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A Company of Leaders By Gretchen M. Spreitzer

A Company of Leaders
by Gretchen M. Spreitzer

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Authors Spreitzer and Quinn provide an essential guide to enhancing empowerment in an organization through five basic disciplines. The authors help managers navigate the uphill journey to organizational empowerment at all levels and offer a guide to creating an environment where employees choose to work because they are energized by what they do.
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A Company of Leaders: Five Disciplines for Unleashing the Power in Your Workforce by Gretchen M. Spreitzer

To be successful in today's business environment, organizations need the knowledge, ideas, energy, and creativity of every employee. The best companies accomplish this by turning themselves into a company of leaders--an organization in which employees at every level take the initiative and act as though the business where their own. Gretchen M. Spreitzer and Robert E. Quinn draw on ten years of empirical research to show how employee empowerment can transform a workforce and create a very real competitive advantage. They describe five key disciplines that help empower employees to take initiative, be more innovative, engage in transformational change, and act as leaders. And they provide real-life examples specific tools and strategies that will help you to put those disciplines to work in your own organization. A Book in the University of Michigan Business School Series

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A Company of Leaders Reviews

"Finally, we have a book that demonstrates the power of true empowerment and how it can motivate an entire workforce. This book will become a classic in no time." --Warren Bennis, University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Business Adminstration, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business "High-fives to Quinn and Spreitzer for A Company of Leaders! At last someone has taken a meaningful step toward demystifying the empowerment bugaboo!" --Tom Helton, executive vice president, Human Resources and Organization Development, United Stationers Supply Company

About Gretchen M. Spreitzer

GRETCHEN M. SPREITZER is an associate professor of management and organization at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, where she is a faculty affiliate of both the Center for Effective Organizations and the Leadership Institute. Her research has been published in Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Review, Organizational Dynamics, and many other professional journals. ROBERT E. QUINN holds the M. E. Tracy Collegiate Professorship at the University of Michigan and is a professor of organizational behavior at the University of Michigan Business School. His most recent book is Change the World: How Ordinary People Can Accomplish Extraordinary Results (Jossey-Bass, 2000).

Table of Contents

Series Foreword xiii Preface xv 1 Unleashing the Power in your Workforce 1 2 Five Disciplines for Unleashing the Power in your Workforce 27 3 The First Discipline: Empower the Person Who Matters Most 47 4 The Second Discipline: Continuous Vision and Challenge 85 5 The Third Discipline: Continuous Support and Security 105 6 The Fourth Discipline: Continuous Openness and Trust 125 7 The Fifth Discipline: Continuous Guidance and Control 147 8 Applying the Disciplines of Empowerment in your Organization 169 Notes 183 The Authors 189 Index 191

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A Company of Leaders: Five Disciplines for Unleashing the Power in Your Workforce by Gretchen M. Spreitzer
Gretchen M. Spreitzer
J-B US non-Franchise Leadership
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John Wiley & Sons Inc
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