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  • Image of The Toyota Way
    Image of The Toyota Way

    14 Management Principles From the World’s Greatest Manufacturer

    by Jeffrey Liker

    Toyota is the world’s most profitable automaker. Its “secret weapon” is lean production — the revolutionary approach to business processes that it invented in the 1950s. Today, businesses around the world are trying to emulate Toyota’s remarkable success by working to implement the company’s radical system for speeding up business and service processes, reducing waste, and improving quality. To help other companies learn to continually improve on what they do, Professor of Industrial and...

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    Image of Managers Not MBAs

    A Hard Look at the Soft Practice of Managing and Management Development

    by Henry Mintzberg

    According to Professor Henry Mintzberg, the current MBA system ensures that the wrong people will get educated in the wrong way with the wrong consequences. There is a better way. Mintzberg has designed a program, the International Masters in Practicing Management, that addresses many of the problems associated with traditional programs that profess to develop managers, but instead produce analysts ready to apply one-size-fits-all techniques no matter the context. By integrating reflective, anal

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    Image of Into the Unknown

    Leadership Lessons of Lewis and Clark's Daring Westward Expedition

    by Jack Uldrich

    Into the Unknown charts the lessons in leadership that were learned by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark during their two-and-a-half year adventure into the American Northwest. Against staggering odds, these unique men inspired such absolute loyalty in each other and in their group of explorers that they are still regarded as the most successful leadership team in American history. Consultant and author Jack Uldrich presents Lewis and Clark as examples of leaders who were able to take

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