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Iterative Management Is Nimble Management
This book is a guide to the iterative organization, the only kind of organization that can learn and adapt fast enough to keep up in today’s world. For anyone running a team of managers, or advising someone who does, it describes the fundamental behaviors that create iteration, explains how to implement them, and includes videos and online assessment to get the process started. Iterate defines what management really is and helps readers create a fast, flexible, focused management team that does it well.
Ed Muzio, award-winning author, CEO, and “one of the planet’s clearest thinkers on management practice,” provides a research-based blueprint for a management team that will take the next best step for the organization in any situation. This book enables senior leadership, front line and middle management, and human resource executives to equip their teams with both knowledge and practical skills so that they not only understand their own purpose but also perform that purpose well amidst ever-changing conditions. Iterate will help readers create measurable business results on any management team, of any size, in any industry where complex work and frequent change are the norm.
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“Iterate presents one of the most notably unique, boldly original, and commonsensically practical approaches to managing teams to come along in years. Through the clever use of story, Ed Muzio walks you through scenario after scenario of how to take each reasonable, logical next step toward organizational success. He describes what to do and provides an entire kit of practical tools and videos to help you succeed. It’s a comprehensive curriculum for mastering management in an entirely new way.”
—JIM KOUZES, COAUTHOR OF THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE AND THE DEAN’S EXECUTIVE FELLOW OF LEADERSHIP, LEAVEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY
“Leaders feel pressure to make sure everything gets done but also empower and develop their people. Ed brings these opposite forces together with clear guidance that keeps the whole group performing yet ensures each individual will take responsibility for the big picture. Whether you lead a management team yourself or coach someone who does, Iterate is a must-read to get everyone going in the right direction—and the same direction—every step of the way.”
—MARSHALL GOLDSMITH, AUTHOR OF THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER, TRIGGERS
“Iterate is about the real work of managing managers. Ed Muzio’s message is clear and necessary in today’s working world—and it is delivered in each chapter through a diverse team of managers, each with unique and relatable behaviors, tasks, and styles. As entertaining as it is enlightening, Iterate will appeal to management teams everywhere.”
—KEN BLANCHARD, COAUTHOR OF THE NEW ONE MINUTE MANAGER® AND SERVANT LEADERSHIP IN ACTION
“Our organizations are complex systems. To find success, smart managers must iterate, embracing that complexity rather than wishing it would all go away. This book helps managers break through and lift their leadership and their teams to a new level.”
—MICHAEL BUNGAY STANIER, AUTHOR OF THE COACHING HABIT