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Author Weiss, Alan, 1946-
Title Good enough isn't enough-- : nine challenges for companies that choose to be great / Alan Weiss.
Imprint New York : AMACOM, [2000]
©2000

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Subject Management.
Industrial management.
Total quality management.
Industrial management -- United States -- Case studies.
Business failures -- United States -- Case studies.
Corporate turnarounds -- United States -- Case studies.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 251 pages) : illustrations
Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction: How Good Companies Get That Way; How Great Companies Stay That Way 1 -- Challenge 1 Raise the Bar, Don't Lower It; Train for the Pole Vault, Not the Limbo 21 -- Challenge 2 Create Accountability: No One Rallies Behind Generals Who Fall off Their Horses 50 -- Challenge 3 Reestablish Common Sense: The Erosive Nature of the Touchie-Feelie Brigade 84 -- Challenge 4 Create a Corporate Vision--The Ability to See Well: Consultants Aren't Always Competent Consultants, and Are Never Good Optometrists 115 -- Challenge 5 End the Mindless Mantra of Litigation Threats: They're "Courts of Law," Not "Courts of Justice," for a Reason 142 -- Challenge 6 Stop Trying to Grow by Reducing: Boards Act Like Houdini, but Disappearing Is Forever 166 -- Challenge 7 End Executive Compensation Plans That Reward Mediocrity: The Bigger They Are, the Softer They Fall 196 -- Challenge 8 Communicate as a Consumer: A Customer Offensive and an Offensive Customer Are Two Different Things 214 -- Challenge 9 Make the Choice: Decline or Excellence in Business and Society 233.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585147655 (electronic bk.)
9780585147659 (electronic bk.)
0814405053
OCLC # 44963529
Additional Format Print version: Weiss, Alan, 1946- Good enough isn't enough--. New York : AMACOM, ©2000 0814405053 (DLC) 99030096 (OCoLC)41368300
Table of Contents
 Preface 
 Acknowledgments 
 Prologue 
 Introduction: How Good Companies Get That Way; How Great Companies Stay That Way1
Challenge 1Raise the Bar, Don't Lower It21
Challenge 2Create Accountability50
Challenge 3Reestablish Common Sense84
Challenge 4Create a Corporate Vision - The Ability to See Well115
Challenge 5End the Mindless Mantra of Litigation Threats142
Challenge 6Stop Trying to Grow by Reducing166
Challenge 7End Executive Compensation Plans That Reward Mediocrity196
Challenge 8Communicate as a Consumer214
Challenge 9Make the Choice: Decline or Excellence in Business and Society233
 Index245