High Commitment High Performance : How to Build a Resilient Organization for Sustained Advantage

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-08-10
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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"In these economic times this book is more important than ever. A must-read for the leaders of today and tomorrow."Douglas R. Conant, president and chief executive officer, Campbell Soup CompanyPraise for High Commitment, High Performance"It is seldom that I read a book about leadership and get excited; this one did that to me. The author has found values and aspects of leadership that have worked well for long term execution of strategies. For Boards and CEOs, this is a great book." -Leif Johansson, president and chief executive officer, Volvo Group"Resilience promises to be the distinguishing characteristic of companies that will prosper from the current economic crisis. Mike Beer's new book is a compelling manual for success in this new economy." -Ravi Venkatesan, chairman, Microsoft India"A must read for leaders who want to develop an edge by building a resilient organization for competitive advantage. Beer's views and recommendations are based on extensive research." -Ram Charan, Ram Charan Associates and co-author of the bestselling book, Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done"With decades of teaching and research and close engagement with companies, Michael Beer has written a book that not only makes the case for building a high commitment organization, but also provides practical advice for doing it." -Jeffrey Pfeffer, professor, Stanford Business School and author, The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First"Beer brings a multi-disciplinary perspective from his extensive experience in industry and academia to reveal how leaders of HCHP organizations break through internal barriers and manage multiple tensions in their quest for sustainable value-creation." -Robert Kaplan, professor, Harvard Business School and co-author, The Execution Premium and The Balanced Score Card"Mike Beer brings his wealth of research and experience to provide fresh insights to the enduring question of what makes companies succeed over the long run. I have utilized many of the principles successfully and recommend them to any corporate leader committed to building an outstanding organization." -Ed Ludwig, chairman and chief executive officer, Becton Dickinson

Author Biography

Michael Beer is Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus at Harvard Business School and chairman of TruePoint, a research-based consultancy. Beer is the author or coauthor of nine books including Managing Human Assets and the award-winning The Critical Path to Corporate Renewal.

Table of Contents

The High Commitment, High Performance Organization
Pillars of High Commitment and Performance Organizations
Principled Choice and Discipline Are Essential
Building the High Commitment, High Performance System
What Stands in the Way
Hidden Barriers to Sustained High Commitment and High Performance
Leadership and Learning Change Levers
Change Lever 1: Lead a Collective Learning Process
Change Lever 2: Enable Truth to Speak to Power
Organization Design Change Levers
Change Lever 3: Manage Organizational Performance Strategically
Change Lever 4: Organize for Performance and Commitment
Change Lever 5: Develop Human and Social Capital
Transforming the Organization
Embrace E and O Change Strategies
The Author
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