The Managerial Grid III — A New Look at the Classic That Has Boosted Productivity and Profits for Thousands of Corporations Worldwide - Robert S. Blake; Jane S. MoutoonGulf Publishing Company, 1985, Hardback ..
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From the preface: “The Grid identifies major theories about how to exercise leadership in the pursuit of production with and through others. Each is presented within a systematic framework that permits the reader to see similarities and differences among them, to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and to develop conclusions regarding sound and unsound ways of leading. The consequences for productivity and creativity as well as personal career success and satisfaction are of enduring importance. Part I presents the Grid. It is introduced by a self-administering instrument in Chapter 1. An overview of the Grid framework is presented in Chapter 2. The next chapters, 3-7, discuss five different theories of leadership—9,1, 1,9, 1,1, 5,5, and 9,9. In Part II, the 9,9 leadership orientation is examined in greater depth, starting with Chapter 8 where the principles underlying a 9,9 orientation are introduced. Chapter 9 discusses when others should and should not be involved in decision-making activities and issues of critique. Chapter 10 focuses on specific aspects of a 9,9 orientation: management-by-objectives and the use of organizational rewards. Against this background, it is then possible to examine the three additional leadership theories — paternalism/maternalism, opportunism, and facades — that are presented in Part III, Chapter 11. Part IV is concerned with change. Chapter 12 explains how the Grid can be used to increase organizational effectiveness on an in-company basis. Appendices A and B report a conceptual analysis of current leadership theories and research evaluating the validity of the 9,9 orientation. Earlier literature, not included here, is referenced in the 1964 edition and extended in the 1978 edition.”
Size: 9¼" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 244
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