The Corporate Gardener: How Does Your Business Grow?

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iUniverse, Mar 2, 2011 - Business & Economics - 260 pages
Mr. Allman has written his book utilizing the power and simplicity of a good story designed to be very informative yet easy to read addressing the following issues:

CHANGING WORK DEMOGRAPHICS
As the experience of seasoned managers begins to disappear from corporate America, the objective is to provide a useful tool to encourage in-depth exploration of management theories. Written with a market focus of first time managers, this book could also be used as an excellent refresher for more experienced managers struggling with mentoring less experienced staff members.

ECONOMY
Predictions of our current economy indicate years of continued financial challenges. Corporations will focus more and more on cost-cutting measures, improvement and efficiency efforts reminiscent of the last similar economic cycle beginning in the early 1990s.

EFFECTIVE WORK TEAMS
Cooperation, timely communication, efficient processes and on-going skill development are key components of successful organizations. The focus of corporations has become how to maximize employee contributions and minimize unnecessary constraints on productivity.

 

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Contents

The Beginning
10
The Magical Garden
16
Cultivating Commitment
28
Diversity
46
Admiring Those That Flower
60
All Things Natural
68
Nurturing the Growth of Ideas
78
Foundation of a Successful Harvest
86
Planting the Seeds of Growth
132
The Stepping Stones of Motivation
140
Developing Roots
158
Obstacles and Challenges
168
Solo Flight
182
Progress Unmeasured Is Unrecognized
192
The Nature of Understanding
210
In Every Winter There Is a Spring
226

SelfAwareness
100
Discovering Variety in the Familiar
114
Preparing for the Future
120
About the Author
240
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PAUL ALLMAN is an accomplished consulting professional in the field of Employee Skill Development and Organizational Development Strategies, with over 25 years of actual “hands-on” experience. Recognized as a strategic thinker and trusted business advisor by clients and colleagues with a demonstrated ability to provide “realistic” solutions to ambiguous human capital situations, he has influenced diverse, cross functional teams to achieve critical objectives.

Mr. Allman started PTS - Professional Training Services in 1988 and since then has successfully handled large-scale consulting engagements, managed collaborative teams, coached individuals and established measurable results with clients in a variety of industries such as Entertainment, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Health Care, Service Industries, and local government.

A partial list of clients include: Warner Bros., Northrop Grumman, Parker Aerospace, Getty Museum, University of Southern California, Screen Actors Guild, Writer’s Guild of America, Golden State Foods, NEC, Bancomer, Teledyne, Los Angeles Aquarium of the Pacific, and the City of Los Angeles.

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