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Alternative & New Age Management Concepts

Just because you’ve always done something a certain way doesn’t mean it’s the right way; particularly not in the business world that is spinning faster than ever. Discard your habitual thinking patterns and embrace alternative management concepts.

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Sun Tzu for Execution
Book

Steven W. Michaelson

Adams Media, 2007

(7)

Becoming a Servant-Leader
Book

Rayna Schroeder et al.

Gabriel Center, 2012

(8)

Finding the Space to Lead
Book
 

Janice Marturano

Bloomsbury Press, 2014

(6)

The Year Without Pants
Book
 

Scott Berkun

Jossey-Bass, 2013

(7)

The Practice of Adaptive Leadership
Book
 

Ronald Heifetz et al.

Harvard Business Review Press, 2009

(8)

Pharmacy on a Bicycle
Book
 

Eric G. Bing and Marc J. Epstein

Berrett-Koehler, 2013

(8)

Flat Army
Book
 

Dan Pontefract

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013

(7)

What Matters Now
Book
 

Gary Hamel

Jossey-Bass, 2012

(8)

The Advantage
Book
 

Patrick Lencioni

Jossey-Bass, 2012

(6)

Fish! Sticks
Book
 

Stephen C. Lundin et al.

Hyperion, 2003

(6)

The Decision Maker
Book
 

Dennis Bakke

Pear Press, 2013

(8)

Fish! Tales
Book
 

Stephen C. Lundin et al.

Hyperion, 2002

(7)

Consensus through Conversation
Book
 

Larry Dressler

Berrett-Koehler, 2006

(8)

Positive Intelligence
Book
 

Shirzad Chamine

Greenleaf Book Group, 2012

(7)

Rippling
Book
 

Beverly Schwartz

Jossey-Bass, 2012

(8)

Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management
Book
 

Sarah Lewis et al.

Kogan Page, 2012

(7)

Tribal Leadership
Video

David Logan

TED Conferences LLC, 2009

(7)

Do Nothing!
Book
 

J. Keith Murnighan

Portfolio, 2012

(7)

Idea Agent
Book
 

Lina M. Echeverría

AMACOM, 2013

(7)

ReWiring the Corporate Brain
Book

Danah Zohar

Berrett-Koehler, 1997

(5)

The Manager's Guide to Social Media
Book

Scott Klososky

McGraw-Hill, 2010

(7)

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Alternative & New Age Management Concepts

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Serving a Purpose

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” represents the philosophy of numerous old-school executives who value dependability and functionality. At the same time, critics say, established patterns and modes of behavior often leave little room for creativity and innovation. The new age management concepts you’ll find in getAbstract’s collection challenge conventional beliefs and practices.

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