
Interesting and Useful - Five Stars
First, throughtout the text, the ideas are not that well delineated. So you get lots of stories that are often intersting and fun, but you wonder why all the details are included. Second, I didn't see what the book really adds: sure leaders can be both remarkable and difficult; sure, some teams are extraordinary; sure, we could use more great teams. But how do you do it? THe book doesn't provide much on that as a practical guide (its third failing).
Nonetheless, I thought this book was very well written, which is almost certainly Bierderman's contribution. ALso, it is fun to read the stories on their own. Finally, the sumup chapter has useful ideas (and frankly, it - just 15 pages - is all that you would need to read if you don't find the stories inherently interesting).
The authors clearly reveal the complex SYNERGY between leadership and organization that creates high-performance teams, but one has to also consider the influence environmental circumstances-threats and opportunities. Abounds with excellent insights. Reviewed by Gerry Stern, founder, HR consultant.com InfoCenter and Stern & Associates.
Identifying 15 different traits common to high performing teams, the book provides a reasonably entertaining look at the studied groups, as well as a pretty concise and useful recap of the traits at the end of the book. The introduction and the summary are solid, if unspectacular. As noted by a few other reviewers, the book occasionally bogs down in spots. However, it is one of the better of its type and a quick, entertaining read.
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Excellent book on how team work combined with extraordinary individual talents can lead to outstanding innovations and high levels of creative production.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
I know some of the characters in this book and their work so it was fun to compare my own experiences with those that Bennis chooses to highlight. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Vinton G. Cerf
Despite the fact it lacks of depth in certain groups, it is an enjoyable well written book. This book is not about intended to teach how to become a leader but to have some... Read morePublished on December 7, 2013 by Salvador
This is why I surround myself with capable people! I don't have to know everything - but I am smart enough to know some things and when I don't know, I do know who I can go to for... Read morePublished on December 2, 2013 by S Richardson
Good paperback,exactly the same as it described,cheap and worthy.If I can buy all my textboos at the same prices,that will be cool!Published on September 17, 2013 by xiongxikai