Balance of Power by James R. Lucas
Authority or Empowerment? How You Can Get the Best of Both in the "Interdependent" Organization

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Balance of Power looks at the nature of power in today's companies and asks: What is the right balance between authority (power in the managers' hands) and empowerment (power in the employees' hands)? The perfect equilibrium between these two styles leads to what author James Lucas calls "interdependence" - in which employees have enough decision-making authority to do their jobs well, but are not burdened with the wrong responsibilities. How do you reach the balance? This book shows how.
 

About James R. Lucas

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JAMES R. LUCAS is President & CEO of Luman Consultants International, Inc. A recognized authority on leadership and organizational development, he is dedicated to developing passionate, thinking, high-performance leaders, people, teams, and organizations. Jim is the author of thirteen previous books, including The Passionate Organization, Fatal Illusions, and Balance of Power. He is also an award-winning senior faculty member of the American Management Association (where he has led its premier course, The Course for Presidents) and has taught in the School of Professional Studies at Rockhurst University.
 
Published March 20, 1998 by AMACOM. 272 pages
Genres: . Non-fiction