Lightning in a Bottle : Proven Lessons for Leading Change
David H. Baum
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From The Publisher:
Full of energy and insight, David Baum sparks ideas for executives and managers to embrace change. Baum has transformed his own talents from clown and fire-eater with three circus companies to lecturer at Whartons Executive Development Program and the California Institute of Technology. (Some may readily see the similarities of working in those capacities.) Baum imparts his enlightened thoughts on leading change in over 60 vignettes with titles like, Fish in Muddy Waters, Dont Eat Your Seed Corn, and Keep to the Short List. These essays impart memorable yet practical ideas to transform an organization.
Sometimes profound, sometimes hilarious, but always inspiring, change consultant David Baum offers leaders more than 60 lessons in coping with organizational change. Culled from Baums personal and professional experiences, these bite-sized anecdotes, reflections, and case studies impart memorable and practical nuggets of wisdom that leaders at all levels can implement.
—Angeles Arrien, Author of The Four-Fold Way
"An easy read and great reference. Lightning in a Bottle is full of good laughs and practical advice."
—Paul R. Sullivan, Director, Technology Applications and Research Shell International Exploration and Production
"This is a book of many jewels. David Baum has captured the best practices in business and entrepreneurial activities and translated them into bite-sized nuggets that are useful, illuminating, and often profound."
—Rick Little President and Founder, International Youth Foundation Former President of Americas Promise
"Entertaining, delightful, quite easily read, yet deeply profound. The reader will laugh, ponder and think then read on, more and more impressed with the importance of the subject and methodology for dealing with change suggested by this gifted author."
—John P. Flaherty, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania
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About the Author
David Baum, Ph.D., is president of D.H. Baum & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in complex system change. Major clients include a roster of the Who's Who of the Fortune 500, such as IBM, Eastman Kodak, Shell Oil, AT&T, and Merck & Company. He also devotes one month per year to pro bono projects, including conflict resolution in Belfast; tribal revitalization in Native American communities; and serving as lead consultant for President Clintons Summit for Americas Future, chaired by Colin Powell.
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