- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Pearson Education Canada; 1 edition (May 29, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0273661124
- ISBN-13: 978-0273661122
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,045,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Excellent! Chowdhury has gathered together under one roof, so to speak, a remarkable group of thinkers who give us their best bets on how our organizational futures will look. I found it enlightening and useful." - Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business, University of Southern California, co-author of Organizing Genius and Co-Leaders
About the Author
Subir Chowdhury is Executive Vice President of The American Supplier and Institute. He has authored many books including The Power of Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma and The Talent Era.
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In this context, for instance:
* J.M. Kouzes and B.Z. Posner introduce "The Janusian Leader" - the leader with the capacity to look forward and back, to preside over endings and beginnings, sunsets and daybreaks. They also present seven key lessons that stand the test of time and are worthy of being carried with us from one millennium to another (see pp.17-32).
* S. Ghoshal, C.A. Bartlett and P. Moran suggest: "When the solution to a recurring problem is always 'Try harder', there is usually something wrong with the terms, not the execution. So it is time for both managers and management academics to throw out the old paradigm and to start experimenting with new, more fertile possibilities" (see pp.121-140).
* C.K. Prahalad argues: "In the new millennium, the methods and skills needed to manage large and small organizations will be different from those needed to be succesful during the past three decades. Newer concepts and tools will emerge". He then discusses the emerging nature of managerial work and suggests that this transformation of managerial work will demand basic organizational innovations (see pp.141-150).
* P.M. Senge and K.H. Kaufer write: "Faced with profoundly new business realities-unprecedented demands from global competition, new technologies, emerging markets, possible mergers and alliances, and growing environmental pressures-many companies are falling back on old leadership habits...Rather than making executives less important, we argue that understanding leadership communities brings the unique roles of executive leaders into much clearer relief, as it does the roles for other types of leaders-all of whom will ultimately depend upon one another in creating successful 21st century enterprises" (see pp.186-204).
* D. Ulrich suggests: "Since the future is unpredictable but coming anyway, we need to prepare as best we can by projecting about context, organization and people". He then gives his observations about the contextual factors impacting on organizations, how organizations will operate, and how individuals must prepare themselves today to respond tomorrow (see pp.235-249).
* R. Moss Kanter argues: "Brainpower is to the global information economy as oil was to the industrial economy...Business leaders increasingly understand that one of their new roles in the 21st century is to contribute to creating such environments in the communities in which their companies operate. World-class leaders will be cosmopolitans who avoid insularity, enjoy the challenge of confronting new and different ideas, encourage cross-fertilization and learning across boundaries, and support their people in developing and using their brainpower in pursuit of innovation" (see pp.250-261).
I highly recommend.
The book consists of short chapters that cover "hot management" topics. The book would be suitable for those who have no idea of the business issues facing organizations today. Personally, I found the book too generic with too much usual theoretical talk and lacked thought provoking ideas / examples. Examples were short and isolated. The writers seemed to be mashing too many quotes and popular ideas into short chapters. Overall, the readability of the book was bland and I found it to be a good book for bedtime reading rather than a book to learn about how to tackle the latest management issues.
I would recommend considering books like "profit patterns" or "management challenges for the 21st century" before this book.