Monday, February 27, 2012

(14) Driven to Success

Title:Driven to Success: A 10-Point Checkup for Achieving High Performance in Business by Jane. S. Goldner
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
120 Pages
Genre: Business

Synopsis: In Driven to Success, leadership & business crisis expert Jane Goldner, PhD, explains that the creation & maintenance of a healthy, cohesive & successful company depends on the leadership's willingness to regularly look under the hood & assess what's working, what needs improvement & what innovations can be made to take the company to the next level of success. Why search under the hood? Because being proactive produces far better results than being reactive.

Driven to Success is a step-by-step guide designed to help business leaders propel their organizations to the next level of high performance. The book's 10-Point Checkup allows readers to evaluate their actions at a glance & hold colleagues & employees accountable for doing the same. Dr Goldner's Business Operating System Solution for Enterprise Results (BOSS) helps build internal alignment across the company & through all systems which is required to attract, develop and retain talent on the road to becoming highly successful.

Review: Business books are not my normal read but I had to read this for graduate school. Race teams are some of the most high performance teams there are.  If they don't work well they often don't finish the race, so taking tips based on race car teams seems silly but it actually works.  This book is a quick read with practical tips that you can start implementing right away.  If you aren't ready to implement change in your organization it give you a road map of how to achieve it.  One of the most valuable pieces of information is on hiring the best people for your company and how to keep them. Making sure that your future leaders are trained and know what they are getting into and what is expected of them and how to move your company forward so that it stays relevant.  I was glad I was given this book to read because it gave me some valuable information that I can use to move my company forward.  I might not have picked it up if I hadn't been assigned it.

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