Scaling Up Excellence

Getting to More Without Settling for Less
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Audio (10.80 hours)
Product Number: Z100050019
Released: Feb 04, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780804128049
Narrator/s: Rob Shapiro
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Wall Street Journal Bestseller "The pick of 2014's management books." -Andrew Hill, Financial Times "One of the top business books of the year." -Harvey Schacter, The Globe and Mail Bestselling author, Robert Sutton and Stanford colleague, Huggy Rao tackle a challenge that determines every organization's success: how to scale up farther, faster, and more effectively as an organization grows. Sutton and Rao have devoted much of the last decade to uncovering what it takes to build and uncover pockets of exemplary performance, to help spread them, and to keep recharging organizations with ever better work practices. Drawing on inside accounts and case studies and academic research from a wealth of industries-including start-ups, pharmaceuticals, airlines, retail, financial services, high-tech, education, non-profits, government, and healthcare-Sutton and Rao identify the key scaling challenges that confront every organization. They tackle the difficult trade-offs that organizations must make between whether to encourage individualized approaches tailored to local needs or to replicate the same practices and customs as an organization or program expands. They reveal how the best leaders and teams develop, spread, and instill the right mindsets in their people-rather than ruining or watering down the very things that have fueled successful growth in the past. They unpack the principles that help to cascade excellence throughout an organization, as well as show how to eliminate destructive beliefs and behaviors that will hold them back. Scaling Up Excellence is the first major business book devoted to this universal and vexing challenge and it is destined to become the standard bearer in the field.

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Original Publish Date: Feb 04, 2014

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Product Number EB00152719
Released: Feb 04, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: #9780385347037

Professional reviews

"Narrator Rob Shapiro delivers these anecdotal explorations of how business industry giants came to be. His gentle, pensive tone creates a sense of intimacy with the listener. Shapiro's measured pace, enunciation, and pitch lend warmth to these behind-the-scenes details of a wide range of companies. Life at Facebook, the design firm IDEO, and the Web browser Mozilla, among other companies, comes to life in vivid detail. ShapiroÕs storytelling style suits this business volume's exploration of how to build successful organizations. The emphasis on the uniqueness of individuals in successful companies is a theme of this well-research book. M.R. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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