Reinventing Organization Development
New Approaches to Change in Organizations
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Reinventing Organization Development by David L. Bradford
Book DescriptionThe praise for "Reinventing Organization Development" include: 'A hard hitting yet hopeful look at a field concerned with renewal that is in need of renewal itself. This book is full of intelligent questions, provocative appraisals, and prescriptions for action that they serve' - Rosabeth Moss Kanter, chaired professor, Harvard Business School; author, "Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End". 'Wise, invaluable advice that the field and its practitioners should heed if the field of OD is to take its rightful place as an applied behavioral science that can make a difference in the economic and human affairs of organizations' - Michael Beer, professor emeritus, Harvard Business School; chairman, Center for Organizational Fitness. 'Few disciplines in decline have subjected themselves to so profound a self-evaluation. It should lead to a rejuvenation of the field. Whether or not it does, there is a great deal to learn here about organizations and relevant professional practice' - Russell Ackoff, professor emeritus, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. 'Two of the leaders of the field of OD have collaborated to present us with a compelling and controversial state of the art' - Len Schlesinger, vice chairman and chief operating officer, Limited Brands. 'The book challenges OD consultants to think broadly about their organizational roles and to assert their rightful place in organizations' - Jean M. Bartunek, Robert A. and Evelyn J. Ferris, Chair Professor of Organization Studies, Boston College.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780787981181
(232mm x 159mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 7-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David L. Bradford
Influencing Up, Hardback (June 2012)
The authors of the classic Influence Without Authority explain the unique challenges of influencing powerful people Learn to overcome your difficulties with a boss who is uninterested in your concerns, or resistant to giving needed support.
Influence without Authority, Hardback (April 2005)
In organizations today, getting work done requires political and collaborative skills. That's why the first edition of this book sold over 70,000 copies and has been widely adopted as a guide for consultants, project leaders, staff experts, and anyone else who does not have direct authority but who is nevertheless accountable for results.
Power Up, Hardback (March 1998)
"Cohen and Bradford give both leaders and followers the tangible tools they need to create high performance. Their transformational leadership system is both sophisticated enough to capture the realities of life in today's organizations and simple enough to be immediately useful to managers in any part of the world.
Managing for Excellence, Paperback (April 1997)» View all books by David L. Bradford
Aimed at middle managers, this text presents the concept of "manager as developer" as opposed to "manager as hero". They show managers how to lead - how to motivate employees to get routine jobs done creatively and productively, while preparing them to take greater responsibilities.
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Author Biography - David L. Bradford
David L. Bradford is senior lecturer in organizational behavior in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and the dean of the Stanford Executive Program on Leadership. Bradford is the coauthor of the bestselling books Managing for Excellence, Influence Without Authority, and Power Up, all from Jossey-Bass. W. Warner Burke is the Edward Lee Thorndike Professor of Psychology and Education and coordinator for the graduate programs in social-organizational psychology in the Department of Organization and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. He is the author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of fourteen books and the winner of numerous awards including The Lippitt Memorial Award, from the American Society for Training and Development.
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