Enlightened Leadership: Best Practice Guidelines and Timesaving Tools for Easily Implementing Learning Organizations
Learning House Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: September 2006
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)
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In today's market, all businesses need to "learn how to learn" faster and better. To remain competitive, you must make your planning and learning process meaningful enough for all your people to think out-of-the-box in more focused and efficient ways. By enabling people to learn more quickly, you will gain better control over your limited time and resources and your organization will become more innovative and productive.
There is also a place for this book in business education. For instance, this "book of best practices" will be a great help to business education students as a reference tool when analyzing case studies. The book will enable students to learn how to apply systems thinking and analysis skills to business management situations. As well, the carefully worded best practices can help overcome language barriers.
"Enlightened Leadership" provides a new model and process for planning and executing objectives that is easy to implement. Managers and business education students can use this printable e-Book for self-help and as a "team-learning tool." Its many internal navigation links and hot-links to every page number in the table of contents and the ten-page index make it an easy-to-follow, quick-to-use guide. The $21.00 edition is primarily for self-help and is printable 3 times per year. The $45.00 edition is printable 10 times per year for planning, training or educational activities. The $95.00 edition is printable 33 times per year.
Despite years of rhetoric, there is still a lot of uncertainty about the best practices for improvement. The problem is the lack of practical implementation tools. For example, TQM, Six Sigma and ISO 9000 certification standards are very process oriented. There is a place for a simpler approach, especially in the case of small businesses, service firms, many mid-sized businesses and non-profits. We offer a repeatable model process with a simplified set of guidelines, coupled with a broad backbone of "best practice templates" with which to implement "team planning and learning in action." It enables you to easily implement a learning and improvement process by regularly assessing all of your practices and plans. Systematic innovative management (SIM) provides a road map to disciplined innovation by focusing on the best practices needed to harness creativity and innovation.
"Enlightened Leadership" delivers a broad understanding of core business and management practices that enables people to see the larger picture and engage in big picture thinking across functions such as marketing, sales, service, operations and finance. Management teams can use it to easily blend knowledge sharing, problem solving, objective setting and performance monitoring. It is a sensible way to foster inclusion, interaction and creativity, all of which produces disciplined innovation.
Part I of the book, "The Concise Guide to Innovative Management," focuses on the most enduring leadership and management practices necessary to implement successful change. In seven mini-chapters, it explains HOW to produce disciplined innovation by creating the means for people to grow. Part II of the book, "The Business Knowledge Navigator," is an "operating mechanism" that you can use to facilitate the process of identifying WHERE to focus your problem-solving and objective-setting efforts. It includes over three hundred make-or-break product, service and cost factors in thirty-five sections. Each one stretches the imagination to enhance the creative potential of people and since it is compact and modular in nature, individual users and teams can minimize the time required to realize its benefits.
Management consultants, learning officers, training managers, facilitators and coaches will also find the book useful.
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