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Genius Coupled with Reality!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace (Hardcover)
I'm sick and tired of books selling a 'dream' or 'quick fix' of how YOU can change an organization. Let's face it...organizational change is painfully slow and success is rare. The reality is that organizations rarely adapt to people...people adapt to organizations. In acknowledging this simple fact, this book is genius.
In his defining of the organization, or 'hairball', MacKenzie recognizes both its strengths and weaknesses, its positives and negatives. He then gets beyond unachievable BS (business school) theories of change and provides powerful insight on how each of us, individually or as a group, can leverage the realities of 'hairball' to achieve an 'orbit' around it.
Bless you, Gordon MacKenzie!
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Initial post: Jan 23, 2011 7:23:34 AM PST
succinct. one of the best I've read
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