Business - Management
by Michael Useem
Michael Useem -- through dramatic storytelling -- shows how to master the art and science of being decisive. He places you smack in the middle of people facing their go point, where actions -- or lack of them -- determined the fates of individuals, companies, and countries.
In 1987, Anne Firth Murray had the idea that funding should go to grassroots women's organizations around the globe and that the recipients themselves should decide how to use that money.
This wise and optimistic book examines the scandals that plague American corporations today and shows how companies can reverse the discouraging trend.
Imagine a new kind of business model: one where caring for people is your capital investment and the returns redefine your bottom line.
Why should I do business with you . . . and not your competitor? Whether you are a retailer, manufacturer, distributor, or service provider -- if you cannot answer this question, you are surely losing customers, clients, and market share.
Divided into four parts -- Networking, Risk-Taking, Fund-Raising, and Problem-Solving -- How to Get Anyone to Do Anything will inspire readers to see challenging opportunities instead of insurmountable odds.
Catastrophes don't "just happen." From Enron to the Space Shuttle Columbia, to 9/11, virtually every disaster is the result of a series of mistakes -- each one easy to overlook, each one set in motion because people simply refused to believe the evidence staring right at them.
Enthusiastic employees outproduce and outperform. They step up to do the impossible. They rally each other in tough times. Most people are enthusiastic when they're hired: hopeful, ready to work hard, eager to contribute. What happens to dampen their enthusiasm? Management, that's what.