The Exceptional Manager: Making the Difference

Hardcover | March 20, 2006

byRick Delbridge, Lynda Gratton, Gerry Johnson

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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 theeasy 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 todevelop 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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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 theeasy exhortation to make that shift, to manage...

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 unio...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.84 inPublished:March 20, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199292221

ISBN - 13:9780199292226

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Setting the Scene1. Making a Difference2. Building on the National ContextPart II: The Building Blocks3. Transforming Strategy4. Managing Employment Relations5. Innovating Beyond the Steady State6. Measuring Performance in Innovative FirmsPart III: Key Issues7. Adopting and Adapting Promising Practices8. Learning in Organizations9. Making Intelligent Decisions10. Cooperating across Boundaries11. Overcoming Busyness12. Taking the First Steps

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`packed with constructive ideas'Director