Smart Moves: 140 Checklists to Bring out the Best in You and Your Team

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10. Develop Your
Organization

FEW OBSERVATIONS of the human condition are as Telling as Heraclitus's "The only constant is change." Many of us have already been witnesses to changes in technology, medicine, and the arts which can only be described as astounding. Yet another aspect of our society is changing almost as rapidly and dramatically. Look very closely and you will see something that may have escaped your attention: the companies we work in and the organizations that govern our lives are changing. The companies that employed your parents and grandparents were qualitatively different from the one employing you, which will be different from those that will employ your children and grandchildren.

Certain dimensions of these changes are easily seen. We no longer have organizations dominated by the mindset that management is the exclusive domain of white, Anglo- Saxon, Protestant males. Organizations today reflect the demographic heterogeneity of our country. We no longer have organizations where computer literacy was the exclusive domain of the Electronic Data Processing Department. Today personal computers are everywhere -- from the executive suite to the shop floor.

Other dimensions of organizational change are just as dramatic if not as overtly visible. For example, our organi-

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents iii
  • Acknowledgments xii
  • Preface xiii
  • Four Ways to Use This Book xv
  • 1. Communicate Successfully 1
  • 2. Deliver Powerful Presentations 22
  • 3. Write for Results 54
  • 4. Supervise Assertively 71
  • 5. Create Quality 89
  • 6. Run Effective Meetings 105
  • 7. Manage Conflict Productively 120
  • 8. Negotiate to Win 136
  • 9. Conduct Successful Interviews 147
  • 10. Develop Your Organization 165
  • 11. Plan and Problem Solve 191
  • 12. Find More Time in Your Day 204
  • 13. Achieve Personal Success 214
  • 14. Manage Your Boss 231
  • Action Index 243
  • About the Authors 245
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