Results

Results

Keep What's Good, Fix What's Wrong, and Unlock Great Performance

Book - 2005
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Random House, Inc.
Every company has a personality. Does yours help or hinder your results? Does it make you fit for growth? Find out by taking the quiz that’s helped 50,000 people better understand their organizations at OrgDNA.com and to learn more about Organizational DNA.

Just as you can understand an individual’s personality, so too can you understand a company’s type—what makes it tick, what’s good and bad about it. Results explains why some organizations bob and weave and roll with the punches to consistently deliver on commitments and produce great results, while others can’t leave their corner of the ring without tripping on their own shoelaces. Gary Neilson and Bruce Pasternack help you identify which of the seven company types you work for—and how to keep what’s good and fix what’s wrong. You’ll feel the shock of recognition (“That’s me, that’s my company”) as you find out whether your organization is:

• Passive-Aggressive (“everyone agrees, smiles, and nods, but nothing changes”): entrenched underground resistance makes getting anything done like trying to nail Jell-O to the wall

• Fits-and-Starts (“let 1,000 flowers bloom”): filled with smart people pulling in different directions

• Outgrown (“the good old days meet a brave new world”): reacts slowly to market developments, since it’s too hard to run new ideas up the flagpole

• Overmanaged (“we’re from corporate and we’re here to help”): more reporting than working, as managers check on their subordinates’ work so they can in turn report to their bosses

• Just-in-Time (“succeeding, but by the skin of our teeth”): can turn on a dime and create real breakthroughs but also tends to burn out its best and brightest

• Military Precision (“flying in formation”): executes brilliant strategies but usually does not deal well with events not in the playbook

• Resilient (“as good as it gets”): flexible, forward-looking, and fun; bounces back when it hits a bump in the road and never, ever rests on its laurels

For anyone who’s ever said, “Wow, that’s a great idea, but it’ll never happen here” or “Whew, we pulled it off again, but I’m tired of all this sprinting,” Results provides robust, practical ideas for becoming and remaining a resilient business.



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Baker & Taylor
Drawing on a range of informative, real-life stories and real-world data, two business consultants explain how to recognize patterns of behavior within an organization the keep a company from achieving the results they want and furnishes effective, practical ideas for promoting success. 60,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Just as you can understand an individual's personality, so too can you understand a company's type - what makes it tick, what's good and bad about it. Results explains why some organizations bob and weave and roll with the punches to consistently deliver on commitments and produce great results, while others can't leave their corner of the ring without tripping on their own shoelaces. Gary Neilson and Bruce Pasternack help you identify which of the seven company types you work for - and how to keep what's good and fix what's wrong. You'll feel the shock of recognition ("That's me, that's my company") as you find out whether your organization is.
For anyone who's ever said, "Wow, that's a great idea, but it'll never happen here" or "Whew, we pulled it off again, but I'm tired of all this sprinting," Results provides robust, practical ideas for becoming and remaining a resilient business.

Publisher: New York : Crown Business, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400098392
1400098394
Characteristics: 306 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Pasternack, Bruce A.

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