The Ascendant Organisation

 
9780333611302: The Ascendant Organisation

The Ascendant Organisation combines high effectiveness, control and commitment in all aspects of it's business to achieve long term success. Each by itself succeeds only in the short term. Peter Wickens, author of The Road to Nissan, unites 25 years of top level experience in Japanese, American and British companies with a special analytical insight to provide the knowledge and the know-how which guide the reader through the maze of hard and soft leadership issues. The aim is to move organisations from alienation, anarchy and apathy to ascendancy.

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PETER D. WICKENS had over 30 years of top executive experience in British, American and Japanese multinationals. Since leaving Nissan in early 1995, Peter had become Professor and President of the Centre for Achievement in Manufacturing and Management at the University of Sunderland. He was also a Vice President of the Institute of Personnel and Development and he wrote, lectured and consulted widely. He was Honorary Professor at Kingston University Business School.

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'...this book is the Rosetta stone for serious business practitioners. It bridges the superficial journalism on the techniques of our time (e.g. Kaizen, Total Quality Management, cross-functional teams, empowerment, business re-engineering) and the foundational philosophy and operating systems that translate these ideas into action. The author's grounded experience radiates throughout the book and sets it apart from more cursory treatments of consultants and academics.' - Richard T. Pascale

'...this remarkable book dispels the myths, answers the critics and points the way forward - towards the Ascendant Organisation. Wise practical advice from one who has done it - don't miss it.' - Daniel T. Jones

'...Wickens provides both theoretical and eminently practical guidance to achieving total quality management - the internal ascendancy which creates long-term external success. - Robert Heller

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Peter Wickens
Published by Palgrave Macmillan (1995)
ISBN 10: 0333611306 ISBN 13: 9780333611302
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