North Dakota State University
NDSU Extension Service
Organizational Management -- Audiocassettes
Getting Started on Strategic Planning
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others
2001 6-hour 4-audiocassette program
A five-year study of good-to-great companies found:
* Level 5 Leaders --The research team was shocked to discover the type of leadership
required to achieve greatness.
* The Hedgehog Concept (Simplicity within the Three Circles) -- To go from good to great
requires transcending the curse of competence.
* A Culture of Discipline -- When you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of
entrepreneurship, you get the magical alchemy of great results.
* Technology Accelerators -- Good-to-great companies think differently about the role of
* The Flywheel and the Doom Loop -- Those who launch radical change programs and wrenching
restructurings will almost certainly fail to make the leap.
How to Choose the Right Person for the Job
Seth O. Reed
How to Conduct a Performance Review
Randi T. Sachs
First, Break All the Rules
Explains how best managers select an employee for talent rather than for skills
or experience; how they set expectations for him or her--they define the right
outcomes rather than the right steps; how they motivate people--they build on
each person's unique strengths rather than trying to fix his weaknesses; and,
finally, how great managers develop people--they find the right fit for each
person, not the next rung on the ladder. The authors present remarkable findings
when it comes to managers, across wide variety of situations.
Joan Knutson and Layne Alexander
Topics on: the emergence of strategic planning; the strategic plan versus the planning
process; planning for the plan and the situation analysis; mission, objectives, and
strategies; implementing the strategic planning process; controlling the strategic
planning process; pitfalls in strategic planning; the human side of strategic planning;
and contingency planning.
Thriving on Chaos: 45 Tactics for a Management Revolution
American business, says Tom Peters, has always depended on mass production for mass
markets. But that situation can no longer exist. Today and every day we must adapt to
constantly changing conditions--frequent innovations in computer and telecommunications
technologies, competitors springing up overnight and old ones disappearing as companies
merge and demerge, values of currencies and commodities rising or falling 5 percent per
week and 50 percent per year. Indeed, we must learn to love change and view chaos and
uncertainty as market opportunities.
The Way We Work
Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
1995 Audiocassette Tape Two 90-minute tapes
Your work associates are unique, essential parts of a team. To effectively
motivate and communicate with them, you need the right tools. Tobias delivers a
system for being more productive with your co-workers.
Books can be checked out for one month, audio and video tapes for
two weeks. Contact the Distribution Center at NDSU.firstname.lastname@example.org or 701 231-7882 to check out Staff Resource Library materials, or stop by Morrill 10 to
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