Break Out of the Box: A New Leadership Model for High Personal Achievement

Mike Vance, Author, Diane Deacon, Joint Author
Mike Vance, Author, Diane Deacon, Joint Author Career Press $24.99 (224p) ISBN 978-1-56414-255-9
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A sequel to the authors' Think Out of the Box, this self-help volume aims to teach strategies for ""successful creative thinking that causes breakthroughs."" Respectively president of the Creative Thinking Association of America and an executive with the Disney organization, Deacon and Vance offer 10 strategies for liberating creative forces, principally for business executives. The general thrust concerns the establishment of a participatory environment that fosters mutual respect and creativity. This approach is in tune with much contemporary management theory, most of which, as one analyst quoted here sees it, urges the executive to be primarily a coordinator who excels in committee settings. Each chapter details one strategy and is followed by profiles of individuals whose careers illustrate that principle, including Walt and Roy Disney, golfer Jack Nicklaus, hotel-chain founder J. Willard Marriott and Louis Lundborg, former board chairman of the Bank of America. Although their paradigm is derivative, the authors explain it carefully and clearly. (Mar.)
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