The Exceptional Manager: Making the Difference

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9780199228737: The Exceptional Manager: Making the Difference

Most businesses face the choice of either competing on the 'low road' of cost, or the 'high road' of innovation and value. Much the same goes for national economies and the UK is no exception. But how do businesses - and the people who manage them - go beyond the policy prescription and the easy exhortation to make that shift, to manage change and go well beyond business as usual?

This ground-breaking book - the combined insight of some of the best minds in management, grouped together in the Advanced Institute of Management Research - does just that. It presents a clear and crisp analysis of the context and the challenge; and offers managers a range of ideas on how to develop the competences, practices and values that can make a difference. It is essential reading for policy makers, analysts, academics, and managers to be who want to make a different future.

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Rick Delbridge is Professor of Organizational Analysis at Cardiff Business School. His research areas include work organization, workplace and inter-organizational relations and the management of innovation. His most recent projects include 'High performance manufacturing and the learning factory' (funded by the EPSRC), 'Trade unions and the representation of non-standard workers' (funded by the ESRC) and 'Learning companies: developing innovative potential of Welsh manufacturing SMEs' (funded by the European Regional Development Fund). He is the author of Life on the Line in Contemporary Manufacturing (OUP, 1998), co-editor of the Routledge book series Studies in Employment Relations and Associate Editor of the journal Organization. Lynda Gratton is Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School where she directs the school's executive programme, 'Human Resource Strategy in Transforming Organisations' Between 1992 and 2002 Lynda led The Leading Edge Research Consortium, a major research initiative involving companies such as Hewlett Packard, Citibank, BT and GlaxoSmithKline. The results of this research were published in Strategic Human Resource Management: Corporate Rhetoric and Human Reality (OUP, 2000). In 2002 she published Living Strategy: Putting People at the Heart of Corporate Purpose (FT Prentice Hall). This book was voted one of the 20 most influential books by American CEOs and has been translated into eight languages. Her most recent book is The Democratic Enterprise (FT Prentice Hall, 2004). She is a member of the board of The American Human Resource Planning Society, and sits on the advisory board of two American companies. Gerry Johnson is Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business in Glasgow.

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This book combines both clarity and good sense and will help managers to think more clearly about what they are trying to do...Managers who want to see their organisations thrive in a world of increasing global competition can learn a great deal from this book. * Business Executive * Many, perhaps most, management books sell success recipes - short cuts claiming to make the job simpler and easier. The twin originality of The Exceptional Manager (Oxford University Press) is that it starts from the other end, by identifying what is problematic about managing, and then fitting its advice to the context of the UK today...the book is itself both a working model of practice-led enquiry and a step towards an evidence base for UK management. * The Observer * The authors get you thinking outside of the organisation, and consider the wider economic contexts in which businesses can thrive...I think those involved in transformation leadership and organisational change will find it valuable. The Exceptional Manager shows that managers at all levels within a business can make a significant difference to the success of the organisation * PERSONNELTODAY.COM * The Exceptional Manager points in the right direction. * Richard Donkin, Financial Times * ...packed with constructive ideas... * Director * 'The book is a lucid and powerful exposition of how the exceptional manager of its title should go about this task.' * Robert Bruce, Accountancy * Managers make less difference to businesses than they - or the public - think. This book explains why - and what can be done about it. * John Kay, author of The Foundations of Corporate Success * Clarity and good sense are surprisingly rare qualities in a book on corporate management. This book combines both, and will help managers to think more clearly about what they are trying to achieve, and policy-makers to understand better why some companies thrive and others fail. * Frances Cairncross, Chair, Economic and Social Research Council and Rector, Exeter College, Oxford * Review from previous edition Conventional wisdom suggests that economic competitiveness is assured simply through deregulation and getting government out of the economy. The evidence suggests, however, that what organizational leaders do matters a great deal for both countries and companies. This book speaks to the necessary mind set and activities of managers who want to see their organizations thrive in a world of increasing global competition around innovation and ideas. * Jeffrey Pfeffer, Professor, Stanford Business School and co-author of Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-Based Management *

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