Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End

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Three Rivers Press, 2006 - Business & Economics - 412 pages
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From the locker room to the living room to the boardroom—how winners become winners . . . and stay that way.

Is success simply a matter of money and talent? Or is there another reason why some people and organizations always land on their feet, while others, equally talented, stumble again and again?

There’s a fundamental principle at work–confidence–that makes the difference between winning and losing in any competition, be it a high school basketball game or a high-stakes business situation. In Confidence, Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter shows why organizations of all types may be brimming with talent but not be winners. Based on her extraordinary investigation of success and failure in companies such as Continental Airlines and Verizon and sports teams such as the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, as well as the arenas of education, health care, and politics, Kanter explores a new theory and practice of success and provides people in leadership positions with a prescriptive program for maintaining a winning streak or turning around a downward spiral.

Packed with brilliant, practical ideas, Confidence provides fresh thinking about success in all facets of life—from the factors that can make or break corporations and governments to the keys for successful relationships in the workplace or at home.
 

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Sports are usually the first thing that comes to mind when discussing winning and losing streaks. So it's apropos that Kanter (Harvard Business Sch.; Evolve! ) would include teams from across the ... Read full review

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A must read for managers and human resources professionals who want to gain perspectives on creating the environment ton help companies, departments and teams to thrive. Each person can influence the outcome but decisions must focus on the unit which performs the work in order to address the esprit de corps that is the engine for cooperation. 

Contents

The Locker Room and the Playing Field
3
Chapter
16
Winning Streaks The Cycle of Success
26
Chapter 3
63
Chapter 7
87
Losing Streaks Powerlessness Corrupts
88
Chapter 5
100
Why Losing Streaks Persist 11 3
113
The Second Stone
216
Chapter 10
291
IMPLICATIONS AND LIFE LESSONS
325
VVinning Streaks Losing Streaks and the Game of Life
350
Epilogue
371
Appendix
377
Acknowledgments
397
Index
403

THEART OF BUILDING CONFIDENCE
145

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter is the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor at Harvard Business School. Dr. Kanter is the author of such groundbreaking books as Men and Women of the Corporation, When Giants Learn to Dance, and Evolve!

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