Vol. 5, No. 5                                         BOOK ALERT                       October 2008

M A N A G E M E N T  &  L E A D E R S H I P
 
Title : 10 rules for strategic innovators : from idea to execution
Author : Vijay Govindarajan , Chris Trimble
Pub. Details : Harvard Business School Press, Boston, 2005
Abstract :

Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble argue that every organizations' survival depends on strategic experiments that target such untested markets, but few firms understand how to implement them successfully. Too many managers think that a great idea is enough to get them from business plan to profitability, but somewhere in the middle of the innovation process, most organizations stumble. In this book, Govindarajan and Trimble reveal where firms go wrong on their journey from idea to execution and outline exactly what it takes t build a breakthrough business while sustaining excellence in a existing one.

Subject :

Management , Strategic management , New business enterprises , Entrepreneurship , Creative ability in business , Strategic planning , Breakthrough management


Title :

Be-know-do: leadership the army way

Author : Frances Hesselbein and Eric K. Shinseki (Introducer)
Pub. Details : Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2004
Abstract :

The United States Army is one of the most complex, best-run organisations in the world, and central to the Army's success are strong leadership and exceptional leadership development. There is an official Army leadership manual for the US Army. For the first time, you can have access to the Army's successful leadership philosophy and the principles that are outlined in the manual.
Be, Know, Do makes this critical information available to civilian leaders in all sectors - business, government, and nonprofit - and gives them the guidelines they need to create an organization in which leadership thrives.

Subject :

Leadership, Army leadership, Leadership qualities, Command of Troops


Title :

Billions entrepreneurs : how China and India are reshaping their futures and yours

Author :

Tarun Khanna

Pub. Details :

Penguin, New Delhi, 2007

Abstract :

In this book, Tarun Khanna uses on-the-ground stories and thorough research to show how China and India are embracing the world on their own distinct terms. Entrepreneurs are powering change through new business models and bringing hope to countless people. Through intriguing, often provocative comparisons of triumphs and travails in both countries, the author illuminates such critical areas as: a) the challenges of governing 2.4 billion people with entrepreneurial tendencies; b) the need for information accessibility, transparency, and reliability; c) The balance between private property rights and public interests; d) the need to encourage and fund indigenous enterprise; e) the role of overseas Chinese and Indians in development back home; f) the rise of medical tourism and the inequality of health care. The book reveals how such differences will influence China's and India's future development as well as what the two countries can - and must - learn from each other today.

Subject :

China and India , Business , politics and society , Entrepreneurship , Management


Title : Brand leadership
Author : David A Aaker and Erich Joachimsthalerp
Pub. Details : Simon and Schuster, London, 2002
Abstract :

The book develops four themes that raise brand management to the level of leadership. It extends the concept of brand identity to include a brand essence statement, the use of multiple identities to appeal to different markets, and the elaboration of effective brand identities; addresses the problem of brand architecture; explores how to move beyond advertising to build brands effectively and efficiently; and considers the organisational challenge of managing brands in a global name and the need to compete in diverse markets make brand management more complex, and more critical as well.

Subject :

Brand management , Branding , Leadership


Title : Breakthrough management
Author : Shoji Shiba and David Walden
Pub. Details : Confederation of Indian Industry, New Delhi, 2006
Abstract :

This book is a summation of authors thinking on breakthrough management as of early 2006. The first two chapters of the book introduce the importance of breakthrough in today's rapidly changing, globalized world. The last section of Chapter 2 introduces the remaining eight chapters which discuss principles, skills, and models of business transformation.

Subject : Management, Breakthrough management, Leadership for transformation, Skills and capabilities

Title : Breakthrough management : the India way
Author : Prof. Shoji Shiba
Pub. Details : CII, New Delhi, 2005
Abstract : This booklet outlines breakthrough management practices.
Subject : Breakthrough management

Title :

Competitive advantage : creating and sustaining superior performance

Author : Michael E Porter
Pub. Details : The Free Press, New York, 1985
Abstract :

Competitive Advantage introduces a powerful tool that the strategist needs in order to diagnose and enhance competitive advantage: the value chain. Value-chain analysis allows the manager to separate the underlying activities a firm performs in designing, producting, marketing, and distributing its product or service. it is these activities from which competitive advantage ultimately stems. By showing how all the firm's activities can be examined in this integrated way, Porter provides a new and practical perspective on competitive strategy.

Subject :

Competition , Industrial management , Competitive strategy , Creating and sustaining superior performance


Title :

Competitive strategy : techniques for analyzing industries and competitors

Author : Michael E Porter
Pub. Details : The Free Press, New York, 1980
Abstract :

The book addresses major questions of vital concern to managers, and presents a comprehensive set of analytical techniques for understanding a business and the behaviour of its competitors.

Subject :

Competition , Industrial management , Strategy , Management


Title : Customer responsiveness : key to business leadership
Pub. Details : Avaya Global Connect, New Delhi, 2004
Abstract :

This book is a collection of case studies on customer responsiveness and extracts from inspirational and thought-provoking lectures delivered at "CEO Forum for Customer Responsiveness Sessions and Round Tables."

Subject : Customer responsiveness, Business leadership

Title :

Dabawalas : lessons for building lasting success based on values

Author : Shrinivas Pandit
Pub. Details : Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited, New Delhi, 2007
Abstract :

Businesses go through dramatic twists and turns. Some survive, while quite a few fall by the way-side. Corporate heads grapple with this and are keen to find a sustainable model for making organisations last. Dabawalas, the story of Mumbai's ubiquitous homemade food delivery men stand in sharp contrast. A 115-year-old business enterprise, run by semiliterate group of people, that has sustained itself through the vicissitudes of change presents a role model. Through a dialogue between four characters, the book brings to the fore key characteristics of successful organisations- values, decentralised decision-making, continuous value addition to customer care and many more. Besides this, the book includes take-aways for leaders and managers to imbibe for building lasting success based on values.

Subject :

Success stories , Leadership


Title : Execution : the discipline of getting things done
Author : Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan with Charles Burck
Pub. Details : Random House Business , London, 2002
Abstract :

Contents of this book are: 1) Why execution is needed, 2)The building blocks of execution, 3)The three core process of execution

Subject : Management , Achievement Motivation , Success in Business

Title :

Extreme management : what they teach at Harvard business school 's advanced management program

Author : Mark Stevens
Pub. Details : Warner Books ( A Time Warner Company ), New Delhi, 2001
Abstract :

For the first time, the basics of the nation's most challenging boot camp for corporate managers - conceived by the world's premier business school - are available to all.

Subject :

Corporate Managers , Harvard Business School , Advanced Management Program , Leadership , Leaders , Training of executives


Title :

Gandhi's outstanding leadership

Author : Pascal Alan Nazareth
Pub. Details : Sarvodaya International Trust, Bangalore, 2006
Abstract :

Gandhi's outstanding leadership informs, enlightens and motivates readers to lift their sights towards achieving greater goals, the role model being the Mahatma. Every page of this fascinating work contains insight and inspiration. It is a prodigious feat.

Subject :

Leadership requirements , Gandhi as leadership role model , Modern leaders , Communication skills , Strategizing skills , Management skills , Self assurance , Mahatma Gandhi


Title :

Good to great

Author : Jim Collins
Pub. Details : HarperCollins, New York, 2001
Abstract :

In Good to Great Collins, the author of Built to Last, concludes that it is possible, but finds there are no silver bullets. Collins and his team of researchers began their quest by sorting through a list of 1,435 companies, looking for those that made substantial improvements in their performance over time.

Subject :

Leadership , Strategic planning , Organisational change , Technological innovations - Management


Title :

In search of excellence : lessons from America 's best - run companies

Author : Thomas J Peters and Robert H Waterman
Pub. Details : Harper & Row Publishers, New York, 1982
Abstract :

In search of excellence is outstanding study of contemporary American management Practice.

Subject :

American management Practice , America , American companies , Management , Autonomy and entrepreneurship


Title :

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Author : Peter E Drucker
Pub. Details : Perennial library, New York, 1986
Abstract :

The first book to present innovation and entrepreneurship as purposeful and systematic discipline which explains and analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America's new entrepreneurial economy. A superbly practical book that explains what established businesses, public survey institutions, and new yentures have to know, have to learn, and have to do in today's economy and marketplace.

Subject :

Systematic entrepreneurship , Purposeful innovation


Title :

Intrapreneuring

Author : Gifford Pinchot
Pub. Details : Harper & Row Publishers, New York, 1986
Abstract :

This very professionally presented book provides an excellent mixture of conceptual thinking and practical applications. It promotes the idea of "intrapreneuring" (entrepreneuring within the corporation) and also explains both how to be an "intrapreneur" and how to create a corporate environment conducive to "intrapreneuring."

Subject :

Intrapreneuring , Entrepreneurship


Title :

Jalebi management : all stakeholders can enjoy a bite

Author : Shombit Sengupta
Pub. Details : Response Books : New Delhi , 2007
Abstract :

This tantalizing read is for the ambitions global manager who wants to innovate and make it big in this increasingly complex world. This book represents the uniqueness of particular cultures, a uniqueness that global businesses need to understand for complete success. Interspersed with far-sighted observations and anecdotes, and spiced with humor, this book provides noval and appetizing management techniques at a time when developed countries are looking towards India and China for their market expansion and outsourcing requirements.

Subject :

Management, Leadership, Strategic management, Renovation and innovation , Shareholder enjoyment , Product development , Partner management , Marketing , Leadership , Corporate promise , Human capital , Finance and planning , Vendor management , Customer enjoyment , Production and quality , Administration


Title :

Leadership and talent in Asia : how the best employers deliver extraordinary performance

Author : Mick Bennett and Andrew Bell
Pub. Details : Wiley, New Delhi, 2005
Abstract :

This book deals with how leaders in Asia are able to make the most out of their employees in order to become Best Employers. The authors used empirical findings from Hewitt Associates' Best Employers studies to support their arguments. The book is basically divided into three main sections; Leadership and Talent, Engagement and Execution and A Framework for Sustainability. The first section dealt mainly with the importance of leadership in an organization, how it is crucial to have a clarity of purpose for their employees and the importance of getting the right talent and making sure the talent stays with the organization. The second section dealt mostly with having the right culture and engaged employees will create great business results. In the last section, the authors provided some trends that they foresee (such as diversity in the workforce, blurring of work and personal life, etc) and some implications for the organization and HR. Basically, they concluded that being a Best Employer is not an easy or an overnight thing. Leaders need to align business strategies with people strategies and also to make sure employees' needs are taken care of. It also takes a lot of commitment from leaders to ensure employees are engaged with the organization.

Subject :

Leadership and talent


Title :

Leadership for growth at speed of light

Author : Santosh Dhar , Upinder Dhar (eds.)
Pub. Details : Indore Management Association, Indore, M P, 2005
Abstract :

This book is basically disseminating the knowledge generated in the Convention on " Leadership for Growth at Speed of Light held at Indore on February 8-9, 2005.

Subject :

Leadership , Managers , Management , Leader , Enterpreneurship and Innovation


Title :

Light the fire in your heart

Author : Debashis Chatterjee
Pub. Details : Full Circle Publishing, New Delhi, 2006
Abstract :

Leaders lead people to themselves. The ability to lead is already inside you. You just have to be aware of it, and know how to harness it... Author claims that this book will change your life.

Subject :

Leadership


Title :

Managing corporate culture : leveraging diversity to give India a global competitive edge

Author :

Karl Ulrich , R S Chaudhry & Kishan S Rana

Pub. Details :

CII , Roland Berger & Macmillan, New Delhi, 2000

Abstract :

This book comprehensively maps Indian management culture right up to the present when unprecendented change is confronting the corporate world; juxtaposes Indian traditions against global practices to enable Indian and international managers to benchmark their respective practices; identifies areas of synergy and conflict between Indian and other management cultures; and provides foreign enterprises looking for business opportunities in India with a road map of Indian business culture.

Subject :

Corporate culture , Management , Competitiveness , Business , Survey , India , Organisational Development , Corporate Culture and Communication , International Orientation of Indian Business


Title :

Managing for excellence

Author : David L Bradford , Allan R Cohen
Pub. Details : John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1984
Abstract :

Managing For Excellence is the first book to address the problem of how to move from strategy to action. It's a book for doers-for the middle manager whose job is to turn the grand designs of CEO's and presidents into personal commitment on the part of the individuals in a department.

Subject :

Management , Leadership , Management excellence


Title : Managing from zero to blue chip
Author : Chandra Mohan
Pub. Details : Think Inc., New Delhi, 2001
Abstract : This book focuses on management and weaving an evolving culture of customer listening; trust and delegation; long-term partnerships; freedom to experiment: Kaizen & TQM; learning for renewal; sharing of rewards; relentless growth
Subject :

Management, Kaizen & TQM - Case studies, Tractor industry - Management practices


Title :

Managing group creativity

Author : Arthur B VanGundy
Pub. Details : American Management Associations, New York, 1984
Abstract :

This new book shows human resources professionals how to seize the initiative in dealing with a host of employee problems that adversely affect performance, productivity, and morale. It provides a comprehensive view of what employee assistance programs are, how the different types of programs can be developed, implemented, and evaluated, and what special issues must be considered.

Subject :

Problem solving , Managing group creativity


Title : Remaking India : one country, one destiny
Author : Arun Maira
Pub. Details : Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2004
Abstract :

In this book, one of India's foremost business consultants provides an invaluable insight into India's current economic problems and how they can be resolved. Taking a close look at the current scenario as well as analyzing the future, the book discusses various critical issues including: planning and legislating for holistic growth and development; what businesses need from the government to grow in the right direction; the need for collaboration between business and government; and corporate responsibility and its role in growth and development.

Subject :

International business and management


Title : Riding the blue train: a leadership plan for explosive growth
Author : Bart Sayle and Surinder Kumar
Pub. Details : Penguin, New Delhi, 2007
Abstract :

It combines tools for an individual's personal and professional growth that could easily act as a catalyst for business growth as well. The book is an easy read with real life examples and practical applications in each chapter.
The authors emphasize the importance of common goals across individuals and the organizations that they represent. The authors call it a `line of one' where the individual, the team and their organizations work together harmoniously in a `Full-on-Mode'. This enables a common future vision and acceleration of personal as well as business growth.

Subject :

Leadership


Title :

Straight from the CEO : the world's top business leaders reveal ideas that every manager can use

Author : G William Dauphinais and Colin Price (ed.)
Pub. Details : Price waterhouse, New York, 1998
Abstract :

Straight from the CEO : The World's Top Business Leaders Reveal Ideas That Every Manager Can Use is a major publishing event of 1998. The world rarely hears directly from the great contemporary business leaders, the chief movers and shapers of major corporations around the globe. Working with a Price Waterhouse management team, a wide variety of chief executive officers who are managing today's rapid pace of economic change present their ideas about leading and motivating people, unleashing innovation and creativity, and learning from customers to revitalize their businesses. Among the many CEOs represented in the book are the heads of British Airways, Compaq Computer, Monsanto, Royal Dutch/Shell, Enron, Chase Manhattan Bank, Pitney Bowes and Warner-Lambert. In all, 33 leaders give their visions of the future and advice on how to succeed there. Readers will find no ivory tower theorizing here, these are practical insights given by the people who must find ways to test and validate, implement change to improve the bottom line, and ultimately focus on the core ideas that will truly reshape their corporations.

Subject :

Industrial management , CEOs , Chief executive officers , United States , Corporations , Success in Business , Success stories


Title : Strategies of winning organizations
Author : Upinder Dhar, Santosh Dhar, Vinit Singh Chauhan
Pub. Details :

Prestige Institute of Management and Research, Indore, and Excel Books, New Delhi, 2005

Abstract : Essays on finance, human resources, IT and BPO, and Marketing.
Subject : Finance, Human resources, IT and BPO, Marketing

Title : Strategy is destiny: how strategy-making shapes a company's future
Pub. Details : The Free Press, New York, 2002
Abstract :

This book is the culmination of almost twenty years of efforts to integrate strategy-making with evolutionary organisation theory. It reports findings from longitudinal field-based research of Intel Corporation conducted continuously in real time over more than twelve years.

Subject :

Intel Corporation - Management , Computer Industry - USA - case studies, Organizational change - case studies , Strategic planning - case studies , 


Title :

Synchronicity : the inner path of leadership

Author : Joseph Jaworski
Pub. Details : Berrett - Koehler Publishers, San Francisco, 1996
Abstract :

This books is about leadership, self-realisation and success.

Subject :

Leadership , Self realisation , Success , Organisational learning , Freedom , Leader , Management


Title :

The 360 Leader : developing your influence from anywhere in the organization

Author : John C Maxwell
Pub. Details : Pearson Education, New Delhi, 2006
Abstract :

Leaders today face the challenge of influencing people from all sides of an organization. Yet, many managers with leadership responsibilities feel that because they are not the main leader, they cannot influence their bosses, peers, and subordinates. People in the middle of an organization experience demands from leaders at the top, customers, expectations from followers, and vendors, all on a daily basis. These leaders have to get along with everyone and survive the dynamics of leadership.
In The 360-Degree Leader, John C. Maxwell exposes the myths and succinctly defines the principles leaders can use to bring value and influence to and from anywhere in the organization, enabling them to lead up, lead across, and lead down. Once leaders can incorporate these principles into their own style of management, they will be able to influence others in every direction.

Subject :

Leadership, Management, 360 degree leaders, Developing leadership qualities


Title :

The case of the bonsai manager

Author : R Gopalakrishnan
Pub. Details : Penguin : New Delhi , 2007
Abstract :

This book is about effective leadership in today's uncertain times and addresses budding managers aspiring to become tomorrow's leaders.

Subject :

Management and leadership, Developing Leadership skills


Title :

The competitive advantage of nations

Author : Michael E Porter
Pub. Details : The Macmillan Press Ltd, London, 1990
Abstract :

The author explains the important phenomenon of clustering, in which related groups of successful firms and industries emerge in one nation to gain leading positions in world market. Over 100 industries were examined including the German chemical and printing industries, Swiss textile equipment and pharmaceuticals, Swedish mining equipment and truck manufacturing, Italian fabric and home appliances, and American computer software and movies. Building on his theory of national advantage in industries and clusters, Porter identifies the stages of competitive development through which entire national economies advance and decline.

Subject :

Industries , Competitiveness , International Aspects , Nations , Government policy


Title : The Daily Drucker
Author : Peter F Drucker
Pub. Details : HarperCollins, New York, 2004
Abstract :

Peter Drucker is arguably the most influential management thinker of the last century. This book has 366 daily readings, culled from his vast body of work, providing the inspiration and advice to meet the many challenges we face. With his trademark clarity, vision, and humanity, Drucker sets out his ideas on a broad swath of key topics, from time management, to innovation, to managing oneself, providing useful insights for each day of the year. A useful feature of the book is the action point in each page to help put Drucker's ideas into practice.

Subject : Management, Innovative ideas, Peter Drucker 

Title : The future of competition: co-creating unique value with customers
Author : C K Prahalad and Venkat Ramaswamy
Pub. Details : Penguin, New Delhi, 2004
Abstract :

This book aims to guide business leaders in their search for new strategic capital, helping them to break out of their old entrenched ways and discover new ones. The book reveals unprecedented opportunities for value creation and innovation. It is more than an invitation to think differently; it is a clarion call to action - to help co-create a new world of possibilities. Prahalad and Ramaswamy discuss the key building blocks of co-creation - dialogue, access, risk assessment, and transparency ( DART ) - and explore how new experience technologies and social capabilities can enable robust experience environments.

Subject :

Value creation , Consumers , Customers , Company , Management strategy , Innovation , Risk management


Title : The future of management
Author : Gary Hamel with BIll Breen
Pub. Details : Harvard Business School Press : Massachusetts , 2007
Abstract :

This is a book for dreamers and doers. It's for everyone who feels hog-tied by bureaucracy, who worries that the 'system' is stifling innovation, who secretly believes that the bottleneck is at the top of the bottle, who wonders why corporate life has to be so dispiriting, who thinks that employees really are smart enough to manage themselves, who knows that 'management,' as currently practiced, is a drag on success - and wants to do something about it.

Subject :

Management , Technological innovations , Knowledge management


Title :

The fifth discipline : the art and practice of the learning organization

Author : Peter M Senge
Pub. Details : Doubleday Currency, New Delhi, 1990
Abstract :

Author Peter Senge presents a system of thinking and acting that, if followed correctly, can be the basis for reducing the 'learning disabilities' in any organisation. Senge illustrates his ideas, based on both research and practical experience, with compelling examples. With the help of stories, diagrams, and self-administered exercises, readers not only learn, they learn how to learn.

Subject :

Organisational effectiveness , Work groups , Learning organisations , System of Thinking and Acting , Stories , Diagrams Discipline , Learning Organisation


Title : The five step discovery process manual
Author : Prof. Shoji Shiba
Pub. Details : CII, New Delhi, 2005
Abstract :

One essential skill required by CEOs and upper management of companies is to 'perceive symptoms of change' and create a clear concept of the future. This training manual aims to create a new methodology to discern symptoms of change and to create future concepts, models and hypotheses.

Subject : Change management, Skill development, Management

Title : The five step discovery process manual with examples, 2nd ed.
Author : Shoji Shiba with Sona Koyo Steering Systems Ltd.
Pub. Details : CII, New Delhi, 2006
Abstract :

This manual is the first publication in the world integrating a number of proven tools and creating a new methodology to discern symptoms of change and to create future concepts/models/hypotheses.

Subject : Change management, Breakthrough management

Title :

The greatness guide

Author : Robin Sharma
Pub. Details : Jaico Publishing House, Mumbai, 2007
Abstract :

The greatness Guide is a strikingly powerful and enormously practical handbook that will inspire you to get to world class in both your personal and professional life. This Guide contains a proven formula that will help you meet your highest potential and live an extraordinary life.

Subject :

Leadership wisdom, Greatness guide


Title :

The goal : the process of ongoing improvement

Author : Eliyahu M Goldratt and Jeff Cox
Pub. Details : Grower Publishing, Hampshire, 1993
Abstract :

Written in a fast-paced thriller style, The Goal is the gripping novel which is transforming management thinking throughout the Western world. This book is an attempt to show that we can postulate a very small number of assumptions and utilize them to explain a very large spectrum of industrial phenomena.

Subject :

Management , Change management , Management thinking


Title :

The new age of innovation

Author : C K Prahalad and M S Krishnan
Pub. Details : Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, 2008
Abstract :

This book provides strategies for; (1) Redesigning systems to co-create value with customers and connect all parts of a firm to this process; (2) Measuring individual behavior through smart analytics; (3) Ceaselessly improving the flexibility and efficiency in all customer-facing and back-end processess; (4) Treating all involved individuals - customers, employees, investors, and suppliers - as unique; (5) Working across cultures and time zones in a seamless global network; (6) Building teams that are capable of providing high-quality, low-cost solutions rapidly. The book revolves around two ideas, laid out on the first page of the first chapter. N=1 states that "value is based on unique, personalized experiences of consumers." That is, even companies serving 100 million consumers need to focus on individuals. R=G, meanwhile, argues that since no company can hope to satisfy the varied expectations of so many consumers, it must diversify how it operates. "All firms will access resources from a wide variety of other big and small firmsa global ecosystem," write Prahalad and Krishnan. In other words, companies' internal focus should be on gaining access to resources, not necessarily owning them.

Subject :

Innovation strategy , Technical architecture for innovation


Title :

The transformational leader

Author : Noel M Tichy & Mary Anne Devanna
Pub. Details : John Willey & Sons, Inc., New York, 1986
Abstract :

This book is about leadership, corporate America's scarcest natural resource. It comes none too soon - American companies need to make fundamental, revolutionary changes in order to stay environment. The situation demands not managers, but leaders - to grasp the changes necessary and to turn companies away from old habits and toward new challenges and opportunities.

Subject :

Leadership , America , American Companies , Revitalization , Institutionalising Change , Transformation


Title :

The leadership crash course: how to create personal leadership value [2nd ed.]

Author : Paul Taffinder
Pub. Details : Kogan Page India, New Delhi, 2006
Abstract :

The Leadership Crash Course is a hard-hitting day-to-day guide to help executives and managers gain insight into their own leadership, then develop and hone the right skills to become powerful leaders.

Subject :

Leadership, Management, Creating personal leadership value


Title :

The monk who sold his Ferrari: a fable about fulfilling your dreams and reaching your destiny

Author : Robin Sharma
Pub. Details : Jaico Publishing House, Mumbai, 2007
Abstract :

This inspiring tale provides a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance, and joy. A wonderfully crafted ffable tells the extraordinacy story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life. On a life-changing odyssey to an ancient culture, he discovers powerful, wise, and practical lessons that teach us to - develop joyful thoughts; follow our life's mission and calling; cultivate self-discipline and act courageously; value time as our most important commodity; and nourish our relationships; and - live fully, one day at a time.

Subject :

Improving the quality of life, Leading a joyful life, Leadership wisdom


Title : The road to excellence: becoming a process-based company
Author : Dennis C Daly and Tom Freeman (eds.)
Pub. Details : Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing International, Texas, 1997
Abstract :

The book aims to understand the importance of process management in planning and achieving the objectives of the corporation. It provides answers to some of the key questions about creating sustainable competitive advantage.

Subject : Process management and Corporation

Title : The modern firm: organizational design for performance and growth
Pub. Details : Oxford university Press, New York, 2004
Abstract :

Business firms around the world are experimenting with new organizational designs, changing their formal architectures, their routines and processes, and their corporate cultures as they seek to improve their current performance and their growth prospect. In the process they are changing the scope of their business operations, redrawing their organization charts, redefining the allocation of decision-making authority and responsibility, revamping the mechanisms for motivating and rewarding people, reconsidering which activities to conduct in-house and which to outsource, redesigning their information systems, and seeking to alter the shared beliefs, values and norms that their people hold.
In this book, John Roberts argues that there are predictable necessary relationships among these changes that will improve performance and growth.

Subject :

Modern firm , Organisational design , Modern firm - motivation , How to create modern firm , Management and leadership


Title :

The power of impossible thinking : transform the business of your life and the life of your business

Author : Yoram ( Jerry ) Wind , Colin Crook and Robert Gunther
Pub. Details : Pearson Education, New Delhi, 2004
Abstract :

This book is about getting better at making sense of the world...so you can make decisions that respond to reality, not some obsolete model of reality. Drawing on the latest neuroscientific research and their experience with corporate transformations, Jerry Wind and Colin Crook explain how your mental models stand between you and reality, distorting all your perceptions... and how they create both limits and opportunities.

Subject : Change management, Innovative management

Title : The wisdom of crowds: why many are smarter than the few
Author : James Surowiecki
Pub. Details : Abacus, London, 2004
Abstract :

In this fascinating book, New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea that has profound implications: large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant - better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. The Wisdom of Crowds is a brilliant but accessible biography of an idea, one with important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, conduct our business, and think about our world.

Subject : Management, Innovative ideas

Title : Winning
Author : Jack Welch with Suzy Welch
Pub. Details : HarperCollins, London, 2005
Abstract :

This book is a road map not only for senior lever managers and CEOs but also for the people on the front lines. Authors main objective is to help the people with ambition in their eyes and passion running through their veins, wherever they are in an organisation.

Subject : Management, Winning, How to win, How to succeed in business
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