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How do great organizations sustain superior performance year after year? Performance experts Brian MacNeice and James Bowen spent five years traveling the globe to interview executives at the world’s top organizations. The authors explain the 12 “Powerhouse Principles” they identified as markers that distinguish excellent organizations and discuss how they apply the “four key pillars of high performance.” Their research codifies peak performance. getAbstract recommends this informative manual on how top companies sustain success to executives, entrepreneurs and business students who want to know how to maximize an organization’s performance.

About the Authors

Brian MacNeice and James Bowen are managing directors and co-founders of Kotinos Partners; they advise CEOs and leadership teams who are seeking sustainable high performance.



High Performance

Some high-performance institutions sustain success year after year – or for older organizations, decade after decade. These “performance powerhouses” become predictable winners by beating their competitors in every measure of excellence.

Extensive worldwide research finds that these top institutions succeed primarily due to their thoughtful organizational structure and the values and actions of their workforce. Leaders who study these organizations can use them as models on their road to achieving similar new heights.

“The 12 Powerhouse Principles”

Powerhouse organizations commit to sustained excellence. They instill dedication to excellence in their employees and earn wealth by delivering superb work. Examples of powerhouse organizations include Grameen Bank, the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team, the US Marine Corps, Southwest Airlines, Finland’s educational system, Médecins Sans Frontières, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Tata Group, the St. Louis Cardinals, Russia’s Mariinsky Theater (home of the Kirov ballet company), the Mayo Clinic and the Toyota Motor Corporation.

These excellent organizations and others...

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    P. U. 3 years ago
    The audio Part a wend fully.
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    T. S. 3 years ago
    What a horrible audio Voice / Reading. No variations just fast monotone Reading with No engagement or feel for the Content. Do not recommend the audio version you get absolutely Nothing from it unless you are Very Very Concentrated on listening to the actual words
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