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Corporate Culture: Illuminating the Black Hole

Corporate Culture: Illuminating the Black Hole
Author: Jerome Want Ed.D.
ISBN 13: 9780312354848
ISBN 10: 312354843
Edition: 1st
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: 2006-12-26
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
List Price: $24.95

"Jerry Want demonstrates—with no-holds-barred, real-world examples—that ignoring the importance of a company's culture can lead to the demise of even the mightiest enterprise. His archetypes of cultures of change vs. cultures of shame can provide a helpful guide to assessing and transforming corporate cultures."

—Jeffrey L. Bleustein, Ph.D., chairman, Harley-Davidson, Inc.

"Dr. Jerry Want provides insights as to how management and boards of directors can deal with the culture of the enterprises they serve. This book should be required reading for executives and stakeholders."—George Vojta, chairman, E Standards Forum; former vice-chairman, Bankers Trust Co.

"The human side of business continues to confound even the best of corporations. Cultures must change as the business model changes. Dr. Want's newest book provides useful insights and strategies for transforming any business culture into a winning business culture."James Walker, Ph.D, president, The Walker Group; founder, The Human Resource Planning Society

"At last, a real-world perspective on the vital issue of corporate culture with solid recommendations for transforming underperforming and flawed business cultures into high-performing cultures that will drive corporate success. No one understands the issue better than Jerry Want."Howard Levin, president and chief executive officer (retired), Digicon Electronics

"In today's radically changed business climate, corporate culture has become the critical difference between failure and long-term success. Dr. Jerry Want provides keen insights for understanding and building an ethical and performance-driven business culture."James M. Coblin, vice-president, Nucor Corp.