March 25, 2008
News & Opinion: Finding It
Whatever happened to empowerment in organizations? What happened to taking initiative? Good will? Common sense?
Following are some titles that deal with empowerment. Just a little reminder for those who think that one person can't do anything to change the way another person, or for that matter, a company thinks.
Zapp! The Lightning of Empowerment by William C. Byham
Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will by Noel M. Tichy and Stratford Sherman
Heroz: Empower Yourself, Your Coworkers, Your Company by William Byham and Jeff Cox
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Dream Manager by Matthew Kelly
You're in Charge, Now What? by Catherine Fredman/Thomas J. Neff/James M. Citrin
Getting it Done: How to Lead When You're in Charge by Roger Fisher
Managing Your Boss by John J. Gabarro and John P. Kotter
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.