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Practice What You Preach: What Managers Must Do to Create a High Achievement Culture Paperback – July 2, 2003
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In this book, Maister shares the results of his study of 139 offices of 29 firms in 15 countries in 15 different lines of business. To the approximately 6,500 people who participated in this study, he asked "a simple question": Are employees' attitudes correlated with financial success? The answer is an unequivocal "Yes!" Maister already knows that the world's most highly admired companies (e.g. those at which competitors' employees seek employment) are also the most profitable and have the greatest cap value in their respective industries. "What is even more powerful, as the book shows, it is [employee] attitudes that drive financial results, and not (predominantly) the other way around.Read more ›
Practice What You Preach is interesting reading and sure to keep you engaged. Maister has a way of getting straight to the point with concise comments and points throughout the entire book. For those who desire to dissect the survey data, it is published at the end of the book in the appendices. Like pieces of a puzzle, Practice What You Preach reveals the results of the survey one point at a time and interweaves major lessons to be learned from a number of case studies. Building from the simplest analysis and lesson to the most complex, the impact of the book is cumulative.Read more ›
This book can inspire you to escape from the idea that you have to find the right balance between idealism and profitability; it invites you to be both highly idealistic and higly profitable. It can be done. Maister proves it.
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This seminal research provides a guiding light for those who manage professional services firms. David Maister discovers the drivers of success and proves more than correlation but... Read morePublished on October 27, 2013 by Gerald A. Riskin
I read this expecting more of a Tom Peters style book. I had read excerpts and like the Management by Wandering Around. Read morePublished on August 13, 2013 by Denver Bruner
I absolutely loved this book. I am usually not a fan of case study based books but this one did a great job of truly getting the main points of leadership excellence from high... Read morePublished on July 13, 2011 by Robert Kirk
David Maister's book "Practice what you Preach" describes the results of a statistical analysis of successful professional service firms. Read morePublished on June 14, 2006 by Amazon Customer
this book is so good for you that guide you to management the company to A+.Published on August 1, 2005 by Chen Chia Ching
Heavy but invaluable reading, this book presents the results of author David H. Maister's study of 139 offices of 29 professional service - more specifically, marketing and... Read morePublished on March 1, 2004 by Rolf Dobelli
While there's definitely some value in the things he says about the relationships between work environment and client respect, it was hard to say that his use of statistics matched... Read morePublished on December 21, 2003 by Lars Bergstrom
Despite having a wide body of experience in business criticism and a credible approach towards analyzing business culture, David Maister exhibits far too many episodes of... Read morePublished on August 19, 2003 by James R. Kenny
After reading Chapter One I was very excited about this book, as it was basically a statistical analysis of what makes managers succeed and what is most important to employees. Read morePublished on October 14, 2001 by Dan E. Ross