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Most people in organizations tend to manage projects either as realists or humanists. You Don't Have to Do It Alone brings together the practical view of the realist and the people-oriented view of the humanist, combining the best of both approaches into one role: the "Pragmatic Involver." Covering everything from solving a nagging long-term problem at work that could save a company millions of dollars, to launching a community movement to improve local schools, the book shows how involving others in a project while maintaining one's focus on the nuts-and-bolts details can make big things happen. Using the authors' six major questions - each of which is explored in detail - You Don't Have to Do It Alone shows how success can be attained in a project on any scale, from redesigning a manufacturing process at a paper mill to creating an effective youth center.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781576752784
ISBN-10: 157675278X
Format: Paperback
(90mm x 61mm x 5mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Berrett-Koehler
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler
Publish Date: 12-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Richard H. Axelrod

Dick Axelrod is a founder of, and principal in, The Axelrod Group, Inc., a consulting firm that pioneered the use of employee-involvement to effect large-scale organizational change. Emily Axelrod is also a founder of, and principal in, The Axelrod Group, Inc., which she created with her husband. Julie Beedon is the CEO of VISTA Consulting Team Ltd., a consulting firm that pioneered large-scale involvement in Europe. The firm currently has a reputation of being the premier organization in Europe to go to for education and consulting assistance in the area of Large Scale and Whole System Involvement. Robert Jacobs is currently President of Robert W. Jacobs Consulting, Inc., a global consulting firm dedicated to supporting organizations in achieving fast, sustainable, organization-wide change. For the past 19 years, he has worked as both coach and consultant to leaders, middle managers and front line with clients including Ford, Marriott, Corning, the U.S. Forest Service, EPA and the City of New York.