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Through impressive results, Six Sigma has proven to hundreds of
organizations around the globe that settling for "good enough" won't work.
Now Pete Pande, foremost expert on change leadership and coauthor of the
bestselling The Six Sigma Way, challenges leaders to hold themselves to the
principle that good enough is not enough-and to use concepts inspired by
Six Sigma to take their own performance to a new level.

The Six Sigma Leader explains how to build dynamic skills that define
successful leadership in the 21st Century. With illustrative examples and
helpful tips such as "The 10 Second Rule" (taking that extra time to make
sure you're asking the right questions to get the information you need),
the book offers techniques that link leadership improvement to real
business results, and explores

What is Six Sigma Leadership?: introduces the core principles of Six Sigma
leadership and the 21st-century challenges of balance and flexibility
Change and Constancy: describes the role of change in leadership and how to
achieve greater return on your change portfolio
Certainty and Doubt: debunks the myth of leader infallibility and explores
ways to confidently combine facts and intuition
Speed and Deliberateness: discusses the benefits and perils of "speed at
all costs" and presents a set of key disciplines that enable greater speed

Teamwork and Independence: pinpoints the sources of organizational barriers
and the leadership practices that can eliminate them
Now, Tomorrow and Next Year: analyzes the management of business change by
different time horizons: short-, mid-, and long-term
Customer First...and Last: identifies why customers are so critical, yet
can also be a detriment to long-term business health
Bringing Six Sigma Leadership to Life: outlines the factors likely to favor
and inhibit successful adoption of Six Sigma Leadership
Driven by a vision of great leadership, The Six Sigma Leader is an
essential resource for managers at all levels and a call to action for any
leader seeking to create a legacy of achievement. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Leadership excellence that will guide your organization through a new age of challenge and complexity

“The concepts in this book can be of significant benefit in supporting your success and helping us meet the growing need for great leaders in every organization and at every level.”-W. James McNerney, Jr., chairman, president, and chief executive officer, The Boeing Company, from the foreword

While Six Sigma and Lean efforts are driving impressive results in companies worldwide, they have had minimal impact on how well the vast majority of leaders guide their organizations. In The Six Sigma Leader, noted author and business change consultant Peter S. Pande advocates for a higher standard of leadership effectiveness through the foundational principles of Six Sigma.

The Six Sigma Leader offers compelling, instructive advice for improving your own flexibility and focus, achieving seemingly contradictory objectives, and overcoming the pitfalls that impede so many leaders and their organizations. A Six Sigma Leader is a model for the type of executive or manager anyone can aspire to be-regardless of whether your business “does” Six Sigma or not. The Six Sigma Leader offers insights that can be applied immediately to the current challenges and opportunities faced by you and your organization.

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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