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Patti Lee-Hoffmann: In Great Company

Patti Lee-Hoffman

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ISBN 10: 1450746608 / ISBN 13: 9781450746601
Published by Red Thread, 2011
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Flat SIGNED by Patti Lee-Hoffman on the title page. Fine volume in an edge rubbed, unclipped,mylar sleeved, dust jacket. Probable first printing with no printing history on the copyright page. Bookseller Inventory # 12101715

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Title: Patti Lee-Hoffmann: In Great Company

Publisher: Red Thread

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed

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At a lunch with the CEOs of Clif Bar and Triage Consulting Group, Gary Erickson and Patti Lee-Hoffmann compared notes about the financial health of their companies. Both of their industries (specialty food and consulting) were suffering during the Great Recession, but it turned out that the two companies had just wrapped up record-breaking years. They wondered if there were other companies like theirs, engaged in industries hard hit by the downturn, but were nonetheless thriving. Over the next 12 months, Lee-Hoffmann traveled across America to search for those successful companies and learn what they all had in common. Through interviews with board chairmen to line staff, she found 11 companies, all engaged in different industries -- from advertising to construction and from women's clothing to outdoor furniture. She learned that great companies sell products that come with intense, often personal, service. Their egoless leaders encourage their people to lead, take risks and challenge the status quo. These leaders tell the truth, no matter how painful, and communicate freely and fully with their people and customers. Great companies are valued community institutions and their concern for the environment is a deeply held value. It turns out that these and other common traits are the very things that provide financial support to them regardless of the state of the economy.

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Patti Lee-Hoffmann, the 2009 Women s Initiative Entrepreneur of the Year, is a co-founder of Triage Consulting Group, a healthcare consulting company. For the last several years, her company has been named to the list of the best medium-sized companies to work for in America by the Great Place to Work Institute. Leadership Excellence Magazine has recognized the leadership development programs of Triage Consulting Group as the best in the country. Patti lives with her husband and two children in Atherton, California.

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