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August 19, 2014
Randy K. Kesterson
The problem with most Hoshin Kanri books is that they describe a complex methodology that is overwhelming to most leaders and their organizations. The need to essentially change the culture of the entire organization to make Hoshin work isn’t practical for most companies when first starting out.The 
August 15, 2014
William F. Roth
During the author’s decades of experience consulting in the corporate world and teaching management theory at the university level, he has often questioned many modern-day management practices. For example, why do so many companies have evaluation and reward systems that force employees to compete 
July 14, 2014
Vivek Kale
Over time, overemphasis and adherence to the same proven routines that helped your organization achieve success can also lead to its decline resulting from organizational inertia, complacency, and inflexibility. Drawing lessons from one of the best models of success, the evolutionary model, 
July 11, 2014
Rich Charron, H. James Harrington, Frank Voehl, Hal Wiggin
Performance management, the primary focus of a Lean organization, occurs through continuous improvement programs that focus on education, belief systems development, and effective change management. Presenting a first-of-its-kind approach, The Lean Management Systems Handbook details the critical 
July 01, 2014
Barry L. Cross, M. Kathryn Brohman
Today’s organizations need to introduce new products and enhance existing services faster in order to remain competitive. The common cause of project failure is that leadership fails to appreciate the extent of uncertainty and complexity in a project and therefore doesn’t adapt their management 
June 12, 2014
Tim Hutzel, Dave Lippert
A follow-up to Tim Hutzel's previous book, Keeping Your Business in the USA: Profit Globally While Operating Locally, this book tells the stories of companies that have sent their jobs outside of the USA and the negative effects this had on the quality of their products and services, employees, 
June 06, 2014
Patrick Graupp, Gitte Jakobsen, John Vellema
Building a Global Learning Organization: Using TWI to Succeed with Strategic Workforce Expansion in the LEGO® Group describes how a multinational company developed a global structure for learning based on the TWI (Training Within Industry) program to create and sustain standardized work across 
May 08, 2014
Norton Paley
Clausewitz Talks Business: An Executive's Guide to Thinking Like a Strategist distills the wisdom of Carl von Clausewitz's monumental 1832 classic On War—considered by many eminent scholars as the most distinguished Western work on war ever written. This book transposes Clausewitz's most enduring 
April 11, 2014
Rosanna Garcia
It’s no secret that some of the most successful companies, such as 3M, Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, and Mercedes-Benz, are also known for their new product development strategies. Creating and Marketing New Products and Services teaches the key business and marketing principles needed to 
April 08, 2014
H. James Harrington, Brett Trusko
Value proposition, an old concept, is taking on new significance in today’s innovation-driven environment. Business focus has shifted from developing many creative ideas to developing only those that will successfully flow through the product cycle and fulfill a customer need. The old approach 

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