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The Ideal Executive

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Mastering Change... is an unrevised, unedited galley written by Mr. Adizes, Ph.D. It is a large book and written with the methodology that has helped solve many structural and funtional problems within management. Each seminar, each step leads to the next one..After having read and participated in this methodology people are convinced they want more, thy need more. The peo ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published August 25th 2004 by Adizes Institute (first published 2004)
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Volodymyr Stoyko
Mar 29, 2016 Volodymyr Stoyko rated it really liked it
"Десять років досвіду можуть відображати рік досвіду, який повторювався десять разів"

Здається, пора зробити паузу з бізнесовою літературою, а то я почав надтоприскіпливо оцінювати деякі робочі процеси, що заважає мені продукувати результати в часових рамках, які відповідають вимогам ефективності. Хоча, якщо вірити Іцхаку Адізесу - продуктивність та ефективність - поняття у своїй природі мало не протилежні. Тож знайти між ними гармонію в менеджменті, у тому числі і власного часу, завдання зовсім
Maxat B
May 10, 2016 Maxat B rated it it was amazing
This book provides a simple view on how people behave at work. After understanding different types of managers it becomes much easier to understand them, what they are trying to achieve and what they need from their employees. I recommend reading this book to all people regardless of their position in a company. The managers will understand their style and how they can collaborate with other managers, specialists will understand on how to work with their manager, people trying start up business ...more
Jan 11, 2016 Assel rated it liked it
Ideal executives are like ... unicorns! Great metaphor! As well as other descriptive means used in this book, the author made it very clear what qualities we look for in an ideal manager. However, he's also drawn what teams need to be built keeping in mind ideal manager's qualities to balance when you have a P(roducer), an A(dministrator), an E(ntrepreneur) and I(ntegrator).

The best thing I fancied in the book was a question posed before each chapter begins. It makes your reading focused and mo
Анна Юрченко
Занимательная книга, еще раз повторяет истину, что не бывает идеальных людей, и в том числе менеджеров. В легкой и занимательной форме автор рассказывает о своем открытии - что все качества менеджера можно разделить на 4 категории: P - Производитель, A - Администратор, E - Предприниматель, I - Интегратор.

Особо выглядит описание Стилей неправильного менеджмента, где Адизес показывает патологические типы, где выражена только одна из предложенных ранее им категорий.

Интересным и запоминающимся ост
May 31, 2016 Vadim rated it really liked it
Short book about characteristics of "ideal" executive. Much information with not so much description and practical appliance.
I heard audio version of this book twice, but can not remember most of information because of very high density of it. It would be much useful to read paper version, making notes and highlighting ideas.
Vasyl Shymanskyi
Прості істини, на перший погляд, які водночас розкладають все по поличкам. І, що найважливіше, я таки почав краще розуміти себе, а це найважливіше.

От тільки ця дивна манера ледь не на кожній сторінці згадувати інші свої книги... Якщо комусь сподобається, він і сам обов'язково їх шукатиме. Але то таке, до слова...
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Jul 07, 2016 Ілля Слаба rated it it was amazing
It`s a great book for all people, not for only businessmen, for each... Must read... ...more
Dmitry Trubnikov
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very interesting
Aug 12, 2013 Guillermo rated it liked it
The perfect executive does not exist. This book explains in great detail the underlying reasons why decisions are not made nor implemented effectively in the the organizations. A complete different paradigm!
Oct 06, 2011 Kirill rated it it was ok
Shelves: management, business
Фактически единственная мысль книги заключается в том, что менеджеры делятся на 4 типа (или их комбинации). Наверное полезная точка зрения, но я ожидал от книги большего.
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I really liked the PAEI concept.
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Ichak Adizes is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading management experts. Over the course of more than 40 years, he has developed and refined a proprietary methodology that enables corporations, governments, and complex organizations to accomplish exceptional results and manage accelerated change without destructive conflicts. Leadership Excellence Journal named him one of the Top 30 T ...more
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