"Adizes is the best kept secret in America. Discover him! The sooner you do, the better off you’ll be." - Ken Blanchard, author of The One-Minute Manager.
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Managing Corporate Lifecycles - Volume 1, How Organizations Grow, Age and Die is the long-awaited, revised edition of Managing Corporate Lifecycles. In this book, part 1 of a 2 part series, Dr. Adizes brings readers up-to-date on his theory and practice, showing you how to guide your company to PRIME faster and more efficiently. This book covers the content in chapters 1-9 from Managing Corporate Lifecycles.
Conversations with CEOs is a compilation of interviews Dr. Adizes conducted with CEOs he has known over the years - professional executives whom he helped restructure their companies and, in some cases, avoid bankruptcy or manage phenomenal growth sustainably. Dr. Adizes intention is for readers to learn something from these talks—about change, about leadership, and about the travails and rewards of being a manager.
Mastering Change: The Power of Mutual Trust and Respect in Personal Life, Family Life, Business and Society.
The book addresses many issues which are critical to our future, both individually and collectively -- what to do about change, why conflict is necessary, how to make quality decisions, and how to create mutual trust and respect in the company, the home and in society -- to name only a few.
This book was written to help you discover your basic management style and compensate for your weaknesses so you can work better with others – subordinates, peers, and those you report to – whose management styles are different from your own. It does this by providing prescriptions to follow for each management style, notes from the battleground based on Dr. Adizes’ experiences in coaching executives around the world for the past 40 years.
Dr. Adizes’ premise, developed in this book, is that the ideal leader, manager, or executive—ideal in the sense that he can fulfill by himself all the roles necessary for the long-and short-term effectiveness and efficiency of an organization—does not and cannot exist. And that is the problem with contemporary management literature: it presents what the executive should do, (because that is what the organization needs) even though no one can do it. All the books and textbooks that try to teach us to be perfect managers, leaders, or executives are based on the erroneous assumption that such a goal is possible. This book explains why it is not. We are all barking up the wrong tree, spending millions of dollars to train and develop executives based on faulty logic.
This book helps managers identify the style of real people, not imaginary templates, and provides tools to build a team of people with complementary strengths and weaknesses, based on their different management styles.This book provides a methodology to classify styles identify their strengths and weaknesses, and predict how each style will make decisions, staff, motivate, and communicate; in a word, manage.
Dr. Adizes has spent much of the past forty plus years thinking about management. He has conducted research and written books on the subject; consulted to organizations, corporate and governmental, and tussled with concrete and very real problems surrounding issues and ideas related to management; and awakened in the middle of the night, unable to sleep, as ideas and theories about managing organizations, large and small, played out in his mind. The result is the second volume of management insights, frequently written in response to a sudden idea or newspaper headline.
A blog has many sources and many reasons for being, but usually only one voice. And that voice makes it distinctive. In this book on Policy Insights, Dr. Adizes’ voice is sometimes contrarian and controversial, sometimes that of a curmudgeon, and at other times the cry of a passionate populist. It is almost always informed by his experiences and travels in foreign lands.
As he traveled the world, Dr. Adizes wrote down his personal observations. Hence this book, which is the second volume of personal insights and covers his experiences and thoughts derived from them since 2012.