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The Leader's Dilemma: How to Build an Empowered and Adaptive Organization without Losing Control
The Leader's Dilemma: How to Build an Empowered and Adaptive Organization without Losing Control
by Jeremy Hope
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars I'd like to work for a manager/company implementing these principles, 14 Jun. 2011
The authors of this inspiring book show that management is by far more than just preparing a budget and controlling the organization to keep to that budget. And if you've been working in, for and with big organizations for quite some time, you'll surely appreciate this approach (I definitely do). You know how much more inspiring and motivating it is if you're working for a leader and not for an accountant. You know, how hard and often impossible it is to make the only reasonable decision, if it's not in line with the budget. And you know how frustrating and paralyzing this situation can be for the individuals as well as for the whole organization.

I really liked the structure of the chapters. In the beginning of every chapter, there is one example of a company, for which the principle has become an outstanding feature. Then, the principle itself, its effects and its implementation are described. In that description, you'll find more examples out of the industry. And after that, there is the most important part: The authors describe ways to implement the principle in your own organization. And they show the obstacles you might face in doing so. At the end of the chapter, the key point are summed up in one or two pages. That way, it's easy to grab a short refresh after some time.

I know, that I'd like to work for an organization that implemented the principles described in this book. And that's my main reason to recommend this book to every manager and entrepreneur. It's not important if your company has 100 or 100'000 employees. These principles are a food for thought, everyone can benefit from.


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