Continuous Improvement: Insights for a Transformative World

Cam Caldwell, PhD
University of Illinois Springfield, Illinois, USA

Verl Anderson, DBA
Dixie State University, Professor of Management, St. George, UT, USA

Series: Management Science – Theory and Applications
BISAC: BUS041000

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Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick

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In today’s knowledge-, wisdom-, and information-based world, the challenge facing leaders and organizations is to be able to obtain employee commitment and to apply that dedication to constant improvement and change. In a world where technology is rapidly improving and knowledge is increasing exponentially in virtually every field, the ability to adapt and to innovate is essential to organization success and individual development. This book looks at continuous improvement at the individual, group, organizational, and societal levels and identifies commonalities and keys to success. It adopts a “transformative” perspective towards leadership, management philosophy, duties owed, and the obligation to constantly change. The authors/editors have written extensively about the need for leaders and organizations to refine their approach to change and improvement and this book combines their insights into one consolidated explanation.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Continuous Improvement in the Transformative Era: Introduction and Overview

Chapter 2. The Demand for Excellence and Why It Matters

Chapter 3. Obstacles to Change in a Low-Trust World

Chapter 4. Change from the Inside-Out: The Leader’s Necessity

Chapter 5. Change and Overcoming Fear: The Key is Empowerment

Chapter 6. Disruptive Innovation and Its Impact on Change

Chapter 7. Personal Improvement: A Lifelong Quest

Chapter 8. A Systems Approach to Change Management

Chapter 9. Continuous Improvement, Humility, and Repentance

Chapter 10. High Performance and Building Trust

Chapter 11. Keeping on Keeping on: The Cost of Greatness

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