The Leader's Guide to Radical Management by Stephen Denning
Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century

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A radical new management model for twenty-first century leaders

Organizations today face a crisis. The crisis is of long standing and its signs are widespread. Most proposals for improving management address one element of the crisis at the expense of the others. The principles described by award-winning author Stephen Denning simultaneously inspire high productivity, continuous innovation, deep job satisfaction and client delight. Denning puts forward a fundamentally different approach to management, with seven inter-locking principles of continuous innovation: focusing the entire organization on delighting clients; working in self-organizing teams; operating in client-driven iterations; delivering value to clients with each iteration; fostering radical transparency; nurturing continuous self-improvement and communicating interactively. In sum, the principles comprise a new mental model of management.Author outlines the basic seven principles of continuous innovationThe book describes more than seventy supporting practicesDenning offers a rethinking of management from first principles

This book is written by the author of The Secret Language of Leadership—a Financial Times Selection in Best Books of 2007.


About Stephen Denning

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Steve Denning is a leading writer and consultant who consults to organizations in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia in the areas of leadership, innovation, and business narrative. His private sector clients include GE, IBM, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Shell, Netflix, McDonald's, McKinsey, AOL, Abbott Laboratories, Deloitte, IDEO, Nokia, and Reuters, among many others. He also consults to public sector organizations such as World Bank, BBC, UN, United Way, The Brookings Institution, FAA, Texas A&M, CIA, and NSA, among others. From 1996 to 2000, Denning was Program Director, Knowledge Management, at the World Bank. He is a Sr Fellow at the James McGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland.  He is the author of 5 books and numerous articles. His books have won awards  from Financial Times, The Innovation Book Club, and 800-CEO-READ.
Published September 14, 2010 by Jossey-Bass. 340 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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