March 26, 2007

News & Opinion: New Excerpt on Excerpts Blog!

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 7:58 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

We have a new excerpt up on the ol' excerpts blog. It's Chapter 9 from Ignited by Vince Thompson.
There comes a point when it's time for those in leadership to light a fire under every uninspired and discouraged group. Ignited is for middle managers who need an outline of clear, realistic steps to promote change within an organization.
In Chapter 9, Thompson talks about the common tendency to become inward-focused. He suggests that one step toward reshaping an organization is scouting The Landscape--the external influences on our world, customers, and competition.
Here's a direct link to the excerpt:

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.