Books in Category: Org. Development
The essential event planning kit
The Northbound Train: Finding the Purpose, Setting the Direction, Shaping the Destiny of Your Organization
Dr Karl Albrecht
(224 Pages) This is a powerful book about strategic vision: what it is, why it's critically important, how to create it, and how to implement it. Using the metaphor of a train to focus the attention of business leaders on knowing where they and their organizations are going, Karl Albrecht brings together the best of strategic thinking models and methods. A Fortune Book Club selection, and chosen by the American Management Association for worldwide distribution to its more than 60,000 members, this book is the bible for strategic customer focus. Karl Albrecht's seven-step model of strategy formulation has become the method of choice for many executives who want to shape the future of their enterprises. He integrates the two critical success concepts of customer focus and strategic vision, and provides a step-by-step process for aligning strategy, people, and systems around the core concept of customer value. Ken Blanchard, author of "The One Minute Manager" says, "Karl Albrecht's comprehensive book explores future trends in the business world and what successful companies will need to concentrate on to survive and prosper. It will encourage many executives to think and rethink their company's future direction." Provide a copy of "The Northbound Train" to each of your executives, managers, and team leaders.
The organization of the future
Frances Hesselbein, Marshall Goldsmith, Richard Beckhard, Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management