The Power of Strategic Commitment

Achieving Extraordinary Results Through Total Alignment and Engagement

The Power of Strategic Commitment

Authors: Josh Leibner, Gershon Mader, Alan Weiss, Ph.D.
Pub Date: May 2009
Print Edition: $24.95
Print ISBN: 9780814434406
Page Count: 288
Format: Paper or Softback

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Table of Contents




Chapter 1: Why Commitment TrumpsCompliance

Why Commitment Is More Important Than Ever

Chapter 2: What Is Strategic Commitment?

If It’s So Important, Why Don’t I Know About It?

Chapter 3: Working Back from the Future

How to Generate Strategic Commitment

Chapter 4: Pushing Through the Thermal Layer

How to Engage Middle Managers in Strategic


Chapter 5: Leading from the Front

“Follow me!” (Not, “I’ll Be There in a Minute .?.?.”)

Chapter 6: Taking a Stand—The Key to Strategic Commitment

Why the Aztecs Put a Stake in the Ground

Chapter 7: Building and Restoring Trust

Essential Competencies for Generating StrategicCommitment

Chapter 8: Return on Strategic Commitment

On Competitive Edge and Profit Margins

Chapter 9: Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way—HR at the Crossroads

The Role of HR in Generating Strategic Commitment

Chapter 10: Strategic Commitment as Organizational Lifestyle

Integrating the Process into Organizational DNA

Chapter 11: The Diversity of Strategic Commitment

There Is No Such Thing as “But We’re Different”

Afterword: Strategic Commitment IsEssential in Volatile Economies

Appendix: Tips, Techniques, and Tools for Generating, Monitoring, and Addressing Setbacks Related to Strategic



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