Mastering the Challenges of Change: Strategies for Each Stage in Your Organization's Life Cycle

Leroy Thompson, Author AMACOM/American Management Association $21.95 (176p) ISBN 978-0-8144-0218-4
Thompson, CEO of a management consulting firm, here addresses the substantive leadership issue: How can a manager plan for, confront and manage change? Providing the reader with a ``macro'' view, the author traces a company's evolution through emergence, expansion, maturation, entrenchment and complexity, and discusses the challenges of change in each stage. Thompson's observations on customers, industrial change and strategizing are acute, as are his thoughts on cultural issues. Case studies (e.g., Lloyds of London, Kodak, McDonald's) supplement his analyses and further illustrate his arguments regarding teamwork, creating a quality culture and mastering change. Newbridge Executive Program Book Club alternate. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 10/31/1994
Release date: 11/01/1994
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