Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | July 31, 2015

    Susan Casey: IMG Voices in the Ocean



    In 2010, the year dolphins came into my life, I spent my days working in midtown Manhattan, on the 36th floor of a big, impressive office building.... Continue »
    1. $19.57 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Freedom, Inc.: Free Your Employees and Let Them Lead Your Business to Higher Productivity, Profits, and Growth

Freedom, Inc.: Free Your Employees and Let Them Lead Your Business to Higher Productivity, Profits, and Growth Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Review:

"The key to a successful business is affording your employees more breathing room, claim journalist Carney and management professor Getz. Using examples of worker-centric companies countrywide, they make the case that the more freedom employees are given, the more rewards the company will reap. Starting with the history of workplaces — Thomas Jefferson's theories figure prominently — and a plethora of stories of such successful companies as FAVI, USAA, Vertex and Harley, the authors concentrate heavily on the importance of running a 'why' company — making sure employees know why they're doing what they're doing — rather than a 'how' company, in which employers instruct their employees on how to do their jobs. Much space is given to the art of listening to employees, building an environment that allows them to grow and self-direct, breaking away from hierarchical and bureaucratic corporate structure, treating workers as equals and motivating them to self-motivation. Worthy prescriptions all, but without the backing of wide-reaching data or larger vision, repetition replaces argument — and the whole suffers." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Book News Annotation:

The authors recommend a radical departure from the traditional command-and-control structures and policies often found in the business world: setting employees free to use their initiative and risk-taking instincts in a trusting, nonhierarchical environment. In order to prove that liberated workers lead to measurable increases in profits, the authors offer profiles of visionary leaders at real companies such as Harley-Davidson. Carney is editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal Europe. Getz is affiliated with the ESCP Europe Business School. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

For troubled economic times comes a fascinating account of the remarkable, no-cost, highly effective way to boost productivity, profits, and growth, based on an on-the-ground investigation of leaders who give employees the leeway to take the steps that they--not their bosses--decide are best.

About the Author

BRIAN M. CARNEY is a London-based member of the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal and the editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal Europe. In 2009 he won the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary, and in 2003 he won the Bastiat Prize for Journalism for his writings on business and economic affairs. After majoring in philosophy at Yale, he earned a masters degree in philosophy from Boston University and worked at the Innovations in American Government program at Harvard University before joining the Wall Street Journal in 2000.

ISAAC GETZ is a professor at the top-ranked ESCP Europe Business School and holds Ph.D.s in psychology and management. He has been a visiting professor at Cornell, Stanford, and the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Getz conducts and publishes research on innovation, leadership, and corporate transformation for excellence and growth and speaks on these topics. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and many other media.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307409386
Publisher:
Crown Business
Subject:
General
Author:
Brian M. Carney and Isaac Getz
Author:
Getz, Isaac
Author:
Carney, Brian M.
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Success in business -- United States.
Subject:
Management -- Employee participation.
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Business Writing
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.64x6.30x1.10 in. 1.20 lbs.

Related Subjects

Business » General
Business » Management
Business » Strategy
Business » Writing
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine

Freedom, Inc.: Free Your Employees and Let Them Lead Your Business to Higher Productivity, Profits, and Growth
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 336 pages Crown Business - English 9780307409386 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The key to a successful business is affording your employees more breathing room, claim journalist Carney and management professor Getz. Using examples of worker-centric companies countrywide, they make the case that the more freedom employees are given, the more rewards the company will reap. Starting with the history of workplaces — Thomas Jefferson's theories figure prominently — and a plethora of stories of such successful companies as FAVI, USAA, Vertex and Harley, the authors concentrate heavily on the importance of running a 'why' company — making sure employees know why they're doing what they're doing — rather than a 'how' company, in which employers instruct their employees on how to do their jobs. Much space is given to the art of listening to employees, building an environment that allows them to grow and self-direct, breaking away from hierarchical and bureaucratic corporate structure, treating workers as equals and motivating them to self-motivation. Worthy prescriptions all, but without the backing of wide-reaching data or larger vision, repetition replaces argument — and the whole suffers." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , For troubled economic times comes a fascinating account of the remarkable, no-cost, highly effective way to boost productivity, profits, and growth, based on an on-the-ground investigation of leaders who give employees the leeway to take the steps that they--not their bosses--decide are best.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.