Whether one wants to change personal habits, implement a new information system, improve a business process, get team members to work together, increase a community's appreciation for diversity, or even to topple a monarchy, taking actions driven by seven disarmingly simple truths will individually and collectively help achieve the goal.
Manage to Lead presents a framework to describe and assess anyorganization. It also provides a structures approach to plan and implement next steps for an organization as it strives for long-term growth and performance. Readers are invited to select a familiar organization on which to apply the tools and template introduced throughout.
In the role of chief executive, director, and manager, Peter DiGiammarino has led dozens of successful organizations, which ranged in maturity from initial concept stage to employing thousands of people and, collectively, generated billions of dollars in economic value and social impact.
Educators at the Commonwealth College at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and at the American University MSOD program in Washington, D.C. asked him to organize what he has learned into a form that can be shared.
The result is Manage to Lead, a workbook that brings to life his approach to guiding organizations to develop their operations to develop their operations to sychronize with their strategy. Operationsrefer to how to PLAY the game. Strategy refers to how to WIN the game. In Manage to Lead, Peter shows how to turn strategy into operations and to simultaneously evolve strategy from operationsusing seven truths gleaned from more than 30 years creating and growing organizations. His insights have been honed while teaching at a number of universities, most recently at American University in Washington, D.C., where he serves as an adjunct professor teaching Masters Students about leadership and organization analysis and strategy.
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Along with Kimberley Barker, Ph.D. Kim received her doctorate in Organization Development from Benedictine University. She also has her MBA and BSBA from Hawai’i Pacific University. She has taught at Eastern Michigan University, Management Department, since 2015. Kimberley is a Scholar-Practitioner who wants to assist you in ‘living your best life at work’! She has spent five years in Human Resources... and over 15 years in Hospital Administration. Kimberley serves as Vice President for the International Society for Organization Development and Change (ISODC). Her research interests include Global Organization Development, the Upside of Change, Cultural Competence and Dilemma Reconciliation, Conflict Resolution, Gender Equality and Inclusion, Business Communication, and Compassionate-Lean-Servant Leadership. Dr. Barker can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Kimberley Barker on YouTube by clicking here!