Strategic Organizational Development: Building Champion Organizations

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AuthorHouse, 2010 - Business & Economics - 156 pages
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Larry Patten, a well-known educator and author, has just released a new book entitled, "Strategic Organizational Development." The book is an indispensable reference for any business or organization that wants to achieve maximum success. It outlines and examines, in detail, each step in the process of developing, implementing and sustaining a strategic way of thinking at every level of an organization.

The book is a carefully designed compendium of practical advice on topics of vital importance to success:

The Discovery Process

Operating Systems Fundamentals

Developing Strategic Partnerships

Auditing as a Corrective Procedure - Not a Punishment

"Strategic Organizational Development " is must reading for executives, managers and others who have a stake in the success and the continual improvement of their business. It is a book that those who crave success will return to time and time again as a reference and a resource for doing things the right way.

  

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Contents

Table of Contents
3
THE SUCCESS CYCLE
17
QUICK GUIDE DEFINITIONS
25
CHAMPION ORGANIZATIONS
33
DISCOVERY
39
Increasing Organizational Knowledge
45
Data Analysis
54
DIRECTION
59
DEVELOPMENT
79
SYSTEMS OF SUPPORT
85
Operational Systems
93
Operating Systems Fundamentals
107
Organizational Requirements
111
Developing Systems of Operations
127
Auditing Stages
141
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Larry G. Patten's professional career includes over forty years in leadership, administration, and management in a broad range of fields including technology, education, government, as well as commercial and public broadcasting. He has also started several companies and has provided consulting programs and services for both profit and not-for-profit organizations. His career began in high school when, at the age of sixteen, he started a custom audio recording company. In 1959, this was a "cutting edge business" based on what was at that time a new emerging technology of audio recorders and condenser microphones. In the sixties, he had built the company to be the largest custom phonograph record company in Iowa and obtained a franchise with Century Records. In 1968, he joined Kirkwood Community College as an instructor teaching electronics and business practices. Later, he accepted his first administrative position at Kirkwood heading up the development of some of the first individualized instruction and distant learning programs in the country. In 1981, he became CEO of Iowa Public Television and served on the Governor's Management Advisory Group. In 1987, he was asked by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa to design and develop both the technical concept and the legislation for the Iowa Communications Network, which is now built and serving Iowans. Larry has served as president of a commercial broadcasting company, vice chancellor of a community college, president of a for profit school and most recently served as Chancellor of Palmer College from which he retired in January 2009. He has worked as a consultant to agencies of both the state and federal government. He was a major contributor toLinking for Learning: A New Course for Education, a project for the Congressional Office of Technical Assessment. In 1989, Mr. Patten at the request of the Soviet Union Government was asked to prepare and present a paper on the use of technology in education and its effect on society for the then Soviet Union. Larry received his Bachelors of Business Administration and Masters in Educational Administration from the University of Iowa.

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