Teaching The Elephant To Dance

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Crown/Archetype, Oct 10, 2012 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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"But, we've always done it that way."

This is a warning sign, a symptom of impending disaster for any organization.
Shackled, like powerful elephants, to the past, organizations rob themselves of the ingenuity required to meet new competitive challenges and escape the "re" dimension trap of "re-engineering, re-organization and re-structuring that concentrate on short term fixes rather than long term solutions.

Teaching the Elephant to Dance is a practical, hands-on guide for creating the right change in any organization, large or small, corporate or governmental, manufacturing or service based. Filled with illuminating case studies, it shows how to devise new corporate visions and strategies... how to overcome inertia .. and how to form labor-management partnerships. Clear, authoritative, practical and inspiring, Teaching the Elephant to Dance provides a step-by-step guide for making the impossible happen.
 

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Contents

Cover
Getting
Ready to Change
Anticipate the Obstacles
Create Tomorrow
Focus Resources
Culture IsIt 11 Empower IndividualChange
Change HappensThe ElephantLearns
Notes
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Dr. James Belasco is a pragmatic, rigorous, and dynamic visionary whose revolutionary ideas and practices are creating dramatic improvements in organizations around the globe. He is author of the best-sellers Teaching the Elephant to Dance and Flight of the Buffalo, and coauthor of the books Soaring With the Phoenix and Start Today. He continues to challenge organizations to redefine management and constantly create environments to foster their employees’ learning, growth, and success.

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