A Force Of Ones

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Wiley, Mar 15, 1994 - Business & Economics - 261 pages
Individuals face intense pressure to conform in today's team-oriented workplaces, where one-size-fits-all behaviors are often fostered by such programs as total quality management and employee involvement. In the process, both organizations and individuals lose a vital advantage. For as Stan Herman argues, even in a world of groups, individuality remains the key to inventive solutions and organizational success. In A Force of Ones Herman acclaims the power of the individual in the workplace and reminds us all of the importance of ones; a team - and its organization - after all, can only be effective when individual members are capable and self-assured. He offers guidelines and exercises to help you identify your particular strengths and hone them to achieve self-empowerment and satisfaction at work. Through stories and poems he illustrates how to use these important tools to increase self-understanding and focus clearly on priorities. Herman demonstrates ways to make more powerful contact with others through individual initiative networks, and to function effectively amidst the power and political dynamics in your organization.

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STANLEY M. HERMAN a leading management consultant, has won acclaim for his pioneering insights in the field of authenticity and personal power in the world of work. He has spent twenty-five years in the study of Eastern and Western wisdom, from which he provides contemporary applications to his clients. Herman is the author of The People Specialists (1968), Authentic Management (1977), and A Force of Ones (Jossey-Bass, 1994). He lives in Escondido, California

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