Dealing with Dilemmas (Wiley and Sons, 2010)
The critics agree, Dealing with Dilemmas contains "inspiring ideas and observations",
is "thought provoking", "truly out-of-the-box" and "captures the essence". Dealing
with Dilemmas redefines the most nebulous of all management processes: strategy formulation
and strategic decision-making. Buytendijk convincingly argues that the key to a successful
strategy is the ability to reconcile dilemmas. Moreover, he argues that the instrument
we use most, analysis, doesn't work. Analysis only confirms dilemmas. The opposite
approach is needed: synthesis. An art and a science that is forgotten. Buytendijk
uses philosophy, sociology, operations research and a wide range of strategy topics
to show that dilemmas should not be avoided. In fact, embracing them can help you
fundamentally move your business forward. More...
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Performance Leadership (McGraw-Hill, 2008)
Called "an organizational blueprint", "an unconventional approach", "readable, witty
and entertaining" and "an incredibly useful guide to improving your organization's
performance", Buytendijk's book Performance Leadership is a must-read for every management
professional. Challenging best practices, Frank Buytendijk comes with straight talk
about what makes management initiatives fail, and what to do about it. If your initiatives
to boost business performance have failed, if you are looking for ‘what’s next’ or
if you want to create a jumpstart with your new initiative, Performance Leadership
shares practical lessons. More...
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