Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Q&A | February 27, 2014

Rene Denfeld: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Rene Denfeld



Describe your latest book. The Enchanted is a story narrated by a man on death row. The novel was inspired by my work as a death penalty... Continue »
  1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Enchanted

    Rene Denfeld 9780062285508

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

This title in other editions

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

by

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

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Free to succeed . . .

Whether in troubled economic times or during years of prosperity, there is a proven way for companies to boost productivity, profits, and growth. Remarkably, it costs nothing––whether cost is measured in terms of monetary resources or time– –and is simply based on the belief that, if only people can be free to act in the best interests of their company, the results will be tremendous. Freedom, Inc. presents the evidence that this is not the Pollyannaish wish of a few dreamers, but a reality built by bottom-line-focused leaders. . . .

The culture of freedom works–and Freedom, Inc. reveals the secrets of a successful business paradigm based on a trusting, nonhierarchical, liberated environment.

The visionary leaders profiled here performed near-miracles in driving their companies to unheard-of levels of success, often from unlikely or disheartening beginnings. Businesses as diverse as insurance company USAA, winemaker Sea Smoke Cellars, Gore & Associates, advertising agency The Richardson Group, Harley-Davidson, and Sun Hydraulics have had the insight and courage to challenge long-held management beliefs about human nature and employees–and radically depart from the traditional command-and-control structures, rules, and policies. By freeing up the individual initiative and risk-taking instincts of every employee, these companies showed they could dramatically outperform their rivals in an array of fiercely competitive industries.

By listening to employees instead of telling them what to do, by treating them as equals and not limiting information through a trickle-down hierarchy, and by encouraging a culture in which employees have commitments (something chosen) as opposed to jobs (something imposed), these companies liberated their workers to fulfill their own individual potential, which has led to more productive, loyal, and engaged workers, as well as significant measurable profits and growth.

Synopsis:

The culture of freedom works. Learn the secrets of a successful business paradigm based on a trusting, nonhierarchical, liberated environment.

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 master’s 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:
9780307462473
Subtitle:
Free Your Employees and Let Them Lead Your Business to Higher Productivity, Profits, and Growth
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Author:
Carney, Brian M.
Author:
Isaac Getz
Author:
Getz, Isaac
Author:
Brian M. Carney and Isaac Getz
Author:
Brian M. Carney
Subject:
Business & Economics : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Success in business -- United States.
Subject:
Management -- Employee participation.
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Business - General
Subject:
BUSINESS STRATEGY
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
US History-Social and Economic History
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20091013
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

Related Subjects

Business » General

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 Publishing Group - English 9780307462473 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The culture of freedom works. Learn the secrets of a successful business paradigm based on a trusting, nonhierarchical, liberated environment.
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.