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Lightning in a bottle : proven lessons for leading change

Author: David H Baum
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Dearborn, ©2000.
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60+ essays enlighten your leadership and spark ideas for change. Full of energy and insight, David Baum sparks ideas for executives and managers to embrace change. Baum imparts his enlightened thoughts on leading change in over 60 vignettes with titles like Fish in Muddy Waters, Don't Eat Your Seed Corn, and Keep to the Short List.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Baum, David H.
Lightning in a bottle.
Chicago, Ill. : Dearborn, ©2000
(DLC) 99088245
(OCoLC)42923687
Named Person: Thomas J Peters; Thomas J Peters
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David H Baum
ISBN: 0793135958 9780793135950 0585164037 9780585164038 1597341223 9781597341226
OCLC Number: 44962820
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 213 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Lightning in a Bottle xiii --
Resistance--Visible and Invisible 1 --
The Myth of the Golden Rule 3 --
The Realities We Create 5 --
The ABCs of Perception 6 --
Fight or Flight--Forms of Resistance 10 --
The Fueling Forces behind Resistance 14 --
The Only Real Interest Is Self-Interest 17 --
The Benefits of Not Changing 19 --
Trust and Control 23 --
The Four Stages of Commitment 26 --
Stage 1 Getting Beyond Denial 28 --
Stage 2 Resistance 31 --
Stage 3 Exploration 35 --
Stage 4 Commitment 37 --
Live in the Leap 41 --
The Only Constant 44 --
Prepare for the Worst, Expect the Best 46 --
Opening Up More Time 50 --
Watch the Weather 53 --
Seek Excellence, Not Perfection 55 --
Work Your Problems Systemically 57 --
Input Does Not Equal Ownership 59 --
Seek Common Ground 62 --
Get the Whole System in the Room 64 --
Acknowledge Differences, Then Act 68 --
Tapping Your Hidden Wisdom 70 --
Walk Your Talk 73 --
Movement Happens When We Give Things Up 76 --
Find the Meaning in It All 78 --
What You Change, How You Change 80 --
Practice Bravery 82 --
Beware of Cross-Purposes 85 --
Two Magical Words 89 --
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize 94 --
Great Leaders Are Inclusive, Not Exclusive 98 --
Stay Gossip-Free 101 --
Keep a Neutral Eye 104 --
Creating Clarity Through Inspiration 108 --
Stay Out of the Middle 113 --
Trust Your Instincts 116 --
Fish in Muddy Waters 121 --
Listen for the Dangerous Truth 124 --
Manage the Tension 127 --
Look for Strategic Alliances 131 --
Embrace the Unknown 134 --
Performance Buys Freedom 139 --
Vulnerability Builds Support 142 --
Think Third Stage 146 --
Name the Distractions 149 --
Do the Decent Thing 151 --
The Power of Presence 154 --
The Value of a Good Story 158 --
Do Your Research 161 --
Emotions Don't Know Logic 165 --
The Importance of Middle Management 167 --
Test Your Assumptions 169 --
Two Kinds of Motivation 172 --
Four Ingredients of Change 177 --
Don't Eat Your Seed Corn 181 --
Re-Member Your Dream 185 --
Two Keys 189 --
Keep to the Short List 192 --
The Planning Cycle 196 --
The F-Troop Factor 200 --
Can People Really Change? 204 --
The Best Words on Leadership I've Ever Read 207 --
The Greatest Gift of Change 208.
Responsibility: David Baum.

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60+ essays enlighten your leadership and spark ideas for change. Full of energy and insight, David Baum sparks ideas for executives and managers to embrace change. Baum imparts his enlightened thoughts on leading change in over 60 vignettes with titles like Fish in Muddy Waters, Don't Eat Your Seed Corn, and Keep to the Short List.

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